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Yay! Lionhead actually put some effort into porting a game to the PC!
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Originally Posted by lordikon;13242212 
Some people like playing consoles on 50" TVs instead of computers as well, it isn't just about the controls.

If it's a 50" you want, your computer can do that too.

As far as the PC being the least profitable - you're right, but if they're not interested in pleasing the PC gaming market, then they could move on and developers that *are* interested will take up the slack. Devs like Tripwire, and Dice.

Stop buying the ports (only one I've touched recently is BFBC2) - their profits dry up, they ignore the PC altogether - real PC devs move into the market. Just my 2 cents.
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Originally Posted by lordikon;13233159 
The "hubbub" over consoles ports is due to the large amount of PC gamers that have no idea what a console port is.

Fable 3 IS a console port, so that is relevant, but most of the complaints I hear lately are people calling games like Crysis 2 or Skyrim a console port, which they are not.




Because it costs the studio a lot more to do that. The code is not the same for PC as it is for consoles, and to write it entirely one way, and then convert it to another is very wasteful. When you write for multiplatform all at once you save the most money, 80% of the code works on all platforms if you design it right, then you right the other 20% to handle each different platform. Converting from consoles to PC (doing a console port) is just as wasteful as a PC to consoles (PC port), but consoles generally make money for developers, so this still happens. Sometimes it is most economical to wait to see if your game is successful enough to port it to the PC or not.

Crysis 2 and skyrim Can be considered console port, for they did not meat the PC standards that they could have met. The development was crippled by the fact that the game is coming out on consoles
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the game looks great, hope they do a really good job
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Wow that looks much better than 360. (As it should)
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So if a game isn't specifically made for PC it's a port and shouldn't be put on PC? Doesnt sound logical to me, unless they charge more for the PC versions why should they have more features/more work put into them than the console version? Console is a preference, not everyone wants to game on a PC.
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and on the third day god said, let their be knowledge, and this was posted.

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And on the fourth day god said, let there be proper spelling.
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Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity;13242502 
If it's a 50" you want, your computer can do that too.

As far as the PC being the least profitable - you're right, but if they're not interested in pleasing the PC gaming market, then they could move on and developers that *are* interested will take up the slack. Devs like Tripwire, and Dice.

Stop buying the ports (only one I've touched recently is BFBC2) - their profits dry up, they ignore the PC altogether - real PC devs move into the market. Just my 2 cents.

Yeaaa . . . no. If all the studios that made console ports pulled out of the PC gaming market, PC gaming as we know it would die. At this point in time console ports are keeping PC gaming alive. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by gablain;13242559 
Crysis 2 and skyrim Can be considered console port, for they did not meat the PC standards that they could have met. The development was crippled by the fact that the game is coming out on consoles

I do agree that if they made them just for PC's then they could have made a slightly better game for the PC.

However, I wonder if they even would make it then?

If they would only make 20% of the amount of money if they released them on consoles too they would most likely scrap the project in favor of a console only project.
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So if a game isn't specifically made for PC it's a port and shouldn't be put on PC? Doesnt sound logical to me, unless they charge more for the PC versions why should they have more features/more work put into them than the console version? Console is a preference, not everyone wants to game on a PC.

Good point. What makes PC gaming any more special then console gaming? Just because we paid more for our platform?
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Consoles suck BIG TIME, that's all I'm going to say.
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Good point. What makes PC gaming any more special then console gaming? Just because we paid more for our platform?

Then why you have a gaming PC? A $200 console could have been just fine.
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