[PC] Modern Warfare 2

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  1. Rotmm

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    So why did Activision leak it then?

    Ah yes, no publicity is bad publicity :D
     
  2. dskneo

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    but is it in the game? if it is I won't see the video...
     
  3. MfA

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    The controversy does seem awfully manufactured doesn't it.
     
  4. thambos

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    Modern Warfare 2 PC Multiplayer Capped At 9v9 ( P2P hosted )

    http://kotaku.com/5397149/modern-warfare-2-pc-multiplayer-capped-at-9v9
    http://forums.bestbuy.com/t5/Gaming...are-2-Live-Chat-Session-Transcript/td-p/67692

    I really don't like that they're sidestepping questions.

    ex. notice they completely ignore the main issue of his question, upload ( the bottleneck in P2P hosted gaming )


    And this makes it obvious it's a port. The PC version doesn't even have leaning anymore.
    edit: another issue i noticed nobody mentioned in the Q&A is that most lag occurs in the last mile between ISP & user; and P2P should effectively double that lag. Which seems like it would negatively impact hit accuracy.
     
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  5. slapnutz

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    Hahaha, woooot, Mouse support boys!... yeah us PC users rock!:roll:

    Btw... they've been censoring the chat.. obviously..
    [​IMG]

    Also, no lean in MP?... what about SP? :shock:


    Lastly, the sad fact is, I believe IW can afford to complete ignore ALL PC sales due to the money they'll make of console sales.:cry: Its already getting record pre-order numbers, l'd love to know the breakdown numbers between the three plaforms.
     
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    It probably isn't a port--it is most likely co-developed with the least common denominator in mind from a technical standpoint and a unified feature-set with very minor deviations that are platform specific (e.g. most PC gamers use mice and have a KB of text chat as voice chat is shockingly less common on the PC).

    Basically the PC isn't getting too many PC-specific features or flourishes and isn't the lead platform in terms of design choices. But that doesn't make it a "port" and using that terminology will get a "negative" response. Oddly a lot of console games are "ported" from the PC but the game was designed with the consoles as the target platform.
     
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    The PS3 version outsold the PC version which iirc had 15% of sales. That is pretty pathetic considering the state of the PS3 install base in NA in 2007.
     
  8. Neb

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    They must make great gains otherwise they wouldn't release it on PC. Also considering how awfully hard it is to reserve a copy of it for PC should speak volumes, well atleast here.
     
  9. slapnutz

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    Thus IW Net. No more user mods, you want, you pay for every miniscule DLC.:razz:

    Btw, this may be a trival question but IW Net is going to be free and not subcription based right?
     
  10. thambos

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    Well that's not cool :???:

    It sucks that they think so little of the platform which made them who they are. maybe the console sales inflated their egos (& pockets) so much that they're attempting to force PC gamers to move to consoles (or prevent console gamers from becoming PC gamers) by removing all differences.


    I didn't mean a literal port in that sense. They've said before the games are all developed simultaionusly. But yes, what you're describing is what i meant. The 360 & PS3 were their main platforms; and the PC's build was likely updated as the 360s build was optimized.

    By port i meant that, they didnt change the core game for the PC. It's essentially feature for feature the same as console versions. And since the PC can handle more than the console versions; the fact that it's limited to console features makes the console the standard and the PC playing second fiddle.
     
  11. suryad

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    Ars is running an article on this topic as well. And after reading the article I have made up my mind to not buy this game.
     
  12. Richard

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    Once again, I'm readjusting my price threshold for this game: 30 euros and dropping fast. :roll:
     
  13. Neb

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    30$!?

    My threshold is 10$ for this game and dropping fast to.
     
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    I'd say ten is fair considering what I got out of the original - short game, mediocre graphics, and good albeit dumb fun
     
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    With the way the PC crowd is reacting, I wonder if anyone has told the millions of console owners what a piece of trash multiplayer game CoD4 apparently was.
     
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    The problem is , its one of the best fps games on the 360 and ps3. It just sucks on the pc compared to whatelse is out
     
  17. thambos

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    IW have certainly lost me. "Oh, we can use a mouse? THANK YOU, OH GREAT MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE."
     
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    You know you've reached a new level when Walmart has TV ads dedicated to your game. Xbox version of course :) it's too popular with the console crowd for PC gamers to have any leverage. C'est la vie.
     
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