Synthetic Benchmarking: Good or Obsolete?

A-KO recently told me about a discussion on the Guru of 3D forums regarding the ATI/NVidia Driver cheating debate.  I wanted to chime in from an avid Unreal gamer’s POV.  The discussion of who does what with their drivers for 3DMark Scores’ sake is no longer valid in my opinion.  The days of Futuremark, or any other ‘sythentic’ gaming benchmark, are gone.  While the benchmark is fun to use and watch, it is no longer relevant in ‘real world’ gaming.  Here is why.. When 3DMmark and…

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Map Review: DM-Stalwart ][

Welcome to my first Unreal Ops Map Review. I will be using SwitchyB’s criteria for reviewing maps. I would like to note that my review is based on a player’s perspective. I have mapped with the unrealed, but my skillz are not up to par with most of the Unreal mapping community.  Before you start please review SwitchyB’s criteria. Map:  DM-Stalwart ][ Author:  Xxyz  Number…

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UnWheel Mod Interview

Thanks to Kenneth “Shrimp” Watson for giving his time to set down and do this interview. Also thanks for answering my questions in full and giving almost every little detail I wanted to know.  Here is the interview… r3v:   First of all, can you tell me a little about yourself, such as name, age, where you are from, job, how long you…

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UeD Tutorials By Rachel Cordone

Unreal Editor Beginner Tutorial So you’ve decided to start making levels for Unreal Tournament 2003, but have no idea where to begin? This basic tutorial will get you far enough to start making maps of your own, whether you are a complete beginner or already proficient in another 3d program. Although it might seem overwhelming at first, with enough practice…

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Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software Interview

Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software Interview I recently had a chance to talk to Randy Pitchford who is the President of Gearbox Software.  I met Randy this past summer at Microsoft’s Halo Fanstock in Dallas, TX.  Several Halo Fansite webmasters and myself got a chance to eat dinner with him while we were down there.  I didn’t know that he had worked on Duke Nukem 3d and…

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Weapons Preview

In keeping with an Unreal Ops tradition we are happy to bring you a new Weapons Preview.  This time we take a look at the weapons that are from the upcoming Single Player first person shooter Unreal 2: The Awakening.  To do some background for this article I had to break out and dust off the old Unreal CD.  After playing for a…

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