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Date: 06/07/09 09:00 AM

41 Responses to 5 Things The Gaming Industry Won`t Fix (And Why)

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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 8:30 am
    Link: 5 Things The Gaming Industry Won`t Fix (And Why) - The things most gamers complain about but alas, will never be fixed
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    nlcs Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 9:06 am
    Interesting, I was reading this earlier today. Personally I like cut-scenes, especially the MGS4 ones. Oh and for blowing poo up what about Red Faction, that game is just blowing poo up, it`s like the aim of the game.
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    Sampson623 Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 9:08 am
    nsfw language?
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 9:22 am
    I dont know about the cutscene ones. Uncharted did a really good job with cutscenes.
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    Tekno Female 30-39
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    June 7, 2009 at 9:40 am
    "nsfw language?"

    WEll, yeah. It`s cracked, after all.

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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 9:56 am
    oops.
    yeah NSFW language. slipped my mind :$
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 9:59 am
    in fairness, they are all quite good points. but eventually, i want to believe fully destructive scenery will come into play :)
    And the language is ok
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:00 am
    v Well unless someone is standing 1 inch (2.54 centimeters for non-Americans) away from you and staring intently at your monitor while reading each individual word, I don`t think you`re going to get busted for bad language.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:00 am
    I agree, I don`t mind cutscenes like in Uncharted, especially if the voice acting is good, and there is stuff going on, but I can`t stand the banal long boring cutscenes in MGS4. I think cutscenes are important, but they need something going on.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Exactly, what`s with the whole NSFW thing, it`s not like the "f-ck!" comes blaring through your speakers while a porn film comes on screen.
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:02 am
    Also, maybe we should do away with cutscenes and replace them with scripted events Bioshock-style.

    The RPG genre could use some revitalization. I plan on using my game design career to make it popular again.

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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:04 am
    a barrel roll???
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:06 am
    @videogamer

    Too late, Bethesda have already done that, and no matter what you do, you will NEVER be better than them.

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    mjfoxman Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:30 am
    i think there are more important things to fix than these five things.
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    outfire Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:45 am
    cracked, yea my school`s internet filter actually blocked it for being "tasteless" lol. Some of these may be fixed, some will probably not, there will probably always be crappy movie games, but i hope they`ll still continue to make the occasional gem, like Knights of the old republic and such. Too bad the terminator game sucked, i was thinking of buying that one.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:46 am
    i totally disagree with the tron thing, that`s all i have to say.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:49 am
    Red Faction Guerilla will probably fix #4, from what i saw... every bit of every building is destructible, the only thing i didn`t see was destructible was the vehicles... (which was kinda lame) but other then that, looks like you can smash a building down like a house of cards...
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    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:15 am
    I agree with Lukas. Bethesda is doing very well, even in light of these problems. Can`t wait for elder scrolls V.
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:15 am
    this was a really sick article
    the ninjabread was retarded
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:15 am
    "Oh..and the centerfield comes to help, but what does he do? He goes and does his own drating barrel role!"
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    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:16 am
    You know what I wish game creators would do? Letting you save your game after you beat it. I hate working my butt off to beat a game and not being able to save your accomplishment!!!!!! So crappy.
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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:29 am
    BFBC did very nicely with destructible environment.
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:48 am
    "You know what I wish game creators would do? Letting you save your game after you beat it. I hate working my butt off to beat a game and not being able to save your accomplishment!!!!!! So crappy. "

    Why? So when you`re feeling nostalgic, you can come back, load your game and do... nothing?

    It`s like playing Grand Theft Auto after you`ve cleared all the missions, killing people gets boring quickly, unless you`re some sort of messed up sadist.

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    StphnHrrll Female 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 11:52 am
    No then you can start another game and play all again. I`ll use Zelda as an example. Ocarina of time took a great deal of time from me to beat it the first time around and it was just so unsatisfying to beat him and then start your game up again at your last saved spot. I would like to be able to go back and see the villages repaired, Hyrule Castle as it`s supposed to be and bask in my winning.
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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    Haha I love the ad they have at the end for some trashy online flash game.
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    StphnHrrll, heard about Oblivion: The Elder scrolls?

    After beating the final boss
    --*spoiler allert*--
    Nothing happends. nothing. not even a "congratulations, you just defeated evil for ever!!1!!"

    nothing happends, you leave the evil obvilion gate and return to the normal world. you can go ahead and complete all the side-quests and stuff. but nothing really happends.
    Thats almost fine actually, its just that, its not really much satisfaction, you sort of feel like nothing really has been done since everything is back to normal...

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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    June 7, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    I personally love cutscenes. They`re little rewards dotted all through a game to say "grats you did goood. Rest your twichy game hands for a sec, and watch the eyecandy CGI."
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    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    RecycleElf:

    That might actually be more preferable than the end of a lot of Zelda games, where it just kinda says "I WON!!" and then makes you press reset or (in later games) returns you to the title screen. I was disgusted at how happy I was that Wind Waker let you wear the lobster shirt after you beat the game and started a new one, when a lot of games that have +1 starts basically let you keep stuff that wasn`t story related and either turn you into a rape machine or up the difficulty level to compensate.

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    vicious_liar Male 13-17
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    June 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    holy poo I want that racing game...It`s like a spider man car that can run though stuff! :D
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    I love exploring games, like Windwaker and such. I can detach from the main linear story and go elsewhere.

    It`s the ADD, I swear.

    There`s nothing so satisfying as being able to say:

    "Okay I found the three crystal keys, I need to put them into the Door Of Unnatural Food Hell and oh wait...what`s that way over there? Screw the princess let`s poke it with a stick!"

    It`s FUN! :D

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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    "Screw the princess"

    Shouldn`t that get you focused again?

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Videogamer, not in the slightest. Now if I can kill the NPCs around her and save anywhere I want, the princess may as well learn a new hobby because I`m not coming for her for a long time. XD
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    firegodzilla Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    "You know what I wish game creators would do? Letting you save your game after you beat it. I hate working my butt off to beat a game and not being able to save your accomplishment!!!!!! So crappy."

    I`m glad I`m not the only one who feels this way, in fact you just summed up my feelings of the entire Zelda series

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    Mornaf Male 18-29
    820 posts
    June 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    FABLE 2 WON`T LET ME KILL CHILDREN DAMMIT!
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    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    all im gonna say is that MGS would be decent if those god forsaken cutscenes were heavily eedited and cut down. sick of it i tells ya
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    Gexxo Male 18-29
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    June 7, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    Can we add to this list putting out incomplete games with the intent of selling everything you COULD have put in the retail game as Downloadable Content? I`M LOOKING AT YOU EA GAMES!!!

    And I laughed soooo hard at that baseball clip. I was crying!

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    Hayllee Female 13-17
    459 posts
    June 7, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    Ha... I love this article. I can completely relate with the AI. Want my own personal story? No? To frigin` bad.

    I start going on a rampage on fallout 3, killing everyone in megaton. Jericho is with me, and all is fine- but then I run out of ammo. Angry, I pull out my chinese officer`s sword and start swiping some more. After we finally kill everyone, the brahmin is left, so I swipe at him. What does Jericho do? "Oh f*** no, I don`t take that sh** from nobody!" And turns hostile towards me. Brahmin lover. :|

    Oh and Mornaf, if you`d like to kill kids in a game, get fallout for the PC and download a mod that makes them killable. Or enter a psych ward. I`d prefer you do the latter, but that`s just me. :P

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2009 at 12:44 am
    Oh I so agree, I would LOVE to kill game children. Mainly because it`d be a new angle on my murderous rampages of NPC Mowdowns, and before you people start waving the "Insanity Flag" I know the line between fantasy and reality here.

    What I like in AI is the options you can have with them. FFXII had VERY advanced AI, you programmed it yourself with things called Gambits. You could really rely on your team that way.

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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2009 at 2:02 am
    AI are only somewhat clever in car games. Then, their task is relatively simple, one isn`t flooded by complex tasks such as copying body movements realistically.

    That said, they often suck at this simple task too. I am looking at you Polyphony Digital and their Gran Turismo. You are driving a heavy, high power machine. You slide in neatly, predictably and carefully in in front of an opponent, and what happens when you come to a corner? You brake early, because of your vehicle`s mass, and the little bastard AI who has superior braking capabilities, rams you mercilessly from behind. It`s as if they asume that all opponents have the same skill, alertness and performance (braking, accelerating and handling).

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    wtfstfu Male 13-17
    112 posts
    June 22, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    ok i gotta say the whole destructible buildings thing was solved in the new red faction game where literally everything is destructible if u use enough fire power or the right weapon
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    divine_wind Male 18-29
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    August 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    sad =[ in industry that was originally intended for fun has gone more corrupt than the government..

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