View Full Version : A funny thing happened at EB Games...

06-08-2002, 05:06:20
Been meaning to mention this here earlier. Just got distracted.

Ok. I was delving on EB Games, checking on info for new games just announced at EB Games, and what do I see? Reviews! 15 reviews from customers saying "This is the greatest game ever made for a computer! It's worth 100 times what I paid for it!". Humm... Gee... the game has only been announced, and it's already got reviews? It's definately not been into Beta yet, but 'customers' of the games have already reviewed it? Talk about blatant marketeering... :D

The Mad Monk
06-08-2002, 06:39:05
Now Darkstar, obviously the game was so utterly spectacular that the customers in question were compeled to research and build a time machine just for the honor of being the first to give high praise to the game, and just missed the release date by a bit.

Oh ye of little faith.

06-08-2002, 12:05:14
The code was so good, it transcended time and space and lept to the future where it was played. It then returned to our time, carrying the reviews with it.

06-08-2002, 12:26:01
Makes sense.

06-08-2002, 12:44:39
I still can't figure out why the code from our time lept to the furture...wouldn't it have been easier for the completed game from the future to come back in time?

06-08-2002, 13:29:45

06-08-2002, 15:00:25
No thanks. I've got plenty.

10-08-2002, 05:24:01
Ok. Sims Unleashed has reviews. Had them from day one.

10-08-2002, 05:24:37
I wrote that off at first, cause I figured it was reviews from the other Sim Games.

10-08-2002, 05:26:09
Age of Myth

(That one called preview, for a change.)

10-08-2002, 05:29:34
Dark Space.

10-08-2002, 05:36:43
SimCity4 went up with one review.

That one is just a 'This is going to be so cool to own!', so I'll let the massive Maxis City fan off, but still...

And EB Games is predicting it's release this October now. That's not what Maxis is saying.

I just find it funny.

Oh. Should go check for...
nope. No Halo 2 yet. But...

Unreal Tourney 3.

Sometimes, they just don't call them 'previews'. They just leave it review. And that's funny.

Not that you should ever believe a testimonial on a merchants site. ;)

10-08-2002, 13:46:21
SimCity 4 probably won't be out until the spring.

No longer Trippin
11-08-2002, 07:03:07
Oh, Sim City 4.... same damned thing, just pretty new grphics, and maybe one or two new features added. Like so many of the features they contemplated included in 3000 but didn't would have been so hard, like underground power lines... I remember one of the developers saying they wrote the code for it, but it was unworkable with the engine? WTF... Take sewer line code, replace water variable with electricty variable, take water pump, etc, tie in, replace with power plant tie in. Your done. So what if you have to run it every 7th square in a line (since water mains if I recalled correctly supplied 3 tiles of water), you got the job done). I see no conflicts in code. They just needed to save a feature for Sim City 4.

11-08-2002, 21:59:14
It can't be astroturfing by the publishers unless they're all doing it. :)

I haven't bought a new SimCity since 2000 for DOS. If 4 has streets that aren't just straight, I might get it eventually. Next in line for me is GTA3. And then some hardware to run it on... :)

13-08-2002, 05:04:38
The big thing for 3K was supposed to be 3D City. But that ended up requiring Crays to run on, so they just spiffied up 2K, overall. Still, something fun to play with, if you are into that sort of thing.