Although the leaked footage surprised a lot, it should come as no surprise, because in a recent interview, Vince Zampella, head of the game's developer, Infinity Ward, said that they intended for their game to Startle players.
I'm sure killing civilians will do just that.
They certainly stirred the emotions of the PC community just by taking away their dedicated servers.
The more i see of this game the more i think it will blow chunks. last gen graphics on a last gen engine. Looks just like MW1 and now they need shock value to gain attention. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 looks miles better.
"We want them [gamers] to be emotionally shocked" and they manage to do it, rising the price -_-
They will when they start the PC version of the game and find out there are no dedicated servers and mods.
@ 1.1 and 1.4: could people cry any more about the damn dedicated servers? pc gamers FTL! @ 1.2: how are they "last gen graphics"? it's not in a new gen. and the engine has been modified, it's not going to be exactly the same. i didn't realize you've already played the game to know that it is or not.
Bubbles for you.
they surely did shocked gamers after their bullsh1t moves and decisions especially on the PC version.
Kotick to be shocked, as in electric chair.
Or you could Hang 'Em High(a great clint eastwood movie). Whatever fits your diabolic mood.
Hang 'Em High is a great film. The spaghetti westerns of his are excellent films. I really like Pale Rider as well.
$10 extra for a game with a re-used engine! :O ( job well done IW, another shocked person)
Am I the only one missing something here? How is this game more expensive than others I see it for $59.99 at gamestop.com??
I have the game but it seems its bad rip some guy is hexing the stealth files so i will be playing hopefully in couple of hours
Piracy is nothing to brag about.
I have never pirated a game. I try my best to manage money & get games here & there. I do rip movies & music though, I should stop that.
*Looks at Bobby Kotick* Done.
i kind of feel that IW is desprate to make this game different from the first one. because they didn't change graphics or much of the gameplay like MW did so they felt they need to do something more with the story. I don't care about the story as i only play games online except Uncharted 2, inFAMOUS, Killzone 2 and MGS4. im happy that they are offering 16 mp maps. I love FPS but MGS4 and Uncharted 2 are next level games. Bringing in TPV (Third person view) to this game is useless, i thought the whole point of FPS was to play it in the first person view. Trying to attract a different market with this feature is stupid and won't work but i hope its fun as more features are always welcome.
ain't going to shock anybody. If the game is restricted from people under 18 year old most likely the poeple who will buy it are over 18 and have played GTA's and the people who are not and still get the game are most likely to have played GTA's too. I mean killing civilians in that game is national sport killing some people in first person view is not going to shock anyone.
Two very different games, one goes for overthetop-violence, making the whole thing almost a parody, while the other goes for ultra-realism and depict events which are actually possible in real life (though exaggerated). I really admire IW for this move, very brave of them. Shows that there are devs out there besides the ICO-team who are willing to push the media-format forward beyond mere entertainment.
I think people should drop the whole private servers thing. personally i think it was a good financial and practical decision. i may be completelty wrong but arent the majority of modern warfare gamers on consoles? so therefore they have to care for the majority and make the new servers safer as well as keeping cheaters out. therefore improving quality. Mabye i would have more to say about it if i was a pc gamer.
it hardly got anything to do with cheaters .It's not as if the multiplayer was cross platform . And no there is no reason to lay off them . They have no justified extra cost to offset here given that the game mostly reuse it's engine and is hardly revolutionnary . And if the PC version didnt represent still a huge source of income , however smaller it is compared to the console versions , the PC version might have been just scrapped . And it is so much more than about "gee i dont care i'm not a pc gamer" or the other way around . Forboth PC and consoles , Activision and IW are setting up practices that would quickly become the new standard , given how insanely well MW2 will sell , and affect everyone in negative ways .
If COD would not have been popular with the PC it probably would have never made it to the consoles.
shock value is the only reason they are doing this.
I don't want to flame Infinity Ward, but I didn't even bother with the single player in COD4 until a few prestiges into MP. You can finish the quest in less than a day and its just a checkpoint sprint. Yawn. I can't wait for the new game, but it will be awhile until I fire up the single player mode.
you dont think cheating was a problem?. right nice And as for the extra 10 pounds or whatever they are charging , everyone needs to calm down, nobody has any idea what this extra charge is covering and with five minutes research you could find the game for near enough standard price anyway. people are basically attacking a development company over their own damn game, they can make it how they want , its not as if the pc gamer has the right to dedicated servers. They made the decision which they deemed fit and if you think their marketing and multiplayer sectors dont know what they are doing then good luck. I simply cannot believe people are bringing the whole ''old dated engine'' thing into this, for a game to improve it does not need to have a whole new engine , there are endless amounts of succesful games, sequels that have been built upon ''old'' engines.I is down to the developer to improve the game itself and maximise its pottential rather than starting new every time.
Yeah right please twist my word to feed that weak argument . The change was certainly not done because of cheating is all i'm saying . Of course cheating is a plague but let's not use it as their valid excuse to cut down some so called extra cost of dedicated servers . But wanna bet we'll be talking about this pretty soon dedicated servers or not ? And i'm by no mean being a graphic whore (at least in my potentially deluded opinion) . The complaints about the reuse of the engine steam from various reasons actually . For starters , what was the point of giving them two years , with Treyarch started developpement of COD WaW two years ago , if their going to put , judging so far , as little/much as what Valve has done only a year after Left 4 Dead 1 ? Like you said it's down to the developer to maximize their game's potential , and while i see it in many games with reused engines , i'm not seeing it there so far , or i'm damn blind . Imo there is definitely a problem and some milking when , and i can't believe i'm saying this , when sports games like Fifa and PES seems to have evolved far for in one iteration than MW . And that with a genre that is usually so stagnant and doesnt really change gameplay more than every 4 years .
Already did the same thing in Kane & Lynch.
i cant wait for mw2 personally
Me neither. That is why I'm not going to, if you catch my drift. MUAHAHAHA
*Looks at game price* EEEEEEKSS!
oh no what will i do- i guess i wont buy it now *sarcasm*
Not and extra £10 - an extra 5. Most games rrp are £50, its just no one sells em for that
"We want them [gamers] to be emotionally shocked" They forgot to mention that they also want the gamers to be broke :P
If you can't afford the game then don't pay for it. Seems pretty simple. It's up to the seller if they feel that their product is worth the price point. In this case it probably is. Hell a lot of things go up in price, stamps, soda, water etc. It's the way of the world my friend. Would you (being a seller) sell your product for a certain price when you know people would pay more for it? It's up to the consumer reaction to push for a price drop. I'm not saying I agree with the price point but I understand. It's a business and the whole point is to make a quality product people want to buy and to make as much money as u can off of that product.
the only thing that is shocking is that i am not buying this game. BFBC2's multiplayer will blow this away.
I'm not going to buy this game Snarf! Snarf! Then why even post here? Go post in a BFBC2 thread.
He posted here because he wanted to and he could.
yeah the game prices suck where i live there $69.99 right its bull sh!t games should be like $40-$50 tops imo but this inst as shocking as whats happening in real live right now like why are there Russian nuclear submarines hovering on the out side of the us and Canada in the past couple of months wtf is Russia doing right now hopefully nothing its kinda scary looking at this and reading that in the news lol i want to try the game but i do hope that this never happens really scary thought in a way i think they will have done what they wanted to "shock gamers" and not only with unfair prices.. "Did people the media (including GamesThirst) give Uncharted 2: Among Thieves game of the year too early?" probably not.
I think MW2 really has an edge over UC2 in the multiplayer so it's going to come down to the story. If MW2 has just as good of a story or a good story line for that matter it will win GOTY! UC2 multiplayer is fun but it's not as in depth as MW2. Either way come the 10th I'll have a good number of multiplayer games to play!
when they announced that they won't support dedicated servers and added $10 to the PC version.
so what your basically saying is one or two games using the same engine is the limit? i see i guess you dont like to see games using the unreal engine/ treyarch may have started the development of waw 2 years ago but that did not get continued all the way through.After the success of modern warfare the original build of waw was scrapped to make a game (very) simmilar to modern warfare. looking back i have a feeling i (may) have misread your comment.
Like i said this isnt a matter of how much you reuse an engine as long as you keep it fresh or optimized . I dont feel at all it's the case here . See outside of a potentially riveting sp (but then again cod4 already had that as well) , i just see more of the same 1.5 . More of the same is ok , great even when your original game was near perfect , wich isnt the case , at least not to everyone . "More of the same" isnt ok when you decide that the already rentabilised assets and engine you reuse is going to cost extra , out of the blue . "More of the same" isnt ok when in the end of the day , despite our goodwill and whatever PC crap we say , fps is a very graphic driven world , and it's a bit getting outdated , on pc , 360 , and ps3 . "More of the same" isnt ok when you had a team doing spin off for you (even if you like to pretend you hate that team , and that they ruin your game) so you could outshine yourself , and yet you somehow seems to be doing less than that team . Yes i dare say Less . WaW for all it's falws and my profound dislike of the game and treyarch , at least tried a few things differents . Things IW doesnt seems to have the balls to try , and mask with some "treyarch sucks" banter . When you changes every rules of the game , people can expect more than just the same tweaked and be indeed angry . Why ? because you dont fool them and anyone . It's obvious they could do far better than what is going to be propose in MW2 so far , and some of us feel they should have , with all the funding , ressources , ego , and times they needed to .
oh they shocked me alright at the price lol jks
to the point of disapointment ,one would think that with about a weak and a half to go maybey we could see a couple reviews or have a demo or see some new vids or something .there is hardley any indication that this is even coming out soon.typical actions from someone that may have something to hide. oh yea the news of a third person view as a feature was kind of shocking to
"We push the story," Vince Zampella said. "We want the player to be emotionally attached. We want them to be emotionally shocked." Why don't you guys face reality and instead of giving me Russians replace them with the real threat to world them radical Muslims terrorist. Have the balls to call like it is on the self proclaim religion of peace...which to me is the religion of death and may the real GOD bless the United States of America! You can all hate all you want but we are the greatest nation that has ever existed...AMEN TO THAT! USA USA USA USA USA USA!
i see your point. so i suppose you wont be buying it?
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