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No subject
Apr 23, 2008, 20:31
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No subject Apr 23, 2008, 20:31
Apr 23, 2008, 20:31
 
Hey Mark,
Want to know how to get decent sales for games released on PC? Do NOT claim that you deeply care about PC players and then put out a game that wreaks of consolization like UT3 (horrid UI, Warfare maps smaller than Onslaught maps, horrible lack of polish in general). Do NOT ignore your beta testers when you put out a beta-demo of a game like UT3 and then practically act like the suggestions you were given were never there. Do NOT put out a Gears of War port that has so many bugs that it deletes your savegames on a regular basis and then refuse to put out a patch to fix your broken game over a year after release. Do NOT release a single player campaign for a game that has "Tournament" in the title and not only make it feel like a bad Halo clone but also remove any semblance of Tournament in the game. And then, worst of all, do NOT release an interview which blames the lack of sales for your consolized piece-of-garbage PC releases on WoW and casual games.

Most importantly, Mark, do NOT forget about the PC gamers who have made you and your company a success and allowed you to shit out your prodigal franchise, Gears of War. The same gamers who now can't find anyone online to play with in UT3 and can't play Gears of War without getting their savegames deleted.

Sincerely,
The PC Gaming Community

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WoW: Darsius (Earthen Ring) - CoH: Photon Prime (Freedom) - CoD4 and TF2: Slink(FSU)
This comment was edited on Apr 23, 20:35.
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Re: No subject
Apr 23, 2008, 01:31
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Re: No subject Apr 23, 2008, 01:31
Apr 23, 2008, 01:31
 
Considering that those are all ports and definitely not designed for the PC, I wouldn't exactly call that a rebirth.

When Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 2 would be a PC exclusive, that showed signs of a rebirth. Then they announced that it would be on 360 and PS3 too. I guess we can take some consolation in that the PC is at least the lead SKU, though I have concerns as to how the added platforms will affect design choices.

So, what do you want - PC and only PC releases? That's never going to happen again on an mass scale. It's stupid business, especially when it's so much easier to develop a game for a console and you get a much bigger market share going that route in the first place. Right now the only real unique gametype for PCs is MMOs, and I see can us losing that in the months/years to come. It's also getting a bit selfish - if there's a decent game on a console, wouldn't we want it released also on PC? I would say the same going the other way as well.

The days of Tribes, Deus Ex (the original), Wing Commander, Freespace, et al are OVER. We will never see triple-A quality games being released only for the PC anymore. And before you say "Why not?" it's because it can drastically hurt sales if it's given PC exclusivity.


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Re: No subject
Apr 22, 2008, 23:32
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Re: No subject Apr 22, 2008, 23:32
Apr 22, 2008, 23:32
 
It isn't that PC Gaming is dying, it's that console gaming is just soaring. PC games have ALWAYS been a niche hobby, but until decent consoles they had always been a step up in terms of quality because of their power. When the X-box came, which is a computer without an OS, developers realized they could start making games for that and not have to worry about the multiple configs they'll run into for PC users. Although I get upset at the sheer amount of games that are coming out for console and not for PC, I realize that most of those games are garbage.

I'm actually seeing a REBIRTH of PC gaming soon. If you look at it, you'll see that quite a bit of console developers are re-thinking their no-PC strategy and releasing their games on the PC at the same time as consoles (Bioshock, CoD4) or shortly thereafter (Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect).

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No subject
Apr 22, 2008, 17:21
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No subject Apr 22, 2008, 17:21
Apr 22, 2008, 17:21
 
Since there was no NDA on this past weekend's PvP testing thing..

What I liked about the PvP weekend:
- The "realistic" approach to the game. I was getting tired of the bright yellow, green, and purple armor of WoW and Conan brings it back to semi-realism. You could actually imagine people wearing this armor in battle and the weapons look simple yet very deadly and awesome.
- The different ways of attacking. This I actually enjoyed more in PvE than PvP, as your enemies (at least from the few levels I was allowed to enjoy in PvE) will switch their shielding from right to left, left to right, side to front, etc. This really keeps you on your toes of which way to strike to cause maximum damage. It also can really mess up a combo if your combo includes a directional attack that's heavily shielded, thus causing in a block and messing your whole combo up.
- Graphics were fantastic. Once again, it adds to the realism, but when you're dressed up like a barbarian, you FEEL like damn barbarian.

What I DIDN'T like about this weekend's PvP test:
- The directional attacks are a double edged sword (no pun intended). The front-left, front, and front-right take up numbers 1-3 on the toolbar, which really leaves the rest of the toolbar shorthanded when filling it up for spells. Changing key assignments was disabled, so I wasn't able to tell if you could assign skills to keys in addition to numbers, but if there are even remotely the same amount of spells/abilities as there are in WoW this will get complicated.
- There really isn't a lot of difference between the three playable "races" in the game. Yes, I understand that this is low-fantasy so you're not going to have an abundance of elves, ogres, etc, but you really can't seem to tell the difference in the three races besides the armor that they're wearing. The only exception is the Stygians, who seem to have darker complexion than the other two races.
- Some classes are drastically overpowered while others seem useless. Right now the Solder archetypes seem very very weak and the Rogue classes seem a bit overpowered. The spellcasters are right there in between, but you're not going to find the usual "Mage" here - it seems that all three spellcasters are tied to demonic energies, so they're all like a take-off of WoW's Warlock. I didn't play around too much with the spellcasting classes too much so I hope I'm wrong and I missed something, but all three seem to be a slight variation on a very slim theme.
- Voice acting was cheesy, and the choices offered in dialogue are just superficial. For example, in the beginning you eventually run into your slavemaster who you are supposed to kill. You are given two choices per response that are literally like "I'm glad I found you. Prepare to die, you son of a whore!" or "Come and face me in combat! Prepare to meet your gods you gluttonous bastard!" either of which offer no difference in gameplay. It seemed like they only threw some of the responses in there so they could curse and justify that adult rating.
- Overall, the game didn't seem polished. Yes, I understand it was still technically beta, but I assume that version we played is the version that just went gold, and there were quite a bit of bugs involving the interface and the chat system was very poorly designed. I hope they can be fixed with a quick patch on release.

(Edit) Reading back on this it seems that I have a lot more gripes with the game than I have compliments. That isn't necessarily true, as I'm going out today to pre-order the game and can't wait to start playing. I just wish for those things above to be addressed and make an even better game. If you're looking to get away from the tiresome Warcraft, pick up AoC for at least a little bit and you'll find some fun in it.


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This comment was edited on Apr 22, 17:23.
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Re: It's great
Apr 21, 2008, 21:17
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Re: It's great Apr 21, 2008, 21:17
Apr 21, 2008, 21:17
 
They portrayed the Scout exactly as I had anticipated him. I can't wait until the others. TF2 forever!

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No subject
Apr 21, 2008, 21:15
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No subject Apr 21, 2008, 21:15
Apr 21, 2008, 21:15
 
Is the game still going to be released with long long walks between action? Is the game still is going to be released with quests that end in areas I can't even reach yet? Is the game still going to be released with typos in subtitles? If the game going to be released with save games that won't be able to work with a patch released a few weeks later?

Fix things like that before you showcase off your pretty new graphics, please.

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Re: No subject
Apr 21, 2008, 21:09
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Re: No subject Apr 21, 2008, 21:09
Apr 21, 2008, 21:09
 
No demo? Warning flag. Warning flag.

Eh, not necessarily. This is such a big game it could be difficult for them to put out a demo that would do the game justice.

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No subject
Apr 21, 2008, 20:20
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No subject Apr 21, 2008, 20:20
Apr 21, 2008, 20:20
 
I wonder if Blizzard contacted them and was like "Um, WTF are you doing? Stop getting people excited over nothing"

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Re: It's great
Apr 20, 2008, 17:53
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Re: It's great Apr 20, 2008, 17:53
Apr 20, 2008, 17:53
 
Not nearly as bad as CoD4. There's no grenades in TF2 beyond the Demoman's, so it can be avoided. Everyone has grenades in CoD4 and they're everywhere.

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Re: It's great
Apr 20, 2008, 16:18
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Re: It's great Apr 20, 2008, 16:18
Apr 20, 2008, 16:18
 
The first round of "Meet the..." videos were all advertisements for the Orange Box. It only makes sense to finish up with the last three since they re-released it as a standalone product.

TF2 is much more fun than CoD4. CoD4 is nothing but a spam fest. TF2 is actually FUN - the community as a whole seems to be nicer and the comic relief of the game really just puts a smile on your face the entire time. Pick it up, you won't be disappointed.

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No subject
Apr 20, 2008, 13:28
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No subject Apr 20, 2008, 13:28
Apr 20, 2008, 13:28
 
These really are great every time they come out. I was afraid that they were going to disappear when TF2 came out, but was pleasantly surprised to see this. Can't wait for the Spy, Sniper, and especially the Pyro (edit: forgot the Medic)!


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This comment was edited on Apr 20, 17:22.
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Re: Consolitis
Apr 19, 2008, 11:18
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Re: Consolitis Apr 19, 2008, 11:18
Apr 19, 2008, 11:18
 
Looks more like an expansion pack than a sequel...

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No subject
Apr 17, 2008, 22:58
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No subject Apr 17, 2008, 22:58
Apr 17, 2008, 22:58
 
6gb download. Can't wait for tomorrow!

Edit: I probably should have read the article before posting... this is about the open beta, I was referring to the PvP event thing.


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Re: No subject
Apr 16, 2008, 11:17
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Apr 16, 2008, 11:17
 
Working fine now... that was weird. Oh well.

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No subject
Apr 16, 2008, 10:06
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No subject Apr 16, 2008, 10:06
Apr 16, 2008, 10:06
 
Anyone else having a problem with the background on that page? I could barely read it using Firefox.

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Re: Darn
Apr 13, 2008, 21:37
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Re: Darn Apr 13, 2008, 21:37
Apr 13, 2008, 21:37
 
fredrickson?

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Re: Darn
Apr 13, 2008, 11:33
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Re: Darn Apr 13, 2008, 11:33
Apr 13, 2008, 11:33
 
When I first saw this I thought SC2 was Starcraft 2 and that it was gonna be released next month... I about shit my pants!

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Re: Oh boy
Apr 10, 2008, 23:34
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Re: Oh boy Apr 10, 2008, 23:34
Apr 10, 2008, 23:34
 
Talk about calling the kettle black.

LOL

That's almost as bad as "I know you are, but what am I?"

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Re: Oh boy
Apr 9, 2008, 18:21
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Re: Oh boy Apr 9, 2008, 18:21
Apr 9, 2008, 18:21
 
G_mann, please stop posting. You post your stupid little "Fault finding is a common ego-boosting practice..." in every post about every game, unless that game is Crysis and then you proceed to bitch and moan about it ad infinitum.

Your posts contain nothing of value besides trolling and trying to stir up arguments. No one appreciates it, and everyone sees through it.


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Re: No subject
Apr 9, 2008, 18:13
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Re: No subject Apr 9, 2008, 18:13
Apr 9, 2008, 18:13
 
The gameplay of the game is interesting, and I like the Michael Mann feel of the early to mid levels. The end levels get kind of monotonous, and the whole "fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck" writing gets old really quickly. The characters really don't have any redeemable qualities whatsoever, and Lynch is unappealing in every way. The cover mechanisms aren't as bad as everyone was making it out to be, but Gears of War did it so much better.

All-in-all an average game, but not something I'm recommend running out and getting right now.

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