Morning Chatty: Warhammer Online Launch Edition

Around these parts, the whole industry seems to pretty much stop working when a major game launches, slowing the news cycle to, well, almost nothing. The news lull that followed Grand Theft Auto IV was one of the worst I've ever seen.

I bring this up because Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning officially launches today. Mythic's been working on that PC MMO for quite some time, and I know many have been anticipating it. Whether it leads to a news drought or not, that probably isn't indicative of much--pre-order customers have been able to play for a while now--but it's something that's on my mind today.

Well, that and the Mirror's Edge release date: November 11 for consoles. I've been looking forward to the game since I first saw it at GDC, and it certainly didn't disappoint when I played it at E3, so here's hoping...

From The Chatty
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    September 18, 2008 7:21 AM

    Crysis Warhead is great!

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      September 18, 2008 7:23 AM

      I concur. It is fun.

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      September 18, 2008 7:24 AM

      Is it better than the original or more of the same?

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        September 18, 2008 7:32 AM

        Hopefully it's more of the Mercenaries-esque open-world stuff instead of the run & gun alien nonsense.

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        September 18, 2008 7:32 AM

        I had to struggle to finish Crysis. More of the same or is there something which makes it better?

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      September 18, 2008 7:25 AM

      fuck yea it is. also absolutely gorgeous. A+++++

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        September 18, 2008 7:26 AM

        p.s. - i would love to see some shackbattles of crysis wars

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          September 18, 2008 7:56 AM

          this should be fun!

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          September 18, 2008 7:59 AM

          Is Crysis Wars a free multiplayer thing a la F.E.A.R. Combat?

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            September 18, 2008 8:10 AM

            no it comes as a separate executable when you buy Crysis:Warhead

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              September 18, 2008 8:14 AM

              I know, I have it, but I wonder if they're going to release it for free.

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                September 18, 2008 8:17 AM

                I haven't heard any plans to but it would be great if they did release it for $19.95

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                  September 18, 2008 8:19 AM

                  Well, I mean, Crysis Warhead is only $30 as it is.

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          September 18, 2008 8:03 AM

          I would totally be down for that.

          As you can tell I quite enjoy it: http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=17963183#itemanchor_17963183

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            September 18, 2008 9:03 AM

            I keep thinking i'm near the end of the game, and it keeps going :-o

            awesome game.

            I can host a few TDM/Power Struggle games. Crustar and I have tried it before, and we managed to get a 10 man game going on the net, with decent pings for everybody.

            I also will experiment w/ the dedicated server setup to see if i can just straight up transfer the server config files from crysis.


            *disclaimer - 4 of the 10 were on LAN in our apt. :P

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          September 18, 2008 9:05 AM

          Team Instant Action is a lot of fun.

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      September 18, 2008 7:26 AM

      yeah, it's excellent. I only played the first 2 levels which is pretty much the same as Crysis.

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      September 18, 2008 7:29 AM

      Is it more optimized that Crysis in terms of frame rate?

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      September 18, 2008 7:30 AM

      So does it actually perform better than Crysis did?

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      September 18, 2008 8:09 AM

      I'm pretty stoked to pick it up this weekend, or maybe just on steam. Original Crysis ran awesome on my then-brand-new machine, so i imagine this is going to run even better.

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      September 18, 2008 8:09 AM

      Yeah, this is a badass game.

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      September 18, 2008 8:20 AM

      It doesn't unlock till midnight for me - pretty retarded :/

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      September 18, 2008 9:08 AM

      Can't wait to play it. Crysis was the last game on PC I bought retail, though I wish I got the CE version first time around after enjoying it more than I thought I would. :[

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        September 18, 2008 11:04 AM

        Nothing in the CE though, I wish I *hadn't* bought that version. But I'm a whore for these things.

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          September 18, 2008 11:23 AM

          Agreed...nothing really special in that particular CE. I'm a whore for them though, I buy them every time. I like the tangible stuff along with the game, and find that to be a fun part of the hobby.

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          September 18, 2008 11:35 AM

          I'm a whore for them, as well. Only CE I regret buying is RTCW. Iron-on patch > actual game. :[

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      September 18, 2008 9:23 AM

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      September 18, 2008 9:31 AM

      its a stand alone game, right?

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      September 18, 2008 9:35 AM

      Is the singleplayer going to be inscrutable in terms of the storyline if I never played the first one?

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      September 18, 2008 10:52 AM

      Just curious, for someone who ran the original all the way through in low-medium settings (majority low) how much improvement would I see? Would I be able to turn up a decent amount of settings with no performance loss?

      I'm thinking of getting a new video card soon-ish, so I was trying to decide if I wanted to wait or not.

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      September 18, 2008 11:56 AM

      Anyone else getting a weird hiccup every few minutes? The screen will lock and the sound will loop for a second or two, then everything is fine again. Didn't have this problem with the first Crysis, but I haven't updated to the new nVidia drivers either.

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