The new Star Trek game, by all accounts, isn’t very good. In fact, it’s pretty much downright awful. On top of that, the game is a glitchy, buggy nigh unplayable mess.Worse is that the PC version of the game is beset by connection issues – unforgivable for a game that’s meant to be played co-operatively. none of that matters though, because according to one of the game’s producers, it works fine for him.
It’s not an easy life for the citizens of my sprawling Mega-City One. Their children have to go to school right next to a nuclear waste plant, while citizens are complaining about the fact that I may have built a sewerage plant in the middle of main street. Surprisingly though, that lifestyle was actually better before the latest patch for the SimCity MMO arrived.
The year is unknown. But it is futurey. Humanity has taken to the stars, discovering new planets, worlds that were formerly “lost”. Between fighting one another and surviving hostile environments, a new threat has emerged. One with more than two legs, and proving to be far better than Orson Welles could ever have predicted. I’m talking bugs man! Do you want to know more?
Choose-your-own-demise adventure game The Walking Dead hit it big last year, with numerous critics forgetting that it was more an interactive story than an actual video game when they were doling out the rewards. That success translated into big sales for the game across multiple platforms, although they weren’t without a few bugs that affected the overall experience. Quite a few folks were really infected (Ha! Zombie humour) by these bugs, killing their save games in the process. And that’s something that Telltale is looking to avoid with season 2 of their game.
Queue the scary music! There’s a rare bug in Assassin’s Creed III that has been wiping gamers’ save data. Needless to say that this tragedy needs to be avoided, so here are the details.
Ghost Recon Future Soldier has been out on consoles for a while - and it’s actually pretty damned good. Local PC gamers will get to try the game when it releases this Friday - but it might not live up to expectations. Because right now, it’s broken.
It seems that Diablo III’s not the only game to suffer from launch issues. Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 - which has been cleaning up in reviews, even being called Rockstar’s best game to date - seems to have a few multiplayer issues. Players on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game have been reporting multiple multiplayer issues, including matchmaking problems and - and this is a big one - multiplayer stat resets.
It’s an issue Rockstar’s aware of - and players in EU territories (like us!) will be greeted with a day-one patch should they wish to engage in multiplayer.
Fez, the wonderful perspective-shifting puzzle platformer from outspoken and controversial indie developer Phil Fish’s Polytron is fezzing amazing. Winner of Best In show at last year’s Indicade and the Grand Prize winner at this year’s Independent Games Festival, Fez is racking up incredible review scores just about everywhere. And while reviewers were happy to tell readers of the amazing times they’d experience playing the game, pretty much nobody said anything about the game’s bugs - some of which are rather serious and game-breaking.
Developer Polytron has vowed to sort it all out though - so it’s most certainly still worth your 800 MS Points.
The Skyrim patch, released online through Xbox Live yesterday and on PSN a few days ago was meant to fix things. It’s done that - but also brought with it a host of brand new problems.
In short, you probably don’t want to install the update.
I just can’t stop playing Skyrim, and judging by the amount of copies then new fantasy world title has regenerated, neither can the rest of the gaming community. It’s a charming adventure on a massive scale, and it has to be one of the highlights of the gaming calendar.
Still, for all it’s positive values, Skyrim is one hell of a glitch-slapped game. There are bugs everywhere, from annoying graphical performance issues to game-destroying exploits that will necessitate the use of save game reloads. Bethesda is aware of this, with head honcho Pete Hines tweeted about how the studio is busy working on a digital remedy.
Treyarch, developers of last yearâ€™s Call of Duty have been lambasted â€“ primarily by PC and PS3 users â€“ for shipping a game riddled with bugs, that sometimes results in Black Ops multiplayer been an unplayable mess.
Of course, itâ€™s a regrettable thing that Treyarch wishes could have been avoided; but this is the real world and not a magical fantasy land where cupcakes and beer grow from trees and Swedish hookers wait at your beck and call.
Nick de Bruyne
Fallout: New Vegas has been plagued with some horrible bugs and glitches since its release last week, leaving a very bitter taste in the mouths of many.
A PC patch was released over a week ago and now the updates for the PS3 and Xbox 360 are finally available for download over their respective online services. Even though Bethesda Softworks are stating that the patch fixes hundreds of bugs and issues, it seems that people are still complaining about ongoing issues.