Steve’s review of Fallout: New Vegas for Xbox 360 was generally positive, but ultimately doomed because of bugs in the release version. While many companies use online patching to fix issues discovered at launch, it begs the question:
Are bugs in a release version of a game acceptable now that online patching is so prevalent?
Do you enjoy being a non-paid beta tester if it means getting the game months earlier? If the game is eventually patched to fix issues, do you care? If you don’t have an internet connection, do you feel it is unfair to suffer through a buggy release version that you can never fix? Many questions, answer away!
ChaCha.com responds: “No, bugs are not acceptable in a release version of a game now that online patching is so prevalent. People are anxious to get these games released and fail to do all the beta testing that’s needed.” — Wow, top THAT answer, readers!
A Simple Question (ASQ) is a weekly segment for Platform Nation. Each week, you’ll be posed a question. Give a response and let the world know what you think, there is no right or wrong answer here. I will post my response on Friday. If you have a suggestion for a question, hit me up on twitter @vttym.