Posts Tagged ‘windows xp’

LBP2 Testers Recognise Superiority Of PC

By John Walker on January 18th, 2011.

Who leaves it on the blue/green setting?

As we know, all console owners secretly wish their machines were PCs. They don’t like to admit it, hiding behind lies like, “It’s great to have a machine where I don’t need to worry about updating drivers,” or, “But I want to play games on my comfortable couch.” But deep down, secretly, they desperately wish they had to worry about replacing heatsinks and virus blockers. This is only too easily proven by the video below, in which a group of PS3 users on the Little Big Planet 2 beta have painstakingly recreated Windows XP within the game.

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UnJust Cause: No XP Support

By Alec Meer on February 23rd, 2010.

As a sad coda to the happy-party we all had about the Just Cause 2 trailers a few hours back, word’s out that the unhinged free-roamer won’t work on Windows XP. It’s a DirectX10-only game, so even if you have a relatively recently 3D card you’ll need Vista or Windows 7 if you want to fire grappling hooks at planes. Probably, anyway – there’ve been several DirectX-10-on-XP projects, and though I confess I’ve not followed them closely, I’d be surprised if no-one comes up with a way to make this work. Anyone know where that stuff’s at now? Incidentally, before anyone takes the “get with the times, granddad” line and suggests most people have Vista or 7 now, take another look at January’s Steam PC survey. At 42.15%, Windows XP is still by far the most common operating system. That’s a crazy amount of potential customers to leave in the cold. I’d have more sympathy if it was specifically a PC game, but the 360/PS3 versions that will surely be the lead foot for JC2 won’t be DX10, so it seems odd that this should be. If it’s super-pretty and genuinely DX10ed to the hilt it’s good news, potentially, for those of us who are fully upgraded, but it’s an odd decision nonetheless.

Full system specs below – do you have the right hardware hats but the wrong OS trousers?
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