Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Not ready for prime time

The countdown for the new Bejeweled Blitz has been, well, counting down all week and finally it arrived today. With some snazzy new features, special Boost buttons that you can buy, money jewels to help you collect cash, and probably more. I played my first game and scored 176K, not bad I thought. At that point the game hung, with one of those polite "Ooops!" type error messages (as if being cute would make me less annoyed). It them wiped my score back to zero, and then I could not connect for the rest of the evening. Looks like the server gave up the ghost and died. A classic case of being too quick to release the new version of the software without sufficient testing and Quality control.

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