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Submitted by Grateful Ghoul 491d ago | opinion piece

More Bugs Creeping Into Games

Is this perhaps a sign that it really is time for the leap to the next generation as developers struggle to cram their games into the limitations of the current gen consoles? Or does this suggest perhaps that game testing isn’t doing a sufficient job anymore?

Could it even be that the sheer ambition of some of these games means we have to accept we will get the odd bug? (Bayonetta, BioShock: Infinite, Far Cry 3, God of War 3, PS3, Xbox 360)

psyxon  +   491d ago
if you want software, you must accept bugs. pretty simple.
DJ  +   491d ago
I pay for software. I accept zero bugs.
Unicron  +   491d ago
That will never happen, especially as code becomes more complex.
psyxon  +   491d ago
you pay sixty bucks for software that millions of dollars was spent on, hundreds of people worked on, and you whine over what, 3 bugs? most of which are minor, and can easily be overlooked? learn to program, make your own software, then you'll be saving money and you can make the first ever program with 100k+ lines of code that has zero bugs.
KwietStorm  +   491d ago
You accept zero bugs. Well you must not be paying for much software then.
DJ  +   491d ago
I ended up falling off a ledge to a lower level in GOW: Ascension, and for the life of me could not trigger the bridge up above to decay (the only way to get back up). Apparently there was a hole in the invisible wall that I accidentally found.

Had to restart to an earlier chapter. Lame glitch!

I also had problems with the numerous QTE sequences. There's nothing worse then pressing the correct buttons, but not having one button press register and dying as a result.

GOW needed more testing for sure.
mydyingparadiselost  +   491d ago
I've had a decent amount of issues with game bugs as well, it's now a major factor as to whether I'll buy a game new or not. My last problem was with Borderlands 2, I bought itat midnight release and after about a week got hit with a glitch that eliminated all the badass rank I'd accumulated. This along with Skyrim (another game bought at release, PS3) ACIII and an AWFUL mess with Mass Effect 2 freezing and deleting my saves (took 3 tries before I could get through the game) have pretty much killed any chance of me buying new at release unless it's a Nintendo first party game since I've NEVER had a problem with their games being buggy.
Number-Nine  +   491d ago
looks like they need infinity ward to clean things up a bit with their outstanding fish ai.
Dr Pepper  +   491d ago
While I didn't experience many huge bugs in the hundreds of hours I've put into Skyrim, the best one by far was the invisible dragon I fought. It only happened once, so that's probably why it was more fun than annoying.

Anyways, as games become more complex we will continue to see bugs/glitches. They go hand in hand with this entertainment medium we enjoy so much. Sometimes they are funny, other times they are infuriating. A team of QA testers will never be able to replicate all of the exact scenarios millions of gamers are going to try (especially in the games with huge worlds).
ab5olut10n  +   491d ago
The ps3 skyrim bugs were unforgivable IMO, mainly because Bethesda knew about them (from fallout nv) and lied (saying it's a new engine). Totally lost respect for them.
mmj  +   491d ago
When consumers are losing their rights to trade in buggy games why should they bother bug testing? it's lost money when they can be working on day 1 DLC.
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