Posts Tagged ‘dedicated servers’

Sad Tiger: No Dedicated Servers For Far Cry 3 Multi

By Nathan Grayson on November 20th, 2012.

You probably can't tell, but he's hiding his pain.

I wanted to make a picture of one of Far Cry 3‘s tigers crying gigantic crocodile tears (or maybe one of its crocodiles crying tiger tears – or just tigers) for this post, but I’m rubbish at Photoshop. So, um, use your imagination. Awww, isn’t that sad? That tiger – in addition to the fact that a gun-toting madman is cavorting about his island home and burning everything to the ground – now has to worry about inconsistent connection speeds and host disconnects. Truly, there is no worse fate. But perhaps there’s hope? While Ubisoft tied cinder blocks to dedicated servers’ shoes and hurled them into the ocean, it was fairly upfront about why it thinks its alternative solution will be just as good.

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Black Ops 2 Adding Ranked Dedicated Servers

By Nathan Grayson on June 19th, 2012.

An image from Sentient Beings Monthly. Pictured middle-left: last year's model.

Has it been a great 24 hours for revolutionary new tech developments or what? First Minecraft revealed “LAN” – named, of course, after LAN parties, which paradoxically didn’t exist until just a few moments ago – and now Activision’s pointing its scope at longer-range latency with a new addition to Black Ops 2’s scary future war arsenal: dedicated servers. Unlike Modern Warfare 3’s, however, these are ranked and everything. “Confirmed: Ranked Dedicated Servers for ‪#BlackOps2,” tweeted director of technology Cesar Stastny. See?

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