Prepare yourselves PC gaming enthusiasts. If you've bought or built a high end gaming rig whether via a comfortable, affordable purchase or cobbled together piece by piece on a budget, you're now lumped into this rockstar wannabe's egocentric label of PC game pirate. This of course is creating quite a stir, but what's more disturbing is the bold and blatant disregard for any of the PC gaming public's response. It's very clear that PC game development for some has become a thing where we and our opinions don't count for squat. He's clearly stuffing it in our face saying screw you, you're all pirates and I don't need your business, even though Epic was literally built on profits from PC gamers.
It's been said on other forums that he did not actually accuse us of pirating, just knowing about torrenting. I really think we are not mincing words here to be saying Cliffy is unfairly judging high end PC gamers. You don't go saying they are the ones whom know about torrenting in the same interview you claim torrenting is ruining PC gaming without heavily implying high end PC gamers are all pirates. It's extremely bad press for a lead designer of a dev team that smugly claimed when MS offerred them $1 billion to buy them that they are worth twice that. Well grow up and act like Epic is worth 2 bill Cliffy and honor the customers whom you built that enterprise on by not stereotyping the fuck out of them. Furthermore, to know about torrenting is quite different than being willing to take the risks associated with it. Anytime you engage in such practice you are opening yourself up to a much higher chance of trojan and virus infection, some geared toward identity theft, and we all know those whom have the money to spend on high end rigs want to protect their finances. You can even cause OS corruption not related to malware with cracks that require C++ and other such tools, which are riddled with bugs. The fact is, the more you know about torrenting, the LESS you are likely to want to get caught up in all that if you can afford high end gear. Epic and Microsoft's involvement in the PC Gamers Alliance is BS posturing at best. Those are two partners that clearly have no business being involved in such an entity. They only care about the almighty money machine the 360 is. The 360 has almost single handedly ruined PC gaming, not torrenting. These guys are clearly playing the blame game to divert attention away from the fact that they themselves are indirectly destroying PC gaming.
"This just in, Epic's Cliffy B. is an asshole, and will be forever."
Now someone send an email to him with that copied in there one hundred times.
>Omen<;4609948.............[COLOR=Blue]Epic: No Gears of War 2 PC[/COLOR]
Are you fucking kidding me?
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
This was in the GamingToday news section somewhere above the other day or two ago.
Cliff is and always has been a tool. Not only doesn't he look retarded, but he makes stupid claims about the industry and consumers as a whole. The Fact is, those who build their own PCs do have wider knowledge and ability than you're standard PC user (which is the majority), and if you use Cliffy's logic, that huge generalisation that covers a lot of us.
Just as well I'm not interested at all in Gears of War.
But this whole DRM vs piracy vs the average consumer thing is becoming so stupid it beggars belief. The pirates must be laughing themselves silly; after all, the greater the protection, the greater the challenge try and to beat the system. In the mean time, the average consumer is being treated like dirt having to put up with ludicrous levels of software protection which becomes more and more intrusive.
This really has nothing to do with piracy anyway, it's just another episode in Cliffy's tirade against the PC. He sees people pirating his games, looks at the money that could have possibly have turned into (this is the distinction imo, pirates don't all pirate games instead of buying them, it's extremely unlikely that a lot of pirates would buy a game if they couldn't pirate it), takes it personally, and cries like a little bitch.
Just was well all I play is MMOs nowadays. Protection is simple. You don't have an account? You don't get to play.
Wew. I'm done now.
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
I think I would now go out of my way to pirate a game by them just to piss him off......
You know, if I was an asshole like he is.
He needs to fuck off and leave the video game industry. We don't need dumb shits like him involved in this industry. Epic and go crawl under a rug and die, this is a betrayal against the audience that made them.
After the EPIC FAIL that was UT3, Cliffy B pointed the finger at the PS3 and the PC, instead of at himself and his team's terrible design ideas.
Despite my utter rage at the flaws UT3 contains, I still bought it when it was $20. Chew on that Cliffy, reeeeeal slow-like.
I have virtually no interest in GoW, so I have yet to buy that for PC, but considering his attitude I don't think I ever will buy it, and I certainly won't be able to buy GoW2 if it ain't coming. He's cheating himself out of more money than he thinks.
Really, all game developers need to release their game on Steam. Much harder to crack, and the legit players get the benefits of auto-updates and playing without discs.
I have Gears of War for the PC. I wasn't blown away by it. It's just an average 3rd person shooter to me.
BadHairDay;4611288It's just an average 3rd person shooter to me.
And one that lacks proper optimizing at that. In fact the best tweak for the game has nothing to do with anything Epic offers, it's a texture lod tweak that a customer came up with. Epic were falling apart concerning PC game development long before this so called piracy excuse was used.
Its a shame what CliffyB has turned into. Unreal Tournament was one of the main games that actually got me into PC gaming. I don't think I would ever have started PC gaming without it. I guess he got so high up on his horse he just couldn't except the fact that UT3 was a failure and had to blame everyone else for it and not himself.