Friday, September 24, 2010

All Points Bulletin to close down servers after only 3 months.

I think the slogan on the image above pretty much sums up how people are feeling about APB at the moment. If you haven't heard the so called MMO Shooter you should probably check back roughly a year ago to the ridiculous amount of hype that was built around this game. I wish I could say I wasn't surprised to see the servers closed down so quickly but the fact that the developers are shutting down servers after only 3 months of being in operation seems a bit tragic. EA essentially invested $100M USD into an experimental MMO that had such a rediculous amount of potential and hype backing it and after only 3 months of the servers running they pull the plug? I'm interested to know what the developers had to say about the game's ultimate demise but theres been a lot of talk & rumors about the number of hackers, bugs, sprouting of free private servers, financial issues & general incompetence of the official dev team that it's almost impossible to dig deep and find out exactly what went wrong, and to make matters worse it seems like a lot of people are saying it was a little bit of everything.

Needless to say this is another game that goes to the garbage bin. Especially since once the servers close down that $50 game you bought is even less useful then an AOL trial disc.

Heres hoping developers start taking into account that there's a limit to the amount of gift wrapped crap you can put on someones plate before they're not willing to pay for it.

APB, you were a wonderful concept. Too bad no one took that potential to the level it deserved.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Apologies for the lack of blog posts.

Sorry for the lack of blog posts guys. I've been busy with life & the flu for the most part and unfortunately I missed a lot of cool comments from you guys.

Needless to say i'm back in the game and i'll be sure to catch up with you guys and make a new article tommorow!

As always be sure to check back regularily, as I plan on making a lot of quality vidya game related posts in the coming weeks.