I'm old. Be nice to me, and get off my lawn!
Dear Game companies:
If you want us to enjoy the classic games, re-release them in their original form! I don’t wan’t a ‘remastered’, ‘reengineered’, ‘upgraded graphics’, ‘new soundtrack’, on my classic games! I want to sit and play and be transported back to the time when I played the original release!
If you want to make them ‘new and improved’ to hook the new generation, fine. But give me the option to play the original! I don’t care if my iPad Mini has incredibly sharp graphics! Sonic was a 16 bit game. I want to wallow in all the 16 bit glory of my early 20’s! (yeah, I’m old….deal with it!)
So please, pander to me and ignore anyone who doesn’t agree with me on this subject, because it’s all about ME!
I guarantee this will be a big time flop if it ever makes it to the screen.
There are so many games from the early days and heydays of the arcades that need to be brought back. I don’t mean ‘re-engineered’ or ‘improved graphics’ or ‘reloaded’. I mean, exactly like they were in the arcade.
Tron, Time Pilot, Megazone, Satans Hollow, Zaxxon, Phoenix, Gauntlet…..I could go on and on, but you get the idea.
I would gladly pay $5 for any of the games I mentioned for unlimited, ad free play.
I thnk the owners of the IP rights to these games are missing an enormous market. they are all trying to come up with the next great time waster people can occupy a 5-10 minute time period with, but, the games already exist. And, they are games that people are familiar with and would love to play again, in their original form.
I think ROTK was the Americanized version of this. At least, that’s what I remember some guy in a game store telling me back in the long, long ago when I played ROTK on my NES and was addicted to it so bad I’d sell all my crack just to play for 5 more minutes….
Diablo 3 EULA
Item 2, section C states you will not use an exploit under any circumstances. It then links to the Auction House TOA which says any use of an exploit will cause your access to the auction house to be revoked, and you will be banned if you violate the D3 EULA.
This is a clear cut case where Blizzard says that if you use an exploit, you will be banned.
Also, like it or not, but duplicating something through an exploit and then profiting from it in the real world is theft. It’s covered under the wire fraud statutes. The banned players are lucky that the Feds are ignoring this, because it’s also a clear cut case of wire fraud, which is a federal felony. It’s only a 20 year sentence. 30 year +$100,000 fine if it’s determined the RTAH is a financial institute.
Let me start by saying, I’m not defending Rubiq Lab in any way.
But, I just went and played the flash game. The controls are exactly like Asteroids and Time Pilot. Also, several other games as well.
Just because another game uses the same control scheme doesn’t make it a clone.
I haven’t played, or eve seen the iOS clone, but in the screen shots I can find, it does look similar. But similar also doesn’t make it a clone. (who remembers playing Ikari Warriors and Commando in the arcade?)
If similar looks and the same control scheme made a game a clone, where is the uproar over all the racing games, flight sims, sports games, dungeon crawlers?
I would be a lot more critical of Rubiq if Vlambeers had intended for their game to come to iOS. But it hadn’t.
How is what Rubiq has done any different than what developers like Gameloft do? They took an idea from another platform and released it on another platform.
Developers have been doing it since the beginning of video games.
Even Pong was copied.