First quarter is turning out to have a buggier-than-normal release slate, to the dismay of gamers everywhere. Among heavily-reported buggy releases are titles like Fable III, Fallout: New Vegas, and now Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Microsoft can at least be thankful that the Kinect isn’t on trial by itself, as recent weeks have shown a lot of overly-critical response to the software giant’s new toy. To be fair, however, the Kinect is the least buggy of any of the titles mentioned here. Problems with Kinect are more consumer expectation being out-of-scope than the product not working as intended (unless you’re African American).
The worst cases go hands-down to Fallout: New Vegas and Call of Duty: Black Ops, who are failing to run for a significant amount of PC gamers despite far exceeding the technical requirements. But let’s face facts here, is anyone really shocked at a buggy Bethesda release?
The big question to be answered with Black Friday and holiday shopping looming around the corner is whether or not publishers will roll out the much-needed patches, fixes, and updates before sales start to hurt?