How Gamers Could Destroy The Gaming Industry

AntDaGamer explores deep inside how gamers could destroy the gaming industry via there rants, fanboyism, and more.

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SnakeCQC1930d ago

companies that don't make good games or games the consumers want should fail because they are obviously out of touch.

What is with ALL these end of gaming articles. Why do so many get approved?

wallis1930d ago

Yeah it's called capitalism. Consumers have the RIGHT to reject products they deem unsatisfactory and it isn't my fault if half these companies were great developers but terrible businesses. It happens. It happens in movies, inventions, television, art, science, music and just about everything else. Talented people who don't play the game right fall flat on their face it is not some evil exclusive to video games.

lfclee1929d ago

Well commented, where there is money to made the corporations that rule the world are there.

GSpartan7771930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

I do not understand how these type of articles get approved either. Anyone who reads the article can see that the author is basically an angry individual and who doesn't understand some simple concepts. His definition of social gaming is not what it actually is. And saying that fanboyism is destroying the gaming industry is basically saying that you have no idea how business works and why games fail.

The industry is going under for way other reasons than this. Unrealistic benchmarks for sales coupled with ridiculous budget, dangerous risks, lack of quality, zero creativity, poor/no marketing, ignoring/abusing consumers, bad business decision, bad PR, bad service and not keeping up with a new generation of consumers.

Fanboyism is the last thing that will destroy this industry.

NexGen1929d ago

If crappy "journalists" haven't killed the industry, nothing will.

Please n4g approval people...stop approving these sub high school quality "journalism" pieces. It's an intellectual insult.

j-blaze1930d ago

fanboyism is the worst thing this gen especial ps3 fanboys, i mean they don’t care what the hell Sony puts out, as long it is exclusive, it is automatically the most awesome thing in the world even if it was a freaking barbie game.
they also think that graphics is, not just the gamer that are doing bad to this industry but the Japanese devs who westernize their games too

Ezz20131930d ago

i just looked at your history comments and man!!
you are the last person on earth that should talk about "fanboyism"

SnakeCQC1930d ago

first party sony games are always very good compare them to 360 exclusives? i mean they are unique fun original and look great.What you always get with a sony console is good level of convergence. the ps1 had a cd player with it the ps2 a dvd player and the ps3 a bluray player that also upscaled dvds.

(im no fanboy i have a ps3 360 and a awesome pc)

rezzah1930d ago

The actions of PS3 fanboyism is a result of the actions of 360 fanboyism. So who is really to blame? Lol no particular type of fanboy, just fanboys in general.

Foolish to point fingers at one aspect and ignore the whole picture.

prototypeknuckles1930d ago

i agree that fanboys were bad this gen but come on ps3 fanboys were actually the best, dont you remember the 360 fanboys, oh and the nintendo fanboys came out in full force this gen.

csreynolds1930d ago

"fanboyism is the worst thing this gen"

Up tot his point, you were correct. Then you went all fanboy on us, and suddenly your opinion wasn't worth much...

DigitalRaptor1930d ago (Edited 1930d ago )

It's okay guys, I wouldn't give this attention seeker what he wants. He knows what he hates and since he has the mind of an entitled child, won't budge from what he thinks is good and bad. So ignores the rest of the puzzle for the piece that he likes.

What I find funny though, is that one of the games that garnered a lot of attention from "PS3 fanboys" was Heavy Rain, due to its insanely detailed graphics. Its unique gameplay I thought was great, but according to a lot of people it has barely any gameplay, but is just an interactive movie.

But j-blaze claims to love it.

See? This is just an example of his funny double standards, and proof that anything he says is just fueled by hate before his brain actually decides to make his opinion informed.

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tsn1930d ago

Games like CoD will destroy gaming.

BX811929d ago

LOL. I was just going to type... By buying COD!

Tetsujin1930d ago

Gamers don't destroy gaming; Fanboys do.


The author mentions three theories how gamers could destroy the game industry.

1) Social Gaming
2) Fanboyism
3) Income

Basically it comes down to three personal motives that drive an opinion away from the quality of a game. Though I agree the author is on the right track I believe it is part of a problem much bigger than this.

The author lists the overall problem as the first theory but the reasons are misinterpreted. Social gaming is the overall problem due to it's design. Under social gaming and it's effects there creates three theories on how gamers can destroy gaming.

1)Popularity (seems a better fit for his/her explanation)

The problem with social gaming is it is driven by too many distracting factors that have nothing to do with a video game's quality.

The followers buy games that the leaders have. Friends who have equal respect will buy games on each other's list. A gamer may buy a game because they feel everyone else is playing it. A group of people may buy a game because it has become a fashion statement...not because the game itself is good. Why? Well today's social gamer finds more value in who he plays with...not what he's playing.

Yet playing with friends is typically the lower level of the social hierarchy. Family has become the driving force this gen and it has been running this industry to a great extent. The problems still are largely similar. Games are purchased based on family members who can all play so already we are looking at age extremes. Children will cause the content to require an E rating and grandparents will cause the content to simplify. So quality isn't as important to this group as accessibility and universal acceptance are.

Social gaming and the socially driven gamer will destroy the industry in regards to quality that's true. But it will also collapse the industry when they start to lose interest. Remember that people aren't playing video games because they like video games anymore. They are playing them because of the people around them.

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