Neoseeker : News : Alan Wake "not suited" to PC, says Microsoft, canceled
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Gligar Feb 13, 10
they coud've atleast put it for the PS3... PS3 has far more better performance/RAM/Processor than the 360. You could put ubuntu/linus on a ps3 and act your ps3 as a PC!!!!
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DedValve Feb 13, 10
quote bruceleethree
@valve,

really just one? are you that ignorant about all cancelled games the past 2 years? you're not worth the time..

on topic - my PC is connected to my TV so their point is moot.

game over, your game will not sell, it's just a wannabe, remedy.
WTF are you talking about? of course I know their has been more PC games cancelled almost everyone with a pc and an avid interest in gaming knows that, doesn't mean it's going to stop the pc or cause it to die anytime soon. The pc will never die and that was the point I was trying to make. Jesus, stop acting like such an asshole.
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VeGiTAX2 Feb 13, 10
quote Gligar
they coud've atleast put it for the PS3... PS3 has far more better performance/RAM/Processor than the 360. You could put ubuntu/linus on a ps3 and act your ps3 as a PC!!!!
There's the whole issue of MS being the publisher / financing partner for the game that makes that pretty much impossible to happen.

It's like 360 users asking for Heavy Rain when Sony has been the primary backer for the game on the PS3.

It's not about the performance king, if it was it would only be on the PC. The 360 and PS3 are almost half a decade behind for visual technology.
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D-G Feb 13, 10
Precisely my point. Consoles are outdated by PC hardware practically as soon as they're released. There's no point in consoles even existing! I for one prefer to customise my controls in games, and you can only do that on a PC really. Don't even get me started on graphics and processing power.
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bakagami Feb 13, 10
F***ing Micro$oft. after years of waiting for this game they do this. they can keep their shitty 360 & it's RROD, & sadly they can keep Alan Wake too for now, its not like 360 exclusives are exclusive for very long. Especially since there's a near finished PC version sitting somewhere on one of their backups just waiting for the sales of the 360 version to start to slow. Then they will be like, "We listened to our customers & generously decided to release the PC version" - Translation: sales are slow & we want to make a little more $$ off this product. Not suited to the PC, how stupid do they think we are?
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THM Feb 13, 10
I have had an idea to buy Xbox 360 just to play this game...
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DedValve Feb 13, 10
Bakagami raises a good point, they could release a PC version later on for when sales lack.

Also DG, consoles have a point, much like the pc they are sold only for $$$.

Consoles are cheaper to manufacture, easier to market, I mean look at the wii. It's the perfect example of having the most sales whilst having the weakest hardware.
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VeGiTAX2 Feb 13, 10
@bakagami

Thanks for explaining how MS treated Gears of War coming to the PC.

Although in that case sales slowed like a year later and they wanted more cash before going on a part 2.

I'd be happy with Heavy Rain and Alan Wake on the PC, unfortunately I don't think we'll ever get that chance. A shame too given that both of the dev houses in the past ported their games to the PC with no issues at all.
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Spark Feb 13, 10
Computers are just so much more expensive than consoles, so not as much people have gaming PCs
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VeGiTAX2 Feb 13, 10
Actually it's general myths that keep consumers at bay. Thinking they need a $1000 cpu and $500 video card.

Fact is, that same CPU and Mobo combo for $99 and that $99 video card can pull pretty much every game fine. If people weren't so busy trying to keep up it wouldn't run them an arm and a leg.
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bakagami Feb 14, 10
@VeGiTAX2

I figured my reference to Gears of War & Halo were obvious & didn't need to be said.

at least w/ Heavy Rain we weren't teased for several years before having the rug pulled out from under us. I know it once was supposed to come out for the PC but it has long since been a PS3 exclusive. Not a shameless marketing trick keeping PC owners interested till the last minute in an attempt to force them into buying a console they would otherwise not want
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Northern49 Feb 14, 10
It's much cheaper to hire someone to customize/build your computer for you than it is to purchase from Dell or HP, who's job isn't to make computers, it's to buy parts and charge you 500 dollars extra just for putting together a computer for you. A computer that includes a Dell motherboard that is specifically designed to only be compatible with Dell hardware, making in virturally impossible to upgrade, hence forcing you to buy yet another Dell computer at full price.

A PC is an investment. When I upgrade to outmatch the next next-gen playstaion or xbox, it'll likely cost LESS than the price of the new console. Mainly because I'm only upgrading what needs to be upgraded. The disc drive and hard drives do not need to be replaced. By being an ignorant console consumer (which I'll admit not all people who own consoles are ignorant), you're spending more money by being tricked into spending more for a product than the product is actually worth. Just look at how much Wii owners spend on peripherals. By being an open console, you're not limited to what the manufacturer provides. Any company can make peripherals for the PC and therefor there is competition, keeping prices low and product quality high.

Frankly I'm tired of the 'too expensive' excuse. 'too ignorant' is more appropriate, especially when their only perception of the cost of a PC comes from a Dell or HP website. Although, I can sympathize with laptop owners, as those are virturally impossible to customize or upgrade, hence they are at the mercy of these conglomerate monopolies.
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Zombie OvErKiLl Feb 14, 10
Wasn't really interested in Alan Wake. Hell, I haven't even heard about it uptil now, but It's still sad to see another PC game go, especially for a shitty reason like that.
Never thought I would agree with Hitler for the most part either.
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D-G Feb 14, 10
quote Ded Valve
Consoles are cheaper to manufacture, easier to market, I mean look at the wii. It's the perfect example of having the most sales whilst having the weakest hardware.
The Wii would be cheap to make, yes, because it's basically a Gamecube in a new box with a fancy pointing device added.

The PS3 on the other hand is so goddam expensive to make that I hear all the actual PS3 consoles are sold AT A LOSS. Despite how amazingly expensive they are, they don't make Sony any money until games are bought as well.

It's true that a high-end PC is more expensive than all the current consoles added together, but here's the thing...

A console cannot be upgraded. You just have to buy the next generation of console. And it'll be super expensive again.

With a PC, you can buy a £300 graphics card, and it'll last you about 3-4 years. My 8800GTX has already lasted that long and is still happily working on games at insane resolutions. Most recent was Mass Effect on full graphics settings at 2560x1560 resolution. (Or something similar)

When that graphics card is no longer good enough, you can trade it in/sell it on Ebay and recover some of the price. Then use the money to help you buy a new one to last you another 3 years. In comparison, if you went to buy a PS3 and sold your PS2 on Ebay, you'd:

A. Get a crap price for it.
B. Lose your ability to play PS2 games, unless you were one of the people lucky enough to get the original PS3 model that actually had PS2 hardware in it!
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Spark Feb 15, 10
Overall, consoles last longer usually(360 has been running now since late 05 or sometime in 06 i think) and it isn't going away soon. Also a lot cheaper, so most people don't see a need to get a computer besides PC only games, which I can only remember some RPGs that are like that. only reason I have a $400 dollar gaming PC is for stuff like world of warcraft and torchlight
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