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Submitted by GreenRanger 496d ago | opinion piece

Video Games Awards Shows a Changing Medium

technorati.com: I just got done watching the VGAs and realized that Video Games as a medium has grown into an pimply teenager. Video games have grown into its "teenager years" still struggling with how to be a grown up while hanging on tightly to childish behavior that should have really been put to bed by now. (3DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

NukaCola  +   496d ago
Where the hell have you been? Gaming media this gen is a travesty. Full of bloggers and trolls with no journalism experience whatsoever. But also, this is the first gen where things like Timed DLC and Screenshot comparisons are the focus for the quality of a game or system for that matter. This is really the first gen of the "fanboy" and the first generation where certain companies try to belittle the competition and use unethical means to make their product look better, rather than just creating fresh experiences. This is a gen where having Netflix first means more than creating a new game. Where instead of just being artists who make games for the sake of making games, they kill franchise that don't sell millions and only support the title marketing statistics say will make the most profit. This gen has done so much wrong.
Flipgeneral  +   495d ago
I do agree that this gen feels "tainted" in a way, but its natural that with the evolution of a business comes the necessity of a guaranteed return on investment. It just be difficult to go against shareholders that own a large stake of your company.

I'm just playing devils advocate here

But the dlc gouging and unfinished games being pushed to release this gen has really left a bad taste in my mouth. I pray for our future as gamers

And fanboys have existed since back in the days with sega V Nintendo :)
csreynolds  +   495d ago
What NukaCola said.

In all the years I've been gaming, I've never seen such fanboyism, entitlement or, ahem, shady behaviour. Problem is, I don't know who's to blame more, the publishers/developers or the consumers...

Oh, and good God, this article is awfully written. "I just got done watching" - really?
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