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oblivion437: Vox Pop Winner February 2013

Posted on Thursday, March 14 @ 17:13:17 Eastern by

Sorry for the massive delay. But that doesn't take away the fact that we've got a new winner for Vox Pop: oblivion437! Explaining some of the more devious ways that developers use to impede players from proceeding, he explains some of the more notorious uses of broken bridges and level scaling. It's unfortunate that we still have these kinds of archaic design elements in games today, as they can sometimes be far too restrictive and inelegant.

In the meatime, xDUMPWEEDx rants against Aliens: Colonial Marines, which may or may not be fixed when the Wii U version arrives. We're not holding our breath. I would much rather keep up with the DLC for Borderlands 2, to which Jessica Vazquez has a season pass, a topic which shandog137 explores. Luckily, all of them have been great so far. I'm a bit bummed out that I didn't get the season pass earlier.

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Winner: oblivion437
Title: Level Scaling, Beef Gates, and Broken Bridges


Excerpt: 
"At this point the player is no longer playing the game; they're fighting it. In fighting it they have to see the systems at work (or at least have a rough idea how they work) and it loses the magic of video games entirely."
 

Runner-UpxDUMPWEEDx
Title
Aliens: Colonial Marines - My biggest letdown of this generation.

Excerpt: "Will the Wii U version actually be scored Duke Nukem Forever out of 10? I will no longer be waiting to find out."


Runner-Up: shandog137
Title
Season Passes...for every season?


Excerpt: "What happens when you have asshat Publisher A offer a season pass for future DLC that turns out to be trash…well, you have a problem! "

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