PC or Console gamers, what are you playing?

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    No Thanks. Until its a hologram, I think game graphics have gotten about as realistic looking as they are going to.
    Oh please!

    I guess we won't need more than 640kb RAM either? Those kinds of statements never turn out to be true...
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    Some time ago, I also did a re-run on Planescape Torment. I should finish it again someday.
    I'm thinking of playing Knights of the Old Republic 2 again, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    enough with the bull****
    Calm down Indigo. We are having a nice chat. No one is getting angry, spamming, trolling, annoying or any other ing. What? You didn't see my post as funny? I was trying to be funny. I believe Elysia understood it as such.

    Anyways,

    Some time ago, I also did a re-run on Planescape Torment. I should finish it again someday.
    That surely brings back memories! I don't have it any more. One of the few oldies that got missing from my collection (probably lend it to someone who never returned it). I still have disks dating as far back as Pool of Radiance, which don't work anymore

    Awsome game anyways. Torment was awesome storytelling.
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I just set up UAE on my eee pc, so now I can play all my old Amiga games. Found a linux port of Gens too, which is nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    That surely brings back memories! I don't have it any more. One of the few oldies that got missing from my collection (probably lend it to someone who never returned it). I still have disks dating as far back as Pool of Radiance, which don't work anymore

    Awsome game anyways. Torment was awesome storytelling.
    It sure was. Pretty darn cool with its story. One of the best up to date, I think.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    It sure was. Pretty darn cool with its story. One of the best up to date, I think.
    I believe so too. As far as RPGs are concerned, the best storytelling was in Planescape Torment. And since we are on the subject, on FPS it's my opinion we still need to experience a better storytelling than System Shock 2. That game really proved there can be more to pure FPS than blind shooting. Well, in fact the character choices at the beginning and the way you were forced to play them is enough evidence of this fact.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Hehehe, well I don't like FPS at all, so I can't say anything there.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    You should give system shock 2 a try one day. The story was awesome and with many twists, Shyamalan-type. I would say however that System Shock, the first, would need to be played in order to better understand and appreciate the story in 2.

    But if you don't like the genre anyways, probably not worth it anyways. I know how it goes. Everyone tries to convince me Oblivion is awesome RPGing and... there's no convincing me. I don't like that style of RPG.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    But if you don't like the genre anyways, probably not worth it anyways. I know how it goes. Everyone tries to convince me Oblivion is awesome RPGing and... there's no convincing me. I don't like that style of RPG.
    Well, I don't like the genre at all. I always playing in 3P with Oblivion.
    I don't know if to call Oblivion an RPG, though... it's more like an adventure.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Well, I don't like the genre at all. I always playing in 3P with Oblivion.
    I don't know if to call Oblivion an RPG, though... it's more like an adventure.
    It'd say it fits the definition of an RPG pretty perfectly. Perhaps you feel this way because you're just used to turn-based RPGs?
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    I pretty much just play Crysis right now... download/play user created levels (some good/some bad) from crysis-maps.com. I've got an XBox 360 that I haven't touched in almost a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    It'd say it fits the definition of an RPG pretty perfectly. Perhaps you feel this way because you're just used to turn-based RPGs?
    No, I mainly say it because there's just no options to select.
    You can't choose the attitude of your character.
    If you choose to be bad, you can kill people you shouldn't and they'll never revive.
    Oblivion limits you a lot in these things.
    And I don't really feel like it's an RPG either... it feels more like an adventure.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Very true! Many things these days are called RPG for no other reason than... well, I've seen DOOM III being called an RPG on IGN once... So I don't even know why they do it.

    Many games have diluted being no longer true to this or that specific genre. All it needs is to have a little background story and some character interaction to become an RPG, which is in my opinion a mistake.

    On the other hand, the technology evolved so much (on par with the medium where games are distributed) that it allows very many different things to be put into one single game, that the mistake is probably trying to label them with a genre.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk_mp5kpdw View Post
    I've got an XBox 360 that I haven't touched in almost a year.
    I can give you my address. I'll pay postage
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    If Oblivion in an rpg, then Zelda is an rpg too
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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