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Crysis demo released; gamers lament the weakness of their PC hardware

Gamers who recently spent a considerable sum of money on a high-end video card will finally find that their piece of hardware is no longer overkill. That’s right, the Crysis single-player demo is here as promised by the developers late last month.

The demo was originally set for release on September 25, but developer Crytek decided to push the public debut date back a month in the interest of quality. The retail date of November 16 still appears to be on-track.

“We are taking some extra time to make sure you that you have an amazing experience but also we did not want to risk the release date of Crysis at this stage,” Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek, explained regarding the delay. “To get the game into your hands by November the 16th, we had to make this call.”

The demo may be downloaded directly from an EA Canada web server. The 1.77GB download includes the entire first level and the CryEngine 2 - Sandbox 2 game editor, giving the community an opportunity to get familiar with the tools before the retail game ships.

As should be well known by now, Crysis is the most hardware-demanding game to ship this year. Those who are interested in diving into the demo should read the official system requirements and recommendations before downloading.



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RE: 800x600 HIGH - E6600@3.6 7950GT 512
By SiliconAddict on 10/29/2007 12:51:42 AM , Rating: 1
That's a load of bullshit. SP2 has been out for over 3 years now. There is ZERO reason to be on it and if some developer has not updated their wares to be compatible with it at this point you should be dropping their ass like a load of bullshit which oddly enough is what this argument boils down to. Seriously most of the reasons an app does not work with SP2 can be mitigated with minor tweaks. At this point in time there are DOZENS of patches that CAN NOT be installed without SP2 and many of those are worm based that can sneak by AV software and even MS's built in firewall.
Again its beyond insane not to be on SP2 at this point and any argument to the contrary is a loosing battle as anyone who deals with IT security will tell you. Year one yes. There were bugs to be worked out. Applications to be fixed. Year two fine. OK. There were still internal apps at many companies that needed to be updated. But at this point? Hell no.


RE: 800x600 HIGH - E6600@3.6 7950GT 512
By goku on 10/29/2007 2:23:22 PM , Rating: 1
Wrong, if you're running legacy applications that aren't being supported anymore then your only choice is to NOT use Service Pack 2, period. Not to mention the additional system resource consumption is reason enough to avoid it.


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