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Old 12th Sep 2005, 12:42   #1
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Half Life 2 on Xbox screens

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Old 12th Sep 2005, 14:05   #2
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I prefer the PC version alot more. But if theres a chance for me to play the xbx version ill try it. It has a awesome story, the graphics are Meh, animations are quite decent.

And best of all iD is always with me on most games i play especially HL2
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 14:18   #3
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EA? Come on Valve, you can do better than that. ANYONE else.

*glad he already hates xbox
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 15:09   #4
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Of course, the PC version looks better. However I must say that the screen shots are looking great for a console game. The detail in the walls that gives City17 it's run-down look is still there. It's going to look quite nice on a TV when you are sitting across the room from it. Of course, the PC plugged into a TV running at a low resolution with AA cranked up and all of the fancy effects looks startlingly realistic in parts

Looking forward to the article tommorow!
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 15:18   #5
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That looks bloody awesome for an Xbox game. I'm of the opinion that FPS games are meant for the PC mainly down to the control system. But nobody can say those screenshots don't make the graphics look VERY impressive for a current-gen console.

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Old 12th Sep 2005, 15:23   #6
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That looks bloody awesome for an Xbox game. I'm of the opinion that FPS games are meant for the PC mainly down to the control system. But nobody can say those screenshots make the graphics VERY impressive for a current-gen console.
Well said mushky - that's exactly what i was about to post.
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Almost. Realised that I missed out a negative, edited now
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 16:13   #8
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looks poo poo i would much rather play it on pc.
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 16:37   #9
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looks like a geforce 2mx has rendered it...

terible I don't think anyone can get the full experiance on such a low powered peice of consumer electronics with a brick for a controller.
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Haha, those graphics are pathetic. I don't even care what console it's on, current gen or not, I wouldn't play that when a 2 year old PC can do better.
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TV res is 720x576 isn't it?
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 18:48   #12
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You guys are seriously out of touch if you think this looks good for an Xbox game or are representative of what the Xbox can do. There are many games that look waaaay better than this. These screens are pretty much crap.

Valve shouldn't have tried to port it themselves, since they know nothing of console development.

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TV res is 720x576 isn't it?
HDTVs can go up to 1920x1080 resolution.
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Old 12th Sep 2005, 18:49   #13
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Lets also bear in mind an Xbox cost under 100. Enough said really.....

More bang for your buck than a 350 graphics card that is out of date as soon as it hits the shelves
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Does this mean we'll get to whip some Xbox-owner bottom on CS:S, ala Dreamcast Q3?
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Dude, a normal TV's resolution is 320 by 240- thats half of how small the crappiest monitors can go. It's pretty durn small, which is the only reason HL 2 can even run on a console.
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Dude, a normal TV's resolution is 320 by 240- thats half of how small the crappiest monitors can go. It's pretty durn small, which is the only reason HL 2 can even run on a console.
Actually..since your in alaska and part of america and the NTSC standard, a normal tv's resolution is 640x480, some normal tv's can go up to 1024x768 though.
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TVs are 640 x 480? Really? I could've sworn they were lower. Oh well. And I'm actually in Pennsylvania now for college... but us alaskans are only barely part of the us. We're more canadians than anything else.

Anyways, the purpose of a console system, IMHO, is to increase the playability of a game. And all things aside about Half Life 2s amazing graphics engine and etc., the fact remains that it's a kickass game with a great story line- why would'nt you want more people to get in on that?
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i was looking at this earlier and was quite impressed but thats maybe cuz its such a good game


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FPS games dont belong on a gamepad. It really doesnt do them any justice.

Personally I think HL was better than HL2, for story, gameplay and innovation (not to mention the mods). HL2 is amazing but comparing it to what HL was when it came out its a let down. There really wasnt anything like it, Half Life really did change gaming.

Still love HL2 and Source tho

Might start the HL single player again, then play HL2 single player when ive completed HL
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