Top 10 game controversies of 2012

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#1 Posted by HipHopBeats (2861 posts) -

Last year might have been sonewhat disappointing for gaming but some interesting gaming drama took place. #1 isn't what you think it is.

Some of this ish I wasn't even aware of. Error 37? Dorritiogate?, lol! Even a mention of some old gamespot drama from way back.

#2 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18182 posts) -
omg I'm so sick of people getting all worked up over rape in 18+ fiction. It's called mature content for a reason
#3 Posted by applesxc47 (10761 posts) -

I only knew about the Mass Effect and Diablo issues, and vague details about the GMA's

#4 Posted by HipHopBeats (2861 posts) -

omg I'm so sick of people getting all worked up over rape in 18+ fiction. It's called mature content for a reasonBlack_Knight_00

They'll be some group of people who feels offended every year when it comes to gaming. The question is when and what game.

#5 Posted by Yusuke420 (2793 posts) -

The Mass Effect 3 (Which I just snagged off Amazon for 15 USD!) is ranked the highest in my opinion. I haven't played the game yet (no spoilers please!!!) but I have never seen so many people with their knickers in knots about an ending. Also the 38 Studios thing was huge story and Curt Shilling lost all his gamer cred!

#6 Posted by SoNin360 (5270 posts) -
Started watching until I realized it was 30 minutes long, screw that :lol:
#7 Posted by Flubbbs (2895 posts) -

i love angry joes videos

#8 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6234 posts) -

The Mass Effect 3 (Which I just snagged off Amazon for 15 USD!) is ranked the highest in my opinion. I haven't played the game yet (no spoilers please!!!) but I have never seen so many people with their knickers in knots about an ending. Also the 38 Studios thing was huge story and Curt Shilling lost all his gamer cred!

Yusuke420

It's not just the ending, the whole game is like 20 hour of cutscene and dialogue and 2-3 hour of gameplay.

Example : Pop in disk, 1-2 minute splash screen, 1 minute char creation, 5-10 minute talking THEN you get to play for 5 minute, then again alot of talking and cutscene for 5-10 minute and again 5 minute of gameplay. Then go to citadel, talk to people for 30-45 minutes, and do a mission that takes 5-10 minutes.

Bioware needs to go back to video game school and get back to the fundamentals of how to tell a story without turning the whole game into a movie (most of which isn't even a GOOD movie.)

Basically it's like watching a 20 hour CHICK FLICK with 2-3 hours of gunplay.

Not buying another Bioware game until they grow a set of balls. They turned Mass Effect into General Hospital.

#9 Posted by blueboxdoctor (2397 posts) -

[QUOTE="Yusuke420"]

The Mass Effect 3 (Which I just snagged off Amazon for 15 USD!) is ranked the highest in my opinion. I haven't played the game yet (no spoilers please!!!) but I have never seen so many people with their knickers in knots about an ending. Also the 38 Studios thing was huge story and Curt Shilling lost all his gamer cred!

ZombieKiller7

It's not just the ending, the whole game is like 20 hour of cutscene and dialogue and 2-3 hour of gameplay.

Example : Pop in disk, 1-2 minute splash screen, 1 minute char creation, 5-10 minute talking THEN you get to play for 5 minute, then again alot of talking and cutscene for 5-10 minute and again 5 minute of gameplay. Then go to citadel, talk to people for 30-45 minutes, and do a mission that takes 5-10 minutes.

Bioware needs to go back to video game school and get back to the fundamentals of how to tell a story without turning the whole game into a movie (most of which isn't even a GOOD movie.)

Basically it's like watching a 20 hour CHICK FLICK with 2-3 hours of gunplay.

Not buying another Bioware game until they grow a set of balls. They turned Mass Effect into General Hospital.

Well ME is a space opera so it shouldn't surprise you that there is a lot of talking and often times drawn out melodrama. Granted, it's been done better before, but the game is more than that (yes, the beginning is more talk than gameplay but then it evens out). The problem is the voice actors for both male and female shepard were never good, so to have them talk more only further shows how nearly all the other voice actors outshine them. And if it weren't for Bioware going on about the ending prior to releasing the game then I doubt many would care, as the ending(s) really weren't that bad, and the endings for the side characters were all good (well, I didn't see them all as some of my characters died in ME2).

#10 Posted by wiouds (5016 posts) -

[QUOTE="ZombieKiller7"]

[QUOTE="Yusuke420"]

The Mass Effect 3 (Which I just snagged off Amazon for 15 USD!) is ranked the highest in my opinion. I haven't played the game yet (no spoilers please!!!) but I have never seen so many people with their knickers in knots about an ending. Also the 38 Studios thing was huge story and Curt Shilling lost all his gamer cred!

blueboxdoctor

It's not just the ending, the whole game is like 20 hour of cutscene and dialogue and 2-3 hour of gameplay.

Example : Pop in disk, 1-2 minute splash screen, 1 minute char creation, 5-10 minute talking THEN you get to play for 5 minute, then again alot of talking and cutscene for 5-10 minute and again 5 minute of gameplay. Then go to citadel, talk to people for 30-45 minutes, and do a mission that takes 5-10 minutes.

Bioware needs to go back to video game school and get back to the fundamentals of how to tell a story without turning the whole game into a movie (most of which isn't even a GOOD movie.)

Basically it's like watching a 20 hour CHICK FLICK with 2-3 hours of gunplay.

Not buying another Bioware game until they grow a set of balls. They turned Mass Effect into General Hospital.

Well ME is a space opera so it shouldn't surprise you that there is a lot of talking and often times drawn out melodrama. Granted, it's been done better before, but the game is more than that (yes, the beginning is more talk than gameplay but then it evens out). The problem is the voice actors for both male and female shepard were never good, so to have them talk more only further shows how nearly all the other voice actors outshine them. And if it weren't for Bioware going on about the ending prior to releasing the game then I doubt many would care, as the ending(s) really weren't that bad, and the endings for the side characters were all good (well, I didn't see them all as some of my characters died in ME2).

Since the first Mass Effect game, I tol every one that the choiced made would have little to no affects on the ending. Wioth that said, the ending of ME3 is still one of the laziest endings I have seen any game have.

#11 Posted by Retrogamer24 (57 posts) -

I was unaware of some of those stories. AJ is funny some of the time, but in general, decent at what he does. I hope those Arma devs get released quickly. BS politics.

#12 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]omg I'm so sick of people getting all worked up over rape in 18+ fiction. It's called mature content for a reasonHipHopBeats

They'll be some group of people who feels offended every year when it comes to gaming. The question is when and what game.



I bet somewhere on the world there ARE guys like this:

*SPOILERS for CODMW2 AHEAD*

*Slaughters a Trizillion of Innocent People in the Airport Level of CODMW2* = "Oh my gosh this is such an awesome game"
*Sees a hinted rape scene in a not yet released Tomb Raider game* = "No this is so bad this can't be allowed in games"

#13 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -

The Mass Effect 3 ending was the dumbest controversy.

There shouldn't have been a issue there. Gamers are too over-demanding and butt-hurt.

I thought the ending was fine. I hated the false sense of entitlement all the Mass Effect fanboys had.

#14 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18182 posts) -

[QUOTE="HipHopBeats"]

[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]omg I'm so sick of people getting all worked up over rape in 18+ fiction. It's called mature content for a reasonJustforvisit

They'll be some group of people who feels offended every year when it comes to gaming. The question is when and what game.



I bet somewhere on the world there ARE guys like this:

*SPOILERS for CODMW2 AHEAD*

*Slaughters a Trizillion of Innocent People in the Airport Level of CODMW2* = "Oh my gosh this is such an awesome game"
*Sees a hinted rape scene in a not yet released Tomb Raider game* = "No this is so bad this can't be allowed in games"

What's simply hilarious is that in case the trailer showed Lara being tortured to death with a scalpel no one would have batted an eyelash, but a hand on her ass and UH-OH the game becomes the spawn of satan. That's when you realize without a doubt that rape itself was not the problem: people are simply terrified of sex, as ever.
I watched a FarCry 3 video on a major youtube channel and though they had no problem showing a girl's throat being cut from ear to ear with a machete, they censored a pair of nipples 20 seconds later. The bigotry is simply pathetic.

#15 Posted by Ilovegames1992 (14221 posts) -

Man i've been out of touch of the gaming world for a while, only really knew a thing about a few of these. Been a poor year for gaming.

#16 Posted by ESPM400 (95 posts) -

Man i've been out of touch of the gaming world for a while, only really knew a thing about a few of these. Been a poor year for gaming.

Ilovegames1992
I disagree, although it hasn't been a particularly great year, it's been pretty good. Almost every genre has seen at least one good release. Shooters saw Far Cry 3, which was the only game I've played that didn't see one moment of boredom throughout 40 hours of play time. Strategy saw Xcom and two great expansions, one for Shogun 2 and one for Civ 5. Racing was a bit less of a hit although Forza Horizon seems pretty great (I'm a huge racing fan, but haven't been able to shill out the dough for that one yet). Although I no longer play them, the unholy selling your soul genre (...er, I mean MMORPGs) got Guild Wars 2, which has the possible ability to unseat WoW from the MMO throne. That alone is saying something. We've gotten more spectacular indie games than I care to mention, and though those are the only genres I am knowledgeable in in the slightest, we did get one more great, which I have a hard time classifying; DayZ, an alpha mod of Arma II, which also happens to be my favorite game last year. So, as I said, not a poor year at all. Not spectacular, but still pretty damned good.