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No PC DeathSpank?

EA Partners announces they will be publishing DeathSpank, the upcoming adventure game from Hothead Games designed by Ron Gilbert, renowned for his work on the Monkey Island series. The bad news is that the announcement seems to indicate there will be no PC edition of this game, saying DeathSpank will be released this year through Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Network. Here's word on the game: "The game casts players in the role DeathSpank, the Hero to the Downtrodden, a Vanquisher of Evil and Defender of Justice as he fulfills his life-long destiny and searches for a mysterious and magical item only known as "The Artifact". Along the way he'll rescue a few Orphans, defeat a local tyrant and tumble headlong into the even deeper mystery surrounding the legendary Thongs of Virtue in an epic adventure game that includes collecting loot, crazy puzzle solving, witty dialogue, collecting loot, over-the-top animations, fun, accessible action combat, and of course, collecting loot."

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16. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 21:28 Kobalt
 
It's always hilarious seeing pc fanboys trying to pretend a game will suck.Conveniently when they find out it might not come out for the pc of course.

You guys aren't fooling anyone.
 
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15. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 19:31 WiillyWonka
 
What's a DeathSpank? Is that the same thing like a Donkey Punch? Cleveland Steamer?

Umm... ya, I don't feel saddened by this news. I just feel a little bit annoyed. But I have a feeling that this game will be on the PC somewhere down the road. Just a feeling. Pachter OUT!
 
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14. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 19:24 Icewind
 
And nothing of value was lost.  
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13. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 17:59 Selektaa
 
The recent Monkey Island games were by Telltale, this is by Hothead. I can see where you could mix those up, but no relation here. Ron Gilbert didn't work on the MI Adventure games either, as far as I know.  
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12. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 17:26 Jackplug
 
Tbh the monkey island adventures had gone crap, so were not missing out on anything there..  
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11. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 17:16 DarkCntry
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2010, 15:31:
Yeah, it's like GOD Games. It's going to revolutionize the industry, do away with publishers, be the greatest thing since Pong, etc etc etc. It's still got EA behind it, so that means that it'll get fucked with at some point, and it's not going to work.

In any case, that's really beside the point. I <3 Ron Gilbert, and I want this game on PC.

Creston

I still don't see how, as EA Partners is only a publishing/distribution arm that is comprised mainly of non-EA owned development studios using the EA pool of money to distribute and promote. So in theory, yea they could get screwed over due to crappy distribution and marketing avenues, but considering that, again, the arm is not EA-strict employees, it really wouldn't be much in terms of EA's foul-up.

Besides, EA is the lesser of the evils out there right now, and one that actually hasn't done much in the way of pissing people off lately.
 
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10. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 16:40 Stormsinger
 
Gotta say, with a name like that, I'm not terribly concerned whether it comes out for the PC or not. If the name was more over-the-top-stupid, like Space Bunnies Must Die, I'd buy it just for that. But I just don't do run-of-the-mill-stupid.  
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9. Re: No PC DeathSpank Mar 4, 2010, 15:42 Angry
 
Well that means I wont be buying this

 
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8. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 15:31 Creston
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 4, 2010, 15:15:
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2010, 14:45:
Not releasing this on the PC, which is likely the only platform it will actually do well on, would be the height of retarded skullfuckery.

Then again, it IS EA, so that's about what we expect from them.


I love Ron Gilbert's games. I hope it comes to the PC. It sounds funny as hell.

Creston

Well, seeing as EA Partners isn't what I'd call 'normal EA', then I really don't see how the comparison fits, as EA Partners is really comprised of maybe 4 true EA personnel and the rest are third party studio heads and the EA Partner is nothing more than a publishing and/or distribution arm of this 'group'.

That said, I do still expect a PC version of this to come out in a more direct method from Hothead.

Yeah, it's like GOD Games. It's going to revolutionize the industry, do away with publishers, be the greatest thing since Pong, etc etc etc. It's still got EA behind it, so that means that it'll get fucked with at some point, and it's not going to work.

In any case, that's really beside the point. I <3 Ron Gilbert, and I want this game on PC.

Creston
 
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7. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 15:15 DarkCntry
 
Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2010, 14:45:
Not releasing this on the PC, which is likely the only platform it will actually do well on, would be the height of retarded skullfuckery.

Then again, it IS EA, so that's about what we expect from them.


I love Ron Gilbert's games. I hope it comes to the PC. It sounds funny as hell.

Creston

Well, seeing as EA Partners isn't what I'd call 'normal EA', then I really don't see how the comparison fits, as EA Partners is really comprised of maybe 4 true EA personnel and the rest are third party studio heads and the EA Partner is nothing more than a publishing and/or distribution arm of this 'group'.

That said, I do still expect a PC version of this to come out in a more direct method from Hothead.
 
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6. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 15:13 Scud
 
Never even heard of this until now, looks funny in spite of the title sounding the name for a gay death metal band.  
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5. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 14:45 Creston
 
Not releasing this on the PC, which is likely the only platform it will actually do well on, would be the height of retarded skullfuckery.

Then again, it IS EA, so that's about what we expect from them.


I love Ron Gilbert's games. I hope it comes to the PC. It sounds funny as hell.

Creston
 
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4. Re: No PC DeathSpank? Mar 4, 2010, 14:09 Rainier
 
probably just means that since it's a digital download, HotHead Games will distribute it by themselves, through Steam or its own digital download service, like they did with the Penny Arcade titles.  
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3. Re: No PC DeathSpank Mar 4, 2010, 14:08 sir
 
I wonder if the DeathSpank will be completed on schedule..  
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2. Re: No PC DeathSpank Mar 4, 2010, 14:03 Kajetan
 
Calm down ... OF COURSE there will be a pc version.  
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1. Re: No PC DeathSpank Mar 4, 2010, 13:54 Eldaron Imotholin
 
What's with all those over-the-freaking-top retarded decisions against the PC of late?! Fuckin' conspiracy going on or what?

Leaving a Diablo-clone out for PC is just... well, I can't fathom the stupidity of it. It's beyond me. I'll leave that to someone else.
 
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