Archive for March, 2008

I like Rockstar games. Quite a bit, actually–GTA 3 and its two sequels rank among my favorite games of all time.

Not being a PS2 owner, I’d been waiting for Bully for a long time–loved the concept and everything I’d read about the game, the reviews were great, and basically, I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on it for either my 360 or the PC.

So…um, guys? I don’t think it’s great that you’re among the companies leading the charge in turning console games into the glitchy, buggy, release-it-and-patch-it-later mess that is PC gaming. But if that’s what you’re going to be, then have the decency to put up the information on your webpage, and while you’re at it, fix your dang website so when people go to the Support Page or the Contact Us page we don’t get broken links and a bunch of errors like:

 Not found in database: intro_home

 Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Unknown MySQL Server Host ‘joplin.godgames.com’ (0) in /usr/home/rockstargames/balancer.rockstargames.com/htdocs/support/common.inc on line 2

Warning: mysql_select_db(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /usr/home/rockstargames/balancer.rockstargames.com/htdocs/support/common.inc on line 3

Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/tmp/mysql.sock’ (2) in /usr/home/rockstargames/balancer.rockstargames.com/htdocs/support/req_support_contact.php on line 102

Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: A link to the server could not be established in /usr/home/rockstargames/balancer.rockstargames.com/htdocs/support/req_support_contact.php on line 102

Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /usr/home/rockstargames/balancer.rockstargames.com/htdocs/support/req_support_contact.php on line 103


Geezus. Nothing is dumber than a game company with a buggy game having a FUBAR’d support page.

And after you get around to fixing that, go ahead and announce a release date for GTA IV for the PC, okay? Or at least announce that a port is coming–you’re not getting my sixty bucks for the 360 version until you announce your intentions for the PC. (See what’s wrong with me? They’ve just completely screwed up this whole Bully thing, plus they are lying about it with this whole “older 360s” stuff, and I’m still ready to give them 50 bucks for a PC GTA IV port or 60 dollars if I have to settle for a 360 version. I know, I’m part of the problem here.)


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