Digital PS3 Version of Resident Evil 6 Goes Busto on Day One

Digital PS3 Version of Resident Evil 6 Goes Busto on Day One

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Sony Tweets a solution to the day one Resident Evil 6 patch problem, but there are issues with the solution.

If you pre-paid and downloaded a digital copy of Resident Evil 6 for the PS3, you may be wondering why it doesn't work. At least, you'll be wondering that if you happened also to download the first patch for the game, since that patch seems to be what caused PS3 users' games to swirl down the metaphorical digital drain. Sony Tweeted a solution to the problem earlier this morning: "please delete and re-download [Resident Evil 6]."

Does that actually solve the problem? Weeeell, yes and no. Yes, PS3 users will get a playable version of Resident Evil 6 if they delete and re-download, but they may notice some loss of functionality. Capcom warns that only people who see the error message should follow Sony's advice; everyone else should hang tight, because the solution to the download problem creates further problems.

"Please note however," said Capcom, "these people [who delete and re-download] won't be able to play against disc owners on a temporary basis. We are working with SCEE (Sony) to fix this issue and a patch is imminent to fix the issue." Also, people who downloaded from the PSN store won't be able to access RE.net, the networking service that tracks stats and achievements which Capcom announced to some fanfare back in August.

Capcom promises to keep the internet informed on its progress in fixing this snafu. Those of you who bought the disc version can rest easy; this doesn't affect you at all.

Source: IGN

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Typical Capcom translation fail: "We ment 'with Gusto' GUSTO!"

Karloff:
Those of you who bought the disc version can rest easy; this doesn't affect you at all.

Yeah it's worse for you: You're stuck playing the game!

DVS BSTrD:
Typical Capcom translation fail: "We ment 'with Gusto' GUSTO!"

Karloff:
Those of you who bought the disc version can rest easy; this doesn't affect you at all.

Yeah it's worse for you: You're stuck playing the game!

I want to reply to your post, but your avatar says it all. Well played there.

Broken game is broken. How quaint.

I just find it too bad that the game is rather crappy and dull. My condolences to those with PS3 issues though.

this is what i get for being lazy and just buying psn cards from shoppers and buying the game that way

I feel bad for those who trust console Digital Distribution since they prove time and time again that they go about it half-assed. You would think that capcom would put more attention to detail on the people giving them more money per sale but no they are confident gamers will just take it, complain, then move on when they fix it eventually.

This just isn't acceptable at all. I keep saying it, there needs to be a good, thorough look into consumer rights for gamers, because we keep getting screwed in so many ways that surely should be punished and/or compensated, but the current laws don't apply well to videogames and especially digital downloads.

GAunderrated:
You would think that capcom would put more attention to detail on the people giving them more money per sale but no they are confident gamers will just take it, complain, then move on when they fix it eventually.

To be fair, Capcom are hardly alone with that outlook. It's very much the prevalent attitude amongst developers nowadays.

Doclector:
This just isn't acceptable at all. I keep saying it, there needs to be a good, thorough look into consumer rights for gamers, because we keep getting screwed in so many ways that surely should be punished and/or compensated, but the current laws don't apply well to videogames and especially digital downloads.

The problem lies in that most people in charge of such things are completely clueless about video games. As far as the general media and governmenst seem to be concerned, games haven't evolved since the 80's. They just don't seem to get the industry in the slightest.

LMAO Digital Downloads the future yeah right. I hope none of these people have bandwidth caps or they're going to be pretty pissed.

I live in Toronto and get a 25Gig bandwidth for 45 a month and If I had to download a 6-8 Gig game twice I'd be a little more than mad.

Doclector:
This just isn't acceptable at all. I keep saying it, there needs to be a good, thorough look into consumer rights for gamers, because we keep getting screwed in so many ways that surely should be punished and/or compensated, but the current laws don't apply well to videogames and especially digital downloads.

This.
Gamers get shafted so hard I'm surprised I don't recognise a gamer at a glance for having a big sore baboon's ass!

You pay for stuff you don't actually own. You pay for stuff that can get shut down at the whim of the manufacturer. You buy something which you then have to buy something for again to actually have the complete item. You have literally no rights and the manufacturer has every right under the sun to do anything. You have to agree to a rigid policy or nothing. You can't ever change your mind about the policy but the manufacturer can and will change the policies to their hearts content. If you decided you want no more of an online service all your products become void. You purchase an item but then have to download more items and are only able to play if you agree the policies of downloaded second item. You can buy broken/unusable products with no recourse to the manufacturer and no compensation. You buy a product but then have to deal with hoops you have to jump through just to use it (DRM). If you speak out against a manufacturer you can loose all your products. Manufacturers will often blackmail their clients.
etc. etc. etc.

And those are literally the first gripes that came to mind without even having to think.

Gamers get what is sometimes an unfair rep for being entitled, but they are also part of an industry which shafts them at every opportunity...

Honestly, patches are one of the worst things to happen to launch-day consumers since I don't even know when. Companies need to stop treating people who pay $60 at launch as unpaid playtesters. Game companies complain that nobody is buying games new yet continue to crap on early adopters by releasing broken, unfinished games and "fixing" them with post-launch patches. Why by a game for $60 that doesn't work when I can wait a couple months and get the same game for less money once the devs have finally sorted out the bugs?

Retail: 1
Digital: -100

Seriously, fuck digital distribution.

I only have one thing to say:

'Marauder shields'

>_>

Oops. This is why I prefer to have a solid copy of my game that can work right away. Digital downloads make me nervous because of stuff like this happening.

MonkeyPunch:

Doclector:
This just isn't acceptable at all. I keep saying it, there needs to be a good, thorough look into consumer rights for gamers, because we keep getting screwed in so many ways that surely should be punished and/or compensated, but the current laws don't apply well to videogames and especially digital downloads.

This.
Gamers get shafted so hard I'm surprised I don't recognise a gamer at a glance for having a big sore baboon's ass!

You pay for stuff you don't actually own. You pay for stuff that can get shut down at the whim of the manufacturer. You buy something which you then have to buy something for again to actually have the complete item. You have literally no rights and the manufacturer has every right under the sun to do anything. You have to agree to a rigid policy or nothing. You can't ever change your mind about the policy but the manufacturer can and will change the policies to their hearts content. If you decided you want no more of an online service all your products become void. You purchase an item but then have to download more items and are only able to play if you agree the policies of downloaded second item. You can buy broken/unusable products with no recourse to the manufacturer and no compensation. You buy a product but then have to deal with hoops you have to jump through just to use it (DRM). If you speak out against a manufacturer you can loose all your products. Manufacturers will often blackmail their clients.
etc. etc. etc.

And those are literally the first gripes that came to mind without even having to think.

Gamers get what is sometimes an unfair rep for being entitled, but they are also part of an industry which shafts them at every opportunity...

Then there is the fanboys who are willing to take it and call other people entitled when they have a legitimate complaint.

Combined with Sony's new Day One marketing spiel, I can't help but envision a giant troll face on that zombie's head.

If Sony and Microsoft really want to preach online functionality and gaming as the future and selling points for their next systems, they best start showing it. The prices don't compete, online or season passes aren't bundled with these "new" downloaded copies, and now buggy releases that the retail versions don't share.

Industry... there is no proper substitute for good QA.

I still believe digital will take over in the future. When someone can do it right. So I'll probably be dead before it happens. (With the exception of Steam)

Akisa:

Then there is the fanboys who are willing to take it and call other people entitled when they have a legitimate complaint.

Ha! I just blank those guys out totally nowadays.
Online, there are always trends of rebuttals that are automatically used such as that one.*

Not that people even know half the time what it means and how to use it, they just use it because they saw someone else use it as a rebuttal in a post and decide it will work for them too.
It's almost like a meme.

*I could list tons of them.

 

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