by Ryan Nohr
except for the EA thing this is all great news! ;-)
Finally great that what?!?!?! You can't do that! Best update ever...
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Best update EVER!!!!... other than I didn't see support for the Atari ST or the C64. ;-)
You really need to port this to the Commodore PET. Oh wait, you could use a fancy mouse if you make it for the Xerox Parc!
What? NO Atari 2600 or ST support?! I want my money back!
ordering the GB version!! will it include the instruction booklet? and the GB connection?
I can't wait to play it against my brother (he used to win me at Bomberman..but no more!)
I can't wait!!
I'm glad at your business decision to follow the current gaming trends, however as long year EA janitor I can give you more hints:
It's paramount for today's market to pad the gameplay experience and have a system in place to give your customers the opportunity to pay money for cheats aka unlocks, so they can play the game normally.
It's also important to deny the customers access to any server, so you don't have to pay for them. Take the newest EA crown jewels for example, they all employ a technology called matchmaking aka listening servers, so every computation of the gaming world can be outsourced to the customer's own PC. Lag city? Not your problem anymore. Even better, let them pay money for "official servers", which are just a bunch of copyright protection networks.
Anti-Cheat? Not your problem. Pump out your next product within half a year. They won't even notice it won't have any mod capabilities. The customers don't need to have creativity. They just feed and you make the product.
Important aspects of your gaming success are also non-reachability by any means but a web form which pipes to /dev/null . Just set up a forum and occassionally stop by to say "I read everything", followed by threats to "ban anybody from ORIGIN who talks evil words".
To silence the rare 1% who don't like your business practice you just buy some bots who spam internet forums about how great your company is, and that the critic's arguments are wrong.
Put 99% of your money into advertising, after repeating how great your company is, even the greatest lie will be believed. Your customers are just sheep, after all.
@Thomas: It might take a lot of work to make all of that come to fruition, but DAMMIT are we are dedicated.
I don't care what anyone says. The virtual boy was a damned good system.
hey where is the Vectrex port? my Vectrex could use some new game love. Lest not forget the ColecoVision, it needs love too!
What, no cartridge for my totally original Atari console? I want my money back!
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At least 2022 is a date but a little disappointed that the game won't be coming out for the Amstrad or Commodore 64, oh well nevermind