GameInformer writes: In honor of APB's ugly demise, we present's to you a hot cup of schadenfreude as we look back at eight dead games that pretty much got what they had coming to them.*
lol, " If I wanted to punch the air and swear at my monitor, I'd read Left 4 Dead 2 boycott threads."
Why are stores still selling this game for $50 if it has indeed died? Best Buy, Gamestop, Fred Meyer etc. All these stores in my area are still selling this title for $49.95.....
Hoping customers haven't found out about it I suspect?
The article makes little sense . most of the title mentioned while not successful , or big enough successes , went on for years with a fanbase APB never even had .
Lol @ MMOs. Spend years building them, years talking about them, then POOF! Shut down several months after launch. There just isn't room for more than a handful of these to succeed simultaneously. Well... unless they use the free method. Lost count of how many pay-to-play MMOs have risen and fallen in the 5+ years MapleStory has thrived.
It's because most companies expect to launch their "ME-TOO" mmo game and garner profits similar to that of World of Warcraft. What most developers have learned is that Most people only have time for one mmo and almost all of those people are already playing an existing mmo. Now, I'm not saying don't bother. Far from it. I'm saying, don't release a game that competes with an already existing game that is 10 mil strong and has 5 years worth of content without providing something different/ more / better than the competition.
DC Universe Online is the next high profile failure.
Agreed, I think the extra pricetag to play is going to put people off from the get go. Trailer looks awesome..but WAIT, you don't play as any of them.
Excessive pessimism much ? it appeal to the city of heroes crowd and more with its licence . CoH was very successful but is getting old and outdated now . And champions was/is a poor spiritual sequel of it .
I completely agree. I highly doubt that we will see DC Universe ending up on a list like this anytime soon. DC Universe is looking to be really impressive, fairly deep, very polished, and a lot of fun. I have a pretty decent size group of friends who are all getting into it once it launches. The saddest one on the list for me was definitely Tabula Rasa. I was really hyped for that game, and I had a blast messing around in the beta for it. It did a lot of really original and impressive things that I really enjoyed. But without enough of a consistent fanbase subscribing, there wasn't much you could do. I don't agree with the author that it was about Richard Garriot's ego. I think it was just poor planning on the release, among other things. I think if they had gone with no subscription fee, similar to Guild Wars, that the game would still be running today.
Lol he isn't kidding....Matrix Online sucked ASS.
I'm gonna go to a few stores here that are still selling this, casually browse their gaming section and when a salesman asks if I need help I'm gonna pick up the box and say "This looks cool, how is the online play?" I want to see what they say.
That Hellgate: London didn't make this list. I guess it wasn't around long enough for people to even know what it was, haha!
i think koehler83 called it right with his next prediction lol. i cannot see enough interest in a dc comic mmo. did they not know about city of heroes or city of villians? while those 2 games are still around, i do not think there are enough players to support dc online and make it a success they are hoping for. if i asked all my friends , or hell anyone into mmos, if they are interested in a superhero MMO, they all give the same answer.
again CoH is getting old , despite its awesomeness . CoH players were very much looking for a successor , wich they didnt really find in a dissapointing champions online , so no DCU is on many's watchlist . And the dc license is rather big , hell it was big enough to help sell a mediocre DC vS MK . No one is expecting wow numbers obviously , but it could still replace after some time CoH's niche , if better or at least as good .
Didnt the M$ fanboys hyped APB as the King of MMOs?
Yea, start a flame war about a game that only game out for the PC. You sir ar pathetic.
I almost feel bad for the developers, well actually no I don't. APB tried to rip off GTAIV multiplayer but it crashed and burned like a flying Titanic. Developers and others cry about Piracy but do gamers get a refund for purchasing crap like APB? APB = $60 wasted
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