Conan O'Brien Reviews Tomb Raider

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Dark Blade

Best game review ever

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Biceps

Paul,

Man, I like your writing and I do understand that there are limitations placed on you in terms of how often you can post. As a longtime reader and subscriber of MaximumPC, I have to say I am very disappointed with the quantity of stories coming out, as well as the lack of focus on real computer news. Getting a lot of product knowledge, but not a lot of real news or commentary on present-day computing issues.

Example: the six-strikes rule. Why oh why have you (or anyone at maxPC) not written about this? Xbox games have nothing to do with being a computer power-user - no matter who reviewed it. The six-strikes rule does, and would generate a lot of dialoge, which would in turn generate a lot of ad-views for you all.

I have normally checked MaximumPC.com every day, but recently have realized I can probably cut that back to once a week without missing anything. There is no 'breaking news' on maxpc anymore, and the interesting - if occassionally incendiary - conversations about issues important to power users are essentially non-existent now.

What gives? Where is the old MaxPC.com we all loved?

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Paul_Lilly

The dip in quantity is a direct result of last year's restructuring and budget cuts. On the bright side, Maximum PC is still around, and doing well to the best of my knowledge.

We're trying out some different things that will hopefully generate more dollars, beef up the budget, and ultimately allow us to add more content, including not just news, but more feature articles, how-go guides, and so forth. In fact, it's already happened to some extent, as I'm able to post a few more stories now than directly after the cuts.

The goal is to continue moving in that direction. In the meantime, your support is greatly appreciated. :)

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Biceps

Thanks for the reply, Paul. You have our support, and thanks for listening. Keep up the good work.

And I did watch the review and it was hilarious.

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Ledoubleu

For what it's worth (usually not much on this forum most of the time L;--) It's a cross platform game anyway so I consider the article and review to be relevant as well as hysterical.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

I must agree with these posters

Let's cover some topics that may not affect anyone untill they understand the importance of them and where they lead

Although the 6 strikes topic is important and allows a few dictators the power to control the entire Internet, let's look at how they are locking everyone else out of the same control which they themselves demand

Please consider these topics for public discussion in the near future as they affect the Internet and how the few try to impose control over the masses of real geniusus

#1
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2029542/linus-torvalds-speaks-out-with-a-secure-boot-plan.html

#2
VMWare has a lot of people complaining that 3D acceleration does not work for Virtual Machines when running a Linux Host

It is easy enough to get any version of Windows running from a thumbdrive from a LINUX host, but without the 3D acceleration, who really wants to?

I do it because I love to figure these thing out and because I know that I can when everyone else say's it's impossible
That is the Maximum way !

I'm running an "Unmodified" copy of XP from a patriot Xporter USB 3 thumbdrive right now and doing so "surprisingly fast" from a Linux Mint Host (Hint: VMWare Player)

A week ago, I was about to give up on the idea of running XP from a Bootable USB Thumbdrive, but then, it all came together in a single all-nighter

Personally, I think Valve and VMWare should collaborate on 3D accelleration in Linux

References >

VALVE on LINUX >
http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/faster-zombies/

VMWARE Knowledge Base
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1034096

INTEL - Graphics Drivers for LINUX
http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/cs-010512.htm

Let's start using WHAT WE WANT, WHERE WE WANT, WHEN WE WANT

It's time to either talk about this or start controlling the controllers

Shit, I'm out of tinfoil
Later

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Obsidian

Paul, I actually greatly appreciate this kind of varied news provided on the web site. From a business standpoint it makes a lot of sense to have more 'general' tech news to increase the audience base. Not a lot of people as a percentage of the population will even consider building a computer any longer, even fewer yet will build full-sized systems. Mobile devices and fruity-themed bits are all the rage. So if there are 5 out of 8 articles on the web page about these things it's not really a surprise. Even MPC has to evolve to keep readership numbers and web site viewers high. It's not so much about what a single person wants, but what the mass of people are looking for.

This Conan review was brilliant for a lot of reasons, I shared the link to this article with 4 people, who in-turn may have shared it with others. Instead of a 'boring' tech article white-paper-style I gave them a comical reason to visit the web site that day. More viewers equals more ads seen equals better future for MPC.

If you can start partnering with some of the other major tech sections of the web for content cross-sharing this place could be one of a few one-stop tech-sites I visit. Although that kind of collaboration isn't easy to work out.

Keep up the humorous news! George Takei doesn't have over a million FB followers because he posts angry rants or boring white papers. Humorous images, quips and word-play; that's where the money is.

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AFDozerman

Good to know you guys aren't just resting on your laurels and that you really are working hard at getting good content out the door. it kind of pisses me off when I go to toms hardware and see stories that I know would have fit the format here because I like how it's presented here better, and the comments are better here.

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AFDozerman

I laughed my ass off.

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jgottberg

lol - "An organic need to be behind her..."

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vrmlbasic

Awww, they had to make him suffer through the 360 version? Probably wasn't even 1280*720 :(

Is the Hair rendering technology fully implemented in the 360 version, with its ancient ATI tech? Is it going to be in the PS3 version, which uses a downright ancient Nvidia card?

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AFDozerman

No, absolutely not. You could see from the video that her hair was one large bunch instead of individual strands.

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AFDozerman

No, absolutely not. You could see from the video that her hair was one large bunch instead of individual strands.

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Neufeldt2002

That was funny. MPC, you need to keep posting this kind of stuff.

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jimmthang

I couldn't stop laughing at the constant deaths

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Nixon

Poll shooting up right through through bottom of the jaw and out the back of the head, god that looked painful!

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Bullwinkle J Moose

....Says the Holographic Doctor

and I've seen your acting, so I know how virtually painful that was

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vrmlbasic

Robert Picardo was awesome.

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kitsunekaji

That review was pretty cool. It's kinda like what I'd say if I had the game in my living room with a few friends.
Oh, the game looks pretty good too. I'd like to see what a few other reviewers think of it.

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FGCC

My favorite magazine colliding with my favorite late night host. Pretty cool.

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