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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby aaron_stacey » Sat May 16, 2009 6:36 pm

Fear 2 is still giving me headeches lol
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby CrapyMike » Mon May 18, 2009 11:39 am

i just finishe 50 cent blood on the sand, its the most ridiculous thing ever :lol:
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Mon May 18, 2009 4:21 pm

CrapyMike wrote:i just finishe 50 cent blood on the sand, its the most ridiculous thing ever :lol:

Isn't that the 50-cent-takes-on-the-Taliban game? I honestly haven't got a clue how the first one deserved a sequel... :rolleyes:

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby wintermourn » Mon May 18, 2009 4:23 pm

RedTeamWins wrote:
CrapyMike wrote:i just finishe 50 cent blood on the sand, its the most ridiculous thing ever :lol:

Isn't that the 50-cent-takes-on-the-Taliban game? I honestly haven't got a clue how the first one deserved a sequel... :rolleyes:



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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Malefic » Wed May 20, 2009 10:40 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF3fED8EXl4

The only reason I haven't sold my PS3.

SotC was fucking amazing, probably best game on the PS2. Excited about this already, gonna try and avoid it when it comes into work.

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby fluffymoo » Wed May 20, 2009 6:22 pm

Still hooked on L4D, but I've started playing The Longest Journey as well - I'm not convinced whether it's worth completing or not though. It's a tad slow with all the conversations, but I do like the story.
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Freakshow Nightmare » Wed May 20, 2009 7:41 pm

I'm reading this thread and salivating . My computer's dead at the moment, so I've lost contact with all my precious games, Crysis, Fear 2, Fallout 3, ALL OF THEM :(
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby RedTeamWins » Wed May 20, 2009 10:05 pm

Anyone else noticed how the GI Joe film looks suspiciously like crackdown?

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby WoRLoKKeD » Wed May 20, 2009 10:12 pm

Thought this might interest some people (If you haven't seen it yet)
Team Fortress 2: Meet The Spy!
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Johnny Tightlips » Wed May 20, 2009 10:29 pm

I don't know if this has already been discussed but seeing as there are a good few PC gamers on here, what are your specs? I'm currently running-

Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHz
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby WorMzy » Wed May 20, 2009 11:22 pm

Wow, an i7 user. What do you think, worth the effort of upgrading your mobo, or stick with Core 2?


Sakura is made up of:
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Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 @ 2.66GHz.
RAM: 3GB (2x1GB, 2x512MB Patriot DDR2 Bladed. Not sure what frequency they are, and I can't be arsed to restart to bios to find out.)
Graphics: 2x GeForce 8800GTX's @786MB RAM each (SLI-enabled).
Hard Drives: 2x Samsung 1TB HDD's in RAID 0 & 1x Generic 250GB HDD.

I only wish I had a 64-bit OS so that I could use all my RAM. I'm waiting to see how well Windows 7 fares before I make a decision about buying it though. XP Pro isn't supported by Microshaft anymore, and I barely trust 32-bit Vista to work with fully compatible drivers. My hopes aren't high for Windows 7, but hell's about due for a snow day.
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Johnny Tightlips » Wed May 20, 2009 11:32 pm

WorMzy wrote:Wow, an i7 user. What do you think, worth the effort of upgrading your mobo, or stick with Core 2?


Sakura is made up of:
Mobo: nForce 680i SLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 @ 2.66GHz.
RAM: 3GB (2x1GB, 2x512MB Patriot DDR2 Bladed. Not sure what frequency they are, and I can't be arsed to restart to bios to find out.)
Graphics: 2x GeForce 8800GTX's @786MB RAM each (SLI-enabled).
Hard Drives: 2x Samsung 1TB HDD's in RAID 0 & 1x Generic 250GB HDD.

I only wish I had a 64-bit OS so that I could use all my RAM. I'm waiting to see how well Windows 7 fares before I make a decision about buying it though. XP Pro isn't supported by Microshaft anymore, and I barely trust 32-bit Vista to work with fully compatible drivers. My hopes aren't high for Windows 7, but hell's about due for a snow day.


The i7 is pretty fucking blistering :lol: Definatly wait a bit for them to come down in price though, especially considering you'll have to get a new mobo and ideally new RAM (the i7's prefer DDR3 - and of course don't forget that DDR3 works in trio rather than dual channels, something I ALMOST forgot :lol: ).

My new landlord was chatting to me about some i7's he had been overclocking recently...actually managed to get a 920 to clock from 2.67Ghz to 4Ghz...before the mobo blew :rofl:

Best thing about my system by far is the GFX card though, its fucking mental. I ended up having the buy the Coolermaster case because it was the biggest case I could get hold of as the X2 models are SO big (being essentially 2 4850's welded together) that it wouldn't in any other case (it being too long!). The fact that it has 4 DVI outputs is pretty funny too...quad display anyone? :D

I still haven't tested it properly, but I think the most I've pushed it to is to turn every setting up to max on Far Cry 2 and turn every extra on...and it didn't even bat an eyelid :lol: load times were still mere seconds and didn't get even one nano-second of lag anywhere in the game.

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby WorMzy » Wed May 20, 2009 11:47 pm

Schweeet. How much did that set up cost you then, or do you try not to think about that? :P

If I turn SLI off, I can have up to four displays (two DVI ports per graphics card), but I barely have enough room on my desk for one monitor, let alone four. :lol:

Do you use any gaming peripherals? I have a Razer Lachesis Mouse, Destructor Mousemat, and Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Keyboard, and they're pretty nifty.
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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby Johnny Tightlips » Wed May 20, 2009 11:53 pm

WorMzy wrote:Schweeet. How much did that set up cost you then, or do you try not to think about that? :P

If I turn SLI off, I can have up to four displays (two DVI ports per graphics card), but I barely have enough room on my desk for one monitor, let alone four. :lol:

Do you use any gaming peripherals? I have a Razer Lachesis Mouse, Destructor Mousemat, and Lycosa Mirror Special Edition Keyboard, and they're pretty nifty.


Came to about £1100, but I actually paid £880 as I got 20% tax knocked off the total price (bought it via my parents company).

Nah bog standard peripherals for me I'm afraid! I think I mentioned a few pages back that I've never bothered with any gaming specific stuff, just stick to my Logitech keyboard and Microsoft Intellimouse (lasted me 8 years and counting!). I'm sure the gaming specific stuff is awesome to use and such, but I've been happy getting my gaming achievments/playing in top clans etc... with what I have :)

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Re: Computer Games Thread

Postby WorMzy » Thu May 21, 2009 12:29 am

Ah well. If it does the job, it does the job, right?

I just got sick of cheap "tescos own" keyboards and mice not lasting more than ten minutes, so I splashed out on some high quality stuff. It doesn't make much difference to your gaming - if you have skill, you have skill - but the on-the-fly dpi switcher is a god send for games like TF2, where it's useful to switch between high and low dpi depending on your class.

Plus, I love the lighting effects. xD
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