September 21, 2007

Following Failure With Failure

It seems that closing the doors on Auto Assault isn't the only thing Netdevil is up to these days. MMOsite has the news that Netdevil has announced another post apocalyptic MMOG, entitled Warmonger. The basics: Warmonger will be an action-oriented MMO FPS set in a post apocalyptic future.

The kicker? It won't just be vehicles this time. Players can blow shit up and stuff, but not with vehicles. Understand?

The bigger kicker? It will be available for digital download on October 16th, 2007!

So, why will this be a failure? Because it is built around the AGEIA PhysX processor, perhaps the most worthless piece of computer hardware ever invented for gaming. Don't get me wrong, I am sure all 250 people worldwide that own an AGEIA PhysX processor will be just tripping over themselves to download this baby.

Fortunately, the AGEIA PhysX processor has dropped to somewhere in the neighborhood of $130, not terribly unreasonable. Players will just have to pretend they are buying the AGEIA PhysX card for access to it's vast library of enabled games. It worked for FFXI and the hard drive for the Playstation 2!

3 comments:

Jacob said...

I agree 200%, Ageia is a big pile of crap. Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse then the bigfoot "killer" NIC... it does.

heartlessgamer said...

At least the Killer NIC shows some performance increase for most games, albeit small and probably not worth the money. But most of all, it works with any game :P

The PhysX cards on the other hand require games to be coded to utilize them which is just a dumb dumb move in computer gaming hardware. And a dumb dumb dumb move for any game. It has been proven time and again that forcing the consumer to buy a box PLUS something else has lead to nothing but failure.

Aaron Miller said...

I can't remember which it was, but some demo I downloaded recently automatically installed PhysX drivers on my computer despite my not having the card. I was annoyed, to say the least.