History MisBlamed / VideoGames

21st Aug '16 1:36:42 PM SeaRover
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* At the height of the Wii's popularity, Nintendo was heavily blamed for "allowing" shovelware games to plague the console and how Nintendo should have been more restrictive with the games as they supposedly had done years back with the Nintendo Seal of Quality. In actuality, Nintendo only greenlights games that won't screw up the game console and run well enough without the game crashing from a button press or the like. Most shovelware games fall into this category. The developers of the shoddy games themselves rarely get blamed.
** To reiterate, The Seal of Quality has a bit of a MisaimedFandom. It was never meant to outright block poor-quality games from being on the system. (Ask anyone -- the NES had a ''load'' of poor games that, in fact, bear the seal, though admittedly, America did not get as severe a deluge of Shovelware as Japan did during the same period.) Yes, they did have quality control, but their definition of "Quality" meant "This game will actually work if you put it in the system", not "this is a good game". Quality control generally tends to be quite subjective in any case.
19th Aug '16 4:49:28 PM kablammin45
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** It gets really ridiculous when a certain controversial episode of the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon X And Y anime]] [[http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/1160996-ash-s-kalos-league-final-battle actually resulted in Nintendo's stock dropping by 2%]] when Game Freak and Tokyo TV have far more to do with the show than the poor video game company does.
19th Aug '16 9:18:42 AM Zanreo
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** An interesting example is ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which made Nintendo's stock price more than double weeks after release... until Nintendo said they didn't actually make the game and wouldn't end up with much money from it, which made the stocks drop badly. In fact, the only "connection" they had to the game was the Pokémon brand (which again, they only publish, not develop)

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** An interesting example is ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which made Nintendo's stock price more than double weeks after release... until Nintendo said they didn't actually make the game and wouldn't end up with much money from it, which made the stocks drop badly. In fact, Nintendo didn't even publish the game (The Pokémon Company did), so the only "connection" they had to the game was the Pokémon brand (which again, they only publish, not develop)
19th Aug '16 9:03:58 AM Zanreo
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** An interesting example is ''VideoGame/PokemonGo'', which made Nintendo's stock price more than double weeks after release... until Nintendo said they didn't actually make the game and wouldn't end up with much money from it, which made the stocks drop badly. In fact, the only "connection" they had to the game was the Pokémon brand (which again, they only publish, not develop)
5th Aug '16 10:16:14 AM longWriter
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* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'''s review of the NES [[PortingDisaster port]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' involved him complaining about butchery of a 'great game'. Among the features he complained about were the fact that you can't open a door and wear your gas mask at the same time, forcing you to sacrifice some health when you enter or leave a gassy room, which was a design flaw of the original game not really fixed until ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|Sons Of Liberty}}''. He also complained about Big Boss prefacing his misleading hints with the phrase 'I forgot to tell you...', claming it was a terrible translation -- not only was this a better translation than the one in the European MSX version of the game, but Big Boss's hints really were supposed to be [[StopHelpingMe useless and annoying]] for plot reasons, similar to the ''Castlevania'' "graveyard duck" hint.

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* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'''s review of the NES [[PortingDisaster port]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' involved him complaining about butchery of a 'great game'. Among the features he complained about were the fact that you can't open a door and wear your gas mask at the same time, forcing you to sacrifice some health when you enter or leave a gassy room, which was a design flaw of the original game not really fixed until ''VideoGame/{{Metal Gear Solid 2|Sons Of Liberty}}''. He also complained about Big Boss prefacing his misleading hints with the phrase 'I forgot to tell you...', claming claiming it was a terrible translation -- not only was this a better translation than the one in the European MSX version of the game, but Big Boss's hints really were supposed to be [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper useless and annoying]] for plot reasons, similar to the ''Castlevania'' "graveyard duck" hint.
12th Jul '16 10:20:48 PM RAMChYLD
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* On the topic of ''Grand Theft Auto'', many fans initially blame the character striping glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] on Rockstar themselves. It was actually caused by bugs in [=NVidia's=] drivers, and a driver update fixed the issue (unfortunately, certain hardware configurations and cards older than the [=GTX400=] series ''cannot'' use the update...).

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* On the topic of ''Grand Theft Auto'', many fans initially blame the character striping glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] on Rockstar themselves. It ''It was actually caused by bugs in [=NVidia's=] drivers, drivers'', and a driver update fixed the issue (unfortunately, certain hardware configurations and cards older than the [=GTX400=] series ''cannot'' use the update...).
12th Jul '16 10:20:05 PM RAMChYLD
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* On the topic of ''Grand Theft Auto'', many fans initially blame the character striping glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] on Rockstar themselves. It was caused by bugs in [=NVidia's=] drivers, and a driver update fixed the issue (unfortunately, certain hardware configurations and cards older than the [=GTX400=] series ''cannot'' use the update...).

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* On the topic of ''Grand Theft Auto'', many fans initially blame the character striping glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] on Rockstar themselves. It was actually caused by bugs in [=NVidia's=] drivers, and a driver update fixed the issue (unfortunately, certain hardware configurations and cards older than the [=GTX400=] series ''cannot'' use the update...).
12th Jul '16 10:16:54 PM RAMChYLD
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* On the topic of ''Grand Theft Auto'', many fans initially blame the character striping glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] on Rockstar themselves. It was caused by bugs in NVidia's drivers, and a driver update fixed the issue (unfortunately, certain hardware configurations and cards older than the GTX400 series ''cannot'' use the update...)

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* On the topic of ''Grand Theft Auto'', many fans initially blame the character striping glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] on Rockstar themselves. It was caused by bugs in NVidia's [=NVidia's=] drivers, and a driver update fixed the issue (unfortunately, certain hardware configurations and cards older than the GTX400 [=GTX400=] series ''cannot'' use the update...)).
** Additionally, the radio music in GTAV is often considered bland and the fans blame Rockstar again for this. No, Rockstar actually outsourced the music choices to the [=DJs=] who they hired to host the stations. Kenny Loggins was responsible for the choices of the songs on ''Los Santos Rock Radio'' for example.
12th Jul '16 10:11:20 PM RAMChYLD
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* On the topic of ''Grand Theft Auto'', many fans initially blame the character striping glitch in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto Online]] on Rockstar themselves. It was caused by bugs in NVidia's drivers, and a driver update fixed the issue (unfortunately, certain hardware configurations and cards older than the GTX400 series ''cannot'' use the update...)
10th Jul '16 3:39:05 AM captainpat
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* Continuing on with ''Metal Gear'', for a case of character misblaming, whenever anyone brings up why ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' was the weakest in the series, it is always attributed to one thing -- Raiden. While Raiden's involvement does weaken things considerably, the shameless backtracking, lack of great boss fights and ditching of any sense of coherence all had nothing to do with him.
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