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    News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Not a bad little earner, eh? Modern Warfare 2 has bagged £47 million on day one, and that's just the U.K. sales.
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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    i was really hoping this would do badly because of the lack of dedicated servers, Sadly i think we can kiss that goodbye in future releases as well as they now know it will sell without and dedicated servers are an extra expense for them.


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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    i was really hoping this would do badly because of the lack of dedicated servers, Sadly i think we can kiss that goodbye in future releases as well as they now know it will sell without and dedicated servers are an extra expense for them.
    It was never going to do badly. Biggest game of the year most likely and also it was only the PC players who kicked up a stink about it. I have it on the PC and it's not as bad as the doom sayers made out it would be, also the fact half the people that signed the petition to boycott the game ended up buying it anyway so it was a lost cause from the moment the crap kicked off. Although I did laugh when someone showed me a link to Mininova and the leechers of MW2 on the PC were around 52k at that time.

    Dan have you played the game yet on the PC or is this another PC gamer rant without actually trying the game? The PC players as usual moaned about something and then went and bought it/played it anyway, those who did sign the boycott then went out and pirated the game. 52k alone from mininova that night I looked so all it has done is give Activision and IW the perfect excuse to not make a PC version of future releases and I would bet its the same with Treyarch and their next installment. So essentially shooting yourself in the foot.

    It's amazing the amount of people I see moan about the PC version and they haven't even tried it. Once you get online with it, there are no lag issues from what I have seen, there is list after list of games running and spec op's is proving easy enough to find players. Even the clans seem to be finding ways around the problems, TeamSpeak for voice instead of the in game chat, creating private matches and inviting the other clanners in etc.

    Either way the game is good, SP is short yes and boohoo a few companies lose money because they can't sell dedicated servers and the modders don't get to waste a few days making a map or skin etc. There is still CoD4 for that and to be honest, CoD 4 online I think is more intense with the MW2 online being a run and gun affair.

    The same happened with L4D2. Masses of boycotts and petitions because Valve were releasing it so soon after L4D1 but shock and horror, look at the steam pre-order chart. Seems L4D2 is one of the biggest sellers at present. It's the same cycle every time, players moan about games on the PC then do the opposite and buy it anyway so no wonder companies are taking a lend of PC players as they know people will have a fit and then buy it regardless.

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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Any idea how it works on a lan?
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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Any idea how it works on a lan?
    Haven't even thought about LAN play but my day's of lans are long gone. I haven't been to a LAN party in over 5 years. Doesn't help none of my friends even play games on the PC any more so I am sort of forced to play on the 360 a lot more to play games with friends.

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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    i'll see if it can do lan today
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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    I've just purchased a copy for PS3 (£26 from Morrisons ), A friend of mine had to goto 3 shops to find a version for the PC.

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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey M@a View Post
    It's amazing the amount of people I see moan about the PC version and they haven't even tried it.

    We can't without buying it, that's why we generally have to make informed decisions before buying games, and my information comes from how godawful matchmaking is on consoles.


    My guess is the hitboxes are the size of the moon to make up for the latency but I'll never know until this is at most £20.

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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Quote Originally Posted by educatedfool View Post
    We can't without buying it, that's why we generally have to make informed decisions before buying games, and my information comes from how godawful matchmaking is on consoles.


    My guess is the hitboxes are the size of the moon to make up for the latency but I'll never know until this is at most £20.
    What is funnier is if you look on steam and search for the MW2 boycott group 99% of the members are actually playing MW2 so the boycott was a bit of hot air. Look on twitter ans search for @directhex for a screenshot of it. It's rather amusing to say the least and they play a game they don't want to have any part of.

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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    i still havent bought it as i have a feeling its gunna be a bit of a flash int he pan game which will die off after a couple of months. If its still goin after chrimbo il give it a go.

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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    I bought it for PC, it's not terrible, but it's not a patch on MW1, not by a long straw. The PC version is the much reviled 'console port' in the truest sense. It's a shame, but money talks and the kids do love their playstation boxes and there's more money to be made there.

    Is it worth the extra £10 over and above other PC titles? No, not to my eyes. Is the multiplayer as bad as people bemoan? No, but it's xbox live on your PC and all flexibility that PC gamers are used to aint there. It's a shame.
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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Quote Originally Posted by noTHINGface View Post
    It's a shame, but money talks and the kids do love their playstation boxes and there's more money to be made there.
    That's such an ignorant comment.

    I used to be a hardcore PC gamer, and I can assure you that I would rather sit downstairs with my family (me in another room) and play on the PS3 by myself online or with one member of my family. I'm not secluded on my PC away from everyone and I can stop at anytime and get back on it within seconds. If I want one game I'll have one game, something you can't say regarding the PC as it is a pain in the ass just putting the PC on for a sec.

    Also, the PS3 is hooked up to a 42" 1080p Screen and it's a lot fun playing on a console than a PC as it's that little bit more casual.

    I used to spend 10+ hours daily gaming on the PC - Maybe BF3 will tempt me back to the PC Gaming bit of my life, but I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammEl View Post
    That's such an ignorant comment.
    I'm sorry you took offence. It wasn't meant in the literal sense bur merely to state that they're a lot of consoles out there and a larger consumer pool compared to the PC market.
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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Quote Originally Posted by noTHINGface View Post
    I bought it for PC, it's not terrible, but it's not a patch on MW1, not by a long straw. The PC version is the much reviled 'console port' in the truest sense. It's a shame, but money talks and the kids do love their playstation boxes and there's more money to be made there.

    Is it worth the extra £10 over and above other PC titles? No, not to my eyes. Is the multiplayer as bad as people bemoan? No, but it's xbox live on your PC and all flexibility that PC gamers are used to aint there. It's a shame.
    Why buy it on pc and not on a console?

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    Re: News - Modern Warfare 2 beats Grand Theft Auto sales record

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    Why buy it on pc and not on a console?
    For many, probably because its a fps. Doubt there is k+m support for it?

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    Heh. I'm old skool. Never learned those fiddly controllers.
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