A year later a wild patch appears.

#1 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

So after a year of being on the market Fez will be getting that patch we have all been wanting...

This was most likely spurred by MS dropping all patching fees.

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#2 Posted by Nightriff (5080 posts) -

I'm surprised Phil cares, guess we got 5 years between now and Fez 2 so he can spend a little time a fix the game if he needs to

#3 Posted by spankingaddict (2671 posts) -

I'm surprised Phil cares, guess we got 5 years between now and Fez 2 so he can spend a little time a fix the game if he needs to

Phil Fish is an awesome human being . I'm not surprised :D

#4 Posted by Nightriff (5080 posts) -
#5 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

Too bad, my save was already corrupted.

#6 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Wait, is it a wild patch when it's announced?
Wouldn't it just be there one day and suprise everyone like when wild pokemons appear?


#7 Posted by ProfessorEss (7368 posts) -

Nice to see he's going to fix his game now that it's not going to cut into his profit.

#8 Edited by MetalGearSunny (6992 posts) -

@professoress said:

Nice to see he's going to fix his game now that it's not going to cut into his profit.

Right, because he totally didn't pay to have the first patch put up.

Edit: Or was the first patch free on Microsoft's patching system? I forget.

#9 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

@professoress said:

Nice to see he's going to fix his game now that it's not going to cut into his profit.

Right, because he totally didn't pay to have the first patch put up.

Edit: Or was the first patch free on Microsoft's patching system? I forget.

First patch is free, everything else has to be paid to update.

#10 Edited by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

Sweet, maybe my game will get passed the startup Polytron logo without crashing. Though if I really wanted to play through Fez again I'd probably do the Steam version.

#11 Edited by ProfessorEss (7368 posts) -

@metalgearsunny said:

@professoress said:

Nice to see he's going to fix his game now that it's not going to cut into his profit.

Right, because he totally didn't pay to have the first patch put up.

Pretty sure he didn't. Isn't the first one is free? (edit: lol, sorry this was sitting unposted for a while :P)

Also, why does that even matter when his game, that's he's still selling to people is broken (mildly or otherwise)?

#12 Edited by MetalGearSunny (6992 posts) -

@metalgearsunny said:

@professoress said:

Nice to see he's going to fix his game now that it's not going to cut into his profit.

Right, because he totally didn't pay to have the first patch put up.

Pretty sure he didn't. Isn't the first one is free? (edit: lol, sorry this was sitting unposted for a while :P)

Also, why does that even matter when his game, that's he's still selling to people is broken (mildly or otherwise)?

It doesn't matter since the problem only impacts saves pre-patch. Not saying it's not shitty, and Fish knows it. The part that I think is great is that if he went with another publisher, they probably would've covered the charge of the patch, right? Microsoft published it and didn't care.

#13 Posted by ProfessorEss (7368 posts) -

@metalgearsunny: Respectfully agree to disagree.

For better or for worse I think the day he signed on the dotted line it became his responsibility to deliver a working product under the rules established by the contract that was signed.

I just find it a little frustrating that these guys dive headfirst into these agreements, accept the financial and marketing assistance that comes with them, and then almost instantly turn to complaining about the rules they agreed to once something comes up that is not in their favour. Are MS jerks? Sure. But they were the same jerks before he signed the contract that they were after.

I don't hate Phil Fish, but have a problem with a developer that considers his customers to be worth less than $14,000. I have a problem with a developer that thinks that deflecting blame absolves him of all responsibility. And I have a problem with a developer that preaches pride and passion but doesn't have enough pride or passion to fix his game because it's "not fair".

#14 Edited by Levio (1784 posts) -

Of all the drama around Phil, at least this patch thing was not his fault. MS should not be charging over 10 grand to patch an indie game, and it's MS's fault Phil and the consumers were screwed over in this situation.

#15 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@metalgearsunny: Respectfully agree to disagree.

For better or for worse I think the day he signed on the dotted line it became his responsibility to deliver a working product under the rules established by the contract that was signed.

I just find it a little frustrating that these guys dive headfirst into these agreements, accept the financial and marketing assistance that comes with them, and then almost instantly turn to complaining about the rules they agreed to once something comes up that is not in their favour. Are MS jerks? Sure. But they were the same jerks before he signed the contract that they were after.

I don't hate Phil Fish, but have a problem with a developer that considers his customers to be worth less than $14,000. I have a problem with a developer that thinks that deflecting blame absolves him of all responsibility. And I have a problem with a developer that preaches pride and passion but doesn't have enough pride or passion to fix his game because it's "not fair".

Didnt he also go around saying it was the publishers fault that the game did not outsell Hotline Miami because there was more advertising for Hotline?

#16 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6992 posts) -

@professoress said:

@metalgearsunny: Respectfully agree to disagree.

For better or for worse I think the day he signed on the dotted line it became his responsibility to deliver a working product under the rules established by the contract that was signed.

I just find it a little frustrating that these guys dive headfirst into these agreements, accept the financial and marketing assistance that comes with them, and then almost instantly turn to complaining about the rules they agreed to once something comes up that is not in their favour. Are MS jerks? Sure. But they were the same jerks before he signed the contract that they were after.

I don't hate Phil Fish, but have a problem with a developer that considers his customers to be worth less than $14,000. I have a problem with a developer that thinks that deflecting blame absolves him of all responsibility. And I have a problem with a developer that preaches pride and passion but doesn't have enough pride or passion to fix his game because it's "not fair".

Didnt he also go around saying it was the publishers fault that the game did not outsell Hotline Miami because there was more advertising for Hotline?

He was just complaining that their publisher went out of their way to promote Hotline Miami when Microsoft didn't really do anything/put up the game with no box art.

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