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PC Modern Warfare 2: it's much worse than you thought

Modern Warfare 2 has long earned the ire of PC gamers for its lack of dedicated servers, but Infinity Ward has now announced that it's taking away much more than control over hosting with the game in one long face-palm of a question and answer session. No servers, no console, no mods, no problem!

Infinity Ward needs to realize that talking to people in the PC community does not end well for the buzz around its game. The lack of dedicated servers was "announced" during an interview with a gaming podcast, and the interviewers were stunned into silence when they were basically told their community, as they knew it, was dead. They would have to learn to adapt to Infinity Ward controlling all aspects of the servers, or move onto another game.

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gamesR4fun2960d ago (Edited 2960d ago )

no mods no way to go over 9vs9 n they jacked the price.

hope the game bombs so no one tries this again if not it might become the norm.

komp2960d ago

and 360 folks talking about a 5hr SP too.

StanLee2960d ago

This link should really piss people off then. It's a bad hatchet job for the PC version.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

Pennywise2960d ago

GOTY!

I wish this series would go away. Activision needs to go away too.

FwanK2960d ago

But you know... all of those xXD4rk_4ss4ssinXx, xXIpwnuXx stupid gamertags are going to support MW2

sigh...

Darkstorn2960d ago

I wasn't going to buy this anyway, but this really cements the deal. If Infinity Ward wins any Best Developer awards this year, there's gonna be hell to pay.

Killjoy30002960d ago

I cannot believe that Activision gets away with this kind of stuff, while other publishers would get bashed so hard there head would spin. This is simply an embarrassment when you take into consideration just how well funded they are (Number 1 publisher). I swear this game will be reviewed strictly on hype and the fact that it was the follow-up to one of the most successful games released this generation.

I'm actually quite shocked at just how many people are pissed off at Activision and Infinity Ward, but the fact of the matter is, the same people complaining will ultimately be swindled by the hype and run out and make the purchase.

Megaton2960d ago (Edited 2960d ago )

The really messed up thing about all of this is that they're still going to make the biggest mountain of money of the year, and probably get GOTY awards from the same kinds of mainstream people who gave it to GTAIV last year.

Sad day for gaming, especially PC gaming.

n4f2960d ago

see how gaming has changed, a lot. its annoying.

mastiffchild2960d ago

Killjoy_ don't woory fella. I'm pissed at them both and you can rely on me not to soften and buy it. In fact I won't buy ANY Activision games while they act like this. People say that you can't do anything about it-and I don't imagine for a second that me, or a few thousands like me not getting MW2 will change a thing However EA were this bad-ONCE. But not today after they got sick of all the righteous moans and complaints levelled at them.

Thing is I kind of expect it from Kotick and his bunch but IQW have opened my syes to just how greedy devs can be and I hope loads of gamers wait to buy this second hand at worst so they don't get a penny and I'm teetering over whether to start supporting those pirating this to play LAN in disgust too! This is coming from someone who doesn't download music or games illegally too.

SL1M DADDY2960d ago (Edited 2960d ago )

They will have to settle for 14.5 million sold on only the PS3 and 360. Sadly enough to say but I think Infinity Ward are still pissed at all you pirates of the PC community. If the are not a pirate then don't be upset with me, be mad at the idiots that pirated Modern Warfare and put Infinity Ward in this mood to mess with you all.

DRUDOG2960d ago

Ok, stupid question, but why? Why even go down this path at all? What does it prove?

Does taking all of those items out of the PC version really help Activision's or IW's bottom line? Why fvck your fans when it's really not going to make any difference IMO in how much money they will make by not "supporting" the items listed in the NeoGaf thread.

I refer to the bottom line, because we all know most decisions are based on money. I just don't see how this is going to help the devs or the publisher.

starcb262960d ago

can we have a moment of silence for pc gamers

nnotdead2960d ago (Edited 2960d ago )

i thought with UT3(mods and keyboard and mouse) on the playstation more developers would create games that took the good stuff from PC and bring it to consoles. it looks like im wrong and instead they just want to kill off pc gaming.

badz1492960d ago

they instead took it the other way around! AV and IW want to "consolize" PC gaming! I'm not a dedicated PC gamer but I sometimes play games especially multiplat games on PC because they are cheaper and with the mods and everything, it's an experience not found on consoles. if IW is gonna strip all those, then FVCK it, no way in hell I'm gonna support them ever again! I'm all for advancement in gaming thus although I love my PS3, I envy high end gaming rigs and love devs who push boundaries like Insomniac, ND, Zipper, Crytek, DICE etc. but this is far from the death of PC gaming! come on, MW2 is not THE everything! there's always other games on PC that are way better than that overhyped crap! IMO, BF series is till the king on pc!

omni_atlas2959d ago

I suggest everyone go to their local amazon.com store and give it a 1 star rating.

ambientFLIER2959d ago

"I suggest everyone go to their local amazon.com store and give it a 1 star rating."

Aren't those ratings supposed to be by people that actually played the game, and not an outlet for pissy fans that don't like the developer/publisher?

jerethdagryphon2959d ago

and were supposed to buy this why.....

O2_Addict2959d ago

via a patch or even the next version. It's unknown if they will follow through on it since Microsoft is known to constantly change it's strategy and might go back on the deal.

By crippling the PC version and requiring it to have the same features and shortcomings (like the limited FOV) as the Xbox version, it makes future integration easier.

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The real killer2960d ago

"They would have to learn to adapt to Infinity Ward controlling all aspects of the servers, or move onto another game"

That's why i won't buy this piece of crap.

SumRandomDude2960d ago

We're going to pirate the hell out of this game to teach activision a lesson. >:)

ambientFLIER2959d ago (Edited 2959d ago )

Stealing the game because it's missing something that you wanted? Nice one. Acting like you're owed something just makes you seem like a bigger douche.

I guess it would be ok for me to steal a car if the automaker doesn't put in a feature that I want, right?

Pumbli2959d ago (Edited 2959d ago )

ambientFLIER - people really need to realize Pirating =/= Stealing

Let's say some automaker doesn't put any seatbelts in your car and no rear window, I mean you can still drive it and maybe it's a really nice looking car, but would you spend your money on it?

About pirating, if you would be stealing a car the online pirate way you'd just be copying the car for yourself, for free, sure it doesn't have license plates or something like that, but you can still drive it around as much as you like.

Pirates don't break into homes and steal copies of games, they make free duplicates of the game. Saying piracy is stealing is the same as saying cloning is stealing from god.

I'm not a big fan piracy but I do pirate games when devs and publishers don't deserve my money, best examples are Spore and MW2.

zagibu2959d ago

@AmbientFlier:
- stealing a car: owner no longer owns the car, you do
- pirating software: owner still owns the software, so do you

Pirating is not stealing. It's still wrong, but it's not the same thing.

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tdrules2960d ago

who wants to join me on BFBC2 beta then ;D

bjornbear2960d ago

With u buddy...now, how do we do this!? =P

Pandamobile2960d ago

Open PC beta, oh god yes!

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl2960d ago

My PS3 name matches N4G.

Can't wait to steal your dog tag.

mastiffchild2960d ago

Moi aussi! Je n'aime pas IW! Batardes. Oh, and don't critique my French as I know it's crap.

Looking forward to seeing if BFBC2 is as good as it looks too.

CyberCam2960d ago (Edited 2960d ago )

I've already preordered it, I wasn't going to buy COD4.5 anyway! F**K Activision & IW!

Noctis Aftermath2959d ago

BFBC2 Beta? sign me up, i want to be able to test out the next fps i buy.

And in case someone has a free bfbc2 beta key lying around,
PSN: NoctisVCloud

chak_2959d ago

it's "batards" from males (or corp in that case), other than that it was good :D

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itchy182960d ago (Edited 2960d ago )

maybe that's why they're gimping this on pc so that pc gamers will buy this game on consoles. just what i thought. but that's not the right thing to do esp if you have so many fans.

House MD2960d ago

Moriarte: Ignoring IW.net, is the PC version a direct port of the console version?

Mackey-IW: No, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, text chat in game, and graphics settings.

am I the only one who pissed himself laughing after reading that?=)I mean TEXT CHAT, now THAT'S SOME REAL CUSTOM S**T!

Redempteur2960d ago (Edited 2960d ago )

9 VS 9
no recording ?

No tweaks to the FOV ?

wooow ..just woow ..It's just SAD ... QUAKE 2 ..had all of this ..

AND WHAT'S the purpose of IW.net if the hosting is done on the player side ???

JUST...why ????

ForTheFallen2960d ago

that made too much sense.

I didn't even consider the fact that they made an idea system to regulate us all and yet they aren't hosting jack sh!t...

FVK IW