Planning to purchase Mass Effect 2 for the PC? If you are, then you'll want to take a gander at the specs the game will require for you to engage yourself in the galactic journey.
I'll definitely be playing this for PC!
very Nice, I hate securom. Now, I will be buying PC version over 360.
OS = Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7 J/K
you r welcome (I am assuming that you are shareholder) but I play games that I like :D PC is my preference and PS3/360 for exclusives. Anyway, thanks for quality games.
How exactly would I support MS by playing games on PC? I already have the Windows OS and MS doesn't get any royalties for PC games.
THEY LISTENED TO US!! *punches the air*, Thankyou bioware, 2 amazing games in the space of a few months, and both of them DRM free, seriously DRM is killing pc gaming, bioware are doing us proud EDIT: recommended spec are much lower than dragon age, that coupled with the optimisations should mean this game runs amazing...seriosuly though I get the same frame rate in ME1 as I do in crysis maxed...there is something very wrong with that game @XDF PC is not a microsoft platform, the only money MS gets from me is a new os every couple of years, they don't get a cent from the games or apps or hardware...that's why pc games are so much cheaper, they're ass tax free
Less screen tearing and better control. ME was a great PC game and this will be even better.
"How exactly would I support MS by playing games on PC? I already have the Windows OS and MS doesn't get any royalties for PC games." -nevimkdojsem2 You are supporting the platform by helping strengthening the lead for PC as the computer platforms for games as opposed to Linux or Mac. You are also telling publishers that Windows is a worthwhile platform to continue investing into the PC games. In both cases MS benefits! I don't know why that would matter, unless one is fanboy.
"strengthening the lead for PC" MS has had a monoppoly on the OS market for 20 years, it's never going to change either, but buying their OS's doesn't increase any lead, I replace my old MS OS with a new one, it's not like i'm converting mac users... Like I said, no game or hardware purchases go to MS, i have bought probably $500 of games and hardware in the last 3 months. Guess how much of that MS got. $0
lol at the 360 fanboys trying to spin stuff. 360/PC =/= exclusive.
Sure, MS didn't get any money for it, but as Bill Gates once said along the lines of: if you were to pirate software, we would rather the pirates pirate our software. One of the ways MS managed to get to the dominant position! Basically you are contributing to a healthy environment for PC games on Windows. If more people would start to use Linux or Macs, we might see more games on those platforms.
nevimkdojsem2 you bought the PC didn't you? the price of the PC included the price of Windows... so yeah you bought Windows.
Yes but I didn't buy my PC because of this game or any other. MS loses because I won't buy the game for xbox 360 - this means no royalties and no 250 euro for xbox spent. Moreover I didn't pay anyting for Windows - as a computer science student I have all MS software for free (MSDNAA). If I wouldn't have it for free I would steal it helping to provide healthy environment in operating system market. :-D @IdleLeeSiuLung: I'm not a fanboy, I'm merely a MS-hater.
Any protection will be broken so why not make it nice for the real consumers?
I was way over system recommendations with Mass Effect and the game still had hickups. Hopefully they get the programming right this time...
Same here. Except I couldn't even play it because the securom screwed up the installation. I'm glad they got it right this time.
cant wait for this game.. will rock on my pc.
These recommended specs are nothing compared to what Dragon Age needed. Wonder why they are so different.
I guess it has more to do with the optimization of game engine. UE3 games are not that resource heavy as seen in the past & they can scale well on different computers. But ME2 looks really really good. Can't wait to play it on my pc.
Dragon Age uses the Eclipse engine while Mass Effect 2 uses Unreal Engine 3.
yeah its because of UE3...an engine dating back to 2006... but thats not all of it...the first round of UE3 games where WAY under optimized...ME1 for example was a dog on even powerful PC's at the time...yet boasted visuals no better than Gears of War or any other 'decent' looking UE3 game... when you can nearly max out Crysis...and have the same PC hiccup on ME1...Developers: you're doing it wrong...especially considering CryEngine 2.0 was far from a good example of a heavily optimized engine...and there was NO question that CE2 was far more advanced than UE3...but hopefully the updates to UE3, and more time to optimize the engine, will go a long way to make it run much better...I still hate UE3 though...
PC purchase incoming =) can't wait
so X360 version will do. Man, I need a PC laptop.
laptops are not for gaming. and unless you get one from companies like sager or alienware you will be dissapointed. if you do have a desktop which is even 2 years old a 150usd gpu upgrade will run all current gen games better then any console and will continue to do so till the end of the gen. hence a gpu upgrade for a desktop is a very cost effective way to game, since pc games are cheaper then console games. plus you get all the other additional benefits of pc gaming.. free dlcs, free online, mods, backward compatibility even once this gen is over so your games are still playable later.
It shall be a smooth sailing for me. Can't wait!!!
Nice specs, and no DRM, great. 15 gigs of space though. Either this game is going to be a two disc game on the 360, or Bioware is giving us PC gamers some nice, higher resolution textures. Woot woot. Hopefully, more developers and publishers follow this route. DRM=useless!
agreed drm only is a nuisance for the real buyer. pirates will pirate the game regardless.
Do you know if this game will be "game for Windows" and so have a support for the Xbox360 controler ?
Not sure why you would want to use a gamepad for this game as the first one controlled so much better with keyboard and mouse but none of the box arts shows the "Games for Windows" logo. It will probably still work with the 360 controller but the button prompts just wont match up.
DRM? Not now.
Not sure about ue3. Played Gow on a 6800gt and single core, ran very well considering.lol
Sensibly tested and written up specs. I like to see that. Unlike dirt2 claiming you need an i7, which is total bs.
I assumed the specs would be similar to this. Seems fitting they would take the ME 1 engine and optimize for run better. After seeing those specs if you have a pc capable and still opt for the 360 version... I really don't have any words for you. Mass Effect is the type of game where the keyboard mouse combo add a a better gameplay element than the likes of the 360 gamepad
I'll get it when they release the first without any additional crap as well.
The lack of the bad type of DRM made my mind up. I will definitely buy Mass Effect 2. I will support any games developer that uses a simple disk check instead of the online check type. I hope this game sell well and many more developers folow suit with a simple CD check.
this is good. DRM = evil.
Wow, I guess EA learned their lesson on DRM after that Spore incident.
DRM for pc games is getting out of hand . i have to deal with some much bs . i almost feel like selling my gaming pc and getting a console .
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