Games, Gaming and Hardware

Jun 15, 2013 Need suggestions for a new video card Hey guys, im looking for a new video card for a computer i am about to get, the one it has now is ATI Radeon HD 5450 and i heard that isn't good for gaming. Here is the DXDIAG : ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 6/13/2013, 18:57:24 Machine name: TOM-PC Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Dell Inc. System Model: XPS 8300 BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/15/11 09:36:59 Ver: 04.06.04 Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM Page File: 2452MB used, 13894MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode ------------ DxDiag Notes ------------ Display Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 1: No problems found. Sound Tab 2: No problems found. Sound Tab 3: No problems found. Input Tab: No problems found. -------------------- DirectX Debug Levels -------------------- Direct3D: 0/4 (retail) DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail) DirectInput: 0/5 (retail) DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail) DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail) DirectSound: 0/5 (retail) DirectShow: 0/6 (retail) --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5450 Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc. Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x68F9) DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz) Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68F9&SUBSYS_010E1028&REV_00 Display Memory: 4070 MB Dedicated Memory: 1011 MB Shared Memory: 3059 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor Monitor Model: ASUS VE278 Monitor Id: ACI27F6 Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz) Output Type: HD15 Driver Name: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll Driver File Version: 8.17.0010.1052 (English) Driver Version: 8.792.0.0 DDI Version: 11 Driver Model: WDDM 1.1 Driver Attributes: Final Retail Driver Date/Size: 11/10/2010 08:58:42, 645120 bytes WHQL Logo'd: n/a WHQL Date Stamp: n/a Device Identifier: {D7B71EE2-2BB9-11CF-8477-0421BEC2C535} Vendor ID: 0x1002 Device ID: 0x68F9 SubSys ID: 0x010E1028 Revision ID: 0x0000 Driver Strong Name: oem68.inf:ATI.Mfg.NTamd64.6.0:ati2mtag_EvergreenC:8.792.0.0:pci\ven_1002&dev_68f9&subsys_010e1028 Rank Of Driver: 00E60001 Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_A ModeMPEG2_C Deinterlace Caps: {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(UYVY,UYVY) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(YV12,0x32315659) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {3C5323C1-6FB7-44F5-9081-056BF2EE449D}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {552C0DAD-CCBC-420B-83C8-74943CF9F1A6}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,2) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {6E8329FF-B642-418B-BCF0-BCB6591E255F}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,1) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive {335AA36E-7884-43A4-9C91-7F87FAF3E37E}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_BOBVerticalStretch {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(NV12,0x3231564e) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC1,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC2,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC3,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(IMC4,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S340,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= {5A54A0C9-C7EC-4BD9-8EDE-F3C75DC4393B}: Format(In/Out)=(S342,UNKNOWN) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps= D3D9 Overlay: Not Supported DXVA-HD: Not Supported DDraw Status: Enabled D3D Status: Enabled AGP Status: Enabled _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ I can really only spend up to $250 on a new video card. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.Salutems5 Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013 Amd build help please I am wanting to make a bugdet amd build computer but do not know what kind of parts or anything to use. All the parts are up to you but the video card ..I want to get a gigabyte gtx650ti 2gb graphic card but beside that I don't care... My price range is 550-650 at max I want to be able to play WoW on ultra settings and that is all that I am concernd about thanks and someone please help meHairtrigger7 Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013 Counter-Strike: 1.6/Source/Global Offensive I know some of you guys play. It's only the best shooter on the market. Is anyone interested in playing sometime?Alice1 Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013 The Last of Us... Pretty big bug So let me start out by saying that this game is awesome. So far I'm about 39% through it. But that's actually the problem, now I'm not. There is a massive bug with this game right now where the autosave gets stuck and loops endlessly. The only way to fix it is to reset the console. I hadn't noticed that mine got stuck (since you have to pause the game to see) and I played and played and eventually when I tried to quit the game my PS3 beeped at me. When I loaded the game back up I WAS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BACK IN THE STORY. Have to play about 2 hours of content again to get back to where I was. Very frustrating. Anyone else had this problem?Mattee3 Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013 Anyone use CLEAR in LA? And what are you average ping times on WoW? Is it particularly bad in any areas?Nikra2 Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013 How would this desktop run WoW? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iBUYPOWER+-+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive/6979823.p?id=1218818465504&skuId=6979823#tab=specifications I have no experience with building computers, so I think buying a pre-built desktop would be my best bet at getting a decent computer (if I tried building my own, the parts would end up as unused pieces of metal). This would be my first gaming computer. I'm currently using a laptop, and I'm tired of raiding with 10 FPS. Also, I'm on a somewhat tight budget, and I'm hoping to spend around $800 (including tax). Would this computer be able to run WoW on high or ultra settings with decent FPS? Would it lag if there were a lot of activity in a small area (such as world bosses, LFR, or battlegrounds) even if I put the graphics on low? I'm also looking into trying GW2, and I know that is a much higher-graphics game than WoW is, but would it be able to achieve high FPS when on at low settings? Thanks so much! I'm open to any other suggestions for gaming desktops as long as they're in my budget.Ariviola1 Jun 15, 2013
Jun 15, 2013 Introducing new game: Empire on TheNiv Goodgame Empire Online is perhaps one of the most addictive browser games I've ever played, and I've played many. Apparently they have millions of registered players too but mostly in Europe, so it is not very known around here. You can play at TheNiv.com/play-empire/ It's a browser game so it can be played during server maintenance or waiting for the auction house, waiting for raids, etcHunterbrah1 Jun 15, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 Newegg's OpenBox deal and PC towers So my ASUS laptop of 3 years (with a nice NVIDIA GPU) finally gave up on me. No more raiding for me -- for now. I was thinking of switching to a desktop and I've been looking at Newegg for some desktop towers that are within budget (400-500 dollars... I'm kind of a broke college student, I know it's not much). I just really need a tower as I have an unused HD monitor and a not so bad keyboard and my razer naga mouse. I saw this -- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220257R and it's not bad for its price, spec wise but it's OpenBox, and I've been looking up stuff about that policy and I wonder if anyone here has had bad experiences with their OpenBox deal, and in general, is this tower worth its price (and OpenBox deal)? If anyone also has other recommendations for PC towers, feel free to link them! :) Any help/feedback would be greatly appreciated.Kitchenslave5 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 Nintendo needs to buy the Mega Man license... ... ...Because if Capcom can't give the character that built their company from the ground up the justice he deserves, maybe Nintendo can.Huatar12 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 Guild Wars 2 FPS/Control Lag? So I'm slowly trying to transition to Guild Wars 2 so that I have friends to play with again, as my friends have long since quit this game, but the same factor keeps forcing me to log off and quit the game after 20-30 minutes of playing: the lag. I can't put my finger on what type of lag it is, but I'm fairly certain it's an FPS lag. My movement seems really choppy, and I'm not sure what my character is doing at any specific point for certain. I'm playing it on full screen mode on the optimal performance settings. I have no issues playing WoW, but WoW has different requirements I suppose. TL;DR: does anyone else experience quit choppy movement or FPS lag with Guild Wars 2? I'm currently updating my graphics card drivers to see if that helps. edit: I also don't know pretty much anything about this topic, so forgive my potential ignoranceHemad2 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 Quadropus Rampage - iOS/Android SUP GANG! My brother and I just launched our second major game, Quadropus Rampage, on iTunes, after having it out for a week on Google Play. It's an endless roguelike brawler in which you take on the role of a four-tentacled cephalopod, beating sea creatures to a pulp as you hunt down Pete, the God of the Sea, to put a stop to his tyrannical coup. So far we've gotten great reviews on both the iOS and Android side. And it's free. Check it out! Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIY4XK7ddX0 iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quadropus-rampage/id635874036?ls=1&mt=8 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bscotch.quadropus Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/04S2g I'll be keeping an eye on this thread in case anyone has questions or thoughts about the game. I'd love to hear it!Stozzy0 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 Omg! a reason to turn my ps3 on! (MGS5) after like a year collecting dust I will soon finally have a reason to turn my PS3 on again! =-D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMyoCr2MnpM Discuss...Dysnomiã2 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 is this the best build for the money? i want to be able to run WoW on close to or at ultra settings, I posted something and this is what someone came up with. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/154xQ is this good? or should I decide to change a few things for this?Hairtrigger3 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 ASrock Z77 OC Formula? What are people's opinions about this board? It runs an 8+4 pin CPU power connector and it has watercooling barbs for the VRAM and Mosfets. Looking for a board to hit 5.0GHz with my I7-2600K.Stephí0 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 Skype + Music Hello All! I'm not really sure if this is where I should ask, buttttt.... I want to be able to play music and talk at the same time in skype. Since my arena partner and I are always on for long periods of time I think it would be cool to be able to play music through skype. I have found a way with stero mix to play music, but it won't let me talk while it's going on. P.S. I have windows 8 Thank You!Surprisetime0 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 14, 2013 Why do they call it the Xbone? Because its sales are X boned! /slaps knee Seriously though, the Xbox One is awful. Don't buy itOstheena58 Jun 14, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 Will this graphics card improve my framerate? Having framerate issues. Hoping someone more knowledgeable can help me out. Here's a copy+paste of my crappy laptop's system summary: OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 Other OS Description Not Available OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Name SUNNY-PC System Manufacturer Dell Inc. System Model Inspiron 1545 System Type x64-based PC Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A10, 7/17/2009 SMBIOS Version 2.4 Windows Directory C:\Windows System Directory C:\Windows\system32 Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2 Locale United States Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514" User Name Sunny-PC\Sunny Time Zone Central Daylight Time Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB Total Physical Memory 3.96 GB Available Physical Memory 2.12 GB Total Virtual Memory 7.92 GB Available Virtual Memory 5.71 GB Page File Space 3.96 GB Page File C:\pagefile.sys Here's the card I'm considering: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Galaxy+-+GeForce+GT+640+Graphic+Card+-+1+GPUs+-+950+MHz+Core+-+1+GB+DDR3+SDRAM+-+PCI-Express+3.0+x16/5606912.p?id=1218671142743&skuId=5606912#tab=overview Is it even applicable? Lol Will it help me stay above 20 fps? Any help is appreciated.Sebgrun5 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 Armageddon Keyboard's Butthurt From LTT So here is the back story. Armageddon failed to do their proper research on which press was showing up to Computex. Linus Media Group who had several sponsors to go arranged times for all the major and smaller booths. They came across Armageddon's booth and they didn't know who they were. Linus Media Group IE Linus Tech Tips is one of the largest online tech communities on the world and on YouTube. they denied them entry into the booth due to ignorance and failure to do their research. So Slick from LTT did a quick video about their keyboard on display outside stating he could not tell if they were using cherry MX switching, but no where on the box did it say they were. They appeared to be a different kind of switch similar to Cherry MX switches as per what the box said. However, the box and the keyboard were not the exact same keyboard, another mistake on Armageddon's part. So Armageddon got extremely butthurt and released a 17 minute video bashing Linus Media Group and threatening to sue them for spreading nonfactual information. They recently deleted this video, but Linus Media Group has been apologizing but I think it's honestly not worth it. Armageddon assumed Linus Media Group was not a big time company and got very butthurt when they saw over 350k subscribers, over 100 million views and nearly 2,000 tech videos.Stephí1 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 Dire need of computer help Anytime i start a game ex. World of Warcraft i click with my mouse to type in my password and it will close. It will also close sometimes after i type in my password or in the middle of typing. And this isnt the only game it happens too. Also ingame the setup menu will pop up constantly. Too possibly help give some more insight of the problem when I click on an icon or a start menu sometimes nothing will happen. As well as when using browser i type something and it may be automatically deleted or nothing happens. When I start up my computer as well it won't start completely it will just cycle through the starting screens till I hit f11 and change the boot device. Ive tried running norton found nothing, malwarebytes, hijack this.Naturalshîft2 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 MSI AfterBurner vs In Game FPS Limit. I need help from somebody familiar with MSI AfterBurner most likely. Problem: At higher video setting card hits high workload environments and overheats from excessive FPS. It is capable of working at a slightly lower contained FPs without overheating and without dropping EVERY setting! I need to get my FPS to stay below 65 or w/e. I'm getting stutter and large temp variations from large jumps in FPS/workload, ranging between 21-120. Monitor is standard 60 Flatscreen. WoW doesn't allow me to limit it by a number only a slider so I need to know if I should use the MSI software for that or if it will drag on my card. I also need to know where I should set it ha. 55? 59? 65? Which is best to achieve my ends. I don't like tinkering with these things blindly cuz I am advanced but not advanced enough to be sure I'm not going to operate it at subpar for a year unbeknownst to myself. (Changing these setting produces barely perceivable results to my eyes/hands so it is difficult for me to judge my effects.) Ok so this is beyond the scope of my present skill and if anyone has any ideas I'm all ears and eyes! Thanks in advance. Should I give dxdiag or w/e? Currently FPS Limit in game is set to roughly 67 and gpu temp is hovering around 65c fan speed 70% and not breaking the "70c Fan Notation" which is 85% Fan Speed... (<The bracket I hope to be operating in when I am finished. Card feels unresponsive below 70c. It Hangs visibly at times.) gtx 550ti card EDIT: To Include both problems. EDIT: Problem one has been resolved by further browsing of Forum.Amehyo0 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 How well will Wow run on this? http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+K-Series+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Indigo/8416114.p?id=1218875430024&skuId=8416114&st=Asus%20k%20series&cp=1&lp=1 How well can I run wow on this? Lowest settings I just like to PvP maybe some 10 man stuff or heroics. not much else.Sneakygui5 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 Wow this PC case.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112393 I lol'dStephí1 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 Backing up my claims, Athlons/1st gen fx=bad I finally found the article comparing the dual core G860 to the FX-4100 and Athlon II x4 645. If you guys recall, I did my own tests in wow comparing these 3 CPU's (well the 640) with an E8400 and QX6700. Also tested with a Phenom II x3 740. The FX-4100 and 645 placed about 20 fps behind the intel and phenom. However I recently tested an FX-4300 and it placed near top in wow and well ahead in Crysis 3. But here is the article I was referring to: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-10.htmlStephí1 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 no internet? no X1 #Dealwithit says microsoft Found this on IGN, seems like Microsoft really has jumped off the deep end. http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/12/gamers-without-internet-can-stick-with-xbox-360-says-microsoft In an interview filmed prior to Microsoft’s E3 2013 press briefing and published on GameTrailers, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick has addressed concerns about the compulsory connectivity requirements of Xbox One. “"Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called Xbox 360,” said Mattrick. “If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device.” Mattrick is aware of the kinds of gamers who’ll be missing out on Xbox One, and “absolutely” anticipated some blowback, but went on to reiterate he feels they have made the right call. “ I don’t even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub but I’ve got to imagine it’s not easy to get an internet connection. “Seriously, when I read the blogs and thought about who’s really the most impacted there was a person who said, ‘Hey I’m on a nuclear sub.’ And I don’t even know what it means to be on a nuclear sub but I’ve got to imagine it’s not easy to get an internet connection. But hey, I can empathise; if I was on a sub I’d be disappointed. “It’s a service-based world, if you think about things and how they get better with an internet connection, that’s a design choice we’ve made. I think people will appreciate it... We did a lot of testing, a lot of consumer research and I think we made a good choice.” Mattrick said Microsoft appreciates the passion of gamers but he believes gamers are “imagining outcomes that are worse than what we believe it’s going to be in the real world.”Kénpachi45 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 13, 2013 Intel or amd build? I don't know what kinda processor I am going to want to use this will be a budget build. I don't know what parts I want but I know what kinda graphic card I want. I want a gtx 650ti 2gb , and that is all that I see as I want. The rest is up for someone reading this to decide. I am building this myself and don't have windows so I will need a copy of that as well. So my pric range I would say is 500$-600 so what can you guys find part wise for this build to make it as strong as possible for me... Hint: the only game I play will mostly be wow so what ever is good for that will workHairtrigger5 Jun 13, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 H-Hour: World’s Elite If anyone was a fan of the PS2 SOCOM games, head over to Kickstarter to check out the spiritual successor of those games! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1687497632/h-hour-worlds-elite-0Sensozakku0 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Killer Instinct 3 I just..........I DON'T WANT THIS CONSOLE! BUT....... *whines since the trailer grabbed my nostalgia by the balls* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XntWmxvgcg Fingers crossed that the raptor is in this game. He was my favorite.Rosenivy26 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Is this ture? Does Windows 8 have its own anti-virus software?Draga25 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Worms Revolution Hello, I was thinking about buying Worms Revolution on Steam, but under the system requirements it said Windows XP. I would be playing on Windows 7 and I was wondering if that would be possible or I would need Windows XP to play the game. Really just wondering if a Windows XP game can be played on Windows 7. Thank you. TL;DR Can Worms Revolution be played on Windows 7Glog2 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Where's the bottleneck? Upgrade advice. Hi all, I'm sitting on a NVidia GTX 460 SE and I was doing some performance tests last night. I'm using a Phenom II 945X, 4 GB of DDR2 RAM, and a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. I set the settings up to Ultra and 8x Multisampling. At 4x Multisampling my CPU load in Windows 8 was about 50%. At 8% it was 77% or so. My RAM usage was about 75-77%. My FPS at Ultra with everything maxed was about 12-30 FPS in Stormwind, and lots of chop when spinning the camera. With this graphics card, I don't expect to be able to use Ultra settings, but I wanted to see where my system bottle necks. I can see myself spending about $1000 to upgrade my system and I was curious what you all would recommend. Thanks!Sentynal22 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Buildin' a PC Hey guys, I've recently decided to build a PC for a friend, he's providing me the money, I get the parts and put it together. Right now our budget is about $550 dollars not including shipping and/or programs. Whats the most powerful build I can get with that price tag? Please list the components like this: GPU: CPU: Motherboard: Power Supply: Fan: Tower: Hard Drive: RAM:Phobetor5 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Tales of Xilia Aug 6 2013 Release on PS3 This is for the other Jrpg lovers out there... Please support this game and go pre order it and then buy it. They are releasing this here because the fans wanted it and in order to get Tales of Xilia 2 (already in Japan) they have to see that Tales of Xilia 1 sells well!... Also imo...the English voice acting is actually very good....Tales series games normally do a good job at that. Its nice to have a female main character without the baby mouse high pitched voice so many terribly dubbed Jrpg's have. Most recent trailor from E3 2013 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMSXvGa7O6A An older one - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAuTHSlh7xo Some battle footage (not detailed but gives a hint) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g1IxPd8Uek If you hate Jrpgs and so on...then that's nice...to each their own...this post is to raise awareness and get more support for the game so they will localize the second one....so keep any negative comments out please...Thanks!Angelismorti5 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Singularity Computers I just recently discovered this guy's youtube channel. His builds look amazing. At least to me considering I only just started thinking about learning to build a computer. How legit do you think his client builds are? Every one of his builds that he tested, he was able to keep his temps cool when overlocked to 4.6ghz or higher. I'm unsure if he tested while gaming or simply idle but I still think his watercooling setups are awesome. He also seems to be pretty good at keeping his interior all nice and tidy. I'm wondering if I should say **** building my own, and blow my wallet load on buying one from him! LolMontjeezy0 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Star wars battlefront game announced Star Wars: Battlefront was announced moments ago at the EA E3 2013 press conference. Frank Gibeau, President of Electronic Arts, revealed the game. The cinematic trailer was brief, only showing a snow speeder and an Imperial AT-AT Walker's giant foot. We'll learn more about Star Wars: Battlefront throughout the week. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/124787-Star-Wars-Battlefront-Announced-For-Next-Gen-Consoles but for next gen consolesCladriah36 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Newest info on pokemon X/Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFWN5Vs_yH4 It cant come soon enough. I am so loving the pokemon-amie feature :)Zerde11 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 PS4 & Xbox One Exclusives List & Carification Below you will find a list of all of the major games shown at E3 that a lot of people are confused about concerning exclusivity for both consoles. Lets lets over which games will be coming to what console. *This is in alphabetical order and does't not include every single game* Asassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Xbox One, PS4, Xbox360, PS3, Wii U, PC Batman Arkham Origins - Xbox360, PS3, Wii U, PC Battlefield 4 - Xbox One, PS4, Xbox360, PS3, PC Call of Duty Ghosts - Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Xbox360, PS3, PC Dead Rising 3 - Xbox One Destiny - Xbox360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 (Possible PC later) Diablo 3 - PS4, PS3, Xbox360 Drive Club - PS4 Final Fantasy XV - Xbox One, PS4 Forza Motorsport 5 - Xbox One Grand Theft Auto V - Xbox360, PS3, (PC Maybe) Halo (5?) - Xbox One Halo: Spartan Assault - PC, Windows Phone 8 Infamous Second Son - PS4 Killzone Shadowfall - PS4 Killer Instinct (3?) - Xbox One Kingdom Hearts 3 - Xbox One, PS4 Metal Gear Solid 5 - Xbox360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 The Order: 1886 - PS4 Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warefare - 1st Xbox One, 2nd Xbox360 Project Spark - Xbox One, Windows 8 PCs Quantum Break - Xbox One Ryse Son of Rome - Xbox One Splinter Cell Blacklist - Xbox360, PS3, Wii U, PC Need for Speed Rivals - Xbox One, PS4, Xbox360, PS3, PC Titanfall - Xbox One, PC Watch Dogs - Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Xbox360, PS3, PC The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Xbox One, PS4, PC World of Tanks - Xbox360 , PC Below is a video I created which goes a little more in depth about each game going to what console. *Sorry for the slight pounding sounds* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56pXvyUw5j0 As you've probably noticed by now and even during the Sony Press conference, they have little to no exclusives. Most of which are indie games.Diablokon6 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Smash Bros 4 announced! https://twitter.com/Sora_Sakurai/status/342612212621398016 ... Anyone hype? ______________________________ Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvudMu-5kIU Mega Man character reveal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX2KNyaoNV4 Website: http://www.smashbros.com/us/Miligou42 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Worms Revolution Hello, I was thinking about buying Worms Revolution on Steam, but under the system requirements it said Windows XP. I would be playing on Windows 7 and I was wondering if that would be possible or I would need Windows XP to play the game. Really just wondering if a Windows XP game can be played on Windows 7. Thank you. TL;DR Can Worms Revolution be played on Windows 7Glog0 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Goodbye Microsoft. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI__nRSvzxYZwiggy3 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Kingdom Hearts 3 is a thing! They just showed a teaser at the Sony Press Conference, along with Final Fantasy 15Ostheena21 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 E3 Pony Style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ONYIVRyNgs Yup that's pretty much how it went.Rosenivy1 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 Touch screen play! Hi! I saw that there are now good laptops that have touch-screen play. Some are under $!,000. Is anyone using them yet????? Are they any good? They look so cool!Burningrose7 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 12, 2013 So...Microsoft.. With all the new stuff Nintendo and Sony (ESPECIALLY Sony...Kingdom Hearts 3 & Final Fantasy 15) were showing off, do you think Microsoft literally dug it's grave with all the negative features the XBox 1 has?Décès8 Jun 12, 2013
Jun 11, 2013 So, have you pre-ordered a PS4 already?Magicmac4 Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013 Saints Row 4 who else pre-ordered? The latest trailer was amazing august just can't happen fast enough EDIT: why was "was" censored when I checked back at this?Ariana10 Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013 No DRM, no online checks, backwards comp. Sony is $*%^ing all over Microsoft so hard right nowOstheena44 Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013 Deadpool or Arkham: Origins Which one will be better and why? The fun and witty merc with a mouth? or the Dark Knight?Glìtterstorm1 Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013 The new Super Smash Bros. Oh my god. Absolutely thrilled. And how about MEGA MAN of all characters to be added? The Blue Bomber is getting some well deserved recognition now.Oondiv3 Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013 Xbox/Playstation wars.... HAHAHAHa!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA&feature=youtu.beBitzie14 Jun 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013 steelseries vs g600(or naga) button placement I'm wondering if anyone's actually used both of these and how the button placement on them compares. Without having used either, I'm leaning towards the steelseries just because having all the buttons on your thumb looks very awkward (also my hands are large-ish). At this point enough people have told me that you get used to all the buttons eventually and can make use of all of them that I'm not as skeptical as I was, but I'm still wondering if anyone's found the steelseries' button placement to be that much better.Samariel3 Jun 11, 2013