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Watch the worst downgrades in PC gaming history

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Listen: we’re a bit worried about you this E3. It’s not that we don’t want you to get excited, or to lose yourself in the noise and the lights and the CEOs walking woodenly across LA stages. It’s just that we hate to see you disappointed.

Right now is probably the best time to take a sober look at the crimes of E3s past, before the gamer high kicks in. Here are the impossibly shiny games that suffered severe downgrades long before we ever got to play them. Just a timely reminder of what can happen in the wake of a brain-boggling stage demo.

Read more: the game trailers that lied to us.

You could probably name a few of them right off the bat. Some of these games have become notorious for what they left on the cutting room floor. Others turned out great, despite their failings - but all of them over-promised. Be forever wary of the optimistic vertical slice.

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11 Months ago

Oh come on. The Witcher 3 was still phenomenal masterclass in open world RPG design, gameplay, and art direction.

I think what needs to be realized is that it's easy to create a demo with top shelf graphics, it's hard to turn that into a playable game with all systems in place. This pretty much always happens.

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10 Months ago

It's a shame that the article was not written but then I think people are lazy. Another downside to videos is that (invariably) they are accompanied by annoying and/or awful background music which is generally NOT in the background. So, while I was interersted in the content, I am NOT interested in watching a bunch of millenials do their best to become celebrities by facing out on utoob...and not really sure why it takes two of you to do the same thing as one person. Are you looking to be the next Ant/Dec? Fight between the two of you as to which is which.