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There are no plans to release Red Dead Redemption for the PC. L.A. Noire is exclusive to consoles only.

Why won't Rockstar games take advantage of the PC's much superior horsepower to fully explore their open-ended, large-scale games?

I mean, current PC hardware is 10 times more powerful than what consoles have.

It sickens me to see the PC left to collect dust in a corner (metaphorical sense).

And don't tell me it's about piracy. Piracy is just as rampant on consoles as it is on PC.

What makes me sad is that is becoming increasingly unlikely that we will ever see an eventual GTA V on the PC.

Which is a shame, because if the game is meant to be hugely big, it could be 10 times that on the PC.
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It's probably cause GTA iv was buggy as hell and its probably too much effort for them to port over. Its a shame as I was looking forward to playing both those games
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And don't tell me it's about piracy. Piracy is just as rampant on consoles as it is on PC.
no it isn't?
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no it isn't?
Course it is. They are just as easy to hack/break. A survey was done in a school and 7/10 console/handheld owners used pirate games. The worst offender being the DS with the likes of the r4 card.
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Course it is. They are just as easy to hack/break. A survey was done in a school and 7/10 console/handheld owners used pirate games. The worst offender being the DS with the likes of the r4 card.
I have one of those cards, but i only use it to test my home made or "homebrew" applications and games + i can use it as an MP3 player
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no it isn't?
Piracy is just an excuse lazy developers use for not porting games to PC. Every form of media gets pirated... be it games, software, movies, music exc. It's not just PC.

It is a bit harder to develop for PC because the systems are so diverse and the hardware is not the same. Developers can push out a product quickly with less testing for consoles so they just want to do that and forget about the slightly smaller PC market for most of their single player titles.
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I have one of those cards, but i only use it to test my home made or "homebrew" applications and games + i can use it as an MP3 player
MP3's on a DS, it made a lot of people trip out
     
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Console game piracy is NOT as rampant. With PC you can download a game and install it right there on the spot. Hell, you don't even have to burn it. With consoles its much more difficult as you need to flash/alter the console's disc drive firmware or the console itself, burn the actual disc on a certain brand/type of disc to ensure it works properly, etc.

Even handhelds are another story since you have to purchase a flashcart to even get pirated games to play.
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I can tell you you couldn't be more wrong. My GF and one of my good friends worked in Xbox support they constantly got bad xboxs back that had been home brewed and hacked. Some had tried to be returned to stock to be sent in etc. That was just the people being stupid sending them in which had to be a small %. I know most with a hacked box wouldn't even try and send it in. When I had an Xbox half my friends had 100k + gamer scores in under a year and none of them paid for the games. Shoot when I got off the service in 2008 over half my friends on my full friend list didnt pay for one game. Thats the 360.

When I had the original Xbox you could get a bigger HDD and just install games on them lol. Anyone who thinks its not rampant or isnt easy to do is fooling themselves.

Piracy is as said above, a Devs excuse not to port. That doesnt make it fact.
Edited by Hawk777th - 3/22/11 at 9:10am
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post #10 of 57
I don't think their argument is due to piracy, it's that the PC has a much smaller audience for them.
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