At any moment, one of these ten things or people could ruin your video game experience.
Those peripheral packages are hard as hell to open. I just about broke my scissors trying to open one up.
I've cut my hand really bad trying to open one of those plastic packages. I've accidentally cut through Ethernet cables, HDMI cables etc.etc. You guys do know that a large percentage of the MSRP is attributed to the packaging... right? In essence the consumers are paying for pretty packaging.
that "non-descript white box" is quite popular at my UPS HUB....... hell i was all smiles when one of my co-workers saw it and said and i quote " Ah an xbox, you know youll be waiting a good while before its returned to you right?" most if not all the drivers know whats inside of those boxes.
the packaging for some of the accessories does seem a bit much.....luckily i have box cutters at home which makes the job that much easier : )
Why arn't I in that article?
f-ing right man. EA is a douchebag. Pass it on! So Funny.
I was wondering the same thing!.
Thats the packing you got for Eye Of Judgement in the US. Over here we had great packaging for EOJ
damn, your EoJ package rocks compared to ours. i'm only getting the Eye alone, though.
Don't they have anything else to report like other respectable gaming sites.
Game Journalism for the most part a huge joke. When you have nothing to write about, what do you do? You make top ten lists. Although this list is cool compared to all of their other ghey top 10 shenanigans.
2. Rushed Hardware
Most video game companies want to rule the industry, even at the expense of its consumers, who purchase faulty hardware that was rushed to market. As a result, we get to secure magazines with our newest paperweights, while sitting on hold waiting to speak to a customer service rep. It's bad when a UPS clerk knows that you have an Xbox 360 in that non-descript white box before you reach the counter.
the best bit of the article is about fanboys, and ur the perfect example of one
but I'm afraid that would put N4G out of business.
Wii is all over that one
i second that!
My #1 is these top ten lists. Just under extreme fanboys and children.
- Bad dubbing, and losing the original voices so they can give us bad dubbing instead. If I buy a Japanese game, I want japanese voices, and when I buy an American game, I want the original english voices, etc etc.
- DLC: paying 60 EURO for a game, and than seeing that 2 weeks later they release stuff on marketplace, that SHOULD have been in the retail version, but they decided to keep it out so they can a few extra bucks by ripping you off...
Yes, you dont HAVE to buy it... (and I wont), but it still sucks and it feels like you're being cheated out of content, cause they could & should have just included in the retail version, OR offered it for free, OR just saved it for a sequel.
- Subtitles, or more clearly, lack of subtitles.
I understand english perfectly, but sadly, not every game has great voiceacting, and occasionally some lines are hard to pick up, or you're just slightly distracted, etc. A game should just have subtitles to accompany the spoken text, just so it's clear.
- In-game advertisement.
Now, in some games it doesnt bother me AT ALL, but when you play a game like Crackdown, and suddenly there are DUTCH advertisement boards in the game for movies that are coming out soon (I live in Holland btw), it just takes you completely out of the experience.
What the hell are DUTCH advertisements doing in a game, set in the future in an american setting!?!? There should be an option to turn that crap OFF, cause that really just ruins the experience.
It's like watching a Star Wars movie and seeing the characters drinking from a digitally implemented can of Pepsi Light or something(!)
It's ridiculous, and as a gamer, we BUY the game, we have paid MONEY for it, and we should at least have an option to turn that crap off!
Cool list. And I wholly agree to the Packaging from Hell bit. Cut meself quiet a few times in the past
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