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As there doesn't seem to be a forum for general games discussion and also so I won't start many threads on different games I thought I'd do a new thread here.


The new shots of XBox360 SC4 look rather good. They're still using Unreal 2 or 2.5 engine on it. They've got the Unreal 3 engine but will use it for further SC games, possibly with Fisher in them.


Check the shots here:



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Yep looks very nice. However till I see it running i'm not holding my breath. Usually all these promo shots are touched up. The final game in action looks toned down due to fps problems. As a matter of fact I see no reason to upgrade my cpu to play it. Doing so would cost more than an Xbox 360.


What is required for SC 4 is:

CPU: P4 3.0Ghz or AMD equivalent

Ram: 1GB

Videocard: supporting shaders 3.0 (GeForce 6 and 7 series, ATI X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900 series)



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The minimum for SC4 I read is like a Penitum 4 3.0ghz. Plus probably direct x 9 and above compliant video card. Basically insane.


Currently I can play games like Far Cry, Doom 3, just fine. Not at full graphics but that dosen't bother me. My point is I see no reason to upgrade anymore. No game is coming out that makes me go "I want this now."


As a matter of fact the only PC games I am considering perchasing are Prey and Bill Rope/Flag Ship Studios Hellgate:London. Just because it's him and he made Diablo 1 and 2 with his team. Plus those engines are way more customizable to run on a wide range of machines. Splintercell is either you lag gameplay, lag somewhere in between, or run it good. That is because of the freaking shadows which are intense and can't be turned off, only set to low detail.


Game looks great but you know same old same old. =P Just listen to what Oddity says. He knows like I do that the PC games industry is stale. Very few innovations.


I also recently purchased a gamecube. For 139$ I got 5 great games and 2 controllers, memory card, and the system itself. What could I get for 139$? ATI Radeon 9800 pro card and hitman contracts. So I chose the gamecube, greater value.



If there is ONE game i'm definately wanting to try out is Gear of War for the Xbox 360. Epic Games, nuff said.

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Where did you read the requirements?! Pixel Shaders v3.0 REQUIRED? So they are dropped all ATI cards except for the absolute last generation? Why do they even have to do that? The game works on the Xbox 360 which as far as I know only supports up to Pixel Shaders v2.0. Or am I wrong? Either way, they're closing off a pretty big portion of the market I think :blink:


This is probably the first game to require the absolute latest Pixel Shaders version. The only other similar requirements I've seen is for Pixel Shaders v1.4 (or 1.3, not sure), which means every card since the Ge Force 4 era can play them -_-


Man I was really looking forward to this game, I didn't like the previous of the series but all the gameplay videos of this one look absolutely fantastic :(

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It's all about the single player experience. So far all of their games have been well done. However I only wish there was more replay options. Once I finished each Splintercell, I felt very little reason to play them again. I


If there were unlockables and hidden things it would be more interesting. So to answer your question it will be good but I want some replay features. Maybe I should write to them.


Edit: I just found this at the main page http://www.splintercell.com


You will be able to affect the outcome of your game. So you can play as a bad guy as much as you want. That's pretty cool. So it looks to be worth checking out.


Just also noticed it's for all platforms. Hopefully the Gamecube version will be worth checking out.


BTW I happen to know what causes the plotline. Something has happend to Sam which I won't reveal since I don't wanna ruin it for everyone. It's gonna be an epic game this time around :).


If you must know however here is a preview which reveals a plotline in the game. You are warned!


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Anyone played the Call of Cthulhu around here yet?

Too late to save us but try to understand

The seas were empty -- there was hunger in the land

We let the madmen write the golden rules

We were just Children of the Moon

We're lost in the middle of a hopeless world

Children, Children of the Moon watch the world go by

Children, Children of the Moon are hiding from the Sun and the Sky


© The Alan Parsons Project - Children of the Moon

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Anyone played the Call of Cthulhu around here yet?



I know you were asking for folk here but try http://www.metacritic.com/search/process?s...p;x=15&y=10


metacritic is the best place to look for reviews from mags, websites etc. I prefer it to gamerankings.


Check also there Ishtvan.

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Some screens for Gears of War:




Looks ace. I like that derelict building one. It looks like a good Thief style place. Could be a cardle like expereince. http://www.computerandvideogames.com/media...shot_159549.jpg


This looks nice too:





dunno if this is Gears: http://www.beyondunreal.com/staff/raffib/f...stonehaven3.jpg



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