Crysis 3 player complains of SLI issues, Crytek says "buy a 360"

You know when a joke goes too far that it becomes simply offensive?

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NYC_Gamer2088d ago (Edited 2088d ago )

It was just a joke some people need to chill

Smurf12088d ago

Joke gone too far imo. If someone pays a lot of dollars to buy a gaming hardware, this would piss them off.

NYC_Gamer2088d ago

I'm sure Crytek will fix the issues...It's been known for awhile though running sli does have problems with too many games...

M1chl2088d ago

Its actually beta, so these problems are expected.

grailly2088d ago

it wasn't crytek who sold him the hardware as far as I know, and it's the beta, not everything will work

Septic2088d ago

Yeah but these problems come with the PC territory so it's not uncommon. I'm sure he didn't spend all that money on gaming hardware solely to play Crysis 3.

Anyway, I think its funny. I can imagine a fat troll face on that Crytek employees face as he typed that.

decrypt2088d ago (Edited 2088d ago )

Lol even if it is a joke, a 360 would be way worse than having even a single card working.

The person may as well disable SLI and play, still would be gens ahead of the 360.


Crytek hasnt been a benchmark for PC gamers for quite afew years now. Not since Crysis 1 anyways.

Check out:

Witcher 2
Meto 2033
Shogun 2
Sleeping Dogs
Maxpayne 3

Those are some of the reasons ;-)

jimbobwahey2088d ago

Pretty funny considering how desperately PC gamers cling to Crytek as the one excuse for paying stupid amounts of money for new hardware every year.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr32088d ago

Either way it was

solar2088d ago

I want to know what is so wrong with buying a new video card every year if A) you can afford it and B) you are an enthusiast who loves new tech and it's your hobby?

It's my money not yours and it's a myth of having to constantly upgrade every year. Get over that lame ass excuse

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Mounce2087d ago

He must be a spoiled brat to have been gifted some omgwtfbbq computer where ONE game in BETA doesn't work 100% flawlessly as demanded/expceted.

How fucking obnoxious can some gamers/children get? It was a funny joke, but I bet there'd be other issues on the 360 like screentearing issues. So even someone as whiny as THAT person would whine again. Next would be "Get a PS3 then, try that out" and "Grow a pair".

I don't care for 'Journalists' who call the Crytek employee 'Unprofessional', professionalism is a mask, not a person. It doesn't show rudeness, it shows humanity and joking about problems.

negative2087d ago

Console > PC on so many levels it isn't funny

Perjoss2087d ago

He should get a 360 anyway, not because of what that dev said but its just an awesome console.

jetlian2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

guess pc has its draw backs lol =)

can feel it coming in the air tonight o oh

CalvinKlein2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

the dude should have just said "dont buy our crap game that is a milk fest with AI so dumb that the enemies cant climb a set of 5 stairs."
or "we wont use any feedback from the beta to make a better game anyways so dont worry."

Yeah I agree with people saying this is a dbag thing to say to a potential customer who is having problems. I dont know what the guy who had the problem said exactly but I dont he deserved to be helped by a douche. If you are being paid you are supposed to act professional and try to help or say something constructive to help them. He could have just said they are working on a patch or he will let them know if he couldnt help.

I work at a grocery store and stock the stuff and people ask me things all the time. Customer service is a huge thing there and I have to help people find stuff all the time, even if Im not sure I know where it is exactly(even though I often dont exactly like the people or how they treat me). Imagine if we were out of a sale item and instead of checking in the back for more or telling them to get a raincheck at customer service for the price I said "that shit you wanted sucks anyways why not just get some icecream instead." They would probably feel disrespected and I would get in trouble or fired.

ZombieKiller2087d ago

Agreed. Plus the PlayStation is the stronger of the 2. Why should PS3 owners always suffer. If they did their job, we wouldn't have those issues.

PS3 games cost the same amount as 360 games, they should be the same quality.

-Joke or not, the way this generation has been, it would piss me off too

MikeMyers2087d ago

If I had invested that much money into a PC and got that response I wouldn't see it as a joke in the context he implied. I would see it as a joke of how people view the industry and making games for the lowest common denominator. Crytek should be concentrating on making sure the PC version runs as smooth as possible and not put all their efforts on the Xbox 360.

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HarryMasonHerpderp2088d ago (Edited 2088d ago )

To be fair I don't think it's a very funny joke.
Nothing witty about it or anything. Especially when the guy was just trying to play the beta which actually helps Crytek out.
I mean look at it from the guy asking the question's point of view.

adorie2088d ago

When I read it, I found it extremely funny. Crytek has some very good humor. I mean, an Xbox 360 which is on it's way out, vs. 2 GFX cards in SLI... let go and laugh, I say.

0ut1awed2087d ago

I am not sure of the original comment but I am sure it went something like this... "Whine, whine, whine. SlI doesn't work on my specificity system in the beta. You guys broke it and I'm not buying it."

I think he was telling the user to get a 360 if he expected 100% performance stability. They will have issues with the exponential number of pc part combinations out there. It's a pc beta, what do you expect...

Blank2088d ago

Sure some people do need to chill but keep in mind not everyone has the same level of tolerance I admit I did laugh and im sure those forums have repeat posts about the sli issue but I think it shouldve been responded a little more properly consdering its a beta and all it aint that big of an issue but still it wouldve been better if it was replied with "we are working on this issue stay posted for update" im all for humor but since its the internet and ideals clash alot its going to be blown up anyways

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Abdou232088d ago

Professional employees aren't supposed to joke, they suppose to only offer help.

Anyone thinks it's okay is an idiot.

ALLWRONG2088d ago

"Professional employees aren't supposed to joke"

Who says? When did that law pass?

Septic2088d ago

You'd make a great North Korean resident.

Snookies122088d ago

@ALLWRONG - Read what you quoted once more...

"Professional employees aren't supposed to joke"

If you're a part of a "professional" company, you need to act "professional".

It's fine for them to joke around, but when a consumer asks you about a serious problem, that is not the time to joke around. You help them out how you can. If the guy had given a solution to the issue or said they'd work on it before putting, "buy a 360?" Something akin to (Here's how to fix your problem, if that doesn't work, buy a 360?). That would have been much better. As it stands though, that was in bad taste on his part.

iamnsuperman2088d ago

A joke maybe but should Crytek being joking around about this issue. I don't think so. There should be a level of professionalism here and that was lacking

KingKevo2088d ago

Yeah, but in a Beta test the developers are usually trying to find and solve problems. And he was just reporting a problem he had and asked if there was any solution. I bet he didn't go there to hear a lame joke. The guy who wrote that should take it more serious and try to make his joke somwhere else in the forum where it's more offtopic or general talk, but not as a reply to someone who's seeking for support.

UnholyLight2088d ago

SIDES. This Crytek guy has a great sense of humour. I've been saying it for a while, I hope nobody actually spends a bunch of money on a "gaming rig" to play the same games you could play on a $300 console. Pure idiocy. Anyone out there who spends $2000+ to have slightly better graphics than the Xbox or Playstation guys is an idiot, or has too much money.

Maybe a little unprofessional, yes, but a total win in my opinion.

Hicken2087d ago

The game isn't the "same," even if the name is the same. Even as a console-only gamer, I know that much.

Then again, you ARE a 360 fanboy, so you not knowing it isn't surprising...

madjedi2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

@unholy "slighty better graphics" lmao if you think it's only slightly better, you need to have your head surgically removed from your ass. It been 7-8 yrs of graphics cards improvements, there is nothing slightly about it.

$2000+ for a pc, only for the most uber hardcore sli pc gamers, average is probably $600-1000 on a full tear down upgrade. And your good for another 3-5 yrs for gaming.

If i do eventually upgrade mine it will $600-900, because everything is getting trashed minus a couple of hdds, although i might wait till ddr4 becomes available.

Look at some of skyrim texture mods and try to say slightly better graphics with a straight face.

I love my console games, but i am not blind to how superior graphics are on pc.

@Article if it's gameplay is anything like crysis 2, i'll pass if you can't get enjoyable gameplay, graphics mean nothing.

And how many people would appreciate their doctor joking around with their test results or a mechanic joking about the repair estimate.

You expect a certain amount of professionalism, when you are dealing with people employed in a established industry.

Somebody2087d ago

I've been saying this for a while: some PC gamers who actually spend the said bunch of money in some ways will benefit console gamers in next gen. Those fancy DX11 effects PC gamers currently enjoy is bound for next gen consoles and developers+gamers will enjoy tons DX11 ready console games upon launch compared to the current gen's hectic first several months.

There would be less time waiting for developers to re-learn new game codes since there's an already huge library of them available - thanks to PC gamers.

So, instead of looking at PC gamers as wasteful gamers with money to burn, think of us as beta testers for your next gen consoles-from super efficient hardware management to optimizing DX11 codes. For every complaints and whines we have for our PC version, we're actually helping developers hone their DX-11 skills in preparation for next gen consoles.

IAmLee2087d ago

Considering he was asking for the assistance of a highly regarded game company, you'd at least expect a professional response.

GraveLord2087d ago

It really wasn't. If you don't want to deal with these PC issues there are consoles out there with the exact same game. Graphics aren't everything.

Allsystemgamer2087d ago

no theyre not BUT pc has:

improved view distances
sharper image
much higher framerate
better and more responsive controls
moddable files to fit YOUR preferance
dedicated servers unless the dev is stupid

its not just graphics but better over all performance.

why do you console fanboys always think it's just about graphics then think you have the right to complain when a console game has framerate dips?

ATi_Elite2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

I'm all cool with Jokes like:

My Nvidia SLi is not working........then go buy AMD CFX ha ha very funny!

but for some MORON to tell me to step way down and buy a Xbox 360 is totally OFFENSIVE!

How about I just Pirate your Game: PC and PS3 version, got a WiiU version well I'll just Pirate that too! My emulators are all good!

Joke is not so funny anymore now is it CRYTEK?
Don't screw with PC Gamers....we have a voice and power unlike others. Just ask the WarZ Devs how they are feeling right now (Bankrupt).

Either way it's just the Beta so wait till NVIDIA fixes the SLI issue cause Crytek SUCKS and while your waiting just use one card. Nvidia is darn good about fixing things faster than most Devs so go check the Nvidia forums as as Hot fix may already be in place.

Unless Crysis 3 has gone back to the Original Crysis format then I don't see Crysis 3 being worth buying or Pirating anyway as the game became a Linear console game.

I'm sure I'll get a FREE Crysis 3 code the next time I buy a GPU anyway so I don't have to buy it and I surely will not Pirate it!

Axecution2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

@ATi_Elite. How do you have more agrees than disagrees?

"Durrrr you guys make bad game i pirate nao so u lern lessen lol see hao powrful i am?"

<Next day>


<Kind of funny that people said the same thing about GTA4 when it came out for PC. "This isnt optimized 100%! IM PIRATING IT">

Im sorry, PC piracy is the reason we dont have games. Not the reason we dont have good games.
I'm so surprised we got DmC for PC.

Seriously; complain about console ports all you want - they're better than not having console ports.

I wish PC piracy was somehow gone so pirating idiot moron douchebags cant say stuff like what you just said.

Pirating a game doesnt teach them a lesson for not giving you all your 1337 dual-graphic-card 90000000 x 1203925484754 resolution support, it just makes less games come out for PC and gives me and other people a reason to keep their PS3 and 360.

BertlSenix2087d ago


No it isn't - Its a garbage console
If he should get one its the PS3 aka the console who is getting tons of Exclusives this year while the 360 gets another Copy+paste shooter of their 3 franchises they have and release every damn year.

FamilyGuy2087d ago

Lol, getting pissed off at a beta? lmao, these guys need to hold off on complaining till AFTER they've actually spent money on a game that didn't work.

This guy didn't pay for the beta so get over it, if the problem isn't fixed by launch I'm sure they'll have a warning on the cover advising against SLi users purchasing it.

Beta, not even a demo, he should be allowed to joke around.

shackdaddy2087d ago

PC guys are still pretty pissed off about Crysis 2.

Bordel_19002087d ago

Crysis 2 Maximum Edition with new textures etc. looks pretty awesome though and is leaps & bounds ahead of my PS3 version.

Axecution2087d ago

I think it's mostly how it was worded.

Like if he said

"Buy a 360! Haha jk. Looking into it thanks for the feedback." or something like that it wouldnt be a big deal xD

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AmkOwns2087d ago

"Buy a 360?"I just got the joke haha

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Convas2088d ago (Edited 2088d ago )

If this person had purchased Crysis 3, this would've been inappropriate.

However, it's a FREE demo and they're working on it. Big whoop. Much ado (as usual) about nothing.

SolidDuck2088d ago

Exactly if this was a full release that would be one thing but since its just a beta demo it's not a big deal. I'm sure there workin on it. I'm sure this employee didn't have an exact answer for him, so instead of just saying we're workin on it, he decided to try and be funny. Maybe poor taste, but everyone doesn't need to be so ultra sensitive.

thezeldadoth2088d ago

fun beta, my only problem with the game is that everybody is running around invisible all the time. kind of overboard honestly, and i have to run around invisible too or i'm the only one standing there being seen

jjb19812088d ago

It's a beta.... Hellllloooooooo!