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Morning peeps! I guess my computer won't cut it for "Doom 3". Actually, I've been saying for the longest time that I would be waiting for Doom 3 and "Half-Life 2" before upgrading. I guess I am going to have to start looking for some new parts soon as both titles will be released soon. The thing I am

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Morning peeps! I guess my computer won't cut it for "Doom 3". Actually, I've been saying for the longest time that I would be waiting for Doom 3 and "Half-Life 2" before upgrading. I guess I am going to have to start looking for some new parts soon as both titles will be released soon. The thing I am wondering the most about is whether or not most people will go through the massive upgrades to play these titles. From the look of things, only the hardcore gamer will upgrade their machines to accommodate these titles. Maybe id Software and Valve should wait (or have waited) for the Xbox versions of their titles before launching. I have a feeling some people will stay away from the games due to the massive horsepower needed to run the titles. Could poor sales of both of these titles signal the end of PC gaming?
Have a nice one folks!

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lasha
lasha

Nah, I don't think the titles will sell less because of the high system requirements really. Previous titles like Far Cry etc. allready have high requirements, so many have allready upgraded their computer, like..me.

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Michael
Michael

Weird news post.. sounds more like a forum post more than mod news.

But whatever.

PC games have always pushes us further to get better technology. I remember ages ago i was struggling to get quake 3 working and needing to upgrade. Itll just be the same here, but these days we're more "into" games so i think the sales might be larger than average than poor.

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Karuto
Karuto

You don't have to worry about upgrading for Half-Life 2, seeing as how it can run on both low-end to high-end computers. It's just how good it looks, but Valve is build the game just like they did Half-Life 1, which can't said for id's Doom 3.

My computer can run Far Cry and Doom 3, it's just not at the recommended :D

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BlueWolf72 Author
BlueWolf72

Dont question what I do. I was trying to start a good discussion. It doesnt have to be in the forums. Ahem!!!

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Sajt
Sajt

haha :D

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Michael
Michael

ah i see what cheapy means now then.

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MasterChopChop
MasterChopChop

requirements... weren't they like geforce 2 or 8500 cards and plus? the game i dont think, runs that bad on those cards. And on top of that i don't think they should wait since they've been working on these games for years now. Even with a low end computer, people are still gonna buy it.

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ambershee
ambershee

Upgrade my machine? Is it possible? Mwahahahaha.

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Handshakes
Handshakes

Actually Doom 3 will be able to run on lower end systems and my guess is HL2 will as well.

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usernamee
usernamee

But why bother even playing, it if you're only able to enjoy it with, more then likely, lowest setting? I'm not bashing Doom 3 or Half-Life 2, it's just an opinion.

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-GUNrunNER-
-GUNrunNER-

Well, I currently upgraded for the nextgen games. If you think about it, its like games reinventing themselves again. I think most people will wait a few months until prices of videocards are reduced to $300ish. When you guys say they'll run on lower end, they are not that low end. hl2 will go as low as a radeon 9600 pro, and Doom3 will be a bit higher. But you will not get the full gaming experience.

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MasterChopChop
MasterChopChop

because some people love the game that much. its not like itll look real ****** on low anyways, but if they dont have the computer than they can wait till the xbox one. Its not that big of a tragedy to have them released at seperate times..

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-GUNrunNER-
-GUNrunNER-

I didnt buy a dell(if you were talkin to me) I built my PC. I needed to upgrade anyways so It was a good time for me. videocards are selling like hotcakes. Any time a site gets a new shipment, they're out the door in nine minutes.

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BlueWolf72 Author
BlueWolf72

Guests, who have no balls to show them selves. Its a simple post nothing to get fired up about guys.

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vcatkiller
vcatkiller

It's funny how touchy folk get about the power of their machine, and Doom 3 looks to be challenging that. What's the old saying? "It's not the size that matters, it's what you do with it." Erm...anyways, with the different render paths of Doom 3, it's likely to run on anything from a Geforce 4MX upwards and still look fairly pretty, so I don't know what the panic's about.

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BigBird
BigBird

Apparently Doom 3 will be using transisters in gpu's that don't get used often, so overclocked gpu's may not recieve such a performance boost in Doom3 compared to the out of the box model of gfx card.

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ForK
ForK

I dont give a crap about it all anyway :P I know Doom III will run on my pc .. :D And HL2

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