1UP community talks dedicated servers
damien0013 wrote: "The second a PC gamer jumps into his first game and gets completely annihilated due to a hacker and/or modding they're not familiar with is going to cause a negative first impression. They just did their math and decided it's the right decision. I play Team Fortress 2 quite often and I know for a fact that removing the opportunity to play modified servers from time to time would make my experience with that particular game far less enjoyable. It's a double edged sword and will either make the PC counterpart a complete detracter or end up as an example that sacrafices have their benefits."
heroman wrote: Enjoyable single-player action can't cancel out the travesty that is PC's consolized IWNet. 9v9 matches, no console, no lean, no dedicated servers... while understandably not a big deal for people who can't wrap their heads around PC gaming, this completely breaks multiplayer for me. The added perks and new modes simply aren't enough to compensate for the features they've so unnecessarily removed...If I weren't such a stickler for keyboard+mouse controls, and didn't have such a nice PC (the only two reasons existent for purchasing the PC version), I would trade this in for the 360 version in an instant. I really wish Infinity Ward hadn't so blatantly ignored the PC market which I've been so heavily invested in my whole life."
crusader8463 wrote: "Once they believe that they can get away with something like this then it just puts us one step closer to having a closed off system that is loaded with advertisements and has half of our games be designed around how best to maximize profit from nickel and diming half the games content like the consoles seem to be trying to do with paid DLC."
ThoughtFriction wrote: "The PC community at large was right on with this one. This should come as no surprise of course but we did wonder if Modern Warfare 2 was going to be THAT bad. In fact it is. The experience is energized by new perks and kill streaks, but Infinity Ward practically killed everything that made COD4 for the PC such a huge success. Of course different people may be looking for different things, but regardless, the longevity just isnt there."