Morning Hangover -- Dedicated To Dedicated Servers


Posted November 6, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

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Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Not For PC

Welcome to Morning Hangover -- an excellent way to start your day with the crew at TheFeed...no matter what you're recovering from. Every morning you'll hear musings from our editors and have the chance to share your thoughts on what's going on in the gaming world.

The fact that Activision isn’t “overly concerned” about the frustrations expressed by gamers over the lack of dedicated servers in the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is hardly surprising. And while irate PC gamers could probably argue on and on about Infinity Ward’s “abandonment of the community of gamers that made it the developer it is today” and all of that, I’m more interested in finding out just how dedicated gamers are to dedicated servers.

So hardcore PC gamers, why do you think IW decided to favor a more console-ish infrastructure for MW2’s multiplayer? (And, “Because they’re a bunch of back-stabbing jerks!” isn’t an acceptable response.) Is a dedicated server more important to you than gameplay, design, graphics, etc.? Are you going to play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 simply because it offers dedicated servers, even though you might have loved Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and would have preferred playing MW2, if not for the lack of dedicated servers? What will hardcore PC gamers do if more and more developers take a book out of IW's multiplayer playbook? Stop playing multiplayer games?

The other question I’m interested in finding out about is this: For those PC gamers who are still playing COD4 on PC, and consider it one of the best games of the generation, are you seriously going to avoid playing what will undoubtedly be the biggest multiplayer game of the year (next to Left 4 Dead 2)? Do you detest matchmaking so much that you’re willing to pass up playing the juggernaut of a game that MW2 most likely will be? If so, I totally respect that, and I would love to hear what you plan on playing while millions of gamers are enjoying MW2.

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Morning Hangover -- Dedicated To Dedicated Servers


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