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News Alan Wake PC officially cancelled

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 12 Feb 2010.

  1. el_diablo_72

    el_diablo_72 New Member

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    I wouldn't get upset - they'd have probably made a hash of it anyway.

    Have you tried playing Halo2 on Windows 7?

    Windows game=not compatible with windows. Nice!
     
  2. Zut

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    Microsoft - Get this into your thick skulls... I WILL NEVER NEVER BUY AN XBOX, and canning AAA titles like this only makes me hate you more. Noone buys this "intimacy" BS.

    F**k Microsoft.
     
  3. veato

    veato I should be working

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    edited for accuracy :eyebrow:
     
  4. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

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    Exactly right. Sitting it a PC with mouse and keys to control a game is as lame as sitting in front of a TV with a dumbass joypad. It only seems normal to you because you don't have anything better.
     
  5. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    Same here, only I use a PS3 pad emulating and XBOX controller.

    I think this has more to do with XBOX needing an Uncharted2 type 'exclusive'
     
  6. metarinka

    metarinka New Member

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    been in development so long, either trying to cash in now. OR graphics have begun to lag and the assets look fine on xbox but would need updating for PC.

    how can PR types say those reasons with a straight face.
     
  7. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    QFT!

    It's the same with the bloody MP's. They get asked any difficult question and then spend the next 15 minutes waffling around the subject and not answering the question.

    Why do these aholes think that is ok?
     
  8. scrumble

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    I wonder if MS have really thought this through. With this move they've signalled to everyone that the company whose main business is the PC, are ditching that platform. Take away gaming, what compunction do most users have for having a windows based PC? Away from games, everything I need my pc to do can be done with Linux.

    Looks like I'll be dressing i a penguin suit before long
     
  9. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    one way to avoid (or at least, reduce) piracy i see.... damn MS.....
     
  10. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    this might actually be the reason that makes the most sense. I can't really imagine an engine being so good that 5 years later it would still be up to date
     
  11. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Crysis? Its still used as a benchmark now and thats getting on a bit.
     
  12. tron

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    Yeah, it's not the age of the engine, but the original quality of the engine. That's why Crysis still looks good today.
     
  13. PingCrosby

    PingCrosby New Member

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    It'll be out on PC after a year when the xbox sales have dried up.
     
  14. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    something better looking will certainly be released before crysis is 5 years old unless of course there is some kind of reverted revolution that would stop evolution (like the consoles are doing, but worse)
     
  15. _Metal_Guitar_

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    Yeah, Crysis 2 most likely.
     
  16. AWowzer

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    the real issue is this year the large number of sony owned studios/studios that develop only for playstation is finally paying off in terms of ps3 exclusives. heavy rain, god of war 3, gran turismo 5 (maybe). greatness of exclusives are up for debate but they are exclusives none the less. also now ps3 is actually around the same price as xbox 360 with the rip off wireless adaptor added in and has a blu ray built in, ps3 is selling about one and a half times the units of 360. so 360 needs its exclusives.

    360 will get a boost from natal, but i am not so sure how much it can be used for hardcore games. the ps3 wand takes the natal plus point of camera sensing accuracy but also gives you buttons to press so it can be used for fps and other hardcore types of games. natal cant detect finger movements, so how do you fire a gun? shout boom boom? yes i am a ps3 fanboy but thats because i weighed up carefully the pros and cons of ps3 vs 360 and i easily chose ps3
     
  17. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    Just saw the release on steam and remembered this article. It appears they've gone ahead and made a PC version so this article is now outdated.
     
  18. megadriveguy

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    No **** :hehe:

    It was only written 2 years ago :lol:
     
  19. NethLyn

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    Well to be fair at least they didn't brand it a "Windows 8 Exclusive" like they did with Vista and Halo 2 :)
     
  20. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Still, seeing it at the top of the Article Discussion forum without actually having read the article and knowing that AW had just been released on Steam, had me thoroughly confused! :p



    Oh don't reemind me :duh: I still have my copies of Halo and Halo 2 for the PC.

    "Games for Windows. Requires Windows Vista"


    :wallbash: :wallbash: :wallbash:
     
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