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Darksiders Dev: PS3 'A Pain in the Ass to Work On'
Darksiders 2 director Marvin Donald claims that the development studio currently involved with the creation of the action adventure sequel has some difficulties specifically with the PS3 platform. "It's a pain in the ass to work on," says Donald. That's a very subtle way to put it, way to go Donald.

"I'm not an engineer, but I hear about it all the time. We have to do wacky stuff with the way we manage memory."

He also added: "Even as an artist, it's like, OK, my textures are too big, I'm in trouble because I checked in something that's making the 360 crash because it's a 2048 when it really should just be a 1024, or even smaller."

"But on the PlayStation 3, the assets go into different categories, and if one of those categories becomes too bloated it'll crash the system. It's a little bit more sensitive on the PS3 in that regard. There are some things you just can't do, or you have to do differently. Yeah, it's a pain."

Well, I have this strange feeling like I've heard that somewhere before.

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Baulderan Jul 21 2011, 01:06 pm EDT
Everything's a pain to develop on!
Marku5K Jul 21 2011, 01:32 pm EDT
In Your FACE PS3! muhahhhahahahahahhahaaaa
  AtomicViking: burn..
Cheddar Jul 21 2011, 01:53 pm EDT
Hardly the first time a developer has complained about the PS3's burdensome idiosyncrasies.
Whisky Jul 21 2011, 02:05 pm EDT
He's complaining about the memory limitations. Considering the PS3 has a bad ass 256mb of main system memory, I can't believe they can get anything to run on it.
The 360 has a whopping 512mb. I remember reading an article where MS originally planned for 256mb and some dev had a fit and said they couldn't do Halo 3 or Gears of War (can't remember which one)unless they put more ram in. The MS exec was crying that it cost them an extra bajillion dollars to go from 256 to 512 but they did it. Then again, they did design these things back in 2003 and ram was still fairly pricey back then.
Doomsday. Jul 21 2011, 02:31 pm EDT
Bahahahhaaa! Just develop a PC game bitches!!
  Whisky: I know, right?
touretul: You said it, sir!
Cblue Jul 21 2011, 03:03 pm EDT
Marvin Donald comes home one day , all sweaty and completely exhausted. His wife looks at him and asks "What the hell happened do you?" He replies "Oh man, we had to code the ps3 version of Darksiders 2 today, and I accually had to work!"
  Marku5K: hmm, you appear to have 0 first posts. there for rend…
SubForce: He has a life. Therefore, sir, you are irrelevant.
Cblue: Nah I really dont
LongJohn Jul 21 2011, 04:59 pm EDT
Heh thatll teach those PS3 fanboys, hey did anyone know that sony stands for Standard Oil of New York?
  Whisky: That is incorrect. Google it.
LostPcGamer Jul 21 2011, 10:35 pm EDT
Developers have been saying this for years.
thestewieman Jul 22 2011, 09:11 pm EDT
@Marku5K
yeah they really seem to be losing sales to the xbox360 alright (nope)

also sony's first party games are SO MUCH UGLIER THAN THE XBOX360!!!
:|
  BloodAngel: Actually, they are losing the sales battle. http:/…
LostPcGamer: I can Post all the stats I want also but fact is all …
thestewieman: @BloodAngel yes really losing.... they have almost t…
BloodAngel: I don't give a flying fuck one way or the other. I o…
thestewieman: BloodAngel don't care either, also just stating the f…
Fatty: How the fuck do you get 2 years head start? The PS3 …
thestewieman: @Fatty ps3 was launched around the world in 2007, it'…
thestewieman Jul 22 2011, 09:12 pm EDT
easy things are retarded, bush was president twice!
not good right? stating the obvious makes you look like a retard.
  Cheddar: Resident PS3 homer thestewieman, ladies and gentlemen.
thestewieman: stating the obvious makes you look like a retard. ag…
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