Stop feeding the beast, he'll never learn.
Stop feeding the beast, he'll never learn.
" hey I just got game room & like nine packs of games are totally free on the PC sideAll the packs are always free. You have to buy the individual titles in-game.
I didn't even see any available for purchase?? "
" Atari 2600 doesn't make sense in a cabinet design either, that didn't stop them."The problem is not that it doesn't make sense. It's just not possible. The design of the NES console is probably covered by patents, trademarks, what have you. Nintendo is not going to license that design to Microsoft, giving them permission to use the NES design in a competing product. It's not going to happen.
I was truly disturbed by this week's Game Room. That boxing game seems racist. I can't believe how lame Concentration, A game of was and it's wrong-answer-button freaks me out; I expect my balls to be electrocuted when I hear it; I guess Microsoft wants Game Room to die. The only game that looks halfway decent was that basketball one, but even it was awful with its modulated voices and subliminal mantra of "bravo, bravo, bravo" ad infinitum.
Yes Brad: it's time to give game room the Old Yeller treatment.
It is now required by all giantbomb community members that whenever the word super is used it be spoken in imitation of Johnny V's imitation of Ice-T. We have spoken. I happen to speak for all giantbomb members.
Bob Whitehead on Game Room: "It has lost its moral compass."
Do not "put a bullet " in game-room. This must be covered.
Props to you guys for keeping this going.
Krome Studios are still working on new releases. This segment from Good Game (Australian gaming program) about a tester working at the developer in Brisbane shows Game Room releases (and other things) being played.
You can see Game Pack 10 - Plaque Attack (2600) and Pressure Cooker (2600) listed on the screen at one point. They also show some Arcade titles being tested.
(I'm not sure if that link can be viewed outside of Australia).
love the game room quick looks
Game room is looking a little sad these days though
Boxing, aka Fallopian Tube Battle
Holy damn -- I'm immortalized on the high score leaderboard in the Super Basketball video. Dack Montana 4-EVA.
" That boxing game seems racist.Now now, let's be fair, that was a 2600 game, that's probably the best Activision could do. A black boxer and a white boxer, seems about right. Granted, they could have given you options a la Intellivision Boxing, but considering the limitations of the 2600, that's really the best Activision could go for.
" I would say that we have reached the bottom of the barrel, but then again, we reached it like 2 months ago. "I'd say we've punched a hole in the bottom of the barrel and are digging a hole to China.
Someone probably already said this but the controls for super break out and others is you are always expected to hold the thumbstick in one direction. As you already know left is far left and right is far right, but if you hold up it moves it to the center and to gently slide from one side to the next you need to do a half circle forward or backwards like you might do in street fighter.
Its not perfect but its better then the d-pad thing.
I don't really think we should blame Game Room sucking on Microsoft, but the companies who could possibly agree to release games on it. Why would a lot of these companies release an actual classic arcade title into Game Room for $3 when they could release it on XBLA for $5 and pick up the spotlight of it being that weeks XBLA release? They're guaranteed to make more money in both cases.
I think it's less about Microsoft not being willing to do something worthwhile with Game Room and more about these other companies not wanting to potentially lose money by supporting it.
I completely agree with Brad. This is just sad. You'd think that they would have lined up the licensing before they decided to make their BIG announcement. I can't believe that if they had anything better to release, that they would be holding back.
Reading these comments are making think back to when i actually rationed buying one game room game per week and using these quicklooks to decide what to buy. If nothing good was out one week I'd just buy one from the backlog. $12 a month isnt that bad I thought. Now here I am with "only" $40 or so worth of game room titles and I haven't played any of them in months. Thing is if they had a few more really good games worth going into game room for I would probably be rationalizing buying a game like that basketball one in this quick look as i would be continuing to spend $12 a month. I suppose there is always the hope that taito and namco and capcom will all come out and fully support game room but i dont think that hope could dwindle any more then it already has.
That said please don't stop the game room quicklooks. They are consistently my favorite giant bomb things per week.
Some investigative journalism into the rise and fall of game room would be immensely interesting I think.
" Someone needs to code better ... it says 113rd and 112nd moving up the ranks. Awful. "Eleventy-first, eleventy-second, eleventy-third, eleventy-fourth etc. I see nothing wrong there.
Bravo Bravo Bravo Bravo Bravo. Haha that looked like womens basketball from their hair and the way they ran, and their legs. And they take their shirt off and the commentator says bravo when they do that... Is it just me?
" Eleventy-first, eleventy-second, eleventy-third, eleventy-fourth etc.Absolutely. If it's good enough for Tolkein, it's good enough for Game Room.
I see nothing wrong there. That's how all highly edumacated people count, isn't it? "
So it turns out Jungler is a metaphor, representing both the beginning and the end. It is a sign from a higher power, telling us we need to "put a bullet in it".
" @ArbitraryWater said:Hopefully we'll go so low below the barrel that we'll turn around and end up on top again." I would say that we have reached the bottom of the barrel, but then again, we reached it like 2 months ago. "I'd say we've punched a hole in the bottom of the barrel and are digging a hole to China. "
Please, continues with Game Room. The games are each time more bad, but still fun to see the quicklooks.
So not this Wednesday (which happens to be today), but next Wednesday, there are currently two games on the release schedule. TWO GAMES WE ARE DOWN TO TWO GAMES A WEEK
You get a 10 minute demo for each game I think. They never play one game that long and then Jeff would not need to spend any money.
Dave and his threadless tee's.
Xbox Live is no longer a time suck but absolute money suck as well, can they charge for anything else...Every time you turn on your xbox it will cost an MS Point
" Xbox Live is no longer a time suck but absolute money suck as well, can they charge for anything else...Every time you turn on your xbox it will cost an MS Point "I agree. Though, I'll tolerate their prices on arcade games. For good arcade games, it's not the worst thing ever, but between avatar clothing, themes--which is just a background image basically--and the fact they still let Game Room continue at the prices they charge, that's pretty down right mean. They don't bother scaling prices to the quality or age of the game, so one could pay $5 for that concentration game (Which most won't obviously). Even releasing games twice on two platforms? Way to make apathetic consumers.
Last week was lonely without Game Room.
I love how Jeff was 112nd place in Super Basketball at one point.
Oh man. Concentration. More player-hostile than Demon's Souls.
" Oh man. Concentration. "A perfect game for when you go to camp.
These Game Room Quick Looks are fantastic! I was so bummed when this didn't go up last week. Luckily this week will be a double update. =)
While I wish better games would go into Game Room, the best Quick Looks come from bad games...
I love viewing this weekly train wreck.
I thought atari 2600 checkers was the low point for game room. Then came concentration.
I just imagine that guy on the top of the super breakout leaderboard holding his breath at every hit of the ball with those shitty controls, just never knowing if it's going to hit or not. I think it probably drove him insane.
I love how bummed out jeff sounds at the end, he's like on the brink of crying.
"God it's just...*sigh* This could have...Been somethin, y'know? =/"
Love seeing people actually play the crap in Game Room. Hate actually seeing the crap they put out for Game Room. Konami's gotta have a few more decent arcade games left? Pooyan has a chance of being Game Room game of the month.
This service could've been great, but it just blows my mind that they expect people to pay money for some of this stuff.
BLAHAHG WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS
I'm so glad game room exists, only because it means these videos will keep coming out.
I love Game Room Quick Looks. Don't ever stop.
Does that basketball game take place in a female prison?
I'm beginning to understand why the videogame crash happened.
So did they officially decide to stop? Or as there not a 9/9 game room?
Game Room is such a train wreck but you can't help but just love it for what it could have been... Shame.