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  • Jumpgate: Evolution - Trailer

  • Super Stu 09/10/2008

    Agreed.



    5 and half years ago I left Jumpgate, lured by EVE. Time to return to Evolutionary fold, as it were.
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  • Europe goes PlanetSide

  • Super Stu 07/05/2003

    Anyone fancy posting up some indepth beta comments? With retail being so close, surely the NDA has been lifted by now :)



    Personally, I've just delved into EVE Online, which went live proper yesterday, having beta'd that for a while. It's well tidy.
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  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of World War II

  • Super Stu 07/05/2003

    Sorry chaps.



    More BF1942 goodness == winner
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  • Midnight Club II

  • Super Stu 07/05/2003

    Aye, the general consensus, from those I've spoken to who've played it, is "ahh, fair play. nay bad".



    Played, Rockstar.
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  • Eurogamer launches anew

  • Super Stu 01/05/2003

    Bloody hell, boys. I leave for 5mins and the site goes all new and shiney on me!



    Nice :)



    Time for Welshy boy to make a 2nd coming.
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  • Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball

  • Super Stu 07/02/2003

    video evidence certified by an independent third party will be required before I surrender the fiver



    superstu.camwhores.com



    Mail me to arrange a time. Heh.

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  • Super Stu 05/02/2003

    [otto] - 05-Feb-2003

    A crisp new fiver to the man who successfully manages to knock one off to this game. I can't see how it can be done, myself. Unless you've got a copy of Razzle propped up next to the TV.




    I'll take that challenge, sir, un-aided by dubious literature.
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  • Super Stu 05/02/2003

    I'd just like to say... This game is fun.



    heh :)
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  • FreeLoader patched

  • Super Stu 07/02/2003

    I'm sorry, but more than one version of Freeloader in retail = Datel are a bunch of posteriors. Reply 0
  • Tron 2.0

  • Super Stu 30/01/2003

    I seem to recall bitching about this before, and its high required spec.



    Well, I got a fast PC now, so in true hypocritical stylee, bring it on!



    Heh
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  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

  • Super Stu 29/01/2003

    Console patching = teh win (apparently)

    PC patching = spawn of satan (apparently)



    Therein lies your fuss.
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    For online games, the only difference is that you occasionally might have to wait for about a minute while an update is downloaded.





    And if said delay adds another school girl costume to Kasumi, that's fine. If it's to up a dodgy frame rate - well, I probably won't have bought the game in the first place.
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Absolutely true, and this is a road to refinement that I hope the PC takes. I suspect there is an issue of cost - I guess we all like our fancy 512'd machines, with no disk swapping etc. If we're to have unified memory, it would have to be quick (to keep the gpu happy). nVidia et al wouldn't have to worry so much about memory bandwidth then, something I'm sure they'd be happy about.



    Anyway, I guess we are taking tentative steps down that path: nForce.



    AGP - nice idea, utimately a bit shaite.
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Xbox is a console with a PC architecture. Anyone who disagrees hasn't studied the hardware. Is it a "PC"? I assume "PC" still means IBM compatible, so as it lacks essential ingredients (monitor, keyboard, mouse, floppy etc), you can err on "no".



    Just think about it :) If you really need to, anyway.



    PS2 was built from the ground up thats right, built by Sony themselves. I hope the modified components in the Xbox didnt appear out of thin air. It was all built up from the start dufus. GC comes with a IBM processor, ATI graphics card, ram by some other company and whatever else. We dont call that a PC do we? All consoles run on the basic ram, graphics chip, processor etc...



    What he's saying is, the PS2 is custom from the ground up. The Xbox is off the shelf hardware sat on PC architecture.



    Cube's graphics processor is by ArtX. ATI rubber stamp their name on it.



    I don't know why everyone is so agreived for the Xbox to have a PC ancestry. For one it makes development easier, so we're more likely to see eye candy sooner. It also makes modding it easier, opening up the entire DC home brew scene all over again, plus it's cheaper to import games (if you didn't plump for import in the first instance).



    Relax guys, I'm glad my Xbox is technically a 'PC in a box'



    :)
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Matron



    :)
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    nvidia nv25 (or is it nv30)



    nv2a I think it was officially dubbed, an nv25 hybrid presumably.



    Re: PC - I would have thought it's the architecture that makes something PC-like. I suspect it should also be x86 compatible. Anyway, consoles don't have enough aluminium and neon tubes in the case to be considered PCs.



    Heh :)
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    My take:

    * Xbox isn't a PC



    How come when I FTP into my Xbox I see C, D, E and F drives listed ;)
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Problem is not all problems are obvious until they've been play tested extensively



    Indeed. It probably didn't occur to the developers of UC to switch off antialiasing to remedy the framerate issues until after they released the game.



    Still, framerate issues are devilish to detect, so we'll forgive them for that one.
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Just cause Xbox comes with a HD and Network adapter already installed don't make it a PC



    Actually, the underlying "PC-ness" of the Xbox is the very reason why homebrew modchips like Lpcmod are so easy to knock up.



    Standard architecture see. Those in the know have seen it all before and know how to exploit it.



    Notice, on the other hand, that the PS2 is a minor arsecake to mod.
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Patching is good



    Fixing obvious problems before the game goes gold is even better.
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  • Minter and Molyneux join forces

  • Super Stu 29/01/2003

    Day 1. Got up, smoked some dope, played with my kaleidoscope.

    Day 2. Fricked around with some llamas, wore a cardigan that stank of pee and had lots of insect life living in it

    Day 3. Switch on the C64. Too much effort to load my fortran compiler. Switched off the C64




    Sounds like a typical 3 days in the life of a Welshman, to me.
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Absolutely, a valleys boy if ever I saw one.



    And as it happens, my Yu Suzuki Game Works Vol1 turned up from Japan this morning. Afterburner, Outrun, Hang on, Power drift and Space Harrier loveliness.



    Shame I can't read the japanese text in the cracking book you get with it :/
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  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Clearly, all the best games are developed by Welshmen. Reply 0
  • Splinter Cell

  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    *plonk* Reply 0
  • Super Stu 27/01/2003

    Smelly teenagers and advising folk need to get out more?



    Oh do beg my pardon



    No, heh.
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  • Super Stu 26/01/2003

    Playing on a 52" plasma and Dolby EAX system



    Oh, and Dolby EX. EAX is Creative's 3D audio thing.
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  • Super Stu 26/01/2003

    If you use your PC in your front room then you need to get out more



    If you spend all that money on a 52" plasma you need to get out more.
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  • Who won our GeForceFX?

  • Super Stu 26/01/2003

    Al the winners have english sounding names !

    What's up with that ? Doesn't your sponsor cover foreign delivery costs ?



    Some of us have Welsh names :p
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  • Super Stu 24/01/2003

    Yay, I won sommit :) Reply 0
  • NTL attacks BT with Xbox

  • Super Stu 23/01/2003

    The reason it all sucks is because the staff population is composed of 16 year old idiots who failed their Home Economics GCSEs and have no idea which way the world is turning. Then you could always really hit the jackpot and get someone on the line who doesn't even speak English.



    I used to be one of these members of staff (at BTinternet, now BTopenworld)...



    ... and I have a Masters degree in Astrophysics.



    Don't jump the gun.
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  • What's New?

  • Super Stu 20/01/2003

    As you do. Reply 0
  • Unreal II goes gold

  • Super Stu 16/01/2003

    I havent tried lower the resolution from 1600x1200x32



    Oof. Run it at 1024 or 1280.. and I dare anyone without 20/20 vision to tell me there's any difference.
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  • ATI and NVIDIA fight for Xbox placing

  • Super Stu 16/01/2003

    Hmm, yeah, if they went ATI, presumably they'd have the A4 (or a3 is it?) chipset, instead of that pre-nForce thing.



    Regarding backwards compatibility... that's another big point. I guess the PCness of it makes it easier if games stick to directx, but if any direct hardware programming was done (has it been? anyone know?), then this clearly stuffs backwards compatiblilty. To be honest, it would be a shame to lose such a feature, especially given its architectural background (ie, hey.. get a new PC, play old games at a higher res! yay, etc.)
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  • Super Stu 16/01/2003

    tbh, having now bought one (and formatted that extra useless 2gig on the 10gig drive, heh), I'd loath to see the Xbox2 fall into the same niche. This machine, and the next, deserves to see some inspired programming, like we've seen on other machines. Reply 0
  • Super Stu 16/01/2003

    Hmm hang on, does this mean they're going down the same "PC in a box" road for this one?



    Don't they have any plans to turn a profit on these machines? Pft.
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  • Sony ships 50 millionth PS2

  • Super Stu 16/01/2003

    And just to address the entirely upbeat PS2ness of this story: GO XBOX. or something.



    50 million. Surely Sony must have a wee counter at head office, which counts upwards each day showing how many billions of Yen profit they're making off this machine. They'll have to add a few more zeros to it shortly at this rate.
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  • PS2 gets Splinter Cell exclusive

  • Super Stu 14/01/2003

    All this "exclusive" malarky is starting to get a bit shite. Reply 0
  • Chaser characters revealed

  • Super Stu 14/01/2003

    /me clears his throat and flexes his neck muscles.



    Generic FPS Shite.



    Oh yeah, I'm back baby.
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  • Age of Mythology

  • Super Stu 14/01/2003

    Forgot I posted that. I stand by my positive comment tho :) Reply 0
  • Super Stu 17/12/2002

    AoM is the don Reply 0
  • Rez receives special recognition in Japan

  • Super Stu 30/12/2002

    If you haven't managed to find a cheap copy (like me) and you're broke (like me), I hired it for 5 days from Blockbuster for 2.75



    Bargain.
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  • Capcom goes to the movies

  • Super Stu 27/11/2002

    PN03 looks reet gorgeous, doesn't it. Reply 0
  • What's New?

  • Super Stu 25/10/2002

    Yay, my PC bits just arrived. Can't believe how nice the ASUS ti4200 heatsink looks, gold swirly thing it is.



    and the heatsink/fan for the cpu (amd 2200) is the size of my fist! literally!



    I've clearly been out of touch with PC stuff.
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  • Super Stu 25/10/2002

    Lo all. Just thought I'd say hello after a brief absence. I even had a "oi, where are you?" email :) I'm just sat here eagerly awaiting the courier van to pull up outside with my new PC bits. yay. Reply 0
  • Free Xbox when you buy five games

  • Super Stu 25/10/2002

    BGIE



    Oh pallleeezzzzzzzzeee, give me a break with from biased, short-sighted assumptions.





    MS Linux.
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  • UT2003 patch details

  • Super Stu 14/10/2002

    www.overclockers.co.uk dont stock 1066 rambus. SHITE! Gotta go hunting for it now. Reply 0
  • Super Stu 14/10/2002

    Nem... I had the R1 20th Anni Tron dvd months and months ago. February I think it came out ;) Reply 0