The Game Boy: The Case of Infinity Ward Vs. The People

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PSyGN0SiS

IW has screwed up the CoD francise so bad after MW2 that it may not fully recover. A bigger point needs to be made,and it has to deal with this trend of console ports,MW2 could have been great but it has really let alot of us PC gamers down. All MW2 is (besides a hackers paradise) a dumbed down version of what truely could have been,and like as the original author put,there are alot of sheep that will buy jus for the namesake. I admit I preordered MW2,but then again I really liked the previous CoDs, and never thought that MW2 would have gone downhill as fast and as hard as it has. They rushed it out the door and it shows,same for BC2.Straight dumbed down console ports.

 The best case can be made with IWNET aka xbox live and the mechanics behind BC2 (cpu carring the lions share of the load while our gpus sit underutilized,making the game near unplayable for many) also not to mention missing features that have been a mainstay of fps gaming on PC,again Lean and prone,and lets not forget the other 2 biggies,dedis and mod support.

 These so called devs need to fess up,and admit they screwed up huge,and rectify their mistakes.We as a communitty need to hold these guys accountable,next BC or bf title and the next IW cod, we need to make our selves heard,NO CONSOLE PORTS!!! NO DUMBED DOWN GAMES,DO NOT REMOVE FEATURES!!!SUPPORT YOUR GAMES AND COMMUNITIES!!!

 This article had me thinking plus a couple others I have read,and I have come to a conclusion,IW screwed up MW2 so bad to get back at the publishers,and unfortunatly we are getting punished right along side of them. No smart company should ever sacrifice it's artistic integraty and communities of loyal fans to just "get back at" publishers.

 We also have to make it clear to these peoples that console ports will not EVER be tolerated on a PC platform,I bought upgrade and maintain my PC,if I wanted a kiddies system I would have bought the xbox or ps!!!

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Havok

Or you coulda got a Wii.

 

 

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PSyGN0SiS

I bought a wii for my wife and kiddies,too basic

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Danthrax66

Bad Company 2 is not a console port and it is quad core optimized, they designed this game for the pc, they went the extra mile and said hey we're going to spend a lot of time getting this thing quad core optimized and it will be dual core optimized pretty soon too they just had some problems and the first patch should fix that. Bad Company 2 has dedicated servers. Did you even play this game or did you look through newegg reviews? you can't have the character "ex" by itself or the spam filter blocks it. 

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PSyGN0SiS

I own the game,yes I have played it,including the beta, and I disagree with you totally,BC2 is a lowsey console port,and no I didn't read any new egg reviews. In this day in age and with what gear we have available how can you even entertain a thought like "quad core optimized"? Seriously,thats why we have gpus either single,sli or crossfire.Seriously

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DBsantos77

 What's your point? Is it not quad-core optimized? If so, are you saying that's a bad thing?

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ResidentArse

I totally agree with this article. I'd much rather have new innovative shooters like FEAR, at the time, crysis, and Bad Company. But what has never been in shooters, realistic ones, is body dismemberment. I liked FEAR for this reason. When I shoot someone close up with a shotgun, I'm sure blood wouldn't just spurt out. Something is gonna fly off. I'll admit FEAR was a little excessive but take BC2. There is tank shells, .50Cal's and much more projectiles that would do more than just make u twitch when u get hit by them. I think we have all seen Future Weapons when MAC shoots watermelons with a .50Cal sniper. So all that being said, I know its kinda demonic to some, but I look at it as more time and effort that needs to go into a game that developers like IW don't do and what people like Monolith do.

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DBsantos77

 WOW. Have you played Fallout 3? You can't top Fallout 3's level of goryness. It is RIDICULOUS hahaha.

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IFLATLINEI

Fact is Modern Warfare 2 is the same game as the original Modern Warfare. They shined it up and added a few new things to look at but the core is all the same. The problem is that theres too many mindless sheep out there that will buy anything if its shiny and new. They are enablers. They enable these developers to release crap. The PS3 is full of crap. Look at their racing franchises. Every single one looks fantastic but has no substance. Not one of those racing franchises offers anything resembling the real racing world. Wheres the pitstops? Tire wear? Settups? Gone because of a bunch of mindless twits who are only looking for eye candy. Well they got their eye candy all right. They also got junk they didnt play after two weeks because theres nothing underneath all the glitz. Back to Modern Warefare 2. I ask this of the gaming community to look at Battlefield Bad Company. Then tell me you dont agree that if a shooter doesnt atleast involve destructable environments it has no business being ont eh shelves these days.

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DBsantos77

 Totally agree on the Battlefield comment, brings an entirely new level of realism. I think the same could be said for Sports franchises in addition to PS3's racing games.

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szore

It was WAY WAY too short. Especially for $60 bucks

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COMMANDER_COOK

It may be short but I think their special ops kick ass. It takes me back to the days of TimeSplitters 2 and its "challenges". 

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yu_buffon

 Yeah, it was short but action-packed!Engineers Rule the World!

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JMG760

First of all I would need to say Infinity Award has a cool effect/feedback when you shoot a gun in any call of duty series made by Infinity Award. And have not been dissapointed but Trey Arch screwed it all up. That's the way I know Infinity Award but does not mean I will stay with them 100% of time if they screw up the whole shooting system. Also shooting through objects and walls is another cool features which I have first seen through Infinity Award be done. Some other cool shooting systems that I have seen are crysis, valve, and F.E.A.R just to name a few.

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pcmaximus

takes so long to get to the point.

 

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deadsolid

I disagree.  I think console gamers (where the money is) have little care for who develops a game.  Infinity Ward, in the past at least, has been better than Trey Arch in developing Call of Duty games, but none the less they've sold quite well.

 

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m1k3_flrs

I think Treyarch did a good job on C.O.D. World at War. And no doubt Infinity Ward did very well too. And as far as console gamers I think theres a few out there who care about who creates the games others just want to play a fun game regardless of who created it.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Treyarch sucks, man. Look at shit job they did on Quantum of Solace. And their CoDs were just a hold-over to keep gamers busy while IW made another CoD. 

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m1k3_flrs

Treyarch made a good job on World At War, as far as other games from treyarch I have not played any, in fact World at War was the first call of duty game I played. And if treyarch did a crappy job on Quantum of Solace I can care less Im not much of a 007 fan.

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COMMANDER_COOK

I never would have imagined a 007 not being good until I made the mistake of buying Quantum of Solace. 

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TheZomb

When talking about them you really should use their full name Blizzard-Activision....

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tomthebomb231

just a random comment here.

THQ is one of the best publishers around, and relic is one of the best developers around. Every game relic releases is really good and you can tell that they put alot of work into their games. They also treat their customers really good, just look at all the update content they have provided to owners of Dawn of War 2 for free. Its a shame that they aren't more popular. Compare this to EA and whatever developer creates the command and conquer games. They have used they exact same engine for all of their games since generals which came out in 2003. Then again why work hard if you make big bucks anyway. 

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COMMANDER_COOK

Thank you! This needed to be said for so long. 100% agree. 

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