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Crysis 2 Performance Preview

By Julio Franco
Feb 17, 2011
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  1. Defensive now are we?......Theif much?
    Not everyone downloads things illegally. You justification of "everyone does it" is exactly what illegal downloaders do. I myself am not financially challenged to purchase what I want, when I want. What I do have, rest assured, it was paid for. Soooo, boo to you.
     
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93


    You should quote, or make reference to who you are responding to. It followed my comment and obviously had nothing to do with what i wrote. Besides, I am actually interested in to whom you were responding to, or commenting about.
     
  3. To all the *****s who keep saying Crytek leaked the game themselves ... the leaked build contains the copy protection master key and development tools, so it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt the leak was not intentional in any way and is illegal to obtain.

    To Techspot, this is a very obvious and cheap grab for traffic. There is absolutely no useful purpose in providing "performance data" from a leaked incomplete beta build of a game. It may or may not be reflective of the final product, and heck, even your own article says that... so what the hell was the point.. beyond getting traffic of course. They calculated that the risk of being sued was minimal, that at worst Crytek would issue a takedown order, but by that time they'd have got the bulk of the traffic to the site. Sad shoddy internet behavior at its best, shame on you techspot.

    All everyone had to do was wait a couple of weeks for the official demo, and do a proper performance review on the final build... but apparently this is too hard for some of the grubby little thieves out there....
     
  4. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    My point was that had they come about the results through legal means there wouldn't be a problem. The only problem with the article if any, is that they admitted to downloading an illegal copy of the game.
     
  5. Downloading a pirated copy is one thing, but publicly sharing the content and using it as advertising for your site (ie profiting by obtaining traffic) is just absurd.

    There's a demo out 1st March for frack's sake!

    And what's with the article title 'Crysis 2 Performance Preview'. How can you have any idea of how this relates to the game Crysis 2. This is not Crysis 2, it's a frankenstein.

    *righteous indignation face*
     
  6. There was a guy who worked for fox news who was fired for reviewing a leaked copy of xmen origins wolverine a while back..

    Story here : http://news.softpedia.com/news/Fox-News-Reporter-Fired-for-Reviewing-Leaked-Wolverine-108844.shtml

    Needless to say the guy lost his job, though i dont believe he had any legal action taken against him. Does prove a moral point though.

    Since you estimate only 5% of your revenue will come from this review, why not donate that amount to a good cause to prove your good intention?
     
  7. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    Seems my last comment was removed, but the point remains the same.

    Can you take a stolen concept car on a test drive for 'review purposes' to share with car enthusiasts ? Anything for a page hit eh ?
    Nvidia paid 2 million for exclusive access to Crysis2, how in frak could this have been a planned leak ? who leaks developer code ?
    AMD can now optimize their drivers for this game if they wanted, for free. Is that what Nv would have paid 2 mil for ?
    Poorly thought out, desperate article.
     
  8. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    OH MY GOD THE GUESTS ARE SOO ****ING DUMB!

    IT WAS GRABBED FROM THE EA SERVERS. IT WAS PUT THERE BY ACCIDENT. Is it clear now guests?

    I've had the Facepunch thread open 24/7 since I saw it. I've read every post on it. I know what I'm talking about. So stop trying to accuse everyone of piracy and stop spreading incorrect information.
     
  9. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 422   +42

    I think throughout all the crap slewed at one another, it seems that many people here would agree on one thing: Techspot did wrong.
    At least that's how I see it.
     
  10. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    If you had read the article, you would have realized that this is not a review of the game; it just provides a ballpark estimate of how well it will perform on a variety of computers. None of the content or storyline other than a few screenshots with no context are released.

    It may be an incomplete build of the game, but that does not mean the article is useless. Just because YOU did not find anything useful in it does not mean that everyone else feels the same way. And whether or not it is useful, it is certainly interesting, and isn't the point of all the articles on Techspot and other tech websites to inform us about interesting/useful things in the tech industry?

    To all the people who are bad-mouthing this article, putting all moral arguments besides (because those are completely personal), how is this article hurting anyone? The game would be there to download regardless of this article, and if anything, I think this article would discourage people from downloading it, because the reason most people would is probably to find out what the graphics look like and how well it performs.
     
  11. Irishgamer01

    Irishgamer01 TS Rookie

    Sorry, but I think this review is a disgrace.
    The code u are reviewing is stolen. Therefore you are handling stolen goods.
    As such I think you should be sued or reported to police.
     
     
  12. compu4

    compu4 TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Is anybody else here disappointed with the graphics in this game? The lighting is quite fake, there are bad textures everywhere, and the motion blur is overdone. The original game on Very High looks far better. The game is also a world apart from the original; Crytek took a sandbox shooter and turned it into a completely linear, scripted affair. Most things in the envrionment can't even be destroyed. I also don't like the fact that the ability to customize individual graphics options was removed; they've replaced it with a global quality setting a la metro 2033.

    What's all this talk about the game being locked to medium settings? What exactly is locked to medium? I downloaded the beta, and changing the quality slider does, indeed, change the visual quality and alter the performance.
     
  13. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    Your kidding right?
    It's a **** unfinished version of the game!....the Beta is not even out yet. geezus
    This is like stealing a car mid way through the assembly line and then bitching that it doesn't have seats. I mean really, c'mon. lay off the paint chips.

    (no I have not downloaded the game,(Darkshadoe :p :) I didn't have to to make that observation)

    As far as the "stuck on medium' Princeton seems to have been on top of the Development of the game, perhaps he can shed some light on that.
     
  14. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +91

    Nobody said this article was hurting anyone. Why don't you stop making up comments to base your counter-arguments on, and instead focus on what I am about to tell you.

    Here's the premise of why the article is wrong: TechSpot, a respected technology website, publicly admitted (to thousands of international readers) downloading a pirated, unfinished copy of an unreleased game, and making a performance review of clearly buggy, incomplete code. Consequently, whether intentional or not, making profit off page views from the (clearly desperate) article.

    Now, I don't know in what world do you guys are living, but how the **** does that not sound wrong to you? No, really, how? Because, where I live, that's not only unprofessional, but illegal.

    If you really pay attention, all of the comments that feel somewhat insulted by this article from Techspot, are actually disappointed, and feel that the website has lost credibility; not that this article will somehow make Crytek lose sales or that it is promoting piracy. In other words, we, the regulars, are worried that Techspot journalistic quality has dropped down so much, that they had to download a pirated copy of an unfinished game, to make a performance review (especially when the game is gonna be released in just a few weeks).

    Like I said on my last comment, think about it this way: In law, you can NOT use illegally obtained evidence to prove your case, even if the evidence is conclusive; a judge would simply dismiss the evidence and move along. You, and all the others, including Julio and the staff, should consider us that judge.
     
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,537   +330

    I was thinking the same thing! Its an unfinished version! I could see it being quite hard to steal a car mid assembly though :p Although you are right comparison wise.

    BTW Techspot although I was a little shocked about the article I've decided I agree that it was ok for you to post, I wanted to download the torrent myself (I HAVE had the game pre-ordered for a while now) just to see how it runs, instead you answered my questions :) just like you do with motherboards proccessors and laptops. Good work :)
     
  16. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +109

    ; )
     
  17. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    Running P4 HT With a 8800gt with 2gb:

    On gamer setting, i get 45fps Max 20fps Min

    Advance Setting, somewhere 15fps Max 6fps Min

    Hardcore setting, Don't ask.....
     
  18. FarGuddu

    FarGuddu TS Rookie

    Even though, I downloaded the leaked beta and played it for quite a while, I'd most definitely be buying this game. I'll fully support crytek because they have done a great job this time. They have produced a stunning game.

    Most surprisingly, it ran pretty solid on my aged GTS 250. Very impressed!
     
  19. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93

    Recommended System Requirements (Crysis)
    from Crytek and EA

    OS - Windows XP / Vista
    Processor - Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    Memory - 2.0 GB RAM
    GPU - NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar

    System requirements for Crysis 2:

    * Internet connection required for activation
    * Operating System: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    * CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 x2 2Ghz or superior
    * RAM: Min 2 GB RAM
    * HDD: 9 GB
    * DVD ROM: 8x
    * GPU: NVIDIA 8800 GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512Mb RAM or better
    * Controllers: Keyboard, Mouse, or Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

    ...but how can this be?....:p
     
  20. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,969   +738

    How so ?

    The Crysis2 requirements seem just under the recommended system requirements of the original game- but the are considerably higher than the minimum requirements for Crysis.
    These are obviously DX9 filepath, but are they using comparable screen resolutions? The average user's screen res in October 2007 was more than likely 1280x1024 (if not less), while the current figures suggest that 1680 and 1920 have largely overtaken the older SXGA format.
     
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,914   +93


    Oh I know. They never tell you at what resolution or detail they base it on. It was for everyone that was predicting that you would need quad GTX 580's and a nuclear power-plant to play it. If I had to wager, i would bet the like of a HD 6850 or a GTX 460 would get you decent playability/detail at 1680 x 1050.
     
  22. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,969   +738

    Ah, yes. The knee-jerk-the-end-is-nigh pontificators. Presumeably now their minds are at ease on the gaming requirements of Crysis 2 they can now return their modest attention to the other pressing non-matters of the day (Imminent demise of AMD, death of nvidia, Intel socket changes, upcoming PC gaming extinction event and the evils/benefit of social networking)
     
  23. en0nym0us

    en0nym0us TS Member Posts: 70

    Jesus Christ! Stop whining!
     
  24. I fail to understand why you all are getting your panties up in a bunch of this, if your seriously losing sleep over techspot running this article you need to find a new hobby. To all you more level-headed players out there, if you have a problem with piracy then buy the game.
     
  25. g4mer

    g4mer TS Enthusiast Posts: 340

    Many people visit TechSpot every day and now all of a sudden they want them to be sued because they downloaded something "illegal". Backstabbers. And you don't even know if it's legal or not. I bet almost every one of you downloaded something illegal in the past or you didn't even know it.
     


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