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Cordova, TN; June 18, in the year of our Lord 2018 -- Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is imparting a strong opinion we have heard from a great many readers. To be blunt we have this same opinion ourselves. We have mentioned in before in other columns and of course in videos on our website and Youtube channel. We are sick and tired of unfinished video games being released. We are sick and tired of being unpaid Quality Control Analysts for these companies. Finish your games before you release them. How hard is that? Do you agree? Do you disagree? Do you like playing half finished video games? Do you enjoy working for them for free to tell them what is wrong with their games? Or do you feel you should be fairly compensated for that work?

I am tired of constantly hearing some game is in alpha, or beta. Finish your game and then release it. I am tired of finding bugs in games that crash them. I am tired of people in PR and Marketing expecting me to find their bugs and report them. Ya’ll are not paying me for that work, so I won’t do it. I am sick of games coming out with only a few levels or characters, only to find out paid DLC will come out in months with the rest of the game. I am sick of all these press releases from companies talking about how they are releasing updates to fix problems in their games. You should have gotten that fixed before releasing it to the public. I know this is a pretty strong opinion. I also know there are plenty of families and gamers that completely agree with it.

I have no problem with a company coming up with an idea and releasing an update with that idea. I do not like it when a company is in the middle of development and release a game too soon planning on having updates and fixes later. I am sick of the Agile programming methodology in video games where a game is never finished. They constantly tweak things to make them different. This is one of the reasons I prefer offline, retro video games. I can play them as they were created. The game developers and game publishers finished their video games before releasing them. They properly tested games before releasing them to the public. They cared about the quality of their work because there was no going back and changing things. This is another part of the swamp that needs to be drained in video games.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.


God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

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