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News Epic: No Gears of War 2 PC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Sep 2008.

  1. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    epic made such a piss poor conversion of GoW that i actually had to crack it to get my legitimate copy to work! And then they have the gumption to go on about piracy! Muppets.
     
  2. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    "Here's the problem right now; the person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know bit torrent to know all the elements so they can pirate software. Therefore, high-end videogames are suffering very much on the PC."

    I guess that they are saying that people that use consoles are technological imbeciles who don't know how to use the internet.
     
  3. jim48509

    jim48509 New Member

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    Exactly
     
  4. Daniel114

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    I really don't get why he said that, its such an ill-thought out statement. Ofcourse their savvy enough, it doesn't mean that they'd do it. No one looked at banning fertilizer when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Building. 'Yeah, we had a good run on that whole crop growing thing, but I just can't trust that your going to actually use this for what its intended for, so best just to not sell it'.

    Have some faith in humanity,

    Game designer isn't fat, bald and in glasses, thinks he's Jesus Christ, twunt.

    Edit:

    Wait, wait, wait....

    'Epic Fail!'

    Too late?
     
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  5. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    :duh: You are kidding me right? :wallbash:
     
  6. kevon27

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    I believe the only thing holding PC gamers back from turning totally to console gaming is the lack of keyboard and mouse support.
    If support was added to popular FPS's and RTS's, 90 percent of PC gamers would switch to consoles.
    Console = a cheaper gaming experience. No constant video card and processor upgrades.
     
  7. Lepermessiah

    Lepermessiah New Member

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    Utter bull crap, you have no clue what you are talking about. Constant upgrades? On what planet? There is a large market for people who like tweaking and upgrading, that is something console gamers just don't understand, and K/M is only one SMALL reason people like gaming on PC.
     
  8. steveo_mcg

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    For once i agree with leper, there are a dozen reason i'm not interested in consoles one is the keyboard one is the fact that i don't get to use my telly (wifes rules). Being tied to a restricted platform goes against my open source sensibilities, no (real) access to the indy gaming scene, rapidly dating hardware, the ability to do other things than game on the machine (photo editing) the list really goes on and on.

    Realistically consoles are only significantly cheaper compared to a mid end pc at the end of the their life cycle once you include buying games etc and by then your stuck with gfx that look like they did 5 years ago.
     
  9. MajestiX

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    don't you just pirate on the xbox as well and don't have to deal with cd keys and stuff?
     
  10. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    that what I was thinking on.

    360 guys just download and burn. not like pc... so how the hell that not counted piracy :wallbash:
     
  11. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    For the past year I have been mad at Epic for ripping me off with the total POS that UT3 was/is. Now I am starting to just find it sad that every time they have something to say, it turns into a massive bitching of how terribly bad persons their former and potential customers are.

    Release a good quality product and people will PAY for it. If you are so afraid of piracy then why don't you release your game(s) on Steam ! I know I have never pirated a game that was only available on Steam. Actually, yes I did. It was HL2 and the cracked version that was available on the net was buggy as hell and the artificial intelligence was missing at many points of the game. I then bought the game in store and activated it on Steam. Well guess what Epic , 2 years later I BOUGHT THE EXTENSION BECAUSE IT WAS A GOOD GAME AND I WAS SATISFIED BY IT. The next year I bought the Orange Box and I now have all the recent Valve games.

    Epic and many other game developers could learn from Valve
     
  12. maha_x

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    haha! my toughts excatly!
     
  13. knyghtryda

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    Damn... CliffyB used to be totally PC-centric and backed the platform exclusively. What the hell happened? It all seemed to fall apart after UT 2k4, which I think is still their best game of the entire series. Hey... I bought it, and I bought UT before that as well. Here that CliffyB? People buy good games. Make a game the same league as your past hits and trust me, people will BUY. Don't just rehash the gameplay a little and slap a new engine on it though (ala UT3), cuz thats not a new game, thats just making a sports franchise.
    Yeah... us PC people are a finicky bunch when it comes to quality, but we are also extremely loyal to a developer and their products. Get one good game out and you're pretty much guaranteed at least one later purchase, if not many more. Just looking at my stack of Blizzard, Chris Taylor (Cavedog, GPG), and Valve games makes that pretty obvious.
     
  14. Vash-HT

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    I torrented GoW because I already had it for the 360 and beat it. The PC version sucked, being forced to use windows live does not appeal to PC users, and having a buggy game at release doesn't help either. I personally think the fact that it came out a year after the 360 version contributed by far the most to the low PC sales. If both version had been released at the same time I would've bought the PC version.
     
  15. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    very sad but from a business standpoint I can see his reasoning, on top of the torrents hardware changes so much that its hard to keep up on the game production as well, so I think this gaming group that got formed with all the big hardware hitters need to sit down and figure out some way and I hate to say it but slow down the advancement so that hardware last longer and is stable enough to make a few games on, I think thats why consoles are doing so well as its a single standard to make a game to but I dont know I could be wrong and thats fine, Im just saying as much as it sucks I can understand why they think that way.
     
  16. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    If they are soooo worried about piracy then they shouldn't release any games on 360 either and just make games for ps3.

    Haven't seen anyone crack the ps3 to be able to pirate games.


    :lol:
     
  17. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I wonder what he'll say when they release it on PC in a year. From everything I've heard the transition between Xbox and PC is so simple that they won't be able to resist making even a little extra money.

    Agreed, EPIC FAIL!
     
  18. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Cthippo: it's "almost free".
     
  19. Hamish

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    apparently, but have there been any games ported well from 360 to PC?
    afaik only decent games out on both were released at about the same time on both, so clearly were developed side-by-side to some extent
    but off the top of my head, halo2 and gow were ported to PC much later and both were terrible ports
    and theres Mercenaries 2 which released on both about the same time but is/was an absolutely dire game on PC :p
     
  20. Kurayamino

    Kurayamino As long as the Raven flies

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    How offensive. they just cannot be arsed because the bigger market lies with selling the games to under aged kids, whos parents buy the game even though it has a big 18 sticker on it!
     
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