Stolen Pixels

Stolen Pixels #4: Epic Message




Playing Unreal Tournament 3 for the first time is like coming home to find your girlfriend has thrown all your stuff into the yard and changed the locks. The relationship between Epic and the PC crowd has ended, and the fact that we got a game at all is Epic’s way of saying that we can “still be friends”.

I actually don’t blame Epic for focusing on consoles, in the same way I wouldn’t blame any sane person for deciding to do less work for more money. PC users are getting all indignant now that market forces are moving against them. They’re complaining that games don’t seem to be designed with their system in mind, if the game makes it to the PC at all. Which means they’re getting an idea of what it’s felt like to be a Mac user all these years.

Shamus Young is a programmer and writer by trade, videogame nitpicker by inclination. If you have the patience for more of his ramblings, they can be found at

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