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*Goes into game directory and deletes intro videos* Problem solved

Edit: I did get Krispy Kreme last night by the way. I accidentally the whole box before taking photos though.
I shouldn't have to do that, though. I understand having to sit through it the first time the game loads up, but after that? PFT. I have yet to play an ATI/AMD sponsored game that forces you to watch it every time. The worst was the Borderlands games when you had to deal with that miserable robot intro everytime.

Pics or Shens, Stealthy, pics or shens!
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Well, if the stupid game didn't have those bugs in the first place, we wouldn't need to download anything.
That's possible.... if you are willing to wait a few additional months and pay more for your game (for larger testing team, delay costs, more test hardware).


Please go back and read about why early patches occur.
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I think a lot of what they are complaining about is that while we are used to PC games being patched, and having to be installed, why the heck should you go through that with a console? Consoles are supposed to be dead-nuts simple; "toss the game in and play" affairs.
    
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I think a lot of what they are complaining about is that while we are used to PC games being patched, and having to be installed, why the heck should you go through that with a console? Consoles are supposed to be dead-nuts simple; "toss the game in and play" affairs.
Console games should, and usually do have far less bugs than the PC version. But some bugs aren't related to the hardware, but rather the implementation of the game logic.
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I understand that games tend to be larger and more complex than in the past, and that it is almost inevitable that some bugs slip through. I also understand the need for, and desire timely patches.

However, some games are simply released unfinished, with glaring flaws and potentially game breaking bugs. This is not acceptable.

As for publishers punishing paying customers, I've brought this up many times, and it's one of many factors exacerbating piracy.
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i want to high five this guy.
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This gives me an idea. Would anyone buy a blu ray system that bypasses all these intros and skips directly to menu/main movie itself?
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The first thing I see on the source page is the guy whining about updates. You... Dont want... updates... and patches ? Im sorry, what would you rather do, play your game instantly with bugs that make you rage, or wait the 10 minutes to download and apply a patch that removes said bugs and get the raging done before starting. Im not even gonna read this article, stupid guy is stupid.
I have open arms for updates unless I do a fresh install and I have to apply all the updates then I rage a little then I go an read a book or 3.
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The picture is funny and true. Pay for a movie and you get ads forced down your throat. BUY MORE BUY MORE BUY MORE!

As for games. I don't mind patches on PC. Consoles are a bit different, but I get that games are more complex nowadays. But DLC is really pissing me off. Especially Day 1 unlock codes. It's nice to be able to wait for GotY Editions though. Which I have done for a few games.
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I have open arms for updates unless I do a fresh install and I have to apply all the updates then I rage a little then I go an read a book or 3.
Get a SSD.
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