Bethesda's Bug Policy: If There's “Entertainment Value,” Leave It In

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sasquatchua

Every bug fix has to be weighed against the potential other things that could break as a result of fixing it.  The line of what is a "must fix" moves farther down (or up?) the further into development you are.  I can't count the number of times I've heard the phrase "it's not a bug, it's a feature!" when deciding not to fix something.

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Digital-Storm

Like the Dead Island glitch, of pressing Y and getting no clip? It's fun!, leave it in!

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shommy2002

wow, it sounds like like a bunch of fanboys in here... yes, lets leave bugs in there, i can see the devs saying to themselves now..."we f*&ked up and we are too lazy to fix it, so lets say it has entertainment value and these retards will go along with our laziness"... retards

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Marthian

He gave reasons for doing it. He obviously has noticed the bugs, and I'll agree (to an extent.), some bugs are fun (have all the companions at once in New Vegas was fun.)

They aren't some evil publishing company like EA at least.

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acidic

if i remeber correctly there were a couple of an unoffical oblivion patches that came out that fixed either 13,00 or 130,000 various bugs. i guess that is a acceptable amount since it had "entertainment value". thats ALOT of entertainment we recieved for a mere $50

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pcwizmtl

"If there's entertainment value in that, whatever it is, we'll leave a lot of it. If it's gonna break the game, or unbalance the game in some way, we do try to solve it. If the solution is gonna make the game less fun ... well, hey, leave it in. It's their game."

I have no problem with this, for example, the 37 bars of gold in the New Vegas Dead Money DLC. Obviously a glitch, but makes it a cool added bonus and takes some kind of timing, skill and precision to obtain.

Like they said, as long as the bug doesn't break the game and make it unplayable, it's all good if they leave it in

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Holly Golightly

Wow... If that is how he and other developers feel... That glitches are alright, it just makes me question the quality of gaming we are to expect in the future...

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Brad Nimbus

I agree. Why should we accept glitches in games when we pay top dollar to play them?

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Holly Golightly

Exactly! With the vast fortunes they make from us gamers, they could afford some better software engineers to fix out the problems.

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LatiosXT

If it weren't for glitches, some of Valve's finer moments wouldn't have existed.

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Holly Golightly

The fact is, these top dollar games should be released fully prepared and fully functional. This is one of the many problems that turns away many people from PC Gaming. It just needs to work.

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Coldrage

Wow, how about you stop posting your retarded comments on MPC and get a life?

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Holly Golightly

How about you get a life and shut up! You are by far the most dumbest troll on cyberspace. Be gone.

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Maktaka

Yes, that's exactly what he said: buggy games are a good thing.

How's about you read the article and then comment?

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Holly Golightly

But buggy games are NOT a good thing, no matter how you put it. When you pay top price, you expect the best quality product. Glitches take away from that quality. Meaning you get less value for what you paid for. How about you start reading twice before you judge others.

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AKShockwave

That's awesome, I agree with it.  But if that's the case, they should have left in the duplication glitch in Oblivion.  That was tons of fun.

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