State of the Game on PC?

#1 Posted by Lukeweizer (2610 posts) -

Amazon has a digital download version (Steam activated) for $5. Is it worth it?

#2 Edited by Zacagawea (1582 posts) -

Come on man, almost every game thing is worth 5 dollars.

I've never played the game on the PC but I'd imagine it's fine. Hackers are probably a problem, but if you only play the single player it is still worth the price of admission. Spec ops is fun of you've got a homie to tear dudes up with. Reviews are still fairly accurate so feel free to read/watch those.

#3 Edited by clstirens (847 posts) -

Apparently it's riddled with hackers, and the Matchmaking has always had issues connecting players. I'd normally roll my eyes at claims of "riddled with hackers" but I just tonight spent a night (in mw3, mind you) filled with rooms with hackers, culminating with a match so ridiculously hacked, I alt-tabbed and loaded up fraps. I'm currently rendering the video out.

#4 Posted by Lukeweizer (2610 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

Come on man, almost every game thing is worth 5 dollars.

Ha. I know... I just heard a lot of whining about the PC version when it came out. Didn't know if it was very active or not.

#5 Posted by davide (34 posts) -

I haven't played it in awhile, but stopped because I was tired of getting hacked. At the time (2010) cheaters were able to taint matches so that everyone taking part immediately got leveled up Level 70 10th Prestige. Sounds good on paper, but it completely removed the entire metagame. The only way to revert back is if you had a recent backup of your saved data since MW2 cloud syncs on Steam. This happened to me twice, both times resulting in me having to erase my progress and start over from Level 1. The second time I also ended up losing all my single player progress in the process. I don't know if the hackers have moved on to other games at this point, but it seriously detracted from the fun.

#6 Posted by Lukeweizer (2610 posts) -

@clstirens: @davide:

Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll pass on this one.

#7 Edited by clstirens (847 posts) -

@Lukeweizer said:

@clstirens: @davide:

Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll pass on this one.

Not that I hadn't already convinced you, but here's the video

#8 Posted by ajamafalous (11857 posts) -
@clstirens said:

@Lukeweizer said:

@clstirens: @davide:

Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll pass on this one.

Not that I hadn't already convinced you, but here's the video

Jesus Christ.
#9 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@clstirens You know it's like that right now because of the free weekend? People just make new steam accounts to hack during free weekends
#10 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@CL60: You're right, but you act like these things weren't a prevalent issue in MW2. From what I've heard, MW2 is STILL a wreck.

#11 Posted by Killer_Babomb (35 posts) -

Yeah, it's not worth the $5. Go buy a cookie or something. Not many players, it's hacker infested. Honestly MW3 isn't much better. I regret getting it on steam.

#12 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

@clstirens said:

@Lukeweizer said:

@clstirens: @davide:

Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll pass on this one.

Not that I hadn't already convinced you, but here's the video

Did Darth Vader make that video?

#13 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@xobballox: Lol, my mic must have been close to my face, and I was breathing a bit heavy out of slight frustration.

#14 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

You can try out MW3's Multiplayer for free on steam this weekend. I'd suggest you try that first.

#15 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

@clstirens said:

@xobballox: Lol, my mic must have been close to my face, and I was breathing a bit heavy out of slight frustration.

Oh, now I feel bad :( I didn't know it was your video. (It wasn't that bad, I just thought it was a good opportunity for a joke, sorry!)

#16 Posted by KrypticKiller (190 posts) -

Although I don't agree with it, I understand why people hack bank accounts and other shit like that, they get rewarded for it, but to hack a game is just.. sad. You have got to be some kind of board virgin to want to hack a video game.

How long will the pc game market last for if hackers are forcing people not to play a $5 game?

#17 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@clstirens

@CL60: You're right, but you act like these things weren't a prevalent issue in MW2. From what I've heard, MW2 is STILL a wreck.

Yeah it's an issue, but it's only as bad as it is in that video because of the free weekend.
#18 Posted by Onno10 (405 posts) -

Better get black ops cheaply if you can for the 30 vs 30 matches

#19 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

I'd say the campaign is worth 5 bucks.

#20 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@xobballox: lol, no it was still a good joke in my opinion.

#21 Posted by Lukeweizer (2610 posts) -
@xobballox

@clstirens said:

@Lukeweizer said:

@clstirens: @davide:

Thanks for the heads up. I think I'll pass on this one.

Not that I hadn't already convinced you, but here's the video

Did Darth Vader make that video?

Every time he got killed, he'd drop to his knees and yell "NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!". He just edited it out.
#22 Posted by laserbolts (5313 posts) -

@clstirens: I don't know how you managed to stay in the match like that. If I saw hacking like that im outta there.

#23 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@clstirens: Holy shit. That looks like the worst thing ever. Who wants to play with people who use an auto-lock system?

@CL60 said:

@clstirens You know it's like that right now because of the free weekend?

Oh, so that makes it totally ok.

#24 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@CL60 said:

@clstirens You know it's like that right now because of the free weekend?

Oh, so that makes it totally ok.

When did I say it's okay? I'm saying hacking in Call of Duty games gets awful during free weekends, because people make new accounts and just hack. ffs, why are you so hostile?

#25 Posted by groin (838 posts) -

@CL60: Chris, just relax man.

#26 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

@groin said:

@CL60: Chris, just relax man.

I'll tell you again. Using my real name in literally all of your posts responding to me isn't funny, nor clever.

#27 Posted by groin (838 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@groin said:

@CL60: Chris, just relax man.

I'll tell you again. Using my real name in literally all of your posts responding to me isn't funny, nor clever.

Chris, I agree with you. I would not use those adjectives to describe it either. Why are you so hostile?

#28 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@laserbolts: I'd have left were it not for my intent to record it. I actually don't tend to record my games, so I had to alt+tab and load up fraps.

#29 Posted by spiceninja (3055 posts) -

Wow, this is really disheartening to hear. I got it on Amazon as well since I was really enjoying MW3 multiplayer this weekend. I thought MW2 was VAC secured. How is all of this happening?

#30 Posted by IntoTheN1ght (62 posts) -

Here is a tip: CoD games are only worth buying on consoles, even if the PC version is "superior"

All of them have plenty of hacks out that are easy to use and exploit.

In some bizarre world the PS3 version is probably the best version, as it is the absolute cleanest version out there. Ive never seen a maphack or the like for the PS3 version, ive seen some shady stuff for the 360 version.

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