Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Apr 2013 14:18 UTC
Games "Why has the SimCity story gone away? It's a good question. And the answer for it reveals much about how both the games industry, and the games journalism industry, work." Telling - not just for the game journalism, but all of it. As a sidenote, you can always rely on Rock Paper Shotgun to bring the best gaming news. Under-appreciated gem of online news reporting.
Thread beginning with comment 559558
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

The whole point is that it is a video game and tbh this shit is to be expected.

I bought Crysis 3 at launch which was in February, it didn't work 100% on my Nvidia Card (very very very crashy). Only recently (last week) has the game been patched to work properly with the card. Where was the uproar about it being AMD optimised?

Yeah I should have known it would be pretty buggy, but I was sold on playing the game and thought "I could put up with it", I was wrong. The game was almost unplayable until recently.

Rage on the PC only recently had a Patch that made it work properly with AMD cards again no uproar.

The original Xbox 360 owners got screwed with the red ring of death. At lets not forget Ubisoft with their shitty gimped PC releases.

Like the gambling industry and the porn industry, gaming is something where they will try to get every last penny out of you. It doesn't matter if it is right or wrong, you gotta get used to it and buy smart.

Sorry the continues whining about something which at the end of the day is entertainment is just infantile. It like going to the cinema and demanding your money back because you didn't like the movie.

Edited 2013-04-23 16:53 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Sorry the continues whining about something which at the end of the day is entertainment is just infantile. It like going to the cinema and demanding your money back because you didn't like the movie.


Wow, both you and the other commenter miss the whole point here: companies shouldn't screw you over. Period. It's not about the product itself, it's about the whole premise of companies doing shit deliberately and still getting away with it. But no, both of you insist on just seeing SimCity, not the big picture.

Reply Parent Score: 3

lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Wow, both you and the other commenter miss the whole point here: companies shouldn't screw you over. Period. It's not about the product itself, it's about the whole premise of companies doing shit deliberately and still getting away with it. But no, both of you insist on just seeing SimCity, not the big picture.


Well you obviously didn't read my comment did you? No they shouldn't screw you over. But I disagree that there was any screwing over tbh and I also don't expect a business to overly care unless they are making money ... good if they do ... if they don't it is upto you as the consumer to be wise to it.

It not like you didn't get SimCity that you paid for. There were server problems; It is shitty, but I've been on plenty of deployments that have gone tits-up when the switch to live was done.

Me and you have a very different ideas about "being screwed over". It not like they I dunno ... gave everybody a free game afterwards ... oh wait they did.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-details-free-origin-games-as-apolog...

Sorry when did anyone get ripped off. I would love to know?

If you don't like the possibility of paying for a turd when it comes to entertainment, it's probably best to wait until someone else has tried it out and I dunno listen to see if they thought it was any good ... or read a review?

Edited 2013-04-23 17:12 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Wow, both you and the other commenter miss the whole point here: companies shouldn't screw you over. Period. It's not about the product itself, it's about the whole premise of companies doing shit deliberately and still getting away with it. But no, both of you insist on just seeing SimCity, not the big picture.


Well, people who got burned by this game and others like it will (hopefully) choose not to buy any more forced, single-player online-only games in the future. There's no point in continuing to bitch about it. Perhaps when EA/Blizard's next big release comes out that's online-only, you can then remind people of what happened with Sim City and Diablo 3.

But for now, the damage has been done, you live and learn, and it's over. Time to move on. If people who know about these botched releases continue to buy games from these companies, then f--k 'em. They deserve exactly what they get. It's like buying a lemon from a used car dealer, and then continuing to do business with them. If you WILLINGLY bend over to take it up the ass, then don't come back crying about how you got screwed.

If you DO decide to buy one of these games, I'd just treat it like a new, blockbuster movie release. You already know that if you go the first couple of weeks, the theater will be packed, and it's probably going to suck. In these cases, you don't go to the midnight release on opening day, and then bitch that you couldn't get a ticket, or you had to sit way in the back. If you just wait a week or two, you can avoid the crowds and long lines, and sit wherever you want.

Edited 2013-04-23 17:34 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2