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No Ghostbusters PC Multiplayer

A post on Ecto-Web analyzes the Ghostbusters: The Video Game specs, pointing out that Windows is the only one of the game's platforms other than the DS that's not getting multiplayer co-op, a shortcoming that's also highlighted on Co-Optimus. Thanks Gary.

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59. Re: No Ghostbusters PC Multiplayer Jun 15, 2009, 15:17 Jerykk
 
That's Downloaded Unlocked Content. The newest schtick to get you to buy a half burned game and download the other half, or at least unlock it.

Sims 3 is the only PC game where this has been really obvious. Console games aren't immune to it either. SF4 forced you to pay to unlock costumes that were already on the disc. RE5's multiplayer mode was the same. It's a trend that's consuming the whole industry and isn't limited to PC.

WHY would I want to pay 1k-3k for a rig to put up with crap like that?

$1-3k? Seriously? If you buy a $1000 PC today, it'll last you for a very long time. It'll also do more than any console can. A $3000 PC is just a waste of money.

On PC's now, everyone has a service, set of hoops, and log in crap to subject to the end user just so they can use the play the damn game.

Everyone? There are only a few games that require Steam and a few that require Impulse. 95% of PC games don't require you to login to anything.

Other than that, you got MMOS and well. more console ports!

Again, your logic wouldn't be so baffling if you didn't like console games. Console port = same game, only with better graphics, performance and controls. Why would you choose to play inferior versions that cost $10-20 more?

Watch FF14, DC Universe, Champion's Online when they come out. Going to be better sub rate than any MMO besides WoW I bet, atleast one of them will.

I haven't seen anything to suggest that these games will be bigger hits than the previous attempts at MMO on console. And I'm pretty sure they'll all be more successful on the PC.

Just like shooters, it will happen for RTS.

Maybe, maybe not. Nothing is inevitable.

This comment was edited on Jun 15, 2009, 15:18.
 
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