do you buy ports for your prefered platform?
Yes, always for my prefered platform, regaurdless of technicle issues.
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Yes. but only if its done well.
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No, i buy for whatever i can get it on first.
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Other, leave feedback if you want!
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Bacon is good, that should get a port!
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Poll: Ports, is there somthing you'd like to see.

So personaly im interested in a dragon's dogma port to pc, and i thought if i throw a few things into a thread asking what everyone else wants, it might be worth discussing, for added value you can talk about whether the power to directly influence dev's and publishers is a good thing or a disaster waiting to happen, my personal stance is that it has the potenial for great things, telling companies what we actualy want instead of them telling us sounds great to me.

Also added a pole for some generalized feedback on ports.

Now then, as the gaming comunity is probably aware, several companies have infact been listening to the customers more so of late then ever before, using the dark souls pc port petition and the debacle involving mass effect three's ending as examples, allows my thread atleast some credability of a potential to tell dev's and publishers what people want and actualy see some results.

With that in mind i started searching for any information on a possible pc port of dragon's dogma and although no such offical announcment has been made there are several things of atleast minimal interest, for example over at some capcom forums there is a thread requesting said port, its been open for over a year now and has a nearly 120k views with nearly 1000 replies all asking for a pc port.

Link to the thread if anyone's interested

http://www.capcom-unity.com/ask_capcom/go/thread/view/7371/27442377/Dragons_Dogma_for_PC_-show_your_support!

So with nearly 120k views on that thread and people replying as recently as a few days ago it does show considerable interest on the part of customers, several posts indicated people already owning the 360 or ps3 version would buy it again for pc, i hope this makes an impact on capcom to make a pc port.

With the cited examples and as proof that if the community give's voice in a calm and responsible manner (dark souls) or just a straight up bitching fest (mass effect), we can actualy influence dev's and publishers, with that in mind, in a what if situation what would you like to see get a port from either console to pc or vice versa? Is there a petition or forum thread for a port that you'd like to link to garner some more interest?

*Edit* Question 3 is supposed to read "No. because of social contraints, eg friends don't own X platform" The damn pole system on this site always gives me trouble!

It annoys the piss out of me that PC players petition so much for PC ports of console exclusive and expect everybody to rally behind them.

AND YET, if anybody starts asking for a console port of a PC exclusive they're told it will never happen and that they should just "build a PC" and all those people who previously asked for your support for their cause are suddenly nowhere to be found.

For the record, I'd really like a port of Amnesia. Never gonna fucking happen but a man can dream, right?

Castle Crashers on the 3DS would be fucking Gold

Also, the return of Battletanx: Global Assault to the XBLA

Gorilla Gunk:
It annoys the piss out of me that PC players petition so much for PC ports of console exclusive and expect everybody to rally behind them.

AND YET, if anybody starts asking for a console port of a PC exclusive they're told it will never happen and that they should just "build a PC" and all those people who previously asked for your support for their cause are suddenly nowhere to be found.

For the record, I'd really like a port of Amnesia. Never gonna fucking happen but a man can dream, right?

I know what you mean, its like a forced bias, personaly i love games and gaming, ive owned my fair share of platforms over the years but use my pc the most now, honestly i wish companies would drop the whole exclusive's buisness and just make games that everyone can play, as you said a man can dream.

I'd like to see ports of Red Dead Redemption and Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4. That would be heaven. I have no problem with them as long as they are handled well. Most of the time they're not handled well though.

captcha: that's hot

I'm sure captcha gods are referring to porn I have opened in another tab...for research.

I play on PC and don't own a console. I don't really have a choice. The vast majority of PC games are ports since everyone builds for console first these days.

Adam Jensen:
I'd like to see ports of Red Dead Redemption .

I always wanted this one...then I got a console

I still prefer the feel of a PC though

I'm all for ports, just watching the fanboys rage..

Uh... ports of everything?

I'd like to see all games on all platforms capable of running them.

If you're asking for particulars, I think it would be cool for the console crowd to get their hands on Amnesia, although the controls would need to be simplified. Also, it would cool if non-PS3 folks could play Journey.

Gorilla Gunk:
It annoys the piss out of me that PC players petition so much for PC ports of console exclusive and expect everybody to rally behind them.

AND YET, if anybody starts asking for a console port of a PC exclusive they're told it will never happen and that they should just "build a PC" and all those people who previously asked for your support for their cause are suddenly nowhere to be found.

That annoys me, as well.

I'd love a console port of the STALKER series.

Gorilla Gunk:
It annoys the piss out of me that PC players petition so much for PC ports of console exclusive and expect everybody to rally behind them.

AND YET, if anybody starts asking for a console port of a PC exclusive they're told it will never happen and that they should just "build a PC" and all those people who previously asked for your support for their cause are suddenly nowhere to be found.

For the record, I'd really like a port of Amnesia. Never gonna fucking happen but a man can dream, right?

Well it would be great to be able to port all/most PC games to console, like the Witcher 2 :wink:, but the only problem is that a majority of PC exclusives would almost impossible, it would be hilarious to see a controller with 15 different buttons with another 10 optional ones.

For Amnesia it is true it would be great to have a good horror game on console but i think what is holding them back is all the fees Microsoft and Sony ask for to be able to post and update on their platforms.

But most important of all YOU SHALL NOT HINDER THE SUPERIOR PC GAMING MASTER RACE.

Adam Jensen:
I'd like to see ports of Red Dead Redemption and Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4. That would be heaven. I have no problem with them as long as they are handled well. Most of the time they're not handled well though.

captcha: that's hot

I'm sure captcha gods are referring to porn I have opened in another tab...for research.

I would love to see a port of Read Dead Redemption for the PC as well. I would also like to see a port for Heavy Rain too.

yaydod:

Gorilla Gunk:
It annoys the piss out of me that PC players petition so much for PC ports of console exclusive and expect everybody to rally behind them.

AND YET, if anybody starts asking for a console port of a PC exclusive they're told it will never happen and that they should just "build a PC" and all those people who previously asked for your support for their cause are suddenly nowhere to be found.

For the record, I'd really like a port of Amnesia. Never gonna fucking happen but a man can dream, right?

Well it would be great to be able to port all/most PC games to console, like the Witcher 2 :wink:, but the only problem is that a majority of PC exclusives would almost impossible, it would be hilarious to see a controller with 15 different buttons with another 10 optional ones.

For Amnesia it is true it would be great to have a good horror game on console but i think what is holding them back is all the fees Microsoft and Sony ask for to be able to post and update on their platforms.

But most important of all YOU SHALL NOT HINDER THE SUPERIOR PC GAMING MASTER RACE.

actually im fairly sure that the witcher 2 got a xbox 360 port.
also while im on the subject, why arent console gamers starting petitions for ports? i mean it worked for pc gamers im sure it will work for you guys too, hopefully atleast.

and on topic now, i mostly just want to see more good pc ports happening and have that be the status quo instead of something only certain special games with big budgets do.

thpugh if i would have to pick a particular game to be ported to pc i would have to say majin and the forsaken kingdom, that game seemed good judging by the trailer but the game does not have a pc port so im out of luck, and yes i have a ps 3 but i barely play on that thing, havent even gotten through folk lore yet on that thing.

Fable 2 on PC. It seems really stupid to skip one installment in the franchise.

The problem with PC to Console ports is that in order to get the game to play on the outdated hardwarer of a console, the developers need to work very hard to optimize the game to the point of playability on the console. Its not so difficult with Console to PC ports, altough in general its still very hard. PC exclusive games often take up a lot of resources; for example, my 5 year old PC can't play Amnesia in full screen, even at low resolutions. An Xbox would have even more trouble. And then you have the whole button mapping problems, which ends up leaving the console owners without the hotkeys, such as lack of quicksave/quickload and shortcuts in oblivion.

Well I'd really like to see Ace Combat ported to PC.

As it stands now the only game in that class that's available for PC is HAWX (which isn't nearly as good).

And before you ask, yes I do own a PS3 but I will not buy Ace Combat for that since you can't play it with a Flightstick (an advantage the PC has had for years).

I'd love to see more PC ports. Specifically of series that I own, but never play, because dealing with my console is too much hassle. I almost never turn on my XBox anymore. I have a 360 controller for my PC, and most games are available for both, so I just play on my PC. Free online, and my friends are more likely to play with me (only one of my four dearest friends also owns a 360). It's not like there is really anything an XBox can do that a PC can't, so why not?

I like ports... some work really well! I have GTAIII on my phone, and that is ACE! And the 3D MGS is awesome on the 3DS too!

I would like to see a 3DS Bastion, or FF7,8,9 on XBLA!

Aris Khandr:
I'd love to see more PC ports. Specifically of series that I own, but never play, because dealing with my console is too much hassle. I almost never turn on my XBox anymore.

Really!? My god, just looking at my laptop fills me with dread and aprehension... :/

I suppose I should get a better laptop, but you know... money, and time and effort and stuff! :S

Elementary - Dear Watson:

Aris Khandr:
I'd love to see more PC ports. Specifically of series that I own, but never play, because dealing with my console is too much hassle. I almost never turn on my XBox anymore.

Really!? My god, just looking at my laptop fills me with dread and aprehension... :/

I suppose I should get a better laptop, but you know... money, and time and effort and stuff! :S

Yeah, I doubt I'd feel the same way if I had to game on my laptop. But my PC is a monster. Built her myself, planned to have her stay top of the line for a few years. Sure, the CPU could be a little faster, but with just a video card upgrade (GTX 260 to GTX 540) she's stayed able to run everything I've thrown at her at top settings with no problems for years. My XBox is very neglected.

Not really bothered with ports as I am lucky enough to be able to buy all the consoles and have a reasonable PC the only port I would like to see is Dissidia Duodecim on the PS3 I finished it on the PSP but I think this game could be so much more on a home console.

I only play on PC nowadays so I will only play console exclusives if they get ported to PC. However, I won't waste my time on rushed crappy ports. I figure if you aren't going to do it right, don't do it at all. I was excited for Dark Souls but the more I hear about the quality of the port, the less likely I think I'll buy it.

Amnesia, amnesia, goddamn amnesia. I am f***ing starved of real horror.

I always wanted ports of games like Halo and Metal Gear for my PC or GCN. Both eventually got released but I couldn't afford either. Or more, I realized I had better things to spend money on.

Gorilla Gunk:
It annoys the piss out of me that PC players petition so much for PC ports of console exclusive and expect everybody to rally behind them.

AND YET, if anybody starts asking for a console port of a PC exclusive they're told it will never happen and that they should just "build a PC" and all those people who previously asked for your support for their cause are suddenly nowhere to be found.

For the record, I'd really like a port of Amnesia. Never gonna fucking happen but a man can dream, right?

Well...

Has anyone petitioned for console ports of PC games? In fact, I think it would be a pretty cool idea for amnesia to be on the PC, maybe make a petition or send an email to the developer?

It's all well and good for these petitions, but most games that are PC exclusive are so, because the developers might not be able to make a console version (money etc.) or it's on a genre that just isn't feasible to be put on a controller.

On the other hand, pretty much any console exclusive title is viable to be played on PC, maybe besides party games and games with motion controls. Some games (particularly RPGs) make people scratch their heads as to why it wasn't developed for the PC, hence so many petitions for PC ports.

OT: I personally wish console exclusives are gone altogether... but it's to be expected.

I am also awaiting Diablo 3 to be put on consoles. I will not buy it, but I am highly intrigued to see how it could be done... especially concerning the online features.

Everything. I say we get rid of exclusives so everyone can enjoy the games they want. I'm not going to buy a console because there is one game for it which I really want.

Anyway, some specific games.
I wouldn't mind Halo 4 coming to the PC.
Or anything by Naughty Dog.
I know there are many more games I'd like to see ported to the PC but for some reason I can't come up with any more at the moment.

Well this sort of goes a bit outside of the port idea but I'd like to see Nintendo stop worrying about hardware (except portables they do a damn fine job of those) and focus on software. There are so many great Nintendo IPs but they are only available on Nintendo consoles that have little else to offer. I'd love to have Mario or Zelda or Metroid titles on my PS3 but I'm not willing to buy an entirely new system to get them.

TestECull:
I play on PC and don't own a console. I don't really have a choice. The vast majority of PC games are ports since everyone builds for console first these days.

Let's face it, everyone builds for the 360. As a PS3 owner, I can say we get some pretty horrible ports too. In fact, I often prefer the PC ports to the PS3 ports; they're both largely in a pretty bad state.
I love Bethesda games but I will never buy one for the ps3 anywhere near the launch date. With the PC at least you know Someone is going to fix it.

Yes, i like to buy ports of old games (like Mortal Kombat 2 and Doom) just to see what is different from one console to another.

Honestly I'd like to see some more RTS style games on the PS3, and before you say "RTS on PS3, ha! Lets see you play that with a controller" What I mean is build it with a keyboard in mouse in mind, you know those two things you could plug into those USB port at the front?

Killing floor.

Yeah, the mods are fun and all and my laptop can handle it okay, but I know hardly anyone with gaming or gaming-ish PC's, so a XBLA port would be awesome.

There's that upcoming Lego City Undercover coming out as a Wii U exclusive. If it came out for the PC, I'd pay any amount of money for it.

Seriously, a Lego GTA. I've been waiting for a game like that for quite a while.

Fishyash:

Gorilla Gunk:
It annoys the piss out of me that PC players petition so much for PC ports of console exclusive and expect everybody to rally behind them.

AND YET, if anybody starts asking for a console port of a PC exclusive they're told it will never happen and that they should just "build a PC" and all those people who previously asked for your support for their cause are suddenly nowhere to be found.

For the record, I'd really like a port of Amnesia. Never gonna fucking happen but a man can dream, right?

Well...

Has anyone petitioned for console ports of PC games? In fact, I think it would be a pretty cool idea for amnesia to be on the PC, maybe make a petition or send an email to the developer?

I've bounced around the idea of starting a petition before. Frictional Games even said awhile back that they want to do a console port. But I emailed them about it and got no reply back.

I'm also too much of a realist so I doubt I'd get more than a few hundred people to sign it at the most. Like I said, I could try getting the people who signed for the Dark Souls port to help but they got what they wanted so fat chance of them turning around and helping us out.

Last, I really have no idea how to write a petition. I know there are websites for it but I have no idea how to write the mission statement or whatever you'd call it, make it sound good enough so that people might want to sign it.

 

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