Rebuttal: Is Infinty Ward Anti-PC?

Kombo: Modern Warfare 2 is the most hyped videogame of the year, and perhaps of all time. Is it really worth a game of this magnitude to anger its hardcore PC fans for the sake of fighting piracy? Your answer to this question will vary wildly depending on your bias in the matter (yes, we all have some bias). Bearing in mind that we all have our own opinions, and none of them are necessarily wrong, let's cover this issue from a larger variety of perspectives and try to understand why Infinity Ward has made the decision to use matchmaking.

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Guido3196d ago

Because PC people are anti Infinity Ward. No, not talking about lately but due to the massive number of pirates that copied the game COD4, Infinity Ward is simply sticking it to you all because the pirates were rampant. Eh, that's just MHO so take it for what it is worth.

HolyOrangeCows3195d ago

...COD:MW2 advertisement/butt-kissing by Kombo.

toaster3195d ago

"Starcraft, a PC game which is listed on nearly every "top 10 games of all time" list, uses a uses a system similar to peer matchmaking in which the players host the games; there are no dedicated servers. Likewise, Diablo 2 uses peer hosting and is still played by hundreds of thousands of players to this day."

It's because Blizzard makes better games than Insanity Ward.

Silly Mammo3195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )


Obviously, alot of PC gamers, but since you don't care, I guess no one else should either. /s

Motion3195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

Its because starcraft and diablo are not twitch shooters effected by your latency.

dgroundwater3195d ago

Since you mentioned latency, I saw my friend playing MW2 on his PC while another friend was on Xbox Live on the same network. I was expecting the lagfest that everyone on N4G was whining about, but it ran fine. There was the slightest stutter every couple minutes and bullets hit the target how you expected them to. So P2P is not a big deal as people say it is. It's not dedicated, but not the devil either.

Noctis Aftermath3194d ago

@above; it's cause when you were watching the host of the game had a decent connection, but if you were to watch a game where the host has a bad connection you will see why people b1tch, and lets not forget the host advantage that is always present in every match.

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QQcrybaby3195d ago

9v9, no mods and no dedicated servers is simply unacceptable for a PC game. MW2 doesn't offer a whole lot for $60.

bigrudowsky3195d ago

yeah and you cant blame them with all the pirating that goes on. It's really sad but i think most pc developers will follow suit unless pirating dies.

Motion3195d ago

If anything, it increased piracy rates. If you're gonna have to crack it to play on a dedicated server anyway, why pay for it in the first place?

superrey193195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

If for some reason all developers stopped making games for pc, my prediction is that most of those pirates would simply mod their 360's and pirate the heck outta of it more than it already is. whats your solution then? stop developing for 360? Sh** would really hit the fan then.

superrey193195d ago (Edited 3195d ago )

Well I just think its all very ironic considering that the Infinity Ward team worked on Medal of Honor exclusively for the PC until they left EA... so if it wasn't for the PC community, Infinity Ward probably wouldn't exist today.

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