GameRoom Woes

Posted by soupbones (288 posts) -

It's October 22, 2010 - exactly 3 days past the would be release of Game Pack 11. 
 
Game Pack 11 - the Game Pack that would hold the Jackal. 
 
But instead of the Jackal - we GameRoom faithful get jack. 
 
What could have possibly gone wrong with GameRoom? The idea was sound. Create a virtual arcade and release very old games for too much money. Fine. I'm in. 
 
A glitchy interface, waning support, craptastic games and now to top it all off - we are just being flat out ignored.  
 
At the very least, MS should post SOMETHING as to why the service is being ignored. My GameRoom keeps advertising that Game Pack 7 is coming soon! WTF! Now they go ahead and skip releases.  
 
I'm bitter and need the blog achievement. Going to play Super Meat Boy and keep checking back for Jackal.

#1 Posted by soupbones (288 posts) -

It's October 22, 2010 - exactly 3 days past the would be release of Game Pack 11. 
 
Game Pack 11 - the Game Pack that would hold the Jackal. 
 
But instead of the Jackal - we GameRoom faithful get jack. 
 
What could have possibly gone wrong with GameRoom? The idea was sound. Create a virtual arcade and release very old games for too much money. Fine. I'm in. 
 
A glitchy interface, waning support, craptastic games and now to top it all off - we are just being flat out ignored.  
 
At the very least, MS should post SOMETHING as to why the service is being ignored. My GameRoom keeps advertising that Game Pack 7 is coming soon! WTF! Now they go ahead and skip releases.  
 
I'm bitter and need the blog achievement. Going to play Super Meat Boy and keep checking back for Jackal.

#2 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1288 posts) -

You should download Jackal when you get the chance, but I agree Game Room is pretty garbage

#3 Posted by SSully (4159 posts) -

It is hilarious that they actually went through with it. If they released decent games then it would ok, if they released good games it would be pretty sweet, but the crap that they put out at the price they sell them for is hilarious. You can get better games for free, i honestly do not understand why someone would pony up the money for some of the games they put out.

#4 Posted by soupbones (288 posts) -
@chocolaterhinovampire: Actually got it, once they finally released it and was pleasantly surprised how well it held up. My faith has been renewed in GR after the latest Game Pack (12) - just played Blades of Steel, Pitfalll 2 and Trick Trap and they are all awesome! Plus Game Room got a little update - which means SOMEONE is paying attention to it!
#5 Posted by soupbones (288 posts) -
@SSully: Check out GamePack 12 - things look like they may be turing around for Game Room :) 
 
 Arcade
Trick Trap 1771 (pretty cool Commando type game with a medieval meets future twist) 
Blades of Steel (yes!!!)
Amidar
Detana Twinbee
Food Fight
MIA: Missing in Action
 (aka Rush'n Attack 2)
Pooyan
Sunset Riders (4-Player Beat'em up Cowboys)
Twinbee (Big shooter in Japan)

Atari 2600
Pitfall II
Off The Wall
Thwocker
Warlords


Intellivision
Vectrom
Volleyball

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