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  • #31
    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    The honest truth: Epic has financial problems. Epic is lying. Epic didn't pay for the UT3 port that Icculus already finnished.

    C'mon guys...
    I believe you're right. They are in a tight economic situation where the income they would gain for releasing the linux port would not come up to the price icculus wants for it. They are a company, of course they can't afford a calculated loss like that in these times.

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    • #32
      How so and they have financial problems? Did UT3 indeed sell that bad?

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      • #33
        They are the last company that should have financial problems.
        The Gears of War kool-aid will keep that company alive for a long time. Why do you think thats all they care about these days?
        Microsoft paid them many millions just to keep Gears 360 exclusive.
        Last edited by spikestabber; 10-18-2009, 01:45 AM.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by L33F3R View Post
          im a little confused. How do you know this? Maybe im a little left out here.
          I cannot say how I got the info because if I did then the person that is under an NDA will be fucked.

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          • #35
            Microsoft paid them many millions just to keep Gears 360 exclusive.
            And you don't think that they have other things to pay for?

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            • #36
              Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
              Of course. How else will Phoronix be able to increase ad revenue? Do you really believe that silly benchmark articles which don't simulate real world uses of operating systems will ever increase page hits as much as tabloid rumor mongering and finger pointing?
              So what's wrong with the benchmarks? (And more importantly, how can they be fixed?)
              Benchmarks on the Windows side come down to the same things really: gaming benchmarks focus on FPS from a number of graphically-demanding games, with charts showing how the latest cards do with a variety of resolutions.
              On the non-gaming side, they test how fast is the processor at doing things: rendering 3d images, large spreadsheets, and battery tests.
              I'm pretty sure the Phoronix test suite covers all of these (except maybe the battery test).

              If you're saying benchmarking in general is crap and doesn't cover real-world usage, that's fine (but strange).

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              • #37
                At first I was not happy with this game just because it wouldn't be released on Linux. After a while of continued reporting I became a little tired of hearing about because I decided I didn't like the game enough for it to matter anyway. But then I realized that is completely the wrong reason to care about this story in the first place.

                The real reason why Linux gamers should continue to care about this story is because it is an example of a company outright lying to the community about what has been going on. It's important that someone keeps asking them about this game to see how long they will continue to lie about their intentions. If they didn't want to release the game on Linux then fine, they shouldn't say they would be releasing this version just in order to build up interest in the game or for whatever reason they had in mind because it obviously wasn't in the interest of actually releasing a Linux game.

                If you, as a Linux gamer, are tired of being treated as a second-rate gamer, then this story matters in that regard completely separate of the fact that you may not even like this game in the first place. We have to call companies out on this behavior if we don't want it to continue to happen in the future.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by joshuapurcell View Post
                  At first I was not happy with this game just because it wouldn't be released on Linux. After a while of continued reporting I became a little tired of hearing about because I decided I didn't like the game enough for it to matter anyway. But then I realized that is completely the wrong reason to care about this story in the first place.

                  The real reason why Linux gamers should continue to care about this story is because it is an example of a company outright lying to the community about what has been going on. It's important that someone keeps asking them about this game to see how long they will continue to lie about their intentions. If they didn't want to release the game on Linux then fine, they shouldn't say they would be releasing this version just in order to build up interest in the game or for whatever reason they had in mind because it obviously wasn't in the interest of actually releasing a Linux game.

                  If you, as a Linux gamer, are tired of being treated as a second-rate gamer, then this story matters in that regard completely separate of the fact that you may not even like this game in the first place. We have to call companies out on this behavior if we don't want it to continue to happen in the future.
                  That is very true.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                    And you don't think that they have other things to pay for?
                    I'm sure Microsoft would quickly buy them out if it were the case.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by spikestabber View Post
                      I'm sure Microsoft would quickly buy them out if it were the case.
                      But maybe they just don't want to sell theirselves.

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                      • #41
                        well, if they don't release, I don't buy. Easy. Nothing to get excited about.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Apopas View Post
                          But maybe they just don't want to sell theirselves.
                          Well if V!NCENT is correct, I'm sure its only a matter of time.

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                          • #43
                            I live for the day I hear that m$ has financial problems...

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                            • #44
                              OK, well let's call it good and not waste any more space on this "Duke Nukem Forever" vaporware dud. If it magically pops into existence some day, that's great But until then how about we make the two year anniversary mark the start of the moratorium on reporting UT3 rumors? Please, lets just all move on and focus more attention on other Linux games and news living more in the here and now.

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                              • #45
                                And still no one sees the point. We aren't just talking UT3, we are talking Unreal Engine 3. A quick search will reveal over a HUNDRED developers who have licensed it to make games. It is probably the most licensed engine to date. That could mean a HUGE risque to a certain operating system manufacturer if this thing ever came to fruition. I smell a conspiracy theory here...
                                They're probably letting Ryan take the fall for this. A professional software developer doesn't just 'loose touch' with a contractor employed to handle something so important as this.
                                Last edited by mikerz; 10-20-2009, 12:18 PM.

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