Never underestimate the wrath of the gamer scorned. While war wages and economic crisis nearly bring down governments and people generally sit on their big fat bottoms doing nothing about it, the merest flicker of a problem with our technical goods and the consumer public goes all Travis Bickle, flipping out like their baby was murdered by Gordon Brown himself.
A case in point is today’s Ubisoft server failure, which has ballsed up many PC gamers’ attempts to log in to Assassin’s Creed 2, and has stopped people from playing the game altogether. Cue rage that would terrify the devil himself, let alone the sort of people who run video games companies, unleashed like a tidal wave of stomach bile on the Ubisoft forums, which got so heated that company reps had to quickly step in and try and difuse the situation.
‘Clearly the extended downtime and lengthy login issues are unacceptable, particularly as I've been told these servers are constantly monitored,’ said one such chap to disgruntled customers. ‘I'll do what I can to get more information on what the issue is here first thing tomorrow and push for a resolution and assurance this won't happen in the future.’
It’s all their own fault, mind you; Ubisoft’s DRM (Digital Right Management) policy is archaic and useless, and punishes those who legally buy the game, thanks to their crappy server. In short, booooooo.
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