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[#] Tue Sep 07 2004 06:44:25 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

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Here is a review of Doom3 that sums up my feelings for it. I think I'm still going to play it through up to the 'Hell' levels, as I've heard they're pretty good. But so far, I play doom for 20-30 mins, then get tired of the repetition and turn it off.

I enjoyed Far Cry much more than Doom 3, as far as shooter's go. My opinion is that Doom 3 is a poor version of System Shock 2.


[#] Tue Sep 07 2004 08:18:35 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I haven't played a first person shooter in a long while, so it doesn't feel as repetitive to me.

Pity the text client doesn't show the URL you've offered.

[#] Tue Sep 07 2004 10:42:29 EDT from grey elf @ Uncensored

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I'd just like to mention I love fleeb.

[#] Tue Sep 07 2004 11:49:12 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

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http://www.mobygames.com/game/view_review/reviewerId,26119/gameId,14320/platformId,3/

that is the link to the review. Get smart. Get WEB. I bet you load that URL in lynx or something. :)


[#] Wed Sep 08 2004 10:43:06 EDT from Chickenhead @ Uncensored

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Sep 6 2004 10:03am from doublethink @uncnsrd
Subject: I know that in CS....
You can configure your server so that, when full, it can redirect
players to another server. In our case, we had 2 public CS servers
for our clan, and the admin configured it in this fashion - if you
tried to join server 1 when full it would bounce to server 2 and
back again until a slot was available. Was kinda funky.

Maybe you can do the same in UT? Just set up a vanilla server with
bots and then redirect everyone to your modified server :)

-dt


Interesting...clever! I'll have to look into that!

[#] Wed Sep 08 2004 10:45:01 EDT from Chickenhead @ Uncensored

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Sep 7 2004 6:44am from doublethink @uncnsrd
Here is a review of Doom3 that sums up my feelings for it. I think
I'm still going to play it through up to the 'Hell' levels, as I've
heard they're pretty good. But so far, I play doom for 20-30 mins,
then get tired of the repetition and turn it off.

I enjoyed Far Cry much more than Doom 3, as far as shooter's go. My
opinion is that Doom 3 is a poor version of System Shock 2.


What is the sound like in Doom 3? Did they do a decent job of it (full 3d
sound, creepy ambience, etc)?

The best thing about SS2 was the sound. It made the game. The sound engine
in the old "Dark Engine" was unparalleled.

[#] Wed Sep 08 2004 10:59:48 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Doom 3 is one of the creepiest games I've ever played.

They do a fine job with the sound. You can track where things are based on the sound.

The lighting is superb, too.

The creep factor is somewhat modified if you follow my directions for playing this game (expressed in an earlier message).

[#] Fri Sep 10 2004 10:50:52 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

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Ok, last night I downloaded the demo for the upcoming Warhammer 40k RTS, Dawn of War, torrent here (or http://www.filerush.com/torrents/DoW_Demo_Install.exe.torrent for you text-client fuckers).

While I've not played the Demo itself, the intro CG movie is fucking amazing. I highly recommend installing the demo purely to watch the video.

<>Now I'm moving into a new flat with shitty broadband (256k wireless) so my pro gaming days are over for a while. Someone throw me a frikkin single-player-reccomendation-bone here, I'm the boss-man, need the info!

So far my gaming plan is: Doom3 -> Baldurs Gate 1 -> KOTOR and I have my eye on Dawn of War and Evil Genius also.
<>Enjoy your weekends.

-dt

[#] Sat Sep 11 2004 15:32:25 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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New Battle for Middle Earth real-time-strategy trailer released: http://tinyurl.com/4fgju

[#] Wed Sep 15 2004 11:38:48 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

Subject: Doom3

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So, I've been playing along in doom3 and, despite it's glaring flaws, still proves to be fun in small doses. Still gives me a scare now and then, but now that I have found the chainsaw, I often sprint around holding attack down, screaming "WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?! AHAHAHAHAH!", ala Bruce Campbell style. Waiting to go into Hell.

In other news, the role of Doom Marine for the upcoming movie was named: Karl Urban, the kiwi who played as that Rohirim guy with the big eyebrows in LOTR, and also as the useless, pussy-whipped fuck in Chronicles of Riddick. Still, he does have a decent look (he was also the anonymous hitman in Bourne Supremacy).


[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:00:47 EDT from Chickenhead @ Uncensored

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It's a pity that they decided to just re-tell the exact same story as the
original Doom (right down to the chainsaw). They should have done something
new (why bother calling it Doom 3 if it's just Doom 1 warmed over?).

As usual Carmack is making the same fucking promise he's made for the past
12 years..."Next game we'll do something totally new!" Bullshit, John.

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:10:30 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Er, okay, so they decided to retell the same story using an engine that's completely updated, bearing 3d sounds that map to source, lighting that can truly add to the overall experience, and so on.

To me, it's kind of like taking the old Black-n-white Phantom Of The Opera, and reworking it with color, modern cinematography, CGI, and the latest acting methodologies. They're both good, but for different reasons.

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:14:43 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Or kind of like doing "Star Wars" movies on a big budget. It just ain't right.


<< runs for cover >>

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:17:18 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Or, perhaps, rewriting Citadel in C++?

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:17:41 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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(or, worse, any .NET language?)

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:18:12 EDT from arabella @ Uncensored

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"Let him who is without sin produce the first CGI"

the  Book of IG chapter 7 verse 9


[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:21:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Don't laugh, I've actually given some consideration to doing certain Citadel components in .NET

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 10:21:51 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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*shocked look of consternation*

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 11:06:44 EDT from Chickenhead @ Uncensored

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I dunno...

I LIKE ID software but dammit...back after Doom2 was released John said
"we're doing somehting TOTALLY and COMPLETELY NEW!!" Why? "Because I
don't want to do Doom 3". I desperately WANT them to do something new
and groundbreaking again but they just keep re-inventing the wheel.
And they keep saying "NEXT game will be TOTALLY and COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!"

I understand Quake IV is a "sequel" to Quake II. Uh...did anyone actually
pay attention to Quake II's boring, dreadful plot?

[#] Thu Sep 16 2004 11:30:43 EDT from doublethink @ Uncensored

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