I returned my PC copy of RAGE yesterday despite the claims of bug fixes by id Software and AMD/ATI. Day one PC gaming has become a growing concern as of late. Out of the handful of day one PC purchases I’ve made, over 75% of them gave me grief.
It starts with Fallout: New Vegas which was purchased several weeks after the release date, but despite that buffer, I was still experiencing stuttering and crashes.
For me it was a nice E3 filled with pleasant titles and a steady year or so of gaming. Nintendo’s Wii U won’t be out until sometime in 2012 and with what they’ve shown, it’s a bit tough to get excited for it at the moment. Meanwhile, the PlayStation Vita seems to be in its own little world. Much of it was exciting from the mindset of a $250 handheld, but I didn’t see anything that would compel me to pre-order one as of yet.
What an unorthodox pairing. RAGE and Blake Griffin? A first person shooter and a basketball player? There’s enough craziness here to start a meme which they’re clearly striving for.
But I do wonder who approached who with this advertisement idea. Was it Blake Griffin who was genuinely a video game and id Software fan? Was it Bethesda and id Software who approached Blake Griffin after becoming super popular?