Re: Is it getting harder to find new PC releases in your local stores?
Trimble Bracegirdle" <NOspam@spam.not> wrote in message
> Noticed this sort of pushing the PC to smaller further-back shelves
> UK stores for a year or 2 ..can only get worse ;)
So far, my local EB haven't pushed PC games further back in stores.PC
games are in the same place as they always were, but take up a lot less
shelves and space on the wall than they used to. Other shelves are taken
up with Xbox, play station, etc. I saw Keepsake and Scratches in EB
yesterday and will look soon to see if they have Dreamfall and Paradise.
I'm in Toronto, Canada.
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I have been out of PC gaming for forever. I mean the last PC related
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I used to post a lot on PC gaming newsgroups, particularly strategic,
but I am way out of it. So much out of it, that seeing Sid Meiers
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Anyhow, can people here get me pumped up as to what is coming out worth
dropping $1500+ to get a new rig for?
Thank you for your time...
On 30 Dec 2006 17:56:45 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>I have been out of PC gaming for forever. I mean the last PC related
>thing I bought (outside of maybe Oasis, which I haven't played) is the
>Civ 4 expansion.
>I used to post a lot on PC gaming newsgroups, particularly strategic,
>but I am way out of it. So much out of it, that seeing Sid Meiers
>Railroads on the shelves was a shock. Mostly I have limited myself to
>XBox 360 stuff, and Arcade downloads. Yes, I am out of it.
>Anyhow, can people here get me pumped up as to what is coming out worth
>dropping $1500+ to get a new rig for?
>Thank you for your time...
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"Reap The Wild Wind" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> It seems to me the consoles are the ones really in trouble.
> The XBox is no competiton, because it can barely keep up with current
> gen titles and next gen DX10 titles will put the final nails in the
> coffin, not to mention all the good XBox 360 titles are available with
> better graphics on the PC and with better control.
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"Sandman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Well, all the parts arrived today, and this is what I ended up with:
> Aspire 550W power
> Asus A8R-MVP motherboard
> WD1500ADFD 150GB Raptor 10000 RPM HDD
> 2GB of Corsair DDR memory
> Dual ATI X1900XTX 512MB in Crossfire mode
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Just was perusing Gamespot.com and reailzed that two game series that I am
quite fond of, Rainbow Six and Call of Duty have sequels that look like they
won't be available for the PC?
Rainbow Six Las Vegas so far looks like it is for X360 and PS3 only.
Call of Duty 3 is slated for, get this, the XBOX, X360, PS2, and PS3 but NOT
for PC? WTF is up with that? If it out for the antiquated XBOX and PS2, why
not the PC?
Just wondering what other titles in the future that will be hot sellers or
sequels that won't be released for a PC? I'm not object to consoles, I just
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framerates and improved graphics if I decide to do so.
Boo to Activision and Ubisoft for this decision...
Get used to it.
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> Just was perusing Gamespot.com and reailzed that two game series that I am
> quite fond of, Rainbow Six and Call of Duty have sequels that look like
> won't be available for the PC?
> Rainbow Six Las Vegas so far looks like it is for X360 and PS3 only.
> Call of Duty 3 is slated for, get this, the XBOX, X360, PS2, and PS3 but
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MS Virtual PC 2004 is now free but is it good for PC Games?
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On 15 Jul 2006 01:38:50 -0700, "pc games" <email@example.com>
>MS Virtual PC 2004 is now free but is it good for PC Games?
>Does it run well old DOS Games? with sound and all?
caveat: I haven't tried the latest free version
While VirtualPC usually *can* play DOS games -with sound and all-, in
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Can anyone recommend what components to choose for a new games PC?
I'm looking to get a top-spec machine, but not *the* best machine ever
built as my budget is perhaps one maybe two notches below max.
Thanks, regards, Robert.
Dot Net Developer wrote:
> Can anyone recommend what components to choose for a new games PC?
> I'm looking to get a top-spec machine, but not *the* best machine ever
> built as my budget is perhaps one maybe two notches below max.
> Thanks, regards, Robert.
Make sure it has a CPU. Some people recommend a video card, but that's
optional. Keyboards are for elite bastards.
> Dot Net Developer wrote:
>> Can anyone recommend what components to choose for a new games PC?
>> I'm looking to get a top-spec machine, but not *the* best machine ever
>> built as my budget is perhaps one maybe two notches below max.
>> Thanks, regards, Robert.
> Make sure it has a CPU. Some people recommend a video card, but that's
> optional. Keyboards are for elite bastards.
I like those that come with mice. Really useful things. Trouble with
them is that generally you'll need a monitor as well ;-)
To the OP. Last months PC Gamer built a pretty good gaming PC. I'll
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On 27 Oct, 13:42, Shawk <sh...@clara.co.uk.3guesses> wrote:
> Last months PC Gamer built a pretty good gaming ...Just Ordered my new PC do you think its a decent pc :)
Abit NF7-S Revision 2
Mobile Barton 2500 going to overclock to atleast 2.5ghz.
Hitachi 120 GB SATA Harddisk.
1024 Corsair TwinX 3200LL ram :)
Coupled with the Radeon 9600 Pro i have and the Audidgy 2 ZS.
Might get a Radeon 9800 Pro Extream Core 400, Memmory 700, just would
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to ask ill see how it gos with my 9600 Pro.
Well what do you lot think.
And yes i know i cross posted this to many groups if i did not i would
not be me now would i :)
And thanks for all the people who helped me, even the ones who hate me
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