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    Default Midway is ignorant and arrogant

    I just got banned from their boards for posting this on their boards for Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe:

    Why no Wii or PC version?

    The XBOX360 isn't worth buying because it constantly malfunctions, and the PS3 still isn't worth buying if you already own a high-end PC. So why is there no PC or Wii version of this game? I shouldn't have to buy an unreliable system or a cheap Blu-Ray player just to play this game when I already own a system that should be able to run it better than an XBOX360 or a PS3. You want to know why Midway is losing money? It's because of stupid decisions like this to limit the market for games with massive sales potential to the few who own one or the other of the two worst values in video game systems. Thanks for being so interested in earning some of my hard-earned money. Now I'll never get to play this game, just because you can't be bothered to support the PC or the Wii in addition to the XBOX360 and the PS3.

    WTF? Obviously, they don't want to hear any criticism of their business decisions... so let them tiwst in the dust when they end up going bankrupt!
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    You flamed the company on their own forum. And you are complaining?

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    if that's considered flaming, they deserve to burn... and if they can't take the heat on their own forums, they deserve to go down in flames... COWARDS

    me sets Midway on = FAIL

    it's not like they don't KNOW they're operating in the red... EVERYONE KNOWS
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    I think 4chan is right up your alley.
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    While I don't agree with your assessment of gaming hardware - you can probably enjoy a bit of personal retribution knowing that Midway is likely going to go away (or have their best properties gutted and sold on the chopping block) based on their current multi-million-dollar-debt financial situation.

    It's a damned shame considering the very decent legacy that the company has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Draggon View Post
    I just got banned from their boards for posting this on their boards for Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe:

    Why no Wii or PC version?

    The XBOX360 isn't worth buying because it constantly malfunctions, and the PS3 still isn't worth buying if you already own a high-end PC. So why is there no PC or Wii version of this game? I shouldn't have to buy an unreliable system or a cheap Blu-Ray player just to play this game when I already own a system that should be able to run it better than an XBOX360 or a PS3. You want to know why Midway is losing money? It's because of stupid decisions like this to limit the market for games with massive sales potential to the few who own one or the other of the two worst values in video game systems. Thanks for being so interested in earning some of my hard-earned money. Now I'll never get to play this game, just because you can't be bothered to support the PC or the Wii in addition to the XBOX360 and the PS3.

    WTF? Obviously, they don't want to hear any criticism of their business decisions... so let them tiwst in the dust when they end up going bankrupt!
    Your post sounds like you don't want an answer - you're just looking to bash them in their own neighborhood so they probably figured, "the hell with this."

    If you really wanted to know why there wasn't a Wii or PC version, why not just keep it to:

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Draggon"
    Why no Wii or PC version?
    ...and give them a chance to respond?

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    I wouldn't think posting on their boards would have any effect on them, so I'm not sure why you did. For what it's worth though I agree with you. If MK vs. DC was on Wii I would have payed full price before it was even released and picked it up on launch day. Now I will most likely never play it. I refuse to by a 360 with it's ridiculous failure rate and the PS3 isn't even the cheapest Blu-ray anymore making it even less appealing than before.
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    While I agree that it needs to be put on more systems, I can see why they would not.

    While the Wii is a cool system, it just can't push the graphical limits that a ps3 or 360 could. And the pc has a huge piratting rate.

    And yes, saying anything negative about a company their own boards would justify the ba hammer.

    I am not going to do it, but it would be like me starting a thread and talking down on Joe's store. It would have the same effect of the ban hammer.

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    You can't blame Midway for PS3 or XBOX 360 system issues. THose are where the sales numbers are for the type of graphics needed to display this game.

    Remember, the Wii is still basically a GameCube, and like with Armageddon, Midway WAITED on sales numbers for PS2/XBOX to see how well it would do before releasing it on Wii.



    This game is a whole different story, but you flamed the heck out of them for no reason. MK makes money, the reason they are in this whole is because of non AAA products like STranglehold which put them in an even BIGGER hole.

    PC is a joke, that is bootleg non selling central for most fighting games...

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    midway is obviously struggling to keep from closing down. It costs a *lot* of money up front to make a game, even a port. They don't have the cash, so they choose the most profitable systems.

    It's like shopping at costco. Sure you can save money by buying the huge $50 box of cereal, but if you don't have the $50 to spend, then you're out of luck.

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    I think it's obvious why there's no Wii or PC version. The Wii is now perceived as the 'gimmick' console. Underpowered and filled with shovelware, it's geared more toward 'casual' gamers, not hardcore players who would like something like MK vs. DC. And on the PC side, you have to deal with constant and widespread piracy. At least on the PS3 and 360 it's a little harder to pirate than with a PC.

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    Also.....who plays fighting games on the PC? The demographics are NOT in favor of PC releases for major fighters. And the Wii wouldn't appeal to the hardcore fighter audience at all. I just can't see either of those being a sensible choice for release.
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    They probably can't afford to make a Wii/PC version. They had to borrow money to print out the game in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxlords View Post
    Also.....who plays fighting games on the PC? The demographics are NOT in favor of PC releases for major fighters. And the Wii wouldn't appeal to the hardcore fighter audience at all. I just can't see either of those being a sensible choice for release.
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    Seriously, who plays fighting games on a pc? Thats got to be one of the worst controller set ups ever. As for the Wii, most third party games just can't seem to cetch a break under the all mighty shadow of Nintendo first party games. So while I understand that you still want a pc release of every game in existance, the piracy rate will always keep that from happening. Even without piracy this game wouldn't have fit into the pc's main demographic....or the Wii's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    ...game wouldn't have fit into the pc's main demographic....or the Wii's.

    Agreed... 99.99999999% of my friends would never buy a fighting game for the PC. I've asked. From what I've gathered PC is shooter country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Koch View Post
    They probably can't afford to make a Wii/PC version. They had to borrow money to print out the game in the first place.
    Exactly. A Wii version? I could see it happening, but a PC version, never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTR View Post
    This game is a whole different story, but you flamed the heck out of them for no reason. MK makes money, the reason they are in this whole is because of non AAA products like Stranglehold which put them in an even BIGGER hole.
    Non AAA products? Every Mortal Kombat from 4 and on. The only people who ever buy an MK game anymore are fans who think maybe the creators will wise up and actually create a good game once again. However, after promises and promises, the creators just create more and more crap.

    I remember the promise that they were going to create an entirely new fighting engine and Armageddon was going to be some sortof godsend. What happened to the new system? Armageddon was nothing more than an even worse version of Deception with a crappy character creation, adventure, and racing system. I'd personally never buy another MK because of all the failed promises, whether it was good or not.

    Now you did mention Stranglehold. While it wasn't the best title ever or even a very high quality title, it was still a pretty good title. Definitely had fun playing through the game, although it was quite repetitive. The way the game itself controlled was pretty much perfect as it was very responsive towards every action you made and there was hardly ever slowdown even with the amount of enemies. So to tell you the truth, the game was actually a well developed title and it fit being a sequel to Hard Boiled very well(as the movie itself was nothing but a pure action title.) This is more of a AAA title than any MK game will ever be, even when the MK series didn't suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W View Post
    I think it's obvious why there's no Wii or PC version. The Wii is now perceived as the 'gimmick' console. Underpowered and filled with shovelware, it's geared more toward 'casual' gamers, not hardcore players who would like something like MK vs. DC.
    Please. MK vs. DC is in no way "hardcore". It is as much of a gimmick game as anything else. The Wii may be underpowered, but how much power does this game really need? It doesn't look like anything fancy. I'm sure it could be scaled down to 480p without any big problems.
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    MK vs. DC would have to be really scaled down to work on Wii. And Midway is in a dire financial situation, so I doubt it has the resources to do such a port.

    Why not flame Rockstar for not porting GTA IV to Wii, or Namco for not porting Soulcalibur IV? Its the same deal...

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