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#1 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Okay, I haven't been following Arkham City, I knew I was going to get it as soon as it was announced because the first one was awesome but for some reason I didn't read into any articles or anything like that. So, I go to pre-order the game and there is no PC edition, I don't know how the hell I missed this, but what is going on?

I know Giant Bomb has PC listed and if it is a delay, why and how long?

Dammit, I should have read some more Arkham City news.

#2 Edited by TwoLines (2788 posts) -

The PC version will be ready next month. Around 11.11.2011. They never said why. But they said it will look better than their console counterpart.

#3 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2485 posts) -

You can pick up the PC version for $34 on Green Man Gaming w/ their 20% off coupon til Monday. Might make the wait more tolerable for some. I'm not waiting a month tho, Skyrim will be out in a month, so I need to play and beat Arkham City by then.

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#4 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

I'll trade in my 360 version for it.

#5 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

What is Google? What is video game?

#6 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@OllyOxenFree said:

What is Google? What is video game?

What are you on about?

#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

What is Google? What is video game?

What are you on about?

Are you the Batman?

#8 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@OllyOxenFree said:

@NekuSakuraba said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

What is Google? What is video game?

What are you on about?

Are you the Batman?

Are you the Catwoman?

#9 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

@NekuSakuraba said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

What is Google? What is video game?

What are you on about?

Are you the Batman?

Are you the Catwoman?

That is confidential information.

#10 Posted by SmilingPig (1337 posts) -

Damn!

#11 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

@OllyOxenFree said:

@NekuSakuraba said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

@NekuSakuraba said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

What is Google? What is video game?

What are you on about?

Are you the Batman?

Are you the Catwoman?

That is confidential information.

Lies, I'm Batman and Catwoman.

#12 Posted by trlbaron (35 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba: Yeah, as TwoLines said, it's coming out in November. It's going to be GFWL-enabled and should be on Steam too. (Just thought we may need to be open about that.)

#13 Posted by JoeyRavn (4949 posts) -

@Krakn3Dfx said:

You can pick up the PC version for $34 on Green Man Gaming w/ their 20% off coupon til Monday.

Urgh, it's €42 here. I can see why they would make €1 = $1, but €1.25 = $1? I'm paying €30 for the game on Amazon, how come the digital version is €12 more expensive?

#14 Posted by amir90 (2154 posts) -

As much as I love my computer, I rather play it on my 360, I think the controller was easier to use, even though the first one looked amazing on PC.

#15 Posted by JoeyRavn (4949 posts) -

@amir90 said:

As much as I love my computer, I rather play it on my 360, I think the controller was easier to use, even though the first one looked amazing on PC.

You can use a 360 gamepad on PC.

#16 Posted by chughes737 (168 posts) -

beat me to it

#17 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

Delayed for extra bats.

#18 Posted by amir90 (2154 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@amir90 said:

As much as I love my computer, I rather play it on my 360, I think the controller was easier to use, even though the first one looked amazing on PC.

You can use a 360 gamepad on PC.

I don't have a cable 360 controller, and I don't want to buy a wireless receiver for the wireless controller :)

#19 Edited by RIDEBIRD (1230 posts) -

You want to play it on PC? Fuck you you disgusting piece of shit. We'll delay the game for NO APPARENT REASON and SET NO DATE AT THE TIME OF DELAY ANNOUCEMENT. Because, fuck you.

WAAAAARNEEERRR BROOOOOOOS

Yeah I'm kinda pissed I can't play it.

#20 Posted by AlexW00d (6186 posts) -

Oh fuck, if it's new release day is the same as Skyrim I definitely am not buying that game any time soon, it can wait.

#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

I wonder if it will run solid on the PC like Arkham Asylum did or whether it will be a fucked up port and a waste of money

#22 Posted by ctwoe (12 posts) -

This game can definitely wait - especially if the PC-version get this kind of treatment.

Will buy when it's $20.

#23 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I hope we get another great anti pirate measure.

#24 Posted by august (3827 posts) -

Oh man what if they do pre-order TF2 hats with this game.

think about it.

#25 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

Oh fuck, if it's new release day is the same as Skyrim I definitely am not buying that game any time soon, it can wait.

I feel like they would be making a huge mistake by doing that. Hopefully they'll release it a week earlier on the 4th.

#26 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Do you guys think they will release a CE on PC?

#27 Posted by Edwardryu (437 posts) -

who said that it is 11.11.11? I checked out Bestbuy website. it says 11.15.11.

you can also check out system requirement when you go to D2D.com

#28 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@Edwardryu said:

who said that it is 11.11.11? I checked out Bestbuy website. it says 11.15.11.

you can also check out system requirement when you go to D2D.com

Has any retailer listed a CE of any sorts?

#29 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@AhmadMetallic said:

I wonder if it will run solid on the PC like Arkham Asylum did or whether it will be a fucked up port and a waste of money

You'd assume because it was delayed they made the game run better, right?

#30 Edited by AlexW00d (6186 posts) -

@Edwardryu said:

who said that it is 11.11.11? I checked out Bestbuy website. it says 11.15.11.

you can also check out system requirement when you go to D2D.com

You're telling me this game comes out on a Saturday? Nice one.

@NekuSakuraba said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

I wonder if it will run solid on the PC like Arkham Asylum did or whether it will be a fucked up port and a waste of money

You'd assume because it was delayed they made the game run better, right?

Arkham Asylum came out later on PC than console too, and that game ran beautifully. Well for a game running fucking Unreal.

#31 Posted by bybeach (4725 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

Delayed for extra bats.

My favorite. Yes to the gamepad also. The GFWL makes me cringe, though. For some reason it was a hassle to get Arkham Asylum going, though it was just mini-moves. Hopefully that won't be the case again.

#32 Posted by cav86 (76 posts) -

PC versions are always delayed these days to limit the effect of piracy, essentially forcing those who 'can't wait' to go out and buy a console version

#33 Posted by fullmetal5550 (345 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

Do you guys think they will release a CE on PC?

I doubt it. I have checked GameStop 's website a few times and the only Collector's Editions I see are for the x-box 360 and ps3.

#34 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

@cav86 said:

PC versions are always delayed these days to limit the effect of piracy, essentially forcing those who 'can't wait' to go out and buy a console version

I agree with this. I don't think its for better content or enhancements lol

#35 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@xhavoc86 said:

@cav86 said:

PC versions are always delayed these days to limit the effect of piracy, essentially forcing those who 'can't wait' to go out and buy a console version

I agree with this. I don't think its for better content or enhancements lol

I was hoping it was.

#36 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba: It might be, I don't know...but I think its more plausible to delay and discourage piracy.

#37 Posted by Edwardryu (437 posts) -

@AlexW00d: what are you talking about? 11/15 is Tuesday. check out calendar again. oh, don't forget. 2AM on 11/6 is Daylight Saving Time Ends. your clock will go back to one hour.

#38 Posted by Bestostero (2758 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@xhavoc86 said:

@cav86 said:

PC versions are always delayed these days to limit the effect of piracy, essentially forcing those who 'can't wait' to go out and buy a console version

I agree with this. I don't think its for better content or enhancements lol

I think that PC versions are delayed in the hopes of boosting console pre-orders. It seems that the vast majority of PC sales are digital, and regardless how many people might pre-order a digital copy that number doesn't translate into physical copies shipped. If pre-orders are a measure of the popularity of an upcoming title then it makes sense that publishers would like to inflate that number as much as possible so that retailers commit to buying more copies of the game.

This makes sense too, I flat out don't believe pc is delayed for our benefit at all, its all for them to gain.

#39 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@NekuSakuraba said:

@AhmadMetallic said:

I wonder if it will run solid on the PC like Arkham Asylum did or whether it will be a fucked up port and a waste of money

You'd assume because it was delayed they made the game run better, right?

Too many game purchases this year to spend any money on a game that might be broken/that I won't play. I'll wait for PC reviews. 
 
Already wasted money on fucking LA Noire
#40 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1317 posts) -

So here's a small rant-y response that breaks off into tangents, you've been warned and know the proper internet procedure for reading or not reading.

@xhavoc86 said:

@NekuSakuraba: It might be, I don't know...but I think its more plausible to delay and discourage piracy.

The people who are going to download the game for free will do so regardless of any sort of delay, they aren't so close to buying the game that a month delay would force them to buy and play it on a platform they may or may not actually have. The only thing I've ever seen that you can't get via piracy is 'some' DLC for some games, such as Dirt 3 (it's dlc doesn't exist on the net, going by how things are it never will be).

Right now I'm weighing whether to crack and play batman on my 360 or wait for the game on PC, as I really really enjoyed the first game on my pc. I actually played through and beat batman and 'then' bought it and played through it a second time, I really liked the game :) Piracy rarely satisfies my 'good consumer' need to 'own' things. I'm pretty sure though I'm buying Arkham City though, regardless of my money troubles right now, I already pre-ordered Skyrim so that cash is basically out of my head, kinda a nice thing sorta.. doesn't feel like I bought the game when it comes out cause the expense happened a while ago lol. My only gripe with the PC batman is that it's not on steam right now, launching another client or honestly.. just not having it in my list of games in steam is just kinda lame. Shortcuts don't really cut it, having my origin copy of dead space 2 and mass effect 2 as shortcuts in steam feels really shitty to me even though I actually think origin is a fine client etc.

On a side/semi related note things that are aimed at hindering piracy almost always just encourage it, DRM being a big reason for piracy of course.

#41 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@amir90 said:

@JoeyRavn said:

@amir90 said:

As much as I love my computer, I rather play it on my 360, I think the controller was easier to use, even though the first one looked amazing on PC.

You can use a 360 gamepad on PC.

I don't have a cable 360 controller, and I don't want to buy a wireless receiver for the wireless controller :)

ps3 controllers come with a cable and are wireless AND dont take Batteries. >:D

#42 Edited by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

they forgot to fill the game to capacity with villains, so they're fixing the pc version while they can.

#43 Posted by AlexW00d (6186 posts) -

@Edwardryu said:

@AlexW00d: what are you talking about? 11/15 is Tuesday. check out calendar again. oh, don't forget. 2AM on 11/6 is Daylight Saving Time Ends. your clock will go back to one hour.

Lol Forgot to move the calendar up one month.

#44 Posted by Lazyaza (2167 posts) -

I decided fuck it with waiting for the pc version so I'm getting both it and the 360 one now lol.

#45 Edited by Zapbrader (173 posts) -

I would rather have it come out a month later than have to deal with any kind of issues on day 1. I can wait for them to make the finishing touches on it while making sure its optimized for PCs.

Then again, delays don't always mean anything.

#46 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -
@Zapbrader said:

I would rather have it come out a month later than have to deal with any kind of issues on day 1. I can wait for them to make the finishing touches on it while making sure its optimized for PCs.

Then again, delays don't always mean anything.

Yeah, I'll probably play this on PC, and I'd rather the port not be half-assed.
#47 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Man, waiting for the PC version to come out without getting exposed to spoilers is going to be hard.

Also, I know I've already said it but I really hope they have a CE of the game on PC. The game looks so badass.

#48 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

Man, waiting for the PC version to come out without getting exposed to spoilers is going to be hard.

Also, I know I've already said it but I really hope they have a CE of the game on PC. The game looks so badass.

I watched a 3 hour stream of it last night and saw many spoilers but yet it has not hindered me at all on still pre-ordering it off steam for 40$.

@Zapbrader said:

I would rather have it come out a month later than have to deal with any kind of issues on day 1. I can wait for them to make the finishing touches on it while making sure its optimized for PCs.

Then again, delays don't always mean anything.

There will be a ton of patches day 1 as I bet most of the pc disks are already printed and are awaiting shipping if not already there and are now just waiting to be put on the shelfs come the launch day for them.

@Lazyaza said:

I decided fuck it with waiting for the pc version so I'm getting both it and the 360 one now lol.

Good man, way to help the company stay alive.

@DJJoeJoe said:

So here's a small rant-y response that breaks off into tangents, you've been warned and know the proper internet procedure for reading or not reading.

@xhavoc86 said:

@NekuSakuraba: It might be, I don't know...but I think its more plausible to delay and discourage piracy.

The people who are going to download the game for free will do so regardless of any sort of delay, they aren't so close to buying the game that a month delay would force them to buy and play it on a platform they may or may not actually have. The only thing I've ever seen that you can't get via piracy is 'some' DLC for some games, such as Dirt 3 (it's dlc doesn't exist on the net, going by how things are it never will be).

Right now I'm weighing whether to crack and play batman on my 360 or wait for the game on PC, as I really really enjoyed the first game on my pc. I actually played through and beat batman and 'then' bought it and played through it a second time, I really liked the game :) Piracy rarely satisfies my 'good consumer' need to 'own' things. I'm pretty sure though I'm buying Arkham City though, regardless of my money troubles right now, I already pre-ordered Skyrim so that cash is basically out of my head, kinda a nice thing sorta.. doesn't feel like I bought the game when it comes out cause the expense happened a while ago lol. My only gripe with the PC batman is that it's not on steam right now, launching another client or honestly.. just not having it in my list of games in steam is just kinda lame. Shortcuts don't really cut it, having my origin copy of dead space 2 and mass effect 2 as shortcuts in steam feels really shitty to me even though I actually think origin is a fine client etc.

On a side/semi related note things that are aimed at hindering piracy almost always just encourage it, DRM being a big reason for piracy of course.

From what i have seen on steam for City, There is GFWL which sucks but it also has a 3rd party DRM which means this thing will be a little harder to crack then others so piracy will take longer or be discouraged as this means lot of work cracking it. Or it will make people want to get it free more which i dont see the point in pirating a game like this since its so badass looking that I want to help the company by buying it and having them make more games like this. Maybe a spiderman or even a superman game that isnt COMPLETE SHIT! (superman 64)

#49 Posted by evilrazer (480 posts) -

I have no choice but wait and get it for PC. Sold my PS3 couple of month ago.

#50 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Question to those playing on PS3/360 then buying the PC version later -

Why not either wait or just play the console version? =/

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