Quick Quotes – Tempers fraying at DICE

Thursday, 27th October 2011 03:53 GMT By Brenna Hillier

“You’re on crack, there’s been no controls changes since the beta.”

DICE gameplay designer Alan Kertz responds to an unhappy Battlefield 3 gamer’s complaints of post-beta control switcheroo. The developer’s staff have been under siege through social media since the game’s staggered global launch kicked off.

Thanks, Carl!




    Oh dear…

    What a mess.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    @1 Or as the reality is, the media making mountains out of molehills.

    As usual.

    This is the most needlessly overblown and sensationalist title on here in a long time. You’re smarter than this, Brenna.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. muffinmn100

    What the fuck? Why the hell is this news? Gives journalists a bad name. “Tempers fraying at dice” How does saying that the controls haven’t changed imply that shit is going to go down at DICE.

    #3 3 years ago

    Telling one of your consumers that they’re some sort of crack addict is a no-no.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @4 Seriously, what regressive, politically correct backwards hick town did you grow up in?

    The guy he responded to was a total idiot anyway.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. KAP


    I dont usually but I have to agre with you on this mate, most gamers nowadays a complete dicks and think they know it all even so this is refreshing for DICE to say it how it is.

    It just makes gamers think twice on what they comment I guess, and I think that’ll be a good thing moving forward.

    I mean having a fight with someone who created the game is what crackheads do right? right?!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. The_Deleted

    This is not news…. :(

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Freek

    It’s a Twitter faux pas, sure, but if you want more honest commentary from developers, a more naturual dialogue then you are going to get some bad stuff aswell.
    You want them to act casual sometimes they’ll tell you shit you don’t want to hear, almost as if they were human….

    #8 3 years ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    I have to agree with #7, I’m not sure I see the story here. It’s an off-hand comment intended to show disinterest in investigating the complaint. It’s also Kertz’ own account, anyway, not that of DICE. I think in that case, care should be taken before barreling in like the questioner did, and have respect for the house rules before posting in that way.
    It’s good that staff are more open than in the past to (like #8 said) a more natural dialogue, but that will sometimes be shown to work both ways.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DarkElfa

    @ everyone, Because, like it or not, he’s a representative of his company and not some ass on a forum. He doesn’t get the luxury of being a dick to the customer base.

    Regardless of how you all think he should respond, he WILL get at least reprimanded for that sort of public outburst. Neither EA or Dice are in any position at the moment to need further bad public opinion.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Droid

    Bah … I still wish it was out in my country. Want to judge it for myself. :( From all the youtube videos its making me really want to play.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. GrimRita

    I love when developers are ‘outspoken’ – good for them! But in other news, Mario and Wario have become ‘friends’

    #12 3 years ago
  13. endgame

    Brenna u might as well delete this. It’s of poor taste. Alan Kertz is an awesome guy! If he said that he did it for good reason.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. viralshag

    What has changed since beta? I haven’t noticed any change in controls? If anything it’s a little better than the beta.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. OrbitMonkey

    The lesson here is that after crunch time, publishers should take the devs away someplace quiet & remove all communicative devices… For a wk or two at least :)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. manamana

    Not VG24/7 worthy. Not good.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. mojo

    i dont exactly see what the point of this news is.

    someone got told that hes a moron.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. DSB

    Social media or anti-social media?

    #18 3 years ago
  19. deathgaze

    @18: I see what you did there.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. tmac2011

    wow i skipped battlefield 3 because i already have alot of games coming out and i got batman, going to get mw3,skyrim, assassins creed. Battlefield it’s just not for me, i played the beta. the fans i think can be big cry babies, i’m just saying come on it’s an fps! what do you expect it to be the holy grail of gaming? stop fighting over which game is better on any console and JUST PLAY!

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OwnedWhenStoned

    People have obviously forgotten that it’s a tradition for EA and DICE to have a bug ridden nightmare at launch. BF2 and 2142 were the same if I recall. Especially BF2. And then after they patched it they broke it again.

    But it still turned into one of the best multiplayer games I’ve ever played, so I’ll be patient.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. xino

    lol…I agree with the DICE spokes man.

    those fans are annoying!

    #22 3 years ago
  23. raoullduke1984

    I would have told that kid to stop talking muck or I’d break his knees. What would the headline have been then?

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Len

    Who really cares, it plays magnificently. I just can’t get enough of it. Truly amazing, overwhelming piece of software. I will play this for years to come… :)

    #24 3 years ago

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