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Sarsfield
10th-January-2008, 12:38
New PC build pencilled in for this month.


Sarsfield's PC Nesting season (for this is what it is known as by my fair laydee) is upon us! Huzzah! smileys/biggrin.gif

Core 2 Duo E8400 (when it comes out...)
4GB PC26400 (only €85 on Dabs.ie!)
Intel p35 mobo
320 GB HDD 7200rpm
8800 GTS 512mb


Bioshock, Crysis, MTW 2 Kingdoms all to be sampled. If only I can get away from Civ IV...

PS - Is there anybody out there using Vista for gaming? Is this DX10 lark up ot it? Does it hog all your RAM?

Random_punter
10th-January-2008, 12:49
Nice. Very nice. How much is that setting you back? You'll need vista, not for this year, but for the next few years. That machine will have no bother with it anyway. Besides, you can strip down vista just like XP, turn off all the fancy stuff, and the mountain of useless background services and processes that microsoft stick in there for some reason and you'll be laughing. MTW is a fantastic game, as is Civ IV (not as addictive as Civ II was in it day mind you.) The other two would just chew up my setup and spit it out.....smileys/sad.gif

Sarsfield
10th-January-2008, 13:03
Nice. Very nice. How much is that setting you back? You'll need vista, not for this year, but for the next few years. That machine will have no bother with it anyway. Besides, you can strip down vista just like XP, turn off all the fancy stuff, and the mountain of useless background services and processes that microsoft stick in there for some reason and you'll be laughing. MTW is a fantastic game, as is Civ IV (not as addictive as Civ II was in it day mind you.) The other two would just chew up my setup and spit it out.....smileys/sad.gif

Can't give you an exact figure as the E8400 hasn't been released yet but about €210 seems likely so all told about €700, maybe a little less. I have a case, DVD burner and power supply already. Depending on funds, the graphics card might have to wait a while. I have a 7800GT at present so that has another few months in it if needs be.

Civ IV has swallowed my life for the last few months. I've never come across a game which exudes One-more-turn-itis

Chief
10th-January-2008, 13:09
I believe most computers spontaneously explode when the word "Crysis" is uttered.

Sarsfield
10th-January-2008, 13:28
I believe most computers spontaneously explode when the word "Crysis" is uttered.


So I've been given to understand. It curently sits in its DVD case on my shelf smuggly saying, "Call that a gaming PC, mate? I'd fry its chips in a light batter and eat them for breakfast..."

danthefan
10th-January-2008, 14:53
Sarsfield - 4GB RAM is overkill, you really don't need that much. I don't even think Windows XP knows what to do with that much memory. Also, what resolution are you going to be playing at? The 8800GT preforms better than the GTS at pretty much all lower resolutions, and it's cheaper. So go for one of those unless you're buying a gigantic widescreen monitor.

Can't advise you on Vista since I don't have it, but I'm not rushing to get it anyway.

The Word Is Born
10th-January-2008, 18:08
Sarsfield, would a quad core be more suited to gaming? I know the QX series is fairly expensive. How would the E8400 measure up to the Q6600?

anthonyl
10th-January-2008, 18:27
Just finished World in Conflict....cracking game...Alec BAldwin does a great job on the voiceover...pity they don't have a Russian singleplayer campaign


Witcher was my game of 2007...breath of fresh air for the RPG/fantasy genre

danthefan
10th-January-2008, 19:42
Sarsfield, would a quad core be more suited to gaming? I know the QX series is fairly expensive. How would the E8400 measure up to the Q6600?


Having a crazy processor is one thing but a lot of games don't know how to use 4 cores. You'd could easily find 2 sitting idle while playing a game because that's the way the game is optimised. An E6600 is perfectly fine to run anything on today's market (including Crysis) on high settings with an appropriate graphics card and 2GB of decent RAM running at 800MHz+. I think sometimes people get swept up in getting the best (and most expensive) part they can when it's just not needed.

Edit - Another thing. If you're going to build your own rig you might as well take it one step further and look into overclocking. The C2D processors are easily overclocked and can be hugely improved in spec. The Nividia 8800 series cards can also be overclocked, the lower cards can be made perform like the GTX. There are risks involved but if you're putting the machine together yourself already then I think it's worth it.

Sarsfield
11th-January-2008, 07:21
DTF, TWIB



Thanks for the feed back!


Sarsfield - 4GB RAM is overkill, you really don't need that much. I don't even think Windows XP knows what to do with that much memory. Also, what resolution are you going to be playing at? The 8800GT preforms better than the GTS at pretty much all lower resolutions, and it's cheaper. So go for one of those unless you're buying a gigantic widescreen monitor.

Can't advise you on Vista since I don't have it, but I'm not rushing to get it anyway.



DDR2 RAM is dirt cheap at the moment (and it being RAM it might not be this time next year) so I'm not worried too much by overkill. It's 2X2GB as well which is attractive because it leaves me a spare channel to go nuts in 18 months time for a smallish outlay if I so choosesmileys/wink.gif. I know about the XP issue (will only identify about 3.5GB) but I was mulling a move to Vista anyhow (I can get it cheap/free...). I'll be gaming at 1280X1024 but this system has to do me for two years minimum (I've a mortgage to be paying) and I've found that putting a small bit extra into your system at the begining means a decent bit of extra longevity. You're absolutely right about the gfx, an 8800GT is a) cheaper and b) better


Sarsfield, would a quad core be more suited to
gaming? I know the QX series is fairly expensive. How would the E8400
measure up to the Q6600?


That's a tricky one. At present the answer is no. 99% of games are not optimised for quad cores (though more will be in the months to come). Currently an E6850 clearly outperforms the similarly-priced Q6600 in gaming benchmarks and the E8400 is apparently a step above the the E6850 (larger cache - very good for games). That said, whether one would notice the difference between 50 fps and 60 in Crysis is moot and if quad-core optimisation becomes more prevalent in the shortish term then it might be a better option.

The reason I'm leaning towards a here-and-now comparison as opposed to potential in 12 months is that I bought a 64-bit proc a number of years ago based on the assumption that 64-bit optimisation was @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic;">juuuust@@@@/SPAN> around the corner. It wasn't.

Sarsfield
11th-January-2008, 07:22
Sarsfield, would a quad core be more suited to gaming? I know the QX series is fairly expensive. How would the E8400 measure up to the Q6600?


Having a crazy processor is one thing but a lot of games don't know how to use 4 cores. You'd could easily find 2 sitting idle while playing a game because that's the way the game is optimised. An E6600 is perfectly fine to run anything on today's market (including Crysis) on high settings with an appropriate graphics card and 2GB of decent RAM running at 800MHz+. I think sometimes people get swept up in getting the best (and most expensive) part they can when it's just not needed.

Edit - Another thing. If you're going to build your own rig you might as well take it one step further and look into overclocking. The C2D processors are easily overclocked and can be hugely improved in spec. The Nividia 8800 series cards can also be overclocked, the lower cards can be made perform like the GTX. There are risks involved but if you're putting the machine together yourself already then I think it's worth it.


My previous experiences with overclocking have not been terribly happy but I have heard tell that a G0 steeping Q6600 is a doozie to overclock

Random_punter
11th-January-2008, 10:12
With regards to overclocking: Make sure you have a very good cooling system if you're going to overclock your processors and graphics card. Get extra fans for your case, make sure you have a good layout for the fans, I cut a circular hole at the top of the case, one at the bottom put a fan on both of them and sealed up the rest of the case as bestI could. This creates a wind tunnel effect. Keep monitoring your core temperature, thereare programs out there that will display this on screen in a game just like a frame rate. I found that the core temp was fine in the benchmarking but crept up after a while of gaming, so my next trick was to connect the bottom hole up to on of those wire framed paper pipes and stick the other end out the window. Instant refrigeration. Needless to say, this is not a good idea when it is damp or rainy outside. It is however a better idea than putting the case on your window, somebody opens the door to the room, draft of wind, pc goes out the 2nd story window.......

sewa
11th-January-2008, 10:16
You are all nuts you tech heads smileys/lol.gif

Hamstring
11th-January-2008, 11:16
Jaysus lads, any chance of a thread "Video Gaming for Dummies" for the simple folk amongst us?? smileys/wink.gif

Random_punter
11th-January-2008, 13:12
smileys/lol.gifWhat I did was just messing about, you get an increase in performance because you can overclock just a little bit harder with better cooling.


Its a very serious hobby for some people though. There is even professional overclockers out there. Dell have recently started selling factory made overclocked pcs. Prices are nuts of course.


Fan cooling is the most basic,


then you have water cooling, fairly common(yes, you actually pipe water into your pc),


refrigeration with a heat pump,


cooking oil cooled, look at these nutcases http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/,


and nitrogen cooled which has the world record at the moment I think, they cooled a 3.2GHz to -190 and got the speed up to 5.2Ghz, http://www.tomshardware.com/2003/12/30/5_ghz_project/index.h (http://www.tomshardware.com/2003/12/30/5_ghz_project/index.html) tml.

Sarsfield
11th-January-2008, 13:56
smileys/lol.gifWhat I did was just messing about, you get an increase in performance because you can overclock just a little bit harder with better cooling.


Its a very serious hobby for some people though. There is even professional overclockers out there. Dell have recently started selling factory made overclocked pcs. Prices are nuts of course.


Fan cooling is the most basic,


then you have water cooling, fairly common(yes, you actually pipe water into your pc),


refrigeration with a heat pump,


cooking oil cooled, look at these nutcases http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/,


and nitrogen cooled which has the world record at the moment I think, they cooled a 3.2GHz to -190 and got the speed up to 5.2Ghz, http://www.tomshardware.com/2003/12/30/5_ghz_project/index.h (http://www.tomshardware.com/2003/12/30/5_ghz_project/index.html) tml.

Saw the liquid nitrogen one. Complete nutters smileys/shock.gif

danthefan
16th-January-2008, 16:45
Got God of War II yesterday, absolutely loving it. It's only 20 quid in GameStop at the moment, I'd highly recommend it.

Also got Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles for the Wii, which is an RE rail shooter. Quite entertaining too, haven't gotten too far yet though.

irishjon25
17th-January-2008, 01:33
Got God of War II yesterday, absolutely loving it. It's only 20 quid in GameStop at the moment, I'd highly recommend it.

Also got Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles for the Wii, which is an RE rail shooter. Quite entertaining too, haven't gotten too far yet though.






What platform is the GOW 2 for?

Sarsfield
17th-January-2008, 07:11
Lads - TrackMania Nations

It's free and an absolutely cracking laugh for LAN play. It's not a hard-core racing sim and it's very arcadey but what a game smileys/exclaim.gif

danthefan
17th-January-2008, 12:40
Got God of War II yesterday,
absolutely loving it. It's only 20 quid in GameStop at the moment, I'd
highly recommend it.

Also got Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles
for the Wii, which is an RE rail shooter. Quite entertaining too,
haven't gotten too far yet though.






What platform is the GOW 2 for?



PS2

DonL
17th-January-2008, 12:56
Got Resistence:Fall of Man last week for PS3. Anyone looking for an excellent first person shooter for PS3 then I would recommend this one. A very good multiplayer mode on it as well. You can complete the game with your buddy helping out.

Random_punter
21st-January-2008, 20:30
@@@@SPAN ="desc1">@@@@/SPAN>@@@@SPAN ="sku_komplett">@@@@/SPAN>Thinking of making a purcase, a new PC. I Put this together on Komplett.ie
Total price E999.
I already have a screen, 2 big case fans and all the gadgets and accesories.
I've also off loaded my old pc for 450 quid, which is almost what I paid for it 2 years ago so I'm justifing this by telling myself I'm only spending E549 for this.

Case: Gigabyte GZ-X1 Black, 4X 5,25",
Power supply: NorthQ 4775-500BULK, ATX 500W, 120mm
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3, P35, Socket-775,
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Memory: Corsair TWIN2X 6400C5DHX DDR2, 2048MB
Graphics card: XFX GeForce 8800GTS 500M 320MB GDDR3,
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2
Optical: NEC DVD±RW burner AD-7200A, IDE,
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Eng

The Core duo E6850 is the same price as the quad, so I may as well go for the quad, I know that most of the games around at the moment will see better performance on the Duo, what with the core speed being a bit higher, but this rig will chew up those games anyway so I'm thinking of quad core optimised games 2 years down the line. I'm a bit worried about the power supply, anyone think I might need a better/more powerful one?

Anyone know of any other gang that does this kind of pc building in Ireland?

masterchief
21st-January-2008, 20:59
@@@@SPAN>@@@@/SPAN>@@@@SPAN>@@@@/SPAN>Thinking of making a purcase, a new PC. I Put this together on Komplett.ie
Total price E999.
I already have a screen, 2 big case fans and all the gadgets and accesories.
I've also off loaded my old pc for 450 quid, which is almost what I paid for it 2 years ago so I'm justifing this by telling myself I'm only spending E549 for this.

Case: Gigabyte GZ-X1 Black, 4X 5,25",
Power supply: NorthQ 4775-500BULK, ATX 500W, 120mm
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3, P35, Socket-775,
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
Memory: Corsair TWIN2X 6400C5DHX DDR2, 2048MB
Graphics card: XFX GeForce 8800GTS 500M 320MB GDDR3,
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA2
Optical: NEC DVD±RW burner AD-7200A, IDE,
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Eng

The Core duo E6850 is the same price as the quad, so I may as well go for the quad, I know that most of the games around at the moment will see better performance on the Duo, what with the core speed being a bit higher, but this rig will chew up those games anyway so I'm thinking of quad core optimised games 2 years down the line. I'm a bit worried about the power supply, anyone think I might need a better/more powerful one?

Anyone know of any other gang that does this kind of pc building in Ireland?


Nice piece of kit but I'd get more RAM if possible and I'd steer well clear of vista, get XP pro instead. I was at a microsoft vista seminar today and its garbage.

masterchief
21st-January-2008, 21:26
oh and 500w should be ok but if you can upgrade it, it alwyas handy to have extra power.

Random_punter
21st-January-2008, 21:34
Checked "xp or vista" on google. How did microsoft manage to drop the ball on that? I'll stay with xp. I'll probably stick in a few more sticks of ram after the summer, apparently xp doesn't make very good use of more than 3gigs anyway. Cheers Masterchief.

heinekenhopeful
21st-January-2008, 22:33
Thought i heard that microsoft had or are going to release a service pack 3 for xp, given the mass retreat from vista.

danthefan
21st-January-2008, 23:23
Random_punter I have almost an identical setup to what you're looking at there. One modification I'd suggest is go for the 8800GT rather than the GTS, since they're about the same price or possibly cheaper, but they're actually better cards.

masterchief
22nd-January-2008, 06:28
Thought i heard that microsoft had or are going to release a service pack 3 for xp, given the mass retreat from vista.


SP3 is out in the next month or so, it wont be a huge overhaul (I've been playing with the beta) its mainly just a load of security issues.

On XP and more then 3Gb of RAM, it will use more then 3Gb but the OS will only see 3, that doesnt mean that the rest is useless, its still there for use.

Random_punter
22nd-January-2008, 07:13
Cheers Dan, they don't seem to have them in stock at the moment though. I won't be ordering it for another week at least so they might have it then. These are the options they have up at the moment, the 8400GS is the default, I've picked the 8800GTS 320MB third from the bottom, +215 yo yos. I was going to go with the 8600GTS for +125 but I said feck it, do it right.


Club3D Radeon HD2600XT ZEROTHERM 256MB +56.01
Club3D Radeon HD2600XT 256MB, +84.01
Club3D GeForce 8600GTS 256MB& nbsp;& nbsp; +105.00
EVGA GeForce 8600GT 256MB Superclocked, +84.01
EVGA GeForce 8600GTS 256MB Superclocked, +125.00
EVGA GeForce 8800GTS KO ACS3 640MB +345.00
Gigabyte GeForce 8400GS 256MB
HIS Radeon X1550 256MB
HIS Radeon X1650GT 256MB& nbsp;& nbsp; +45.00
Point of View GeForce 8800GTX 768MB, +391.00
Point of View GeForce 8800GTX 768MB, +445.00
Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 PRO 256MB +31.00
Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 PRO 512MB +39.01
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 500M 320MB +215.00
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 580M 320MB +278.01
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 600M 640MB +396.00

Will the SP3 pack have directx 10? XP doesn't do that for you at the moment does it?

Ruck
22nd-January-2008, 07:45
was thinking of buying the orange box on xbox 360. mate mentioned to me that the game is online only? that can't be right, surely?

mickyd
22nd-January-2008, 07:54
was thinking of buying the orange box on xbox 360. mate mentioned to me that the game is online only? that can't be right, surely?


no he's wrong.


there is an online only game called team fortress included in the orange box but it has 3 half life games which are single player. amazing value.

Ruck
22nd-January-2008, 08:01
excellent, thanks.


finished Call of Duty 4 last night. that game is pure class.

Sarsfield
22nd-January-2008, 08:02
Cheers Dan, they don't seem to have them in stock at the moment though. I won't be ordering it for another week at least so they might have it then. These are the options they have up at the moment, the 8400GS is the default, I've picked the 8800GTS 320MB third from the bottom, +215 yo yos. I was going to go with the 8600GTS for +125 but I said feck it, do it right.


Club3D Radeon HD2600XT ZEROTHERM 256MB +56.01
Club3D Radeon HD2600XT 256MB, +84.01
Club3D GeForce 8600GTS 256MB& amp; nbsp;& amp; nbsp; +105.00
EVGA GeForce 8600GT 256MB Superclocked, +84.01
EVGA GeForce 8600GTS 256MB Superclocked, +125.00
EVGA GeForce 8800GTS KO ACS3 640MB +345.00
Gigabyte GeForce 8400GS 256MB
HIS Radeon X1550 256MB
HIS Radeon X1650GT 256MB& amp; nbsp;& amp; nbsp; +45.00
Point of View GeForce 8800GTX 768MB, +391.00
Point of View GeForce 8800GTX 768MB, +445.00
Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 PRO 256MB +31.00
Sapphire Radeon HD 2600 PRO 512MB +39.01
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 500M 320MB +215.00
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 580M 320MB +278.01
XFX GeForce 8800GTS 600M 640MB +396.00

Will the SP3 pack have directx 10? XP doesn't do that for you at the moment does it?



Alright boss, you might be as well to price a similar rig on www.dabs.ie

They're@@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic;"> usually @@@@/SPAN>cheaper for most things. They don't build it for you so if you prefer not to take the risks inherent in self-assembly then you're better off with the Komplett rig

Sarsfield
22nd-January-2008, 08:04
was thinking of buying the orange box on xbox 360. mate mentioned to me that the game is online only? that can't be right, surely?


no he's wrong.


there is an online only game called @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">team fortress@@@@/SPAN> included in the orange box but it has 3 half life games which are single player. amazing value.

Played TF2 over a LAN with some buddies at the weekend. Let me just say, there's nothing quite like the one-hit glass bottle kill for a camping barstweard Sniper. Quality game. Steam is an arse however

Random_punter
22nd-January-2008, 13:03
Cheers for that Sarsfield, think you saved me a bit of cash with that post. Not to mention finding a better rig to boot. Went on to dabs.ie and this is what I put together. As you can see, about 150 yoyos cheaper, with twice the ram and afaster processor. I'm pretty sure that all the parts will be compatible. If I email dabs and ask I'm sure they will tell me. Have aglance and let me know if you see anything that stands out.


Dabs Value Gaming Case 520W - Black
In stock now
€78.44

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ
None in stock
€182.27

Samsung 20x dvd writer SATA BLACK LIGHTSCRIBE
In stock now
€28.24

Samsung SpinPoint 320GB 7200RPM S300 16MB
In stock now
€68.95

OCZ Technology 2x2GB 240DIMM PC2-6400 Gold
In stock now
€89.99

Gigabyte S775 Intel P31 DDR2 ATX Audio Lan
In stock now
€72.32

Microsoft Win XP Home SP2B OEM
In stock now
€74.92

XFX GeForce 8800GT 512MB DDR3 PCIE Dual DVI XT ED
In stock now
€249.44


delivery
(11.622kg) €22.09



total (inc VAT) €866.61





I've never put a pc together from scratch, although I have changed pretty much every part of my old one over the years. Is it difficult?


Any idea when thay will have the E8400 in?

Sarsfield
23rd-January-2008, 07:10
[QUOTE=Random_punter]

Cheers for that Sarsfield, think you saved me a bit of cash with that post. Not to mention finding a better rig to boot. Went on to dabs.ie and this is what I put together. As you can see, about 150 yoyos cheaper, with twice the ram and afaster processor. I'm pretty sure that all the parts will be compatible. If I email dabs and ask I'm sure they will tell me. Have aglance and let me know if you see anything that stands out.


Dabs Value Gaming Case 520W - Black
In stock now
€78.44


@@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">My advice would be to get a power supply seperate of the case, the bundled ones are usually crap and and @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">can@@@@/SPAN> destroy your whole machine (it happened to me on my first build...). Be prepared to spend €80-100 on a good PSU and it'll last you longer than any other component in your PC bar maybe the case itself. This guy (http://www.dabs.ie/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=4L2W&CategorySelectedId =11259&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11259,49450000&InM erch=1) should be just fine. With cases, personal taste is important so I won't make any suggestions but avoid the very cheapest ones (the metal warps too easily and can often have sharp, unrolled edges) and an investment in a Coolermaster case shouldn't disappoint.@@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">@@@@/SPAN> (http://www.dabs.ie/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=4L2W&CategorySelectedId =11259&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11259,49450000&InM erch=1)@@@@/SPAN>@@@@SPAN style="text-decoration: underline;">@@@@/SPAN>

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ
None in stock
€182.27

@@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Excellent choice, will take a week or two for stocks to arrive though. Komplett are advertising theirs to arrive in early next week@@@@/SPAN>


Samsung 20x dvd writer SATA BLACK LIGHTSCRIBE
In stock now
€28.24

@@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Don't know enough about individual DVD writers to comment much but you should be fine@@@@/SPAN>

Samsung SpinPoint 320GB 7200RPM S300 16MB
In stock now
€68.95

@@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Good value that. I usually go for Seagate drives (there's one in a PC in my parents' that's going for about five years now). The equivalent one is €8 more than the Samsung but a Samsung should be just fine@@@@/SPAN>



OCZ Technology 2x2GB 240DIMM PC2-6400 Gold
In stock now
€89.99
Excellent value! Just be aware that XP is unlikely to make use of more than 3.5GB of that. The 64-bit version of XP would but I've not used it and its performace for gaming is an unknown to me


Gigabyte S775 Intel P31 DDR2 ATX Audio Lan
In stock now
€72.32

@@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Motherboards is another area where I'd avoid cutting corners. It's the bed-rock of your machine and a bad mobo can really casue pain. I've used gigabyte boards for some time and I've found them very easy to work with, likewise ASUS. IMO it's a good idea to get a mobo that can also support DDR3. It's ridiculously expensive now but that's now... 12 months time could be @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic;">very@@@@/SPAN> different and that would allow you a cheap but highly effective upgrade (DDR3 8500 will match the FSB of the processor and the board). SLi could be nice too but it's far from essential as in reality, by the time you consider it, the original card (and they must match) could be hard to source. <a href="http://www.dabs.ie/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4KRT&amp;CategorySelectedId =11143&amp;PageMode=1&amp;Navigati&#111;nKey=11143,405070000,50 509,4294953797" target="_blank" target="_blank"

irishjon25
23rd-January-2008, 07:14
Stranglehold XBOX 360 is total rubbish.

Random_punter
23rd-January-2008, 08:33
Cheers sarsfield, between yourself and a gang of lads on afterdawn.com I have come up with what I think will be a monster. Here's what I have at the moment, I'll be buying it next monday. I've got a buddy who has done this before so i'm gonna nab him for a day to help me put it together. Thanks again.



Zotac GeForce 8800GT 512MB GDDR3 PCIE Dual DVI 660/1800
quicklinx:4S7RWS | Mfr#:ZT-88TES2P-FSP
Due in 1-2 days
€217.25

Microsoft Win XP Home SP2B OEM
quicklinx:44RXWS | Mfr#:N09-01991
In stock now
€74.92

Samsung SpinPoint 320GB 7200RPM S300 16MB
quicklinx:4LZJWS | Mfr#:HD321KJ
In stock now
€68.95

Samsung 20x dvd writer SATA BLACK LIGHTSCRIBE
quicklinx:4R65WS | Mfr#:SH-S203N
In stock now
€28.24

CoolerMaster Elite 330 ATX No PSU Black
quicklinx:4KMRWS | Mfr#:RC-330
In stock now
€36.45

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ
quicklinx:4YCZWS | Mfr#:BX80570E8400
Due in 1-2 days
€181.97

Gigabyte S775 Intel P35 Express ATX Audio Lan
quicklinx:4KRTWS | Mfr#:GA P35C DS3R
In stock now
€103.73

Corsair Memory TWIN2X2048-6400C4 2x1GB 240-Pin DIMM XMS2-6400 CL4
quicklinx:43NDWS | Mfr#:T2X2048-6400C4
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€67.11

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Sarsfield
23rd-January-2008, 10:04
Cheers sarsfield, between yourself and a gang of lads on afterdawn.com I have come up with what I think will be a monster. Here's what I have at the moment, I'll be buying it next monday. I've got a buddy who has done this before so i'm gonna nab him for a day to help me put it together. Thanks again.


Happy to help! Getting a buddy who's done it be fore to be on hand if things go skew-shaped is a real boon. Self-build is a very rewarding way to go about assembling a PC because it's to your exact specifications and it equips you mentally and technically for resolving problems WHEN they occur (and they will occur). Good luck and let us know how it goes, My next build (sometime before the end of Feb) will be along similar lines to yours

danthefan
30th-January-2008, 16:56
Finished God of War 2 today, fantastic game. There was one section that drove me absolutely f**king crazy though (involved getting impaled on things a lot) which I didn't enjoy but one of the best games on the PS2 all round.

The Gaffer
30th-January-2008, 17:47
Finished God of War 2 today, fantastic game. There was one section that drove me absolutely f**king crazy though (involved getting impaled on things a lot) which I didn't enjoy but one of the best games on the PS2 all round.


Time to sell up now so and get a PS3!.They're saweeeet!

dropkick
31st-January-2008, 00:45
Get ready folks... GTA IV out April 29th ... incase some of you missed that news





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Ruck
31st-January-2008, 07:01
Finished Hitman Blood Money last night. Sneaky game, it has fake credits. Not bad overall, nothing spectacular though.

Random_punter
31st-January-2008, 08:10
Sarsfield, did you get your E8400 yet, dabs are giving me the run around. Keep telling me it will be in tomorrow and now they tell me they don't have a date for delivery at all? I'm close to forking out the extra lids for the quad core justbecause its in stock.....

danthefan
31st-January-2008, 09:31
FFS. A year ago I paid 300 for the E6600 and now you can get the E8400 for 180. Can only laugh I suppose. Considering getting an E8400 but not sure if I can bring myself to actually take the computer apart again.

Random_punter
31st-January-2008, 10:03
FFS. A year ago I paid 300 for the E6600 and now you can get the E8400 for 180. Can only laugh I suppose. Considering getting an E8400 but not sure if I can bring myself to actually take the computer apart again.


182 plus 18 for postage, everywhere has sold them out, can't get them for love nor money in ireland at the moment, I just found a place in the uk (Tekheads) that had ten left, by the time I had finished ordering they had 5 left. Going like hot cakes, the overclockers love them, loads of people reporting overclocks of 3.6G on the stock voltages with the standard fan. With a proper fan, worth 30 -40quid or so they are getting 4G withfairly small voltage increases! One guy with a decent water cooled system (nothing specialabout 100 quids worth) got 5.1G. smileys/shock.gif..... Although running it at that will probably half the lifespan of the chip, its bloody impressive. I really think intel have just struck the killer blow on AMD. there is nothing on the AMD drawing board to match this performance and low price. They just don't have the fabrication processes that are required to make the 45nm chips.Game over, AMD will be sticking to their graphics card after this methinks.

who?
31st-January-2008, 10:27
AMD will be sticking to their graphics card after this methinks.


A likely result of trying to overclock an AMD chip? smileys/wink.gif

Mucky Boots
31st-January-2008, 11:02
I will say this once again for Ruck's benefit:

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Random_punter
31st-January-2008, 11:47
AMD will be sticking to their graphics card after this methinks.


A likely result of trying to overclock an AMD chip? smileys/wink.gif





Yeah didn't get much extra out of my Athlon 2800. Like their graphics cards though easy to overclock with theATI tray tools program. Even still, I've got a geforce 8800GT in the post. I wanted a intel processor, which works better with an intel motherboard, which works better with a intel GPU, hence the 8800GT.


We should probably start a new thread for the PC talk. We're probably annoying the console gamers. Rest assured, when my kit arrives I'll be getting Call of duty 4, turning up all the graphicssettings to max (I recently saw it being played at medium settings and it still looked cinematic), laugh in delight as my FPS indicator says 50-60 fames per second and then you won't hear me shut up about video games for a month or two.


My hitlist of games over the next few months/year.


COD4


World in conflict


Bioshock(maybe)


The orange box


Crysis (probably the only game that will i'll have to overclock to get max graphics)


Supreme commander (maybe, its a bit too scifi)


I'll already have company of heros, and Medieval total war, I'll look forward to seeing these run at max, my machine has a tough time with them at the moment.

Sarsfield
1st-February-2008, 08:16
Sarsfield, did you get your E8400 yet, dabs are giving me the run around. Keep telling me it will be in tomorrow and now they tell me they don't have a date for delivery at all? I'm close to forking out the extra lids for the quad core justbecause its in stock.....

Not yet boss, I'm waiting until after I get my car serviced (next week) to see how poor or not I am. I'm not surprised about the E8400. To be fair to Dabs, they probably haven't a clue of the actual date as suppliers will let them down the whole time (that doesn't excuse them giving you the run-around though). I'd expect that demand for this chip is absolutely huge and it'll take a few weeks for Intel to get the finger out. If you have the patience at all I'd say hold on for the 8400 but to be honest, the real-world difference between a Q6600 and an E8400 is probably not all that marked and if you want to play Crysis (I've got it sitting on the shelf until I upgrade) then it would possibly be better (SFAIK it's quad-core optimised).

I don't think there's a badly wrong call to be made here

Sarsfield
1st-February-2008, 08:19
FFS. A year ago I paid 300 for the E6600 and now you can get the E8400 for 180. Can only laugh I suppose. Considering getting an E8400 but not sure if I can bring myself to actually take the computer apart again.

Yup, it's a sickener. The E6300 I got the brother was 180 this time last year. Having to take out the entire MB just to bloody change the proc is a real pain. I should really get a case with a tray

Sarsfield
1st-February-2008, 08:35
FFS. A year ago I paid 300 for the E6600 and now you can get the E8400 for 180. Can only laugh I suppose. Considering getting an E8400 but not sure if I can bring myself to actually take the computer apart again.


182 plus 18 for postage, everywhere has sold them out, can't get them for love nor money in ireland at the moment, I just found a place in the uk (Tekheads) that had ten left, by the time I had finished ordering they had 5 left. Going like hot cakes, the overclockers love them, loads of people reporting overclocks of 3.6G on the stock voltages with the standard fan. With a proper fan, worth 30 -40quid or so they are getting 4G withfairly small voltage increases! One guy with a decent water cooled system (nothing specialabout 100 quids worth) got 5.1G. smileys/shock.gif..... Although running it at that will probably half the lifespan of the chip, its bloody impressive. I really think intel have just struck the killer blow on AMD. there is nothing on the AMD drawing board to match this performance and low price. They just don't have the fabrication processes that are required to make the 45nm chips.Game over, AMD will be sticking to their graphics card after this methinks.

You see, therein lies the rub. I reckon AMD have bottomed and are on the way back up, the HD3850 and HD3870 cards are viable competitors to their nVidia competitors and the Phenom quad cores, while not brilliant are a step in the right direction and not as poo in comparison. They're clawing back the ground slowly but surely. For now, Intel is still the only way to go.

Sarsfield
1st-February-2008, 08:46
AMD will be sticking to their graphics card after this methinks.


A likely result of trying to overclock an AMD chip? smileys/wink.gif





Yeah didn't get much extra out of my Athlon 2800. Like their graphics cards though easy to overclock with theATI tray tools program. Even still, I've got a geforce 8800GT in the post. I wanted a intel processor, which works better with an intel motherboard, which works better with a intel GPU, hence the 8800GT.


We should probably start a new thread for the PC talk. We're probably annoying the console gamers. Rest assured, when my kit arrives I'll be getting Call of duty 4, turning up all the graphicssettings to max (I recently saw it being played at medium settings and it still looked cinematic), laugh in delight as my FPS indicator says 50-60 fames per second and then you won't hear me shut up about video games for a month or two.


My hitlist of games over the next few months/year.


COD4


World in conflict


Bioshock(maybe)


The orange box


Crysis (probably the only game that will i'll have to overclock to get max graphics)


Supreme commander (maybe, its a bit too scifi)


I'll already have company of heros, and Medieval total war, I'll look forward to seeing these run at max, my machine has a tough time with them at the moment.

You're probably right on the PC talk thread. It's a whole different ball game. I got both Bioshock and Cyrsis for the Christymus and I'm not playing either 'til I sort out my PC situation. It doesn't help that Civ IV currently has me in it's crack-cocaine like grip...

On the Orange Box; BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IIIIIIT!!!!!! TF2 is a complete blast

inoverthetop
1st-February-2008, 10:46
Hi All had a bit of interest in setting up a PS3 munsterfans network if anyone is interested PM me or add inoverthetop on your PSN

sparks
1st-February-2008, 10:59
my gamer tag is sparkysrovers

danthefan
1st-February-2008, 11:33
Also finished Portal recent, absolute class. Very short but can't say enough good things about it.

Viigand
1st-February-2008, 11:49
Actually, just starting portal, installed it last night and will give it a go over the weekend.

anthonyl
1st-February-2008, 17:09
HAving a cut off Command &amp; Conquer 3 at the moment very good..

danthefan
2nd-February-2008, 10:14
Flippin' hell, the advanced levels for Portal are hard. Beat 3 of them so far but having trouble on the 4th one.

scourge
4th-February-2008, 14:04
I Need some advice please: I'm thinking about getting a PS3. Is it worth going down the e-bay route and getting a Hong-Kong 60/80GB version or should I just get the bog-standard 40GB version in argos. I'm not bothered that the home version doesn't play PS2 games because the Hong Kong version isn't going to play our region PS2 games anyway is it? Is there any real advantage with the 60 or 80 GB version and does anyone have any experience of buying one off e-bay? The only benefit I can see is the cheaper blu-ray discs from Asia/US





Any advice appreciated

inoverthetop
4th-February-2008, 14:52
I Need some advice please: I'm thinking about getting a PS3. Is it worth going down the e-bay route and getting a Hong-Kong 60/80GB version or should I just get the bog-standard 40GB version in argos. I'm not bothered that the home version doesn't play PS2 games because the Hong Kong version isn't going to play our region PS2 games anyway is it? Is there any real advantage with the 60 or 80 GB version and does anyone have any experience of buying one off e-bay? The only benefit I can see is the cheaper blu-ray discs from Asia/US





Any advice appreciated





Hi scourge. If I was you I would always buy from a retailer manly due to the warrenty. I have heard nightmare stories of people buying from ebay and having no comeback when a console bricks etc. The regions also may be a problem when it comes to resolution ntsc V PAL but im not too sure about that. On a seperate note I would stay away from Argos too as they are only covered by the UK and have awful customer service

Bosco
4th-February-2008, 14:57
Just want to say, Call of Duty 4 online = best game ever

scourge
4th-February-2008, 15:01
I Need some advice please: I'm thinking about getting a PS3. Is it worth going down the e-bay route and getting a Hong-Kong 60/80GB version or should I just get the bog-standard 40GB version in argos. I'm not bothered that the home version doesn't play PS2 games because the Hong Kong version isn't going to play our region PS2 games anyway is it? Is there any real advantage with the 60 or 80 GB version and does anyone have any experience of buying one off e-bay? The only benefit I can see is the cheaper blu-ray discs from Asia/US





Any advice appreciated





Hi scourge. If I was you I would always buy from a retailer manly due to the warrenty. I have heard nightmare stories of people buying from ebay and having no comeback when a console bricks etc. The regions also may be a problem when it comes to resolution ntsc V PAL but im not too sure about that. On a seperate note I would stay away from Argos too as they are only covered by the UK and have awful customer service





Nice one inoverthetop thanks for the advice. I might try gamestop, they were selling them for €440 with a free game so I might just go with that so, for peace of mind if nothing else

Bosco
4th-February-2008, 15:06
Golden Discs and Xtrav-vision often have good deals on bundles





also go buy one right NOW!!!


smileys/lol.gif

scourge
4th-February-2008, 15:14
Golden Discs and Xtrav-vision often have good deals on bundles





also go buy one right NOW!!!


smileys/lol.gif





On the way out the door..............smileys/lol.gif

mickyd
8th-February-2008, 09:36
Just want to say, Call of Duty 4 online = best game ever


I have to agree! Unreal!


my xbox live id ismickydcork


maybe set up a munsterfans private game or something?

Bosco
8th-February-2008, 10:14
sorry dude, i have it on PS3.





others here have an Xbox 360, they might have COD4

inoverthetop
8th-February-2008, 10:28
Right Bosco think you have convinced me to buy COD4

mickyd
8th-February-2008, 10:41
Any Xbox live members interested in playing Call Of Duty 4 online?


my xbox live id is mickydcork

munster_mafia
8th-February-2008, 10:43
finished uncharted drakes fortune the other night, was brilliant but sadly was to short.

Bosco
8th-February-2008, 15:44
Right Bosco think you have convinced me to buy COD4 i should get a job with Playstationsmileys/lol.gif





Does anyone know if games bought in the US will work on a european PS3?





have read some articles prior to the launch, saying the games wont be region restricted, but PAL and NTSC might cause problems

inoverthetop
8th-February-2008, 16:28
they wont work Bosco

dave2006
8th-February-2008, 17:03
xbox live acc: danger dave ie


dont ask, its the name xbox gave i just added ie

scourge
8th-February-2008, 17:37
I got my PS3 - Its some piece of kit. Call of Duty 4 is savage, especially the online play

danthefan
8th-February-2008, 19:07
Right Bosco think you have convinced me to buy COD4 i should get a job with Playstationsmileys/lol.gif



Does anyone know if games bought in the US will work on a european PS3?





have read some articles prior to the launch, saying the games wont be region restricted, but PAL and NTSC might cause problems

The PS3 is not region locked and any kind of modern television can display NTSC. I've a s**tty 5 year old Argos television that can display an NTSC PlayStation.

Random_punter
11th-February-2008, 09:57
Finished COD4 on my new PC over the weekend (yeah, really productive weekendfor me 3 rugby games and a new game and PC...)


What a game, was able to run it on full graphics settings,sky high framerate. Whatagame.


Really a work of art, graphics is the wrong word, its pretty much photorealistic, the modeling and movement of the characters is cinematic. I spent the whole weekend gobsmacked every timeI turned a corner. Single player game is as good as halflife, ifnot better.The storyline issolid and really keeps you going, but its the little bits that make it, the last scene on the bridge.... I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't finished it yet, butits brilliant. Just moved house so haven't got a net connection at home at the mo but I have no doubt that the online play will be class too.

danthefan
11th-February-2008, 22:38
Finished COD4 on my new PC over the weekend (yeah, really productive weekendfor me 3 rugby games and a new game and PC...)


What a game, was able to run it on full graphics settings,sky high framerate. Whatagame.


Really a work of art, graphics is the wrong word, its pretty much photorealistic, the modeling and movement of the characters is cinematic. I spent the whole weekend gobsmacked every timeI turned a corner. @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Single player game is as good as halflife, ifnot better@@@@/SPAN>.The storyline issolid and really keeps you going, but its the little bits that make it, the last scene on the bridge.... I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't finished it yet, butits brilliant. Just moved house so haven't got a net connection at home at the mo but I have no doubt that the online play will be class too.

No it really, really isn't.

Mucky Boots
11th-February-2008, 22:40
Finished COD4 on my new PC over the weekend (yeah, really productive weekendfor me 3 rugby games and a new game and PC...)


What a game, was able to run it on full graphics settings,sky high framerate. Whatagame.


Really a work of art, graphics is the wrong word, its pretty much photorealistic, the modeling and movement of the characters is cinematic. I spent the whole weekend gobsmacked every timeI turned a corner. @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Single player game is as good as halflife, ifnot better@@@@/SPAN>.The storyline issolid and really keeps you going, but its the little bits that make it, the last scene on the bridge.... I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't finished it yet, butits brilliant. Just moved house so haven't got a net connection at home at the mo but I have no doubt that the online play will be class too.

No it really, really isn't.


It really, really, @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic;">really @@@@/SPAN>isn't.

masterchief
11th-February-2008, 22:49
Finished COD4 on my new PC over the weekend (yeah, really productive weekendfor me 3 rugby games and a new game and PC...)


What a game, was able to run it on full graphics settings,sky high framerate. Whatagame.


Really a work of art, graphics is the wrong word, its pretty much photorealistic, the modeling and movement of the characters is cinematic. I spent the whole weekend gobsmacked every timeI turned a corner. @@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;">Single player game is as good as halflife, ifnot better@@@@/SPAN>.The storyline issolid and really keeps you going, but its the little bits that make it, the last scene on the bridge.... I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't finished it yet, butits brilliant. Just moved house so haven't got a net connection at home at the mo but I have no doubt that the online play will be class too.

No it really, really isn't.


It really, really, @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic;">really @@@@/SPAN>isn't.


I found the COD4 single player game kinda short, easy and a bit disappointing tbh. Not a patch on half life.

On the flip side COD4's multiplayer is one of the most addictive games i've ever played, it has kept me away from halo3 since late November!

Bosco
11th-February-2008, 23:34
Finished COD4 on my new PC over the weekend (yeah, really productive weekendfor me 3 rugby games and a new game and PC...)


What a game, was able to run it on full graphics settings,sky high framerate. Whatagame.


Really a work of art, graphics is the wrong word, its pretty much photorealistic, the modeling and movement of the characters is cinematic. I spent the whole weekend gobsmacked every timeI turned a corner. @@@@SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">Single player game is as good as halflife, ifnot better@@@@/SPAN>.The storyline issolid and really keeps you going, but its the little bits that make it, the last scene on the bridge.... I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't finished it yet, butits brilliant. Just moved house so haven't got a net connection at home at the mo but I have no doubt that the online play will be class too.




No it really, really isn't.


It really, really, @@@@SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic">really @@@@/SPAN>isn't.



It really, really, really, really is.

Random_punter
12th-February-2008, 08:48
Personal taste I guess, I like realistic story lines, half life is a great game, I've finished it a few times, but I'm not into the whole sci-fi too much. I'm a big fan of BF2, flight sims (actual proper simulations, not the arcade ones, ones where getting the engines started takes 10 minutes), strategy games etc. I mean your talking to the guy who will happily spent 90 minutes moving his sub into a firing position, and manually calculate the firing solution (a lot of trig) of a torpedo in silent hunter 3. I don't mind sci-fi or fantasy games (neverwinter nights is ok) but I just cringe a little inside every time I see a bit of magic or something physically impossible.


Your right though, it is a little short. And the way your squad members can tend to walk you through some of the earlier levels is a bit annoying (get of my way of get shot in the back fool....) It's always been the way with COD games.Stick it on the hardest setting and its plenty hard enough though. Haven't played the multi-player yet. Just getting my broadband set up this week (moved house last week) getting the chorus 6mb connection,6mb/s for 46 yoyo an month, free connection and wireless router,anyone heard any good/bad things about their broadband?

DonL
12th-February-2008, 10:40
Anyone have COD4 for the PS3? Just wondering what the multiplayer (not online) mode is like. Have just finished Resistance: Fall of Man last night with a buddy of mine. Great multiplayer in it that allows both of you to complete the missions together, split screen. I presume COD4 offers the same? Will be getting it during the week

danthefan
12th-February-2008, 19:33
Just finished COD4 now. Ending is great.

Bosco
12th-February-2008, 19:40
Anyone have COD4 for the PS3? Just wondering what the multiplayer (not online) mode is like. Have just finished Resistance: Fall of Man last night with a buddy of mine. Great multiplayer in it that allows both of you to complete the missions together, split screen. I presume COD4 offers the same? Will be getting it during the week i dont think you can do co-op missions on COD4, i have not seen it

Random_punter
13th-February-2008, 08:49
Just finished COD4 now. Ending is great.


Yeah, really satisfying. The slow mo makes it.

Random_punter
18th-February-2008, 09:24
Got crysis over the weekend, great game. Very adictive single player, multiplayer sucks though, riddled with cheaters. Played COD4 online too, its good but not asgood as BF2, very little team work involved its just all blazing away.

Ruck
18th-February-2008, 09:56
For instance, he said, Guitar Hero games made more than $820m at retail, a record for any single franchise in any one year.


Mr Moledina added: "The Wii has re-proven the point that five to 95 year olds like playing games."



Mobile gaming is starting to be taken seriously
Veteran game designer Sid Meier will speak at the conference to shed light on "the key things you need to capture the interest of the public at large".


"We have Facebook here talking about how they have managed to get so many eyeballs playing games in such a short space of time," he said.


Developers and publishers were looking at this area very closely, he added.


But, he said, these new developments would not change everything. "Not all games are going to be casual. There's still going to be a huge market for the core base which drives everything."


One of the games aimed squarely at the core audience in 2008 is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, which will be demoed at the week-long conference.



Gaining control


The event will also feature talk about the future of the human computer interface.


"Game worlds are a fairly complex universe, however the controllers we have are often a bit intimidating," said Mr Moledina.


Emotiv systems will be showing off its latest headset that uses sensors to detect brain waves to allow gamers to control characters and objects in a game world.


Israeli firm 3DV will be demonstrating its camera technology that can detect depth of movement.


Gamers can swing an imaginary golf club or interact with a 3D world just by using their hands and arms and without the need for a controller.


"A lot of people experiment with different ways to get into the game; to convert a fairly complex way that humans think and behave and have that map in a natural way to a complex game world," explained Mr Moledina.


The conference also features a strong mobile gaming element.


"We are seeing more and more big game companies take the space seriously. The sea change is that traditional game developers are less snarky about mobile and casual than they were because of the power of phones today."


Microsoft's head of Live services, John Schappert, will give one of the conference's keynotes, where he is expected to unveil new features for the Xbox Live service.


"Microsoft hasn't delivered a keynote for two years so it will be interesting to see what they have for us," said Mr Moledina.

scourge
25th-February-2008, 21:13
Has anybody used their PS3 as a web browser? I can't seem to open hotmail on it even though 'cookies' are enabled. Anyone have a solution? Is their browser software you can down load for the PS3

sparks
25th-February-2008, 21:15
Having same problem scourge

Chief
25th-February-2008, 21:17
Finished COD4 at the weekend. Great fun but a bit short. Orange box is next on the list.

p.s. What the hell is the story with russian dogs?smileys/mad.gif

LZ
25th-February-2008, 23:24
Anyone looking for a game of COD4 for the PS3 with yours truly? Hooked on the online mode and looking for a game - the guys I normally play with are pretty much fed up with me beating the s**te out of them every time. I'm on the fifth Prestige Mode now . . . sweet.


Also, you can't beat snapping those Russian dogs' necks! smileys/biggrin.gif


Anyone managed to do that extra mission - the one on the plane - on veteran yet (one minute to do it)? Spent f**king hours trying to do it last week - and finally did on about the hundredth attempt.


Hotmail works absolutely fine on my web browser. Strange that it doesn't work on yours. Are you having problems with any other sites?


Great to have the PS3 back. Seriously, Xbox lovers don't know what they're missing out on.

Locky
26th-February-2008, 02:15
I have to say the PS3 is unreal. it's just brilliant. never really got hooked on gaming that much. just bought the odd game and got sick of them with PS2.


With PS3, I have finished Uncharted (brilliant), finished Call of Duty 4 (brilliant) still hooked on the online part. and FIFA 08 is the most addictable game. I only have the PS3 for the last 2 months. The only other games I have ever finished were scareface &amp; one of the GTA's on the PS2 over about 3 years. that just shows how deascent the PS3 is.

danthefan
26th-February-2008, 13:50
Playing an interesting game called X3: Reunion at the moment. It's a space sim, quite slow paced and really detailed. In typical enough fashion you start off as a small fish in a big pond and have to do what you can to work your way up. There is a storyline and missions to it or else you can go around and do your own thing fighting whoever, or trading. It's pretty good. Lovely graphics too.

Random_punter
26th-February-2008, 14:07
Playing an interesting game called X3: Reunion at the moment. It's a space sim, quite slow paced and really detailed. In typical enough fashion you start off as a small fish in a big pond and have to do what you can to work your way up. There is a storyline and missions to it or else you can go around and do your own thing fighting whoever, or trading. It's pretty good. Lovely graphics too.





Yeah, I have that too, played it a lot before christmas. I like open ended games like that where you can do pretty much whatever the hell you want. Takes months to build up a decent sized empire though. Finished Crysis at the weekend, what a game.... If you have a top notch PC, buy it. Getting really stuck into the COD4 online now, up to rank of captain. Love the Uzi!

Balla Boy
26th-February-2008, 14:41
Having problems getting the PS3 onto my wireless network.


Times out when "exchanging key data".





Any suggestions?

sparks
26th-February-2008, 22:06
Create a new key??

LZ
26th-February-2008, 23:13
Getting really stuck into the COD4 online now, up to rank of captain. Love the Uzi!


The Uzi is useless in maps where long distance shooting happens all the time, though - and that's a lot of maps. The M4, G36C, MP5, P90 and the RPD are the best weapons - good at long and short distances. When you reach Rank 38 you can have two weapons - I go for the MP5 and RPD.


Rank of Captain? Unless you're on Prestige Mode that's nothing to brag about! smileys/wink.gif

Random_punter
27th-February-2008, 08:03
After8.5 hours of play time?smileys/sad.gif Guess i'm just used to Battlefield 2 where it takes months to get to Captain.Anyway, clocked up a few more ranks last night, up to Majornow.I play the headquarters mode alot, which means lots of streets and room to room fighting, Uzi with steady aim and stopping power perks is pretty deadly at that range. That and your much faster with a submachine gun, it makes you really hard to hit.If your on the right team you come out of each round with 900 to 1300 points depending on how many challenges you get. I'll use the P90 when I get that, larger mag.

mickyd
7th-March-2008, 13:37
Getting really stuck into the COD4 online now, up to rank of captain. Love the Uzi!


The Uzi is useless in maps where long distance shooting happens all the time, though - and that's a lot of maps. The M4, G36C, MP5, P90 and the RPD are the best weapons - good at long and short distances. When you reach Rank 38 you can have two weapons - I go for the MP5 and RPD.


Rank of Captain? Unless you're on Prestige Mode that's nothing to brag about! smileys/wink.gif








M16 with red dot and stopping power open maps


Uzi for CQC


Silenced AK47 and UAV jammer for Wet Works


thats my choice

Sarsfield
12th-March-2008, 09:04
A new arrival at the Sarsfield residence... I'm rather excited.

http://www.munsterfans.com//uploads/images/Sarsfield/picpc.jpg

Random_punter
12th-March-2008, 10:14
Nice, your gonna love that Dual core. Never used an Asus mobo but I hear they are nice too.What graphics card do you have?

Sarsfield
12th-March-2008, 12:44
Nice, your gonna love that Dual core. Never used an Asus mobo but I hear they are nice too.What graphics card do you have?

I did up a PC with an E6300 in it for my brother last year and that goes like the clappers of hell so to say I'm a little excited about this is to say that Japan sometimes shakes a little due to platetectonics... I've had Asus boards in the past and have found them pretty reliable. Fingers crossed that this situation will remain unchanged.

I'm going to stick with the 7800GT GFX that I have at the moment (due to abject penury!). According to all sources, it's still a decent card (despite being two years old - best £200 I @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic;">ever@@@@/SPAN> spent!). GFX upgrade will have to wait until the summer. I realise that there's a certain degree of CPU limitation as a result but given that that's the case with virtually every card commercially available once it comes down to the newer quad and dual core Intels, I'm not too worried. I'm just an amadαn for not ordering it two days ago as it would've arrived before the end of the week then...

Ruck
12th-March-2008, 12:56
I thought ye were gonna start your own PC thread?

Sarsfield
12th-March-2008, 13:07
I thought ye were gonna start your own PC thread?

We did and then it slipped to page 240,000,000. I was too damn lazy to go find it smileys/wink.gif

So consoles eh? What's the deal with them puppies?

sparks
12th-March-2008, 21:33
they are great, especially the PS3

heinekenhopeful
13th-March-2008, 15:26
I'm waiting to scrap up a few bob for the new 80gb version. Should be a good buy since blueray has won over the hd dvd. Finally! A sony innovation has caught on after generations of trying!

Chief
13th-March-2008, 15:46
Nice, your gonna love that Dual core. Never used an Asus mobo but I hear they are nice too.What graphics card do you have?

I did up a PC with an E6300 in it for my brother last year and that goes like the clappers of hell so to say I'm a little excited about this is to say that Japan sometimes shakes a little due to platetectonics... I've had Asus boards in the past and have found them pretty reliable. Fingers crossed that this situation will remain unchanged.

I'm going to stick with the 7800GT GFX that I have at the moment (due to abject penury!). According to all sources, it's still a decent card (despite being two years old - best £200 I @@@@SPAN style="font-style: italic;">ever@@@@/SPAN> spent!). GFX upgrade will have to wait until the summer. I realise that there's a certain degree of CPU limitation as a result but given that that's the case with virtually every card commercially available once it comes down to the newer quad and dual core Intels, I'm not too worried. I'm just an amadαn for not ordering it two days ago as it would've arrived before the end of the week then...


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Roll Away
13th-March-2008, 20:04
<DIV>My younger cousins got a Wii at Christmas and it suits them fine. They are around that age and it's very easy to use and they seem to enjoy it. When they call over they find it a bit hard to get to grips with the PS3, think you need to be a bit older to fully appreciate the PS3 and the Xbox 360.</DIV>

sparks
13th-March-2008, 21:56
What is the best console to get a 10 year old boy is it ps 2 or 3 or xbox 360 your thoughts please thanks in advance


Will sell you a PS2 and any games you want that i have!

SFBB
13th-March-2008, 22:25
dont buy anything from sparky!!!

just a general warning!!!

hes a tout!!

one of the guys who sells international tickets for double and triple their face value and then complians that real supporters cant get tickets!!!

shamefull!!

buying something from him would only ensure that he stays in business!!

i say we all boycott sparky and his kind!!!

smileys/wink.gifsmileys/wink.gifsmileys/wink.gif

Sarsfield
14th-March-2008, 06:28
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Bally console ruffians

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dropkick
17th-March-2008, 00:13
Getting really stuck into the COD4 online now, up to rank of captain. Love the Uzi!


The Uzi is useless in maps where long distance shooting happens all the time, though - and that's a lot of maps. The M4, G36C, MP5, P90 and the RPD are the best weapons - good at long and short distances. When you reach Rank 38 you can have two weapons - I go for the MP5 and RPD.


Rank of Captain? Unless you're on Prestige Mode that's nothing to brag about! smileys/wink.gif








M16 with red dot and stopping power open maps


Uzi for CQC


Silenced AK47 and UAV jammer for Wet Works


thats my choice





I use a range of weapons but I always have claymores, UAV jammer and deep impact. No hiding behind walls with deep impact. smileys/smile.gif

sparks
17th-March-2008, 04:49
just a general warning!!!

I am gay!!

one of the guys who sells international tickets for double and triple their face value, i ave been with!!!

shamefull, dont tell my dad!!

buying something from him would only ensure that he stays in business!!

i say we all boycottthe ticket toutsand his kind!!!

smileys/wink.gifsmileys/wink.gifsmileys/wink.gif


I think you have the wrong thread there young gooleysmileys/lol.gif

LZ
17th-March-2008, 13:23
Rank 26 on the 6th Prestige Mode. That's Rank 356/605. God, it's taken me over a week of game time to get me where I am now, so in aboutanother week of game time I should be done. Sweet.


Man, the MP5 is awesome.

Random_punter
17th-March-2008, 13:40
No prestige mode on the pc version, but I haven't played it in 2 weeks, stuck on a multiplayer mod of BF2 called project reality. Feels like I'm wasting my monster machine playing such an old game but i'm addicted.

danthefan
19th-March-2008, 16:54
I'd got a lend of Football Manager 2008, and it's as addictive as anything. Got rid of it though because it's too distracting. If you're into that kind of thing then I'd definitely recommend.

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 12:36
Please be gentle with me, I'm entering Virgin Territory here.


I bought my first ever pc game yesterday and did all the installing business and thought I was good to go. When I tried playng it (badly) I was interuptedafter a whileby a very scary notice telling me that Windows had to shut down and that the world would probaly endetc....


I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it again twice but it's still happening. Could it be that Idon't have enough room for it and how do I fix it?


Answers in the plainest of English please as I'm not a techie and nearly sent Ruck in spontaneous combustion when I recounted my previous pc foibles.


Thanks in advance.

Balla Boy
20th-March-2008, 12:48
Simba,


If you're getting a particular error message, googling it will normally find a fix.


If it's just a general "windows has encountered..." then check your system specification against the minimum requirements for the game, which should be on the pack. Though normally it will tell you during installation if there's a problem.


If you didn't have the room for it it wouldn't install.


What game is it? With some, you can opt for lower settings on graphics, sound etc on the options menu that will allow it to run on a lower spec.


If you have the right PC spec, it may be a software conflict and the googling should help.

An Fear Bolg
20th-March-2008, 12:49
Playing an interesting game called X3: Reunion at the moment. It's a space sim, quite slow paced and really detailed. In typical enough fashion you start off as a small fish in a big pond and have to do what you can to work your way up. There is a storyline and missions to it or else you can go around and do your own thing fighting whoever, or trading. It's pretty good. Lovely graphics too.


I acquired this recently, but have only started off. Looks fantastic but I dunno if I could be bothered with it, tbh. Hopefully I'll get a burst at it soon.

An Fear Bolg
20th-March-2008, 12:53
I'd got a lend of Football Manager 2008, and it's as addictive as anything. Got rid of it though because it's too distracting. If you're into that kind of thing then I'd definitely recommend.


I've been addicted to Football Manager since the original one back in 1992! Ridiculous. The amount of time I've spent playing it is shocking. I was thinking of starting an FM thread here, but have a feeling there isn't a lot of demand for it.

Random_punter
20th-March-2008, 12:53
Please be gentle with me, I'm entering Virgin Territory here.


I bought my first ever pc game yesterday and did all the installing business and thought I was good to go. When I tried playng it (badly) I was interuptedafter a whileby a very scary notice telling me that Windows had to shut down and that the world would probaly endetc....


I've tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it again twice but it's still happening. Could it be that Idon't have enough room for it and how do I fix it?


Answers in the plainest of English please as I'm not a techie and nearly sent Ruck in spontaneous combustion when I recounted my previous pc foibles.


Thanks in advance.

Yeah, pcs can be a bit funny like that sometimes. Not to worry.
Few questions.
A. What game is it?
B. Whats parts have you got in your computer?
C. When was the last time you updated the drivers for your graphics card and sound card. An out of date driver (the software that runs a particular bit of hardware) is the most likely problem. Its easy to fix once you know what type of hardware it is.

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 12:58
Thanks Balla.


At the risk of serious ridicule, it's the Lost game. The graphics are on Medium, but I'll set them lower to see if it helps.


It's not a typical 'windows has encountered' message but a big blue screen with lots of techno lingo on it.


I'm under strict instructions not to feck with the pc so I'll get sewa onto it when he gets home.

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 13:04
Random.


I think I have the general jist of what you're sayingbut to be honest all that stuff is out of my league really. I've no idea what parts I have and when I last updated drivers (what's a driver smileys/redface.gif).


Thanks for the advice though and as with Balla's I'll get the boss onto it later.

Viigand
20th-March-2008, 13:11
Ah, the old Blue Screen of Death...haven't seen that in a while...what operating system are you running?

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 13:18
Oh Jesus!


What do you mean operating system Viigand?


Please I'm not being weird I'm just clueless when it comes to technology. Maybe I should clarify. Recently I had a small problem with the pc. When I was asked what was on my desktop I replied, my keys, my phone and the computer.

Random_punter
20th-March-2008, 13:23
Oh Jesus!


What do you mean operating system Viigand?


Please I'm not being weird I'm just clueless when it comes to technology. Maybe I should clarify. Recently I had a small problem with the pc. When I was asked what was on my desktop I replied, my keys, my phone and the computer.

smileys/shock.gif Thats gonna find its way into some tech support manual some where. Brilliant Simba. Think you'd better leave it to Sewa, if he has any trouble he can PM me if he wants and i'll help as much as I can.

masterchief
20th-March-2008, 13:24
is the screen something like "beginning dump of physical memory etc etc......
STOP 0X000.......etc etc"?

Balla Boy
20th-March-2008, 13:26
Thanks Balla.


At the risk of serious ridicule, it's the Lost game. The graphics are on Medium, but I'll set them lower to see if it helps.


It's not a typical 'windows has encountered' message but a big blue screen with lots of techno lingo on it.


I'm under strict instructions not to feck with the pc so I'll get sewa onto it when he gets home.








Blue screen errors are often caused by drivers, or incompatability with hardware. Is there anything in particular that usually causes the crash, like the game showing video or loading to a different screen?


You may just need to update the drivers for your video card, which should be available from the manufacturer's web site.

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 13:26
That's the one Masterchief!

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 13:29
Oh Jesus!


What do you mean operating system Viigand?


Please I'm not being weird I'm just clueless when it comes to technology. Maybe I should clarify. Recently I had a small problem with the pc. When I was asked what was on my desktop I replied, my keys, my phone and the computer.




smileys/shock.gif Thats gonna find its way into some tech support manual some where. Brilliant Simba. Think you'd better leave it to Sewa, if he has any trouble he can PM me if he wants and i'll help as much as I can.



I know. I'll have to copyright it.

Buceph
20th-March-2008, 14:06
Heh, don't worry, that's not the worst of them.

I was teaching the ol' fella how to use a computer a while back, and we had to start at the very basics, how to use a mouse. I had him sit down in front of the screen and made him watch what I was doing. "You see, you move the pointer over here, and double click on this little symbol. A double click is where click the left mouse button two times in rapid succession." I did it a few times and he just couldn't get it, each demonstration being interspersed with an, "Are you f**king watching me." I moved back a bit to show him one last time, because it was obvious he wasn't watching me. But he was. Instead of following the cursor on screen, he was trying to copy how far I moved the actual mouse. I gave up at that point.

He went on some course, 'Computers For the Terrified' and he's doing all right now. Spends all day looking up holidays, flights, and the weather.

So yeah, don't worry about incompetence. I also worked in a call centre for broadband, and most people understood the principle ideas, just not the language.

masterchief
20th-March-2008, 14:41
That's the one Masterchief!




Righto, the part of the error that says STOP 0X0000etc iswhat you need. Write down the stop code and google it (or post it here). Its most likely a driver problem (drivers are little bits of software that tell everything in your pc how to work correctly).

The stop code should be able to point you in the direction of where the problem lies.

scourge
20th-March-2008, 14:46
Rank 26 on the 6th Prestige Mode. That's Rank 356/605. God, it's taken me over a week of game time to get me where I am now, so in aboutanother week of game time I should be done. Sweet.


Man, the MP5 is awesome.





Only on Brigadier General on my first way round but what a game.


Prefer the M4 Carbine myself with a sniper rifle and claymores. I have a couple of spots I like to hide out and snipe from! My usre name is scourgio if anyone fancys a game. I'm usually on after 9pm

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 15:15
Masterchief........... I love you!

masterchief
20th-March-2008, 15:19
smileys/redface.gif I won't tell my missus that!

ahem...

well, anyway, fire up the stop code if you're stuck and I'll see what i can come up with.

masterchief
20th-March-2008, 15:20
Rank 26 on the 6th Prestige Mode. That's Rank 356/605. God, it's taken me over a week of game time to get me where I am now, so in aboutanother week of game time I should be done. Sweet.


Man, the MP5 is awesome.





Only on Brigadier General on my first way round but what a game.


Prefer the M4 Carbine myself with a sniper rifle and claymores. I have a couple of spots I like to hide out and snipe from! My usre name is scourgio if anyone fancys a game. I'm usually on after 9pm

Gonna have an hour or so at it now. At commander level but dont want to bother with prestige mode (i'm lazy)

SIMBA
20th-March-2008, 15:22
smileys/redface.gif I won't tell my missus that!

ahem...

well, anyway, fire up the stop code if you're stuck and I'll see what i can come up with.



In a totally platonic non squishy way.............of course.

inoverthetop
20th-March-2008, 15:23
Went to Madison Square Garden to See Pittsburgh and Louisville play each other in the Big East Championship last week.On the back of that I picked up College Hoops 2k8 for the PS3. Loving it a t the moment. I also Picked up MLB 08 (baseball) whick looks great but I havent a clue how to play it. Got to see a few blokes playing rock band it looks like great craic


However Games bought in the US will run on European PS3's and they are much cheaper!

masterchief
20th-March-2008, 15:32
smileys/redface.gif I won't tell my missus that!

ahem...

well, anyway, fire up the stop code if you're stuck and I'll see what i can come up with.



In a totally platonic non squishy way.............of course.

Of course!!!!

An Fear Bolg
21st-March-2008, 09:53
Hey SIMBA, not sure if this will help (and don't want to get between yourself and MC) but try www.canirunit.com

It's a site that analyses your PC setup and tells you if you can run whatever game you pick. Dunno if the Lost game is on the list, but it's worth a look.

As you were.

SIMBA
21st-March-2008, 10:41
Thanks Fat Man. I'll give it a shot.

An Fear Bolg
21st-March-2008, 11:20
Thanks@@@@SPAN style="font-weight: bold;"> Fat Man@@@@/SPAN>. I'll give it a shot.

smileys/sad.gif

Ruck
21st-March-2008, 12:07
what are you sulking for? it's your namesmileys/lol.gif

Bosco
21st-March-2008, 12:59
Went to Madison Square Garden to See Pittsburgh and Louisville play each other in the Big East Championship last week.On the back of that I picked up College Hoops 2k8 for the PS3. Loving it a t the moment. I also Picked up MLB 08 (baseball) whick looks great but I havent a clue how to play it. Got to see a few blokes playing rock band it looks like great craic


However Games bought in the US will run on European PS3's and they are much cheaper!


well thats no good for me nowsmileys/sad.gif

Ruck
21st-March-2008, 13:02
I told you they'd work, you tool. Did you not buy one?

Bosco
21st-March-2008, 13:07
didn't get around to it, was going to pick one up at the airport, but they didn't sell them. i think i'll try get them posted over.

The Word Is Born
21st-March-2008, 13:16
Loser

sparks
24th-March-2008, 23:15
or you could go on play they are cheaper, postage is free

Roll Away
24th-March-2008, 23:48
<DIV>ebay is the best for buying, got the new call of duty for 40 euro including postage a couple of weeks ago. </DIV>
<DIV></DIV>
<DIV>MLB 08 is good alright, looks great and plays really well, once you know the rules your sorted.smileys/wink.gif</DIV>

Balla Boy
25th-March-2008, 07:26
Rank 26 on the 6th Prestige Mode. That's Rank 356/605. God, it's taken me over a week of game time to get me where I am now, so in aboutanother week of game time I should be done. Sweet.


Man, the MP5 is awesome.





Only on Brigadier General on my first way round but what a game.


Prefer the M4 Carbine myself with a sniper rifle and claymores. I have a couple of spots I like to hide out and snipe from! My usre name is scourgio if anyone fancys a game. I'm usually on after 9pm




Gonna have an hour or so at it now. At commander level but dont want to bother with prestige mode (i'm lazy)



Feels like I've been at it a while, but I'm only at 2nd Lieutenant.


I'm allowing the challenges to drive weapon choice so that I get the bonus exp points to get promotions. Anything else I should be doing to speed the process up?


Mostly playing mercenary team deathmatch - find the free for all too hectic. Are there other game types where I'll increase the scoring rate?

Random_punter
25th-March-2008, 07:36
Rank 26 on the 6th Prestige Mode. That's Rank 356/605. God, it's taken me over a week of game time to get me where I am now, so in aboutanother week of game time I should be done. Sweet.


Man, the MP5 is awesome.





Only on Brigadier General on my first way round but what a game.


Prefer the M4 Carbine myself with a sniper rifle and claymores. I have a couple of spots I like to hide out and snipe from! My usre name is scourgio if anyone fancys a game. I'm usually on after 9pm




Gonna have an hour or so at it now. At commander level but dont want to bother with prestige mode (i'm lazy)



Feels like I've been at it a while, but I'm only at 2nd Lieutenant.


I'm allowing the challenges to drive weapon choice so that I get the bonus exp points to get promotions. Anything else I should be doing to speed the process up?


Mostly playing mercenary team deathmatch - find the free for all too hectic. Are there other game types where I'll increase the scoring rate?

Headquarters mode is what you want, if your looking for points. Good fun too.

Balla Boy
25th-March-2008, 10:54
Right - I'll give that a go then.


This prestige mode lark... I know I'm a long way from worrying about it, but as far as I can gather you lose all your weapons, challenges and stuff and swap them for a badge.


Now, as you go back through, do you get to unlock new stuff or is it all the same stuff repeated over and over for ten turns?


And do you have an option not to do this?

scourge
25th-March-2008, 11:15
Right - I'll give that a go then.


This prestige mode lark... I know I'm a long way from worrying about it, but as far as I can gather you lose all your weapons, challenges and stuff and swap them for a badge.


Now, as you go back through, do you get to unlock new stuff or is it all the same stuff repeated over and over for ten turns?


And do you have an option not to do this?








I was wondering about that too. I don't think I really want to start from scratch again when I reach level 55

Balla Boy
25th-March-2008, 11:25
Exactly. If you're in the same games, with the same people, the same weapons etc etc I don't really see the point.


I heard something about all your weapons getting gold plate at the end of the first prestige level, but what happens for the other 9?

Drahcir
25th-March-2008, 11:42
Your weapons don't get gold plate. Only the desert eagle does. You can only get golden camouflage on one weapon in each section e.g. golden AK47 in the assault rifles and to do this you have to complete all challenges in that weapon category i.e. get 150 headshots with each weapon. If you do prestige mode you'll lose all these and have to start again. For me, CoD4 is finished, I'm bored with it, I'm eagerly awaiting Battlefield: Bad Company.

Balla Boy
25th-March-2008, 11:52
So, where's the "prestige" thing coming from? It sounds very much like just starting over again.

masterchief
4th-April-2008, 15:54
it is starting over again essentially

I got the new map pack today. Very nice indeedy....

mickyd
10th-April-2008, 08:46
it is starting over again essentially

I got the new map pack today. Very nice indeedy....



Yeah I like the new maps especially the tv station place.


Anyone find sniping is v difficult? Any tips if not?

Balla Boy
10th-April-2008, 09:07
Micky,


I find you need a good position, the Iron Lungs perk helps as well.


Other than that depends what you're finding hard. Generally, find the target, hold your breath (L3) and aim slightly low.


It's very hard to hit moving targets, though. I find the pan on the scope doesn't move fast enough.


Oh, and don't find targets through the scope. Your peripheral vison will catch movement using the general view more easily, and then you zoom in with the scope.

DonL
10th-April-2008, 09:28
Jesus, I obviously haven't experienced online COD4 enough. Love the sinlge campaign but tried it online and didn't last a second! Gave up on it pretty quickly. Love the single game though.


Anyone have the new Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 game? Thinking of getting it. Couldn't be arsed going through the whole thread to see if someone mentioned it.


Coming close to GTA release now, end of month. Could be a great weekend, Munster reaching the final (please god) and heading home to play the new GTA!

mickyd
10th-April-2008, 09:42
Micky,


I find you need a good position, the Iron Lungs perk helps as well.


Other than that depends what you're finding hard. Generally, find the target, hold your breath (L3) and aim slightly low.


It's very hard to hit moving targets, though. I find the pan on the scope doesn't move fast enough.


Oh, and don't find targets through the scope. Your peripheral vison will catch movement using the general view more easily, and then you zoom in with the scope.





That makes sense to me - I'll try it. Decreases the chances of someone getting you from the side also.


I think my main problem is finding a goodposition (and not getting killed in the process by another sniper).


Do you have to go prone?

Balla Boy
10th-April-2008, 10:00
Depends what map you're on. I only use it on certain maps - bog, the one with the missile launchers, pipeline, the one on the container ship- you need something that gives you a good field of vision. On something like showdown it's a waste of time.


Be prepared to move fairly regularly - you will be spotted by another sniper eventually. Once you have a couple of kills, shift to another position.


Upper floors of buildings, roofs - anything with elevation is useful. The radar thing only shows position, not height, so it's not always easy to work out where someone is if they're not at ground level.


And if you have Claymores, set them behind you so that people don't sneak up on you.


The two positions I find best are behind the wall on Bog, and the bridge area on Wet Work.

danthefan
20th-April-2008, 18:43
I just read the Official Xbox Magazine review of GTA4, said it was pretty much the best game ever. 10/10.

Bosco
20th-April-2008, 19:37
Just over 8 Days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!smileys/shock.gif

masterchief
20th-April-2008, 21:05
i prebooked mine on thursday!

munster_mafia
20th-April-2008, 22:13
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its set in new york isnt it?

LZ
21st-April-2008, 11:45
Almost finished the 8th Prestige Mode now - Rank 45 (485/605 in total - about 15000th out of over a million and a half players isn't bad at all). Prestige Mode is exactly what is says on the tin - you start again, you get a better rank symbol; people know that you've started again x number of times. Another way of looking at is, why bother to carry on playing if you don't start again? If you want lots of points, then Search and Destroy is what you should play - over 1,000 points in most games (500 for killing people and 500 in bonuses). You have to be good though or else it's pointless.


GTA IV will be set in a redesigned Liberty City (the same as GTA III) - based on New York City and New Jersey. I can't wait for it personally. Also, apparantly after the initial loading sequence, there are no loading sequences during play.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_IV- worth a read.

heinekenhopeful
21st-April-2008, 12:04
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its set in new york isnt it?

Liberty City. For legal purposes smileys/wink.gif

Ruck
21st-April-2008, 12:41
I just read the Official Xbox Magazine review of GTA4, said it was pretty much the best game ever. 10/10.


Xbox magazine in bigging up Xbox game shocker.smileys/lol.gif


I'm sure it's great n all that, but I wouldn't take any of those reviews seriously.

heinekenhopeful
21st-April-2008, 13:05
Sure they're basically advertisements anyway. There was probably a two page spread overleaf...

sparks
21st-April-2008, 13:11
Wont be able to get this until after MBH annoying i know!!

LZ
28th-April-2008, 19:08
Just picked up GTA IV about an hour ago. What a game. I reserved it at my local Game weeks ago but they - the games - arrived earlier than expected - today - and they gave me a ring and told me that I could come and pick it up when I liked. I was down there straight away.


Absolutely loving it and I'm still getting to grips with everything - even though the basics are still there, thank God. I've got to handle finishing up COD4 online and now GTA IV. A hard life I live.

sparks
28th-April-2008, 19:28
I hate you

Bosco
28th-April-2008, 19:32
smileys/sad.gif

masterchief
28th-April-2008, 19:55
i dont get my copy til tomorrow morning!

smileys/sad.gif

but i have take 3 days off work to enjoy it
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danthefan
28th-April-2008, 20:01
Gonna buy a PS3 in the states in the summerfor GTA and MGS. Not having GTA is going to be unbearablesmileys/sad.gif

Ruck
7th-May-2008, 07:01
Sony's PlayStation 3 games console has outsold Microsoft's Xbox 360 in Europe, according to figures released by Sony.


More than five million PS3s have been sold across the continent, Sony's David Reeves confirmed.


Speaking at a European PlayStation event in London, he said: "The numbers are a testament to the strength of the PlayStation brand."


He said PlayStation 3 had been outselling the Xbox 360 since October last year. <!- E SF ->


"We have sold more PlayStation 3s throughout Europe than Xbox 360 even though they launched 16 months before us."


Mr Reeves, head of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, also said 12 million PSP handheld consoles and 48 million PlayStation 2s had been sold in Europe.


Despite Sony's overhauling of Microsoft in Europe, both firms' sales are a long way behind the Nintendo Wii.


Price tag


Sony has managed to overtake Xbox 360 sales despite a much higher price tag.


The cheapest PS3 is available for £299, versus £159 for the Xbox 360.


"We have been consistently outselling our closest competitor [Xbox 360] since October 2007, even with the latest price point," said Mr Reeves.


Microsoft cut the price of Xbox 360 in March.


The figures will cheer Sony after a painful launch period for the machine, which saw delays, stock problems and criticism from gamers that early titles for the machine were below par.


Kaz Hirai, Sony's global head of PlayStation, said the first year of PS3 had been difficult.


Speaking at the London event, he said: "There were teething problems... and customers were a little underwhelmed by early games."


'No surprise'


He said Sony was going to promote the PS3 as a "multi-faceted interactive entertainment system" in the year ahead.


Games consultant Nick Parker said it was "no surprise" that PlayStation had overtaken Xbox in Europe.


"The PlayStation has held out remarkably well over the last 18 months despite the press slating it because of the price. People got behind the brand.


"The PS3 is far more mass market than 360, which has gone for traditional adult males - and that does not go down well in continental Europe."


He said consumers in Europe had "never gotten over the design ethos of the original Xbox."


Microsoft had set out to broaden the appeal of its titles "but never did come up with the goods", he went on.


The Xbox 360 was performing well in the UK but has a "problem on the continent".


He said PlayStation 3 had "every chance" of overtaking the Xbox 360 in its heartland of North America in the next two to three years.

Gureillatalk
4th-June-2008, 11:39
Hi I recently won a brand new copy of GTA IV for the XBOX 360. Does anyone know a shop where I might be able to trade it in and what kind of prices they'd offer for it. Please note I'm not trying to sell it here. Just looking for info thanks.

Ruck
4th-June-2008, 11:48
If you're living near a Gamestop or Game store, they will buy it off you for normally about a 3rd of it's actual value.

Mach10
4th-June-2008, 13:37
Any suggestions where I could get one of those PS3 and GTA4 bundles online?

Tried Smyths on Kinsale Rd. today and they were out of them and hadn't even the 40gb on sale itself unless you wanted to get it with two named games with it. Two places in Bandon were out aswell and one place in Skibb had them for sale seperately which came to €490...

4th-June-2008, 14:02
We've just stepped (finally) into the current generation of consoles with a wii and got Mario Kart. But I'd really be interested in knowing what games on the wii are really worth getting (especially to play with a 12 year old daughter) and what are the proverbial bag of pus to be avoided at all costs?

Hamstring
5th-June-2008, 09:41
We've just stepped (finally) into the current generation of consoles with a wii and got Mario Kart. But I'd really be interested in knowing what games on the wii are really worth getting (especially to play with a 12 year old daughter) and what are the proverbial bag of pus to be avoided at all costs?





EO,


Sonic &amp; Mario Olympics is great fun for young and old especially as it allows up to 4 to play together (although you do need extra wii remotes).


Other bestgames I have played on it are Resident Evil IV (probably not suitable for 12yr old). Madden Football is class on the Wii with the whole arm throwing scenario. Big brain training is a bit of a laugh aswell in 2 player mode.


There is a lot of tripe out there. Pick up a Nintendo magazine and look at the reviews and don't take anything under 70% rating.

5th-June-2008, 10:07
cheers hamstring. We've got M&amp;S at Olympics on DS and that was fun in itself so I think that'll be the next game on wii we pick up. Your comment about there's a lot of tripe is why I'm a bit wary - I've seen reviews of several games saying they just aren't worth the money.

Ruck
5th-June-2008, 10:12
omer. go to www.metacritic.com (http://www.metacritic.com), they have an exclusive wii section, as they do with all other consoles, that compiles reviews of games from a whole host of other websites, which gives a better overal opinion of a game.

Hamstring
5th-June-2008, 10:28
Rucks suggestion is a good one.


In some cases on metacritic you can ignore, certainly, theworst reviewand in some cases the highest but in general the average rating it generates is a good indicator.


As a rule of thumba gameshould be scoring an average over 70.The top 20 list on the right is a good indicator. (Although Mario Olympics only scores a 67?!)

Mucky Boots
5th-June-2008, 11:43
Metal Gear Solid 4 - Only a week to go!

5th-June-2008, 12:54
cheers guys

Mucky Boots
13th-June-2008, 22:41
Metal Gear Solid 4 is, in a word, breath-taking. It's the seamless combination of story and gameplay which makes it such an enjoyable experience.

The Word Is Born
13th-June-2008, 22:57
Away with your PS3 voodoo witch craft. It's Niko Bellic on the 360 or nowt!

danthefan
14th-June-2008, 03:10
Been playing Mass Effect on the PC a lot recently, very enjoyable.

Drahcir
14th-June-2008, 06:50
If anyone hasn't done it already, I'd recommend downloading the Battlefield: Bad Company demo. Brilliant playing online.

bedstuybosco
6th-July-2008, 10:08
Metal Gear Solid 4 is, in a word, breath-taking. It's the seamless combination of story and gameplay which makes it such an enjoyable experience.
AWESOME
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sparks
6th-July-2008, 18:07
If anyone hasnt bought GH III, then get down to HOOMV and buy it, its only 60 euro!!


Its without a doubt one of the best games on the PS3

bedstuybosco
7th-July-2008, 07:01
Guitar Hero?


Really?

Hugged Rugger
7th-July-2008, 08:05
last metal gear game i played was portable ops for the psp. never got into it at all. really should trade it in. hardly used it

bedstuybosco
7th-July-2008, 12:55
Does anybody have any idea how to beat immortal VAMP in MGS4?


I think its somethng to do with the syringe?


Anybody?


smileys/shock.gif

Drahcir
7th-July-2008, 13:02
Get his health down all the way and he will fall to the ground, has he's getting up, get him into a CQC hold, select the syringe in the items and press triangle.

SFBB
7th-July-2008, 14:27
Get his health down all the way and he will fall to the ground, has he's getting up, get him into a CQC hold, select the syringe in the items and press triangle.
QED

SFBB
7th-July-2008, 14:27
Get his health down all the way and he will fall to the ground, has he's getting up, get him into a CQC hold, select the syringe in the items and press triangle.
QED

sparks
7th-July-2008, 14:32
Guitar Hero?


Really?





Yeah man, unreal game!!

Balla Boy
7th-July-2008, 14:38
Guitar Hero?


Really?





Yeah man, unreal game!!





Why would someone choose to play Guitar Hero rather than, say, learning to play guitar?


I don't see the attraction. Even virtual fishing provides an indoor alternative to an occasionally inclement hobby.


But Guitar Hero allows you to sit in your living room replicating the feeling of doing something that you could actually do while sat in exactly the same spot.


Am I missing something fundamental?

sparks
7th-July-2008, 14:41
Guitar Hero?


Really?





Yeah man, unreal game!!





Why would someone choose to play Guitar Hero rather than, say, learning to play guitar?


I don't see the attraction. Even virtual fishing provides an indoor alternative to an occasionally inclement hobby.


But Guitar Hero allows you to sit in your living room replicating the feeling of doing something that you could actually do while sat in exactly the same spot.


Am I missing something fundamental?





Balla its something fun to do, you could use the exact same argument with the wii!!


Plus it has major fans like slash amongst others

Balla Boy
7th-July-2008, 14:44
Guitar Hero?


Really?





Yeah man, unreal game!!





Why would someone choose to play Guitar Hero rather than, say, learning to play guitar?


I don't see the attraction. Even virtual fishing provides an indoor alternative to an occasionally inclement hobby.


But Guitar Hero allows you to sit in your living room replicating the feeling of doing something that you could actually do while sat in exactly the same spot.


Am I missing something fundamental?





Balla its something fun to do, you could use the exact same argument with the wii!!


Plus it has major fans like slash amongst others





Fair enough - not having a go or anything. It just bypasses me completely.


It's the only game I can think of where for about the same outlay and application level you could be performing the activity you're simulating with no need to leave the room.


It's like virtual reading, or virtual hoovering.

Mach10
7th-July-2008, 18:40
Does anybody have any idea how to beat immortal VAMP in MGS4?


I think its somethng to do with the syringe?


Anybody?


smileys/shock.gif
Drachir gave you the right instructions for that but the whole sequence is great. Go on youtube to watch the Raiden Vamp fight on top of Rex. Only got glimpses of it since the Gekko keep you fairly occupied! Thought Vamp and the battle with Liquid on Metal Gear Ray shortly after, were fairly easy. Looking back, Mantis was probably the toughest boss. Took me a while to figure her out.

Found the whole game epic, especially after feeling a bit let down by repetitiveness of the first game I got, AC. Mucky already mention how well the gameplay and scenes combine. Half tempted to resort back to the PS2 for MGS3(haven't played) but might have to make do with GTA IV.smileys/smile.gif

Mucky Boots
7th-July-2008, 19:13
Does anybody have any idea how to beat immortal VAMP in MGS4?



I think its somethng to do with the syringe?



Anybody?



smileys/shock.gif

Drachir gave you the right instructions for that but the whole sequence is great. Go on youtube to watch the Raiden Vamp fight on top of Rex. Only got glimpses of it since the Gekko keep you fairly occupied! Thought Vamp and the battle with Liquid on Metal Gear Ray shortly after, were fairly easy. Looking back, Mantis was probably the toughest boss. Took me a while to figure her out.



Found the whole game epic, especially after feeling a bit let down by repetitiveness of the first game I got, AC. Mucky already mention how well the gameplay and scenes combine. Half tempted to resort back to the PS2 for MGS3(haven't played) but might have to make do with GTA IV.smileys/smile.gif

You didn't play MGS3 first? Half the plot of GOTP has just been wasted on you, you ill-informed cretin! A curse on thee!

mickyd
7th-July-2008, 19:20
Guitar Hero?


Really?





Yeah man, unreal game!!





Why would someone choose to play Guitar Hero rather than, say, learning to play guitar?


I don't see the attraction. Even virtual fishing provides an indoor alternative to an occasionally inclement hobby.


But Guitar Hero allows you to sit in your living room replicating the feeling of doing something that you could actually do while sat in exactly the same spot.


Am I missing something fundamental?





Balla its something fun to do, you could use the exact same argument with the wii!!


Plus it has major fans like slash amongst others





Fair enough - not having a go or anything. It just bypasses me completely.


It's the only game I can think of where for about the same outlay and application level you could be performing the activity you're simulating with no need to leave the room.


It's like virtual reading, or virtual hoovering.





I'm a great fan of gaming Balla but I have to agree with you there. I think if I played guitar hero it would just depress me because I'd be looking over at my real guitar and be thinking I should be playing that.


Gaming for me is about escapism.

who?
7th-July-2008, 19:55
Why would someone choose to play Guitar Hero rather than, say, learning to play guitar?


There are thousands, nay, tens of thousands of excellent guitar players out there. You'll never be as good as them.


But, how many have got 100% score on every song on maxium difficulty in GH? Achieve that, and you'll be truly unique.


(No, I've never played it. But I think the point stands, it's about being the best at something. I played one race in Crackdown on the 360 for about 4 hours straight, just to have the fastest time in the world for that race. Funny how competitive we people can be.)

Ruck
7th-July-2008, 20:09
I played one race in Crackdown on the 360 for about 4 hours straight, just to have the fastest time in the world for that race. Funny how competitive we people can be.

now THAT's nerdy.

Mach10
7th-July-2008, 21:04
Does anybody have any idea how to beat immortal VAMP in MGS4?


I think its somethng to do with the syringe?


Anybody?


smileys/shock.gif
Drachir gave you the right instructions for that but the whole sequence is great. Go on youtube to watch the Raiden Vamp fight on top of Rex. Only got glimpses of it since the Gekko keep you fairly occupied! Thought Vamp and the battle with Liquid on Metal Gear Ray shortly after, were fairly easy. Looking back, Mantis was probably the toughest boss. Took me a while to figure her out.

Found the whole game epic, especially after feeling a bit let down by repetitiveness of the first game I got, AC. Mucky already mention how well the gameplay and scenes combine. Half tempted to resort back to the PS2 for MGS3(haven't played) but might have to make do with GTA IV.smileys/smile.gifYou didn't play MGS3 first? Half the plot of GOTP has just been wasted on you, you ill-informed cretin! A curse on thee!
Nope but could still follow most of it. Act IV being the highlight of the game surely? Still have my copy of MGS1 but it's all scratched and banjaxed as a result. smileys/doubt.gif

Mucky Boots
7th-July-2008, 21:09
Does anybody have any idea how to beat immortal VAMP in MGS4?



I think its somethng to do with the syringe?



Anybody?



smileys/shock.gif

Drachir gave you the right instructions for that but the whole sequence is great. Go on youtube to watch the Raiden Vamp fight on top of Rex. Only got glimpses of it since the Gekko keep you fairly occupied! Thought Vamp and the battle with Liquid on Metal Gear Ray shortly after, were fairly easy. Looking back, Mantis was probably the toughest boss. Took me a while to figure her out.



Found the whole game epic, especially after feeling a bit let down by repetitiveness of the first game I got, AC. Mucky already mention how well the gameplay and scenes combine. Half tempted to resort back to the PS2 for MGS3(haven't played) but might have to make do with GTA IV.smileys/smile.gifYou didn't play MGS3 first? Half the plot of GOTP has just been wasted on you, you ill-informed cretin! A curse on thee!

Nope but could still follow most of it. Act IV being the highlight of the game surely? Still have my copy of MGS1 but it's all scratched and banjaxed as a result. smileys/doubt.gif

Act 4 was a thing of beauty, a tear came to my eye when the music kicked in as you approached the initial area, I actually weeped for a solid minute.

SFBB
7th-July-2008, 21:12
A metal gear solid minute?







Ill get my coat.....

bedstuybosco
8th-July-2008, 08:19
Get his health down all the way and he will fall to the ground, has he's getting up, get him into a CQC hold, select the syringe in the items and press triangle.


I was thinking that alright, but how do you do the CQC?


Ive gotten him down and hes all dazed etc but wheni go near him andpress R1he just kicks me away. Do u have to be gunless when doing the cqc?


Im sure im pretty close to beating him, tis driving me mad smileys/mad.gif

heinekenhopeful
8th-July-2008, 09:23
I only got a PS3 this weeksmileys/redface.gif

But by god was it worth the wait smileys/cool.gif

Mach10
8th-July-2008, 16:34
Get his health down all the way and he will fall to the ground, has he's getting up, get him into a CQC hold, select the syringe in the items and press triangle.


I was thinking that alright, but how do you do the CQC?


Ive gotten him down and hes all dazed etc but when*i go near him and*press R1*he just kicks me away. Do u have to be gunless when doing the cqc?


Im sure im pretty close to beating him, tis driving me mad smileys/mad.gif
You get a hold of him when he's getting back up while standing behind him. Found this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=-RThKlLADgM) for you.

danthefan
17th-July-2008, 12:46
I bought myself an American PS3 over eBay (came to 180yoyos including delivery) and the guy who was selling it accidentally left COD4 in the drive, so happy days. Briefly had a go of the online, and died lots.

Ruck
17th-July-2008, 13:10
that's excellent value Dan, even without the COD4.


Are the ps3 games region free?

danthefan
17th-July-2008, 13:18
The console is region free but some developers apparently encode their games to only be played on one region or another. It's no hassle buying them over the net from the US anyway, just have to wait maybe a week for delivery, which is fine by me. I'm in the US at the moment anyway so I'll pick up 2 or 3 more games before I go home.

bedstuybosco
18th-July-2008, 09:07
Get his health down all the way and he will fall to the ground, has he's getting up, get him into a CQC hold, select the syringe in the items and press triangle.



I was thinking that alright, but how do you do the CQC?



Ive gotten him down and hes all dazed etc but wheni go near him andpress R1he just kicks me away. Do u have to be gunless when doing the cqc?



Im sure im pretty close to beating him, tis driving me mad smileys/mad.gif



You get a hold of him when he's getting back up while standing behind him. Found this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=-RThKlLADgM) for you.





Yippppppppppppeee i finally killed the fecker ............


Unfortunately i cant kill the MANTIS now .... I cant even get near her smileys/sad.gif

Ruck
18th-July-2008, 09:17
We need focking spoilers for this forum. I haven't played the game yet and don't want to read how to do stuff on itsmileys/mad.gif

sparks
18th-July-2008, 10:13
easy dont read itsmileys/lol.gif

bedstuybosco
18th-July-2008, 15:21
easy dont read itsmileys/lol.gif


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Mach10
18th-July-2008, 16:05
Mantis was awkward but Otacon was a help.

First you use that syringe Naomi gave you by injecting yourself to stop Mantis making you miss any shots aimed at her. Then you start aiming for those dolls at either side of her while dodging shots from the ''dead'' enemies or Mantis herself. Stick to the very back of the room until she starts making Meryl shoot herself. Leg it for her and use the syringe in CQC when that happens. After that, just focus on the dolls. First the blue one which controls the dead. After enough shots it'll fall to the ground and you can get it. Then get the orange one(controls the living) the same way. Equip this one and shoot Mantis to get control of her. Then you have to tilt the controller up and down and Mantis gets thrown around like a rag doll and that's that.

LZ
18th-July-2008, 20:10
the guy who was selling it accidentally left COD4 in the drive, so happy days. Briefly had a go of the online, and died lots.


What a clown. Still, COD5 isn't too far away.


I'm up to about 15,000 in the world on COD4 online out of over two and a half million - I really need to get another game. I play on Old School mode (you can jump higher) a lot of the time and glitch my way out of a lot of maps, or up on top of buildings that I'm not supposed to go on, and just waste people with a Sniper. Love glitching.


Anyone else notice how crap GTA IV was after you completed the missions? Feck all to do, unlike San Andreas.

danthefan
18th-July-2008, 20:22
So, you cheat is what you're saying?

Mach10
18th-July-2008, 20:24
Getting GTA4 in the post early next week. Is the online part not up to much then LZ? How many hours did the story take?

LZ
18th-July-2008, 20:27
Would you call it cheating? I see it as taking advantage of faults in the game.

LZ
18th-July-2008, 20:28
Getting GTA4 in the post early next week. Is the online part not up to much then LZ? How many hours did the story take?


The online gets boring after about five minutes. Took me less than a day to complete the story - but I did get taxis everywhere between missions to speed things up a bit.

dropkick
18th-July-2008, 23:55
Getting GTA4 in the post early next week. Is the online part not up to much then LZ? How many hours did the story take?


The online gets boring after about five minutes. Took me less than a day to complete the story - but I did get taxis everywhere between missions to speed things up a bit.





But why rush to complete the story? It's the journey more so than the destination that counts in GTA. Enjoy the ride and take your time.


The online part is good. The racing is a bit frustrating though. Sometimes bad drivers are at a disadvantage eg you're slowing down to corner and somebody uses your car as a brake and if you closing in on somebody ahead of you sometimes they are all over the place and knocking down poles which you then drive over and end up upside down in the car.

bedstuybosco
19th-July-2008, 08:39
Getting GTA4 in the post early next week. Is the online part not up to much then LZ? How many hours did the story take?


GTA4 is just the beees nuts ..........


i love it even though im terrible at it ............





Roman and Little Jacob are the greatest ......... smileys/biggrin.gif

The Gaffer
19th-July-2008, 13:02
Anyone see thestreet walkerwho bears a slight resemblance to a former candidate for Dem nomination for US President who says "Will you stillvote for me ?" when she's performed her duties?

sparks
19th-July-2008, 22:46
.


Anyone else notice how crap GTA IV was after you completed the missions? Feck all to do, unlike San Andreas.





Yep hated that, so went and played it again!

bedstuybosco
30th-July-2008, 11:56
anybody hear anything about this yet?


http://www.munsterfans.com//uploads/images/bedstuybosco/tger.jpg

Jenta
30th-July-2008, 11:57
I heard it's about golf

bedstuybosco
30th-July-2008, 12:01
I heard it's about golf


awwwwwwwww did somebody upset poor squidgy bum smileys/lol.gif

inoverthetop
30th-July-2008, 12:03
I heard it's about golf


I heard you can play as Tiger Woods in the game

Ruck
30th-July-2008, 12:14
I don't get how they can release a new golf game every year? What's the difference between the games each year? Surely the gameplay doesn't change that much?


I'm playing Rainbow Six: Las Vegas 2 at the moment. Not bad, but way too similar to the first game. Still enjoyable though, acting as team leader of a small group of counter terrorists, and dictating the plan, instead of just running around blindly shooting all the time.

sparks
3rd-September-2008, 16:40
Si have released the first two videos of FM2009!!

Whoever isnt excited, should be shot!!
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http://ie.youtube.com/watch?
v=y27MmCvAtcA&feature=user

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=77URmWUc-1k

Ruck
3rd-September-2008, 16:52
football manager sucks.
now the video for Gears of War 2 is exciting stuff.

sparks
3rd-September-2008, 16:58
Football manager doesnt suck...you suck

scourge
3rd-September-2008, 17:05
I don't get how they can release a new golf game every year? What's the difference between the games each year? Surely the gameplay doesn't change that much?


I'm playing Rainbow Six: Las Vegas 2 at the moment. Not bad, but way too similar to the first game. Still enjoyable though, acting as team leader of a small group of counter terrorists, and dictating the plan, instead of just running around blindly shooting all the time.





I think Tiger Woods 09 is 1080p as opposed to 08 which was only 720

Bosco
3rd-September-2008, 17:39
The PS3 is going platinum!!!!





Sony are now releasing Platinum Games, not many great ones out at the moment, but hopefully they will be soon.

bedstuybosco
3rd-September-2008, 19:59
Si have released the first two videos of FM2009!!

Whoever isnt excited, should be shot!!
javascript:AddSmileyIcon('')
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?
v=y27MmCvAtcA&amp;feature=user

http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=77URmWUc-1k



u said it, tis gonna be the beeeeeeees nuts!!!!!!!! Cant Wait!!!!!

sparks
3rd-September-2008, 20:02
have you seen the videos?? The 3d match engine!!!smileys/biggrin.gifsmileys/biggrin.gifsmileys/biggrin.gif

bedstuybosco
3rd-September-2008, 20:05
have you seen the videos?? The 3d match engine!!!smileys/biggrin.gifsmileys/biggrin.gifsmileys/biggrin.gif


unbelievable looking .....


Rafa Out ..... Bedstuybosco in!!!! Ha Ha

Mach10
3rd-September-2008, 20:16
Ye actually watch the games in FM? And I thought I liked punishment. Currently playing, and enjoying, NCAA 09 in black and white since I don't have a good tv basically.

sparks
3rd-September-2008, 20:27
well i watch the highlights on fast but with the new 3d engine, i might watch it on slower due to ass man's recommendations!!


There is certainly going to be a lot more to dosmileys/biggrin.gif


I hope its better than 08, i didnt even buy that game and yeah building relationships with journo's seems a good one!

LZ
3rd-September-2008, 20:28
No Harrington in TW09. smileys/sad.gif

sparks
3rd-September-2008, 20:35
No Harrington in TW09. smileys/sad.gif


Bad aint it
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<LI>Tiger Woods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Woods)
<LI>Ian Poulter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Poulter)
<LI>John Daly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Daly_golfer)
<LI>Adam Scott (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Scott)
<LI>Mike Weir (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Weir)
<LI>Darren Clarke (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darren_Clarke)
<LI>Rory McIlroy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_McIlroy)
<LI>Nick Dougherty (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Dougherty)
<LI>Luke Donald (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luke_D&#111;nald)
<LI>Vijay Singh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Singh)
<LI>Jim Furyk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Furyk)
<LI>Colin Montgomerie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_M&#111;ntgomerie)
<LI>Chris DiMarco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_DiMarco)
<LI>Retief Goosen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retief_Goosen)
<LI>Camilo Villegas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilo_Villegas)
<LI>Jesper Parnevik (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesper_Parnevik)
<LI>J.B. Holmes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.B._Holmes)
<LI>Paul Casey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Casey) </LI>[/list]


Female Golfers
<UL>
<LI>Paula Creamer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Creamer)
<LI>Natalie Gulbis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Gulbis)
<LI>Christie Kerr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christie_Kerr)
<LI>Morgan Pressel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgan_Pressel)
<LI>Annika Sφrenstam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annika_S%C3%B6renstam)
<LI>Se Ri Pak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se_Ri_Pak) </LI>[/list]

LZ
3rd-September-2008, 20:45
Rory McIlroy. Are they taking the piss?

sparks
3rd-September-2008, 20:46
this is what IGN says:



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<TD ="ratingsScore">8.5</TD>
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Some of the best golf ever put to disc. GamerNet enhances the game quite a bit and simultaneous online play is well implemented and, most importantly, fun.</TD></TR></T></T></TABLE>





And one of the lads i know in the UK, told me the online function is unreal!