History BrokenBase / VideoGames

17th Feb '17 5:10:18 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Modding proprietary systems, especially for piracy and removing region locks. A risky endeavor considering that software updates can de-mod systems at best and brick them at worst, or are people denying themselves the full potential of the system?
7th Feb '17 5:21:02 AM Perelandra
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** Doom isn't divided too bad, though there are still those who hate Doom 3 and call it a "flashlight simulator" that lacked the fun of the originals, and those who prefer modern games and think Doom and Doom II are "outdated".

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** Doom isn't divided too bad, though there are still those who hate Doom 3 and call it a "flashlight simulator" that lacked the fun of the originals, and those who prefer modern games and think Doom and Doom II are "outdated". And then there are the arguments over whether VideoGame/Doom2016 was a worthy SuperiorSuccessor to the original games or not, which includes debates over the viability of [=SnapMap=] as a modding tool...
5th Feb '17 1:16:22 AM LegitimateIdiot
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* The preview of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7'', which shows a first-person perspective, divided opinions between outcries of TheyChangedItNowItSucks and claims that the game cannot be judged prior to its release.

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* The preview of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'', which shows a first-person perspective, divided opinions between outcries of TheyChangedItNowItSucks and claims that the game cannot be judged prior to its release.
19th Jan '17 10:49:26 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Steam Greenlight: Quality control to ensure that Steam isn't [[SturgeonsLaw plagued with crappy games]], or a way to screw over good developers who don't have a publisher to work with or an established reputation (not helped by Steam's monopoly on PC games ensuring that games released only on other digital outlets sell very minimal copies)?

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** Steam Greenlight: Quality control to ensure that Steam isn't [[SturgeonsLaw plagued with crappy games]], or a way to screw over good developers who don't have a publisher to work with or an established reputation (not reputation, not helped by Steam's monopoly on PC games ensuring that games released only on other digital outlets sell very minimal copies)?copies?
19th Jan '17 10:46:52 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* While UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} is widely regarded as the greatest thing to happen to PC gaming since sliced bread, it's had its share of divisive elements:
** If you reset your password because you forgot, then you'll be barred from trading and the Community Market for about a week. While some say it's a neccesary evil to prevent hackers from stealing items, others think it's more punishment for forgetting your password. A proposed fix to the idea (a verification process to remove the restriction) itself creates a BrokenBase, in that critics say that it'll worsen already sluggish Steam Support response times.
** While the DRM is considered by many as far less intrusive and more friendly than other DRM brands such as Origin, Games for Windows Live, and [=SecuROM=], there are still some users who don't like having the products they own at the mercy of Valve.
** Steam's refund feature. Some hail it as sorely-needed for games that are either unsatisfactory or simply refuse to work with one's machine (a longtime issue for PC gamers and a common argument for preferring physical copies of games), but others, especially developers, don't like how it's easy to abuse by buying a small game, finishing it, and returning it, cheating the developer and publisher out of their money.
** Steam Greenlight: Quality control to ensure that Steam isn't [[SturgeonsLaw plagued with crappy games]], or a way to screw over good developers who don't have a publisher to work with or an established reputation (not helped by Steam's monopoly on PC games ensuring that games released only on other digital outlets sell very minimal copies)?
16th Jan '17 4:43:31 PM TVT1234
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* The UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, more leaning towards negative. Is the paid online price actually acceptable if said price will be used for improving said service (considering Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s notoriety for awful online service...)? Is the launch line-up good or bad? Are the prices (for the controllers, specifically) outrageous or good enough? Will the console suffer the same case as the UsefulNotes/WiiU, not being able to sell well? Will the console continue the so-called "Nintendoomed" situation or WinBackTheCrowd?

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* The UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, more leaning towards negative. Is the paid online price actually acceptable if said price will be used for improving said service (considering Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s notoriety for awful online service...)? Is the launch line-up (and by extension, the rest of 2017 line-up) good or bad? Are the prices (for the controllers, specifically) outrageous or good enough? Will the console suffer the same case as the UsefulNotes/WiiU, not being able to sell well? Will the console continue the so-called "Nintendoomed" situation or WinBackTheCrowd?
16th Jan '17 4:39:56 PM TVT1234
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* The UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch, more leaning towards negative. Is the paid online price actually acceptable if said price will be used for improving said service (considering Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s notoriety for awful online service...)? Is the launch line-up good or bad? Are the prices (for the controllers, specifically) outrageous or good enough? Will the console suffer the same case as the UsefulNotes/WiiU, not being able to sell well? Will the console continue the so-called "Nintendoomed" situation or WinBackTheCrowd?
13th Jan '17 4:23:46 PM MyFinalEdits
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** An issue that frequently appears in the ''Zelda'' discussions is whether or not the series should have voice acting. Many consider it a shame that such a story-heavy series doesn't have voice acting besides VoiceGrunting while others don't want to hear the characters talk. There's also debates on whether they should [[SpeakingSimlish speak Hylian]] or English, and what accents the characters should have. Voice acting was later implemented in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', which revived the debate.

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** An issue that frequently appears in the ''Zelda'' discussions is whether or not the series should have voice acting. Many consider it a shame that such a story-heavy series doesn't have voice acting besides VoiceGrunting while others don't want to hear the characters talk. There's also debates on whether they should [[SpeakingSimlish speak Hylian]] or English, and what accents the characters should have. Voice acting was later implemented in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' (including specific dubs for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese), and kept Link silent, which revived helped settle the debate.debate to a major extent.
11th Jan '17 9:51:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Which types should get Eeveelutions? Should ''every'' type get an Eeveelution or not?
*** Speaking of them, portraying them as male-biased (which respects their gender ratio) or female-only or -biased. The latter irks followers of the former, particularly since followers of the latter seem obsessed with doing it to them specifically, while considering males of other Pokémon (even ones that ''are'' female-biased!) to be fair game.

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** Which types should get Eeveelutions? Should ''every'' type get an Eeveelution or not?
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not? There's also the issue of them, portraying them as male-biased (which respects their gender ratio) or female-only or -biased. The latter irks followers of the former, particularly since followers of the latter seem obsessed with doing it to them specifically, while considering males of other Pokémon (even ones that ''are'' female-biased!) to be fair game.
11th Jan '17 6:47:34 PM RickTommy
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*** Speaking of them, portraying them as male-biased (which respects their gender ratio) or female-only or -biased. The latter irks followers of the former, particularly since followers of the latter seem obsessed with doing it to them specifically, while considering males of other Pokémon (even ones that ''are'' female-biased!) to be fair game.
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