The console versions are said to still be on track,I think someone at Midway looked at the poor sales of Area 51 on the PC and came to the conclusion that the extra costs required to port Gauntlet to the PC simply weren't worth it given the likely poor payoff. The problem is that thinking may not be limited to just Midway and may become an industry wide trend.
Arguing w/ Riley = him wasting your timeMore like you wasting his.
The sarcasm implying that it really isn't any more difficult to replicate the console multiplayer experience with a LAN.No, the point was to counter the statement that playing with multiple people is "always damn hard to do on a PC." It isn't (at least not always), and many people including me play games that way on a regular basis. I wrote or implied nothing about the difficulty of doing it in comparison to a console.
The latter two, from my perspective anyway, are a whole hell of a lot harder than simply plugging in another controller.That is why in the same reply I also mentioned using multiple USB gamepads on the same PC.
Where I believe you go wrong is in trying to argue that there is nothing that a console does better than a PC.I never wrote that nor did I imply it. However, since you brought it up, what a console does better than a PC is deliver a generally more simplified gaming experience from setup to gameplay. Whether or not the user finds that "better" depends upon his personal preference for entertainment. Some people like their games more complicated and some even find getting the systems up and running more enjoyable than actually playing the games on them. Those people do not see simpler as better.
Yes, it's so hard to network four PC's together to play in the same game.
You play them over the internet, you provide the PC's when you ask them over, or you tell them to bring a laptop.
No, but trying to find four people willing to cart their shit over to your place just to play fucking GAUNTLET is slightly harder to do.Which is why you don't do that. You play them over the internet, you provide the PC's when you ask them over, or you tell them to bring a laptop.
And few PC gamers I know have a gamepad anyways.Gamepads are relatively cheap and easy to find. It's worth the modest investment. If you play sports games, it's a must.
If you don't live in a dorm/apartment it certainly can be.With the prevalence of wireless networking, homes with multiple networked PC's, and relatively inexpensive laptop computers, having PC's for network gaming is just not a problem for many people.
Somebody please make a 4 player co-op God of War game!
"Both the “left” and the “right” pretend they have the answer, but they are mere flippers on the same thalidomide baby, and the truth is that neither side has a clue."
- Jim Goad
Around the third or fourth time that one of the sidekicks shoots and kills itself, you or the other sidekick, you will probably be wondering why your mouse hand is sore and bleeding. Don't worry, that's only your own teethmarks on there
Has there ever been a really good remake of a classic game?"Get Medieval" is a funny remake of Gauntlet for the PC that's a lot of fun especially as a party game. The voice-overs are hilarious.
Gauntlet is a game you have to play with multiple people and that's always damn hard to do on a PC anyways.Yes, it's so hard to network four PC's together to play in the same game.