I truly believe, and not just because of all the hype, that this game will be the benchmark for games in the future, not just on PC but probably for this style of game on consoles as well.
I think that if they've fully utilised the DX10 API and got it running well on Vista, then this will do more for the sales of DX10 cards and Vista than anything nVidia and Microsoft can churn in terms of marketing and pushing sales.
With Bioshock, and Crysis coming up, PC gaming is raising the bar once again for game design.
Just my penny's worth, I personally can't wait until next Friday when it's released in the UK!
for the 5000th time. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE AN XBOX LIVE GOLD MEMBERSHIP FOR Games For Windows!!!!!!!!!!
i don't know why none of you people can read.
the ONLY things a gold membership gets you is
-True Skill Matchmaking
-MP Achievements (which only Halo2 has right now and it's only like 200 points)
-Matchmaking with friends on xbox live
you do NOT have to pay for PC to PC play or any form of multiplayer outside of what i just said. you get single player achievements and full text chat, and full multiplayer.
and as microsoft has said a few thousand times you will NEVER HAVE TO PAY FOR PC TO PC play!
And if you already have a 360 then it's not that bad of a deal since your paying one price for both systems. and paying 50 bucks for cross-platform and the extra features will be worth it down the road when more cross-platform games come out.
* Updated game trainers and cheats daily
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* Priority support with any problem