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Adera: Can it Save Microsoft and Revive PC Gaming?

Adera's game mechanics are so advanced that they've been patented. It may hcange the way we play games, but can it save Microsoft's reputation? Microsoft is publishing award-winning developer HitPoint's newest game, Adera, for use with Windows 8. A critical analysis follows.

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JsonHenry1417d ago

Does the PC need reviving? Last time I checked PC gaming related profits were at record highs.

Hatsune-Miku1417d ago

For pc gaming to be saved then pc devs should optimize games to work with the best pc parts today and stick to those specs or close for at least three years. Pc specs today are able to achieve realistic graphics ,ai, physics and all sorts. Console devs do it and I'm sure pc devs can also. I don't mind buying gtx 690 graphics cards and such but its a turn off to a lot of consumers that feels like they need to constantly upgrade to play certain games coming in the near future

JsonHenry1417d ago

I just bought a GTX 680 last friday after running a 5870 since the very first day it was in stock at newegg.com. It has been able to play every game at max settings @1920*1080 since then. That was 3 years ago. So I'm not sure what you are talking about. Obviously if you bought a low end video card 3 years ago then I understand you need to upgrade just about every year. But if you buy a high end video card you rarely have to upgrade more than once every 2 years.

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )

Reving pc gaming is like trying to revive this poor guy..
http://media.comicvine.com/...

@faraany33k below:

So true! Xbox live is supposed to be xbox/pc games on windows 8. Everything says buy for xbox! even l4d2 & minecraft! They want pc gaming to die because they have no idea how to be successful at it. Leave all that avatar bullsh!t for kiddy xbox gamers & don't put pc games on xbox.com!.

The Illuminati controls the console world.

also sony is making planetside 2 & whatever MS is making I am 90% sure it will be a casual game + better port for xbox. The studio that makes the game is known for making casual, social & mobile games. http://www.hitpointstudios....

nothing to see here.

NexGen1417d ago

At first I was surprised by this article headline...until I saw it was from rant gaming. They are quickly becoming the HHG of online news.

mewhy321417d ago

Save Microsoft? Uhhhh last time I checked both Microsoft and Sony were doing quite well. As for PC gaming? Well let's see??? Diablo3, World of Warcraft, Knights of the Old Republic, Drakensang Online, Lord of the Rings Online...and on and on...I don't think it needs reviving LOL.

KMCROC541417d ago

But one more game can't hurt either

markoghc1417d ago

I totally agree. PC gaming does not need reviving. On the other hand, Windows 8 is not even out yet officially, and it already looks like it will be a flop of Windows Vista proportions, at least on PC. One game probably won't be enough to make people switch from their favorite OS to Windows 8.

Burnin1417d ago

I´ve been using an overcloked HD 5850 (@850MHz 1200MHz) ever since they came out & it was only after playing BF3 that I´m considering an upgrade (even though it runs smoothly @ +40 FPS everything on High)

And yes, this was 3 years ago! And I bet that the so called "next-gen" will be no grater than my current gaming rig

ATi_Elite1417d ago

1. PC Gaming is alive and well as ALWAYS! So much alive and well that consoles are NO longer consoles but instead are just low end PC's and next Gen Sony/MS boxes will have more MMO's and online DRM just like PC's.

2. Microsoft is NOT PC Gaming. MS turned their back on PC Gaming a long time ago.

3. I along with many other PC Gamers and PC Devs really do not care too much for Microsoft as a PC Dev. Sure Win7 is great but looking at MS as a PC Dev, Microsoft Flight and that's about it!

Also Valve along with many other Devs are making a strong push to eliminate the need for a Microsoft OS and DirectX to play PC Games. The PC is an "OPEN" platform and will not be manipulated by one company.

YES Microsoft dominates the PC but as far as Gaming goes MS only supplies DirectX to insure a MS OS on your PC but that is about to change.

4. Windows 8 is gonna suck! MS is trying to lock down the PC and turn it into something they can easily control.

If they plan on running Xbox360 games on the PC then I kinda understand the lock down but if they don't then Win8 is just trash!

Bladesfist1416d ago

Actually a lot of us PC devs would not be around without Microsoft. Most of us utilize Microsoft Visual Studio as are IDE of choice and Direct X 11 as are API of choice. Without MSDN a lot of us would not have learnt how to code . Microsoft has done a lot for game development.

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faraany33k1417d ago

No actually MS is trying way to hard to kill off PC gaming, but somehow failed miserably over the years.

Dread1417d ago

How is it that MS "is trying way to hard to kill off PC gaming"

please exaplain, if you actually have a real reason besides hating on MS just like all the fanboys here at N4G.

aliengmr1417d ago

Not trying to kill it, but certainly trying to control it like they control the Xbox. GFWL was their attempt to gain control of the PC gaming market but it failed right out of the gate so they stopped trying.

Their eyes are on the mobile market now.

But no, they were never trying to kill PC gaming.

Lvl_up_gamer1417d ago

I agree with Dread. Please faraany33k, please explain how MS is trying to kill off PC gaming?

faraany33k1414d ago

I dont know if you are into PC gaming, because clearly you are being delusional if you think MS is not killing PC gaming.

Firstly they released only the parts of there franchises GEARS and HALO , and never bother bringing the sequesl. CAn you tell me why?

Secondly they killed PC centric Studios like Ensemble the makers of one of the greatest RTSes of all time AGE OF EMPIRES and Microsoft Flight Sim.

Then they redeveloped these games under Pay2Win model and basically humiliated the PC comunity with these sub standard games.

Plus they make exclusive deals with DEVS force them not to realaese PC games either all together or timed Exclusive.

Alan Wake says HI. The Indie games that came after years like Braid,Limbo, Super Meat Boy and many others.

Plus GFWl is a service they haven't updated for 4 years now, and released a single game in 4 years on there own WINDOWS platform.

What do you expect me to say??

Lvl_up_gamer1414d ago

Halo was left on consoles so that MS could push more consoles out on the market. It makes perfect sense to try and help promote their system. Don't forget halo came out on the consol first before it went to pc. Gears is an epic ip so it was them who decided to not bring gears 2 or 3 to pc, and with all the pirating and gears 1 selling only about a million copies....it made sense that there just wasn't a market for their game on pc.

They didn't kill ensamble studios. They were relocated within other divisions. PC still got flight simulators this year and as great as age of empires was, sales were going on the decline due to piracy. Why would a corporation dump millions of money into a game that will get highly pirated?

Where is your proof that MS make deals with devs to force them not to release pc games? Even your argument makes no sense...If MS made a "deal" with devs, then the devs are not being forced to do anything, they are the ones that made a deal.

Alan Wake still made it to Pc so again you have no argument.

You said MS is KILLING PC gaming but all you have stated is that MS has shifted their OWN focus from PC gaming to console gaming. Your argument implies that MS is killing ALL PC gaming which is a gross exageration. MS was NEVER a major contributor to PC gaming. PC gaming right now has never been better and MS isnt even involved in it.

You are wrong. MS isn't killing PC gaming, MS just chose to focus more on their own consoles.

Jreca1417d ago

So a single game can save an entire platform? I don't buy this. And even less from Microsoft.

SKUD1417d ago

Have to disagree here. Halo litterally saved the xbox platform. Without its release at that point in time no other game had the potential to carry it into homes. Halo meant you were playing xbox. Credit were credit is due to bungie. It made them icons on the platform.

Allsystemgamer1417d ago

Halo is the only reason I own an Xbox. Each game in the series feels fresh and new unlike gears :/ sadly I wish I could say the same for gears but I can't. They are good games but IMHO not system sellers.

Halo 4 is looking to be the best in the series and quite possibly the best fps this gen in content alone.

I mean...
So far 38 confirmed helmet variations plus chest, forearm, shoulder, visor, poses leg armor, emblems

Custom maps
Online multiplayer with over 12 game types and maps

Spartan ops every week

Multiple new weapons ad vehicles

10 hour replayable campaign with up to 4 people

It's content is massive and that's all I personally know

Allsystemgamer1417d ago

Halo is the only reason I own an Xbox. Each game in the series feels fresh and new unlike gears :/ sadly I wish I could say the same for gears but I can't. They are good games but IMHO not system sellers.

Halo 4 is looking to be the best in the series and quite possibly the best fps this gen in content alone.

I mean...
So far 38 confirmed helmet variations plus chest, forearm, shoulder, visor, poses leg armor, emblems

Custom maps
Online multiplayer with over 12 game types and maps

Spartan ops every week

Multiple new weapons ad vehicles

10 hour replayable campaign with up to 4 people

It's content is massive and that's all I personally know

Too bad it's not on pc

nofallouthero1417d ago

when did the pc need reviving

ReDDeaDDan1417d ago

I wouldn't use a mac if I was given one! PC and MS are my old friends that I will always stand by thick and thin.

Allsystemgamer1417d ago

I hate macs

Being in college an seeing em everywhere is really gross.

They ask "why don't you have one"

My answer? My pc can do more for less

They say virus

Me? Never had one cuz I'm not stupid :3

Burnin1417d ago

indeed... & who gets viruses now days anyway?

You would have to be a porn-freak or a lousy pirate to get one

vega2751417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )

i agree with your comment on PC it is my best friend. MS on PC games meh not so much. i just want them to do better by GFWL then they have. i support the 360 i just can't support GFWL right now. hopefully that will change

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