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This ungodly Pavlovian Wheel, this machine, this “Game Industry”, has made certain people very wealthy. And they will do whatever it takes to keep the Pavlovian Wheel in place, spinning merrily away to separate gamers’ money for mediocrity. Or, to put in another way, they don’t care that dedicated servers are eliminated from Modern Warfare 2.
Situations like the removal of dedicated servers from Modern Warfare 2 didn’t “just happen”. It happened because they thought they could get away with it. Even those who you thought carried your interests as a gamer, such as Tycho from PennyArcade, advise you to just “put out” anyway and enjoy it (how bizarre that this was practically a rape analogy). It isn’t hurting his money streams so why should he care?
While I couldn't care less about MW2 (CS kind of guy, and prefer not to get on a hype train), I agree. How would buying more copies of this game without d.servers make it so they include them? How does that make sense? 'Put out'? But showing you put UP with this type of stuff just shows blood suckers like Act (and yes, don't think they are anything else, they have made that completely obvious) that they can get away with stuff like this. Seems like a moronic strategy Tycho, and normally I respect what you have to say but this is beyond stupid.
Isn't the point of the PC market the hardcore gamers (true hardcore)? Wouldn't it be more effective to just not release it on PC at all if it isn't going to have any benefits other then a mouse? And no, PC gamers know they aren't the focus, obviously... But does that mean that ANY benefits that PC gamers have beyond piracy (oh wait, there's probably more of that on the 360 anyway!) should be ignored?
Go Malstrom IMO. If you HONESTLY think that the PC sales for the game wouldn't be enough to warrent d.servers then (since that is pretty much what you are saying)... well I honestly don't know what to say... That are selling the game for $90 on Steam, well I'm happy that is 9th on the top sellers list, hopefully it'll go lower.