Age of Conan Cross-Platform Support; Early Access Sold Out

VideoGamer.com an excerpt from their Age of Conan Q&A with Funcom's Jorgen Tharaldsen revealing that owners of the PC and Xbox 360 editions of Age of Conan should be able to play online in the barbaric MMORPG together. On a separate AoC-related note, Age Of Conan Vault (thanks Voodoo Extreme) has word that the AoC Community Forum has word that the "early access" program for the game has sold out. Going back to the first point about cross-platform play, Funcom's Tharaldsen mentions they are exploring the possibilities of a PS3 edition of the game, saying this about PC/console gaming:
"We want them to be able to play with their PC friends if they like to," he said. "It's not a forced thing but we would like that to happen. But obviously the control mechanism, the communication, all this is stuff we are solving on a daily basis. The patching, the install, the footprint, the payment, the servers, the customer service... it's a challenge. But we will get there eventually."
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May 16, 2008, 08:56
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May 16, 2008, 08:56
 
You know for some reason sometimes a game sucks on the PC somehow it is fun on the console. Say for example Frontlines. I was in the beta on the PC, then I tried the final game on the PC, and it sucked ass. I rented it out on the 360, because some of my friends wanted to try the online play, and I had a blast playing it. I can't tell you why.

Also like you said many many games these days are out on all platforms. Very few games are exclusive to the PC, and even those don't sell as well as games on the console.

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May 16, 2008, 08:45
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May 16, 2008, 08:45
 
Krisz for PC games the ratio is more like 10 to a 100, and the other 90 games are way better than most of that console drivel. But yeah NOW that most PC Games are starting to become fucking Console PORTS eventually that statement will become true.

Anyway its not about how MANY suck. Its about how many of those that suck SELL like they are cast out of GOLD.

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May 16, 2008, 08:38
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May 16, 2008, 08:38
 
for every good console game to come out there are 100 more that are bottom dregs

I think pretty much the same thing can be said about the PC games as well.

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May 16, 2008, 07:54
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May 16, 2008, 07:54
 
Dagok when I was talking about console users I was "generalising" something not usually recomended in any subject area, but in the case of console users (and you only have to look at 90% of all console games to see the truth of this) I think I got it right for about 80-90% of the console audience.

Sure you might be mature and a great person online, but what about the other 90% of console users and gamers. Do you really think they will "click" with us PC users?
Im not saying all console players suck, just like not all console games suck. A good example would be the much touted GTA4. But for every good console game to come out there are 100 more that are bottom dregs, and a good number of those sell like hot cupcakes! What does that tell you about the average "Console Joe"???

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May 16, 2008, 03:10
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May 16, 2008, 03:10
 
I'm a fanboi of fun. If ya make a good product, support it well and don't make it a cluster fuck to figure out how it works, sign me up.

In the PS3 vs 360 debate, both have good and bad issues. I've acknowledged the PS3 good ones, and the 360's bad ones, but at the end of the day I'm typically on my PC.

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May 16, 2008, 02:27
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Uhhm this isn't being aggressive and hostile. My post in this thread was not a PS3 vs 360 argument at all. It was a straight up simple fact for the people stating that playing with console players is inferior. Did you see the console thread yesterday? I wanted to avoid the 360 vs PS3 argument. Or how about the one today with 360 folks jabbing at the PS3, and other PS3 fans jabbing right back? Do you see me being a part of that? No.

You're right that it's a fact, it just seemed oddly out of place. People don't tend to jump on you for saying something positive about the PS3 outside of the Consolidation threads. Your explanation about pre-emptively explaining to someone that might be confused and think the 360 could have the same capability is credible though, because I'm personally not clear on why the 360 can't do it either. And now I'm fairly disappointed, because what you said seems to indicate that the keyboard/mouse support situation is even worse than I thought it was, even on the PS3. While I've been tempted to get a console from this generation, until one comes with a keyboard/mouse standard like they have with a hard drive, they're still below my standards for most genres.

Didn't see yesterday morning's Consolidation thread (which I assume you mean was the bad one so I won't bother with it now). I see you've since joined in today's thread but it's hard fact with a cited trusted source so it's good you did, we need more of that.

The Consolidation threads became too partisan a while ago for me. Not having a loyalty to either the 360 or the PS3 makes reading both sides unpleasant, since rarely is there ever someone offering up straight facts in response to a false comment like you did today. That's why I had to quit reading Joystiq comments. Personal attacks and idiotic comments everywhere.

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May 15, 2008, 22:07
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May 15, 2008, 22:07
 
During primetime, the kids are still up, but from 10pm to about 4am you get the drunks and druggies and just normal people that want to have fun

ROFL !!

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May 15, 2008, 22:03
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May 15, 2008, 22:03
 
We've all said our piece about the 2 consoles in previous threads, and if topics come up with related content, I don't make it personal and try to stick to facts rather than opinions. For whatever reason, Batman, Half Elf, nin and a few others keep wanting to make it personal.

I don't make anything (or take anything) at BN personal. I have been here way to long to get my boxers in a bunch.

I just don't see a PS3 as a sound consumer decision....YET.

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May 15, 2008, 21:51
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May 15, 2008, 21:51
 
I actually find the after 9PM CST time to 2AM CST the best time to game on any platform.

I agree completely, from an FPS standpoint anyways, not sure about modern MPOGS as I haven't played them since the ASCII days.

During primetime, the kids are still up, but from 10pm to about 4am you get the drunks and druggies and just normal people that want to have fun and have a good time. At some point you start seeing the Europeans waking up but they seem more mature. Then the North American kids wake up before school and flood the servers with stupidity.

I usually pass out around then, but if you're up after school around 3pm through primetime it get's really bad, then the closer you get to midnight the more reasonable it gets.

It's all about timing. Avoid the masses.

P.S. Can we keep this as primarily as a PC Game site? Leave the PS3 vs 360 bashing for Morning Consolization where the rest of us don't have to read it.

PC vs Consoles can go anywhere.

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May 15, 2008, 20:51
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May 15, 2008, 20:51
 
I realize you probably didn't mean it that way but that's the way it comes across.

I stand corrected, you're an ass on purpose. Avoiding directly insulting people but intentionally irritating them to get a reaction. That way when they go after you you can play the innocent party.
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May 15, 2008, 20:04
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May 15, 2008, 20:04
 
It's the way you talk to people, I don't think you do it on purpose. I have a RL friend who's a real nice guy but when he posts on message boards he comes across as a complete ass.

That's me! : )

At least perceived ass... ; )

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Come talk about it with us in Stickam
May 15, 2008, 18:09
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May 15, 2008, 18:09
 
Come talk with us about this in Stickam!

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Re: cool, rental!
May 15, 2008, 18:01
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May 15, 2008, 18:01
 
Now I can rent the game on the 360 and not have ot worry about getting shafted if it sucks!

Hooray for consoles! (I suppose there will be a $10-$15 fee for that month but I guess I'll wait and see.

Not likely? You still need to purchase a CDKEY to associate with your login/password.

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May 15, 2008, 17:59
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May 15, 2008, 17:59
 
"Danced naked on a mail box begging for gold!!"
seen it

now that made me pee a little ROFL

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May 15, 2008, 17:44
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May 15, 2008, 17:44
 
That's exactly my point, you took a jab at the 360 for no reason. You still don't even seem to understand what you did.

Whatever you say. From my perspective it's you that doesn't understand. If you take into context who I was replying to, the other comments in the thread regarding keyboard use on consoles, then it's not a jab. The only people that would take it as a jab are those that are defensive about the 360. I'm sorry you guys can't handle feature comparisons in a related topic. Time to get over it.

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May 15, 2008, 17:29
 
FYI, it doesn't go cross platform for AT LEAST a year.

Any stupid kid that would potentially play this is already dancing naked on a mailbox in WoW begging for gold. You have nothing to worry about.

Using the messenger pad from Microsoft will be all the keyboard you'll need, and it is a hell of a lot easier to use in your living room that a keyboard/mouse.

EDIT: Also, there is no PS3 version of this game coming out. Ever.


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May 15, 2008, 17:25
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May 15, 2008, 17:25
 
Like what? If you read my post as it was written, I responded to InBlack and whomever it was that responded to him. I even hit "reply" to InBlacks post if you look in list view. It was PC vs Console users. Not PS3 vs 360.

That's exactly my point, you took a jab at the 360 for no reason. You still don't even seem to understand what you did.
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May 15, 2008, 16:58
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May 15, 2008, 16:58
 
You have a habit of handing out backhand insults.

Like what? If you read my post as it was written, I responded to InBlack and whomever it was that responded to him. I even hit "reply" to InBlacks post if you look in list view. It was PC vs Console users. Not PS3 vs 360.

Do you see me taking insult to every post that brings up Live vs PSN features? No. Why? Because it's a fact that PSN isnt as good as Live right now. Just like its a fact 360 doesnt have M+K support. If you think stating that 360 doesn't have the M+K option is a backhanded insult, then you like everyone else need to stop being so defensive about the 360. It's a feature comparison for the sake of those that may not know and pertained directly to the rest of my comment. Should I have waited until some newbie replies to my comment "can't the 360 use mouse & keyboard?"? Why when I can add a few extra words to the end of my comment, that someone already touched on 360 only has keyboard support for chat, but not in-game, as well as MMORPGHoD comment that console users don't have keyboard use...which isn't true for all consoles.

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May 15, 2008, 16:54
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May 15, 2008, 16:54
 
Actually it was 'quit playing with your golf balls and get back to GTA4'

Bats if ya want a sidekick for Lego Star Wars just send me an invite when ya want

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May 15, 2008, 16:48
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May 15, 2008, 16:48
 
It's easy to list facts as a passive-aggressive way to bring someone or something down. You have a habit of handing out backhand insults. It's the way you talk to people, I don't think you do it on purpose. I have a RL friend who's a real nice guy but when he posts on message boards he comes across as a complete ass.

And just a note for all you PC snobs...

The PS3 has Mouse + Keyboard support, so people playing this on a PS3 console with PC players shouldn't be any different. This is of course assuming that Funcom implements the M+K support in the PS3 version. Same can't be said for the 360 version however.


What purpose does that last sentence server? Except to take a jab at the 360. I realize you probably didn't mean it that way but that's the way it comes across.

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