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PC Gaming / Re: Steam, The Ultimate Online Game Platform
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:01:19 PM »
You think that goes for everyone?
How much u gonna play valve and blizzard games over and over?
And maybe you can do it, but some of us still want other games...

All i'm saying is that valve is still going to be selling games from other developers as well as themselves over steam... on Windows 8.
Watch and see.

The counter point to all this is indie games. Indie games are smaller, the developer committment is much less to put out the linux ports. The extra income actually affects their bottom line so they're inclined to do it, especially if they're a hit indie game. And a lot of indie games are really good. That's where I do more and more indie gaming these days thanks to the Humble Bundles and Desura.

When Steam on Linux comes out, that is probably all you're going to see for a few years is indie games and all the old games that Epic and id used to port to linux before their rising costs and piracy fears made them conservative console developers. That's fine by me.

Case in point is the Humble Bundles. Those are all major indie hits and they all have linux ports (They need them to be admitted, so the Humble Bundles are partially responsible for the success of indie gaming on Linux). The sales charts always show us a bit less than a 1/4 of all sales, same as the Mac people and we pay more. So there is definitely an audience.

To me Linux on the desktop will win when the people currently using it can run all the apps they want on it natively and easily. The best sign of that is looking at the top ten list of apps people run using Wine. That's basically Steam and Valve games, Blizzard games, office and photoshop. We're never getting photoshop or office. Now we have Valve. Only a matter of time.

Sony PlayStation / Re: Official GATT Playstation Network Handler List
« on: September 17, 2009, 10:34:28 PM »
I haven't been on this forum in ages, but I did just get my ps3.

I'm chrisyeem . I'll add everyone on the main list asap.

what games do you play online?

As of right now, I'm working my way through older single player games like darkness, condemned 2 and uncharted 1. Right now I'm playing gta4. I do play fat princess online though. Every time I'm online I think I'm the only one with a headset so I never know if it works or not.

Wii friend code
8831 9296 0533 6805
Smash bros brawl friend code
1726 5741 9085

Sony PlayStation / Re: Official GATT Playstation Network Handler List
« on: September 05, 2009, 06:58:37 AM »
I haven't been on this forum in ages, but I did just get my ps3.

I'm chrisyeem . I'll add everyone on the main list asap.

PC Gaming / Re: WoW players
« on: January 07, 2009, 12:10:37 PM »
Cool. I'm in deadmines now. I actually ran through deadmines with a lvl74 human rogue friend. it was ridiculous easy and took the fun out of it, although that was offset somewhat by just liming with him with voice chat (aka cellphone).

My Quest Log still shows another Dungeon in Deadmines. I'm not sure what it's about. Have to double check. There's one or two other quests that take place there too. I guess I'll be one of those lfg for dm guys in a bit.

PC Gaming / Re: WoW players
« on: January 06, 2009, 02:40:17 PM »
alliance for now.

still haven't gotten around to trying out horde yet. that pesky real life always pulling me away.

my main dude right now is the lvl 19 gnome warlock on dunemaul

incidentally wow plays pretty much flawlessly on linux using wine. quite astonishing. wine ftw. that and this made me think twice to try it out:

PC Gaming / Re: WoW players
« on: January 05, 2009, 06:27:01 PM »
I started literally 5 days ago. my first mmo. I guess I'm one of those noobs that they're referring to. have 4 toons, 2 on antonidas, one on executus and one on dunemaul. nobody over level 20 yet. still have much to do.

so just to be sure, cenarion circle is the usual trini place?

PC Gaming / Re: A disturbing trend: Buggy Games
« on: January 05, 2009, 06:08:18 PM »
with Mass Effect, when i had my 8400gs then my 8600gt i was getting crashes and blue screen and thing but less with d 8600gt so i say is d card or drivers or somthing cause i try GTA4 with a 8800gt with latest Drivers 180. and it buggy but then i use 169. it working nice but just a lil laggy
I have a 9500gt. The minimum version that works with the card is 177. rolled back to that and mass effect still didn't work. so far, it's gotten frozen consistently in the very first cutscene right after some fancy gun shoots a blue beam. I got around that by lowering graphics settings.

The next point that it's been freezing is right after that when you take your guy and starting talking to the very first weird alien dude right after. no amount of changing graphics or audio settings has fixed that so far.

Software, Security, Programming and Internet / Re: Ubuntu Question
« on: January 05, 2009, 05:59:11 PM »
but dont understand how to update the flash in firefox for ubuntu

anyone know?

then choose Linux, then deb for Ubuntu 8.04+

They also have an alpha of the 64-bit Flash for Linux. For once Linux is the first to get something in this department as none of the other platforms have a 64-bit version yet.

PC Gaming / Re: A disturbing trend: Buggy Games
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:38:14 PM »
Here's the Mass Effect is buggy forum thread. It's giant.

Media / Re: The Last Airbender
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:36:24 PM »
It was a show on Nickelodeon after all, even if it was incredible. So we can't put that kinda thing past them. They probably had to please some sort of executive somewhere.

Media / Re: Fringe on Fox Tuesday nights
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:32:18 PM »
I think it's inferior to X-Files. Unlike X-Files, it's completely un-subtle and the episodes progress like CSI episodes which is to say they don't. But it is oddly compelling, they have a focused main story arc that they are addressing and the episodes are getting better.

The only reason to watch is Denethor from LoTR, John Noble. He's hilarious.

PC Gaming / Re: Mass Effect (PC)
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:48:22 AM »
Guess I'm unlucky but I'm experiencing some issues with this game. Started a new profile and whenever the ship lands on Eden Prime the game 'blacks out' and I can't see anything. A patch would be very welcome.

I'm getting similar issues. The game is ridiculously buggy.

PC Gaming / A disturbing trend: Buggy Games
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:36:32 AM »
I've recently purchased Assassin's Creed Director's Cut for PC and Mass Effect for PC. I also bought and played through Gears of War for PC awhile back.

Gears of War uses the Games for Windows thingy and apparently you need at least a free silver Live account to save the single player game which is ludicrous in and of itself. Logging it in to Live was the most error-prone buggy thing I had ever seen. I had to download two patches and try it a million times. lame.

Assassin's Creed shipped with a known issue stated in the readme where sound wouldn't play because of the hardware accelaration on the on-board sound controller. I have a on-board SoundMax HD Audio controller which has to be relatively common. weak.

Mass Effect however is the worst. It's the buggiest steaming load of crap I've ever come across. It literally crashes every 3-5 minutes. Often in predictable spots. I've tried it with every combination of graphical settings I could think of. Don't these fools know anything about QA. It's been out for months and only had one patch that barely updated or fixed anything.

I heard that GTA4 is another suspect, also sporting the weak Games for Windows infrastructure and being really buggy.

And they wonder why the PC audience is dwindling. Has anyone else had these kinda problems?

PC Gaming / Re: Question bout 64x bit and 32x bit
« on: January 01, 2009, 04:26:00 AM »
I'm sure it's been said already by this point, but the 32-bit OS can only see up to 3GB. Not 4GB. The reason being is that the 4th GB is used by the OS for memory mapped I/O. the addresses in the last gig represent hardware device addresses/commands so they aren't used for anything else. Everything else sits in the 3GB. All modern OSes do it that way. Makes it easier to program for, i think.

As for 64-bit, Vista's limit is up to 128GB except for Vista Home Basic and Premium which have an arbitrary limit of 8GB and 16GB respectively.

Media / Re: Max Payne Movie
« on: September 25, 2008, 02:53:34 AM »

Here's another trailer. Looks very promising. Has the over the top grim style of the games. I'm not sure about Mila Kunis as Mona Sax though. On the other hand, I did buy Keri Russell in MI:3 so I could just be nitpicking.

Also just how does one embed a flash video in here. I thought I would put the contents of the src attribute in the embed tag of the embed code in between the [ flash ] bbcode tags, but that obviously didn't work.

fortunately it was fixed awhile ago. the updates are out

Software, Security, Programming and Internet / Re: Ubuntu Question
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:37:42 AM »

it's how i access my ubuntu partition from xp. the screenshots on the site have vista shots, but i haven't tried it with that. i ought to

Media / Re: Official Iron-man the movie Thread
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:35:18 AM »
arguably the best comic book movie to come out to date

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