At least the 'head start' starts soon (<6 hours from now).
The Open Beta was quite fun but lacking a few things. Already got plans for my first character there ;)
So... this is cheaper than a top end iPad?
An Alienware gaming machine... cheaper than an over sized iPod.
If it's for school, then you may want to stick with a laptop with an actual keyboard?
Typing x thousand word essays with a touch screen isn't easy ;)
I'm more worried about when a Pokemon MMO hits Asia ;)
Yeah, only problem is that it's been tried before. There was a Star Wars MMO (that wasn't that great and had one of the worst updates in history). That said, the new game is looking good, made by a good developer but I don't think it's going to beat WoW.
A PC only MMO is going to have problems attracting an audience that WoW hasn't already.
But I don't think it will be beaten by those that seek to copy it.
Only way I think it will be beaten is by a next gen (PS4/Xbox720 + PC) based MMO. Possibly based on the GTA universe or other popular franchise. IF the next gen of consoles can run a subscription based MMO sucessfully, one that's designed to work within the confines of a controller, then I think there's a chance.
Over $100m per month...
...and pc gaming is dying apparently ;)
Yeah, the game is lacking a lot in content right now and I think it shows.
The Klingons more than anyone but the game could do with another 6 months development time honestly.
Maybe missing Counter Strike, Crysis, BF2 or TF2. Depends on what style of FPS games you like.
But adding one of them would mean taking away another and I like all those top 10 ;)
Irrelevant for this generation since there's not much MS can do about it now for the 360. It has it. PS3 has Blu-Ray.
Next generation... MS has 2 options. Follow Sony and go Blu-Ray or follow PC and have large hard drives and installation of games. Both have advantages and disadvantages. Can market it as a HD media center if it has blu-ray -or- can make lots of money selling large (Terrabyte) hard drives. If MS make more money on games comming with 2 or 3 DVDs then don't be...
Nice spec but hugely overpriced for what they are. The $5k model especially.
PC/console review scores aren't really comparable.
PC looks better (potentially) in all multi-plat games but often gets the same scores.
MW2 for the PC looked better than the consoles but got a lower score because of the same multiplayer ;)
@1080p with an i7 920 and 2x 4890's, you can run every single PC game flat out with 4xAA ;)
Yeah. If the Xbox runs it at 720p, who on the PC plays at 720p? Since there's thousands of variations of PC settings for this game, why not show a few screens from min to max? Low res all the way up to 2500x1600?
This does look like an Xbox first, PC second game design but I think that's understandable since Bioware's DA:O was a PC first, Xbox/PS3 second design.
Newegg is always touted as the best (or one of the best) places to get components for Americans.
Anyone suggest the best UK based shop/website for components? Amazon? Maplins? Etc?
Why does your comment sound like the start of 'Trainspotting'? ;)
I'm going to say... you're welcome.
Over 20m this gen?
Maxis - Sims series.
Blizzard you've already mentioned.
Not sure about other console sales since I'm mostly a PC gamer...
Though if you're including games as part of hardware sales, Solitaire, Minesweeper and Hearts probably have sales in the billions by now? ;)
They're excluding PC games from that list (says in the article).
Kind of limits the need for acceptance ;)
Now may be the time to tell you that you're adopted, son... ;)
This... next few months.
Diablo III... when it's ready.
The other parts of this game... not anytime soon I imagine.