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UT3 Black "Free Weekend" on Steam... This Weekend!

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Sir_Brizz, May 26, 2009.

  1. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    IMHO, Epic aren't promoting UT3 for the sake of profits - the engine is harvesting enough wealth in that regard, and Gears / Gears 2 are also very successful. They're promoting it in order to get more players involved.
     
  2. _Lynx

    _Lynx Strategic Military Services Staff Member

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    Let the Steam content-servers go down in flame once again!!!
     
  3. brold9999

    brold9999 New Member

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    What's all the talk about UT3 being "dead" or past it's time? Even if people are tired of the original game new mods are coming out all of the time. For me at least, and I imagine many others in this community, UT3's reign lasts at least until the next UT comes out, and will continue kicking for some time thereafter. Some people are still playing and making new mods for Unreal and UT99!

    But having said that I realize there is a large segment of gamers who flit from one game to the next; and for them a game is "old" the instant the next blockbuster comes out.
     
  4. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Some say it's "dead" because not many people, admittingly, play it online. There's certainly not 3000+ people online like in UT's heyday... you're lucky if it's about a hundred or so at any given moment.
     
  5. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    They did this because of the end of Phase 3 of the MSUC. You can play mods on the free download.
     
  6. Cr4zyB4st4rd

    Cr4zyB4st4rd I make awesome ©

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    Midway are dead. Epic have no way of getting this game out to anyone other then steam because they don't have a publisher their to do it.

    So if it's not going to really make a differance in cost to putting it out there, and if it's not bringing in the money they hoped for, wheres the harm, its only 2 days of free play anyway.
     
  7. SPIDEYUT2K7

    SPIDEYUT2K7 I see a blue screen

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    Hopes the gods of Unreal ear about this! :D UT 4eva!
     
  8. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    I like it how people are constantly declaring things dead even though its still walking around.
     
  9. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    People declare it dead because it's not getting it's full power. Ever.
     
  10. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain!
     
  11. Ignotium

    Ignotium Que hora es?

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    some stay a couple weeks though, and some stay even longer, good imo;);)
     
  12. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    According to that logic pretty much everything should be declared dead.
     
  13. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    define "reign"...
     
  14. brold9999

    brold9999 New Member

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    The game most played and favored. (in context this means, by Unreal Engine modders, not necessarily by "gamers" in general.)
     
  15. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    I think it's a great idea! You get more people involved and after the free weekend, some people may actually go out and buy it. Also, the people that already have a computer that can run UT3 and haven't tried it yet get a taste. This also might get people interested in the mods and stuff.
     
  16. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    I think it i only to give the regulars a few more online opponents for a few days.
     
  17. d3tox

    d3tox Face down in a pool of his own vomit.

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    With the player counts in the server browser finally fixed in patch 2.1, some may actually stick around this time...

    *crosses fingers*
     
  18. W0RF

    W0RF BuF Greeter, News Bagger

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    do they have a fix that makes my PC not crash on cutscenes?
     
  19. nfleming

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    It doesn't require some over expensive PC to run UT3 at max details even.

    Easily less than 800 should do it if you have anything already (monitor, mouse, KB) etc that you could re-use.

    Lets see Motherboard, CPU, memory, video card. PSU maybe.
     
  20. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    OMG W0RF is here. D:
     

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