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Submitted by BozoLoco 724d ago | opinion piece

Gaming disasters: Failed launches and flops

The makers of SimCity have had a tough week. The game's launch was plagued by server issues that rendered the game unplayable, painting the famed franchise's rebirth as one of the most disastrous game launches of all time.

It's in good company. From Nintendo's infamous Virtual Boy to acclaimed flop Shenmue, the gaming scene has no shortage of industry blunders.

One game even potentially crippled the industry in the '80s: the game adaptation of ET was so bad it is often cited as causing Atari's financial issues at the time.

Then there's the story of Duke Nukem Forever, the game that led to the penning of "vaporware", a term given to games that take years, sometimes even decades, to be made, often with no estimated release date.

Where does SimCity sit among the industry's biggest disasters? (Culture)

Godchild1020  +   724d ago
Why is there an image of Kratos if the article has nothing to do with him or the game(s) that he is in?
amaguli  +   724d ago
Simple, it is an easy way to trick people in giving this article hits.

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