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None of them. I don't hold any company to such a standard as they have all disappointed once or twice. Just becasue they once made a couple good games doesn't automatically mean this one is going to be of the same quality.
Pretty bad, but nothing surprises me when it comes to Microsoft. Unless that something happens to be them doing something that is good for consumers.
That experience really painted a bad picture of that country for me, and one that I haven't been able to shake since.
This industry is very cyclical when it comes to what's popular and what's not. So when it's RTS's turn to be popular again I'm sure someone will dig up that old IP and find some way to butcher it to fit it on the consoles too.
@Giantstalker: You got very lucky that thing didn't go off after it landed. That would have certainly been a pants shitting moment as you realize what just happened.
Below is my most awkward experience while working at a job. At least I thought it was awkward, but I will let you folks decide.
I posted an ad on a local classified website offering to go to peoples houses and try to fix their computers for them. If I could do it I would charge them $20-$30, and if not I wouldn't charge them anything. I honestly wasn't expecting to hear anything back from people, but if I got lucky maybe I could get 2-3 calls and make an extra $100 for my trouble. Well I went on my first, and only, job offer, and holy hell was it a life experience I will not soon forget.
The job came from a larger lady that lived in a trailer park who was having problems with her computer just randomly blue screening while she used it. So while I was sitting there running tests to see if it was bad RAM or a bad Hard Drive, the lady sat on her couch behind me and was just being nice as we were having a casual conversation about anything, everything and nothing. About half an hour in however, the conversation turned to how much she could expect to pay for me coming over to fix her computer. So I explained to her the above mentioned, and her response to me telling her that was to show me her room in the back of the trailer and explain to me that she was a Dominatrix and that she would give me a free one hour session if I would wave the fee. Fortunately/unfortunately she was very unattractive, and I really needed that money, so I declined her offer as politely as I could and went back to the computer to try and finish the job.
The next hour and a half consisted of her talking to me about all the things she does to her slaves, showing off pictures of them in leather dresses, and how she makes a living being a Dominatrix for rich men in the area. Now, I'm a very open minded person, and a firm believer in supporting anyone doing whatever they want as long as it doesn't hurt other people and/or is consensual, so it didn't offend or bother me hearing her talk about this stuff, but holy shit god dam if that was not an awkward experience sitting there listening to her talk about all this stuff she does to her clients.
I guess it's just the sheltered life I live, but it really took me back at just how casually this women came out to a total stranger about something as personal as that.
So, do you folks have any stories of your own awkward experiences while on a job that you can share? Boss hitting on ya, a random animal getting loose in the offices, an alien abduction in the middle of the day?
None of them really do anything for me, so I just used the poll as a popularity contest and picked my favourite Staff member.