Checkpoint: Day One PC Gaming Edition

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I returned my PC copy of RAGE yesterday despite the claims of bug fixes by id Software and AMD/ATI. Day one PC gaming has become a growing concern as of late. Out of the handful of day one PC purchases I’ve made, over 75% of them gave me grief.

It starts with Fallout: New Vegas which was purchased several weeks after the release date, but despite that buffer, I was still experiencing stuttering and crashes.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC) Review

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Ignorance allowed me to take on Deus Ex: Human Revolution without expectations. I tried playing the original Deus Ex last year after a $5 Steam sale, but I didn’t have the patience to make it pass the intro. So it looks like Eidos Montreal’s first crack at the Deus Ex franchise will also be my first. I don’t know how well it fared in the eyes of the die hard fan, but to me it was fantastic.

Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid, and Fallout 3 — the influences I see working underneath the cyberpunk aesthetic of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It’s not a complete transplant of ideas, but it’s enough to make the game seem eerily familiar at times.

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Leaked Deus Ex: Human Revolution Video Shows Promise

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squareenix-logo.gifIf you look at yesterday’s Checkpoint post, it featured Deus Ex: Human Revolution as the banner image. And yet I didn’t mention it in my five highlights. Why? It’s because I couldn’t find any gameplay demonstration of the damn game.

Square-Enix and Eidos were being all secretive with their closed theatre demonstrations. Thankfully, ScrewAttack’s sneakiness brought us this 20 minute gameplay demonstration video.

You may need some codecs and alternate video players for this to work, but I assure you: it’s worth the trouble. I’ve never played a Deus Ex game before, but if it’s anything like demonstration video, I think I’ll have to.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is scheduled for release in 2011 for Xbox 360, PC and PS3.

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