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Yes. It should be included. 23 19.66%
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Old November 10, 2009, 02:38 PM
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A huge, massive, resounding no. For a couple of reasons....

1. It is a very mediocre looking game. Not much different from COD4, it won't take much to run.
2. It's possibly one of the worst things to happen to PC gaming in recent history besides piracy. Don't support companies forgetting about PC gamers!
3. It's not even possible, there's no way to run a benchmark.....
4. It will presumably sell terribly for PC, it may do amazingly for Xbox but PC will be totally mediocre in sales.
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Old November 10, 2009, 02:44 PM
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Well, we now know where the potential PC development time has went. There'll be another mediocre COD game coming out next year: Activision Confirms Call of Duty 2010 |
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Old November 10, 2009, 02:59 PM
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That Onion video was excellent!

I voted NO because this game seems geared toward the console market. If this gets huge PC sales then HWC would have to look at it though...
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Old November 10, 2009, 03:30 PM
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Hurry up and wait, the ultimate feature in CoD3

Really, if a console can run it, and it sounds like they did the bare minimum required to put it on the PC, it doesn't seem like it would be a worthwhile test of much more powerfull PC hardware. I don't want to sound like a PC eliteist here, but those consoles are how old now... I think my case might be as dated as they are.
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:08 PM
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Some of you guys are forgetting that this is about BENCHMARKING. We are not trying to sell a game. Who cares how popular it will be. There are more demanding games out there and I personally think COD4 should be dropped from review just like World of Warcraft did. Why? Not because of how good or bad the game is but because of the chance to benchmark something useful. Like I said it isn't a good benchmark if the game is running above 60 FPS on low end GPUs. If this game is put into benchmarks then that leaves out some other game that will be useful. I don't care if Card A gets 125 FPS and card B gets 148 FPS. I say either keep COD in the benchmarks or use a different more demanding game.
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Old November 10, 2009, 05:57 PM
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is this game even a new engine?
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Benchmarking should be reserved for the best of the best of PC gaming. I don't think the improvement over COD4 or WaW is worth it for one, and I don't think a title that has such blatant disregard for PC gaming/gamers deserves space on the benchmarking shelf, nor the advertising it will inevitably get from being present on all HWC reviews.

Also, the following is me just speaking opinion and not necessarily fact, but being such an obvious console oriented game, low fps in this game will probably be due more to a poor quality port, rather than lacking technology on the user's part.

+1 against using it.
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Old November 10, 2009, 06:57 PM
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Agree with havok 88
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Quote:
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Should have made it 100. ;)

Getting other forums involved with this one may be something to do.
Barring a sudden disappearance of this thread (or a lock-up), looks like you might get your 100 voices SKYMTL. With any luck, it will be a "No". That way, there will be less math involved for figuring out the percentages!

As for the second part of your quote, have you spoken to other PC forums like Tweak Town, or Overclockers or have you heard any rumblings from other corners?

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Old November 11, 2009, 01:14 AM
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graphics settings from ingame...

AA is either off, 2x, 4x
screen refresh of 60/75 hz
texture resolutions- low, normal, high, extra
so far playthrough on it...graphics (set as what they are on an 8800GT at 1680*1050) is pretty smooth, still playing around with getting settings just right
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