Dragon Age: Graphics

Dragon Age: Origins Combat
Dragon Age: Origins Combat

Ah, more on my new obsession, Dragon Age. Let’s take a look today at some of the stuff on the screen.

DA will be using the Eclipse engine which is a new engine developed by Bioware. Here’s the system requirements so you can all go upgrade your machines before the game comes out:

Windows XP Minimum Specifications
OS: Windows XP with SP3
CPU: Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) running at 1.4Ghz or greater
AMD X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8Ghz or greater
RAM: 1GB or more
Video: ATI Radeon X850 128MB or greater
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB or greater
DVD ROM (Physical copy)
20 GB HD space

Windows Vista Minimum Specifications
OS: Windows Vista with SP1
CPU: Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) running at 1.6Ghz or greater
AMD X2 (or equivalent) running at 2.2GHZ or greater
RAM: 1.5 GB or more
Video: ATI Radeon X1550 256MB or greater
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB or greater
DVD ROM (Physical copy)
20 GB HD space

Recommended Specifications
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz Processor or equivalent
AMD Phenom II X3 Triple-Core 2.8 GHz or greater
RAM: 4 GB (Vista) or 2 GB (XP)
Video: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater
NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater
DVD ROM (Physical copy)
20 GB HD space

I’m gonna need a bigger hard drive for this 20 GB Behemoth.

The PC version of the game uses a UI simaler to Baldur’s Gate, while the console version uses a radial menu system. The graphics good on a console but better on PC from what I hear. DA is a PC lead developed game which means PC comes first, then it’s scaled down and tweaked for the consoles. Which is fine by me because I can play it on my beast at home while others can still enjoy the game on their 360 arcade hooked up to a 19″ television from the 90’s.

Keep on gaming people!


Robots don’t need plot

So if your at all a little nerdy I’m sure you’ve checked out Transformers 2 by now. And if your like me you enjoyed 2 hours of giant robots blowing things up. Its a simple movie with real depth to it.

The critics hate it becasue it’s plot is weak, cliched, and predictable.

All I can say to that is, “What the heck did you expect?!?!”

It’s living cars that shoot at each other! it’s a movie based on a children’s toy! The catch phrase is lame! I mean, really? “Autobots! Roll out!” A 3rd grader could have come up with a better idea!

I loved the movie. It’s what I wanted to see from Transformers. Pretty graphics and loud explosions. Over two hours of candy for the mind.

If I wanted to see a deep movie with an awe inspiring plot I just would have rented The Godfather.Which by the way people didn’t complain about The Godfather not having enough fighting robots in it. Which it should have.

Keep making offers they cannot refuse, People!