Thursday, June 21, 2007

Anti-Anti-Gameing Rally

The other day I Stumbled on this video about gamers and a rally held that tried to send out a message to the public. That message is that gamers are not all weird people that do nothing but play games until their minds have been zombiefied so that they go out and kill people. Gamers are the people that give you your coffee in the morning, gamers are the people that give you the mail. The point is that gamers are every where these days, some are more hardcore then others, but the gaming industry has become so big it is now one of the top forms of entertainment in western culture. It hasn't gotten this way because of a few people that sit in there parents basement and play games all day long. Here is the first part of the documentary, It was made by PBC Productions.

Here is part two.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Halo 3 Beta

So as many of you know the halo 3 beta is ending tonight. I am sad to say that I did not get a chance to play the beta, but at the same time I will be all the more surprised on September 25. My reasoning for this post is what happened during the time the beta was active. You might have heard that people used some sort of a network glitch to get into custom games. Bungie why did you even have the code there to allow custom games. Why not just release the beta with out any of the text, menus, and even the options that were not used in the Matching Making part of the Beta. One other thing why did you (Bungie) leave in all the references to the Single player levels, why not replace the names of the levels with level 1, level 2... and that way the hackers would find out how many levels are in the game. And while your changing the names switch it so that they only find a reference too one level. After this Beta if in the final game there better not be any glitches in the game. Also why did you use Crackdown as a way in too the Beta. Ether let everyone in or make it exclusive. Don't force bunch of people to buy or rent a game just to play a DEMO of a game. It's a beta for crying out loud, you should want to get the most number of people as you can. But know this is Bungie, Microsoft's slave. I have to say from a business point of view it was genius. But I don't think that should be your goal. Your goal should to make a great game, if you do that then you should have no problem making money.