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No PC Gears of War 2 Follow-up

Ripten follows up on a recent story from Total Video Games that quoted Epic's Cliff Bleszinski saying piracy concerns factored into their decision to not create a PC edition of Gears of War 2 (story). They contacted Mark Rein, who speaks of piracy in the context of the newly formed PC Gaming Alliance: "This issue is something we’re looking at as a group …" But in describing their reasons for eschewing the PC for the shooter sequel, he makes no mention of piracy: "The reason we decided not to develop Gears 2 for PC was so that we could focus our resources on making Gears 2 the best possible Xbox 360 game it could be rather than splitting them across multiple platforms like we did with the first one. I think Gears 2 will be a better game for it and that this was the right decision." Thanks N4G.

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43. Re: No subject Oct 2, 2008, 19:42 Verno
No, no. Not 'Lowest Common Denominator' games. Consoles by virtue of having inferior hardware to PC's are the LCD. You can make the argument that many PC's don't have the muscle to match some consoles, but only a tiny number of PC titles are made for them.

Can't really say I agree with that. Devs are designing from down to up instead of the other way around now. I can think only 10 high end titles off the top of my head released in the past year whereas I can walk into any store and see mountains of games designed to operate at the middle to low range, somewhere that a console does just fine. No one is disputing that high end PC's are more powerful than consoles but thats no longer the design paradigm these days, few games are targeting high end PC's.

You certainly like to infer a lot based on very little. I personally understand why developers would rather make easy games. If they sell better than the complex ones, and take less time, then they are the logical choice. The fact that some gamers prefer the complicated and "confusing" games does not make them snobbish.

Well no but people around here posting "fuck off to console land and die!" does make them snobs. That's what I was referring to.

You can play console games; if you enjoy them, more power to you. I generally don't. I did enjoy Bioshock, Oblivion, and GTA on PC, but while playing them I could never shake the feeling that they would have been so much better had they been designed for PC instead of consoles.

I'm quite happy to play both PC and console games, I don't really make the distinction nor pick silly sides in some imaginary fight. If people want to then fair enough but I get tired of seeing the same thing reposted 5 times a day "FUK CONSOLES ARE KILLING OUR PC FUCKIN GREEDY DEVS FUCK U EPIC/CRYTEK/BETHESDA/pretty much everyone". So sometimes I let go and respond to it

I'm not sure why you continue to get defensive with me; I have never belittled anyone for their gaming choices. I just know what I like.

On the contrary, I don't feel defensive at all. I was just responding to your post and trying to give my point of view. I respect your opinion as you're usually pretty level headed, I wasn't trying to unfairly target you with my post, just more meant in general to people around here

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