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You know, the source engine is so versatile, I won't be surprised if they update it with DX10 capabilities...just not in Episode 2.

Source's lifespan is going to be phenominal for a gaming engine..I wish more FPS's used it; it's not a resource hog, it has very scalable performance, and it looks good. I think it's what other gaming engines should aspire to be like.
I second my respect for the Source engine. Looks fantastic,
absolutely no resource hog (1920x1200 on Source = 70-80 fps with all
extras maxed, 1920x1200 on Stalker = 30-40 fps with medium all)
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I second my respect for the Source engine. Looks fantastic,
absolutely no resource hog (1920x1200 on Source = 70-80 fps with all
extras maxed, 1920x1200 on Stalker = 30-40 fps with medium all)


i triple that. the physic is great. and the people's face look incredible.

i just came back from playing Prey (Doom 3 engine) and realized that the game look really good, but the body of the NPC almost look like crap. their faces is the worst

i always loved half life. that game is what jump start me to the FPS genre with the incredible storytelling and awesome gameplay. simple and fun
    
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This is lame.......Valve's initial plan was to have a new episode every 3 months, but now it's like every year and a half.
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This is lame.......Valve's initial plan was to have a new episode every 3 months, but now it's like every year and a half.
I think Valve takes its time because this time, it's gonna have a lot of new stuff in it. Physics, facial expression, AI...but the thing is it left summer 2007 dried.
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This is lame.......Valve's initial plan was to have a new episode every 3 months, but now it's like every year and a half.
so what, its well worth the wait...i would rather have to wait a year and a half and have an amazing game then to have them rush through it and six months and have it be crap
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This is lame.......Valve's initial plan was to have a new episode every 3 months, but now it's like every year and a half.
Yeah I found the problem


Hopefully this won't be a 4 hour thing...
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Now all they have to do is put the Black Box back into production and everything will be hunky-dory.
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Current ETA (given by VALVe) for Episode Two's release:

October 2007

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Looks like everything good is coming out in the Fall/Winter (Cysis, NFS, and this).
I hope it doesn't suck like Episode 1. That took less than 2 hours to beat.

[Yoda]Complete waste of money, it was![/Yoda]
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I hope it doesn't suck like Episode 1. That took less than 2 hours to beat.

[Yoda]Complete waste of money, it was![/Yoda]
episode 1 was amazing...


it took me about 6 hours to beat at first...i took my time and explored and played around..besides the shortness, i think ep1 was better then hl2
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episode 1 was amazing...


it took me about 6 hours to beat at first...i took my time and explored and played around..besides the shortness, i think ep1 was better then hl2
You only got to use one weapon for much of it, and it was as repetitive as Halo with the orbs and the gravity gun crap. That, to me, brought about its demise in my eyes. Less than 2 hours of disappointment for $20? Episode 2 has a lot of making up to do.
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