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5th Dec '17 12:56:48 AM hyphz
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* The 19 released tables of ''Pinball/MagicGirl'' were built in a rush to stave off a lawsuit by crowdfunding backers, and shipped with software designed 3 years previously for a whitewood prototype with different hardware. The entire media package was complete, so the artwork and sound are beautiful, but the gameplay can be summed up as "the spinner kind of works".
1st Dec '17 10:32:39 PM Kid
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* Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phone, released in 2016, got infamous for batteries that were [[http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/02/492366052/samsung-recalls-galaxy-note-7-over-exploding-burning-batteries prone to explosion]], forcing a massive recall. It was so sudden and desperate that Samsung even told owners to ''stop charging their phones'' until replacement units could be issued ([[FromBadToWorse which themselves proved susceptible to exploding batteries]]), and the model's name became so poisonous that effective immediately Samsung permanently retired it (the Note 7 itself was a very good design and was rereleased the following summer with a new, non-exploding battery as the "Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition).

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* Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phone, released in 2016, got infamous for batteries that were [[http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/02/492366052/samsung-recalls-galaxy-note-7-over-exploding-burning-batteries prone to explosion]], forcing a massive recall. It was so sudden and desperate that Samsung even told owners to ''stop charging their phones'' until replacement units could be issued ([[FromBadToWorse which themselves proved susceptible to exploding batteries]]), and the model's name became so poisonous that effective immediately Samsung permanently retired it (the Note 7 itself was a very good design and was rereleased the following summer with a new, non-exploding battery as the "Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition).Edition").
1st Dec '17 10:02:50 PM Kid
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* The European version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' appears to be based on an earlier, less polished build than every other version of the game, as noted on [[https://tcrf.net/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_The_Minish_Cap The Cutting Room Floor]]. For example, there are bugs that don't exist in the Japanese or North American versions (such as one Kinstone Fusion becoming unintentionally {{Permanently Missable|Content}}), features missing (such as the shop's Bomb Bag upgrade), and even a reference to the Fire Rod, an item that only exists in DummiedOut form (the figurine for Ice Wizzrobes says to use the Fire Rod on them in that version). The North American version, which came out after the European and Japanese releases, seems to be based directly on the final Japanese release (for example, the text saying to use the Fire Rod on Ice Wizzrobes now simply says to use fire in general, and Link does have access to a lantern in this game). The Italian translation in particulae goes even further, with a bunch of figurines missing their own text and featuring instead the description of a different figurine (Giant Octorok's description is actually the Black Knight's, and Sorcerer Vaati gets the description for Minish Ezlo)

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* The European version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'' appears to be based on an earlier, less polished build than every other version of the game, as noted on [[https://tcrf.net/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_The_Minish_Cap The Cutting Room Floor]]. For example, there are bugs that don't exist in the Japanese or North American versions (such as one Kinstone Fusion becoming unintentionally {{Permanently Missable|Content}}), features missing (such as the shop's Bomb Bag upgrade), and even a reference to the Fire Rod, an item that only exists in DummiedOut form (the figurine for Ice Wizzrobes says to use the Fire Rod on them in that version). The North American version, which came out after the European and Japanese releases, seems to be based directly on the final Japanese release (for example, the text saying to use the Fire Rod on Ice Wizzrobes now simply says to use fire in general, and Link does have access to a lantern in this game). The Italian translation in particulae particular goes even further, with a bunch of figurines missing their own text and featuring instead the description of a different figurine (Giant Octorok's description is actually the Black Knight's, and Sorcerer Vaati gets the description for Minish Ezlo)
1st Dec '17 9:59:35 PM Kid
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', while largely free of such glitches, are infamous for their sluggish frame rate, longer than usual saving times (especially if the PC is used), and questionable Pokémon distribution (prior to obtaining the National Pokédex, there are only ''two'' Fire-type families available; one of which is one of the starters. Even worse, one of the Elite Four is meant to specialize in Fire-types -- in a game with only two families to chose from). Their UpdatedRerelease, ''Platinum'', ends up feeling like the finished product.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', while largely free of such glitches, are infamous for their sluggish frame rate, longer than usual saving times (especially if the PC is used), and questionable Pokémon distribution (prior to obtaining the National Pokédex, there are only ''two'' Fire-type families available; available, one of which is one of the starters. Even worse, one of the Elite Four is meant to specialize in Fire-types -- in a game with only two families to chose from). Their UpdatedRerelease, ''Platinum'', ends up feeling like the finished product.
1st Dec '17 9:11:54 PM Kid
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** ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' was made by a single developer who was given only five weeks to make it so that [[ChristmasRushed it would make it in time for Christmas]]. As such, it was an utter mess. It was a confusing, unintuitive, ugly-looking EndlessGame that bore no resemblance to [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial the movie it was based on]]. The backlash from this was so bad that a completely different version of this game planned for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 5200}} was aborted. Atari, figuring they had a [[CashCowFranchise license to print money]], made more copies of this game than there were consoles. When the inevitable happened, the urban legend sprang up that Atari simply dumped millions of them in a landfill in New Mexico, ([[http://kotaku.com/e-t-found-in-new-mexico-landfill-1568100161 and in 2014, it was proven to be true]]).

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** ''VideoGame/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'' was made by a single developer who was given only five weeks to make it so that [[ChristmasRushed it would make it in time for Christmas]]. As such, it was an utter mess. It was a confusing, unintuitive, ugly-looking EndlessGame that bore no resemblance to [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial the movie it was based on]]. The backlash from this was so bad that a completely different version of this game planned for the UsefulNotes/{{Atari 5200}} was aborted. Atari, figuring they had a [[CashCowFranchise license to print money]], made more copies of this game than there were consoles. When the inevitable happened, the urban legend sprang up that Atari simply dumped millions of them in a landfill in New Mexico, Mexico ([[http://kotaku.com/e-t-found-in-new-mexico-landfill-1568100161 and in 2014, it was proven to be true]]).
30th Nov '17 10:08:15 AM ArcticJack
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Sometimes, this is just ExecutiveMeddling; different people do marketing and development, after all. Other times, though, some companies may have no choice. Not all companies have enough time, discipline, or money to go through all the development stages for what they're planning, so they have to release the product and hope enough people will buy it that they'll have the resources to prefect the product later. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_access early access]] model is a way of doing this by essentially allowing any paying customer to be a "public beta" tester.

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Sometimes, this is just ExecutiveMeddling; different people do marketing and development, after all. Other times, though, some companies may have no choice. Not all companies have enough time, discipline, or money to go through all the development stages for what they're planning, so they have to release the product and hope enough people will buy it that they'll have the resources to prefect perfect the product later. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_access early access]] model is a way of doing this by essentially allowing any paying customer to be a "public beta" tester.
19th Nov '17 7:08:19 PM rjd1922
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** It's not just the LGBT content that's getting flagged as inappropriate either. The fact that YouTube's staff resorts to just using algorithms to try to clean up their site is just rife for problems. The flagging occurs a lot of the time for no reason, and the system often doesn't inform you of when it happens despite that it's supposed to, it demonetizes videos that aren't even deserving of such due to being well within YouTube's guidelines of safe content, and it gets worse if the staff or algorithms mass flag your videos, as you're automatically demonetized for no clear reason when uploading newer videos. There's also the fact that first you can't rightfully explain why your video was unjustly flagged, but second that the algorithm, or YouTube's staff, doesn't properly explain why it was flagged, just that it was, leading to more problems than solutions. Then there's the fact that they introduced a "flush" of subscribers from people's accounts that was supposed to just unsub accounts that either didn't watch someone's content in a while, or might've been bots, but the unsubbing continued to unsub people who ''did'' watch someone's content regularly. What's worse about ''that'' is that YouTube's staff said that it wasn't actually a problem, despite everyone knowing it was, showing that they either didn't wanna deal with it, wanted to fix it quietly, or legitimately didn't think it was a problem. Then, there's still the matter of the Content I.D. system. It's built on the foundation of guilt before innocence, but is so strict that it doesn't give you any proper breathing room ''and'' makes the companies the judges rather than a neutral third party, leading to more ''false'' flags than positives. Basically, YouTube works to please advertisers and big companies rather than the users or both an it leads to expected results.

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** It's not just the LGBT content that's getting flagged as inappropriate either. The fact that YouTube's [=YouTube's=] staff resorts to just using algorithms to try to clean up their site is just rife for problems. The flagging occurs a lot of the time for no reason, and the system often doesn't inform you of when it happens despite that it's supposed to, it demonetizes videos that aren't even deserving of such due to being well within YouTube's [=YouTube's=] guidelines of safe content, and it gets worse if the staff or algorithms mass flag your videos, as you're automatically demonetized for no clear reason when uploading newer videos. There's also the fact that first you can't rightfully explain why your video was unjustly flagged, but second that the algorithm, or YouTube's [=YouTube's=] staff, doesn't properly explain why it was flagged, just that it was, leading to more problems than solutions. Then there's the fact that they introduced a "flush" of subscribers from people's accounts that was supposed to just unsub accounts that either didn't watch someone's content in a while, or might've been bots, but the unsubbing continued to unsub people who ''did'' watch someone's content regularly. What's worse about ''that'' is that YouTube's [=YouTube's=] staff said that it wasn't actually a problem, despite everyone knowing it was, showing that they either didn't wanna deal with it, wanted to fix it quietly, or legitimately didn't think it was a problem. Then, there's still the matter of the Content I.D. system. It's built on the foundation of guilt before innocence, but is so strict that it doesn't give you any proper breathing room ''and'' makes the companies the judges rather than a neutral third party, leading to more ''false'' flags than positives. Basically, YouTube works to please advertisers and big companies rather than the users or both an it leads to expected results.problem.
15th Nov '17 12:43:56 PM N8han11
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* ''Battlecruiser 3000AD'' was launched far [[ExecutiveMeddling too early by its publisher]] after existing in an (apparent) state of nigh-VaporWare for years -- being an "everything" simulator ''a la'' today's ''Videogame/StarCitizen'' but with a tiny fraction of the budget and employees tends to do that. This led to the game being critically panned due to a plethora of bugs and lack of documentation. The creator sued, settled out of court, and released several patches and an UpdatedReRelease to address the bugs.[[note]]This is due to the developer (as in, single programmer) being incompetent and possibly mentally ill. You can google it, as the man in question has threatened lawsuits on anyone who dares criticize him, and while they have never progressed to court, it does mean that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement cautious editing judgement]] is required if a website such as ThisVeryWiki has no lawyers or limited funds to hire one to consistently combat him - and as wikis are editable and TV Tropes has ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, [[OrwellianEditor sabotage by the person of this page and possibly other pages of varying relevance is likely]]. And no, simple bans have been attempted by others in the past and generally failed; the individual's obsessions and ego are so out of control that they will use proxies and even more complex methods just to get around the ban, [[{{Altitis}} let alone new usernames]]. Instead the best policy is to avoid drawing the person in so that they get bored faster and leave if the site is targeted by them. There is a reason this individual is considered to be the "[[{{Pun}} A*ti]]-Ch**s *obe**s" - don't correct the * symbols, it prevents Google from recognizing it and thus the developer from discovering it; the person is ''that bad'' - by the ''Videogame/StarCitizen'' community.[[/note]]
*** To put it in terms relevent to the trope that are [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness carefully worded to make discovery by search engines unlikely]], ''Battlecruiser 3000AD'' was released in the [[TheNineties mid-90s]] and was clearly either the work of someone with delusions of grandeur - and thus the the cause of the events that followed - or [[GetRichQuickScheme the human bastard child of Electronic Arts and Spiral Games Studios]]. Somewhere after that but before the TurnOfTheMillennium, the developer became [[TheResenter envious of the success]] of ''WingCommander'' and went AxCrazy. As time went on, the person's condition got worse, and the issues faced by Digital Anvil in the development of ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' were used by the individual to [[WildCardExcuse justify]] their behavior - including literally unchanged "re-releases" ''Battlecruiser 3000AD'' after the heat from the last one died down, and various levels of harassment - to themselves and others by framing it as a "crusade against a reprobate". When the target of the person's jealousy took a decade-long career change, this mostly disappeared, but [[GreenEyedMonster came back with a vengeance]] when the individual released ''[[SoBadItsHorrible Line of Defense]]'' at around the same time that ''Videogame/StarCitizen'' was gaining traction. So far, this insane person has used everything from [[BlatantLies "dubious claims"]] to SelfFulfillingProphecy to a villainous FakinMacGuffin by passing off a Cloud Imperium Games studio guest badge as an employee ID card (which was an impossibility as CiG used other lock types like passcodes and magnetic keys) to journalists in order to claim former employment.

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* ''Battlecruiser 3000AD'' was launched far [[ExecutiveMeddling too early by its publisher]] after existing in an (apparent) state of nigh-VaporWare for years -- being an "everything" simulator ''a la'' today's ''Videogame/StarCitizen'' but with a tiny fraction of the budget and employees tends to do that. This led to the game being critically panned due to a plethora of bugs and lack of documentation. The creator sued, settled out of court, and released several patches and an UpdatedReRelease to address the bugs.[[note]]This is due to the developer (as in, single programmer) being incompetent and possibly mentally ill. You can google it, as the man in question has threatened lawsuits on anyone who dares criticize him, and while they have never progressed to court, it does mean that [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement cautious editing judgement]] is required if a website such as ThisVeryWiki has no lawyers or limited funds to hire one to consistently combat him - and as wikis are editable and TV Tropes has ThereIsNoSuchThingAsNotability, [[OrwellianEditor sabotage by the person of this page and possibly other pages of varying relevance is likely]]. And no, simple bans have been attempted by others in the past and generally failed; the individual's obsessions and ego are so out of control that they will use proxies and even more complex methods just to get around the ban, [[{{Altitis}} let alone new usernames]]. Instead the best policy is to avoid drawing the person in so that they get bored faster and leave if the site is targeted by them. There is a reason this individual is considered to be the "[[{{Pun}} A*ti]]-Ch**s *obe**s" - don't correct the * symbols, it prevents Google from recognizing it and thus the developer from discovering it; the person is ''that bad'' - by the ''Videogame/StarCitizen'' community.[[/note]]
*** To put it in terms relevent to the trope that are [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness carefully worded to make discovery by search engines unlikely]], ''Battlecruiser 3000AD'' was released in the [[TheNineties mid-90s]] and was clearly either the work of someone with delusions of grandeur - and thus the the cause of the events that followed - or [[GetRichQuickScheme the human bastard child of Electronic Arts and Spiral Games Studios]]. Somewhere after that but before the TurnOfTheMillennium, the developer became [[TheResenter envious of the success]] of ''WingCommander'' and went AxCrazy. As time went on, the person's condition got worse, and the issues faced by Digital Anvil in the development of ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' were used by the individual to [[WildCardExcuse justify]] their behavior - including literally unchanged "re-releases" ''Battlecruiser 3000AD'' after the heat from the last one died down, and various levels of harassment - to themselves and others by framing it as a "crusade against a reprobate". When the target of the person's jealousy took a decade-long career change, this mostly disappeared, but [[GreenEyedMonster came back with a vengeance]] when the individual released ''[[SoBadItsHorrible Line of Defense]]'' at around the same time that ''Videogame/StarCitizen'' was gaining traction. So far, this insane person has used everything from [[BlatantLies "dubious claims"]] to SelfFulfillingProphecy to a villainous FakinMacGuffin by passing off a Cloud Imperium Games studio guest badge as an employee ID card (which was an impossibility as CiG used other lock types like passcodes and magnetic keys) to journalists in order to claim former employment.
14th Nov '17 1:30:54 PM Vir
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** When the same was attempted by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, he couldn't get it working either, and so handed off his Jaguar and CD addon to his repairman Richard [=DaLuz=], creator of the [=NinToaster=] and Super Genintari (a NES, Super NES, Genesis, and Atari 2600 in the same box). It seemed like if anyone had the skill set to get such things working, it would be him. Even after he hard-wired the CD addon to the console, thus eliminating any possibility of a connection problem, it refused to work.

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** When the same was attempted by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd, he couldn't get it working either, and so handed off his Jaguar and CD addon to his repairman Richard [=DaLuz=], creator of the [=NinToaster=] and Super Genintari (a (an NES, Super NES, Genesis, and Atari 2600 in the same box). It seemed like if anyone had the skill set to get such things working, it would be him. Even after he hard-wired the CD addon to the console, thus eliminating any possibility of a connection problem, it refused to work.
14th Nov '17 1:26:48 PM Vir
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** The UsefulNotes/NintendoDS also had many iterations over the years. The first DS was very thick, which had many fans nickname it the [[FanNickname DS Phat]]. The DS Lite slimmed down the design, moved the Start and Select buttons below the face buttons, and also had improved backlighting. The [=DSi=] came with a bigger screen and WP2A support for Wi-Fi, but the Game Boy Advance slot was removed. The [=DSi=] XL added on board memory to download games from the online shop and had the screens bigger.

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** The UsefulNotes/NintendoDS also had many iterations over the years. The first DS was very thick, which had many fans nickname it the [[FanNickname DS Phat]]. The DS Lite slimmed down the design, moved the Start and Select buttons below the face buttons, and also had improved backlighting. The [=DSi=] came with a bigger screen and WP2A [=WPA2=] support for Wi-Fi, but the Game Boy Advance slot was removed. The [=DSi=] XL added on board memory to download games from the online shop and had the screens bigger.
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