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  1. KainXS

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    Maybe I read it wrong but now i dont like her.

    Shes basicly saying all strong women would be represented as being lesbians if there was no stigma. WTF!!!!

    SEXISM!!!

    She guilty of doing the same things shes try'n to champion out of and doesnt even know it. :shadedshu
     
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    Yeah, and that very well may have been the one I'm thinking of. Texture pop-ins were a problem in that game, esp with performance tweaks. It caused me to do a lot of trial and error experimenting with cvars on my P4/X1950Pro rig, but I finally came up with a pretty good solution and was able to get adequate FPS at 1200x900 with max textures and med shadows and shaders with no noticeable pop-ins, despite using veg and detail draw tweaks that boosted FPS quite a bit. The res looked fine on my then 20" viewable display too. I did have to use a lot of stealth to avoid lag in a couple maps though.

    Lately Nvidia has had some issues in a fair number of "Gaming Evolved" titles too, but it's mostly initial driver problems vs tradeoffs with performance boosting drivers.
     
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    I didn't notice any image quality deviations with the new NVidia beta's when I was running the benchmarks. So if they did do any changes with the new drivers, its barely noticeable if at all. Im just a bit surprised I got 20 more FPS!
     
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    *yawn* There was a link in the article, no need to be a smartass.


    There's a problem with all reboots. Whatever writer gets their hands on some rebooted series they start to think whatever they want. I think it's strange, I mean all that stuff about Lara's orientation. TR was always supposed to be about exploration and puzzles. Unfortunately the masses want gore and something else. TR needs to be more about adventures than Lara's personal life.
     
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    Been playing a bit. Game performance is perfect with these new drivers. Graphics look better or it might be placebo effect. But I remember seeing game update notes showing they fixed the whole issue with the graphics being better in windowed mode. I don't remember seeing the sun rays or lens flare like I do now.
     
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    One of my pet peeves is hexagonal vs circle lens flares that are splattered over the whole screen vs used selectively where they should be. You're right, there was a dramatic difference after the patch. There are tons of hex lens flares now, and the ones that are bloody are really annoying. Wish I could mod them out.
     
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    Just finished my 2nd playthrough last night, and spent an extra hour searching for the last 2 mines at the beach and sea :D

    And no planned DLC/expansion for single player at this moment : http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/20/tomb-raider-single-player-dlc-isnt-in-crystal-dynamics-current/

    It's a shame, in my opinion. The island has loads of spaces left to be filled with temple complexes, tombs and things, all the area’s blocked off with thorny scrub could be pulled aside to open up new areas for Lara to explore, especially as a post game exploration thing.
     
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    that link was not there when I saw the post but whatever(maybe my browser is on the fritz, sorry about that if it was in there), I wasn't trying to be a smartass either I just was trying to point out that when I read the full article, a different picture of her is portrayed to me.



    The thing about Lara croft games is that every game before this one the story has always been the weakest point where the gameplay(this game is weaker on this vs the old ones) was the strong point(most times), this is a big change and thats what she wanted, to give Lara a more humanly, womanly feel and the series has always needed that(more addictive gameplay would have been nice though). She later says I didn't want to make a male character with boobs, I agree with that, the way they act towards each other its pretty easy to see Samantha as a man, so the entire gay angle is pretty easy to see. I think the way she set it up she can make her gay or straight later on.

    I say I was off earlier because she did not want Lara to be a damsel in distress but she made Sam a damsel in distress and she does not sound very sexist to me Xzibit, thats not what I was pointing out and if she wanted to make Lara gay she should have but she did not, she did not even ask crystal dynamics. This is becoming a norm for the industry, game developers and writers not having the intuition to say they have an idea and trying to please the masses.(cause they'll be shot down)
     
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    Well thats the thing.

    She goes on about how gamer are ready for it and then she herself doesnt even bother to bring her idea forward and then makes excuses for why she didnt. To me she basicly said a big studio needs to take the risk but the story might not be picked up due to x,y and z. So let someone else take the risk. Studios need the story thats why they hired her. doh!!!.

    More of a pandering piece to say i'm okay and for it. She had ideas but is too scared to take the risk herself because it might cost her money. Until the enviroment isnt as such. Let someone else risk it. Thats what bothered me the most. I could care less what Lara Crofts sexual preferance is. I may like it, may not. Depends on how it all plays out. Let the market decide and thats what shes affraid of.

    Goes back to the saying, "If excercise was easy. Everyone would be fit"
     
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    Lara :)

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    I am enjoying this game far more then any game ive played in the last year or so!

    Some more screenshots for you guys....

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    Just installed and started playing, doesnt seem to utilise my second card, even though i have crossfire enabled with 13.3 and CAP 12.11 installed
     
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    You should have read the directions for this BETA install. Installing the CAP killed it for you, CAPs are no longer required for multi-GPU.
     
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    impression of game

    It seems like I keep reading about Lara's boobs and potential nude code/glitches instead of the gameplay on a lot of sites(luckily not this one!). Why doesn't Crystal Dynamics just release a $5 or $8 Boob physics/ nude DLC to make these people happy. It's already an "M" rated game and they probably would make a crap ton of $$ from these youngsters and / or hermit gamers.

    I wouldn't buy the DLC myself, but I sure would like to be on the boob physics "research and development" team if possible:toast:



    Overall this is a good game, but not really like a classic Tomb Raider game. I like the fact that this game is a partial open sandbox type game. The graphics and controls are great, but the lack of swimming/sprinting and all of those button pressing sequences are a minus(the ones to hold on to ledges are ok though). The tombs are a huge minus to this game. Huge sprawling tombs are the norm for tomb raider, not 1-2 room ones with a simple puzzle and a treasure chest with the same CG animation of Lara when she opens up every chest. I'm not saying the puzzles have to be as hard as previous games, but the sizes of the tombs are just too small
    Throw in way less human enemies, more animals, some more supernatural stuff, improve some of the graphics(such as the water and some other textures ) and the next Tomb Raider will be even better!
     
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    My troll post, lol. I Wish my 7850 came with Far Cry 3 and Tomb Raider instead of Hitman Absolution. I am chipping away at Far Cry 3 and loving it, but will HAVE to get Tomb Raider when I finish FC3.
     
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    So merely uninstalling them will magically make crossfire work for this game?
    Seems retarded, I'll test it later. For now the game doesnt seem overly entertaining yet. Tried this and the new walking dead, neither really left a carry-on-playing mark.
     
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    Because you'd have a bunch of pseudo-intellectual feminist dipshits PMSing, such as this idiot. People need to wake up to this shit happening.

    I was going to vent here, but it's not the place. If you subscribe to this politically correct nonsense, the next time you get the chance, take the red pill.
     
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    Because the people that want that really just need to get laid.
     
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    Not really. It's called entertainment. It's not really that big of a deal, IMHO.

    I guess so, can't say I have any issues, but I did notice that the beta page says CAPs not needed, so I figure that's the problem. Hopefully just uninstall will work...:p
     
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    No CAP with 13.3 for XFIRE

    No CAP needed. I'm running 13.3 Beta for my XFIRE 7970's and all I can say is WOW!! Awesome game. I finished the game with a single 7970 and now starting over with XFIRE configuration. All settings maxed with TressFX on and 4x SSAA getting 85 FPS. Smiling from ear to ear. :roll:
     
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    Yep. Just install 13.3 again and should be fine.
     
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    Well my friend is having an issue with this game crashing is Toshiba laptop with a i7, GT540m, and like 6-8GB of memory. Says the system literally turns off completely. not just a black screen that goes unresponsive.
     
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    Yes, instead of finding out what aspects make game series popular and keeping them, they change things for the sake of change. Not to mention that nobody cares about lore consistency.

    Don't forget the occasional T-Rex.

    Masses want good games, simple as that. Fortunately this is a good one. It is interesting, however, that we try that much harder to find something wrong in the good ones.
     

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