Posts Tagged ‘Gamer’
EA made Dead Space 3 mining glitch intentional.
Last Updated on Monday, 11 February 2013 05:23 Written by LoganDX Monday, 11 February 2013 05:23
One complaint about Dead Space 3 has been the requirement of accumulation of spare gear to craft items and weapons. Sure you could always buy the stuff via micro transactions but who wants to do that? Thankfully thorough gamers found a “glitch” where in they walk into certain rooms, pick up goodies, back out and re-enter. This glitch allowed patient players to get stocked up on the random items they need without the frustrating scouring of nooks and crannys. It turns out that the “glitch” was in fact an intentional feature for Dead Space 3.
“The resource-earning mechanic in Dead Space 3 is not a glitch. We have no plans to issue a patch to change this aspect of the game. We encourage players to explore the game and discover the areas where resources respawn for free. We’ve deliberately designed Dead Space 3 to allow players to harvest resources by playing through the game. For those that wish to accumulate upgrades instantly, we have enabled an optional system for them to buy the resources at a minimal cost ($1-$3).” - EA’s Jino Talens
EA has done something a bit unexpected by allowing players to avoid spending real world cash on quick fixes. Publishers love taking small amounts of cash for impatient gamers. Glad to see that $59.99 game can stay that way for now.
To Finish Or Not To Finish, That Is The Question
Last Updated on Monday, 2 July 2012 02:29 Written by Laddie13 Monday, 2 July 2012 12:00
Tore Blystad director of the upcoming Hitman:Absolution and his team over at IO Interactive have spent much time and effort developing a story based game. Unfortunately only about 20 percent of gamers will actually play the game to the end. In an interview with UK’s Official Playstation Magazine Blystad said, “20 percent of the players will see the last level of the game. It’s horrible to know. It makes people working on it really sad. I guess people can’t commit to taking all those hours to finish one product.”
Another disheartening fact to game developers is the gamers who are finishing them are generally only playing through once even if the game is developed for multi-playthroughs. All this leads to the dilemma of how long should a campaign last? Years ago it wasn’t uncommon for a single player game‘s campaign to last 20 plus hours where as today it’s pretty standard for games to only last 6-7 hours and easily finished in one sitting. Gamers feel cheated by short campaigns but if they are unlikely to finish them I guess you can’t fault the devs for putting out shorter games. Obviously gamers are not lacking in commitment, many hours have been dedicated to open world games like Skyrim or GTA. Multiplayer modes are thriving as well, this problem seems to plague the linear story based games only. Read more: To Finish Or Not To Finish, That Is The Question
I’m A Gamer And A Girl
Last Updated on Friday, 30 March 2012 04:33 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 30 March 2012 04:33
It’s kind of crazy the things you hear people say in online gaming. If I didn’t know better I would think most gamers are racist, homophobic or sexist, in reality I think the problem is immaturity. My actual name is Laddie and generally I use the name Laddie13 for online and gaming purposes. This is confusing due to the fact that I’m a girl. Once I’m found out I often get either guys hitting on me or insults because some guys think girls only play the Wii or casual games like FarmVille. The latter is usually due to the fact that I am playing better than they are. If I’m playing something like free for all with a random group I won’t even turn the mic on. You would think no one would even know I’m a girl but that’s not always the case because on several occasions I’m referred to as Lady13.
I like to say that I was born with a controller in my hand and since I started at a very young age it’s not that much of an exaggeration. I consider myself a hardcore gamer, the fact that I’m female shouldn’t be an issue but often it is. It’s not all bad though, I’ve received just as much if not more respect and admiration from guys that think there’s nothing cooler than a girl gamer. None of my female friends are gamers so I get it, gaming is a predominantly male past time. However when I go into GameStop to buy a FPS, please don’t insult me and ask if I’m picking it up for my boyfriend. Read more: I’m A Gamer And A Girl
Xbox Live Deal Of The Week Is On…Gamertags?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 07:40 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 2 August 2011 07:00
If you’ve been on Xbox Live at all, you’ve seen some rather strange and lame Gamertags. Handles based on memes, body parts, and boring movies populate multiplayer lobbies and leave normal gamers scratching their heads in puzzlement. Some keep these names because they don’t want to pony up the 800 Microsoft Points ($10) to change it to something less ridiculous. Now those regrettable names can be changed for a discount with the Xbox Live Deal of the Week.
This week only, Gamertags changes will cost 560 Microsoft Points ($7), a savings of 30 percent. After the change over, Live will update the games and friends lists of the affected tag. Usually the DotW is a healthy discount on XBLA games, game add-ons and avatar goodies. Only available for Gold members, gamers can get more play for their buck every week on popular DLC. This week is the first time I can remember Microsoft offering a discount on their overpriced name changing service. Any geeks going to take up the Deal of the Week? Hit the jump and let us know.