To Video Game Developers: Enough with the Patches Already
Gamertell has posted an opinion piece regarding the annoyance of paying full price for a game that ships with mistakes that have to be patched.
From the article: "Most recently, games such as LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM Confrontation, Fable 2, and Castle Crashers have been victims of a crucial gameplay element being either broken or excluded from launch.
The good thing about technology and consoles in this generation is the ability of adding or fixing content through the use of a simple patch.
However, just because developers have this ability doesn't mean they should abuse it."
Don't forget to add Battlefield: Bad Company to that list, a game that shipped without its MAIN online gameplay mode (Conquest) found in ALL versions of Battlefield games from the get-go, yet promised later via patch by Dice.