The Orange Box PS3: Gamers "Demand Equal Rights"
For a brief moment, we return you to the days of developer futility when it comes to the PS3...which wasn't very long ago, and we're hoping isn't still in existence. EA definitely dropped the ball when it came to PS3 development last year, and while The Orange Box turned out fine on Sony's console, some players are still very much annoyed. To be specific, it seems the online functionality just isn't up to snuff.
Gamers have gotten up a pretty aggressive petition to get EA to release a "real patch" for The Orange Box. It would be for the lacking online play, which isn't as robust or as error-free as it is on Xbox Live, and these PS3 owners are demanding "equal rights." It has been quite a while - 7 months - since the game's release, and no such patch has arrived, meaning cheaters have free reign in Team Fortress 2 online, and several other major problems await the disappointed PS3 owner after logging on. There's lag, "sudden death launching for no reason," constantly getting tossed from servers, unfindable friends, no clock, being unable to pick up ammo and health packs due to the position of a building or obstacle, etc, etc, etc. Thus far, the petition has over 1500 names, and more are likely on the way.
We're hoping EA has conquered their PS3 issues by now, and we do have high hopes for some of their future efforts for Sony's system. However, they can't leave their failures behind so easily; these online gamers hold grudges!
Related Game(s): The Orange Box
6/2/2008 Ben Dutka