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Which brings me to one of my annoyance in Doom 3. In 2004 stardard issue military, and most police, firearms have a flashlight attachment. Even in broad daylight the flashlight is on almost every rifle. So what happend in the furture these attachments become a lost technology? Also if every police show has cops using the flashlight in one hand and pistol how come in the future this is a lost skill?
If the use of flashlight and weapon would destory the "experience" then take the flashlight away but dammit not letting them both be used at the same time is pretty fsck'n stupid.
I didn't do like many and rush out to pick up Doom 3 on tuesday but waited til last night :) Inital reaction on the graphics, "OH MY FSCK'N GOD! How did they do those awesome graphics" Inital reaction to game play, "OH MY FSCK'N GOD! How unplayable." Maybe it is my ever worsening eyesight combined with the kick ass realtime lighting and shading. Maybe it is my expectation for the rooms to have a function.
I'm hoping my experience changes the more I play the game but the expectations are kinda low. Though one good thing about the game play was to remind me how great the story and game play was in HalfLife. So how many more days til HalfLife2 comes out?
Graphic Awesomeness 9/10
Game Play 6/10
God what a waste of $50. The most miserable computer game I have ever played. Take Ultima Online but put a Star Wars skin on everything. How lame. If one wants to play Ultima Online that it already exists. It was about as Star Wars like as say The Phantom Menace.
I have to admit, the whole Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming never really caught my fancy. Partly they never really looked, graphicly, all that good, partly the $10 per month fee and partly a setting that never really intrested me. Today that has changed, the setting that is and the look cause Star Wars Galaxies is released and shipping. Now do I order and allow for the 2-3 days shipping or hope to find a copy over the weekend?
A little confession. I actually purchased a new box, well the parts for a new box, in anticipation for Galaxies. The only part left to upgrade is the video card, depending on preformance.
When the game is released you'll be able to travel almost instantaneously from one planet to another via the spaceports found in major cities. The big news from E3 is the announcement of a space expansion; yes, with the expansion in hand, you'll be able to buy your own starships and actually fly from planet to planet, engaging in combat, smuggling goods, evading Imperial patrols or (if you want) smashing the rebel scum. More on the space expansion below. The real selling point isn't the scope of the game, but the level of detail that brings the universe to life....I can't wait.
But before I go, I got Shen Mue as a xmas gift. Stayed up til almost 3 am playing, makes me almost want to hassel with dating the Dreamcast to my parents. So far it has my two thumbs up. IGN has a review and there are wallapers over at GameWallpapers.
Check out Carmack's .plan for 2/23/00
" If you can't stand to work under the GPL, you should release the code to you last binary and give up your project. I would prefer that you continue your work, but abide by the GPL.There is a The QuakeLives Files:
If necessary, I will pay whatever lawyer the Free Software Foundation reccomends to pursue this."
"PurposeOne slashdot comment:
This web site aims to be a collection of material which gives some insights into some of the perceived problems with the QuakeLives project and its leader, Slade. Many people, the author included, have become extremely upset and irate at the behaviour of this group, especially Slade, as we have observed it. "
"Carmack's motives re: the GPL
I'd like to think that part of Carmack's motivation for embracing the GPL was something like this:
The people most interested in the Quake source are part of a Windows-centric "community" to which the GPL is utterly alien and incomprehensible. This is where closed-source shareware came from, right? Those people don't even give away the source for "freeware". Hell, I'm a Windows programmer, but I can recognize the fact that these people are mostly (though not all!) yutzes. It was goddamn inevitable that some asshead was going to build something on the Quake source and then turn Libertarian and refuse to abide by the GPL. If you drop a rock, it will fall. If you drop source code onto a gang of Windows programmers and Libertarians, somebody's gonna try to steal it. This is a law of nature. Carmack damn well knew this was going to happen.
It's great fun and damned cool that somebody just happened to release The Code Most Likely to Be Subject to GPL Violations . . . under the GPL. And that the code happened to be released by somebody willing and financially able to hire dozens of savage, bloodthirsty lawyers to send howling after the blood of malefactors. I've seen comments from Carmack about how much he likes the GPL as a user, because (as Stallman intended) he can fix bugs in drivers instead of waiting for vendors to make excuses. I think he cooked up a test case. I think he's been a nice guy and given this Slade moron a lot of rope. And now I think he's going to nail Slade's ass to the wall, and it's going to be a beautiful and instructive example. I don't think that was his only reason for GPL'ing Quake, nor even a major one, but it is what it is. When a guy with a machine gun in his hand throws meat into a tank of sharks, I don't think he's just exercising his throwing arm."
by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 24, @07:29AM EET (#294)