Recent content by Gary King

  1. Gary King

    What would it take for you to buy Nintendo's next console?

    All it would take would be Metroid, but I'm definitely of the opinion that cheaper is better. Let Xbox2/PS3 battle for technological supremacy; offer me a $100-150 console with a Metroid game and I'll deal with memory cards/lack of internet support/ProLogic sound. I'd love to see a...
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    Your favorite SEINFELD line

    "I'm out!" The Contest
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    Hey MS Visual C/C++ Gurus...HELP!

    Not just pointers. In Debug mode, *all* memory is striped initially. In release mode, the memory is zeroed. Microsoft uses a macro to handle deallocation: #define SAFE_DELETE(p) if (p != NULL) { delete p; p = NULL; } #define SAFE_DELETE_ARRAY(p) if (p != NULL) { delete...
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    Video Cards: Radeon 9500 128mb 8x agp VS. Geforce 4 Ti4200 128mb 8x agp

    Or you could wait until Thursday and then make your decision.
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    Alias vs. Grammys

    Homer: When is anyone going to give me an award? Marge: They already did, you have a Grammy! Homer: I meant an award that's worth winning. Mr. Simpson's opinions do not reflect those of this show's creators, who don't consider the Grammy an award at all.
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    3d studio max versus maya

    Maya has better support for NURBS modeling, Max has better support for polygon (and subd) modeling. Regardless of which you pick, laying out UVs will be a complete pain in the ass. Max 5's renderer is noticeably better than Maya's, but both pale in comparison to Mental Ray. Maya tends to...
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    What should I look for in a computer?

    Or, if you want a desktop, you might want to consider one of the Shuttle XPCs (like the SN41G2) -- they're small, quiet, and very transportable (all nice things for a dorm room). An XPC runs $300-360 retail. Add in a hard drive ($80), 256M RAM ($50), a DVD-ROM ($60), and a CPU ($70-80 for a...
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    Halo 2 FAQ from Bungie

    I have no doubt that Bungie realizes what users expect out of the Xbox Live and multiplayer experience in Halo 2. In fact, they should be in a better position than any other Xbox developer, since Halo fans went out of their way to force the game to be playable on-line.