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No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City?

It seems Batman: Arkham City will not use Games for Windows LIVE, after all, as GreenManGaming tweets: "We've just received notice from Warner's that Batman is Games for Windows but NOT a Games for Windows 'Live' title!" The box art for the stealth/action sequel was revealed in June showing the GFWL logo, suggesting the game would use Microsoft's service, like Batman: Arkham Asylum did. Thanks Eurogamer.

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42. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City? Aug 28, 2011, 11:47 Slashman
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 10:03:
Krovven wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 04:24:
El Pit wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 03:32:
If I could control the games on a PS3 or X360 with kb/m, I'd buy a console

Why would I waste money on a 360 when I can play the majority of those games on the PC with better graphics and still be using either kb/mouse or the 360 gamepad depending on the game?

Your reasoning is simply idiotic.


Sorry, Krovven, but I'd have to agree with El Pit on this. If a PC and an Xbox can run the exact same game, and, let's be honest here, it doesn't look all that different, why WOULDN'T I switch if I had a KBM option? The differences in visuals are minutae. And the advantage of playing in a bigger screen with a better sound system is very compelling.

The hardware is cheaper. The games can be sold/traded. There are far fewer bugs. I can rent a game before I buy it...or choose only to rent it for a once- through.

There are really only 2 things holding me back:

1. They don't have KBM controls.
2. Customized matchmaking such that I play people I want to.

And (1) leads (2) by far as (2) is more application dependent.

Right now I have both. I play probably 95% of my games on a PC, but I do enjoy Red Dead Redemption on my 360.

Just my $0.02

^D^

The thing is that with the Batman games, this whole argument is pointless.

Mouse and keyboard were excellent for the PC in the first game. In fact, I was doing combos and stuff that my console friend couldn't even with his gamepad. The controls are so simple that I'd say there is no advantage of one over the other. I owned using M/KB.

On PC the graphics are better, you'll have more options to tune the look of the game and you can choose your control scheme. You have no choices on the console. There is only the couch argument, which is really not that big of a deal if you have a modern PC. You can hook it up to your tv.

In general, I don't play fighting games or racing games. I won't argue that those are best played on a console. With fighting games...most of them don't get made for PC...so that is a big + for consoles right off the bat.

But for every game that gets ported to PC, if the port is decent, there is no way that a console beats it on any level unless the developers purposely gimped the PC.

Just Cause 2 is a perfect example of a console game that was vastly superior on the PC. Darksiders, IMO, was also great on the PC. There were no downsides to those games on PC. Controllers were fully supported, if you thought they were better, and mouse and keyboard worked very well.

In the end...it's not a matter of being a snob...to me it's just common sense.
 
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  1. Aug 27, 15:46 Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City? nin
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  29. Aug 28, 04:24     Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City? Krovven
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