Matt Diamond, on 23 March 2010 - 08:36 PM, said:
Interesting verdict. The philosophy seems to be that even if the game is good value for the money, the fact that someone else is getting even for their dollar means that you should skip it.
Believe me - there was much discussion back & forth with my editor on that one.
What you said about the philosophy I had was not correct: there is certainly the 'value for the money' aspect, but there is also the fact that this is advertised as an equal product,sold as such, even advertised as such at digital download sites - yet it is an inferior product because it possesses bugs that have been patched *prior* to the Mac release, and also the fact that at the time of Mac release certain statements about DLC and expansions were made, and since then nothing official has been said but suddenly the Mac has been pulled from any mentions.
It is a dishonest business practice - new products are sold with an implied warranty, and to have a product that is nearly identical to a version that has gotten fixes, NOT get those same fixes shows differential treatment, which is again dishonest and deceptive.
They were very descriptive about supporting the Mac platform when pitching for sales, but after the money comes in ... not so much.
ikir, on 24 March 2010 - 01:40 PM, said:
Here there is the reply to my mail from trangaming, i asked for permission to publish it.
I appreciate that many folks - myself included - have similar 'unofficial' statements saying that they are working on something. Many of us also have similar statements going back more than a couple of years for Battlefield 2142, as well as for other games in between - NONE of which have come true. Therefore Transgaming 'unofficial' statements are not worth too much, unfortunately.
As I also say in the review - I am very willing to be proven wrong, and will write something up for VGBlogger as well as my main site I write for at GearDiary if and when a patch and other content arrives. After all, I *am* a Mac gamer, and really want the hobby to survive on our platform. I hope that Valve sees much success with Steam next month and that leads others to