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BVG Updates Web Site: Killer App Now Available For PC! (HUMOR)

By TronFAQ on Saturday, July 22, 2006 at 8:44 PM
Too bad BVG didn't do this at the end of March. It would have made for such a good April Fool's joke . . .

I just found out that Buena Vista Games has updated their web site. Apparently, TRON 2.0: Killer App is now available for the PC! (snickers) Ah, if only it were true.

I do wish they would take the time to do things properly. At least in the last web site update, from last year, they still made a distinction between TRON 2.0 for the PC and Killer App for the Xbox. (Though they still used the Killer App screenshots, for both.) Now, they've been lumped together under one title.

Click here to see this part of the web site for yourself,
select PC from the Platforms list

Why is there a problem with this? Because there are things in the Xbox version that don't appear in the PC version. PC (and Mac, for that matter) owners were gypped by BVG, when only the Xbox version got the extra Multiplayer features they were asking for. So having a title and features that don't apply, when referring to the PC version, is misleading. False advertising, in fact.

Click here to see this part of the web site for yourself

The descriptions for all the versions are very minimalist. Where are the quotes of acclaim, talking about how TRON 2.0 won so many awards back in 2003? It's like BVG is ashamed of their own product. And there are still no obvious, useful links to updates or support. There should be a clearly visible link to the latest patch, and out of courtesy (considering how much we help owners of the game) links to TRON fan sites. I guess even that's too much to ask.

It's not all bad, though. At least the Support tab at the top stands out a little more than it did before. (You still have to do a bit of digging in there to find the patch, mind you.) They also fixed the "Buy Now" link, which didn't work properly before. And the site does look a bit better than the last incarnation. Still, none of it compares to the original dedicated site.

Thanks to DaveTRON, for the tip!

August 2nd UPDATE: Some time within the last couple of days: the listing for TRON 2.0: Killer App was removed from the Games Index, for all platforms. (However, the direct link to the actual game page still works.) Will the listing return, in corrected form? We'll see, I guess. I wouldn't be surprised if it remained absent from the Games Index, permanently.

If that turns out to be the case — hiding the problem, rather than fixing it — then, great work as usual, BVG. (sarcasm)
 
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