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Persona 4 Arena Receives Ultra-Fast Patch For Xbox 360

By Ryan Winslett 2012-08-09 17:59:28 discussion comments
Persona 4 Arena hit store shelves on Tuesday and, for those playing on the Xbox 360, there were quite a few hiccups when trying to get the RPG-infused fighter to work properly online. Well, that's all been fixed now, as Arc System Works has released a patch that finally makes it possible to properly kick butt on the internets.

Keep in mind that I say “finally” with tongue firmly planted in cheek. It's an unfortunate fact that just about every online game these days makes it to market with a fair share of bugs. There's simply no way to tell how these games will behave until they've been unleashed upon the masses and, sometimes, the results turn out to be unplayable.

That was pretty much the case with the 360 version of Persona 4 Arena on Tuesday. But leave it to the internet to go way overboard about these types of things. Message boards, comment threads and ham radio lines were instantly flooded with complaints, leading me to believe that 1)These people have never played an online game before or 2) Some people are, by nature, entitled, whiny, overreacting neanderthals.

Don't get me wrong; I believe that if I pay for a product, it should work properly. But when it comes to online gaming, it pretty much comes with the territory that you need to give the developers some time to get all of the issues worked out. This is a process that often takes several weeks to figure out and, at that point, I would totally understand the amount of bellyaching that was going on. But in the case of Persona 4 Arena, the folks behind the game have gotten everything up to snuff in just a matter of days.

For those of you playing P4A on the 360, simply boot up the game and watch the magic happen automatically. And if you were one of the folks going street rat crazy for the past couple of days, maybe now would be a good time to send the developers a nice thank you card for their prompt response? After all, they could have always just pulled a Konami.
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