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September 5, 2005 9:26:13 PM

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An Xbox 360. No more games for the PC. Tired of building a $800
computer every 3-4 years. An old computer will do everything else I
do with the PC.

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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 9:26:14 PM

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"Bob" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> An Xbox 360. No more games for the PC. Tired of building a $800 computer
> every 3-4 years. An old computer will do everything else I do with the PC.
>

I have a friend who's taking the same route...oh wait a minute, he's on a
Mac so what else is he supposed to do? The art of trolling is subtle.
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 9:34:53 PM

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"Bob" <none@none.com> wrote in message
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> An Xbox 360. No more games for the PC. Tired of building a $800
> computer every 3-4 years. An old computer will do everything else I
> do with the PC.

Troll-O-Meter: 2.7 out of 10.0
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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 10:24:24 PM

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"Jim Vieira" <WhiplashrAT@wiDOT.rrDOT.com> wrote in news:1l%Se.26643
$mb4.8946@tornado.rdc-kc.rr.com:

> "Bob" <none@none.com> wrote in message
> news:Vc%Se.576$LZ6.409@newssvr29.news.prodigy.net...
>> An Xbox 360. No more games for the PC. Tired of building a $800
>> computer every 3-4 years. An old computer will do everything else I
>> do with the PC.
>
> Troll-O-Meter: 2.7 out of 10.0

Heehee. not much of a troll posting thru sbc, prodigy, and a static DSL
address. :) 

But I do wonder about the post. Tired of building an $800 PC every 4
years and so he will buy $400 xbox and limit his play to expensive games?
Thats a winer? And how long does he figure THAT wont need an upgrade?

City planners, disaster preparedness, environmental engineers, all look
at the world in things like "100-year" events. The plan around the
percentages on things like the 100-year floodplain or the 100-year
earthquake. After working with them Ive started talking about which
internet host and which equipment to use and I talk about being prepared
for the 100-month disaster event.

Gandalf Parker
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 10:26:17 PM

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"Bob" <none none.com> wrote:

> An Xbox 360. No more games for the PC. Tired of building a $800
> computer every 3-4 years. An old computer will do everything
> else I do with the PC.

But software is chosen first, then hardware to run the software.
Not the other way around. And for good reason, as you will see.

In other words, good luck finding games.

Bye.




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Anonymous
September 6, 2005 2:43:53 AM

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On Mon, 05 Sep 2005 17:26:13 GMT, Bob wrote:

> An Xbox 360. No more games for the PC. Tired of building a $800
> computer every 3-4 years.

As opposed to buying a $400 console every three to four years, and paying
about $20 more per game on average? Not to mention the TV set...

M.
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 2:43:54 AM

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"Michael Vondung" <mvondung@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> As opposed to buying a $400 console every three to four years, and paying
> about $20 more per game on average? Not to mention the TV set...
>
> M.


Also, real-time strategy and first person shooter games will always be
better when you have a keyboard and mouse. The consoles have their merits
(I have an Xbox myself), but each platform (PC & consoles) has it's
advantages and disadvantages.
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 2:43:55 AM

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On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 17:06:03 -0600, "NightSky 421" <nightsky421@yahoo.ca>
wrote:

>"Michael Vondung" <mvondung@gmail.com> wrote in message
>news:p v8ojmam2asr.1edbgrquwelsw$.dlg@40tude.net...
>>
>> As opposed to buying a $400 console every three to four years, and paying
>> about $20 more per game on average? Not to mention the TV set...
>>
>> M.
>
>
>Also, real-time strategy and first person shooter games will always be
>better when you have a keyboard and mouse.

I would prefer a First Person Shooter with a Light Gun, and an RTS with a
touch screen (index finger =left button, middle finger=middle button,
etc.).

There's no reason why the current tech level can't handle this...
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 6:25:52 AM

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bk039@ncf.ca (Raymond Martineau) wrote in
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> I would prefer a First Person Shooter with a Light Gun, and an RTS with
> a touch screen (index finger =left button, middle finger=middle button,
> etc.).
>
> There's no reason why the current tech level can't handle this...
How would they distinguish the fingers?

Alex.
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 4:56:04 PM

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"alexti" <QQalextiQQ@videotron.few.useless.chars.ca> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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> How would they distinguish the fingers?
>
.... and what screen would you touch? Your TV?
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 3:48:51 AM

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"Alfred Pum" <mooskugerl1@gmxDELETE.at> wrote in
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> "alexti" <QQalextiQQ@videotron.few.useless.chars.ca> schrieb im
> Newsbeitrag news:Xns96C8D00CC7F5sfjshTTalextiFJFsdsi@24.71.223.159...
>> How would they distinguish the fingers?
>>
> ... and what screen would you touch? Your TV?
Regular CRT or LCD with touchscreen is readily available technology, the
problem is how to distinguish "move", "left-click" and "right-click"...
Anonymous
September 7, 2005 9:36:09 PM

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On Tue, 06 Sep 2005 23:48:51 GMT, QQalextiQQ@videotron.few.useless.chars.ca
(alexti) wrote:

>"Alfred Pum" <mooskugerl1@gmxDELETE.at> wrote in
>news:D fjsgv$mh7$1@paperboy.si.eunet.at:
>
>> "alexti" <QQalextiQQ@videotron.few.useless.chars.ca> schrieb im
>> Newsbeitrag news:Xns96C8D00CC7F5sfjshTTalextiFJFsdsi@24.71.223.159...
>>> How would they distinguish the fingers?
>>>
>> ... and what screen would you touch? Your TV?
>Regular CRT or LCD with touchscreen is readily available technology, the
>problem is how to distinguish "move", "left-click" and "right-click"...

An RTS has no need to detect move... no worries there unless the game is
badly designed to require mouse scrolling.

While you are correct that the tech level can't differentiate fingers,
perhaps there is another way around this... Maybe a parallel touch could
be left, while a perpendicular touch could be right - at least for now.
Last time I checked, a ~15 year old touch screen had no problem detecting
multiple fingers - although it generally averaged the pointer position.

Just need to find that touch screen that can differentiate between how the
screen is pressed.
!