Neoseeker : News : Visceral Games' executive producer defends Dead Space 3's straight PC port
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Wakaman Jan 29, 13
That's a pretty crap reason though.
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uxnhoj123 Jan 29, 13
Can't be a very bright fellow if he doesn't see the point.
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THM Jan 29, 13
I like the screenshot of the group
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kuje Jan 29, 13
I swear PC gamers are such graphics whores.
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Ecto5 Jan 29, 13
Is he seriously promoting bad graphics?
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Balmung Jan 29, 13
quote kuje
I swear PC gamers are such graphics whores.
Yet we're still the ones that play old games with crap graphics compared to today's standard. Oh yeah and If I spent 2-3x as much on a gaming pc than a console, I'd want better graphics and framrate than a console.
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DedValve Jan 29, 13
Hey give Visceral some slack, those corners don't cut themselves you know!
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zeddd Jan 29, 13
Yes, yes, ThePirateBay then.
I have enough games, direct console port, with almost unplayable controls.
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nipsen Jan 29, 13
"but at least there's an explanation about it."

Yeah. EA didn't want to spend money on making a PC specific program for pushing their micro-transaction dlc. Specially since then they would expose their code, and maybe get in trouble with shoddy coding exposing people's credit card numbers and personal information.

So instead they're running a virtualisation of the xbox version. Which really is the PC version they would have on their development kits, just with horrible streaming pop (to allow for playing straight from disc with no install. And this pop-in still persists while the data is installed on an hdd of course, since the engine needs to account for constant streaming of new areas in 256Mb increments) and less shader-effects.

Locked config files, resolution, texture sizes and so on just comes naturally after that - because it really would mean extra work to restructure the streaming logic.

So EA thinks you're all chumps. That you'll buy anything. And they're presumably right, since they're even considering selling this.
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Alyssa Jan 30, 13
*bleep* that, I'll just get it on consoles if at all. Might as well, if they want to use 6/7 year old hardware instead of taking advantage of more recent hardware, then I'll play it on 6/7 year old hardware instead of wasting my up to date gaming rig on this thing.
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Ncjpr1993 Jan 30, 13
quote kuje
I swear PC gamers are such graphics whores.
You're right, man. I just dropped $500+ on a new 4GB GTX 680 to enjoy this year's releases at their fullest potential, but now that I think about it, I would really rather not use it, especially if it helps Visceral cut a couple corners.

No.
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gnight100 Feb 1, 13
this game is boss as heck cant wait to get my preorder.
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BazBro Feb 1, 13
Piratebay it is.
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