Smoke 'em if you Got 'em

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I think the nicest thing about upgrading your system isn't being able to play all of the new releases, but rather being able to go back and show the older games who is boss. I've bought countless new games that were best described as "playable" on my system at the time. When that happens you find yourself latching onto the most insignificant things when describing what you like about a game. "The animation when your guy is just sitting there idling? Yeah, that's awesome." But when you upgrade, you're allowed a chance to revisit those games and enjoy them in all their glory. An example: We started Raven Shield Thursdays back up last night. The last time we played, I had to keep all of the details and resolution down low simply to compensate for an issue my sound card seemed to cause. Even then I rarely racked up more than a couple tangoes because my computer was a little too unresponsive. I had upgraded at some point between the last time we played and last night. I hadn't even upgraded my video card. I had, however, installed a new mainboard and pitched my sound card, opting for the on-board sound my mainboard featured. Admittedly, I didn't really pwn the game last night or anything, but I did manage to pull top scores a few rounds. So for those of you who upgraded to get enough juice for BF:V or UT2K4, spend a few nights playing those games about which you were only able to compliment the menu system the last time you played. IL Comic

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Yeah, I can testify that Quake 2 runs like hell on Radeon 9800 PRO...

LOL Great one! I recently got a Nvidia FX 5200... yeah its not the top of the line but hey I'm poor and it was free (love recyvled junk)! when I still had the old Kyro II card, I ran out and bought a copy of NOLF2 and of course got home lookign for a greta game session. Guess what Kyro II didn't support the Hardware Acceloration NOLF2 needed. I was out $50 bucks because it was opened so I couldn't return. WEE! now the other week I found NOLF2 for $8 clearance at Toys R Us (I'm glad I have a son now so I have an excuse to go to Toys r Us again... I always went.. but now I have an excuse). Got home fired it up and can honestly say it rocked. Also Half-life looks fantastic at 1600X1200. Yeah old games on new hardware!

Edit: I gotta type slower and get a spell checker!

I also just noticed that the new PC in the comic doesn't even need power! Thats some upgrade

It probably has a hamster on tredmill to generate power!

Poor hamster.

It's wireless!

poor_yoric wrote:

It's wireless!

Wow a wireless power generating hamster!!!

Zedian wrote:
poor_yoric wrote:

It's wireless!

Wow a wireless power generating hamster!!!

An EVIL wireless Power generating hamster! - That would be cool!. Maybe it could spit at do-gooders
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm gonna build an army of dogooder-spitting-at evil wireless power generating hamsters!

Laugh now but someday when my WDSAEWPG HamstersI take over the word you'll all be sorry!

I want my computer to be nuclear powered

Can't you guys see? The mouse ball is magnetic and nestled inside a copper wire housing. As he moves the mouse he generates electricity which is stored in a giant capacitor inside the computer case. The heat generated by the CPU is also used to run a small steam-powered generator that powers the monitor.

So you were sort of right. It is rodent-powered. It's just a mouse, not a hamster.

Zedian wrote:

Wow a wireless power generating hamster!!!

So thats what Sway really found in the box.

painthappens wrote:
Zedian wrote:
poor_yoric wrote:

It's wireless!

Wow a wireless power generating hamster!!!

An EVIL wireless Power generating hamster! - That would be cool!. Maybe it could spit at do-gooders
MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm gonna build an army of dogooder-spitting-at evil wireless power generating hamsters! :)

I demand the opening of your computer. With pics! Or we will curse at you and laugh at your lack of courage! and fart in your general direction...

I thought a smoking-hot video card is a good thing?! Nice comic, as always. Now that I have a pretty nice rig, after suffeing games on my laptop for a few years, I am thinking of all the cool games I missed out on. Problem is, I can barely handle the game library I have now.

I wonder if we will still be gaming when we all actually retire. That's the only time I could see us actually having the time to play all the games we want.

That's not smoke....*ghasp* his hamster died and those are the fumes from its corpse...poor guy... RIP...