Fuck. No matter how much I tell myself, "From here on out, no more slacking." I still manage to go on several month long hiatuses .
So, yeah, I'm the worst. Straight VG Cats update status all up in this bitch.
As for the comic, I'm a TERRIBLE first person shooter player in regards to multiplayer. I only buy the "FPS of the year" because even though I don't buy a lot of games anymore, I know that I'll get at least a year's worth of play out of Call of Duty. I always feel like a nerd sell out playing Call of Duty, so I wanted to give Battlefield 4 a shot. I was a little weary, because even as an ex-EA employee, I'm not a huge fan of their practices ever since the whole ESPN 2K5/NFL buyout fiasco almost ten years ago.
The reviews were pretty glowing and I wanted to buy at least one game for the PS4 while I'm waiting for some from Gamefly (which should come today, whoooh), so I picked it up.
I really dug it. The destructible environments really give you that "HOLY SHIT, I'M IN WAR!" feeling when in massive firefights and the mutiplayer was a lot different than what I was used to with COD.
Then I went back to play the campaign the next day to find I had started the game all over again. So I figured I logged into the PS4 wrong or something and reset it, just to have to watch that opening scene for the third time. I figured I must have done something wrong and just continued playing. Got pretty far and took a break, came back and played some more later that day.
Then the next day, saved file was gone again.
At this point I went to my trusty internet and typed in "Battlefield 4 PS4 Not Saving" only to find that hundreds of other people had the same problem
Apparently, EA really wanted to get BF4 out before or around Call of Duty and rushed the shit out of DICE and there were massive bugs all over the game, including the one where EVERY TIME YOU TURN YOUR CONSOLE OFF IT DELETES EVERYTHING YOU'VE SAVED.
As a former game tester, I reaaaaaaally hope someone got fired for this because the opening scene for BF4 involves you and several other military guys in a sinking car while "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" plays and one of the guys says, "I don't want to die to this song!"
After watching it as many times as I have, I've been walking around my apartment singing that fucking song nonstop since last Sunday. I went back to Gamestop, and when they asked why I was returning the game I told them, "Because it's currently impossible to play and if I have to hear that song one more time, I might kill myself."
Funny enough, I guess I was the first person they sold a BF4 to that had the problem because the guy behind the counter had no idea what I was talking about. So I simply asked for a trade for Ghosts and went along my merry way.
I really tried to give you a chance this time around, EA. You fucked yourselves out of a possible conversion from a COD player to a BF player for all future games because you don't know how to just let DICE do their job.
So help me fucking God, you better let them take their time with Mirror's Edge 2.
On the plus side, the opening scene in COD where you're an astronaut floating around in space was easily more amazing than Battlefield's, even if I am always happy to see Michael K. Williams doing anything.
After all, "A man's gotta have a code.".