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Adam Kolak Jul 06, 2007, 09:44pm EDT Report Abuse
I won't be buying this since I already have the Xbox 360 version, but I know a bunch of guys who have really been dying for this to come out. It is rumored to be announced at E3 next week.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/rumor/gears-of-war-for-pc-to-be-annou...275897.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXPZjHx0OAs


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CrAsHnBuRnXp Jul 06, 2007, 09:55pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
I heard about this a while ago, however it was still speculation. I'll probably still get it. :) Ill be a lot better at it via a keyboard and mouse.

Adam Kolak Jul 06, 2007, 09:58pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
I really wonder what kind of specs will be needed to run Gears of War on the PC. It sure looks quite demanding. I doubt anything less than a modern dual core and a 8800 or X2900 series graphics card would do justice for this game.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Jul 06, 2007, 11:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
I dont see why it would need a DX10 card. Maybe a 7800GT or higher. Though a DX10 card would come in handy to play it.

Sean Costello Jul 06, 2007, 11:55pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
i hate TPS on anything other than a console :/

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Adam Kolak Jul 07, 2007, 05:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Sean Costello said:
i hate TPS on anything other than a console :/

I have to agree there. But then again Gears of War was the first TPS game I ever liked. All the other ones I have played sucked. Freedom Fighters was cool for a little while though.

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B Jul 07, 2007, 10:39pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
This game will put my brother's computer to good use (if it is released for PC).

Unfortunately I can not say the same for my system. lol :D

Lou Bot Jul 11, 2007, 07:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
I think it's confirmed

Epic Games' beautiful tactical shooter, Gears of War, will be making the jump from Xbox 360 to PC this year.
Epic founder Cliff Bleszinski demonstrated the PC version of the game at Microsoft's E3 event when the announcement was made.

The game will feature new content including a game editor, five new chapters, an additional multiplayer mode, new maps, and new achievements.

Gears of War on PC will be compatible with both Windows XP and Vista, according to Microsoft.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/47872

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Adam Kolak Jul 11, 2007, 08:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Yep, I saw it last night, it was very cool looking. They showed off some new boss battle with this creature with machine guns mounted to him. He was in the Xbox 360 version but only in a cut scene. For the PC version you get to fight him and theres 5 new chapters in total for the PC version. Cool, but not so cool for the people who bought the Xbox 360 version. I gotta buy the game again to play a few more chapters?

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Dublin_Gunner Jul 11, 2007, 08:37pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Guaranteed it will be a s**tty port with console like character movement.

Sure, it might look nice, but for PC gamers, it'll feel like crap, just like Lost Planet.


BTW, its barely DX9c on the X360, so I'd imagine it will run maxed out on a 79xx or x18xx based card (provided its ported well), it is after all the very scalable UE3 engine.

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Adam Kolak Jul 11, 2007, 09:23pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
DublinGunner said:
Guaranteed it will be a s**tty port with console like character movement.

Sure, it might look nice, but for PC gamers, it'll feel like crap, just like Lost Planet.


BTW, its barely DX9c on the X360, so I'd imagine it will run maxed out on a 79xx or x18xx based card (provided its ported well), it is after all the very scalable UE3 engine.

If its a crappy port then I doubt it will run maxed out on those cards. But we can hope that it will run maxed out on those cards. I'd say it will run maxed out on a 8800GTS...no guarantees though. :)

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El Jul 12, 2007, 09:12am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Too bad you'll need at least a $1000 PC to be able to push what a $400 console can.

Lou Bot Jul 12, 2007, 09:32am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?

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Adam Kolak Jul 12, 2007, 09:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
$3000? Uh I think a Low end Core 2 Duo, 2GB of ram, and a 8800GTS could run this game fine and you could fit all that into a $1000 USD Build.

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Dublin_Gunner Jul 12, 2007, 11:02am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
I highly doubt you would need anything like that to run it.

Its the UE3 engine, so should be fairly scalable

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Lou Bot Jul 12, 2007, 03:43pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Sorry I was referring to my PC :D

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Meats_Of_Evil Jul 12, 2007, 04:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
I hope they show Crysis. I want to see more :_)

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B Jul 12, 2007, 05:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
My brothers computer better be able to play this game @ max settings... :|

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jul 12, 2007, 05:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Uh, PCs push resolutions much higher than Consoles, Been that way for awhile now, Consoles still havent met resolutions that PCs are capable of.

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B Jul 12, 2007, 06:15pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Shadow_Ops_Airman1 said:
Uh, PCs push resolutions much higher than Consoles, Been that way for awhile now, Consoles still havent met resolutions that PCs are capable of.


True however games like Gears of War are specifically coded for the Xbox 360 hardware. Performance is often lost as a result of developers not optimizing a game properly.

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Jul 12, 2007, 06:37pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Gears of War coming for 'Games For Windows' at E3?
Hence its called Porting.

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