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  1. i think that we have a better chance of seeing a remastered version of Kotor 1 & 2 than we do a full on third game. just my 2 pennies.
  2. new patch out for the PC version, for those of us that have been waiting. its only 80MB, but it does address a lot of the major bugs. haven't tested it just yet, but i'll get to that soon. Patch notes here Update - after some testing, the game is considerably more stable. its a bit odd given that the patch didn't specifically address stability issues, but hey, i'll take it.
  3. awesome stuff. never got a chance to play a couple of those titles. well, no time like the present.
  4. well, i'm not saying your crazy; i'm just saying that i can't duplicate your problem. i can pull up Kotor's page on Google Play right now with no trouble on my tablet and by browsing from my desktop (its currently #95 on the Top Paid Games tab).
  5. good question. i bought and downloaded the game straight from Google Play. ($4.99, for those interested.) if you do get it, remember that you'll need about 2.2 GB of storage space for the install and saved games.
  6. done some more research. my GPU is a bit too far behind on the generation scale to support Mantle. as such, i can't even enable Mantle on my computer. so, that kinda busts that idea. in the meantime, running in windowed mode doesn't seem make a significant difference in the DX crashes. its really frustrating when i can crank up the settings for games like Rome 2: TW, Crysis 2, Alien: Isolation, and the new Thief. even better, those games have no stability problems, either. and from what i hear, the console versions even had stability problems immediately after launch which leads me to believe that trying to beat the Christmas rush was far too optimistic of a goal for Bioware/EA. why is this lesson such a difficult one to learn for these developers??
  7. tis a sad day indeed. used to get lots of stuff for sound systems just because you could come up with some crazy adapter solutions for some of the old video and sound equipment.
  8. been waiting for this for a while. definitely going to be a permanent install on my tablet.
  9. so, let me get this straight: i bought the game on the opening week, and it ran pretty good on my system (31 FPS on the ingame benchmark tool). after the patch on Dec 9, my FPS avg drops to 24 FPS, and the game is extremely unstable as its causing DirectX to crash like crazy especially during cutscenes. things that helped: running the game on my monitors native resolution. for some reason, the game is more stable on the native res of 1920x1200 vs 1920x1080, which sounds like an issue with AMD's Mantle tech (specs below). the other thing that helped was updating my graphics driver to the latest Omega release from AMD. had to get the beta drivers initially before the Dec 9 patch because AMD had a working hotfix for the problem, and while the Omega release helps, its still a very unstable game. anyways, the game is all but unplayable for me, so i'm waiting for the next patch to continue my playthrough. my PC specs: AMD PhenomII X4 955 @ 3.2GHz AMD Radeon 5850 1GB 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM Win 7 x64 SP1 Creative Sound Blaster X Fi
  10. best goalie performance in the history of the Cup, and we still lost.
  11. i went downtown to watch the game here in my hometown. the atmosphere was like watching an NFL playoff game where everyone in the bar was pulling for the same team. it was loud; the beer was flowing; and we got rowdy. it was just awesome to be with other Americans getting into a game like that, and it wasn't American football. looking forward to USA v GER!!!
  12. if you don't already know, the Steam summer sale is going on right now. if you don't know what it is, well, lets just say that sales are happening like mad. yesterday, i spotted Skyrim with all the expansions for $20!! there's plenty of other things that are on sale, and the sales change on a daily basis. my grab bag so far: Sleeping Dogs +DLC - $8 FEAR +Exp Packs - $5 Halo: Spartan Assault - $2.50 RAGE - $5 Worms Reloaded GotY - $5 crossing my fingers for a sale on Watch Dogs and the new Wolfenstein game.
  13. i'll be watching the US and the Germans. gonna be interesting.
  14. i'm kinda partial to chipotle-based sauces from Tabasco and Texas Pete. good, smokey goodness.
  15. well, thats the beauty and the curse of the PC hardware market. there's lots of options, and an extra $100 can make a big difference in performance. that said, the fact that you can build a pretty serious gaming rig for $450-600 is just awesome. just don't forget about things like the operating system, optical drives, and matching up USB 3.0 motherboards with a compatible case.
  16. based on current pricing conditions, an AMD processor actually might be the way to go. i just wouldn't go with the ultra-low end option you went with. i would go with the AMD FX-6300 chip. it has 6 cores, and it will hold its own against most Intel chips. the best part is the price: $119 @ Newegg. its tough to beat that kind of performance at that price. it will raise the price of the build, but the performance boost will be worth it. the other thing to point out is graphics. this is where you want to spend most of your money since it has the biggest effect on game performance. if you're looking for more of a bargain, try the AMD R7 260X. the closest card from Nvidia in that price range is the GeForce GTX 750 Ti, which costs an extra $40 ($110 vs $150 on Newegg). if you want to consider spending more than that, the Nvidia GTX 760 would give you a lot of bang for your money. the pricetag is a bit heavier at $250, though.
  17. i don't know where you get your info, but there's no way i'd make a blanket statement like that. and, no, AMD chips put out just as much, if not more, heat than Intel chips. i use a closed loop water block on my Phenom 2 X4 because the boxed cooler was getting too hot and noisy (temp drop of >10C with new cooler at load). @jjb75 - i noticed that you tried to keep a budget around $450. is that your limit, or do you have room to spare?? computers are similar to cars, afterall. speed costs money. how fast do you want to go??
  18. in the end, this can be a good thing. from a writer's perspective, its frustrating at best to find out that your work has been rendered null and void by an established fanbase because you didn't read a book/comic that you didn't even know existed until the hatemail starts flooding your way. just my two pennies.
  19. oh yeah, those guys rock, and i've been a huge fan of theirs since they debuted their first album. the album pictured is Storm the Gates of Hell, and its my favorite. gotta say that their latest stuff is still top notch, though.

  20. i wouldn't call myself a huge Daft Punk fan, but i've definitely been wanting to see some new stuff from them for a while now (the Tron: Legacy soundtrack only partially counts in my book). been getting my electro fix from Deadmau5 and assorted dubstep, but i could really use a shot of their creativity.
  21. oh snap, the choices.... the choices..... TV: Star Trek: TNG Star Trek: Enterprise Firefly Doctor Who Movies: Serenity Blade Runner Pitch Black Star Trek III, IV Star Trek (2009) Wall-E Jurassic Park, The Lost World Alien, Aliens Predator, Predators Minority Report Iron Man Avatar Games: Halo franchise Mass Effect trilogy Crysis 1, 2 Dead Space 1, 2 AVP 2 Half Life 2 Starcraft and i'm sure that those lists could be expanded way, way out further...
  22. well, the wheels of the business bus just keep on turning. had to figure that Disney would cut these projects given LA's recent track record. i am, however, hoping that 1313 will get picked up by a third party dev because that one looked very promising. the real question on whether it gets picked up, though, is whether or not LA had made any truly significant progress on the game or not. putting out a cool demo for a trade show is one thing, but having a product that is mostly complete is something else altogether (Colonial Marines, i'm staring you down. )
  23. done! should make for an interesting set of data. good luck with the project!!
  24. just finished the single player portion of the game. the ending was very good if not a tad predictable. pretty much everything i stated earlier still applies, so i'm not going to repeat myself. just my two cents: if you're looking for a game with a strong female lead, this is one of the best. personally, i think that having a game with something other than a white male for a lead protagonist is refreshing, and i really liked that she wasn't some sex queen with barely any clothes on. this version of Lara Croft comes across as a very real woman placed in a very extraordinary situation, and i think that its high time that video games in general do this sort of thing. the whole badass white dude thing is getting very cliche. as for the game itself, i give it a very solid 8/10.
  25. for the record, i have this game, and i've been playing it for a good long time. reminds me of the Uncharted games in a lot of ways when it comes to gameplay which is a very good thing. don't care much for the cover system in combat, but its functional. the story itself, however, is intriguing, but certainly not up the standards of most story-heavy games that i've played. really, the best part of the game is the development of Lara Croft. she's not some sexed up Indiana Jones wannabe anymore, and in particular, she's one hell of a tough cookie. the best part of her development is how the devs get you to be emotionally tied to the events that happen to her throughout the game. for those of you that love single-player content, this one has a bunch. i'm about 15 hrs in, and quite truthfully, i'm not sure when the game is going to end due to how the story likes to throw Lara curveballs right when you think that you've got it. i think i'm nearing the end, but i really don't know if i am or not.
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