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“<span style=”color: #4d5051; font-family: Raleway, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 17.1429px;”>I regard gaming magazines as advertisement platforms only these days, even the “reports” are written in such a timid way thats its nay impossible to glean anything remotely “new” from them….you know….stuff I can find myself if I d chose to look into it hard enough. As for their “recommendations”……yeah….NOT.”</span>
Amen to this. Advertisement platforms is so true and no journalism about them. Most of the articles are shallow and as you say timid that give us nothing but get clicks because we think they might. I don’t do that anymore unless I’m following a link from a site like this. It’s sad when Forbes does a better job then the media that supposedly covers the field but then Forbes looks at it from a business standpoint which is how it should be done.
You re right but most gaming media won’t do anything to tick of advertisers and being invited to reveals, special sessions, etc. The gaming media makes CNN and that lot look like real news outlets but the gaming media just writes good stuff about games to get rewarded by the game producers and they won’t actually tell the truth. I never look at a gaming media site unless it’s an article linked from a site where I’m following a thread as here. If I want reviews of games I go anywhere but a gaming media site.
They will never really investigate CR and Star Citizen.
Some idiot thinks that just following the progress is worth the money he’s pledged!! Just don’t be upset if we don’t like what is’ become and we don’t need to spend any more money. Well, it would be nice if I could play what I payed for but with the new TOS, as Derek has pointed out to her I can’t do that even should they release something. People have a huge ability to delude themselves. And all those who say we know nothing about software development obviously don’t know either <G>. But some of us are familiar with project management and have enough sense to see red flags.
Good response, Derek. Be interesting to see her response.
Again, kind of lets them off the hook but then one of them is a backer who is “happy” and what about the we may never ever deliver a product part of the TOS. They mention it and the missed deadlines, not delivering what was sold to us but really it all seems like it’s okay to them. Waste of electrons to make that footage.
The gaming media is worse then today’s media like CNN, etc. None of them will rock the boat and point out when their favorites screw up. One reason I never go to a gaming media site to find out about a game.
My credit card company can not help but that’s because the last time I bought anything was mid 2014 and then I did nothing for to long. As with you I’ve written it off but I have filed with BBB, FTC, and contacted the lawyers Derek recommended (didn’t hear back yet). I to would gladly consider a class action suit with the hope it exposes things that can be prosecuted as a criminal case.
All of the above <G>. I think CR and his cronies lack of ability in running projects is showing and as it spirals out of control no matter how much duct tape they try and put on the engine they get desperate because the project demands large amounts of cash to be fed to it. Given CIG’s total unwillingness to accept any criticism they won’t change course, admit they have issues and need to back up and come up with a plan that says here’s how we are going to fix it and provide what we can they keep going after money with saies of ships, buggies, bikes, shopping in a bug ridden universe anyway they can.
It’s all been a fantasy trip for CR. He started wanting to do WC with today’s technology which in itself, done several years ago, would have been great . Then he got all the money and is trying to build a complete model of reality/life/the real world/whatever you want to call it that is impossible to do unless you have knowledgeable people and good leadership (and even with that you can’t make it real life) and CIG has no good leadership. The projects CR had that were successful had other people actually running them and setting the goals, keeping things on track. The ones he’s done have been failures unless someone like MS took over. WC he had a part in and somehow his name got attached to it. He wanted to build this virtual reality world back with Freelancer and all the things he wanted to do but they had to cut them to ship it. Doing what he wants is semi-achievable if it had been done one step at a time, with the right engine, and concentrating on delivering a solid base, then build.
That bar fantasy isn’t real either. When you go into a bar you see everyone, not just those you know or might know! If that were real that would be a boon for meetups. If you know that everyone there is either someone you know or will relate to then it makes dating a whole lot easier <G>.
COD:IW is the first nail in the coffin with Mass Effect: Andromeda and No Mans Sky being the next. They’ve done what he keeps promising but can’t deliver.
I know, it makes absolutely no sense at all. You don’t change schema on the fly – if that’s what he meant. And if they are just now figuring out they are being billed per transaction then that shows a total lack of planning. Using the cloud for something like this is one thing but you had better calculate ALL the costs and the cloud people love to nail you on per transaction charges.
So they sell you ships for your fleet but if you want to change ships they charge you. Either it’s a way to get more money or somebody did not think this through – or both.
Just another example of total incompetence.