There's no Sunset Riders

#1 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

There's no Sunset Riders.
It's Wednesday and today was supposed to be the day where they finally released a good game.
Fuck you Game Room.

#2 Posted by Sin4profit (2921 posts) -
@GlenTennis: you think that's a bigger insult then charging $3 for Venetian Blinds?
#3 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@Sin4profit said:
" @GlenTennis: you think that's a bigger insult then charging $3 for Venetian Blinds? "
Yes, because it's the established norm that they are going to release shitty games. They promised Sunset Riders. It was even in the pack that everyone had downloaded onto their Xbox, and now it's not there.
#4 Posted by Lukeweizer (2640 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" @Sin4profit said:
" @GlenTennis: you think that's a bigger insult then charging $3 for Venetian Blinds? "
Yes, because it's the established norm that they are going to release shitty games. They promised Sunset Riders. It was even in the pack that everyone had downloaded onto their Xbox, and now it's not there. "
I bet they noticed all the hype and are now going to release it for the regular XBLA. 
 
And where does it say that Sunset Riders is included? Is it in the my Memory section?
#5 Posted by Sin4profit (2921 posts) -
#6 Posted by LiquidPrince (15902 posts) -

Whoa is me.
#7 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@Sin4profit said:
" @GlenTennis: Venetian Blinds is not a shitty game...it's literally not a game at all... 
 
"
Yeah but you don't have to buy it.
#8 Posted by Sin4profit (2921 posts) -
@GlenTennis: i'm saying it was the most insulting act to come out of Game Room so far.
#9 Posted by MegaGoat (219 posts) -

source: http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html?SoftwareLabelID=2701 
 
"
As the name implies the Venetian Blinds demo isn't a game, but a demo that simulates a pair of Venetian blinds! The joystick can be used to raise and lower the blinds by pushing up or down. When the blinds are raised a nicely done sunset is visible out the window.

The story behind the Venetian Blind demo is rather interesting. As most people know, Activision was founded by several ex-Atari employees who had left due to Atari's policies on programmer recognition (or the lack thereof). One of these employees was Bob Whitehead, creator of the "Venetian Blinds" technique, which was first used in Atari's Video Chess to display eight objects in a row instead of the normal six. Even though Activision had never used the Venetian Blinds technique in any of their games, that didn't stop Atari from threatening to sue Activision for "stealing" the technique along with other various proprietary information.

Since Activision knew that they hadn't stolen anything from Atari, they decided to play a little joke on Atari. According to David Crane, when the Atari's lawyers questioned them about the "stolen" Venetian Blinds technique David showed them this demo and said "Is this what you guys are referring to?". Apparently Atari wasn’t in a laughing mood, and they went through with the lawsuit. In the end Atari ended up losing the case and Activision went on to become the most successful of the 2600 third party companies.

Although Activision never made a game out of this demo it didn't go completely to waste. The sunset was later used in the background of Barnstorming
"
 
It's now a $3 troll

#10 Posted by Ramone (2961 posts) -

I think Krome or whoever is running this shitshow is purposefully out to make Jeff crazy.

#11 Posted by Undeadpool (4921 posts) -

Don't the technically have til midnight? Also, maybe they're taking the week off? I dunno, it just seems premature.

#12 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@MegaGoat said:
" source: http://www.atariage.com/software_page.html?SoftwareLabelID=2701 
 
"
As the name implies the Venetian Blinds demo isn't a game, but a demo that simulates a pair of Venetian blinds! The joystick can be used to raise and lower the blinds by pushing up or down. When the blinds are raised a nicely done sunset is visible out the window.

The story behind the Venetian Blind demo is rather interesting. As most people know, Activision was founded by several ex-Atari employees who had left due to Atari's policies on programmer recognition (or the lack thereof). One of these employees was Bob Whitehead, creator of the "Venetian Blinds" technique, which was first used in Atari's Video Chess to display eight objects in a row instead of the normal six. Even though Activision had never used the Venetian Blinds technique in any of their games, that didn't stop Atari from threatening to sue Activision for "stealing" the technique along with other various proprietary information.

Since Activision knew that they hadn't stolen anything from Atari, they decided to play a little joke on Atari. According to David Crane, when the Atari's lawyers questioned them about the "stolen" Venetian Blinds technique David showed them this demo and said "Is this what you guys are referring to?". Apparently Atari wasn’t in a laughing mood, and they went through with the lawsuit. In the end Atari ended up losing the case and Activision went on to become the most successful of the 2600 third party companies.

Although Activision never made a game out of this demo it didn't go completely to waste. The sunset was later used in the background of Barnstorming.  "  It's now a $3 troll "
Oh my god this is amazing.
#13 Posted by Lukeweizer (2640 posts) -
@Undeadpool said:
" Don't the technically have til midnight? Also, maybe they're taking the week off? I dunno, it just seems premature. "
They pack 13 stuff is available. It's post-mature now.
#14 Posted by Animasta (14667 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
" @Sin4profit said:
" @GlenTennis: Venetian Blinds is not a shitty game...it's literally not a game at all... 
 
"
Yeah but you don't have to buy it. "
Jeff does, though.
#15 Posted by SunKing (686 posts) -

If they release Sunset Riders for 800 MSP on XBLA then they can go fuck themselves, because I ain't buying that sheeyt.

#16 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -
@Laketown said:
" @GlenTennis said:
" @Sin4profit said:
" @GlenTennis: Venetian Blinds is not a shitty game...it's literally not a game at all... 
 
"
Yeah but you don't have to buy it. "
Jeff does, though. "
He doesn't HAVE to. He has no one to blame but himself.
#17 Posted by Soap (3575 posts) -
@TehFlan:  You know he will buy it though, having bought every single game so far I can't imagine he would stop $3 short of having 100% of the game room crap, regardless of how bad the 'games' are. 
#18 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Sunset Riders is cake. 
Sunset Riders is the spoon.

#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Wait, Venetian Blinds is an actual game? I have to beat this, at some point.

#20 Posted by Hailinel (24287 posts) -

Sometimes, I get the feeling that Game Room was really nothing more than an elaborate trolling set up by Microsoft.

#21 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
" Wait, Venetian Blinds is an actual game? I have to beat this, at some point. "
I look forward to it.
#22 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

Ba-ha-ha
Game room forever

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@LordAndrew: 
 
Actually, given that everybody's doing incredibly similar jokes on this, I'm probably gonna give it a pass. I like doing original stuff whenever possible, like how I avoided doing the same tired " why doesn't Peach put out" joke.
#24 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

Why did you guys bring this topic back to life. It just makes me sad.

#25 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -
@Sin4profit said:
" @GlenTennis: Venetian Blinds is not a shitty game...it's literally not a game at all... 
 
"
Sounds like a better game than... your favorite game. HA!
 
Yeah, I suck. ):
#26 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

If Sunset Riders was released, it wouldn't be in the game room.

#27 Posted by Lokar36 (37 posts) -

Does anyone know what ever happened to Sunset Riders? Why did they decide to pull it from pack 12? You would think Krome would have done a Game Room post mortem at GDC or something because of how in went down in flames....

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