So as many of you know, the MGO Beta has been delayed until this firday *worldwide*.
I can deal with this, but I think it is complete bullshit that every single online console beta has been botched at its launch.
Two titles from last which everyone can remember.
and The crackdown halo 3 beta
Now before I even get into this, let me just say that I KNOW the Battlefield: Bad Company beta rolled out just fine, but the hype for that was not anywhere near MGO, Halo 3 or COD4.
Last year two of the biggest games of the year both had closed online betas; you had to have a code to get into them. THose two games were of course Halo3 and COD4.
Both of which backfired massivley on the projected dates they were supposed to go live.
Halo 3 had almost the same exact problems COD4 had when they tried to launch. And most people blamed it on XBL's shitty reputation for buckling under lots of traffic.
But since then, and with the whole MGO beta deal, you can't really say that it's all just shitty MS now, can you?
I'm not trying to say XBL is not flawed, but come on...we all have to get off the MS hate bandwagon once in awhile.
But with all these things put together, it makes me wonder wether or not consoles are ready for the same caliber of betas that the PC world has. And right now it doesn't look like the XBL or PSN can handle the mass traffic that gaming hype can build.
P.S. Konami you dissapoint me, I have the patch downloaded and everything, just let me play! read