Destructoid: Until there's an official statement, this is slapped with a rumor tag, but one of our Destructoid Community Bloggers has seemingly discovered that his videogame store will be receiving copies of BioWare's Mass Effect for PC.
I think ME coming to the PC shouldn't be a surprise to anyone considering the history of Bioware (or any one with basic deduction skills or common sense)
I think the real "rumor" should be "WHEN"
talking about ME I am almost finished by before going to the final planet I am finishing ALL side mission XD
happy saving the galaxy!
You've been gone for quite some time...
Anyways, I wouldn't be surprised to see this on PC.
it seems the tables have turned... To be honest, I've been around for quite some time, but just couldn't bring myself to stoop to the level of tool-like fanboys, and the propaganda that seemed to fill N4G like swamp water. However, seeing as how the gamer zone was created... I couldn't resist another go at chatting with good pals and naysayers, who disagree with me when i say the 360, and its games, are delicious to the gaming industry. In any case, it seems that you kept strong. Although, I see you've grown a beard and longer hair- have times been rough?
Yes it has been a little rough, I also seem to have lost my goggles...
...I know they're around here somewhere...
lol. Bubbles, friend- I am surprised you haven't got to ten yet.
Here's my contribution.
Charlie, the more I read your posts the more I like you. We often seem to have the same ideas. But you are right. No surprise - the games have almost always made it to the PC. (With improved controls and MUCH better video quality)
JsonHenry: I see you have seen thru the light and are ready to convert to Charlientology XD
But really I have also read your post and we do share similar view points and ideas :) ...apart from sharing similar PC specs XD
here have +bubbles :D ....for seeing the true path to enlightenment XD
So when is the 360 getting any new real exclusives? =P
Come on microsoft, the more you release 360 exclusives on PCs, the more you lose 360 sales. Cause guess what, some PS3 owners own a PC as well. Even if it's only 10,000 people in the U.S. that happens to own a PS3 and a PC gaming rig. It's still 10,000 potential 360 buyers who would have swayed that PS3 owner to also get a 360 if you would just keep all the exclusive games, exclusive.
Microsoft gets the money either way...
In the case of Mass Effect, yes... but in the case of games like Bioshock, no. Microsoft only gets the money when they're the publisher of a PC game... they do not get paid simply b/c a game comes out on the PC.
At any rate, whether they published ME or not... this still diminishes the value of owning a 360. Particularly since these types of games are better on the PC anyway (for those able to enjoy them on a PC). It's all perception. If I didn't own a 360 and knew that I'd be able to play my favorite games of the system on the PC, I'd probably just stick with one console, the PS3.
Yes, I was referring to the fact that they are the publisher, so it really wouldn't matter for them.
This doesn't come as much of a surprise. The 360 does have some great games but unfortunately most of them are available on either the PC or the PS3. It'd be nice to see the machine actually get some solid exclusives.
No 360 here and I don't think Mass Effect should come to the PC, I fear what kinds of mods people will come up with. I really do.
i might be out on a limb here; but i guarentee that this will go to PC 100%. no wait; i tripple-dipple guarentee it. this is MS we're talking about, and windows is their terra-dome. and everyone knows you gotta bring your big shows to the terradome
Further proving PC's are superior in gaming. We get the best version. I already have a 360, but I heard all the bugs and glitches so I didn't buy it.
but at least you will get the oppurtnity to experience possibly one of the greates games ever made. Having played it, myself, I will admit that the game does have faults. Nevertheless, the overall experience FAR outstrips the minor setbacks that besmirshc a revolutionary achievement in game interavtivity with NPCs.
Know what, microsoft is shooting itself in the foot, i dont see why i need to buy a 360. all there great games have gone on pc, bioshock, gears, and now this, why do i need a 360 again when i can do this on my pc????
i hope the fix the reported issues for the PC release. i'd be all over it.
If true just more money for MSFT *on a platform doing poorly compared to the console market*? (0o).
Who wouldn't sell games on two next-gen platforms if they had two next-gen platforms.
Being able to choose what platform to get a game on doesn't hurt anybody, not even the game thats exclusive to one company lol(0o).
The masses don't think like that, a console exclusive is a console exclusive!, now if the "PC market" was competing with the console market trying to win the console war (0o) then some of these comments in here could be valid.
Doubt its true Devs will be working on the DLC then the sequels. EA is known for their quality experiance??? with ports etc???.
You're absolutely right Power of Green. I myself don't consider the PC as a competitor in the console wars. Although, one of the major reason that PC sales are sliding (besides people not having the rig to run the game) is piracy. If people pirate Mass Effect (And it's despicable to the industry) what incentive do they have to purchase it on PC, or 360. In this manner, I think it does hurt the 360's game sales a little bit. Sad, this game deserves alot more sales than most games out there, it's not all the time cinematic epic sci-fi rpg's are made... Edit: By the way, awesome post, I like this Gamerzone thing..
Mass Effect is one of the greatest rpg's ever created and should be experienced by other gamers unfortunate not to own a 360. The bugs in Mass Effect are minor and definitely doesn't ruin the fun. A great sci-fi story with great races and characters. I suggest reading the prequel book made by the actual guy that created the story for Mass Effect.
I had a few showstoppers like getting stuck in the environment and watching idiot Tali run out of a combat area and disappear EVERY TIME until I turned the system off and restarted the game. Simple reload didn't work for some reason ehh whatever. Bugs didn't irreparably mar the overall experience and prevent me from spending like 50 or so hours in the game though. If Bioware pulls off what they said they would as far as the save files from ME working with ME2 then it'll trounce the first.
But you will need a very good pc to enjoy the game.
if you want to play ME, get the box.
BUT, you really won`t miss the game, if you won`t buy box, since, soon or later, you will e able to play it on PC. That the main POINT.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.