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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: 25 Fps average on my setup..
By DEVGRU on 10/30/2007 11:36:29 AM , Rating: 1
I call BS.

Game performance in Vista sucks compared to XP.

Which, in shorthand, and IMHO, means it sucks.

If Microsoft wants people to shell out insane amounts of money for an under-performing, DRM'd, asinine EULA'd, bloated, and promise-broken featured OS - then it sure as hell better perform head and shoulders above their last OS released 5+ years ago (nevermind "tying" DX10 to Vista, FORCING people to 'upgrade' instead of a general release which would have benefited everyone.).

It doesn't. And its Microsoft's fault. THEY wanted to change the driver model and layering. Nevermind if the majority of vendors are having serious issues coding them, thats MS's ball to drop - which is not surprising as they decided to change the rules of the game - and now they get to pay for their shortsightedness.

Vista has EARNED and deserves most of the bad rap its received.

All that being said, I LIKE Vista. I don't use it, but I have - because I'm not one of 'those' people who bag on something they've never actually tried or used. I did, and I liked it - in 2 or 3 years I'm sure it will be a worthy upgrade to XP. As it stands now, its just too much BS to worry about. I'm a gamer. And DX10 aside, and all things being equal (i.e. PC hardware) Vista simply doesn't cut it for compatibility, reliability, or SPEED.

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007
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