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    Metro 2033 review

    Wow. This game does look insanely good. My jaw may have literally dropped at a few of those screens. Anyone think it will get the same attention that Crysis did for its graphics? Even if the graphics are equal or slightly worse, it's such a completely different environment / atmosphere that I...
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    Computer Stuttering During Audio Playback

    I tried 44, 48 and 96. (88 wasn't an option). 16 bit. Still got the stuttering. Should I do anything with the "give applications exclusive control" checkbox thing?
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    Metro 2033 preview vid

    I had no idea I was even referencing a meme. How interesting.
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    Metro 2033 preview vid

    That's because in Eastern Europe, they can take bullets like real men. Us Westerners are all like "Awww man, you just unloaded a double-barrel shotgun in my face!" whereas they're all "I'm going to take another shot of vodka and wait until you're reloading to kill you, bro."
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    Computer Stuttering During Audio Playback

    I'm having a strange problem that I have no idea how to even begin diagnosing. I've been using the same home-built computer for two years now—ran Vista for the first year and a Windows 7 beta build for the last year. A few weeks ago I did a clean install of Windows 7 retail (64 bit...
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    Crysis 2 GDC 2010 Off-Screen Demo Reel Footage

    On one hand, I'm very glad that we'll be fighting humanoid enemies again. The alien portions of Crysis were not nearly as fun as the Korean army portions — I think almost everyone agrees on that. So I'm glad for the weird plot change, but I'm really curious how they explain the fact that...
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    Has anyone played Stalker:Call of Pripyat. Please post !!!

    Ahh, interesting, I didn't realize you couldn't sell weapons without them being in good shape. I think I probably had at least something that was in decent condition, so maybe I didn't even find the right guy. I'll have to look again. Thanks guys.
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    Has anyone played Stalker:Call of Pripyat. Please post !!!

    Am I just daft, or is there no one to sell weapons to in the first area (the Stalker camp in the ship in the swamp)? There are a few people buying/selling some very small items, the guy you can order super expensive rare weapons from, and the mechanic. But no one to offload guns onto. Do I...
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    WD® Introduces Fast and Rugged Solid State Drives

    I remember when the Vertex came out a year ago and everyone said "I'll wait six months until they're half the price they are now." Checking back a year later, it seems that SSD prices have pretty much stayed the same. Is the supply just not there yet, or what did I miss? What's it going to...
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    Metro 2033 system requirements!

    A SSD shouldn't really affect in-game performance, they were probably just putting it down for the hell of it. The requirements do seem bizarrely steep, especially considering most of the game seems likely to take place in subway tunnels.
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    Metro 2033 system requirements!

    Judging by screens, it's the best looking game I've seen since Crysis.
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    1M Fewer Music Download Buyers in '09

    Wow. Some of you guys really need to learn how to discover new music. Here's a hint: if it's on the radio, then it's probably awful. The days when interesting, innovative bands like Zep and Floyd could be super super mainstream popular are over. You have to work to find good music now, and...
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    Project Offset...

    I've been waiting for this game for years. That Blind Giant video still looked pretty good.
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    Metro 2033 preview vid

    From the review I read, which seemed to be based on an earlier version of the game, it didn't seem like the reviewer was the "run around and blast everyone" type. He praised the bullet-rationing as a good idea but said it was taken too far. The bullets as currency is awesome, but ended up...
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    Metro 2033 preview vid

    Those screens look insanely good. I'd be really curious to see a comparison between the PC version and xBox version. How do consoles keep up with advances like DX11 and such? They just skip out on those effects? I read an early review saying that the game's only flaw was an infuriating lack...
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