Stolen Pixels #228: All Points Bu

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I always got it confused with Crimecraft, which i was signed up in beta for. So i end up thinking I was in an APB beta, which makes me sad to hear this news, although i have no connection. Although it is still sad.

Celtic_Kerr:
Imagine if this had happened to WoW? Imagine the alternate reality

Well that's gonna be hard... Probably some kind of apocalypse when horrible Wow-players rise from their tombs to the real world devouring everything.

Egads...evil to cut off the comic like that!

Well, i played the Beta and i can say that the customization is great, te game... frustrating.

A few of the comics lately seem to be kind of falling a bit flat...just imo.

Shadeovblack:
Shamus plays... Minecraft?

Everyone plays Minecraft, even Candlejac

ZephrC:

Irridium:
Shame, my brother really wanted to play this game. He was so exited for it too.
Just goes to show money doesn't fix everything.

Unrulyhandbag:

barash:

Experimental:

barash:

Experimental:
Haha, oh the irony...

What irony?

The game was in development for longer than three years, but it lasted less than three months.

also, the comic cut at the end.

Irony is the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning.

Time in development opposed to time in sale is in no way ironic. Neither is cutting the comic. It is funny though ;)

Irony is words used to the opposite of the intention. It's typically unintentional.
Use of words to CONVEY (deliberately pass on)the opposite meaning is sarcasm as the irony is done with intent.

your right though, not ironic in any way.

Still; I thought the game was getting picked up by another publisher.

We need a new word for Irony, or just get rid of the word Irony. Its been warped so badly its beyond saving.

Oddly enough, the people that are trying to "save" the word Irony have even less idea of what it means than people that misuse it sometimes. For instance, one of the definitions of Irony according to Mirriam-Webster is incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal expected result. That's not a new meaning to the word. Thus the original statement was actually a correct use of the term irony.

Also, it means that your statement is ironic, as you wouldn't expect the person complaining about irony's meaning being warped to be warping its meaning.

*ahem*
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony

lol i swore this just came out...

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lol. fail.

If it truly cost $100M to produce APB then I'm guessing $80M or $90M of that is somewhere in an off-shore bank account. Then again, APB producers have a history of lying about their numbers.

ABP has an innovative customization system though not as good as Champions Online in terms of bringing your vision to the computer screen. I tried making a replica of myself in Champions Online and APB and was far more successful in Champions.

After that, you have an online shooter with vehicles and two maps (three if you allow for the character and car customization lobby) and almost nothing else. Content is something like a couple dozen highly repetitive and bland quests. While the maps are larger and fit more people than your typical online multiplayer shooter, rarely is their more than a few engaged at a time. APB is ultimately destroyed by coupling RPG progression without appropriate match making that makes the game a haven for trolls.

Good riddance to bad game designers. This is the natural selection of capitalism at its finest.

Experimental:

barash:

Experimental:
Haha, oh the irony...

What irony?

The game was in development for longer than three years, but it lasted less than three months.

also, the comic cut at the end.

That's not ironic that's coincidental, Irony is "feigned ignorance", ex: "As soft as concrete"

Don't make me hunt you down as well, the Skull Throne is fairly full at this point...

KHORNE CARES ABOUT GRAMMAR!

It's a shame to see a game developer who doesn't afraid to took risks fails.

like those guys who made Six days in fallujah.

I give it 1 month until a hacker group releases their own server

Celtic_Kerr:
Imagine if this had happened to WoW? Imagine the alternate reality

That would cause such a disruption on the space-time continuum the whole universe would collapse.

OT: What was the reason for the game dying out, did they forgot to pay the broadband bill?!

ZephrC:

Oddly enough, the people that are trying to "save" the word Irony have even less idea of what it means than people that misuse it sometimes. For instance, one of the definitions of Irony according to Mirriam-Webster is incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal expected result. That's not a new meaning to the word. Thus the original statement was actually a correct use of the term irony.

Also, it means that your statement is ironic, as you wouldn't expect the person complaining about irony's meaning being warped to be warping its meaning.

I don't quite understand what you wrote but it feels like win so I'm quoting it.

Also, APB, we hardly knew ye.

Spatzist:

*ahem*
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/irony

No wait... THIS is the true win.

barash:

Experimental:

barash:

Experimental:
Haha, oh the irony...

What irony?

The game was in development for longer than three years, but it lasted less than three months.

also, the comic cut at the end.

Irony is the use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning.

Time in development opposed to time in sale is in no way ironic. Neither is cutting the comic. It is funny though ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2krXq8fw90

sorry i forgot how to link....damn my mind

it had potentiality, great potentiality, but wrongly done

Vitor Goncalves:

Celtic_Kerr:
Imagine if this had happened to WoW? Imagine the alternate reality

That would cause such a disruption on the space-time continuum the whole universe would collapse.

OT: What was the reason for the game dying out, did they forgot to pay the broadband bill?!

They went under, simply wern't making enough money to keep the game and servers running.

I never heard of this game, MMO GTA sounds good tho

Maybe someone on the APB development team found a way to get candlejack so angry th

You know.. they would have made more money and probably had less hassle were they to have just stuck with Crackdown, not given it to Ruffian who FUCKED UP THE SERIES IN CRACKDOWN 2, and just let APB be the one that got away... on a shelf, in a closet, in a basement somewhere where nobody would ever see it..

Old news but...

I have no sympathy for real-time worlds. They made a great game, had a great system for it, then when the opportunity came to make a follow-up/sequel they pass on making an innovative, entertaining sequel that would most likely have done very well, and instead work on an innovative (?) yet not entertaining MMO that requires exponentially more funds to develop, produce and maintain. There's a difference between taking a risk and making a mistake and there's no point crying when it's the latter.

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