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  1. This is off topic from my original post but here a blog from Fileplanet regarding PC Games. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- PC Gaming on the Rebound Earlier this week in reference to Mac gaming I mentioned how often I hear people say that PC gaming is in trouble, thanks to the power of next-gen consoles and their ease of use. Bah! We've heard it before, and much as I love my Xbox 360, I still gotta disagree. Some gaming experiences are best enjoyed sitting up with a high-res monitor in your face and a keyboard and mouse handy. Fortunately for PC fans like myself, as well as the developers who still make great PC games, the market agrees with me. This recent New York Times article talks about the rebound of the PC gaming market in 2007, spearheaded by the crazy-successful release of World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade. (By the way, did you know you can reserve WoW patches in advance on FilePlanet? Werd.) The article also mentions the building buzz for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (check out these Quake Wars downloads). Just how good are PC games doing? The NPD group estimates that the market brought in $207 million in retail sales for the months of January and February, a 48% increase over the same time period as last year. A nice bump! That's a good start, though I'll admit that here in April, the shelves of my local computer store are looking a little barren (exception: Lord of the Rings Online is a nice change of pace). Still, it should be a banner year for the PC, especially if Spore manages to squeak in before the end of the year. Of course, retail revenue numbers are only part of the story. Just how big is subscription content for the PC? Everything from MMOs to casual games to digital game downloads? Nobody has the exact number, but my own deep investigative journalism reveals that it amounts to what we in the industry refer to as a buttload. The New York Times can quote me on that. -Fargo ---------------------------------------------------------------- Here's another link... http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/23/technolo...4kGeaFQoIj8KtxQ Quotes: Not so long ago, PC titles were the mainstay of video gaming, but they have slumped in recent years, overshadowed by a new generation of game consoles. Now they are showing signs of a comeback. “I think with three consoles out in the last couple of years, it’s natural to focus on consoles,†said Todd Hollenshead, chief executive of id Software, which was a pioneer in first-person-shooter games for the PC but today makes games for PCs and consoles. “There’s a lot of excitement, a lot of marketing dollars and a lot of hype for consoles.†“Not everyone wants to lay down the money for a console and a big-screen television to make it work,†Mr. Arzt said. “The thing about the economics of the PC,†he added, is that “everybody needs a computer. ---------------------------------------
  2. I've played alot of games put out by UBI and one after the other I've been and becoming more and more disapointed. The main thing that really bugs me in that the products put out (in general) are incomplete. They always require patches to fix some kind of bug right away and after a few months the support for the games disappears. Why do I buy UBI games then? ... Well I've got to admit they put out good games that no one else does .. I am a big fan of Tom Clancy series and it is my weekness! I bought Vegas keeping my expectations low. Its got its problems but there no other games like it and I've got to admit that it is fun to play. However it is not what I would have expected it to be .. large community / ladder matches / game support from UBI. I will most likely buy GRAW2 just because of my love for the game even though I know there will be bugs. Whats are your thoughts on UBI developed games? Will you buy GRAW2 knowing what UBI has done to the games put out in the past? Will UBI change their ways? How will GRAW2 hold up? /discuss
  3. Im not a troll!! Im a big Tom Clancy fan .. got all the TC games from Original R6 to RSV and GR .. didnt get GRAW because of the lacking support from UBI. I thought a million times before buying Vegas just because of what UBI is doing to my all time favorite games. I just found it really funny because I was comparing the game support with Valve and how they keep their games alive comapred to UBI. Oh how I wish at least 1 TC game could come out great and stay alive for at least 3-4 years without problems or complaints from players.
  4. "All things taken into consideration, it looks like GRAW 2's multiplayer could rival Counter-Strike Source for realistic team based online competition." LMAO!!! LOL LOLOLOL AHAHHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA AHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH UBI ...... rival CS:S ?!?! ROFL!!!
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