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User avatar #27 - shabadaka (07/05/2014) [-]
I remember back when companies would actually finish their game before releasing it and the only way you could play it before it was released was by a demo or by being a beta tester hired by the developers. Now days, companies finish about half of the game, it becomes an early access and people will buy it with the hope that the project won't die in a week and they don't spend their money on absolute **** . I'm not trying to be a troll, bit I'm just saying that game companies today are trying their hardest to make crappy cashins and shovelware and don't even put that much good effort into their work anymore. I'm not saying that all companies do this, but there are companies that do and that is what bothers me about modern day game companies.
User avatar #103 to #27 - spyisspy (07/05/2014) [-]
hidden drag strip at laguna seca (gran turismo 2) take 2
Have you ever noticed a day one glitch when a game (or an update for game) releases? Yeah. Also, some people are just insane with finding glitches (i.e. the method of finding Laguna Seca's hidden dragstrip in Gran Turismo 2, which is the attached video)

It can also turn these tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnwinnablebyInsanity tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UnwinnableByMistake

Into this tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything

Also, in the majority of cases, the dev team also pay attention to what the community wants (i.e. suggestions)
#81 to #27 - CIS White Male (07/05/2014) [-]
Your points are good, but I feel it's different in this case. In case you aren't aware, this is a crowd funded game, called Star Citizen. (It's raised a few million $47,592,213 as of this writing ). This "pre-alpha" is more to show that the developer isn't wasting the backers' dollars, instead of an enticement to buy the game. At least that's what I think.
User avatar #80 to #27 - fitemeirlbro ONLINE (07/05/2014) [-]
but why would you pay beta testers when they will pay you
#42 to #27 - CIS White Male (07/05/2014) [-]
Extra Credits on early access. I agree with them.

It's good that some games which wouldn't get made can and that some devs which would run out of funds and fail can make it, but it means there's a lot of **** , puts the risk of failure on the consumer, and **** any AAA that does it.
User avatar #31 to #27 - darkdesu (07/05/2014) [-]
Actually the early access helps fund the game and allows the large player base access and to serve as a huge beta testing platform that the developers can use to better the game. thousands of people playing will find bugs faster and more assuredly then a small team. Not to mention if the company is willing to open its game up like that they usually listen to community feedback about what works and doesn't work or simply isn't fun. And lets not forget Developers are in fact companies. They make these games to make money not cater to you ******* crying about them just wanting money. That is like you going to work and your boss getting mad at you because "YOUR JUST HERE FOR THE MONEY YOU DONT EVEN CARE." As an employee you work towards a companies bottom line and profits so crying about how games are "Half finished" is ******* dumb. They are using the community as a larger entity to make better games with less bugs and more fun. TLR eat a **** sandwich and shut up or make games better yourself.
User avatar #38 to #31 - MegaAwesomeSauce (07/05/2014) [-]
Aha get ****** , I hope this fad of releasing games before they've finished ends soon because it's ******* stupid. You don't go and buy half a ****** broken vehicle in the hopes that the manufacturer will send you the other half and assemble it for you in the later months. You don't sell products that aren't finished just because they're buggy, that's what beta testers are for, that's what demos are for, if you're job is to make a game, that's your job, not the hundreds of thousands of gamers out there who expect a full game for nearly the full price.
#35 to #31 - iscrewbabies (07/05/2014) [-]
They're using the community? **** that **** . They are getting rid of beta testers, and beta testing was a legitimate job. That's not needed anymore, because they are trying to save money everywhere they can. I wanted to be a beta tester, but that is starting to become increasingly difficult all the times. I realize they are there to make money, but to make a good game they also need to care about the gamers, or else it just won't work. Unless you're the cunts who make the CoD games, of course.
User avatar #44 to #35 - kinginyellow (07/05/2014) [-]
Well what about games like DayZ? The creator is still working on finishing the game, but he needed funding, and he actually keeps pushing to bring the game close to finished. Sometimes early access can be good, depends entirely on the motivation and the people behind it. You can either have DayZ where the creators want to make a game but need funding, or WarZ (name changed to something stupid) that lies and tries to scam people out of money by making a ****** alpha game and censoring any negative reviews on their site.
#45 to #44 - iscrewbabies (07/05/2014) [-]
I may have worded myself a bit wrong here. Sure, I do agree with you a bit there, but that's a game in a million that should be released as early access. But definitely not big titles. If a big title gets released in Early Access, you can bet your ass I'm not even going to play it most likely. Also, WarZ doesn't exist, so that's irrelevant.
User avatar #46 to #45 - kinginyellow (07/05/2014) [-]
WarZ does actually still exist, it's been renamed to Infested or something.
#47 to #46 - iscrewbabies (07/05/2014) [-]
Shhhh. It doesn't. It never has, and it never will.
#65 to #34 - gladiuss (07/05/2014) [-]
Did someone say, 'Kayden'??????
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