Is it getting harder to find new PC releases in your local stores?
I live in Torrance CA (not exactly a small town) and every time a new PC
release comes out that I want (Tomb Raider in this case) it takes like a
week before the Best Buys and EBs have it. My local EB has delegated the PC
games to an old shelf in the back of the store. This game came out on the
13th and I still can't find it anywhere in my town.
Noticed this sort of pushing the PC to smaller further-back shelves in most
UK stores for a year or 2 ..can only get worse ;)
"Kyle Rodgers" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I live in Torrance CA (not exactly a small town) and every time a new PC
>release comes out that I want (Tomb Raider in this case) it takes like a
>week before the Best Buys and EBs have it. My local EB has delegated the PC
>games to an old shelf in the back of the store. This game came out on the
>13th and I still can't find it anywhere in my town.
Yes. Tracking an anticipated game from going gold and shipping is largely an
exercise in frustration. Best Buy always has it a week "late" (from my
perspective), and EB is prettymuch just as bad. Ok, EB had Oblivion quick,
but even then, they got 2 collector's edition and 4 regular for the PC -
they got about 100 for the x-box 360. And *forget* anything but an A-List
title getting there quick. It took my local EB about 3 weeks after release
to get Knights of Honor (ok, it wasn...PC Gaming Almost Dead -AGAIN- So................ PC Industry Consortium to announce 'PC Gaming Alliance' to save PC gaming
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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...
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...
Some games are just not available on XBox360 (Dark Messiah, Flight
Simulator X, Civilization IV, Counterstrike:Source) and those games
available on both platforms (Rainbow Six Vegas, Oblivion, etc) are
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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.
The Wii has a market with kids/grannys and such (and deserves it, I
suppose with the gimmicky controller that most folks already seem to
be losing interest in, so they will need some stellar titles to
The PS3 has failed, plain and simple. Defeat conceded here:
"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.
You're leaving out just about every single sports game. The only action
sports games for the PC are Madden, NBA and NHL (well, soccer, too, but I
don't count that). PC doesn't even have a baseball game anymore, except for
text sims. Plus, the XBox 360 still has titles like Gears of War, Dead
Rising and the coming Halo 3 that w...Re: Corrupted PC's Find New Home in the Dumpster
Monty Solomon wrote:
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And how long do they have those _new_
> machines until they also get polluted and have to be replaced?
The sad thing is that it's simply not that hard to protect yourself.
We have two computers here that never get infected ... the other one
can't be infected because it's not on the Net, but my wife's and mine
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Whoever gave that man a Ph.D. in computer science should reconsider ...
...Re: Corrupted PC's Find New Home in the Dumpster #7
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Choreboy
> Steve Sobol wrote:
>> Monty Solomon wrote:
>>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And how long do they have those _new_
>>> machines until they also get polluted and have to be replaced?
>> The sad thing is that it's simply not that hard to protect yourself.
>> We have two computers here that never get infected ... the other one
>> can't be infected because it's not on the Net, but my wife's and mine
>> both are.
> One can't be infected because it's not on the internet. Why is the
> other one safe?
Because these days the only real way to get infected is user
Free hint: When you get an email from "Microsoft" with a patch, don't
Configure your browser properly to not install unrequested shit.
Don't install spyware laced crap.
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And how long do they have those _new_
> machines until they also get polluted and have to be replaced? I'd
> think there might be a market in doing some dumpster diving, retrieving
> those old machines, doing a total init of the hard drive and starting
> over from scratch, reloading them, etc. My pay for same would come
> from refurbishing the old machines with a totally new (and as of
> then unmolested) hard drive, ab...Re: Corrupted PC's Find New Home in the Dumpster #3
On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 04:49:13 -0400, Monty Solomon <email@example.com>
> By MATT RICHTEL and JOHN MARKOFF
> Mr. Tucker, an Internet industry executive who holds a Ph.D. in
> computer science, decided that rather than take the time to remove the
> offending software, he would spend $400 on a new machine.
> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And how long do they have those _new_
> machines until they also get polluted and have to be replaced? [...]
If he spends that $400 (actually, $499 or so) on a Mac Mini, he can
probably go for a good long time. There are no known viruses on OS/X.
I don't know if anything bad can happen from using IE on the Mac; I
don't believe so. Safari is not perfect, but it works just fine for
almost all of my browsing. One thing I like in Safari: there is a
pull-down option in Safari for resetting *everything*: cache, cookies,
etc. I do this periodically -- I like to flush all my cookies
periodically just as a regular practice.
The only real software people will need in general is Office 2004. For
most, the student edition should work just fine for their home needs.
If there is not a lot of need for compatibility, the $80 iWork package
(Presentation software + Apple word processor) should work just fine.
The main thing lacking in iWork is a spreadsheet; Apple should address
that in the next release.
With the dropping cost of hardware, more and more people should
clearly look at th...Re: pc games needs to get used to not owning a physical copy of his software
> On Jun 28, 5:07 pm, "Les Steel" <a...@aolnot.com> wrote:
>> "Danger" <jjbea...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> On Jun 28, 8:25 am, pc games <pcgamer23...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> > On Jun 27, 9:49 am, roundy_whotookmyn...@yahoo.co.uk wrote:
>> > > so you claim... at least danger showed the CD he bought (even if it
>> > > was a pirated copy). people have been asking you to show your
>> > > "collection" for years and you still haven�t done it. what have you
>> > > got to hide? your "units" don�t have the name of the game written in
>> > > a green pen do they, hmmm?
>> It's funny how all the games you apparently bought in October 2006
>> seem to be all wrap in their original plastic. So you try to tell me
>> that you never open them to play. You are telling me that you bought
>> all those game during the month kept them in their plastic and took a
>> picture without playing them. I seriously think you are a liar and you
>> took that picture on the internet and now you pretend it's you
>> collection. Pc games you are LAME and TWIT
>> And despite repeated requests, we have never seen any further photos showi...Re: Corrupted PC's Find New Home in the Dumpster #4
Steve Sobol wrote:
> Monty Solomon wrote:
>> [TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: And how long do they have those _new_
>> machines until they also get polluted and have to be replaced?
> The sad thing is that it's simply not that hard to protect yourself.
> We have two computers here that never get infected ... the other one
> can't be infected because it's not on the Net, but my wife's and mine
> both are.
One can't be infected because it's not on the internet. Why is the
other one safe?
It seems that nobody bothers to infect classic macs. Anyway, spyware
would be easy to eliminate on a classic mac.
I do get email spam, but not on Choreboy, with which I have posted to
usenet without munging. The spam, perhaps ten pieces a day, comes to
another email address. It started after I filled out a form asking an
online vendor to tell me when an item was in stock. I think somebody
there made money selling customer email addresses.
...Re: Corrupted PC's Find New Home in the Dumpster #11
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, DevilsPGD
> While true, the vast majority of malware released post-XPSP2 requires
> explicit user intervention to install it.
Maybe. It's also true that a lot of pre-XPSP2 malware is still
circulating. Do you have any idea how long it takes to download and
install something like SP2 when all you have is a 33Kbaud dial-up
connection? And that's assuming the systems are set to automatically
download and install updates.
I support many people on dialup. In spite of what the government wants
you to believe about broadband coverage, there are a LOT of people who
can't get it, and the phone companies have no incentive to invest in
the infrastructure to provide it. None of the ones I visit ever have
SP2 installed, or even most of the earlier updates. I always take a CD
full of updates along with me to do it for them.
And a dial-up connection has no firewall, and typically has all of the
default services still enabled.
Even unpatched new systems (with SP2) are at risk. A number of the
exploits take advantage of IE holes that don't require any more user
involvement than retrieving content from a malicious web site or
accessing malicious email (sometimes just the preview pane is enough,
sometimes not even that is needed) thanks to Outlook/OE integration
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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
> Price: $3,289
Nice rig. A little skimpy on the storage side what with a single drive.
Why not opt for nVidia vids since they offer similar performance, and much
better DVD playback?
And why is this on a Mac advocacy forum?
> It's kickass. :)
> Edwin, on protecting against malware:
> "I use Avast AV, the Yahoo anti-spy toolbar, the MS
> anti-spy software, Windows SP2 with its firewall,
> AdAware, Spybot Search and Destroy, and SpywareBlaster."
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> I know Minix, but I'd like to find other UNIX or UNIX-like OS
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Just was perusing Gamespot.com and reailzed that two game series that I am
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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
prefer PC games. One big reason is that I can't stand the controllers for
any of the consoles, not to mention that I can update my PC to get better
framerates and improved graphics if I decide to do so.
Boo to Activision and Ubisoft for this decision...
Get used to it.
"HockeyTownUSA" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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
> for PC? WTF is up with that? If it out for the antiquated XBOX and PS2,
> not the PC?
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