I was reading on the internet about Gearbox's last game (HaloPC) and saw a lot of complaints about lag. At first I thought it was just a bunch of whiney kids blowing things out of proportion. I mean, every game lags a little bit, right?
Then I saw this video. Holy cow! It's the newest version of Halo (HaloCE) and it's on a LAN game. It's unbelieveable!! The guy takes 2 rocket blasts to the face and takes zero damage, but then he suddenly falls over dead a little while later when a rocket misses him by 4 feet. Jeez.
You can tell it's the newest version of Halo because of the popup window that blocks your entire view of the action when you join a server. It's one of their new features that they waited 6 months for before a patch came out. But even though it took them 6 months to make, it's still inaccurate sometimes. But apparently they see no reason to fix it (or anything else, like the official CAL gametype that doesn't even work anymore).
Gearbox claims there are no problems with the game lagging this bad, but see the video for yourself and decide if they're blowing smoke. I did a little research on their forums, and when people complained about the horrendous lag and asked GB to please fix the game, the CEO responded by taunting the customers saying he's a better sniper than anyone, and that he can kick their asses with a shotgun.
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>9 - I am a better sniper than you (that's all of you). I can also kick your *** in a shotgun duel. Next time you're losing to a guy who's handle you don't recognize - it's probably me using an alias. Next time you're beating someone who claims to be me - it's not. They're lying imposters. When I'm incognito, I will never reveal my identity. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Then they said that they won't fix the game unless the customers got more people to play it. But nobody wants to play the game because it's Gearbox did such a crappy job. So Gearbox responded saying, "Either get more people to play, or stop bothering us."
Geez, if this is the kind of professionalism we can expect from this company, I don't think I want to give them any of my money.
Edit: uh oh, looks like Gearbox's CEO's language didn't make it past his publisher's language filter. For the record, he said the a-word.