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    Grand Theft Auto 4 is destroying our youth!

    The new installment of the very popular series Grand Theft Auto is out and reading a bit about it online I found some people complaining about the blurry background..... in other words the bohke.

    Forget about the violence and nudity it's the decline in cinematic appreciation I worry about!

    Seriously though video games have come a long way. They are more like interactive movies now.

    I bought Grand Turismo 5.... what a beautiful game! Excellent racing simulator simply amazing physics and great graphics. Video games are turning into a legitimate art form.
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    Thumbs up Background beauty

    And to think ... MYST was some kind of "extraordinarily beautiful" game.

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    I agree ... a long way, it has come, I would say.
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    Beuaty in a video game? Call of Duty 4 is a masterpiece!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    Beuaty in a video game? Call of Duty 4 is a masterpiece!
    I CONCUR....

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    Myst is a great game no doubt.

    I haven't played COD 4, but I have heard good things. I'll put it on the list. I'm not much of a first person shooter person.... I'm not much of a video game person period but the better the games look the more interested I get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    And to think ... MYST was some kind of "extraordinarily beautiful" game.
    Thanks for posting that...you dragged up a whole ream of memories mentioning that game! That takes me back probably 8-9 years, which considering my current age is a damn long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paradox View Post
    Thanks for posting that...you dragged up a whole ream of memories mentioning that game! That takes me back probably 8-9 years, which considering my current age is a damn long time.
    Re: Myst - Likewise (I'm sure )
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    1995 was when it won all its accolades ... how long ago was that? The math is kind of scary Worse yet, I remember when "PONG" was released ... back when I was 19. Now, that's just god-awful! LOL ... and believe me ... that was not pretty! B&W ... no color.

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    Yep, digital has come a long, long way. The above image, even as course as it looks small ... took up the entire screen ... with four-bit graphics ... from a four-bit processor! The awesome 2K ROM that ran the thing was larger than most multi-thread processors we use these days ... and required a circuit board and power supply the size of a small PC.

    This was serious nighttime entertainment ... 1977-style.
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    Oh well...if we're going to reminisce,

    I remember when PC graphics cards went from CGA to EGA (a whopping 16 colours). When I went to purchase a new PC, I took Battle Chess with me to ensure that the PC could indeed display all these new colours.

    From there, the graphic ability of games took off. I remember being amazed by the movement of the character in Prince of Persia and how he could hang on by his finger tips and "slide" across the floor.

    Strangely enough, I used to enjoy a very simple golf game called PGA Golf which looking back now was so ordinary that the ball was square...but I could play it for hours. Then it went to full 3-D graphics in the next releases and I lost interest as it took too long to upgrade screens.

    ....and why is it that whenever Graphics Cards were improved (ie EGA to VGA to SVGA to XGA.....), we would all stand around the screen while someone displayed the latest naked women shots and pretend to marvel at the quality of the graphics. "Wow, it looks just like a photo" we would exclaim.....and pretend we weren't captivated by the lovely titties on the screen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    The new installment of the very popular series Grand Theft Auto is out and reading a bit about it online I found some people complaining about the blurry background..... in other words the bohke.

    Forget about the violence and nudity it's the decline in cinematic appreciation I worry about!

    Seriously though video games have come a long way. They are more like interactive movies now.

    I bought Grand Turismo 5.... what a beautiful game! Excellent racing simulator simply amazing physics and great graphics. Video games are turning into a legitimate art form.
    So you got the preview huh. What do you think of it? I'm waiting for the full release of GT5. I'd love to have a wheel setup for it.
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