AvP Has Dedicated Servers

Dedicated servers are the new black, thanks to Modern Warfare 2, and GamesIndustry.biz has word from Rebellion that Aliens versus Predator will include dedicated server support. "Despite rumours, Rebellion has always been planning to support dedicated servers for Aliens vs Predator PC and we can now officially confirm that this is the case. Rebellion has always appreciated fan support," says Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley of their upcoming first-person shooter remake. "We're really looking forward to the release of Aliens vs Predator as much as you guys are!"
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 20:30
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers Nov 20, 2009, 20:30
Nov 20, 2009, 20:30
 
That's a scary thought.

I don't think it'll happen...

http://www.splitfish.com/
http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/09/11/ps3-review-fragnstein/

And there's a good reason why the PS3, for example, works fine with a standard USB keyboard. Tapping in characters on a 6-axis controller is effing frustrating compared to typing normally...

Eventually they'll just ship the consoles with costly branded mice etc with enough extra buttons on them to glorify the price tag.

As for AvP, I lol'd a bit imaging the discussion...

"Do you think we should mention that we have dedicated server support?"
"Why, we always planned on having it in, it's not really a big bonus right?"
"Ahem.. IW... Modern Warfare 2..."
"... I'll start drawing up the press release."

Someone said it earlier, it's a no brainer now, dedicated servers will become a differentiator to crow about.
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 19:53
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Nov 20, 2009, 19:53
 
Supports display drivers!
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 16:44
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers Nov 20, 2009, 16:44
Nov 20, 2009, 16:44
 
Pretty soon mouse and keyboard support will be a product purchase feature for PC games.

Done:
Moriarte: Ignoring IW.net, is the PC version a direct port of the console version?

Mackey-IW: No, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, text chat in game, and graphics settings.
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 16:39
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers Nov 20, 2009, 16:39
Nov 20, 2009, 16:39
 
too many games turning into hot steamy nuggets these days
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 16:25
Kxmode
 
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers Nov 20, 2009, 16:25
Nov 20, 2009, 16:25
 Kxmode
 
Pretty soon mouse and keyboard support will be a product purchase feature for PC games.

That's a scary thought.
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 15:12
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Nov 20, 2009, 15:12
 
well bobby limpdick's experiement worked then, take a game from a franchise that couldn't loose money no matter how hard you pounded it's wounded rectum, set the bar so low when ppl have such high expectations, then you reduce the bar without consequence. the carrot just keeps getting smaller, but we'll keep running faster and faster on the treadmill to get it. run gerbils run! there's another morsel being discharged at the doorstep of pc gaming, get that nugget while it's still hot n steamy!

that bit of vitriol was juvenile plus it accomplishes nothing.

but I laughed my ass off anyhow. Allthumbsup
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 15:04
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Nov 20, 2009, 15:04
 
well bobby limpdick's experiement worked then, take a game from a franchise that couldn't loose money no matter how hard you pounded it's wounded rectum, set the bar so low when ppl have such high expectations, then you reduce the bar without consequence. the carrot just keeps getting smaller, but we'll keep running faster and faster on the treadmill to get it. run gerbils run! there's another morsel being discharged at the doorstep of pc gaming, get that nugget while it's still hot n steamy!


this game shouldn't need to advertise dedicated servers if it has something of actual merrit to talk about. AVP was an awesome game for it's day, i just hope they buck the trend and stop wasting all the game budget on marketing. I don't need another box full of shiney pictures depicting a popular IP with a neutered platformer clone tucked inside. we're putting forth a real effort into the pc version, thats all I need to hear, not we're adding features that were in every pc fps since it invented the genre. we're not getting anything here, we're just not having something taken away.
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Nov 20, 2009, 13:52
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Nov 20, 2009, 13:52
 
With all the shit that was flying around about MW2 and the news breaking around the same time that AVP2 wouldn't have dedicated server support either, you would have thought that rebellion would have been all over it in a flash to score some publicity instead of waiting until now.
This smells of a U turn, a very welcome one though
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 13:02
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Nov 20, 2009, 13:02
 
Pretty soon mouse and keyboard support will be a product purchase feature for PC games.
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Nov 20, 2009, 12:42
Kxmode
 
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Nov 20, 2009, 12:42
 Kxmode
 
Game not over man!
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 12:36
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Nov 20, 2009, 12:36
 
Surprised, was expecting another "console port" to the PC.
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Nov 20, 2009, 12:35
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Nov 20, 2009, 12:35
 
While dedicated servers should be standard, it's good to see that developers actually using them. After MW2, OFP2, FEAR2, etc, the death of dedicated servers was becoming a real risk.
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Nov 20, 2009, 11:41
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Nov 20, 2009, 11:41
 
I love it how now dedicated servers are now something special, another checkbox on the feature list. WE HAVE HAD DEDICATED SERVERS FOR OVER 10 YEARS FOR PC GAMES. It's de-evolution not to include them.
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Nov 20, 2009, 11:19
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Nov 20, 2009, 11:19
 
"Dedicated servers" is the new "DRM-free."
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Nov 20, 2009, 10:59
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Nov 20, 2009, 10:59
 
Linux servers as well?
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Nov 20, 2009, 10:55
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Nov 20, 2009, 10:55
 
I really look forward to it. Rebellion is one of my favorite developers and is responsible for AvP on Jaguar and on PC.

They didn't make AVP2 though. That one was made by Monolith.
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Re: AvP Has Dedicated Servers
Nov 20, 2009, 10:35
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Nov 20, 2009, 10:35
 Prez
 
Nice. It's a bit surreal that something that was a given for so long is now considered a very nice surprise.
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Nov 20, 2009, 10:03
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Nov 20, 2009, 10:03
 
IW really screwed the pooch, and now all the other developers are gonna ride that bad wave and turn it into their good fortune!

Thats the way its done Gearbox! I cant wait for AvP!
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