Why No Gears Of War 2 For PC? Well, Piracy For One

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Epic Games won't be bringing Gears of War 2 to the PC. That's their story and they're stickin' to it. It's "definitely" not happening, swears designer Cliff Bleszinski, pointing to a worsening PC gaming environment. "The person who is savvy enough to want to have a good PC to upgrade their video card, is a person who is savvy enough to know [BitTorrent] to know all the elements so they can pirate software," says Bleszinski. "Therefore, high-end videogames are suffering very much on the PC." Hmph! Thanks a lot, assholes. Oh, not you, Cliff. We were talking to the dude stealing your game. Gears Of War 2 - Cliff Bleszinski Q&A [TVG]

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Hey Dude Huge, if you're reading this, I have proof you're wrong. I can do it in 3 points, each perfectly viable.

1: Spore is selling millions even though a cracked version was leaked before the actual release of the game.

2: Gamers hate Vista so having it be an OS requirement will make your game sell awful anyway.

3: Gears of War for the PC had awful controls that kb/mouse people couldn't handle. Enough reports about this went out to stymie sales.

Face it, piracy is a poor excuse and nobody is going to believe you if they are, as you say, smart enough to upgrade their computer to run GoW 2 and smart enough to use Bittorrent.