The PS3 was acting up and I was fixing to go overseas so Maribou told me that, if I didn’t die, I could get a PS4 when I got back.
As it turned out, I didn’t die.
So I *THEN* saw that there was a PS4/Arkham Knight bundle and I got the thumbs up to get that one. (“You’re going to be buying that game anyway, right?” “Yeah.” “Might as well get the bundle then.”) and I was then counting the minutes until it showed up. And, of course, it showed up closer to the “6PM” part of the day than the “9AM” part of it and I was in the middle of my post-trip honeydew list so even when it showed up I couldn’t get it set up yet and then, that night, I finally got it hooked up and set up with the internet and whatnot and it had a 7 hour download. Which is just as well, I suppose. It was bedtime anyway.
And, of course, I had to go to work the next day. And it was there that I found out that there was a bit of drama associated with Batman: Arkham Knight.
“Jaybird”, my co-worker told me, “Did you hear that there’s a bit of a scandal related to how the only version of the game that reviewers got was the PS4 version?”
“No, but I’m pleased to say that that’s the version that I have sitting at home.”
“How is it, by the way?”
“I don’t know. The PS4 had to download a bunch of stuff. Gigs of it. I’m going to play it tonight.”
“Well, the computer version is buggy as all get out.”
Since then, the publisher has yanked it from the Steam Store (and even gone so far as to offer refunds (!)) to the PC folks and so instead of talking about Batman and how awesome it is, I’m stuck here thinking stuff like “Man, is there another industry that prefers delivering unusable products then pulling it off of the shelves and apologizing to merely delaying a release for a quarter?”
And I couldn’t think of anything.
But, as I said, I have the PS4 version.
For what it’s worth, that version is really, really awesome.
So… what are you playing?
(Picture is “Untitled” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission.)