Terraria Goes to Consoles, PC Gamers Go Nuts

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clippen05:

Also, I eagerly anticipate the list of console -> PC ports someone is going to throw at me. Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't think of any GOOD ports.

I guess you didn't like Assassin's Creed 1, 2, 2.1-4 did you?

I keep hoping that PC gamers of the ilk that complained about this are just an extremely vocal minority.

...but my brain is telling me they're probably a larger minority than my gut wants to admit. I know folks on this site don't like the shorthand of "irrational, unfounded feelings of entitlement" (said shorthand being "entitlement"... silly thing to make into a colloquialism, but there it is), but this is most certainly that. "Fuck the other guy getting any access at all to what I have, I'd rather what I have is made marginally better!"

Makes me sick, honestly. That's the sort of thinking that children are supposed to have trained out of them, in order to meet the absolute minimum requirement to join a society of any kind.

Or maybe I'm just old.

lacktheknack:

clippen05:
I'm not gonna lie, I can see where PC gamers (like me) are coming from. Why? Because PC games never get to hold onto their exclusivity. Consoles do. Whenever a game that consoles don't have is available on PC people beg for a version for Xbox or Playstation. And so far, I can think that almost all their pleas are met. They're getting a MOBA (LOTR), they got Minecraft, they got Witcher 2, Plants V Zombies, Crisis 2, and a load of older titles I won't list. What have PC gamers got? We got Dark Souls... and not an amazing port at that. What other EXCLUSIVES have we got? I'd love to have Halo or Uncharted. But we won't get it. No matter how much QQing we do, we'll NEVER have them. PC gamers always get the short end of the stick. So yeah, I'm a little angry that consoles can be exclusive but PC can't. And don't say we have tons of exclusive Indie games, because so does Xbox live arcade and PSN. (only one I can remember being ported was Greed Corp.)

Also, I eagerly anticipate the list of console -> PC ports someone is going to throw at me. Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't think of any GOOD ports.

Dwarf Fortress?

Two of the Myst games?

The Longest Journey?

Starcraft?

Diablo?

World of Warcraft?

Spore?

SimCity?

Civilization?

The Binding of Isaac?

All of the above are PC exclusives.

Yeah, whatever, man.

You got a Civ port, it was called Civilization Revolution. Yeah, it was bad, but so are our ports. Binding of Issac IS coming to consoles. Starcraft and Diablo were ported to N64, old ones at least. Spore was ported to the DS, but not consoles. Ok, you got me there. World of Warcraft? Good luck running running that with 512 mb of ram, it needs at least 1GB, not to mention Xbox and PS3 wouldn't allow them to update rapidly. I don't know what the longest journey is so yeah I guess you have me there. The Myst games were made YEARS AGO, you want a port now? It's a little late. And tell me how you'd physically play SimCity or Dwarf Fortress with a controller. If a console can't properly play it, its not the developers fault they don't port it.

Also:

-SOCOM series
-Infamous series
-LittleBigPlanet series
-Killzone Series
-God of War Series
-Halo Series
-Sly Cooper series
-Gears of War series
-Jak Series
-Grand Turismo Series
-Heavy Rain
-MAG
-Viva Pinata series
-Mod Nation Racers
-Motorstorm
-Ratchet and Clank Series
-Kingdom Hearts series
-Crackdown Series
-Banjo Kazooie
-Wipeout
-White Chronicle Chronicles
-BlazBlu
-3-D dot game heroes
-Metal Gear Solid series
-Valkyria Chronicles
-Ratchet and Clank
-Warhawk
-Ace Combat series

Note that most of these are series so the list should be at least twice as long. Also, I could think of many more BAD console exclusives, these are only the good ones. Find me this many GOOD PC games.

Wouldn't PC gamers be happy that a game they enjoy now has more exposure?

It's not like a PC gamer has to buy the console versions.

People will get mad at anything, how does it invalidate their purchase of the PC one in any way? New content for the console ones, well it has come out waaaaay later. Besides, you don't know if they will do a Witcher 2 and enhance the pc one after, so chillax.

babinro:
Wouldn't PC gamers be happy that a game they enjoy now has more exposure?

It's not like a PC gamer has to buy the console versions.

Why would we care? We got to play it, then moved on.

Developing attachment of that kind to Terraria of all things is unlikely, at best.

I just want to point out something:

If the console versions are getting extra content, with there being no guarantee of it ever coming to PC, isn't at least some kind of upset reaction 100% justified?

I mean, that'd be basically telling the audience they built their success off of, "buy our game all over again if you ever want an update".

clippen05:

lacktheknack:

clippen05:
I'm not gonna lie, I can see where PC gamers (like me) are coming from. Why? Because PC games never get to hold onto their exclusivity. Consoles do. Whenever a game that consoles don't have is available on PC people beg for a version for Xbox or Playstation. And so far, I can think that almost all their pleas are met. They're getting a MOBA (LOTR), they got Minecraft, they got Witcher 2, Plants V Zombies, Crisis 2, and a load of older titles I won't list. What have PC gamers got? We got Dark Souls... and not an amazing port at that. What other EXCLUSIVES have we got? I'd love to have Halo or Uncharted. But we won't get it. No matter how much QQing we do, we'll NEVER have them. PC gamers always get the short end of the stick. So yeah, I'm a little angry that consoles can be exclusive but PC can't. And don't say we have tons of exclusive Indie games, because so does Xbox live arcade and PSN. (only one I can remember being ported was Greed Corp.)

Also, I eagerly anticipate the list of console -> PC ports someone is going to throw at me. Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't think of any GOOD ports.

Dwarf Fortress?

Two of the Myst games?

The Longest Journey?

Starcraft?

Diablo?

World of Warcraft?

Spore?

SimCity?

Civilization?

The Binding of Isaac?

All of the above are PC exclusives.

Yeah, whatever, man.

You got a Civ port, it was called Civilization Revolution. Yeah, it was bad, but so are our ports. Binding of Issac IS coming to consoles. Starcraft and Diablo were ported to N64, old ones at least. Spore was ported to the DS, but not consoles. Ok, you got me there. World of Warcraft? Good luck running running that with 512 mb of ram, it needs at least 1GB, not to mention Xbox and PS3 wouldn't allow them to update rapidly. I don't know what the longest journey is so yeah I guess you have me there. The Myst games were made YEARS AGO, you want a port now? It's a little late. And tell me how you'd physically play SimCity or Dwarf Fortress with a controller. If a console can't properly play it, its not the developers fault they don't port it.

Also:

-SOCOM series
-Infamous series
-LittleBigPlanet series
-Killzone Series
-God of War Series
-Halo Series
-Sly Cooper series
-Gears of War series
-Jak Series
-Grand Turismo Series
-Heavy Rain
-MAG
-Viva Pinata series
-Mod Nation Racers
-Motorstorm
-Ratchet and Clank Series
-Kingdom Hearts series
-Crackdown Series
-Banjo Kazooie
-Wipeout
-White Chronicle Chronicles
-BlazBlu
-3-D dot game heroes
-Metal Gear Solid series
-Valkyria Chronicles
-Ratchet and Clank
-Warhawk
-Ace Combat series

Note that most of these are series so the list should be at least twice as long. Also, I could think of many more BAD console exclusives, these are only the good ones. Find me this many GOOD PC games.

Why do I have to find you this many? Finding you enough to entertain you should be enough.

Yes, old Blizzard games were ported... But the new ones weren't.

Fine, one Civ port. How about the five non-ports?

The Myst games may be old, but Myst V and Uru, which are exclusives, aren't THAT old.

If you're running a computer with less than 1GB of RAM in this day and age, get a bloody new computer. One GB was standard back in 2006. Or, if you're running a desktop, go buy a gigabyte for about twenty bucks, take off the side of your computer, slide it into the "INSERT RAM HERE" slot, and put the side back on.

If I misread that and you're talking about the inability of consoles to play it (in which case you've never heard of "single-configuration optimization"), then so bloody what? It's an exclusive, playable on console or not.

And yes, Dwarf Fortress/SimCity cannot be played effectively on a console, but that doesn't devalue its existence as one of the exclusives you're dying for. It's still something you need a computer to play.

Here's another question: Why are you selfishly hogging your games to yourself? Does it matter whether or not Terraria wants to go to console? It's PC based, you've had the game for a long time now, and the only reason you'd want to keep it to PC exclusivity would be because you're desperately trying to prove that PCs are somehow superior to consoles.

Stop it. Stop it now.

Hey idiots....remember Dark Souls? When it was announced it was coming to PC with all these new shiny additions, the same reactions happened.....turns out Namco will also re-release the game on consoles with the added features from the PC version..

So yeah chill out...the same will happen here, it will get released on consoles...then a couple months later on, the PC will get the updates..Im sure of it.. (even though the DEV stated a while ago they won't). THEY WILL :P

I'm a PC gamer (YAY!) and while this is about making more money, it's just that - a company making more money. BAD COMPANY! BAD! You should not make more money! In this day and age all gaming consumers expect to play a half-baked game on release. Such is the culture. Then expect constant updates for ages after. So, as for the rage, this is typical of people on the internet rather than just PC gamers. Probably gamers in general.

loc978:

Makes me sick, honestly. That's the sort of thinking that children are supposed to have trained out of them, in order to meet the absolute minimum requirement to join a society of any kind.

Or maybe I'm just old.

To summarize all that, you could have just said "kids these days" and walked back in your house muttering to yourself.

Mangles69:
Hey idiots....remember Dark Souls? When it was announced it was coming to PC with all these new shiny additions, the same reactions happened.....turns out Namco will also re-release the game on consoles with the added features from the PC version..

So yeah chill out...the same will happen here, it will get released on consoles...then a couple months later on, the PC will get the updates..Im sure of it.. (even though the DEV stated a while ago they won't). THEY WILL :P

I really hope that pc gamers will get these additions, but it's not a guarantee. Until the developers specifically state that the pc version of Terraria will be getting the updates, the anger directed at the developers is justified. That said,

I'm all for more people getting to play a game, but the Terraria developers could have done a lot better job with this announcement. If they had just said "We're going to implement all these features we promised to and release a console version" people would be ecstatic. But nope. That would have been too easy.

PC gamers being a bunch of whiners again? Not a big surprise...

Can't we all just get along? Shouldn't fans of the game be happy that it'll get more exposure? No, of course not. Silly me, that's too much to ask for.

tehweave:
As a PC gamer myself, I feel I must jump in on this.

Whoo... Glad to let off some steam like that. Sorry to go all "preachy" and stuff. I probably shouldn't have swore so much, but I felt my opinion needed to be stated.

Whoo man you were right, that was some serious stuff...
It may have been the most vile, preachy, and swear ridden rant I've ever taken the time to read..

But as a PC gamer myself I can say that I feel the same hatred toward those foul consoles.
I mean Terraria was OUR game and it's not like we PC gamers would ever want a console game released for us...right?

Have for PC, love it. What I want, PS3 version and Vita version, cloud saves. Twood be awesome, but I think Sony forgot about the Vita.

and I was happy-sad when the last update came out. sad for no new content, happy I didn't have to start a new world to build my mega fortress, tunnel to hell, and sky highway yet again to get said content.

Ugh, sometimes I regret being a PC gamer. Don't they want the developer of a fantastic game to make more money? Money that they deserve? That they've EARNED? What is this console fixation that because you play games on a specific version of the exact same hardware, that it makes it somehow superior to the versions that you don't use? This argument was supposed to have died years ago. I can't wait until there exists a single omni-device that does everything and plays everything so that we no longer have to "take a side" as if there were any sides to begin with.

It bored me to tears, so I shall instead laugh maniacally at the console-brethren who will waste their money on it.

MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

ResonanceSD:

clippen05:

Also, I eagerly anticipate the list of console -> PC ports someone is going to throw at me. Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't think of any GOOD ports.

I guess you didn't like Assassin's Creed 1, 2, 2.1-4 did you?

They're all pretty uneven in quality. Not the worst, but they'd hardly be my first choice if I was trying to slam-dunk a reply on the internet.

Reading the facebook posts has led me to lose even more brain cells then the usual Facebook post. Eurgh.

I hope no one hear is that much of a prick. I bought Terraria on PC and...well...I have no fucking clue how it works. But I'm not complaining about it being on console.

Therumancer:

Waaghpowa:
Oh look, another instance of a vocal minority being a bunch of loud dicks that annoying haters are going to lump in with the whole group as an excuse to voice their irrational hatred.

As a PC gamer, I don't give a fuck that this game is multi platform, and neither should you or anyone for that matter. The only thing that should prevent a game from being multi plat is hardware limitations.

Hmmm, not sure that I agree. I don't think it's a vocal minority, but a case where it's a majority outrage.

Honestly I could care less, largely because I'm not heavily invested in this game, but I think you, and others, are kind of missing the point. From what I've seen and heard it's less about the game going to the consoles, as much as it is about the game needing work and promises of expansions which was part of what people bought into it, and the community surrounding it, for. Terraria for those into it was not *just* about the game but what surrounded it. The issue here is that the guy doing the game is retiring from it, and as a parting shot is putting the game onto consoles with exclusive content that isn't nessicarly going to be made availible for the PC version, when the guys who bought into the PC version feel that this effort should be directed at them since they already bought into the product. The PC gamers of course realizing that they provide very little in the way of finances to the creator having already paid him, where consoles will bring in entirely new customers and an influx of cash, hence PC gamers feeling they have been sold out.

To an extent what we're seeing here is what happens when a pie in the sky indie developer succeeds, and then winds up being held to those promises of support that they made which contributed to their success. Sure it's a $10 product (or whatever) but a LOT of Indie developers promise you the world for that, and apparently Terraria's developer was one of those. Practical in the long term or not, all those people who lined his pockets are holding him accountable.

There is also the issue of community divide, when you start releasing games cross platform, especially games with thriving communities on one platform when it was cross platform, there are issues as your basically bringing a lot of people in who might as well exist in an entirely differant dimension due to how they are accessing the game. Getting into a conversation with someone and then hitting a wall because of differant versions and nessicary differance between them and how they play is annoying. Not to mention the maturity factor, like it or not PC gamers DO tend to be older and a bit smarter/more mature than console gamers, the simplicity of which attracts a lower human denominator. It's not nice to point that out, but it happens to be true, and like everything there are exceptions especially sicne this is just tendencies. Inevitably when console versions for a PC exclusive are created, pre-existing communities tend to get flooded with kids and the really immature, and I think a lot of the problem is the Terraria gamers don't want to see this happen to their communities.

That's my thoughts at any rate, in the end though it doesn't really matter because the developer wants his payday before he pseudo-retires, the amount of bellyaching doesn't matter since he's already gotten all these people's money. Unless someone wanted to say hunt him down and take IRL action, it's not going to change, so the only real immature part is railing about something people should realize they can't (or rather won't) do anything about.

Amen sir.

lacktheknack:

clippen05:

lacktheknack:

Dwarf Fortress?

Two of the Myst games?

The Longest Journey?

Starcraft?

Diablo?

World of Warcraft?

Spore?

SimCity?

Civilization?

The Binding of Isaac?

All of the above are PC exclusives.

Yeah, whatever, man.

You got a Civ port, it was called Civilization Revolution. Yeah, it was bad, but so are our ports. Binding of Issac IS coming to consoles. Starcraft and Diablo were ported to N64, old ones at least. Spore was ported to the DS, but not consoles. Ok, you got me there. World of Warcraft? Good luck running running that with 512 mb of ram, it needs at least 1GB, not to mention Xbox and PS3 wouldn't allow them to update rapidly. I don't know what the longest journey is so yeah I guess you have me there. The Myst games were made YEARS AGO, you want a port now? It's a little late. And tell me how you'd physically play SimCity or Dwarf Fortress with a controller. If a console can't properly play it, its not the developers fault they don't port it.

Also:

-SOCOM series
-Infamous series
-LittleBigPlanet series
-Killzone Series
-God of War Series
-Halo Series
-Sly Cooper series
-Gears of War series
-Jak Series
-Grand Turismo Series
-Heavy Rain
-MAG
-Viva Pinata series
-Mod Nation Racers
-Motorstorm
-Ratchet and Clank Series
-Kingdom Hearts series
-Crackdown Series
-Banjo Kazooie
-Wipeout
-White Chronicle Chronicles
-BlazBlu
-3-D dot game heroes
-Metal Gear Solid series
-Valkyria Chronicles
-Ratchet and Clank
-Warhawk
-Ace Combat series

Note that most of these are series so the list should be at least twice as long. Also, I could think of many more BAD console exclusives, these are only the good ones. Find me this many GOOD PC games.

Why do I have to find you this many? Finding you enough to entertain you should be enough.

Yes, old Blizzard games were ported... But the new ones weren't.

Fine, one Civ port. How about the five non-ports?

The Myst games may be old, but Myst V and Uru, which are exclusives, aren't THAT old.

If you're running a computer with less than 1GB of RAM in this day and age, get a bloody new computer. One GB was standard back in 2006. Or, if you're running a desktop, go buy a gigabyte for about twenty bucks, take off the side of your computer, slide it into the "INSERT RAM HERE" slot, and put the side back on.

If I misread that and you're talking about the inability of consoles to play it (in which case you've never heard of "single-configuration optimization"), then so bloody what? It's an exclusive, playable on console or not.

And yes, Dwarf Fortress/SimCity cannot be played effectively on a console, but that doesn't devalue its existence as one of the exclusives you're dying for. It's still something you need a computer to play.

Here's another question: Why are you selfishly hogging your games to yourself? Does it matter whether or not Terraria wants to go to console? It's PC based, you've had the game for a long time now, and the only reason you'd want to keep it to PC exclusivity would be because you're desperately trying to prove that PCs are somehow superior to consoles.

Stop it. Stop it now.

So consoles can have exclusives and PC's can't? Okay. And yeah, PC's are superior. I own three consoles, and they have a place, but they are inferior. You can prefer consoles, and that's fine, that's your preference; preferences are only opinions though. And superiority is based on facts. And objectively, PCs are better; consoles are objectively worse. As in better processor, better RAM, better GPU, more control options, and finally lower priced games. I can't tell you what your favourite is, but you asked for what was superior, I must answer. Oh and "Playing on the couch is better, I like controllers, and I don't like all the hassle of setting things up are all opinions, not facts. Sure, you can use those points in formulating your own opinion of your PREFERENCE, but they can't be used in proving which is SUPERIOR.... \ But let me reiterate incase you didn't get it through your thick little skull: PC is superior objectively, consoles still have a place, and no one is trying to tell you you have to like PC. But this is all beside the point...

You say I am trying to hog the games for PC.. I do not support this nor did I ever state it. I supported Minecraft Xbox Edition and I even own it. It accomplished what a good port should do: expand the audience to people who would otherwise not get to play the game. But should't that go both ways? I merely stated I can agree with some people not liking Terraia being ported as we PC gamers don't get as fair a share of ports. I never said "Terraria should never, ever be ported and the PC master race should hog all the games!!!" I proved this with a list of many exclusives that I'm sure many PC gamers would love to have, just as many console gamers want Terraia. So, one last time, how is it that you can "HOG ALL THE GAMES" but PC gets shit? Oh, and QQ MOAR about your terrible reading comprehension.

Not upset @ the port itself. I'm only mad that they may get exclusive content.
if the same content being given out to the consoles is patched into Terraria as well then my anger will cease.

Captcha = Perfect World. Indeed Captcha. In a perfect world no system would have content the others do not.

as a pc gamer i just want to say to my fellow pc gamers who are upset about this...grow the fuck up. who cares if console gamers get to enjoy a game you love. i know you wanted pc related news about terraria but the game coming to consoles doesnt hurt us any. remember when you were arguing for dark souls to come to pc and part of the reasoning was so everyone would be able to enjoy a great game, regardless of their platform of choice.....

dont be hypocritical. sharing is good

Why do so many gamers seem to have a problem with sharing? Seriously why?

Also I can't fucken wait for Starbound to come out.

00slash00:
as a pc gamer i just want to say to my fellow pc gamers who are upset about this...grow the fuck up. who cares if console gamers get to enjoy a game you love. i know you wanted pc related news about terraria but the game coming to consoles doesnt hurt us any. remember when you were arguing for dark souls to come to pc and part of the reasoning was so everyone would be able to enjoy a great game, regardless of their platform of choice.....

dont be hypocritical. sharing is good

That's just the thing... I'm ok with porting its a good thing but the scales are tipped in consoles favour when it comes to them. We either rarely get them or get bad ones.

Yet I'm here, playin my PC games, not giving a fuck about Terraria in any of it's forms.

Feels good to be me.

I'm always confused when this sort of thing happens. I've never been exclusive to one brand before. During the "Bit Wars" I had both Nintendo and Sega consoles. Now, I have several consoles and a gaming PC, so I've never been worked up over anything going multiplatform. I just say to that "Good for them, they're expanding their audience."

I'm not trying to brag or anything, because I'm far from being able to consider myself "wealthy", but I just don't see the logic behind limiting yourself to on specific platform. That would be like decrying all forms of gaming except Milton Bradly board games and getting pissed off when they make a video game version of Crossfire or some shit like that. It makes no goddamn sense to me.

Abandon4093:
Yet I'm here, playin my PC games, not giving a fuck about Terraria in any of it's forms.

Feels good to be me.

High five to that,

Also, RE the unedited OP

If I said "all people x do thing y" in any other context, I'd probably be vilified.

RedEyesBlackGamer:

Andy Chalk:

The Terraria Facebook page is currently not a happy place as PC gamers, an inherently insecure bunch to begin with, vent their rage over what they seem to see as a betrayal of... well, something.

It seems like half my comments nowadays are just pointing out how unprofessional this site's news articles are. Seriously, why make this comment?

Kotaku did it too and they're the go to guys for news apparently.

Ummmm... I'm a PC gamer, I have Terraria (and didn't enjoy it all that much), and all I have to say: good for console players?... Seriously, guys, this is a good thing.

I don't understand how people can be angry about this. Like, if they'd announced a Terraria 2 that was going to be a console-exclusive or something, they would have a right to be pissed off. But this just exposes the game to a wider audience with zero negative impact on the PC version.

Elitist morons.

Name a thing that some people like. Somewhere on the internet, probably on a major and super popular site or service, are a group of asshats who are way louder then the vast majority of sane-minded individuals.It always happens. It does not reflect on any group.

I am primarily a PC gamer, and yes, this reaction is stupid. Mainly because if I WANTED to be elitist, I could imagine the kind of control schemes that would be necessarily to enable playing on a console. Terraria is defiantly a game that lends itself most easily to the PC. I'm glad that my platform of choice has that edge. But I'm also glad that even though a game like, say, Limbo or Braid lends itself more easily to a console, I can still get a completely functional version for my PC. Terraria is expanding to other audiences, and that is awesome. It doesn't change the fundamental fact that different platforms have different strengths and weaknesses, and "Not the best platform" does not equal "Bad".

This is why people hate pc elitists, and genearlized anything about pc games, these people, this vocal minority right there.

On the side note, I love terraia, but strapped for cash and have on the pc to begin with, but I have no one to play with :(.

Capactha: Face the music, very app statment to these idiots.

As a PC gamer, I join the legion apologizing for the prats that seem to call themselves PC gamers these days. Though I can understand their ire if the PC version of the game stops receiving any dev support because of this.

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