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News Shattered Horizon dated for release

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    Despite the fact my system can barely run this I couldn't resist the £11 pre order price and I'm upgrading soon so should be A-OK.

    The game itself is quite fun and at this price it's well worth it and I can say with almost 99% certainty that this will be a benchmarking game for hardware testing.
     
  3. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Requires a DX10 GPU? So that means it uses all the DX10 goodies? Oooohhh shiny... pre-ordered on Steam.
     
  4. Digibull

    Digibull Stealth Geek

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    Release date for the 4th? Wow that was unexpected. Go futuremark!

    Specs:

    Minimum Requirements:
    Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 / AMD Athlon64 X2 5600+
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT / ATI Radeon HD 3870
    GPU memory: 256MB
    Hard disk space: 1.5 GB
    RAM: 2GB
    Sound: Windows Vista compatible sound card

    Recommended Requirements:
    Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 / AMD Phenom II X4 940
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
    GPU memory: 512MB
    Hard disk space: 1.5GB
    RAM: 2GB
    Sound: Windows Vista compatible sound card

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    Looks like another in a long line of excuses for an upgrade!
     
  5. jim48509

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    Pre ordered.
     
  6. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    I'm glad they're doing the DX10-only thing, but 5$ says people with DX9 will buy it and then get all butthurt that they didn't read the required specs.
     
  7. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    This might be a stupid question but is the 8800GTS 320 better or worse then a 8800 GT. I know the GT is newer but I can never remember if its better or not. Dam NVIDIA and their crapshot naming.

    EDIT: The Shattered Horizon website has a link to a "testing" page.
    http://www.yougamers.com/gameometer/10360/
    Unsurprisingly my work PC fails, but hopefully my home PC wont.
     
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  8. DarkLord7854

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    Ooh and it uses PhysX.. /excited
     
  9. Matticus

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    I always thought the 320 and 640 versions used the older core and were either slower, or just (over) clocked less than either the 8800GT 512mb or the 8800GTS 512mb. I could be wrong though. Either way if they are the min specs, I don't even know if its worth trying it, for me anyway.

    While I am glad games are making use of the newest hardware, it better look properly insanely good, if it doesn't then it is just bad coding and proves that we have temporarily hit a bit of a hardware plateau, in terms of the power we NEED.
     
  10. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Looks like i'll be playing this instead of MW2, £15? effing bargin if you ask me!
     
  11. bogie170

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    Nice pre-ordered. Cheaper on Steam that at Futuremark!
     
  12. themcman1

    themcman1 is now 110% win

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  13. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    yep a great price, i'll be joining the party later with this one i think. i can see this being used in comptetive matches tho.
     
  14. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Not a bad price for a multiplayer only game, pre-ordered on Steam.
     
  15. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    I hate it when they convert $ to € directly...
     
  16. Star*Dagger

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    And I will laugh at them since they should have had dx10 capability 2 years ago!
     
  17. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    So.. we'll get DX11 games just as DX12 hits the desktop :)
     
  18. TWeaK

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    I was in the closed beta, and it is a pretty awesome game. Unfortunately I couldn't get the most out of it - my system's ancient and I'm not upgrading until January! :(

    However, I can attest to the minimum specs - I've got a 939 Athlon X2 3800+ OC'd to 2.5GHz, 2GB DDR500 and an 8800GT 512 OC and I could hit a decent minimum FPS of about 25 - with everything turned all the way down mind. Don't have any solid numbers though, I kept forgetting to turn off the benchmarking while I was playing before the round ended! Definitely a fun game though.

    Should also mention, if you've bought any 3DMark's over the years, order through Futuremark's website. If you do that, you can get 25% off - the same as the beta testers - through your ORB account. Just wish I could get all of the discounts - 10% preorder + 25% beta tester + 25% 3DMark customer = very happy gamer!

    True gamers play in the z-axis!!
     
  19. Kiytan

    Kiytan Shiny

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    Been watching this for a while, it does look great, will order it as soon as i have the cash.

    That sys req. site is rubbish though, asides from not having an i7 920 it also things my computer is way way below minimum. Which it most definatly is not
    (i7 920, gtx 275, 6gb ram)
     
  20. Star*Dagger

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    Pre-Ordered on Steam!

    I am looking forward to returning to Space. Beware Humans, there will soon be a Romulan hunting you, and if history is any guide it will not go well for you!

    Yours in Arms in Space Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
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