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2008 reviewed - the Flops

Flops 2008 - Software, games and hardware

No produces is immune: A product can always become a flop. PC Games Hardware delivers an absolutely subjective list of such problematic cases.
GTA 4 (PC): Before the first patch had been delivered, the game had been almost unplayable on AMD graphics cards and many bugs annoyed the gamers. Nevertheless a commercial success for Rockstar.
 
GTA 4 (PC): Before the first patch had been delivered, the game had been almost unplayable on AMD graphics cards and many bugs annoyed the gamers. Nevertheless a commercial success for Rockstar. [Source: view picture gallery]
Bugs, a poorly scheduled release date, missing acceptance by the users or ridiculous prices; all those reasons can cause a product to miss the expectations of the producers.

We compiled a - subjective - list with the flops of 2008. Thereby we didn't distinguish between games, hardware or software. The flops and the appropriate explanation can be found in the gallery.

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Author: Falk Jeromin (Dec 28, 2008)






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Ar.Pi Re: Flops 2008 - Software, games and hardware
Senior Member
29.12.2008 22:22
oh common cnet reviews? I tried to avoid them as much as possible.

User reviews and personal experience is what counts for me.
Ar.Pi Re: Flops 2008 - Software, games and hardware
Senior Member
29.12.2008 15:21
I also kept Win 98 SE until about 2003 and used it in conjunction with XP.

But i didn't even try Vista yet because of the lower gaming performance and other problems i read about it. Also the fact that they don't allow DX10 on XP makes me very angry (even though DX10 is not much of a big difference on DX9) and just for that i wont switch to Vista.
pcghx_thilo Re: Flops 2008 - Software, games and hardware
Administrator
29.12.2008 00:28
Quote: (Originally Posted by Unregistered)
About Vista "flop": XP was the same, if not worse, in the first years.

www.tweakguides.com/VA_2....
"Interestingly, when Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) was released a year later, it received even lower scores from CNET at 6/10, and 4.6/10 from users. Even by 2004, three years after XP was released, some people were still voicing how much they hated Windows XP and wanted to revert back to Windows 98/ME."


You're right that in the beginning, nobody liked XP. But this changed rapidly, and I don't think this is the same with Vista.

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