I have Game Development Essentials: Game QA and Testing on my bedside table. Haven't actually read it yet, but as soon as Blizzard responds to my emails, calls, letters, texts, and carrier pigeons, I will so read the crap out of it.
Sounds like a quaint way to disregard negative reviews. But maybe I'll review it. I've played every major shooter in the past ten years and guess what? I freaking hate Gears of War. Entire damn series is the equivalent of a Mountain Dew commercial. Extreme, indeed.
I'm weary. For the past few years, spending real money in games is simply buying time. Spend X amount of hours farming these various items to make an awesomer item, or give us three bucks and get it immediately.
On the one hand, the option is alluring. If I care that much about the game, but I can't play it all day because I'm not fourteen anymore, then I have the option of decking myself out in as good of gear as the moneyless, time-filled geek. (Well, maybe not that moneyless after spending months on end collecting epic gear to sell.)
On the other hand, rich people suck. A lot of video games turn into, well, real life. There's culture and social structures and systems put in place, and to think that people will be able to get ahead in that environment not by the amount of work they put in, but with money? That happens all the time in our real world. Giving that option in our fake worlds may devalue them.
TL:DR, I have no freaking idea. And I can't wait to see the results.
Ugh. Big corporations and their lawyers. Very apt pic.
I would have named it the PS Last-Mobile-Gaming-Device-Before-Phones-Make-Them-Obsolete.
So the PS LMGDBPMTO. I feel it's an improvement.
I'd love to see a Star Control 2. Or River City Ransom. Or Blaster Master.
I, for one, couldn't stand the barkers. Dude, no one wants to play Black Ops when there's unreleased MW3 going on 20 feet away. Dude, the last game of the million dollar tournament is going on and I can't hear it because you're screeching into your microphone about who cares what. Dude.