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Pixel Shader 3 in Video Cards: Rational?

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"The challenge the usefulness of Pixel Shader 3.0 versus 2.0 in video cards. Have you ever wondered why you were compelled to buy the newest and the fastest? Simple, you like the performance and new abilities of new hardware. But what if what you were about to buy didn't give you what you bought right away? Unfortunately this is the case today--Pixel Shader 3 has brought itself onto the edge of view. This article is a light review of Pixel Shader 3, and what you can expect of it as well as your card."

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Desert Combat modification's future for Battlefield 1942...

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There is a status report on Desert Combat modification for Battlefield 1942. Here's what it says:

"Over the past four to six months, there's been ever-increasing speculation about the future of Desert Combat. This was fuelled further with the announcement that Trauma Studios had been signed to assist DICE on previously announced projects. Well today we have some answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the next update to Desert Combat. Think of it as your Release FAQ."

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'Twas The Night Before Doom

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While some of us are waiting for DOOM, we should read 'Twas The Night Before Doom by DeadJester.

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Cheapest price for DOOM 3 (PC)?

According to Circuit City's current weekly ads (details) and a Fatwallet thread, DOOM 3 costs about $44.99 on August 6, 2004 until the 7th (sales end)! Pricematching time! >:)

Keep checking this story for updates if I can find any cheaper price!

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The real truth why Google went IPO...

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Click here to find out why. It is a good reason! [grin]

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DOOM 3 Final Video Trailer Released!

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A new Doom 3 Final Video Preview/Trailer is now out. It is about 42.5 MB big, 2.5 minutes long, and in Quicktime format. Download it from here (direct link and BitTorrent link), FilePlanet (an account required), or FileShack (an account required). A local copy (40 MB zip file) is online as well, but please don't kill the server due to limited resources.

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Something Awful's Phake Games 4

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Something Awful has its fourth doctored images of fake games for this week. Some of them are funny. Be warned that some of them are pretty bad (tasteless).

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Official DOOM 3 Hardware Guide

/. has an article about an official DOOM 3 Hardware Guide created by HardOCP (id Software helped as well).

I will definitely need to upgrade my Athlon 2200+ gaming box soon. It will be after September when all consumer Symantec products are shipped (I will be rich with OT and DT pays!)! :)

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Battlefield Vietnam v1.1 Patches Released!

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Battlefield Vietnam v1.1 patches are out (readme shown). You can get the patches for dedicated server and client here. I hope the game is improved on my aging gaming box. :(

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DOOM 3 will require Windows 2000 and XP! No 9x for PCs.

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I saw the minimimum system requirements for DOOM 3 on Blue's News. Finally, go away Windows 9x!

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Repbulic II: The Sith Lords Trailer Released!

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The trailer is out for this upcoming game. You can watch it over here.

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DirectX 9.0c Released!

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DirectX 9.0c (35 MB) is out now for Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Professional Edition, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition, and finally Windows XP Service Pack 1 (whew -- didn't type all this out -- copied and pasted).

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Battlefield: Pirates Beta v3.1 Released

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Ahoy lads, Battlefield: Pirates v3.1 Beta mod be out includin' t' patch for v3.0. You need a Battlefield 1942 game t' play this mod! Arrr!

Thanks to English-to-Pirate translator so I can sound like a pirate.

7/24/2004 5:16 AM PDT (yup, up too late):
GameSpy has a funny article about this neat mod. It even made fun of the poor chickens that I mentioned earlier in the week.

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G4techTV's History of DOOM Video

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G4techTV did an Icons episode #310 on the history of DOOM. You can grab one of the links from Blue's News story or here (143 MB zipped) that I used.

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Far Cry v1.2 Patch is Out!

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Get it from here. It also includes the changelog.

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New NVIDIA v61.76 drivers for Windows!

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Go get them. Release notes can be read here (PDF).

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Remember Half-Life game? Of course you do!

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Aww, how cute!! I want one for my house! ;)

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Massive dance-numbers from Star Wars Galaxies

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Boing Boing has video clips (WMV) with stunning, massively coordinated dance numbers from the Star Wars Galaxies universe, where dozens of players and their familiars rock out in Bollywood-scale, beautifully edited sequences:

  • I Get Knocked Down
  • Fett's Vette
  • Ice Ice Baby
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The Sad State of the PC Audio Industry

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Sudhian Media has an article about the current state of the PC Audio Industry is, in nicer terms, completely pathetic. By PC Audio Industry, the author refers to manufacturers of add in sound cards and motherboard manufacturers that integrate audio.

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Hell is coming!

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Prepare yourself, DOOM 3 went gold yesterday! It will hit the stores in the first week of August of 2004! Here's a funny cartoon from UserFriendly that fits me. :)

And yes, Linux people can play! Happy, Mousey? ;)

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