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  1. Cricky


    Hi, It's been a while since I've last been here but my laptop recently turned 5 and I think it might be time for an upgrade. :) My current laptop is a Vortex IV - 17.3" i7-4700MQ, HD 8970M, 8GB SAMSUNG 1600MHz DDR3, 120Gb Kingston Hyper-X 3K SSD, 1TB Seagate SSHD It is still a decent laptop...
  2. Cricky

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Green Man Gaming now publishing games

    I thought this was an interesting article. Basically GreenManGaming have set up a publishing label that doesn't own the developer's IP or manage the game development, it just...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Free Darth Vader Graphic Novel

    Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison is currently free on Amazon. It's the kindle version. Haven't read it myself but worth a look as it's free. Gets decent reviews too.
  4. Cricky


    Underworld Ascendant on Kickstarter. The follow-up to the Ultima Underworld games and being done by the original creator. Went and backed it as I want to see this one made! Still 27 days to go and they're almost half way to their target. Here's hoping...
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    It looks like the Steam Autumn Sale is starting on Wednesday after Paypal revealed it in an email. There seem to be Steam Sales all the time these days so I'll not hold much hope there's anything I want, but like many people I'll be checking anyway. Even though I have a ridiculous backlog...
  6. Cricky


    This is still in development but looks interesting. Command line control of the drones. :)
  7. Cricky

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Graphics error - 'Alpha blending...'

    Just got my Vortex today and everything was working fine however I installed XCOM through Steam and when I tried to run it I get the following error: Your video card does not support alpha blending with floating point render targets (D3DFMT_A16B16G16R16F) which is required to run this game...
  8. Cricky


    Hi folks, Made a few posts already but missed this section. :) Buying a Vortex IV so was asking for some spec advice on the forum. Might hang around a bit as it's quite active and I haven't been on a good active forum since they shut down PC Format's one. Cheers, Chris...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Looking to buy a Vortex IV

    Hi, I've been looking around for a new gaming laptop to replace my existing 7555GX and after much searching I've settled on the Vortex IV 17". Before I buy I just thought I'd ask here to see if I've picked the right components or made a glaring error. :) 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen...