I know what you’re thinking. “Are you serious? This is stupid to put on the front page.” However, please hear me out. When I first created this site, its sole intention and purpose was to provide gamers news, reviews, previews, editorials and content that mattered and directly effected them. I wanted to provide that content from a gamer perspective for the gamer. That’s why I brought in people like Blackbuster Critic, Truthsettingufree, etc. Those guys are just your average gamers with an opinion for other gamers. We’re all just like you, your every day player. There is no slant to my content. Everything I write, I do so with an objective viewpoint regardless of if its negative for the PlayStation brand or positive. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a fansite willing to do that out there right now as most always try to put a positive spin on the product and company. I refuse to do that.
That is exactly why this entire Infinity Ward and dedicated server situation effects all of us as gamers and not just the PC crowd. Think about how often you’ve played Resistance 2, Killzone 2 or any other first-party title online and enjoyed the quality it provided for you through a dedicated server. It’s nice, isn’t it? Nobody receives an unfair advantage and everyone is on equal footing of skill and skill alone. This isn’t a bash at Microsoft, but I’m sure many of you have heard the complaints about Gears of War’s online component and how the host player receives a huge advantage over the rest of the players in a game, correct? That’s something dedicated servers prevent and it’s something all games should strive for.
Hopefully by now you’ve figured out why PC Gamers not receiving dedicated servers is nothing more than a decline in online quality from Infinity Ward as a whole. Instead of pushing the console to the limits and upgrading our services to dedicated servers, the developers and publisher have decided to shorten all three platforms by the lack of dedicated servers anywhere. Dedicated servers, regardless of the platform (even you Microsoft), should be a mandatory component to any online-focused title like Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield: Bad Company, etc.
I understand that petitions don’t usually (if ever) work, and I’m guessing most of you are aware of this as well, but that doesn’t mean they go unnoticed either. Believe me when I say that these companies are well aware of the backlash and response these petitions have on the community of gamers that we all represent. I can verify that Activision employees do visit this website and have on several occasions due to the articles I’ve written in a negative light of their company. They will see the petition, undoubtedly.
If you want and request dedicated server support from Infinity Ward and Activision for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on consoles and in general, leave a comment below with your gamer tag, PlayStation Network ID, PC Tag most known for, etc. If Activision doesn’t see it on the site, I promise to email the petition to the higher suits at the company on the eve of Modern Warfare 2′s release. This is your chance to be heard on some level, don’t miss out on it.