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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:33AM Nerves said

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Ruh Roh. Why would they do this? You're building imbalance into the game from the offset.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:56AM Yellowdancer said

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@Nerves

I donno. I've never heard anyone complain about a mouse and keyboard advantage in DCUO on the PS3. It might work out alright.

And I'm getting the picture that this shooter won't be a precision game like Counterstrike. It will be more like Global Agenda where targeting precision is fudged.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:25AM fallwind said

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@Yellowdancer

DCUO isn't a first person shooter.

Every study done on the subject has shown that kb+mouse will ALWAYS dominate over any console controller (regardless of platform). Analog sticks simply can't keep up. Players with kb+mouse will win, players with joypads will lose.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:55AM xenothaulus said

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@Nerves Anyone can pick up a USB keyboard/mouse combo at their local S-Mart for 10-20 bucks.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:01PM Deliverator said

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@xenothaulus
Shop Smart - Shop S-Mart!
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 3:28PM Maximum Proxy said

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@Nerves So just buy a keyboard and mouse. If you can afford a PS3, you can probably afford a k/b.
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Posted: Feb 8th 2012 12:00PM Samcha said

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@Nerves It's not an imbalance when it's something that everyone has the ability to do.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:38AM smg77 said

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Wow it's just one bad decision after another with Dust. Now anybody who wants to be competitive will have to have a mouse and keyboard or get wasted by those who do.

I cannot wait to see this thing tank. Hopefully it doesn't take Eve down along with it.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:52AM Lobotomist said

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Pathetic.
They develop a PC game , with only audience interested being PC gamers.

But they make it Playstation exclusive.

Like they are trying hard to lose money

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:36PM ApathyCurve said

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@Lobotomist

It's a misguided attempt to break into the so-called "lucrative" console market -- and it's a big, big mistake. CCP is really good at making bonehead mistakes. They don't make small ones, for sure.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 1:42PM kjhasdfjkhk said

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@Lobotomist

And yet, they think that "millions and millions of people" will play it...HAHAHAHA, good luck with that.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 4:21PM Vandal said

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@ApathyCurve Heh, that is a good way to put it. When CCP messes up it is always seems custom-made for gaming websites worried about slow news days.

I agree with the other comments about this being a ridiculous move, but then trying to break into the FPS market with a game that places console gamers in a setting controlled by PC gamers is ridiculous anyway.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 9:58AM DeadlyAccurate said

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Does their PS3 exclusivity agreement exclude the PC, too? Makes me wonder if they're planning to release on the PC at some point.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 6:41PM Kalex716 said

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@DeadlyAccurate

They have said that its possible. The PS3 will come out first, but it will be out on PC at some point.

As of right now, they're leaving so much money on the table if they don't. The funny thing about Unreal engine development too is, if it works on PS3, it pretty much already works on PC too so again, they would be really stupid not to release on PC at some point.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:00AM Raikulxox said

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CCP did say that there only PS3 exclusive for an amount of time. This is just going to make an even playing field for when the PC launch comes (if you see the glass half full) or create imbalance for controller players (if you see the glass half empty).

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:16AM Dalano said

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Wait a minute. Didn't CCP claim that one of the reasons that Dust wasn't being developed for PC was the inherent imbalance between mouse/keyboard and controller?

Lame.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:27AM Braiks said

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@Dalano They never said that. We assumed it.
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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:27AM fallwind said

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Posted: Feb 7th 2012 10:38AM kgptzac said

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This is a good direction toward pc release, keep it up.

Posted: Feb 7th 2012 12:53PM Lateris said

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@kgptzac heh I agree. Still, I 'll take it for the PS3 now!
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