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29th Apr '16 1:27:55 PM DavidDelony
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However, sometimes, this isn't the case. Software may be rushed for any number of reasons, which may include: [[ChristmasRushed A holiday release]], desire to compete with another company's product, a [[OrphanedSeries studio's closing]], or [[TheyJustDidntCare outright laziness]]. When this happens testing can be shortened or outright skipped. This results in buggy, unstable programs that no one likes.

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However, sometimes, this isn't the case. Software may be rushed for any number of reasons, which may include: [[ChristmasRushed A holiday release]], [[FollowTheLeader desire to compete with another company's product, product]], a [[OrphanedSeries studio's closing]], or [[TheyJustDidntCare outright laziness]]. When this happens testing can be shortened or outright skipped. This results in buggy, unstable programs that no one likes.
29th Apr '16 1:27:22 PM DavidDelony
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Companies take note: Spending time fixing any errors ''before'' releasing a program is a lot easier than trying to fix them ''after'' it's released. It results in fewer complaints, too! One of the problems is that marketing and development are done by different people and sometimes even different companies. Once the publisher starts to nag the developer, rushed games happen....

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Companies take note: Spending time fixing any errors ''before'' releasing a program is a lot easier than trying to fix them ''after'' it's released. It results in fewer complaints, too! One of the problems is that marketing and development are done by different people and sometimes even different companies. [[ExecutiveMeddling Once the publisher starts to nag the developer, developer]], rushed games happen....
17th Apr '16 1:27:35 PM multibrawlr
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* Jersey Jack Pinball's ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'' has some clearly incomplete software features, most notably some missing bonuses and the absent {{Wizard Mode}}s. Various software updates have addressed the issues, however.
* This has become such an issue regarding Stern releases, as not only did the aforementioned ''Batman'' succumb to this, but so did ''Pinball/SpiderManStern'', ''Pinball/TheWalkingDead'', ''Pinball/{{Metallica}}'', and especially ''WWE Wrestlemania'', that a movement built up on the Pinside Forums and Facebook called Where's My Code? This was significant enough for Stern to reply within hours. (Stern is fairly notorious for not replying to anything on social media.) In the case of ''WWE Wrestlemania'', the only parts of the game that were available at launch were multiballs and modes pertaining to the tiny wrestling ring near the top, which meant that gameplay was extremely centralized in an area that doesn't even take up one-tenth of the playfield.

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* Jersey Jack Pinball's ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz'' has had some clearly incomplete software features, most notably some missing bonuses and the absent {{Wizard Mode}}s. Various software updates have addressed the issues, however.
* This has become such an issue regarding Stern releases, as not only did the aforementioned ''Batman'' succumb to this, but so did ''Pinball/SpiderManStern'', ''Pinball/TheWalkingDead'', ''Pinball/{{Metallica}}'', and especially ''WWE Wrestlemania'', that a movement built up on the Pinside Forums and Facebook called Where's My Code? [[https://creditdotpinball.com/2015/03/05/feature-code-breaker-the-rise-of-wheresthecode/ "Where's the Code?"]] This was significant enough for Stern to reply within hours. (Stern -- who is fairly notorious for not replying to anything on social media.) media -- to respond within hours. Over the course of months, several highly-requested updates would then be released for these machines. However, the "Where's the Code" people are still keeping an eye on Stern to step in on behalf of customers if more new machines get depraved of much-needed polish in the software department.
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In the case of ''WWE Wrestlemania'', the only parts of the game that were available at launch were multiballs and modes pertaining to the tiny wrestling ring near the top, which meant that gameplay was extremely centralized in an area that doesn't even take up one-tenth of the playfield.
15th Apr '16 4:01:09 AM aye_amber
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* The ''VideoGame/LEGORockRaiders'' PC game featured rampant ArtificialStupidity and literally impossible requirements for OneHundredPercentCompletion.

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* The ''VideoGame/LEGORockRaiders'' ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' PC game featured rampant ArtificialStupidity and literally impossible requirements for OneHundredPercentCompletion.
12th Apr '16 1:38:40 PM EricNeoMatrix
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** While there aren't really any blatant gameplay bugs, the port of ''DarkSoulsIII'' is a technical mess filled with frequent slowdowns and crashing.

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** While there aren't really any blatant gameplay bugs, the port of ''DarkSoulsIII'' is a technical mess filled with frequent slowdowns and crashing. One of the more crippling - and hilariously ironic - bugs causes the game to crash when using a bonfire.
12th Apr '16 9:36:32 AM EricNeoMatrix
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** While there aren't really any blatant gameplay bugs, the port of ''DarkSoulsIII'' is a technical mess filled with frequent slowdowns and crashing.
11th Apr '16 2:35:08 PM TARINunit9
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'' has so many features that literally do not work (such as elemental swords that ''don't'' get any ElementalRockPaperScissors bonuses, or spells that never take effect) that it's hard to find something that ''does'' work as intended[[note]]Mercifully, every EventFlag seems to be unbugged, so as not to render the game {{Unwinnable}}[[/note]].
8th Apr '16 8:00:24 AM MegaMarioMan
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** Just to add insult to injury, the available race mode is actually the custom race mode (presumably the first to make as it's easiest to test). The promised main campaign, which the back of the box claims involves evading police on public highways, ''does not exist''. In the earliest version sold, they couldn't even get the victory prompt right: "[[BlindIdiotTranslation You're Winner!]]"

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** Just to add insult to injury, the available race mode is actually the custom race mode (presumably the first to make as it's easiest to test). The promised main campaign, which the back of the box claims involves evading police on public highways, ''does not exist''. In the earliest version sold, they couldn't even get the victory prompt right: "[[BlindIdiotTranslation You're Winner!]]"Winner !]]"
6th Apr '16 12:13:49 PM supergod
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** ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' harvested criticism for a poorly balanced and unpolished combat system, and also for a general issue with bugs.

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** ''VideoGame/ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura'' harvested criticism for had a poorly balanced lot of bugs and unpolished combat system, incomplete content. These included such things as as certain spells and also for a general issue with bugs.items not working as they should have, sound glitches, incomplete animations and missing dialogue.
5th Apr '16 12:54:34 AM klausbaudelaire
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* Recent drivers for Nvidia [=GeForce GPUs,=] particularly the 364.xx releases, were considered by some PC gamers as this. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/49cy4i/new_36447_driver_released_with_vulkan_support_in/ This thread]] on /r/nvidia, along with [[http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1194687&page=3 a few]] [[https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/921332/geforce-drivers/official-364-47-game-ready-whql-display-driver-feedback-thread-released-3-7-16-/25/ others]], are chock-full of stories from disgruntled users who either had their rigs locking up upon playing certain games, or claimed that their video cards went toast due to instability, the most common workaround being to downgrade to 362.00 or earlier.
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