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Submitted by DanjHobbs 351d ago | opinion piece

Suing Sega? Then Sue Irrational Too

Serves SEGA right, doesn’t it. Made a right crappy game out of Colonial Marines they did, so someone is suing them. Oh, well, they didn’t make it per say, but I’m sure they are to blame somehow. Don’t worry, developer Gearbox are getting sued to. Yeah, in your face, Pitchford!

Ken Levine though? He’s a God. He and Irrational craft critically lauded works of fantasy. BioShock: Infinite was a masterpiece. They’d never “do a SEGA” on us and whet our lips with a false gameplay demo that way overemphasises aspects of their game, let alone showcase amazing features that never actually appeared in the final release. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Sega, Xbox 360)

Ministerb  +   351d ago
I enjoy the picture very much, A very interesting and insightful piece.
Gimmemorebubblez  +   351d ago
~The guy who wrote this was being very (Ir)rational.~
Ministerb  +   351d ago
THIS GUY KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. DISCUSS.
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Minato-Namikaze  +   351d ago
Difference is that irrational always maintained that it was demo and a work in progress. Gearbox on the other hand was showing amazing footage of a game and saying that it was actual gameplay. We all understand that things get taken and cut from games for one reason or another, what we dont expect is for a dev to tell us what they are showing is what the game actually is but then release a game that is not even in the ballpark of what was shown before hand.
Parasyte  +   351d ago
Exactly. They aren't being sued for making a bad game. They are being sued for false advertising.
dedicatedtogamers  +   351d ago
I was let down by Infinite. However, this article is silly. Colonial Marines was broken. Infinite was just dumbed down compared to Bioshock.
XXXL  +   351d ago
I loved infinite but this article raises some good points. I liked the demo version of the handyman a lot better. Also I agree on citizens using the visors against you and Elizabeth having better tears would have made the game that much better
InTheLab  +   351d ago
Different extremes here but it's still the same idea. One game just happens to be a broken mess and the other only sports mediocre dumbed down gameplay. The other difference is that people were rightly upset over the finished product of Aliens but not nearly enough people were outraged by the shooting gallery Infinite turned out to be.
admiralvic  +   351d ago
Nothing was worse than Dead Island, but I think some people are missing the importance of this trial (if it even happens). This is that it will set a precedent for how misleading an ad can be. A lot of people seem to forget that "this does not represent the final product" or any of that legal nonsense is not a "get out of jail free" card.
r21  +   351d ago
No one else was using vigors in BI cause they were just recently being showed to the public. Seems like the vigor users like the Fireman and the Crow all became nuts because of the vigors. How Booker was unaffected I do not know though.

Also, this my opinion but Sega and Gearbox's Aliens was crap when it launched where as bioshock infinite was actually working and good. The only similarities between the 2 games are they showed a basic idea of their games were going to end up but only one of them reached expectation.
Tultras  +   351d ago
Suing them for making a terrible game??

Is it just me or does that sound a bit... idiotic.
mydyingparadiselost  +   351d ago
They're not being sued for making a bad game, they're being sued for the presentation demo because they said it was actual gameplay & graphics when it wasn't. False advertising.
CiaranUtting  +   351d ago
Hello, my name is Ciarán and I wrote this piece. Thanks for taking the time to read it and for the interesting feedback.

However, I'd like to say that I loved BioShock, and the real point of the article was about how cynical this whole lawsuit seems, like some opportunist Alien "fans" are simply doing it just because they didn't like the game. If it turned out to be completely different from the gameplay but an amazing game anyway (like Infinite), would they still have bothered?

As far as I can see, the initial Aliens: CM gameplay that people got so riled up over is plastered with the words "work in progress" at the start, and in no way alludes to a final product. Every trailer I have seen thereafter appears to be comprised of gameplay from the released title.
aliengmr  +   351d ago
While I agree a lawsuit is pretty stupid, not many would expect a downgrade from a "work in progress". One would expect the final version to better.

You are right that videos just prior to release actually showed the final gameplay and it saved me from a regretful purchase.

There is the underlying issues of dressing these games up purely to sell. Basically surprising your audience with a turd. I don't think its a healthy direction for the industry.
Tales RPG addict  +   351d ago
seriously I knew that the game would fail before It came out. when I have a gut feeling about it I end up being Right.
deadfrag  +   351d ago
Bioshock Infinite is one of the most broken games of all times on PC and this thread on 2k forum is the exemple not to mention all the others on Steam.....

http://forums.2kgames.com/s...

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