QUOTE(stevenalvarado @ Sep 10 2010, 02:59 AM)
That`s the problemwith lazy game developers. those games that you play and love should be stable from the get go.
That just isn't realistic.
Not too sure how many lines of code go into a game, probably in the millions or if not close to. Being a programmer myself, I have heard the phrase "for every 10 lines of code, there is 1 bug" countless times throughout my career - the larger a project, the more likely there will be bugs that may not be identified for a long time, hence Windows is so often plagued with problems - over 50 million lines of code have gone into the latest Operating Systems, hackers pull it apart and Microsoft have to fix them. Constantly.
I'm not sure if Microsoft's policy applies to game patches, probably just DLC. The amount of times I've logged in to certain games and had to apply updates is certainly more than 3 or 4 times! I know those aren't all dashboard updates either.