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News PS3 too exotic for Red Alert 3

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

  1. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i have played all 3 Halo to great length. all of which have auto-aim, Halo2's autoaim was most noticeable.

    as above said, console gaming are mostly casual.
     
  2. chiper136

    chiper136 New Member

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    Halo 3 has auto aim that is true, but if every player has auto aim then it's still a fair match and so can be played as a 'serious' game. I would point out that at least on a console you all use the same controllers and so its a completely level playing field, compared to two PC gamers, one with a bog standard ball mouse and keyboard the other with the latests top of the range optical mouse with all the extra buttons on it set up. Auto aim doesn't take away the tactics, team work and skill in gaming any less than using a controller for an RTS so long as its the same for all the players.

    But my argument isn't against which is platform is better, its about the fact that PC gamers have this superiority complex because they are older and built their PC themselves. Arguing that RTS's belong only on PC and that FPS's are not to be taken seriously if they are on a console is the problem I have. No games should be just for one platform, and by crossing things over and mixing things up we will come up with new exciting ways to play these games, taking the industry ahead with new ideas.
     
  3. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    look at Halo Wars gameplay footage, or CNC3 on xbox360, you'd agree it's really not as exciting as on PC.

    the reason PC games hate multi-platform is the fact games gets dumbed down so much for console crowd. see Bioshock, it was a good concept, but where's the inventry screen? why the re-spawn tankers? how do i manage my plasmids? it's all because there's not enough buttons on the console controller. same goes for Oblivion's dumbed down over original TES games.
     
  4. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    dont scare me...seriously, vista has been out for kinda some time, they better support it properly.

    auto-aiming? that sounds like botting in mmorpgs.. seriously, people doing either shoudnt play games at all, since they cant be a**** to paly them themself.
     
  5. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I agree.. Games taken from PC and put onto consoles are always dumbed down to make them more friendly to a mainstream audience.

    Although, there are plenty of Indie games exclusively for PC which keep PC gaming alive and offer bucket loads of innovation.
     
  6. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    i think that consoles (excluding portables) are all going to die someday. The only barrier ramaining is piracy. So many summers until then...
     
  7. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    What evidence do you have to back that up?? Sales are stronger than ever on games on consoles compared to PC. Even with the piracy on consoles, sales are strong and big. They will never die out.
     
  8. spazmochad

    spazmochad Active Member

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    Seriously are you retarded? Theres just too many pc fanboys and idiots on here to bother arguing that C&C is still going to be a great fun game no matter which platform its played on. The fact that the 360 gives me the same experiance that I liked on my pc for so long (my own music in games, full 5.1 surround, HD graphics, voice headset) has stopped me from buying a serious graphics card since I sold my 6800GT. Plus I can lie on a sofa from metres away playing it on a 42" tv if I so choose.
     
  9. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    Hmm, RTS on a console? I wouldn't mind giving that a try before passing judgment. Having owned a 60GB PS3 since release day (yes I waited around ...) I have had my fair share of games to try out. I'd say FPS and Racing games work very well on the console, unfortunately there aren't any RTS games around to try out. Now, I can understand some of EA's reluctance due to controller issues... a keyboard and mouse w/ hotkeys has always been the way RTS's are played, but then again the PS3 does have native keyboard/mouse support over USB, something that Resistance: Fall of Man supports as an optional controller (WSAD + Mouse + PS3 = Fun). I played Civilization for the PS3 and the controls weren't *bad* but they weren't great either, I don't see myself keeping up with the frantic pace of Starcraft / Red Alert style games, selecting and deselecting units quickly, etc with the PS3 controller.

    The PS3 itself is an odd beast in terms of hardware, the dual-core Cell Processor clocked at 3.2Ghz (with 6 SPU "Synergistic Processing Units") is a great CPU, but the bottleneck is that nasty 256MB of RAM and the 256MB video card. Can't complain too much about the GPU (at the time the PS3 was released) but 1024MB of RAM would have been a lot nicer *shrug* can't have it all eh?
     
  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    despite the 2 comments i completely agree with you.

    console gaming is at its peak right now. but with indie developers and piracy getting battered by Steam, PC gaming is on the rise again. in the future, i can see it's either Wii-like console with PC or just PC with all the accessories.

    just look at how many great games came out for jailbroken iPhones, that's the power of indie development. big-budget games will soon die out or become episodic because of the costs
     
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    but the funny this is this: The PS3 Supports Mouse & Keyboard! So why do they not belong on the PS3 at the very least?
     
  12. lewchenko

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    Disgusted with EA at this announcement.

    More effort with the PS3 is required..... have they not seen the sales numbers this year. Consistently outselling the 360 each month. And thats in the US... where the PS3 lags in popularity. In Europe sales each month are surely higher than the 360.

    Im amazed they havent announced a Wii version to be honest. Red Alert2 is like donkeys years old now, and a variation could easily be ported to the Wii (even with its underpowered spec).

    So I settle on these final comments.. EA simply does not have PS3 talent it would seem. Other companies do. EA also can't add up economic potential. Stick to NFL / Madden rubbish and go make love to your 360's EA.
     
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    Does anyone else feel that "serious gaming" is kind of an oxymoronic term?
     
  14. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Yes..
    Unless you can make a living off of it, there is no such thing as "serious gaming"
     
  15. Cthippo

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

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    There is a difference between "serious" and "professional". Lots of people are serious, perhaps even obsessed about gaming, and many other things, without doing it for a living.
     
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    If anything the PS3 is a perfect candidate with its native mouse and keyboard support. They should reconsider seeing as how EA's PS3 profits jumped by 969%. (seriously)
     
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  18. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    And yet the company still made a loss this quarter by around 11 million dollars, I think.
     
  19. devdevil85

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    They keep buying companies up.....it makes sense, right?
     
  20. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Except they didn't buy any big companies this quarter.
     
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