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Submitted by BadCircuit 950d ago | article

Spoilt For Choice: How crammed release dates are spoiling gaming

OXCGN:

"With the 2012 October to November game and console launch window being one of the most promising and exciting yet, gamers all around are rejoicing at the vast collection of games and consoles that they can purchase during the year’s last months...

However the problem many gamers will now have to address is the issue of expense." (3DS, Industry, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

psychof0x  +   950d ago
Tell me about. It almost becomes stressful. Please stop making games for 6 months so I can catch up. Thanks.
BadCircuit  +   950d ago
I wish they didn't release so many now. It's not as if Christmas really makes that much difference to purchasing of games these days.
gaminoz  +   950d ago
A game like Dishonored was clever to get in a bit early.

Activision putting a game like 007 Legends against its own flagship title Call of Duty is just STUPID.

If it had been released, April, or March it had a chance.
DeusExer  +   950d ago
From what I've seen and heard, I don't think Legends would have had much of a chance regardless.
gaminoz  +   950d ago
Maybe not at doing well critically, but sales maybe?
schlanz  +   950d ago
Clever to get in a bit early, yet still right after Borderlands 2, DOA5, Pokemon Black/White 2, Resident Evil 6, and on the same day as XCOM.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   950d ago
The Christmas season cruch is really tough. It usually takes me several months before I get caught up.
DeusExer  +   950d ago
That's what competing companies do I guess, release their big name games around the same time as others to provide some competition.

Nobody is forcing people to buy all these games.

Sure, I could buy them all now. But then some people tend to rush through one game just so they can move onto the next.

I'd rather take my time say, playing AC3, then move onto Halo 4 eventually, before going onto FC3.
gaminoz  +   950d ago
Totally with you. Which reminds me, I still have Max Payne 3 to play...
DeusExer  +   950d ago
HOW HAVE YOU NOT PLAYED SUCH A GAME YET?

Totally not biased towards it or anything....
TruthbeTold  +   950d ago
I buy more games because more games are available. Last gen, I didn't buy games as often as I do now. This gen, I made a transfer entertainment-wise from a person who watches T.V. and plays games to a person who hardly watches any T.V. and plays a lot of games. I don't have Cable anymore. I pick and choose a few shows to buy on DVD or watch on Netflix when I feel like watching.

I wouldn't have made that transfer if the market hadn't been 'saturated' with new games enough for me to be able to constantly get enough entertainment. Ya know? They're giving me what I wanted as a consumer but hadn't had, and I responded. Along with millions of other people I suspect.

That being said, a large number of top quality games coming out at the same time/fighting over the same release window, does make it harder to get them all at or near launch.
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schlanz  +   950d ago
Wow same here. No longer have cable, Netflix more than satisfies my television needs, and there are just so many games that I can't keep up. I must have bought close to 20 games this year, where in years past it would be closer to 5-10.
gaminoz  +   950d ago
You make a great point about TV. Because I now want to choose WHEN and WHAT I watch, I just wait for the boxset to release and buy it then and watch at my leasure!
TruthbeTold  +   950d ago
Not paying $50+ a month on cable frees up a lot of money for more games.

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