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Bethesda Criticized Over Buggy Releases 397

Posted by Soulskill
from the and-don't-kill-off-patrick-stewart-at-the-beginning dept.
SSDNINJA writes "This editorial discusses the habit of Bethesda Softworks to release broken and buggy games with plans to just fix the problems later. Following a trend of similar issues coming up in their games, the author begs gamers to stop supporting buggy games and to spread the idea that games should be finished and quality controlled before release – not weeks after."
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Is Cataclysm the Next World of Warcraft Expansion? 259

Posted by Soulskill
from the either-that-or-it's-not dept.
ajs writes "There has been no official announcement yet, but a number of moves by Blizzard Entertainment seem to indicate that the next expansion for World of Warcraft could be titled Cataclysm. Speculation began when Blizzard trademarked Cataclysm recently, and then later when a test server briefly popped up with the word 'Maelstrom' in its name. If true, the name would fall neatly into the WoW lore and expected expansion list. The Cataclysm is another name for the Great Sundering, an event that created a swirling vortex of water and mystical energies (the 'Maelstrom') that has appeared on the world map in-game since release. There are also indications that early design work included some of the islands in this area, which has long fueled anticipation of a Maelstrom-based expansion involving the former Night Elf noble, Azshara, queen of the Naga and the Goblins whose main city is in the south seas."

Comment: Re:Sure, move out. (Score 1) 1142

by anjilslaire (#28233725) Attached to: Ballmer Threatens To Pull Out of the US

How so? If a criminal threatens me with a gun and wants my wallet, what the hell would I do with a gun of my own? Carry a knife if you want self defense. Carry a gun if you want to escalate violence.

Try to shoot him before he shoots you, rather than try to get close enough to stab him somewhere fatal before he shoots you dead as you approach.

Comment: Re:Their slice is THICK. (Score 1) 664

by anjilslaire (#28216897) Attached to: Publishers Want a Slice of Used Game Market
I was in a GameStop recently. "New" used games are marked down *maybe* $5. I was looking at a new copy of Force Unleashed, for example. $60. Right next to it, a used copy of Force Unleashed. $55.

They probably gave the original buyer $25-$30 for it, and are making an additional $25-30 on resale.

It's these prices that make me wonder why people buy used, for recent titles. GameStop is also ripping people off. No thanks, I'll take new when I can get it.

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