Half-Life 2 (and Episodes) update released

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    I wonder what the graphical updates are [​IMG]. It's probably HDR lighting and stuff
     
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    Update includes:

    Episode 3 Trailer

    ....no....FUCK!
     
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    This makes me happy.
     
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    Ahem.


    SERIOUSLY WORKING ON THIS INSTEAD OF EPISODE 3??

    Alright I accept a Mac version, those guys should play this gem but shit its good looking enough and I don't need anything else to improve the games. Spend the time on Ep3 because us twats wont shut up about it until its out.
     
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    Valve got multiple development teams.
    The Team who made EP1 are working on EP3 while the rest is doing stuff like this I think. Sadly it seems the EP1 Team froze in time or else we would already be playing EP3.
     
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    Shame albeit glad that Episode 2 needed no update apart from support.

    (A little offtopic): Is it just me or can anyone else run Half Life 2: Episode 2 on their laptop on full graphics with no lag hardly whatsoever. I'm surprised because the graphics are pretty detailed and yet the Audio/Video recommends full and high on everything.

    This is weird to me considering I can't run L4D or Borderlands very well on this yet Half Life 2 with the same graphics runs flawlessly.
     
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    The difference is that L4D has got a newer version of the engine and due to the zombies more stuff is going on. Also L4D needs a much better CPU then what EP2 needs because of the AI Director.
    L4D got lots of small graphical updates which most people don't even notice.
     
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    it just shows how good the source engine is optimized [​IMG]
    compared to engines which are horrible inefficient like the cryengine which would probably make your laptop explode
     

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