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Originally Posted by koulaid View Post

You know, i know its bad that it came out on steam, but those who bought it from steam is (lets just call them not so smart). They knew what the game was and how it's not fully developed, but they still bought it anyways. So you can't be blaming the devs for putting it on steam already. If you see so many people complaining on the forum and everywhere else, why are you gonna go buy it and b!tch that it's not complete when YOU know it isn't a complete game. They can blame themselves for being dumb.
Okay i know most of you are gonna read my post above and say what you guys said earlier, but still. At this day and age, everyone goes online and read reviews and such now before buying anything. So if you b7tch and complain, it' your own fault because you already know what to expect. PLEASE don't compare this to buying a car, because it's 2 different things.
Have a nice day.

I buy games all the time without reading reviews. Especially on a cheaper game... I would say the majority of people don't do in depth research before buying a game.
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My point from the get go (when I first made that comment) was that the game was probably not supposed to be opened up for sale on Steam yet; insinuating it was an error on Valve's part. They've admitted to such mistake, so I don't really see where I'm wrong. The state of the game had nothing to do with whether Valve accidentally released it early or not. The game could have been 100% completed and Valve would have still released it earlier than they were internally supposed to.

Valve has not admitted anything of the sort (at least not in that press release for pulling the game). They've just been as tactful as possible, and that statement was the only way they could pull the game and not directly flame the Dev.
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You guys have to read this article, http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-war-z/1226980p1.html

There is an interview between the producer of the game, Sergey Titov and Gamespy.
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I buy games all the time without reading reviews. Especially on a cheaper game... I would say the majority of people don't do in depth research before buying a game.
Valve has not admitted anything of the sort (at least not in that press release for pulling the game). They've just been as tactful as possible, and that statement was the only way they could pull the game and not directly flame the Dev.

Exactly my point, and then they go and complain that the game is broken and not complete with too many hackers and such.
 
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Exactly my point, and then they go and complain that the game is broken and not complete with too many hackers and such.

Fair enough. If I buy a game and it turns out to be a waste of money I just uninstall and be more careful next time.
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People whining about $15. Wow.....
    
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Fair enough. If I buy a game and it turns out to be a waste of money I just uninstall and be more careful next time.

That's how it is in the world of PC gaming. People should already know what to expect before buying a game.
 
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But we're not talking about a beta game though!
At least, they're not selling it as a beta game on Steam. And that's the main problem redface.gif


Thats a crap excuse to trash the game. its still a beta...
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Lol.

Valve even removed moderator rights from the Devs to monitor their own Steam subforum, because they were banning CUSTOMERS left and right...anyone who said ANYTHING remotely negative or asked for a refund, etc.

Valve may have sold this early on their end, but we'll never actually know if they were just being tactful as to not throw the devs under the bus, or what. But clearly, removing it and offering full refunds is a huge, huge argument against this game. I wouldn't be surprised if Hammerpoint goes completely bankrupt after this. There are thousands and thousands of people that are angry, frustrated, feel lied to, etc....across a variety of forums, official and not, 4Chan, reddit, you name it.

Ripping off DayZ is one thing if you're going to release a completed game, but releasing an alpha/beta game and not advertising it as such in a way that would not be able to be misconstrued is a huge mistake. The fact is, they wanted to cash in on the DayZ hype and prematurely released an unfinished product just to have something officially out there before DayZ was out there. And...it backfired.

Really don't see how anyone can trust this company at this point.

Inb4 someone chimes in with the classic, "but the game is still in beta!" argument, because, the devs themselves had already stated that the game was "no longer in an alpha or beta stage" after it appeared on Steam.
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I wonder how much cash the devs will end up losing? Or even how many go through with getting refunds.
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But we're not talking about a beta game though!
At least, they're not selling it as a beta game on Steam. And that's the main problem redface.gif


Thats a crap excuse to trash the game. its still a beta...

Read what you quoted biggrin.gif

Had the game been advertised as being a beta, or game in development. Then there would have been no problem IMO thumb.gif
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