I got it for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood just now (interesting coincidence), though for some reason other games do seem to display fine. Bizarre, I guess they're having some sort of database error...
HeadrockBeats' forum posts
- Member Since: February 17, 2006
- Posts: 43
@ BigC18: I'm not insulting the people who do the job, I'm insulting the organization's behavior, which I guess would be an insult to the people at the top making these terrible decisions. As explained in the article and repeated by me - they screwed over the developers who made the game for them, and proceeded to create their own unit to develop future games - that's dickish behavior at best. And yeah, I'm deeply bothered when a government agency, of any nation, is putting a stake into an industry I care so much about, and a dickish first move isn't going to shore up my confidence, is it. Not to mention the fact that a military organization dealing in civilian business is a point of serious concern for everyone, again, regardless of which military organization it is.
Typical - they screwed over the developer and started their own development firm. BTW, isn't anyone really bothered that the American military is wedging into the Gaming Industry? Haven't they caused enough damage in the REAL world already? This can't possibly be a good thing.
Just when you thought things were bad, a new chart comes along to remind you how much deeper the pit really is. Oh and @ Rikomusas: I'm sure you're very happy with your console for 10 years. I personally prefer not buying and playing what is essentially the same game over and over again throughout an entire decade. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
There's one very simple problem with WoW, which is completely unrelated to everything that's been said about it here so far. It's the fact that one game has basically captivated half of the population of players in the western world, eating up such a large share of the market that it has become the leading contributor to the general lack of other, more interesting games. Naturally, publishers interpret this to mean that nothing can compete with WoW and so they don't even bother risking exploration of other gaming avenues, instead relying on whatever is sure to make money anyway (I.E. shooter/action clones). In other words, WoW may be a great game, but it has singlehandedly caused stagnation throughout the entire industry on which it thrives. So the result is that people will keep playing WoW for several more years while the game industry sinks into oblivion. Take one look at the list - there are three WoW titles there (which are all actually just one single game and its extra content), two belong to another game (The Sims 2 and its extra content). Spore is all about extra content, and has been on the list almost forever. Soon we'll be seeing two or three "Fallout 3" representatives replacing Empire and Demigod... Does this seem like a healthy, multi-faceted, thriving industry to any of you?
You know what we should do? Ban the chart updates - I.E. stop commenting on them. It might work.
Here's an interesting point: Fallout 3 struggled to stay in the limelight and eventually left the chart. Then Interplay releases a 3-pack including the originals, and suddenly it's back in business. This naturally begs the question: Is Fallout 3 successful because it's loosely based on two far superior predecessors, still populat almost 15 years after their first appearance? Better question: Will Fallout 3 be as popular, 15 years from now? "We call it ridin' the gravy train!" -- Pink Floyd, Have a Cigar
If they keep CoD4's thematic build-up, twisting plot and haunting ambience, it might be a good movie. But knowing Hollywood, we're headed towards another brainless game->movie blood-n-gore adaptation. In other words - you can hope, but don't hold your breath.
The rift deepens. Massive publisher/developers flourish while smaller companies are shutting down left and right. There is only one resolution for this dilemma - a collapse of the Games Industry. Fortunately, that may be the most favourable solution. Back to the good old days of cheap but high-quality games.