Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

November 4, 2009 -

A fan of the upcoming Battlefield: Bad Company 2 was so impressed with developer DICE’s efforts to include dedicated server support in the title he sent the company a check for $60.00.

The $60.00 was sent in lieu of Eddie from New Jersey (the letter writer) using the funds to purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which is opting to use a matchmaking service in place of dedicated servers for PC users. Eddie suggested to DICE that they use the funds to aid development on the upcoming game.

DICE posted a copy of the letter and check on their Battlefield website (thanks Joystiq), thanking Eddie and writing, “It's moments like this that make all the late nights and weekends of crunching to make the best game possible all worth it.”

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is due out March 2, 2010 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.


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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Still playing BF 1942's mod Desert Combat Final - to this day!

But I never really liked BF Vietnam and BF 2. They are just not that good.

ZAR.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Sadly, Infinity Ward's idiocy and their multiple fuckups with MW2 are every PC Gamer's loss.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I read this article and while I am not going to send DICE my $60 I was going to spend on MW2, I did go out and pre-order BC2.  I am all about supporting companies that have my interests in mind.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

This man can spend his hard working money on anything he wants. Thank God. At least no one isn't telling him how to spend it & who or where to spend it on or at.

 

 

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

This IW-DICE rivalry is getting spicy.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I'd laugh if DICE now issued a press release saying that they no longer intended to include dedicated server support for Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I might as well do that, it's not like I want Modern Warfare 2 or anything.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I've been disappointed by Battlefield after Battlefield 2 (PC) and its add-ons.  The console battlefields are lackluster at best.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Good for him for standing by what he believes in.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I haope the 30 starving africans his check could have fed agree. But I'm sure they will understand dedicated servers come first in the grand scheme of things.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I'm sure the starving africans that you could have fed with what you pay for your internet connection monthly agree. Please, cancel your connection and send them the money. They'll be happier. So will be the rest of us.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

LMAO!

 

 

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Hey, I don't see Activision or Dice or EA Games sending money off to starving kids in Africa.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I'd rather use my charity money to help citizens of my own city/county/state/country before trying to help people in other countries.

We need to take care of "our own" citizens before we can spend our efforts on other's.  ("Our own" translates to whatever city/county/state/country the reader of that line resides in.)

Trying to coax money to help citizens from other countries is like someone who lives in a rat and roach infested, garbage filled home, with children, calling social services on someone else because THEY live in a rat and roach infested, garbage filled home with children.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Where's your 50 dollars sent to these starving africans.  Why are you even buying video games when you can be out there supporting them?  Go, heed your calling, give your money to charity and don't worry what the rest of us do.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Oh please, don't try playing the 'poor starving Africans' card, that's seriously weak.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I agree, not spending all of your spare cash on charity is not greedy or selfish and I betcha 99.9% of people do so. So he really should cut the appeal to emotion crap.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Meh, even if he did donate his spare money to charity he'd still be selfish.  In the end there isn't a damn thing that you, I, he, or anyone else will ever do, or ever has done, that isn't selfish at its most basic lvl. 

Even giving away your money/time to help others is done to satisfy some self-need.

Really, being selfish isn't a bad thing.  It's just part of the human condition.  In other words, it's normal.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I hope thats 60 grand and not a misaly 60$....


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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

It's $60.00, the money he was GOING to spend on Modern Warfare 2 until dedicated PC servers were axed.

It says this right there in the article.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Why is this news worthy?


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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

No news day?

(I would say slow news day, but even they have more 'news' news than this is)

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Actually, from a consumer point of view, whilst you may or may not agree with it, it is definitely a snub to the makers of MW2, $60 may be a pittance from a company point of view, but the thought is what makes it news.

What I find far more interesting is that the same people who say consumers should stand up and have a voice about the way they are treated by companies are the same people who claim it isn't news when someone does what they feel is right by way of protest.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Maybe because it's petty, dumb and wont change anything.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

A penny saved is a penny earned

 

Besides, this is a guy that doesn't make millions, sending off what he has to support a game company that is thinking of him and other pc users. 

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Or he could have done something REALLY radical like buying a copy of the game when it comes out. I can think of 50+ charities that could do a lot with 60 dollars, but Mr. Butthurt here decides a private company needs it as a show of support more.

That reminds me, anyone know how I can get these aid packages delivered to Microsofts headquarters? They need support too y'know.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Okay this is getting serously dumb.  When did these developers become holy and prohibited from criticism?  People have a problem with L4D2 and don't buy it suddenly they are butthurt.  Someone chooses to support a company that he agrees with in lieu of one he disagrees with and suddenly he is butthurt.  What the flying fuck?

You see children it's called voting with your dollar.  A company knows they are doing well when they get the money.  When they don't get the money they will try to do things to get the money.  So if a company is doing something you disagree with, cut off their funds.

Yet again I ask: Just when the fuck did the customer/company relationship get turned around and ass fucked?

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

I found myself asking this same question. Why are people defending the corporations from the people? Are you really that brainwashed?

So everyone who hates EA games is jumping on a bandwagon, even when they explain their reasons? People who are standing up against L4D2 are idiots for hating Valve? Yes, we know Valve has been pretty cool so far, but if you want to make sure they stay that way, you need to speak up.

You "THEY'RE BUSINESSES, THEY'RE IN IT FOR THE MONEY" people need to learn something: money is not inherently good or evil. It is what we make it. Don't get all up in arms when someone tries to defend his beliefs and those of his fellow consumers. Support him, maybe? Makes sense to me.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

He is going to buy the game when it comes out, what he did was send the money for MW2 to the developers of Bad Company because he felt they were more customer oriented. This isn't about him buying BF, it's about him not buying MW2.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Well I wasn't gonna buy it either. Where's my article?

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Where's your letter to Dice, where's your donation as a symbol of your feelings in the matter?

That's where your article is.

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

Thought you said this was about him not buying MW2, not him writing to DICE or buying BC2.

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Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

That's right, he not only isn't going to buy the game, but he used the money he put aside to help a company that he likes.  Whether or not it's a substantial amount, every penny helps in the long run.

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I once had a dream about God. In it, he was looking down upon the planet and the havoc we recked and he said unto us, "Damn Kids get off my lawn!"

Re: Modern Warfare 2’s Loss is DICE’s Gain

As I said before, this is not about whether he buys BF2 or not, this is about his method of protesting MW2, it's newsworthy, whether you like it or not, don't pretend not to understand that, I'd like to think you are smarter than that.

 
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