Saturday, February 17, 2007

What do you mean "they don't own all of Clover Studios' games?"

The entire Eurogamer comments thread for the recently release Little Britain game is a prize trainwreck.

Aside from the 'everyone who has ever liked LB is a moron and not clever like me with my refined sense of humour' crowd, and one poor chap almost being stoned because he dared to buy a 12 rated game for his 10 year old kid, there are far too many people crowing about how the sales of this apparently toss game spell the end of the games industry.

I mean, it's not like people have been making shitty TV and film licensed games that have sold well for decades now - clearly the next two years is going to trigger some form of gaming reckoning where everybody who owns a copy of the Sims is going to be made to pay for their casual gaming crimes.

And comments like

'Besides, if people dont buy great games... they will no longer get made' would be more accurate.
are just stupid. People do still buy great games: Gears of War, Lost Planet, Twilight Princess, Lego Star Wars, New Super Mario Bros, the list of good selling great games goes on. But Okami and Psychonauts didn't sell so obviously we're all doomed to playing Crazy Frog Racer until the end of time.

I've got to lie down now, my blood pressure's getting dangerous.

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