Having trouble downloading Halo: Spartan Assault for your Windows Phone? Microsoft working on a fix
Last night at 7PM ET, the world finally got their hands on the highly anticipated first ever mobile Halo game, Halo: Spartan Assault. At least, that was the plan.
We already knew that here in the US, Verizon would have an exclusive for 30 days before those on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint could grab it, but as it turns out, a lot of others in the rest of the world also had difficulty getting the game.
This led some to believe that the game was also exclusive to the US and not their country, or within their country, certain carriers had an exclusive to it. As it turns out, neither is the case, though there is an issue at hand with the distribution of the popular game.
Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore took to Twitter today to address the complaints, noting:
So there you go, you’ll just have to have some patience as Microsoft retools their servers to push out the update to all regions and countries.
For those of you who do have it, how are you liking it?
Source: Twitter; Thanks Ewert H. and Nathan H., for the tips!
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Having the app store respond to what network you are using is horseshit.
iOS doesn't do this. You can use iOS devices all day long and get any app you want regardless of the carrier you are on, so why does MS feel the need to cather to exclusivity bullshit especially when Verizon isn't advertising their exclusive rights like they should be? any answer to that?
I just find the whole idea absurd for anything that involves exclusive content. You are willingly telling a larger portion of your customer base to screw off just because they didn't pick the one carrier who paid the most money? Does exclusive content ever really work in the long run? I'd wager more people just lose interest after a week or so, MAYBE they come back but the sales tend to be better when 1. advertising occurs and 2. everyone can access the content right away.
How is it right that the customers get shafted because they happened to be on another network? How is that fair to us? Because it isn't.
See how silly it is now?
Will also pickup the WP version when available for my 920.
But, despite the fact that it heats up my 928 pretty fast, I also would love to see Microsoft adding 720p graphics (or cut scene), because the words and the background picture look so blurry that makes me think: why WP needs a 1080p screen (quad-core as well) if there is no app that use it? And yet they still stuck on the 480p resolution?
$6.99 just doesn't seems to worth it, even MC4 runs smooth with 720p graphics.
So yeah, I don't really appreciate what I got today. :(