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Call of Duty Elite for PC Indefinitely Delayed?

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November 17, 2011 5:10:11 AM

And nothing of value was lost.
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November 17, 2011 5:13:31 AM

good news, COD was kept away from PCs for a bit longer
REJOICE!
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November 17, 2011 5:20:22 AM

Here's the twitter of the retract statement:

https://twitter.com/#!/CallOfDutyElite/status/136530985159364608
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November 17, 2011 5:21:58 AM

Just to add some more link and info for this article :) 
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November 17, 2011 5:26:33 AM

Good ! dont ever bring to PC please. COD12,4 = true COD
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November 17, 2011 5:31:46 AM

What, they still make COD titles for PC?
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November 17, 2011 5:36:52 AM

I've tried to get on the elite servers many, many times throughout the day on xbox. I haven't been successful yet. They have huge overpopulation problems if that's what it really is.
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November 17, 2011 5:38:44 AM

of all the cod games, only cod4 was something I enjoyed playing to a sufficient degree to actually buy it. And only because of pezbots and lan being a great combo.
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November 17, 2011 5:54:22 AM

as bad as this all is, at the end of the day it is cod, no ones on blops or mw2 for a decent game and i need that fast pace fps i have came to love, still getting it.
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November 17, 2011 5:59:13 AM

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Call of Duty Elite for PC Indefinitely Delayed?

Call of Duty-Elite? Definitely not. :p 
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November 17, 2011 6:25:17 AM

Kiddie consoles and no-brainer commercialism are ruining real PC gaming... Console companies are strong-arming software developers into only releasing on their generic platforms now that they have massive selling power. Sells consoles... makes problem worse. They don't care about hard-core true gamers on PC's -- they want cookie-cutters, and easy money harvest from peer-pressure prone and not necessarily intelligent youngsters who then grow up only knowing the inscrutible BOX -- never knowing the joys of a hot-rod, personalized gaming rig with mind-blowing performance and latest graphics.. Neo did not use a console in the Matrix -- no real computer person does. But then 80% of the people polled think their IQ is above average....!? and many of the lower 70% of those only know consoles. In commerce, as well as in democracy, the lowest common denominator ends up making the decisions by default.
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November 17, 2011 7:06:06 AM

I've played MW2 and Black Ops (on PC) and for the most part they are quite fun. But, because of COD, or more because of COD's success, that every FPS that comes out these days seems overly generic and too COD-like, or at the least, with COD's mechanics.

I felt this ruined my favourite FPS series, F.E.A.R. The first game was amazing, second one seemed a bit dumbed down for consoles, but still retained most of the first game's mechanics which made it interesting. Then came F.3.A.R. Oh boy. No joke, the campaign felt as if I was playing a COD in a literally just darker setting.

That's just one example. Consoles are the other reason why so many games these days seem so limited, not just in graphics, but gameplay too.

Sad to think that COD was at first a true PC game, then slowly as focus turned to consoles, PC no longer seemed relevant concerning game development (I know PC games sell pretty well, thanks to Steam), sadly as it seems with Elite in a sense (even though MW3 PC players were promised amazing after-sales service and game support), that we'll only get console ports with less support.
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November 17, 2011 7:28:59 AM

I'm too busy playing BF3 (A real PC game) to care about console crap products lol.
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November 17, 2011 7:36:48 AM

@spiralsun1

Did you really just use a Matrix reference for talking about real life? And what does IQ have do do with what gaming platform you play on? I mean, really?

I mainly have a PC gaming background since the early 90s and where my heart is, but have owned most consoles since the NES, but always went back to my PC. But you can't ignore the impact consoles have had on gaming as a whole. Also just think about all the game IPs that have only been on consoles, or got there start there. Most of my gaming for the past 5 years has been on my PS3 I bought five years ago. Would I love to have a gaming rig right now, yes. But is it necessary for my life and well being, no.

Developers go where the money is and pretty much always have. Just about all companies (whatever they sell) go where the money is. Since you bring up percentages , I would probably say the ENTIRE gaming community is about 70% (consoles) - 30% (PC Gamers). So, if it was you, where would you be putting your money? Also, with the iteration of the PS3 and Xbox 360, people like myself who would call themselves "PC elitists" could get away with what these consoles offered. Never thought I would see that day I played an FPS with a controller (Medal of Honor was great on the PSX though), but I got over myself, and have just as much fun as I did with my PC.

I wanted to go somewhere else with this, but I don't want to rant. Long and the short of it, consoles will always be around. Most people just want to play games and not have to worry about sitting at a desk (want to relax on the couch), worry about drivers, worry about what specs their computers are and what FPS they will get, etc., they just want to pop in a game and play.
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November 17, 2011 8:00:33 AM

Bait ans switch?
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November 17, 2011 10:03:40 AM

Good PR...
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November 17, 2011 10:19:47 AM

I am surprised, yes!
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November 17, 2011 10:25:47 AM

Reading many of the comments above I can agree on alot of the points made. Living in a college, the only other people who play the the PC are starcraft II gamers(which are about 1 in 100). I have friends that play on consoles and the PC vs console discussion comes up once in a while. What I gathered is that console users want gaming to be easy and have negative stereotypes about PC gaming and that it involves extensive knowledge about PC setup. Others believe that a console is cheaper. (which is NOT true). All in all we can put a good amount of blame on laptops. I have repaired so many that are just POS. The things laptop manufacturers will do to make a dime is amazing and seeing as almost every college kid has one you can image how it make one feel about gaming on the PC. You also have the fact that most parents gave their children consoles like me. Moving on to PC gaming when I was 13, I realized that the little setup that was required for PC gaming was well worth it. I guess I was one of the lucky ones though, just my thoughts on the state of gaming.
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November 17, 2011 10:35:24 AM

this is the best news for me because I haven't got it yet and I don't want to get behind . the reason i didn't get this yet is because I bought bf3 ... wich was kinda boring
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November 17, 2011 11:09:50 AM

Craptivision,do the PC a favour and don't release that crap series on the PC in the future.No PC Gamer in his right mind will buy MW3 over BF3.Heres my analysis
Visuals-BF3 DESTROYS MW3.MW3 looks like counterstrike compared to BF3.It even has destruction as icing on the cake
Gameplay-BF3 easily.Just go prone and then stand a see how realisitic that is.Even knifing someone is fun in BF3 then COD
Guns-BF3.All guns have realisitc recoil.In COD,the gun doesnt HAVE Recoil whatsoever.lol
Server-64 players with jets.enough said

All these factors make me wonder why COD even exists on PC.
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Anonymous
November 17, 2011 11:52:19 AM

Just more proof that they do not care about PC gamers. Elite is up and running for consoles, but not for PC. Here's another fun fact. On certain Mountain Dew bottles theres a code for double xp in MW3 multiplayer. I bought a bottle, logged into the site and what do i discover? You can only use the double xp code for consoles! WTF!
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November 17, 2011 12:43:02 PM

airborne11bI'm too busy playing BF3 (A real PC game) to care about console crap products lol.

You DO know that EA screwed us with BF3 and made DICE switch focus to console halfway through development, right? So no, not a true PC game. Not like they promised us, anyway.

On topic though, this made me lol, since I hate COD's arcade style. Just not fun for me. To each their own, though!
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November 17, 2011 12:51:22 PM

Please just stop porting those shits to the PC altogether.
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Anonymous
November 17, 2011 1:28:20 PM

I also got BF3 instead of CoD and I was really enjoying it but ever since Skyrim came out that's pretty much been taking all of my available play time.. lol
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Anonymous
November 17, 2011 1:43:48 PM

PC gaming is dead, and its the developers that did it. Porting halfassed games from Console to PC makes for a shitty experience, as BLACK OPS single player showed. They finally fixed the COD MP with black ips by putting back in dedicated servers, and they screwed it right up again by ditching them for MW3.

I play on PC almost exclusively, but this is almost too much to deal with. Consoles are cheaper, easier, and becoming more of a pure experience. No hacking assclowns either.

My hope is that the new Xbox will allow mouse and keyboards, anf if that happens my PC is loved no more.
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November 17, 2011 2:35:02 PM

No mention of the many who paid over a hundred dollars for the Elite?

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November 17, 2011 2:45:11 PM

Insert meme "And not a single %*#! was given that day..." pic

:) 
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November 17, 2011 3:32:43 PM

Unless I'm mistaken I was playing on MW3 dedicated servers this past weekend??? The game is fun for me. Played all 3 MWs on PC and enjoying the return of dedicated servers. I could give a sh*t about some pay for play service not coming to PC.
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November 17, 2011 3:45:05 PM

brett1042002Insert meme "And not a single %*#! was given that day..." pic

Came here to post the same.
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November 17, 2011 4:06:57 PM

Who give's a damn? They've been giving PC the shaft since MW2. We're not losing anything.
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November 17, 2011 4:43:14 PM

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Kiddie consoles and no-brainer commercialism are ruining real PC gaming... Console companies are strong-arming software developers into only releasing on their generic platforms now that they have massive selling power. Sells consoles... makes problem worse. They don't care about hard-core true gamers on PC's -- they want cookie-cutters, and easy money harvest from peer-pressure prone and not necessarily intelligent youngsters who then grow up only knowing the inscrutible BOX -- never knowing the joys of a hot-rod, personalized gaming rig with mind-blowing performance and latest graphics.. Neo did not use a console in the Matrix -- no real computer person does. But then 80% of the people polled think their IQ is above average....!? and many of the lower 70% of those only know consoles. In commerce, as well as in democracy, the lowest common denominator ends up making the decisions by default.


Some of your claims are just ridiculous.

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Console companies are strong-arming software developers into only releasing on their generic platforms now that they have massive selling power.


Nobody is strong-arming anybody. Dev shops CHOOSE to release for console only because it's easier for THEM to develop for. When you only have one set of hardware specs to worry about, you can save a lot of time not implementing graphics scaling features and testing umpteen different set-ups to make sure your product works for nearly every possible configuration.

Call it laziness on the part of the developers if you will, but the console companies have nothing to do with it.

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They don't care about hard-core true gamers on PC's


You have to realize that no matter how badly the devs want to focus on making things "cool" and "fun", at the end of the day they still rely on sales to stay in business.

The "hardcore gamer" will always be the minority. It just doesn't make sense from a business standpoint to alienate ~90% of your potential player-base by catering only to the "hardcore" players. Sure, you'll be happy, but the dev shop will be out of business. Who wins then?

Think about it from a different perspective. If you were writing a 400 page book on the wingspan variance of the rare trollolo beetle of new guinea, how many copies would you expect to sell? Sure those seven trollolo beetle fanatics would have a nerdgasm over your book, but who else would buy it? What publisher would take a risk on spending a lot of money publishing a book with a potential market of seven people?

It's the same in all avenues of media--books, music, film, etc. Money determines the focus. You can complain about it all you want, but it will never change.

If you really think that you know "how it should be done", then learn how to program and start your own game shop. Complaining solves nothing.
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November 17, 2011 5:54:05 PM

Yes, because PC is the bastard child of gaming, right...

NOT.

There will be a time when companies will regret this.
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November 17, 2011 6:09:16 PM

Oh yay Keep on doing this hackivision because you are only building my urge to make a new game exclusively for PC gamers someday.
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November 17, 2011 6:41:58 PM

Who cares. COD sucks anyway.
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Anonymous
November 18, 2011 1:17:33 AM

Why would anyone who has a PC in this day and age ever waste their time with a game that was designed to play on 8-9 year old computer technology (i.e. consoles). That's almost as bad as people who buy $2000 to play solitaire.
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November 18, 2011 5:11:47 PM

Anyway i refuse to pay 49.99$ per year added to the base price of the game (59.99$). I buyed the game cause i can play online without pay more !

A chance online play is free, i like this game, and for me, 59.99$ for this game is good !
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November 19, 2011 11:29:00 AM

erelyesWhat, they still make COD titles for PC?

Yeah and sadly they sell as many as Battlefield 3 did... (talking about PC platform numbers)
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November 19, 2011 1:10:07 PM

schmichYeah and sadly they sell as many as Battlefield 3 did... (talking about PC platform numbers)



BF3 peaked at 200,000 the first couple weeks. Mw3 barely scraped 80,000.....
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November 21, 2011 9:21:13 AM

but on all consoles bf3 put together battlefield was destroyed in numbers. i think i might switch to battlefield because of the graphics and jets .
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Anonymous
November 21, 2011 12:43:48 PM

I think console fan boy should just crawl back into their caves and die!
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