QuantaCat, on March 31st 2008, 11:41 AM, said:
But to make a game *solid*, all you need is testing. Lots and lots of testing, and feedback. And people that listen to it, and translate it, if necessary, to the people that make it work.
And just about every major developer falls flat on their face here, lately.
I, for one, am getting damn sick of games shipping with blatantly obvious bugs. I mean, don't they test their games at ALL? It's one thing to have a bug you can only find through some roundabout way. It's another thing to have one that invariably pops up every time you play. And now that console games are updatable, this popsnizzlety QA has moved in force to console games as well.
Someone needs to start a company that does strictly game testing, and then contract out. The job just isn't getting done anymore.
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