Writer Alan Wake is a pretty scary adventure sure to be seen on both platforms released. In fact, the same action-adventure appeared but only for the Xbox 360 The PC version was rejected in February early this year.
Because Mircrosoft's gaming division is full of retards.
MS could've easily overtake and deep six valve's steam but no as you said they are retards they ignored a platform that they own and got an install base of maybe billions and gone after consoles something that they don’t know much about add to that that there is already good gaming companies in the picture and add to that stam is way to big now to take down so yes MS did a bad move
Microsoft wont make their own exclusive games on the PC or Xbox180 because they want their games pirated either way and lose a lot of revenue, right Epic Games? Microsoft has now becoming a conflicted company like Sega. Anything that has the Microsoft name in it is screwed and plagued by pirates. Whether you release your new game, great game or bad game on PC or Xbox180, there is 1000% the pirates will be there waiting to SWIPE it. They say between the PC and Xbox180 of any game PC will be pirated the most because the console games have a more closed market.
It's simple: Microsoft wants you to buy a brokebox, pay for LIVE, and $10 more per game.
I'm certainly not going to buy me one of these plasticky XBoxes. It wouldn't fit in too well: http://img22.imageshack.us/...
man I wish I had your setup
It will come out for the PC. No worries. Just you wait and see. Just like GTAIV did. Just like Darksiders. Just like a million other games this console generation it will come out for the PC. Better late than never. And as usual it will cost $10 less and have better visuals.
They want you to buy an xbox if you don't have one. No punishment they want market penetration.....*snicker*...uh yeah.
its basically having the ability to claim it as an EXCLUSIVE 360 title....even though a great game like Mass Effect is console exclusive to the 360...millions of PC gamers can still enjoy the game which i am one of
like fable 3 alan wake will make his way on pc months after the initial release to ensure they won't get anymore sells on the 360 version ... that's how m£ decided to do it
isn't fable 3 coming out the same day as the xbox version though?
Penalised??? rofl I couldn't care less about Alan Wake, I didn't care about it when it was "PC exclusive" and I don't care about it now, i'll leave the "action" genre read: PG13 games to the kiddies. OMG I has a flashlight!!
alan wake is really good.
He said his opinion, notice the 'I', while you replied with Alan Wake is good. So how come what you said is fact? In my opinion Alan Wake looks great, and it seems to play well. I must say I won't be buying this game due to a lack of money and time and a fairly large list of other games I want more. MNR RDR Shadow of the Colossus The sabatour Fuel While the last two probably aren't near as good as Alan Wake from what I can tell they are dirt cheap and blowing stuff up, killing Nazi's and MASSIVE OPEN WORLD is interesting to say the least. Alongside that I have to pick up City of god and a few other films.
The Saboteur is a very good game. I really enjoyed playing it.
They announce the PC version to get PC gamers like me excited. Once we are excited, they do a dirty on us and make it an Xbox exclusive in the hope that our excitement will cause us to buy a 360. Guess what, it didn't work for me!
hell, i don't care if alan wake aint comin to da pc, im not getting penalized... Pc gamers have too many good quality games now....
Cool how people comment ms should make more exclusives when they do the same say they shouldnt, i think thats due to the fact they can brag i dont need a 360 its on pc now they cant say this the game is on auto suck lol.
But if it doesn't they simply won't get my money. Easy as that. Piracy isn't a problem on PC assuming they give the pc gamers what they want. Battlefield Bad Company 2 has proved this. Easily pirated, but gamers purchased it to send a message. Treat us how we deserve to be treated, and we'll return the favor financially.
Exactly. It seems that PC gamers have higher standards when it comes to games, which pushes developers to cater to the needs of the player in order to succeed. Give us what we want, and you'll be rewarded with great sales and a larger and more committed community than what you'd see on consoles, that will continue to play and support the games themselves for years to come. I mean, just look at counter strike! But give us a half arsed port months after the console release, riddled with DRM with little to no features you'd come to expect in PC games and you'll see a backlash. Piracy numbers will soar, and the game itself will be forgotten within months. If a developer can't seem to manage that, then you can stick to consoles, who will buy your recycled shit by the truck load. Of course there are quite a few bad apples that will pirate a game just for the sake of it, giving the platform a bad name, but piracy is also rampant on consoles. Although I think the problem with piracy itself is grossly exaggerated by greedy publishers/developers who like to get away with a quick cash grab.
Bubble for you. Bubble for you.
I dunno these journo's are they born yesterday or something ? It is widely known why Microsoft keeps xbox 360 games off the PC if they can. Here is a DIRECT quote from Peter Zetterberg head honcho at Microsoft Game Studios :- "If we launch a game that is on 360 and PC simultaneously, we basically shoot ourselves in the foot by allowing the German market to choose to play the PC version -- because they are more likely to buy that than spend their money on the Xbox 360." Source :- http://www.1up.com/do/newsS... There you go if they release a PC and 360 version people in countries such as Germany (massive PC following) will choose to get the PC version NOT the 360 version. So the only way Microsoft can compete with the PC is to ensure the game does not come to the PC. There problem solved next please.
And that is the problem. Games don't necessarily do bad on the PC, they do fairly well in fact. The problem is they released the game for a console first and then ported it over to the PC. So there we now have 2 issues - 1) - It came out on a console first, if you bought it on a console would you really buy it again for the PC? Chances are very few (if any) would, thus the sales of the PC version aren't as high as they could/should be. 2) - They frickin port it to the PC, so the PC gamer is left with a crappy port that rarely gets optimized graphically and the controls are terrible. IMO if games were released on the PC at the same time as it were on a console, the PC version would sell bucket loads more than we see with current wait 2 years for a crappy port.
My guess is that PC gamers get penalized because for every 1 person that buys the game there are 3 or 4 actually playing it.
This game was first shown on 360 not the PC. MS had footage of Wake on 360 1st (I believe it was on the 30 minutes episode where they 1st showed PD360)and then showed it for PC during a live presentation where they showed off the weather effects. Wake was never announced on PC 1st. http://www.youtube.com/watc... edit: It was never announced for either but you can see in the end they both were in mind.
This will come to pc just wait and see :D
It sucks for them because they're neglecting a platform with a fanbase upwards of 5 million people. I, for one, was going to get Alan Wake for PC because I'm sure as hell not going to purchase a POS 360. Like someone said above, MS's game division is full of retards and it seems like they screwed up again which cost them the sales and loyalty of the PC gamers.
Steam alone has 25million+ users add the rest of the DD services and PC might easily be above 40million DD only. Add in the retail which for PC is only 20% but still exists. IMO PC is the Platform of the future. Imagine 3 years from now. When a new generation of consoles starts from 0. Steam might already be nearing 100million.
steam alone has like 20 million users.
So whats the point of buying these new generation Graphics card, if PC gaming is going down the tubes. There aint any games coming soon on PC that would make me go out and buy a gtx 480 or ati 5870, theres just no point. My 8800 512 gts plays all my games on PC games just fine, if hardly any PC devs are making games For PC then its gonna cost a lot of jobs for ati and nvidia. Not to mention the price of a gtx 480 and ati 5870, lower prices for graphic cards and start making Pc games, i wouldnt mind paying for PC gaming
Developers are greedy, while the PC is very profitable they want to get sales from all 3 platforms. Hence they try to make games which can run on PS3 and Xbox. Sure both of them are holding the PC back and hardware upgrades are not needed like they used to be. Which might hurt nvidia and ati in the long run. However on another note its good for the PC consumer, PCs dont need upgrades anymore and software costs cheaper then console versions. Making PC the most versatile, superior and cheapest platform to own.
Why the disagree, exsplain to me whats your reason.
although you might not need to upgrade, plenty of devs are making games for pc. Many of the best games are still either pc focused or pc exclusive. Devs are careful not to make us upgrade right now, the global economy isnt doing that great.
so consoles are popular, who really cares. The pc has plenty of games to play, I know the consoles get these mega hyped up games that dont always come to pc... there is a reason those console games are so hyped up. Console games have to have huge day 1 sales, they are at retail only and will be off shelves in a few months if they aren't a huge hit. The media keeps trying to bring pc gaming down, its a bunch of bs. The 360 and ps3 are pretty much the same platform right now, and they are going to get games that don't come to pc boo hoo. Its all smoke and mirrors, pr and big console companies are in the medias ear.
PC gamers are far to busy playing WoW, Starcraft & the Sims.. As well as being busy preaching that games on the PC look 100times better and with no one listening or caring. Ouch and going to get strung for that hahahahahaha
if you are going to call someone dumb, at least spell right, its "you're dumb" not "your dumb"
Didn't know this was Grammar and Writing Class. By the way you forgot your " ' " on your "it's"
i actually agree with your first point. For the most part PC gamers are usually stuck to that one game. WHich isn't bad of course, but from a gaming industry perpective they want more diversification, and PC gamers are pretty hardcore on that one game. The way to capitalize on this, is to make expansions... The only pc games i'm waiting for are starcraft 2 and diablo 3
The funny this is M$ probably pay company's not to make the PC version. Only reason I can see or not making it on both systems.
everything's a conspiracy.
IT DOES'NT MATTER WHAT GAME IT IS NO PC VERSION NO SALE!
I was never interested in Alan Wake, but sucks when shit like this happens. The only micro$oft products I've bought in the last few years were a ZuneHD and Windows 7. I refuse to support their gaming division because of idiotic/greedy moves like this.
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