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Old 30th Jan 2008, 08:26   #1
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Futuremark to dabble with games development

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/01..._development/1

Futuremark, creator of 3DMark and PCMark, has announced the formation of the Futuremark Games Studio.

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Old 30th Jan 2008, 08:35   #2
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im sorry but the magic of the mark series died when they stopped calling themselves mad onion and became corperate whores.
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Old 30th Jan 2008, 09:12   #3
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"Futuremark, making your brand spanking new computer look like a POS since 1998"

Hey, they should band together with crytek!
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Old 30th Jan 2008, 09:18   #4
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I think that they are going to discover that making good games is a lot harder than making cool short videos that trash people's systems. At best, they'll create another Doom3, looks great, plays like crap.
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Old 30th Jan 2008, 10:05   #5
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I dont know, I am hoping that they make that Wings of Fury benchmark into a game, that one looked like it would be great to play.
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Doom3 was a classic, it was like 1993 all over again but with pretty graphics and the ability to look up
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maybe they will get it right....
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Old 30th Jan 2008, 11:38   #8
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Not the first time they will have made a game, Ice Storm Fighters was pretty fun (for about 5 minutes)


I can't actually find a download link to it anywhere though

edit: woo! got it thanks badders, I was trying to use the link or the embed link (2 attempts)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqmVG47zgvU
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Old 30th Jan 2008, 11:51   #9
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Not the first time they will have made a game, Ice Storm Fighters was pretty fun (for about 5 minutes)
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I can't actually find a download link to it anywhere though

edit: ok, I can't work out the youtube box but here is the link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqmVG47zgvU
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Just put the ID between the tags.
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"Futuremark, making your brand spanking new computer look like a POS since 1998"

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QFT


good call. luv to see it still tho.
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 07:58   #11
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I remember there was a demo in an old futuremark that you could play. It was in a truck with a missile launcher on the back.
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 23:18   #12
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all so 3dmark 36 is no longer an compleate 3D mark now its an 3d/PC mark as the CPU can make the total score go up (why i allways ask for the SM2 and SM3 scores as total score is now meaningless now due to Quad cores )

hopefully thay not make the next 3dmark an 3d/PCmark (08/09?) and Not vista only
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"Futuremark says that the new studio’s mission is to build world class games “that bring new and entertaining game play to gamers.” It also claimed that the games and their engines will deliver stellar performance—regardless of whether you’ve got a bleeding edge system, or something that’s a little more modest by today’s standards." Ah they seek to quest for the elusive Holy grail of game design.
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