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CliffyB: No Gears 2 For Windows

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    But what about players that don't own consoles? Here consoles are rather rare nowadays amongst players, most use PC and some people find console waste of money as its primarily used for gaming and nothing else.
    And they are far more expensive here compared to other things.
    So I should care for this and this is not good idea at all.
     
  2. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Some random innocents may think this is actually being made on a modded Xbox 360. Yes, sellouts. I do also feel that the Xbox 360 version will have frame rates slow down.

    I just played Gears of War on the Xbox 360 a couple days ago, and boy, it felt like 40 FPS with Vsync on blasted to max. It felt good to go back to my PC version of the game, which is a steady 60 FPS with no annoying non-stop CD reading. I have absolutely no problem with the PC version of GoW at all.

    Honnestly, other than some optimization here and there, I don't see why the Xbox 360 version (and the only) of GoW2 should run any better than GoW1 released on the same platform.

    100 bucks says the next UT will be screwed up by the same team (cramped 6 million poly looking corridors, over an intelligent and clean design), released with console exclusivity, and probably spiced up with Mike Caaaaaaaps's marvelous ideas again.

    I don't see why Epic should be friendly with my Computer. I can go look elsewhere now.
     
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  3. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

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    while you are most likely right about your example shot being directly out of a render program or the like i don't think this was intended to show off the game or the ingame visuals. i guess it's merely a character shot to show people one of the new locust.

    apart from that, this whole procedure of showing people screenshots that are more impressive visual-wise than the actual game has been going on for quite a while and is one of the reasons why i'm trying not to get too excited about game announcements anymore.

    you did this before and i'm still wondering what all those a's are supposed to mean :confused:
     
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  4. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Nothing, just imagine an announcer going crazy about saying his name.
     
  5. Godfrey.Payans

    Godfrey.Payans Member

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    CliffyB looks remarkably like a guy named Brannon Bragga, who some guy the other day was raving about as having driven the Star Trek franchise into the ground. Same sort of face, except CliffyB has more prominent teeth.
     
  6. Shadowhaxor

    Shadowhaxor FraGGing your A$$ east to west.

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    Wow, I haven't posted here in a while... Oh yeah, that cause I stopped playing UT :(

    Anyway, I think this goes back to Epic's ever growing belief that the consoles are the way to go and through the result years it's been as if they were turning their back towards the PC, even though this was the platform that made them who they are today.

    First it was the UE3, then the talk about UE4 being console only, only having to back pedal if after they were called out about this and not we get this GoW 2 crap. Honestly, we can only speculate on to why this was said. Maybe it won't be them to port it, or perhaps it's just never coming. Either way, i've been on the fence regarding Epic and this, depending on how it plays out, will likely cement my decision.

    Bad form Epic, bad form.
     
  7. Wunderbar_007

    Wunderbar_007 .Lateral Thought.

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    Alright, so can you PLLLEEAAAASEE work on UT now!?
     
  8. rattyocaster

    rattyocaster Up close and personal Sniper

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    I think one of the few developers out there which uses primarily in game shot for pre-release content is actually Criterion Games (Part of EA UK) and their most recent title, "Burnout Paradise" is being put onto PC. Unlike other devs who port from console to PC they appear to be doing some awesome stuff which is unique to PC such as multi-monitor support (At the Leipzig Game Convention they had it set up using 3 screens together!). I honestly think that Epic have lost their spark and letting their accountants run the company rather than the artists. As a result people generally are becoming less satisfied with their work. I for one loved UT and UT2004 but I think UT3 is no more than just a game, it's nothing special.
    I think it's sad when the fans money means more than the fans affection, I understand entirely why it's happened to Epic, it's had to, it's just a damn shame that it has happened.
     
  9. LivingPuppet

    LivingPuppet Registered Puppet

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    I kinda believe him when he says they ain't doing Gears 2 for pc. After all UC2 is still xbox exclusive after being released 3 years ago.
     
  10. 213

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    Absolute truth. It's far easier to...

    pander to the masses of teens / preteens with disposable income by offering technical buzzwords and abysmal plots, dumb predictable stories, limited game content barely stitched onto a game engine filled with "nextnextmext gen grafix! w0oT!"

    ...then it is to try and make games for a market where along with the kiddies you have older, more cynical gamers who's income is not as disposable so they hold the games they purchase to a higher standard. So, when a game craps in their faces the backlash is a bit harsher and ego's are bruised more.

    Mostly though, it's the easy money from young people.

    8 days til the release of STALKER: Clear Sky. I'm hardly worried about GoW, UT or anything Epic has their fat little fingers in right now. :lol:
     
  11. nELsOn

    nELsOn bSnakeCastShadow = True

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    wow, hadn't heard about Burnout coming to the PC before. that's pretty cool - even though i wish they'd have ported Burnout: Takedown because that's my favorite Burnout title by far :)
     
  12. -=WolverinE=-

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    Good riddance. All I care about is the Unreal series being released for PC first. Everything else can blow.
     
  13. Deapblade

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    +1

    Not like where missing anything. GOW is so below par it doesn't even count in the PC gaming industry (and hence the low sales). Not to mention it's probably better for Cliffy F(AKE). He must have cried all night long about the fact that the PC community didn't buy the advertising and saw the game was fake & cheap as hell.

    I like the idea BTW of changing this site into a general gaming site. There is no reason at all to remain loyal to Epic or Unreal at all anymore.
     
  14. Growler

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    Are you sure they're not lying to us again?

    Remember, for ages they kept saying there wasn't going to be a Gears 2 at all, but they had completely lied to us the whole time!
     
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    Does anyone else get a kick of how they're now trying to spin that into novels, a movie, etc?
     
  16. UBerserker

    UBerserker old EPIC GAMES

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    Kinda like Halo. But Halo's storyline is miles greater.
     
  17. StalwartUK

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    It would've been a crap port job anyway. No big loss for the PC.

    Even if Epic were to ship their next PC title to me for FREE I wouldn't want to play it.
     
  18. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Oh hai.
     
  19. SPIDEYUT2K7

    SPIDEYUT2K7 I see a blue screen

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    Look , instead of a new GOW in pc, EPIC please improve the experience of UT3 in pc! :mad: (anyway in a couple of months will see a GOW 2 with new weapons, levels, etc, in PC ):(
     
  20. RennyManJr

    RennyManJr CHAINSAW HIM!!

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    That wouldn't matter anymore, since everyone will be playing Quake Live when the next UT will be out :lol:
     

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