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Old 03-03-2006, 14:41:34   #1
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Post Oblivion goes gold!

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, sequel to Morrowind, has gone gold and should be available in some areas March 20. More details at the official website:

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Old 03-03-2006, 14:48:07   #2
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:36:12   #3
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Old 04-03-2006, 05:36:54   #4
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I won't be able to play it for a long time, though.

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Old 04-03-2006, 15:05:32   #5
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Might be getting this also for review.

Depoends on how much I have on my schedual.
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Hmm, does anyone have the final system requirements for it?
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:32:26   #7
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Recommended is this:

* 3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 1 GB System RAM
* ATI X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher video card

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* Windows XP
* 512MB System RAM
* 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 128MB Direct3D compatible video card
* and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
* 8x DVD-ROM drive
* 4.6 GB free hard disk space
* DirectX 9.0c (included)
* DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
* Keyboard, Mouse

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Old 05-03-2006, 13:07:12   #8
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Recommended is this:

* 3 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 1 GB System RAM
* ATI X800 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher video
Hmm, have the first two (exactly), but only a ATI 9600 graphics card.
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Old 05-03-2006, 20:42:04   #9
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ATI 9600 is supported, it's the same graphic card I have...
But you'll probably have to accept a slower framerate or other similar 'dumbed down' graphics. Got to play with the settings a bit and see if it's acceptable.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:06:15   #10
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i have the week after release off work, we'll call that oblivion week
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Old 07-03-2006, 17:39:39   #11
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NO CLIFF RACERS IN THIS GAME!!!!

best news I've heard yet
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Old 07-03-2006, 21:19:10   #12
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aww come on. They add challenge to the game. . Okay just kidding. That's the best part about Solstheim was no cliff racers. Of course that made it easy. As I usually just levitated over everything when travelling.
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Old 08-03-2006, 16:27:59   #13
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Unfortunately levitation is out of the game
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Old 08-03-2006, 20:02:54   #14
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:49:44   #15
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I can hardly wait to steal somebody's horse.

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Old 09-03-2006, 04:16:35   #16
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:42:29   #17
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Is that a horse between your legs, or...
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Old 21-03-2006, 04:50:33   #18
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Old 21-03-2006, 22:56:33   #19
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Get the X360 version, SP. Much cheaper than buying a PC that can run this beast.

The X360 version even looks better; you can't enable both HDR lighting and antialiasing on PCs, and X360 supports it by default.
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Old 21-03-2006, 22:57:03   #20
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Alas, no one here has the game yet. Future Shop says thursday at the earliest...
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Old 22-03-2006, 08:25:16   #21
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I'll get the 360 too, when it comes out in France next week
just got the new ghost recon, couldn't really play it yet, don't have gaming time

the (oblivion) combat system looks a bit irritating, though
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Old 22-03-2006, 11:50:11   #22
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supposed to have been on sale at CompUSA for cheap yesterday, but they didn't even have a tagged spot on the shelves for it.

Nevermind that it was in their Sunday ad as being on sale yesterday for 39.99
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Old 22-03-2006, 12:05:56   #23
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Get the X360 version, SP. Much cheaper than buying a PC that can run this beast.

The X360 version even looks better; you can't enable both HDR lighting and antialiasing on PCs, and X360 supports it by default.
yeah but it means using a damn controller...i'm a console whore for the right kind of games but i think i'd need to play oblivion on 360 to be convinced that the controls felt natural

also i'm always conscious of the possibilities of the modding community and suchlike on the pc versions
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Old 22-03-2006, 14:04:59   #24
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Damn. I'm just like KG. I love the hell out of sports games and platformers on consoles but the PC control scheme is critical and better for shooters and RPGs.

Plus modding is awesome. Hot Coffee FTW!
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Old 22-03-2006, 14:55:25   #25
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all true
but it still depends on your gear
PC can't come close to a 82" (or bigger) flat screen HDTV visual impact, and it becomes worth sacrificing the more precise PC keybord/mouse controls.
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Old 22-03-2006, 14:56:43   #26
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That is true. I would like to try the 360 HD capabilities on my TV.
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Old 22-03-2006, 15:31:51   #27
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PC can't come close to a 82" (or bigger) flat screen HDTV
if you have an 82 inch flat screen HDTV i am going to kill myself now
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Old 22-03-2006, 15:34:19   #28
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that might be a good enough incentive for me to take a picture of it tonight (provided you take a picture of your suicide)
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Old 22-03-2006, 15:43:07   #29
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Old 22-03-2006, 15:48:59   #30
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He doesn't have an 82" flat screen. 70" maybe. But not 82"
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Old 22-03-2006, 15:49:46   #31
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i didn't think they were commerically available yet, though i've seen some pics of one at a trade show

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Old 22-03-2006, 15:50:10   #32
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he probably means 82 cm, damn frenchie
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Old 22-03-2006, 15:54:28   #33
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Old 22-03-2006, 16:01:56   #34
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yeah, except if these are chinese hobbits, my TV is much smaller
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Old 22-03-2006, 16:04:15   #35
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I just checked, I got completely confused, it's 42" or 106 cm


considering how much more reasonnable the prices have got, I was wondering why KG felt so jealous...
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Old 22-03-2006, 16:06:45   #36
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I don't think even "completely confused" covers it. You went retarded. Again. Some more.
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Old 22-03-2006, 18:06:39   #38
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From the elder scroll board:

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Ok, I am running to go to a village, and I catch up to a guard on his horse. I run past him, and about a minute later, a random guy attacks me! He is too powerfull for just me too take out, so I run back and find the guard on the horse. He dismounts and helps me defeat the enemy. Then, I run over to his horse and steal it!
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Old 22-03-2006, 18:43:56   #39
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Old 22-03-2006, 20:29:33   #40
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I think this is bound to end up a comedy game. The Radiant AI sounds hilarious.

Alas, HDTV + Xbox 360 is out of my price range, and so is a new computer. I'll have to get a job or something.

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Old 22-03-2006, 20:31:51   #41
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Old 22-03-2006, 20:54:41   #42
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The best part of Oblivion (and Call of Duty 2) is the immersiveness. Playing on a bigscreen HDTV with a home theatre with a floor-shaking subwoofer ain't the same as playing on a computer with a 19" LCD.

Nevermind that the X360 version looks better.
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And as someone who played Morrowind on the PC (my PC was topend then) and now Oblivion on the 360, I actualy think the 360 controller works better.

Reading the Oblivion board, lots of PC gamers are upset with the interface and call it a "console port".
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Is it true that there's no mini map in Oblivion? I remember I couldn't find the map in Morrowind for more than half the game. It was hell, I had to restart because I got lost and couldn't find my way to civilisation.

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Old 23-03-2006, 03:25:02   #46
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There are several types of maps (dungeon map, world map) in the game.
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Excellent.

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Old 23-03-2006, 06:29:18   #48
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when you press tab you get access to 4 areas

one that has your stats and info on it

one that has items and the like

one that has magic spells and the like

and one that has maps and journal

there is a main map, and a local map

I don't know whether there is some other map overlay that you can bring up

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Although I think I want to be good at talking also

I picked illusion and restoration magic to go into, but haven't used illusion yet (I use light armor)

despite the fact that there seems to be a lot for evil players (murders to be done, goods to be stolen, etc), I am playing good

I do like the sneak stuff though, so I think I am going to play a theif catcher or something (I am trying to find a painting right now)

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Oh, and my sign in the Lady

but I haven't had the attack be successful yet

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I am Asher, a Nord Assassin/Thief.

Pretty awesome so far.

I'm in the Thieves Guild, and also just completed an initiation into the Dark Brotherhood by committing murder. Now I'm a hitman.
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