With the video game industry’s shift towards digital distribution, it sometimes feels as though the quality of released product is sacrificed in order to sell higher volumes in a smaller time frame. This reliance on releasing patches and updates to fix bugs that slip through hardworking Quality Assurance department fingers has always had it’s benefits, but lately it seems we are beginning to feel the downside of this sort of convenience.
Release delays will never be a thing of the past, this much we know is true. There will always be issues that will force a studio to push back titles that just aren’t ready to meet that final deadline. But are there people right now who are turning a blind eye to major problems in order to push out incomplete code and make investors happy? I truly believe so. (more…)
My story begins like many others. Daughter of the former Hero Queen, my brother rules Albion with an iron fist. People are suffering, forced to work in awful conditions, starving, homeless. I lead a pretty easy life of luxury. Despite being sheltered by my brother, I have people who have been training me for the day that I might become ruler of Albion and bring the nation prosperity once more.
Things were going pretty smoothly in the beginning. I gathered the support I required from allies who would die to see a revolution in Albion. Men sacrificed themselves to our cause. Using my latent talents, I was able to change living conditions for poorer folks, rescue towns from dangerous creatures and mercenaries, and ultimately become the ruler Albion needed to save it from the approaching storm. Millions amassed in my treasuries which I shared with the people. (more…)