Activision are the biggest jerks in gaming... fact.

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  1. McBradders

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    Let me present you with the evidence;

    1. Shipping Guitar Hero II with faulty guitar controllers.

    2. Overpriced DLC for Guitar Hero II.

    3. Releasing a patch for Marvel Ultimate Alliance that breaks game saves, ruining hundreds of hours of hard work.

    4. Due to said fuck up, not releasing the downloadable content on time.

    5. Not making an official comment on ANY OF THE ABOVE

    6. Releasing Spider-Man 3: Collectors Edition on PlayStation 3 with a "exclusive bonus character". The standard edition has no such feature.

    7. Charging you an extra FIFTEEN FUCKING QUID ($30 for you savages) for the privelidge.

    Now, I'm usually quite content to bend over and take it up the pooper for some good quality stuff coming down the line, but Activision are taking the absoloute piss with this. The worst thing being that they have said DICK ALL about an extremely dis-satisfied userbase.

    Forget EA, Activision are the real villains of this day, I urge any internet vigilantes to... rant and whine at them.



    And these are the guys publishing the Transformers Movie game. How much indignity must we suffer in the name of the mighty dollar?
     
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    Trash your 360, and get PS2 Guitar Hero.
     
  3. McBradders

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    ...don't you talk about my 360 in such a manner, you little urchin. :mad: 
     
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    Skor I HATE U TRASH MONSTAAAR! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have PS2 guitar hero and a lovely HDTV that made me have a slight delay when playing. This angered me so much I got the 360 version and luvverly white guitar.

    Yellow. Button. Stuck. Whammy Bar. No Worky. Rage rising. Send Help.
     
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    Does it ever suck having job = hobby?
     
  6. McBradders

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    WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?!
     
  7. Bryan

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    WHY ARE WE SHOUTING?!?!

    No, just that being in the field might make you more aware of the bullshit. Forx example, maybe crabby about game issues that other gamers just accept because you know they coulda been fixed easy and the developer was just lazy...that kinda stuff.
     
  8. Boardwise

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    Wait a min...

    Aside form the crappy hadeling of GHII (Which I am partly glad I didn't grab right away, but still think about getting it) I'm more concerned about iteam 3 on Twist list.

    When did this happen?
    Was it recent, or shortly after the game was released?

    I'm also pissed about item 4
    last I heard is that it was delayed due to a QA issue.

    As I don't have a PS3 (yet) I'll have to stick with the standard edition of Spidey 3 :( 

    And Activision use to be not bad.
     
  9. McBradders

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    The internet is up in arms about the DLC on GH II, the GHII and many other gamer-centric boards have a lot of people complaining about the high costs of the packs. The leaderboards for the DLC reflect this with the extreme low numbers of players on them. It's not about being in the industry, it's about being bent over and asked to pay for things that are incredibly bad value for money.
     
  10. McBradders

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    The patch, which went live last week, invalidates any items you may have collected during the game when starting a new story from your old save. Reports are that if you do not manually delete all your items before starting the new run, you invalidate the save, losing all your work.
     
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    I BLAME SOUNDBLASTC44!
     
  12. Boardwise

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    By collected items I take it you mean Black Panther and Daredevil statues, stuff the bosses drop and comic books/mission discs?

    If so that that sucks.
     
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    No, just the equipment. Which still sucks.

    And if you don't GOODBYE SAVE GAME.

    Admittedly, there are about 100 people who really care that much to play it enough to get to that point, but it still sucks all the same.
     
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    So basically to preserve the saved game you have to start a new one with all the characters back to a low XP.

    Major suckage, especially with the new characters coming out.
     
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    On the topic of Guitar Hero does a left handed person stand a chance with it?
     
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    I agree on all points especially number 5.

    5. Not making an official comment on ANY OF THE ABOVE

    Within a day they should have had an official response sent out for Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

    They hype up the release of the new characters for a month, release a trailer to remind us when it's coming out, the day before it hits they force a patch that does damage to our saved games and then they don't even release the new characters.

    I'm not happy about it, but I could deal with it if we actually got an explanation. Now they owe us an explanation AND an apology.
     
  17. McBradders

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    They owe us all ONE INTERNET.
     
  18. Beastbot X

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    Left-handed people don't stand a chance at ANYTHING. EVER.




    ....

    Okay, I'm done here.
     
  19. ckhtiger

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    not to go off topic, but twin twist works in the gaming biz? doing what?
     
  20. Seth Buzzard

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    Complaining oh ZONG! (it's sort of like zing)

    Now some one address my question with out being a dork.
     

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