BioWare has posted eight screenshots from the PC version of Mass Effect, including the first images of the reworked inventory screen, in the gallery.
I remember seeing it on USA charts.. But not any where else. Well good news for PC gamers.
sold over a million worldwide
Looks like it did 1.5 million Worldwide. Guess people weren't into this one as much as it was hyped.
"ahh thats why its coming out on the PC. Looks like it did 1.5 million Worldwide. Guess people weren't into this one as much as it was hyped." All 3 of Bioware's console RPG's have come out on PC, why should Mass Effect be any different? I don't think it has anything to do with sales, even though 1.5 million is a very respectable number for any RPG that doesn't begin with the words Final Fantasy, especially considering it is a completely new IP. Also I'm not sure how much developers make per disc sold but if they made even half of the retail price that would be 45 million dollars, well over the budget I'm sure.
I was into it as much as it was hyped.
Are you a Sony fan? Seems like it because sony fans will say anything to belittle the 360's great titles. It's annoying. I sold my 360 to get an 8800gt graphics card for my PC, I was a little upset that I would miss out on some good titles. So needless to say, Im happy this is coming out on PC. Im hoping to play the Force unleashed and Fable 2 on PC as well, just waiting for those anouncements. When it comes down to it, this site has turned into a "look how awesome the PS3 is and how much the 360 sucks" site. Not that the PS3 isn't awesome, I'm just a True gamer that appreciates ALL platforms. PS have they anounced a release date for this yet?
Damn, I like the quickslots option. It doesn't look like you'll need to freeze the game to choose your moves, just use the number keys.
yea the quickslots will make the game much faster paced! I used the magic stuff a lot and it was kind of silly that it paused that game for you in the middle of a battle. Kind of cheapened the whole dieing threat.
I can't wait to play this.
It is a quality game you should really enjoy it. Don't dumb it down though play on the hardest option, the game will be much more rewarding.
Game is looking good on PC, though it doesn't look THAT much better than it's 360 counterpart
you haven't played Gears/COD4 on PC then. Its eye opening good.
I don't doubt it @ COD4/GOW... i'm speaking strictly on Mass Effect... if it looks drastically better on PC than it does on 360, these screenshots definitely aren't showing it. The upside to the PC port however is the hotkey mapping of biotic powers to keyboard keys
Well those screens are fairly small compared to what you can run on a computer.
Are you seriously trying to argue PC graphics vs 360 graphics? The PC will be able to run at a higher resolution, better frame rates, and more detail.
lol @ people who jump the gun when reading without actually thinking first. Look at those screens, then scroll down and look at the "360" screenshots and tell me the difference? Exactly. I'm speaking strictly on these screenshots... and lol @ bringing framerates into this.. bioware games on PC tend to be on the glitchy side when it comes to framerates.
The PC version will be vastly superior even if it doesn't have better graphics for one primary reason...the hard drive. Of course the 2 gigs of memory doesn't hurt either.
Cool the new menu seems alright. I wonder if the PC version will have the pop ups as well?
Hopefully it'll be fixed, but Gears of War on the PC had pop-up as well, though it wasn't as pronounced or prolonged as the 360 version.
Will get either way.
finally i wanted to play this game already- hopefully all the bugs and glitches will have been sorted out for the PC
hmm guess ill be gettin this for my pc..no need for a 360..another exclusive down
If you didn't buy it for the Xbox 360 already that means you was not going to buy it. Why shouldn't microsoft get some money out people like you too? One of the advantages that developers have is that microsoft do not mind xbox 360 games to be ported to the PC. Why should they? More money! And no... this game is still exclusive... Microsoft exclusive... Yes... you running the game on Microsoft windows.. which is a Microsoft platform and revenue stream... get used to it.... this game will be concidered exclusive as long as is not released on the PS3 and the wii. Pick... the PC or Xbox 360... you are still supporting Microsoft... they are still the publisher!
EA is the publisher for the PC version and also even though MS still gets money for it being on a Microsoft OS they are still giving people a reason to not buy a 360. How is that good business?
@chetan: Could you be so kind and provide a source link for Sony buying Konami. Cause last time i looked MGS was a Konami game and Konami is not connected to Sony in any way. By the way, most games you listed are NOT owned by Sony, but only distributed by SCE(E/A/J). If the independent studios felt like it they could have produced PC versions easily. PS: the original point was that PS3 "exclusives" are actually exclusive, cause you won't get them for any system but the PS3 = buy a PS3 or not play the game. Xbox360 "exclusives" tend to end up on PC, therefor they are not exclusive and you don't need to buy an Xbox360 to play them. Needing to buy the exclusive platform is the core reason for exclusives, therefor by releasing on PC MS sabotages their own Xbox360 marketing. There is no "kinda exclusive" as there is no "a little bit pregnant" either it is exclusive = only on that system, period, or it is not exclusive = on more than one system. All the funny half-exclusives made up by rabid fanboys only serve to boost their count of exclusive games, disregarding that a little exclusive is not at all...
should not want, it doesnt need more pc sales, it needs more 360 sales so by 360's exclusives going to the pc, it is still a bad thing
Available on more platforms => more sales => more money => more funding to future games (hopefully) => better future games. We (the gamers) win.
sorry ar, but thats nonsense. There is a reason for exclusivity, the reason is forcing people to buy the needed system to play. Thereby you generate more sales as the people won't just buy one game, they tend to buy more once they have the system sitting at home. If you water down your exclusive crown jewels you send the message that you are not fully committed to the system and only aim for short term cash. Following your reasoning we should await a Halo3 for Wii, PS2 and PS3, right? cause its just about the cash, right? (lets ignore the fact that most of the Xbox360->PC conversions perform horribly and sometimes try to force you to use Vista, another reason to avoid them)
PC sales won't come close to matching 360 sales in my opinion.
Yeah I don't think so either. 360 sales are past a million which is super cool.
you mean GAMING PCs, obviously. Gaming pcs are cool i suppose, but i would rather spend the cost difference between a really good Gaming PC ($2000) and a console ($400) on something like a harmon kardon receiver, which would more than make up for the graphical difference between the high end PC and console. and besides, i would rather be sitting on my comfortable couch with my feet up on my coffee table in front of a big screen surrounded by home theater speakers (*breath in*) than at my computer desk.
And I wouldn't. At least a million people bought Crysis, so some people definitely think differently from you. This is all your opinion, what's your point? There are lots of gamers on the PC, and although we don't buy everything day one, sales on our platform historically accumulate at a much more steady pace than console games. Just look at sales numbers for Gears of War or even Halo 3 now, they're winding down.
.. your right, but I'm just tired of hearing "PC gaming is the best gaming, and you dont know anything if you think otherwise". Hey i was a PC gamer before i was ever a console gamer, and i still enjoy PC games! they both have their merits, yes PCs will always have better controll and graphics if you spend money in the right places, and consol games always be more social (split screen!!!) and will always have better sound quality (no sound card can beat 7.1 HDMI dobly HD playing on a harmon cardon amp) given most pc gamers just get high end PC speakers and not hook up their gear to an actually home theater system. to each his own, but i dont think one is WAY better, hands down, than the other. agreed?
This looks WAY better than the 360 version....AHAHHAHAHHAHA
, i want to sleep
PC gaming = best
couldnt agree with you more :D ill be picking this one up when it hits the shelves.
great stuff, im actually kind of looking forward to playing this. Im sure the PC version will do away with all the 360 problems (frame rates, texture pop etc) plus it will probably come bundled with the extra features they charge for on the console.
great news, more of an audience means bigger budget for the sequels
I am very glad I've got a gaming PC with 2 GB Ram and 512MB video card...that means I can play all 360 "exclusives" ! I guarantee you that texture popping crap won't be in the PC version. Why? Standard hard drive.
I might even buy it for PC, if it supports WindowsXP that is. I won't install Vista for a game. Game looks good, positive reviews, and i like RPG's.
if developers were really into their work, a Wii version would look better then the 3FixMe. It's not that hard, really.
looks better on 360.
Let's just hope it isn't too highly specc'd. If my laptop will run it, I will get it for sure (the awful texture loading times put me off getting it on 360)
ah ah ah ah haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! no need to buy 360 for any game they all going to PC some time down the road!
I don't think Crysis has sold anywhere near a million copies. Last I heard it did about 35k units over the holidays.
EA has revealed, during their conference call, that Crysis has reached platinum status. Of course the game has sold 1 million units worldwide, not in the US. In fact Crysis, as most PC games, has probably sold much more in Europe than in the US. I would say that Crysis has sold around 700k or 800k units in Europe and I suppose the sales in Germany alone were bigger than the american ones. Otherwise i'm pretty happy that ME comes to the PC. I was wondering about getting a 360 for this game but now i'll just have to wait a few weeks to play the game on my PC.
I still think that people are going to do terrible things to this game with mods.
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