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tetris42 responded to Kirk McKeand comment in
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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announcedRed Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announced
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Red Dead Redemption 2 would be popular if nobody wrote a single article about it, so why would anyone pay us? We write about it because the vast majority of our audience cares. As for there being no PC version - we're taking an educated guess that's backed up by solid rumours.

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See, instead of a direct "no, we do not get additional income from the companies or their representatives for these articles", you're giving me an indirect "why would anyone pay us?" answer instead. I don't know, these games have massive budgets and spread marketing dollars everywhere. It certainly can explain console exclusive news pc-gaming website.


And yes, of course the game is popular, I'm sure you could have gotten a lot of views writing about The Last of Us or Horizon Zero Dawn also, afterall, they're popular games too! You say your audience wants this, but I'd be very curious about the results of a poll asking if you should report on games that have not been confirmed for PC yet. I certainly know where my vote stands. I'd much rather see this space freed up for maybe a lesser known title that could use more attention if you're having a slow news day. I'm sure there are hundreds of indie developers that would jump at a chance for an article.


And aure, this is an educated guess, just like Destiny could have come to the PC, and hey, Bloodborne could also come to PC because the Dark Souls series has! It's nothing but a giant tease. Rockstar's policies clearly shows it considers PC gamers as second class citizens. Unless they're willing to commit to a confirmation, I don't think they should receive any additional exposure than they're already getting.


It's one thing to have one speculation article upon announcement, but I'm willing to bet this won't be the last one. IF it does come to the PC, I'm betting we'll see a dozen speculation articles leading up for YEARS about whether it COULD come to PC, oh my! It makes pc gamers look desperate and pathetic, like there aren't other games to play besides this and we jump through whatever hoops are set for us by the publishers. If it's coming to PC, great, let's hear all about it. If it's not or they refuse to tell us, then how about reporting on something else? Anything! Just something that's a PC game!


Stuff like this makes me want to go elsewhere for PC gaming news, I'll just leave it at that.

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Kirk McKeand responded to tetris42's comment in
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Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announcedRed Dead Redemption 2 gets a raft of new screens as console delay announced
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Do you guys get paid by the companies to have articles like these? If so, I'll lay off, I understand you have to pay the bills somehow. PC Gamer was hyping up Grand Theft Auto V THREE YEARS before it was even ANNOUNCED for PC. It makes everyone involved look pathetic. I'm all for the game if it comes out on PC, but if it doesn't, I don't want to see news articles about it on a PC gaming website. There are plenty of general games media sites for that!

Considering how Rockstar has shown that it clearly considers PC gamers second fiddle as they won't even ANNOUNCE their previous landmark games coming for PC until years after the fact (and in the case of Red Dead Redemption, NEVER), I feel like you should give them the same courtesy and not even cover their game until they can give some sort of confirmation. Otherwise, why not just cover every Xbox and Playstation game too, just in case? Afterall, Bayonetta was announced for console in 2009 and came out for PC in 2017. Think of all the speculation articles you could have written on that in the meantime!

Since we're basing this on nothing, here's a prediction: If it does come out for PC, we won't even get an announcement until 2020 at the earliest. I can't wait for all the articles on console games on a PC gaming website in the meantime!Reply
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Red Dead Redemption 2 would be popular if nobody wrote a single article about it, so why would anyone pay us? We write about it because the vast majority of our audience cares. As for there being no PC version - we're taking an educated guess that's backed up by solid rumours.

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tetris42 responded to Ninja Fried Rice comment in
1 Year ago
Half-Life 2 sucks: scathing user reviews for classic gamesHalf-Life 2 sucks: scathing user reviews for classic games
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Going to have to say that the reviews of older game made years after they came out, some decades after. They don't count. Saying something is out dated and there for bad is like saying a 1967 shelby gt500 is bad for not having park assist or something.
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I'd say yes and no. If they're complaining about graphics or technical issues, yeah, that doesn't count. A good game stands the test of time through its gameplay, atmosphere, writing, etc. and should absolutely be judged as to whether it holds up on that front or not.

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1 Week ago
Half-Life 2's VR mod is greenlit on Steam, devs promise a build "soon"Half-Life 2's VR mod is greenlit on Steam, devs promise a build "soon"
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I honestly wonder how VR games like this are going to deal with motion sickness when you move in the game. That's the big barrier for me getting more into it.
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tetris42 commented on
2 Weeks ago
Paladins beginners guide: roles, modes, deck building, and morePaladins beginners guide: roles, modes, deck building, and more
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You say "this year's Volta", is there any info pointing to that happening in 2017 instead of 2018?
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tetris42 commented on
1 Month ago
Forget Half-Life 2, man of good taste Simon Miller is here to reveal the real best games ever madeForget Half-Life 2, man of good taste Simon Miller is here to reveal the real best games ever made
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The look on his face for this thumbnail kind of sums up how I feel about this entire series. Simon's presentation is fine, but his attempts at being the opposite of what he means are kind of painful to watch. I think he'd be a lot better if he just did normal presentation, but adding his own jokes and quips to spice it up.
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Dave James responded to tetris42's comment in
1 Month ago
Philips BDM4037UW review: a 40-inch panel that comes close to 4K gaming greatness Philips BDM4037UW review: a 40-inch panel that comes close to 4K gaming greatness
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What game is that in the upper screenshot?Reply
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Under the 'Performance' header? That's The Signal from Tolva, a beautiful, sandbox-y, robot-y playground :)

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to tetris42's comment in
1 Month ago
Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30
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I'd still say just don't report on it unless you have something to report. I mean as evidence goes, I'll see yours and raise you this:


https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny/activision-ceo-destiny-coming-pc-its-something-were-talking-about

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Ha, yeah I remember that. Different game and circumstances though, and in this case you've got good journos and a reliable tipster all saying it's happening.


Given we report on rumours for other games if the source seems credible, at this point we wouldn't really be doing our jobs if we didn't do so for Destiny 2, especially as it'll probably be huge.


Anyway, shouldn't be long now until we know for sure. If it doesn't happen, come back here and mock me.

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Richard Scott-Jones responded to tetris42's comment in
2 Months ago
Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30Destiny 2 teased in Nathan Fillion-starring trailer - full reveal on March 30
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I hate articles like this. How about not announcing console-exclusives until they're confirmed to be anything else? I'm on a PC. The whole reason I come to this site is so I don't have to hear about games I can't play.Reply
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I understand, which is why we wouldn't cover it if it weren't looking likely. Kotaku are prepared to go so far as to outright confirm it.


Check out our EWK for the evidence:


https://www.pcgamesn.com/destiny-2/destiny-2-pc-release-date-story-expansions-gameplay

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4 Months ago
Hidden gems of PC gaming: BioshockHidden gems of PC gaming: Bioshock
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I guess this is a parody? Bioshock, a game so well known even non-gamers have heard of it being called a hidden gem, praising it as one of the best PC action game and not even MENTIONING system shock 2, I feel like it must be.

The satire is a little too subtle I think, because this is already in an industry where the stereotype of reviewers can be people who've barely played any games being qualified to review them, it's easy enough to mistake this as real. It's not what I expect of pcgamesn necessarily, but the situation really can be that bad that the public can think reviewers will have this little context of what they're reviewing.Reply
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Something like that. It's not the first time they've tried comedy. I haven't laughed yet. Not sure why they're wasting their time trying to make it funny either, this isn't really a comedy site - I don't visit for the lulz. The writer obviously wanted to talk about Bioshock, fine by me. But this doesn't even say anything new it just tries to put a funny frame on it and it falls flat - again.

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