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Submitted by alexcosborn 948d ago | opinion piece

Five Unfavorable Trends Running Rampant This Generation - GameRevolution

Alex Osborn from GameRevolution writes:

"Call me crazy, but I miss the old days. The days of plastic cartridges and child-like wonder. The days when gaming felt like a cool "underground" hobby and less like business-driven entertainment. That said, the last decade has brought a number of wonderful innovations to the industry, not the least of which include revolutions in the online community gaming space

But you know what? I'm not going to talk about that now. It's cold and rainy here and I'm in a bit of a pessimistic mood, so instead, I'm going to look at what negative advancements we've seen ushered in, or in some cases amplified by, the current generation of gaming." (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Relientk77  +   948d ago
Definitely, DLC
dbjj12088  +   948d ago
Can't agree with these more.
For price to gameplay length ratio...most DLC is a rip off.
yabhero  +   948d ago
Negative:
DLC
DRM
Grotesque/ overdone violence
Positive:
Motion Control
Achievements
After playing Skyward Sword I will never doubt motion gaming... MOST is pretty bad but SS is definitely how it should be done. If every game had the motion control quality of SS less people would complain...
RandomGamer  +   948d ago
Wow this might be the first time I have ever completely agreed with an article I have seen on here.
M1am1U  +   948d ago
I actually really enjoy achievements. I've gotten more play out of some games than I might have without them.

DLC, I'm kind of on the fence about. It has had some really good moments, and some very bad moments.

DRM just makes me angry, especially when you throw in the always-on connection requirement. That's not fair or realistic in many cases.
TekoIie  +   948d ago
I like DLC. The problem is that devs are abusing this new privilege they have been given by making us buy stupid things.

For example there are more "buyable" weapon skins in Gears 3 than there are unlockable... Thats a freaking piss take.

But i am ok with BF3's auto-unlock dlc. This is there for those who dont enjoy levelling up or working to get their upgrades. Some people just want to play the game.

The thing is we should support DLC like Dawnguard/shivering Isles, ME2's LOTSB and BF3 map packs (new guns = awesome). What should we hate? Silly things like horse armour, weapon skins and Bf3 dog tags.
DrRobotnik  +   948d ago
Remember when pressing A instead of B would give you different costumes on fighting games. Don't Press A now! It'll cost you $20!!!
Vladplaya  +   948d ago
Good article! Totally agree on all points, I remember days when games didn't have all of that junk and were much more fun.
Derpy  +   948d ago
I enjoyed the article and pretty much agree with the writer. For the motion gaming issue, you can't run down Sony and Nintendo without including Microsoft too. I agree motion gaming is for the most part dumbing down gaming, but MS with thier Kinect camera is just as guilty of this as the other two companies are. Along with the over the top violence, developers have also been going way overboard with profanity and sex as well. In the sea of smut, it gets very hard to find a game these days that offer a true mature experience. And of course I also agree about the DRM issues as well. I won't even buy a game that requires always on even for solo play and I'm not to happy with online passes either.
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Somebody  +   948d ago
I've been playing Warhammer Space Marines for a month now and quite enjoyed the multiplayer. There are a lot of DLCs for the game but most them are just skins. Skins that are too bright and colorful to be of any tactical advantage on the battlefield other than the initial shock effects for newbies (I was terrified seeing a black-flaming, horned Chaos Marine with an electrified golden hammer dropped near me but a tactical evade or two later I killed him).

I prefer DLCs that adds to the story, not those that make me look like a psychotic clown running around in a hail of bullets and explosions. Of course, I wouldn't mind others paying for those DLCs...they'll be easier to be visually identify and dispatched off.

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