The Game Room has launched but has been greeted with disappointment. 1) Free game packs don't offer free games. 2) Too pricey 3) No lobbies, or wandering around the arcade 4) The game's don't cut it 5) Some poor ports
Those are 5 very valid reasons.
for once i agree with you :O n you did not mention the ps3 :O amazin
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They should put all those awesome 2D games there like contra, megaman 1-10, sonic, those spaceship/plane blasting whatever games, etc.
Agree, Some utter garbage when I downloaded it yesterday. Nice try MS , but no one wants Home on Xbox 360. Also the prices of them games are shameful, They should be 50ms points full game. Heck you can play these for free on internet.
If the arcade emulator is having problems with vector graphic titles, what makes you think it will do better with more complex and demanding titles? Nevermind that they only have rights right now with Atari and Intellivision. @Below: Dude, those specific games were a quarter. Just for playing one once MS is asking for twice the price.
I swear these guys are either trying to impress us by critiqing everything or just flat out don't like games anymore. The darn service just came out. Give them a chance to refine it. The concept is effing awesome. And if you really can earn achievements on old games then that's incredible. As far as price, well....what can I say. If you're old enough to have gone to an arcade back when console games could not compete with arcade games you'll remember paying 50 cents a pop on a game.
From those reasons I don't see why it's called the Game Room
When I first played them yesterday, somehow I got confused and thought the games were mine. But then I started to notice I was just playing demos. Playing a couple of these games were fun at first for the nostalgic feeling, but trying to play them a second time really opened my eyes... these games are boring! At this point I am willing to say don't waste your money! Maybe the Gameroom will be worth while later when they put up better games. But for right now... this is one of the biggest waste of time and money to me! At least buying Perfect Dark was worth it! Hell, my wife has even started playing it with me like we used to in the past...lol!
The main reason I don't like it is the antique "pre-quality" era of arcade and console gaming. Now, to put it in perspective...I'm 32 years old. The selection of games they have do not incite feelings of nostalgia in me, but rather, a reminder of how games used to suck back then and how they were vastly improved from 86 and onward. Even as a little 4 year old kid, I was well aware that asteroid sucked, as did most games on the 2600/intellivision/colecovisio n (my Odyssey II was pretty rad though). Both in arcades across America, and in homes, there were few gems until the 8 bit era dawned. These offerings should only be there as a reminder of how bad things were back then, and how quickly they improved with the first real console war: NES versus the Master System. That said, I won't spend a dime until I see some games from the late 80's onward.
Game room does suck tried it today... but Home sucks just as much. Why doesnt Microsoft and Sony just concentrate on trying to beat each others franchises so WE GAMERS can benefit from the healthiest war gamers have had a chance to be caught in... A TIGHT RACE between PS3 and Xbox is the best thing that could happen to us so PLEASE everybody stop the hate...
How are Home and Game Room related? Home doesn't suck. Home is free. Game room sucks. Game room costs money. See how they're different?
The current crop of games is blah but the potential for other classic arcade titles to hit would be great. Think of the ones sega has like afterburner, thunderblade, power drift, galaxy force, daytona just to name a few. Capcom has a bunch as well like final fight, un squadron and knights of the round. Konami could dust off those 4 player games like xmen, the simpsons, the avengers SNK could bring out some of their hits like ikari warriors and neo geo hits like metal slug. Sure that is all speculation but with the idea of a virtual arcade comes the notion of more modern titles instead of the first batch of atari arcade/2600 and intellivision games. I would like it if MS would allow for those with existing xbla games that are old arcade titles to be available to be played from the game room. I have the original TMNT as well as pacman that I can see in my arcade. They make it so I can play them at no cost (obviously because I bought the full game) but let my friends basically pay me a few points to play my games and vice versa. Like some sort of game sharing. Plus you get a few achievement points just for setting stuff in an empty room. I decorated about 3 rooms with the various knick knacks and upped my GS by at least 30 points.
darthv72, they've already said what their idea of game sharing is for this: automated recommendations for you to buy games your friends have but you don't. Aren't you getting 10 seconds free play time with everything anyway?
Biggest Home is not that free you gotta buy your virtual stuff... are you playing home tonight? If not its not that good!!! I wanna new island retreat... NOT. Both of these things are gimmicks and both suck equaly so they are similar in that way.. I've played both I know its not the same thing my point is GAMERS are playing GAMES not HOME or GAME ROOM.
Lame article of course, even if it had beta for the rest of its life people would still smash it. Even though home is a beta and a work in progress. But people keep, well i can play this game for free and this game for free or i have mame blah freaking blah. Then play it for free, i have yet to play this but i bet it does not have the community features that this has. And from my understanding you can play online with friends. And it goes on i am sure they will make adjustments to what works and what does not, and make it a better service. But when people complain about a feature they do not have to mess with or pay extra for not using, then you are an idiot for doing so.
Venomous: yes, I agree. But we. (At least I didn't) spend $10.00 on these junky games. The potential is there and Darth hit the nail on the head. Bring those better games and this will be a massive success. I mean if they insist on going this old school retro, some better selections would have been: joust, burgertime, galaga, galaxian, q-bert, etc. Not these. I hope it goes like Darth mentioned: x-men, Simpsons, knights of the round, raiden, etc. That's where this would be amazing. But sorry, not this junk. I passed these games up when I was 5+ years old and still do.
This idea sounds cool when it was conceived, but now if you think about, if you don't care for the retro interface, arcade games are pretty much scattered around the web for free: http://armorgame.com/catego...
I believe they would be charging a lot more then they are for 4 player co op games like simpsons or X-men. Sure they may bring them but not for the price of just 5 dollars... And at any higher then 5 bucks wouldn't you rather get a real XBLA game like Geometry wars?
So it's $3 to own a 30 year old game? Why not just go out and buy one of those compilation games and get a load of games for $20?
Agree. In fact, it's so weak I may even just delete it. I was excited when i saw it so I downloaded yesterday. I doubt I'll ever even use it again.
I havent had the chance to download it..but I definately can't wait.. They author of the article is right..I would loooove buy 10 games and have my avatar and a friends Avatar wander around my personal arcade and play on live.. But this is the first iteration..M-soft can easily upgrade it with a simple download.. Can you F-ing imagine playing in a virtual Daytona USA or Hydro Thunder or any racer set-up like the arcade with four of your Xbox Live party friends playing together.. Show THIS at E3 and the world will buy it by the f-ing droves... But..they had me at Yar's revenge..ahh..classic I've owned MAME for my desktop like a decade ago..i had every TRUE emulator download on one of my original Xboxs years and years ago That won't stop be from buying some of my faves on Game Room when they are released.. All I'm saying is..BURGERTIME..PLEEEEASE.. Evil
It's been out like 2 effing days and people are already complaining about the number of games... it'll get there fools... to hold you over I hear Hydro Thunder is going to be on XBLA...
I thought it would be like the bowling alley from PS home, but this thing charges for everything. I'm not going half in with my cousin to play this stuff, so I'm not even going to play this. And it's not even the fact that they charge, it's the fact that they charge too much for games that a lot of retro gamers already own or can get online for free; you're just paying Microsoft the privilege to play these otherwise free games in their environment.
Just download a MAME emulator on your pc. You get these games and more of your favorite for free. This may have some potential later on. But for now I don't the reason to waste points/money on this. Just my opinion.
Wow people are really gonna compare this to HOME? how sad... HOME is much more in depth and works the way its supposed to not to mention has bags of supports from many differnt third partys. It also has a huge following and is popular with a lot of people. Game Room is just plain terrible its not a touch on HOME and thats saying something..
there's only 1 reason its because microsoft is noob in making game experience.
they forgot reason 6.. 6) my ps3 is awesome and everything other than a ps3 sucks becasue i am console racist.i dont own an xbox and never used one but i know i hate it and will never try it!!
poor man's Home...that's what it is
Console racist??? wow you learn something new everyday lmao.
They forgot to make it simple how to play the games. For example, having the Intellivision overlay on the virtual pad is cool, but when you can't figure out how to get the game going things are bad news.
I think a lot of those ITV games were two players, no CPU. Were you trying Football? I messed with it for what seemed like hours trying to decode the game.
At least we get a free 10 minute session with each game. That's more than I was expecting. Still, I'm not going to pony up that kind of cash for a "virtual arcade". Maybe $3-5 for an entire Game Pack, but not per game. And another thing... why is there an Xbox Live arcade in Xbox Live Arcade. Doesn't it seem a little redundant?
actually only 1 reason makes the LameRoom suck. MSFT's bait and switch strategy is crap. 400 points for those games??? ridiculous most of those games should be 100 - 200 points maximum. The only reason I still have my 360 is because I try to support american companies to do my part and help boost our economy vizio, msft, etc,. but MSFT's biz strategy when it comes to consoles is piss poor and THAT is a understatement. MSFT is on the same level as the American car and banking industry in my mind. Raping and Reaming the pockets of the many to fill the pockets of the few....
the games are 240 not 400.
lmao suport our economy just buying an item from a store regardless of origin is supporting our economy the way you said that its like 360 is mad ein america but instead its made in china the only thing america need to do to support its own self is to sell more weapons planes etc to other countries
coulda swore I saw a few games for 400 points still 240 is too much, and Hotel_Moscow you know what I meant and that's all I'll say about that.
Are you mentally challanged?
What's with all these "reasons" posts on N4G? Pretty soon the front page will be full of them, I predict at E3 time. I hate these things so much, but that's me. 5 reasons why socks are superior to footsies. 5 reasons why Chili Dogs are inferior to Chili Burgers. 5 reasons why black chicks are infer... whoops! I wonder if I created one of these, would it get posted on N4G...hmmmm. :P
black chicks rock....ef it ALL chicks rock, behave urself
Let's relieve this child of his bubbles.
Black chicks are awesome... what's that on there backs? Is that their butts... <3
But I think this is their first miss! I still can't understand why it takes so long to load an Atari 2600 game??!! And the games themselves...horrible!! Atari Adventure...? Some games are better off left4dead!
now ur avatar represents a game I'd want to see in the gameroom. Eternal Champions 4 life :D however I do agree the pricing and game selection of the lameroom is abysmal.
I wouldn't call it "hit after hit". I would call it "a few hits scattered between merely doing their job". But, yes. This is an uncharictaristic flop, on the order of the ORIGINAL Xbox Live Arcade, back on the first Xbox. Anyone actually remember that?
100 Reasons why PSN's Home sucks...........
I'll be waiting...
1000000 Reasons why YOU ARE I MOTHER FACKER.
did anyone really want this?
How hard is it to understand that? The only surprise for me is that they put in even less effort than I thought they would.
Did anyone want Natal or Move? We don't know, but I bet you that Game Room, Natal & Move will excite a lot of folks out there. Nobody asked for the Wii either and look at that sh**! LOL! Funny part about gaming is, when gamers ask for something and get it, the game does poorly, but then a company takes charge and just release something, it might not do gangbusters but it will do better than that thing the gamers asked for. Also, another funny thing is, when gamers ask for something, 9 times out of 10 the gamers aren't satisfied with the product, which makes me wonder why devs even listen to gamers these days.
i have no idea, i don't remember the community asking for anything like this. to me we already have an arcade medium in XBL itself. i hope it fails fast so MS realizes the mistake they made launching this garbage
i dont think that comparing this to MOVE or NATAL is appropriate. Obviously gamers like motion controls, look at the success of the wii. I'm not speaking to quality of games, but sony and MS moving into motion controls makes more sense than these retro games, especially since the Game marketplace on live already sells games.
I kinda like the idea of this
Haha, they actually managed to make a service worse then Home and then charge people for using it. Good job Microsoft.
This isn't 2008-2009. Home is not that bad anymore and there are plenty of people using it.
It would be a great idea if they used newer arcade games from the 90's and later, and sold them really cheap. I'd be willing to pay for some of Capcoms classic beat-em ups, MAME games and others (online co-op would be great), but the games presented in Game Room are just too old and outdated to be any fun. And too poor to put a pricetag on. Not only do you have to buy the p!ss-poor arcade cabinets, you have to pay to play after you've bought them as well. After spending some time with it I actually hope it flops. A big waste of resources and an insult to gamers.
Nothing to do with the 360's gameroom, but I really hope that Namco goes back to their version of it on the PS3. They could put it on the 360, if MS hadn't gone and made their own.
What? Once you own the game, you own it. You never have pay for anything once you buy the game. If you go into a friends game room and they also have a game you own you still don't need to pay for anything.
Hmmm. Ok. Then I misunderstood it. So you can choose to either buy the game and play it as much as you like OR to not buy it but pay to play?
Its 40 points if your looking just to play a single play, it acts is if your using quarters like you would on an arcade machine. 240 points you own it and can play it whenever.
you best rephrase that statement. Worst than home? uh uh no way. Home is incredibly HOT! why just yesterday i met a cool girl who sent me pics of herself because she likey my style. WE danced, we laughed, we played wipeout hd together from the sodium one space. im sorry you cant even do a fraction of that with gameroom but please watch your mouth. Gameroom is a bad rip-off of Home. Its created to make you feel stupid where as home was crated to have real fun.
She's really a dude. Sorry to break it to you.
you guys are cookie cutouts man, LOL! 2D losers, dvd abusers... I just gamelaunched wipeout hd with a sexy girl from the sodium one space on home! Im dressed up as nathan hale with a gas mask in a 3D virtual world. Thats how I stay connected to psn all day. XBOXLIVE just lost another catefory to PSN.
that's really impressive, dressed up as a video game character in a virtual world all day long, interacting with a virtual girl. LOL! get a job before it's to late you loser!
Disappointing is almost an understatement, and the fact that you really can find these games on the net for free makes the prices just plain silly. Way to go MS, way to spend time making something that sucks instead of putting that time into doing something cool. Figures. Turds.
it just flat out sucks thats why. but i would say that im sure it'll be a success, M$ fans will pay anything for anything that gets thrown at them. M$ "hey kids, wanna play halo with a sexy girl online?" Fan "YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!" M$ "PERFECT, the cost will be 49.99 per minute, first TEn minutes are free" Fan "F F First ten minutes? thats it, ps3 cant compete..." (writes ps3 doom article)
I think Kotaku was the first to announce the gameroom. I know alot of media sites harrassed ps3 users for enjoying Home. I'm patiently awaiting the reports of gameroom. I can't wait to see what tone journalist will take knowing that thier critisisms will Put PSN & Home on a pedestal. This is freaking hilarious.
game room = epic failure
When I downloaded the two "Game Packs" I was hoping for free games, but no, they have to slap a ridiculous price tag. Heck, do one Google search for the games they're offering and you can play on it for free..