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#21 Siriusfox

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 06:57 PM

BF1942
Not the game, but the fact that I could spend the extra cash I have now, and have an OK gaming machine for it.

VS, my 16MB Video Ram, 450Mhz, PowerMac G4.

I'm just gonna have to wait before I can play any of the wonderful games we have now.
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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:18 PM

Right now, the prospect of buying a YechsBox360 to play The Elder scrolls 4: Oblivion is killing me. Gah. Refuse to buy a PC. Don't want to buy a YechsBox360. Want to play Oblivion. Argh!

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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:32 PM

I used to have a PC and I was able to play almost anything I wanted to really.

But XBOX is my darkside. KOTOR got me hooked.
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Posted 08 August 2005 - 07:42 PM

Lord Brixton, on August 8th 2005, 02:19 PM, said:

We're all dyed-in the-wool Apple people here, right?

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Er, no. I'm a switcher from 2003, and with a PC at work as a daily reminder, I'd sooner take the hemlock than return to the Dark$ide™.
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Posted 08 August 2005 - 10:52 PM

What's tempted me? Rollercoaster Tycoon and Empire Earth.

Well I'm running at 50/50 right now. Not too bad.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 12:24 AM

hrm, let's see...
off the top of my head, all i can think of:

Grand Prix Legends
GTR
Elder scrolls III: morrowind

I thought of building a little racing cockpit, too.  How nerdy is that?  It would have rocked.  Alas, my apartment is too small.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 01:52 AM

I want to play lots of RPGs like Whaleman.
I can think of,
Planescape: Torment
KotoR II
Icewind Dale II
Arx Fatalis (maybe)
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 02:27 AM

what i figured is that everyone makes lots of money out of you if you buy a PC, right? and you end up with muuch less... now if you were to buy a xbox and play all of the ports and stuff on there (KOTOR et al) it takes 5 games for M$ to start making a profit from you... so buy an xbox, buy 4 games and help slowly but surely cripple M$.

PS. I have neither, tho KOTOR and Halos 1+2 seriously tempted me to buy a xbox... and now Perfect Dark is doing the same to me for Xbox360....
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 04:32 AM

Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Baal

I'd like to add that every game I've thrown at my PC plays *so* much better than on my Mac. Its a subjective experience no less but a Mac doesn't have that feel if you know what I mean...

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 04:35 AM

The iMac Man, on August 9th 2005, 07:20 AM, said:

:blush:   Yeah, that's pretty much the case.

But, I see RPGs as pretty similar to Sims games because you are remotely controlling people/things, and not actually doing the stuff "yourself" like you do in a shooter.

RPGs and Sims are slow, boring, highly addictive games that take a lot of time out of your life.

Shooters are good for quick, action-packed, uhm... shooting action.   :D

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Sorry for making a generalisation here, but shooters are populated mostly by immature morons who are obsessed with their desire to 'own' you. RPGs tend to attract a better class of people (Ok so that's not quite true. RPG's attract people who run the game to find the one uber character item combo. Strategies attract people who spend ages practising how fast they can rush you. No online game is really populated by cool people). Regardless, RPG's and Sims immerse you in a world of their choice - you may like it or not. But I find spending a few hours as Mur'ak Bloodaxe the Orc Wolfrider on WoW is a cool way to escape from my life when I need to. Which has been a lot lately with all these lame court trials to cover /end rant

Muddy, on August 9th 2005, 10:17 AM, said:

So? Lets be honest, if you build a PC gaming rig and you know how to keep it in shape, gaming is bliss. I intend to build one as soon as I can afford it.

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Each to his own, but I prefer an Xbox for that dedicated gaming role. The multiplayer is just so much more enjoyable with people you know, and it costs substantially less than a dedicated PC. Of course, you miss out on strategies and MMORPGs but that's (hopefully) why I have my Mac. (or rather my Mac is actually for work with a bit of game on the side :glare:)
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 04:42 AM

Yeah, I remember getting quite close to ponying up for an XBox, or 'Halo-Player' as I used to call it.

I ummed & ahhed for ages and eventually decided to get it but then thankfully saw an announcement of the mac port in IMG just before I made my final decision.

Got myself a 128mb video board instead. Nice.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 04:51 AM

HI,

I donīt get the problem. Itīs about games! This is an hedonistic occurrance, which chooses the
hardware the games are on. What the gamer wants to play regardsless of Hardware, the gamer plays.

I mean come on, itīs not like using Microsoft Office or Internet Explorer where you have to deal with the ugly Windows Interface, is it?

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 05:39 AM

Never. What kind of question is this? How dare you! :angry:




....and so on.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 05:36 AM

Games that have tempted me?

Far Cry.
Half-Life 2.
Doom3, given that its performance on OS X is absolutely obscene.
The entire Total War series.
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 05:49 AM

Yep, total war series for me. Though Imperial Glory could keep me happy.
Oh, and Battlefield 2 (for my moronic side)  ;)
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Posted 09 August 2005 - 05:52 AM

DrSal, on August 9th 2005, 03:32 AM, said:

Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Baal

I'd like to add that every game I've thrown at my PC plays *so* much better than on my Mac. Its a subjective experience no less but a Mac doesn't have that feel if you know what I mean...

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 05:51 AM

mindnoise, on August 9th 2005, 10:51 AM, said:

HI,

I donīt get the problem. Itīs about games!

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Yeah, true - but most people only have the space - or the cash - for one computer & so the choice becomes an either/or: either the overall elegance of the mac os or the occasional rush of playing (say) half-life…

I gotta say in reply to RandyWang though, Doom3 runs really well on my setup & I had a quick buzz round a level on my pal's system: he has a 256mb video card and the performance is about as good as anyone might reasonably expect.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 06:07 AM

Lord Brixton, on August 9th 2005, 04:51 AM, said:

Yeah, true - but most people only have the space *** for one computer & so the choice becomes an either/or: either the overall elegance of the mac os or the occasional rush of playing (say) half-life…

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Ay me Lord, there thou hast a point  :D

OK, the reason I would add a PC to my game console collection would be:
tatata: STALKER shadow of chernobyl. and Perhaps FEAR but i havenīt played the Demo yet.
and for the sake of it: HalfLife.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 06:44 AM

Chances are if you really like games you should own one of the 3 main console systems. There is no reason why you should not. Hell you SHOULD have several current systems and a handful of the older ones.

For me Morrowwind and Half Life were always there, just out of my reach as a mac gamer. I never once thought of buying a Windows based machine to play those. With the PC side flooded by cruddy games I am glad we get the cream of the crop. Now porting times, thats a different ball game and I will leave that for later ;)

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:23 AM

DaveyJJ, on August 8th 2005, 04:26 PM, said:

Hmmm ... let me think. Ah, this isn't too hard, actually ...

ROME TOTAL WAR!!!*

And maybe the IL2 series of WWII flight sims while we're at it. Hmm, not maybe, a full yes on this one.

And finally, NWN ... just for the Aurora Toolset of course (I do have the Mac version of the game itself, but couldn't find the toolset to install ;) ).

* What else did anyone expect me to say?

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*Well, how about...

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Just, you know, by way of torture, they'll be releasing the followup while you're waiting for the original. :innocent:

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