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'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' Update Rebalances Online Races, Fixes Bugs

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To be fair, in the companies heyday 1990s, you couldn't just download a patch from the Internet to fix a problem with your game on your gameboy, SNES or N64.

I'm not defending the "ship it and forget it" mentality.

Technology hadn't developed to the point where you could avoid the mentality.

None of the devices had enough storage space to store a patch, only enough for a few save game files.

The 4 megabyte memory extension RDRAM for the n64 was for graphics, not persistent storage.

I still have my N64 and Sega Genesis. Not one game was ever broke that I can remember. Of course back then the code was a lot simpler. Even most of the late 90s-early-mid '00s PC games mostly were released unbroken. Something happened in the mid-late '00s and developers started releasing games before they should have been. Same with console games starting with the PS3/Xbox 360. And of course it's still going on today with the PS4/XB1 as well as PC.

I stopped buying a newly released games several years ago. Now I wait for reviews both pro and consumer. Let someone else be the test pilot.

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