[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Crashes and drama surround Elemental's launch

2:20 PM on 08.25.2010  ·  Jordan Devore@DtoidJordan
0

This is just painful. The new Stardock strategy game for PC, Elemental: War of Magic, is going through a rough time: its launch this week has been met with game-breaking bugs and crashes, much to the dissatisfaction of fans. But wait, the situation gets worse.

On the Quarter to Three forums, outspoken Stardock CEO Brad Wardell responded to criticism with the following post: "Also, to anyone, like you Ben, saying the game is like an 'early beta' then well, please stay away from our games in the future. I consider it ready for release and if others disagree, don't buy our games."

Even worse, "The Gamer's Bill of Rights," which Wardell had a hand in creating, says "Gamers shall have the right to demand that games be released in a finished state." Of course, follow-up emails have since been sent. Joystiq got a statement from the CEO apologizing for his reaction to upset fans.

"I spoke hastily and said things I shouldn't have." Continuing: "I want to be clear that my comments on the Quarter to Three forums do not reflect my team at large. They were words spoken out of frustration and sleep deprivation and I am truly sorry."

Make sure to read the statement in full at Joystiq.

Elemental's disastrous launch: stay well away [PC Gamer]
Stardock CEO apologizes for lashing out over Elemental pre-launch criticisms [Joystiq]

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Bugs #Glitches #PC #Stardock #Strategy games
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jordan DevoreManaging Editor, Co-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10201Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers283

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Dtoid is fighting adblockalypse without native ad article bullsh* thanks to Huge Members. Please give them sex or donuts:

User Avatar
Knapperr


Since 11:53 AM on 08.16.2014

SadHoshi
SadHoshi


Since 8:41 AM on 05.23.2008

 WHITE
WHITE


Since 12:31 AM on 03.04.2016

Rohaq
Rohaq


Since 7:49 PM on 03.18.2016

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!