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DICE maintains dedicated server pressure on MW2

Wednesday, 4 November 2009 13:46 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 developer DICE has published a letter from a disgruntled Modern Warfare 2 fan who’s taken the step of sending the company $60 – the money he would have spent on the Infinity Ward shooter had it included dedicated servers.

He was going to spend the money on a cake, but decided sending sweet, baked items from the US to Sweden was unwise.

DICE was quick to confirm the PC version of BFBC2 would have dedicated multiplayer servers after the Infinity Ward revealed MW2 was instead to use a closed system – IWnet – for online play.

Thanks, BDH.

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39 Comments

  1. Grimrita

    Well Im not buying MW2…all my cash goes on the next Battlefield.

    I also make a monthly donation to keep our servers up – which are the busiest around. WE LOVE YOU DICE!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 developer DICE has published a letter from a disgruntled Modern Warfare 2 fan who’s taken the step of sending the company $60

    His name wasn’t blackdreamhunk by any chance was it…?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    yea I am getting this game too.I’m getting the CE on top of that.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    I could have done with that money.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Len

    Looks like a drunk spider fell in the ink pot again! ;)

    Also is the the cheque not invalid with the ‘Thank-you for

    dedicated servers’ msg scrawled on it…?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Len

    Lol Giga! Must have been one of his many pseudonyms…

    So yr buying 2 copies then BDH, that’s dedication for you…?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    On a completely different note… I’ve never seen a cheque written that way. Is that 00/100 part common on cheques in certain countries?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    seriously man this game should have dedicated servers. There’s no excuse for it not to have them. The only reason why I don’t give a shit is because there’s no online trophies. BFBC2 on the other hand should have dedicated servers if they are going to add those stupid crazy to obtain online trophies by yourself again.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    I figured you’d have liked no online trophies. Surely it’s far easier to get a platinum on a game without them?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    The Swedish are among the most awesome peoples on the planet.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    It depends on the trophies of online. If MW2 online had trophies like get 500 kills total, 10 grenade kills, 3 melee kills in a row stuff like that then I wouldn’t mind at all.

    BFBC on the other hand has some stupid hard trophies like kill 8 players in 2 sec! That’s fucking hard man! 10,000 kills total is fucking unnecessary and frustrating because the game has frame rate issues and you can easily miss your targets.

    Some online trophies are cool and I was hoping IW would put at least 2 in MW2 like Naughty Dog did in UC2 but oh well. The crazy online trophies like 10,000 kills or GTA4 earn 5 million are just frustrating and not fun.

    It’s not all about how easy a platinum is to get really. I only want to surpass this guy on my friends list and then I’m done trophy hunting for the most part. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy games like Valkyria Chronicles without hearing that damn chime sound for a while.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Surf the wave DICE.
    May aswell because MW2 will not only outsell but out-rate BC2.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    “I want to sit back, relax and enjoy games like Valkyria Chronicles without hearing that damn chime sound for a while.”

    For what it’s worth, I wish VC had trophies. I’ve utterly obliterated all the content in that game. :D

    #13 5 years ago
  14. G1GAHURTZ

    Wannabe trophy whore!

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    I’ve always loved trophies / achievements. Couldn’t give a toss about the associated scores though. :)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. blackdreamhunk

    more news update

    http://www.prophecy.co.za/forums/topic/55194-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2/page__st__340__p__828189&#entry828189

    #16 5 years ago
  17. endgame

    wow that’s dedication! that’s the difference between a pc player and a mere console player.

    unknown 60$ sender. u r legend my friend. gg.

    p.s. hope to fight by your side in bf bc2. cheers!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    Of course… as a PC gamer he’s likely to have saved 10 times that by pirating all his games. :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. freedoms_stain

    Psycho, there’s a line between ribbing and just flatout being a dick, bear that in mind eh?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    I’ve no doubt BC2 is going to be a great game, but this is just downright pathetic and childish.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Did I offend you f_s? I’m deeply upset that’s the case.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. freedoms_stain

    Pirating is worse on PC than I thought, I was blogging last night about the ridiculousness of publishers holding back finished products till a specific release date when they have the technology to get it out asap now, I was rather shocked to find DA:O torrents amounting to >35,000 illegal downloads on one site alone, but then again, how many of that number have paid for a pre-order and couldn’t be arsed waiting?

    It’s a complex issue and the numbers are fuzzy at best, you certainly can’t take PC gamer = pirate as a given, and unfortunately more and more cunts in the industry are taking that stance without bothering their arses to take a look at WHY people might pirate or to consider if all piracy amounts to a loss of sale.

    So yeah, it’s an annoying to hear someone express such a standpoint when my GamesTracker list is as long as your leg and growing all the time.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    I’m a PC gamer… but that doesn’t really change the fact that I don’t personally know anyone who actually pays for their games on the PC.

    With one exception… MMOs where they have no choice (though some choose to play on private servers).

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    I’m getting the impression Psycho is no stranger to the old jolly roger himself when it comes to PC games. :D

    #24 5 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    he’s admitted in the past he’s pirated one game while he attended college Gek. I think the year was 1972 and the game in question was PONG :D

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Psychotext

    You’re not that far from the truth TEA. I did pirate games when I was a kid (On the Amiga no less) but I don’t now.

    I don’t recall ever pirating a PC game, though I have downloaded plenty to avoid DRM and CD in drive bullshit. (After buying the game of course)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    So what you’re saying Psychotext is that if you own a legal copy of the game then it’s okay to download a backup of the game in question.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Gekidami

    Yep.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Psychotext

    I have no idea of the legality of it to be honest, but on a moral level it suits me just fine.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    Great that’s all I wanted to hear from “YOU”. Sweet now I can buy the PS3 version of MW2 and pirate the 360 version to play with G1GA on live ;)

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    Thats not really the same thing. :p

    #31 5 years ago
  32. freedoms_stain

    You don’t have to download the full game for a no-cd crack, just get the crack from gamecopyworld or wherever

    #32 5 years ago
  33. theevilaires

    Gek, be quiet I just want an excuse :P

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    I wont be buying COD on either console TEA. Whilst I’m sure you and GHz will hate me forever for saying this… I don’t rate the game (I might feel different if I played online, but I rarely have the time / inclination for online games).

    #34 5 years ago
  35. theevilaires

    GHz might hate you for saying that but I don’t. You have your hands filled from a lot of previous titles anyway. To be honest I’m getting turned off by the game because its being shown too much everywhere.

    Another issue I have with it is the side effects this game can have toward the youth. I love IW multiplayer but I just can’t help to think that the US government wants kids to be trained by virtual military simulators like this to become war tools.
    I don’t know maybe its me, maybe I’ve been playing too much MGS.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    “I just can’t help to think that the US government wants kids to be trained by virtual military simulators like this to become war tools”

    You’ve only got to look at “America’s Army” to get the answer to that one. 8O

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Gheritt White

    #35 – SUPERB COMMENT WIN!

    #37 5 years ago
  38. theevilaires

    Yea its really an exciting game but at the same time its also depressing because of all the negativity that will follow after this games release.

    -this just in, teen shoots 20 class mates in blah blah high school. teen played hours of Cod MW2-fox news

    Right now we’re all praising the game for how great it will be without realizing the negative issues and problems it could have toward society in a whole. Its really taking a toll on me mentally. It has for the past couple of days to be honest. I’m just not as excited as I use to be….

    I think I’m gonna go buy a Wii and a copy of Mario Galaxy tonight. I’m fucking depressed man.

    EDIT: just watched the GOW3 demo quicklook over at Giantbomb :) I’m feeling better now :D

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Gheritt White

    TEA, get Bionic Commando instead. It’s proper mint.

    #39 5 years ago

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

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  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

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  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

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  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

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  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

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  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

    The question on every Destiny player’s lips today. And the answer, supplied by resident Destiny expert Paul Davies, is… Yes! We asked Paul whether or not he thought Xur’s Exotic weapon this week was worth the 23 Strange Coins. Here’s what he said: “It was already a great gun to own for PVP owing to […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

    According to Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata, the main cast of the game is all-male because it makes the game “more approachable.” Final Fantasy 15 director Hajime Tabata spoke to Gamespot about the reason for his choice of making the core cast an all-male affair. “Speaking honestly, an all-male party feels almost more approachable […]

  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

    Blizzard has given Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain a solid release date. Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure pack will be released April 2 in the Americas region, and April 3 in Europe, Korea, Taiwan, and China. Blackrock Depths is the first wing to be released, others will follow one week apart. Other than the 31 new cards, […]

  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

    If you’re having issues loading your Bloodborne save after applying firmware update 2.50 to your PS4, this should help you out. Reddit user KBALLZZ encountered an issue after installing update 2.50 on his PlayStation 4. Bloodborne started reinstalling the day one patch again and when it was done he couldn’t continue his game or load […]

  • Use this code to get 10% off on PSN purchases

    Sony is offering a 10% discount coupon to anyone looking to buy games on PlayStation Store this weekend. Sony’s latest discount coupon code is here. You’ll receive 10% off your cart total when buying from the PSN Store. The offer is not valid on purchases made on PS Vita, PlayStation TV, PSP, or in-game stores. […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin upgrade path announced, system specs revealed

    Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer returning customers a chance to upgrade at a discounted price. Those who already own Dark Souls 2 on Steam and are interested in picking up the Scholar of the First Sin edition will be happy to know that publisher Bandai Namco is offering them an […]

  • Bloodborne: this is what happens when you have 40 Insight

    Insight is one of the currencies in Bloodborne, but it’s also a mechanic that affects the gameplay. There are MASSIVE SPOILERS below, so turn back now or one of Bloodborne’s gameplay mechanics will be SPOILED for you. Just like Blood Echoes in Bloodborne, Insight is used to purchase certain items from vendors in the game. […]

  • Phase two of Xbox One April update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, more

    The second phase of the April update for Xbox One is now open to members of the Preview programme and and it looks like there are even more features in store. Phase one of Xbox One’s April firmware update started a few days ago with improvements to party chat and achievements notifications. Today, phase two […]

  • GTA 5′s graphical “downgrade” is a bug, will be fixed in upcoming patch

    As of patch 1.8 for GTA 5 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a few graphical issues have cropped up leading some to believe there has been a stealth downgrade to the game’s overall graphics. Over the past couple of days, Reddit went nuts over a video showing what appears to be a downgrade to […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for March 27, 28 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at The Tower in Destiny to rid you of your Strange Coins. Xur: Agent of the Nine has once again made it to Destiny’s Tower to sell you Exotic weapons and gear in exchange for Strange Coins and Motes of Light. For this weekend, Xur can be found […]

  • Destiny vault space upgrade will have enough room for every Exotic

    Destiny is finally getting the vault space upgrade players have been begging for almost since launch week. Destiny players can currently use vault space to store 20 pieces of amour, 20 weapons and 20 general item stacks. In the latest Bungle Weekly Update, the developer revealed that as of patch 1.1.2, due before House of […]

  • Half-Life 2: Update mod applies some sparkle to the original title

    Half-Life 2: Update will be available tomorrow, and thanks to the modding community, those who own the vanilla version of the game can apply a visual update to the 2004 title. The comparison video shows you the differences between the original version, and the version with Half-Life 2: Update applied. Here’s what the mod includes: […]

  • Neverwinter MMO can now be pre-downloaded on Xbox One

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  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

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  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

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  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

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  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]