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Is the Gaming Industry Afraid of Change?

When glancing at some of the most popular games at any retail location, one will find that many are entries in long running franchises. Why is that? Zack over at Nintendo Gamer Thoughts thinks it is because the gaming industry as a whole fears change.

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PopRocks3591230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

Absolutely it is. But I think the trend is changing.

For a while it seemed like all the market wanted was a new Call of Duty, new Assassin's Creed, etc. But this past year showed the market does enjoy new things. Journey and The Walking Dead for instance.

Don't get me wrong, I like Assassin's Creed AND Journey and the other games I listed. I just think there should be a middle ground for sequels/remakes and the more original stuff. They should coexist together so that fans can have new iterations of their favorite games and there are plenty of new ideas and experiences for others to enjoy.

I believe this will come to fruition when a Double Fine game is as successful as the latest AAA action shooter.

miyamoto1230d ago

Nintendo does not want to change.

momthemeatloaf1230d ago

They're not afraid of change when a game keeps selling millions the way it is. That's called being smart.

Fil1011230d ago

You say smart I say just plain lazy. "cough cough cod cough".

SageHonor1230d ago

COD copies sold has gone up over the past few years. Can you blame them for not changing anything?

sway_z1230d ago

No the games industry is not afraid of change...they would prefer notes, and I understand electronic transactions are favourable too ;)

JBSleek1230d ago (Edited 1230d ago )

I think gamers themselves are the ones who don't like changge actually not the industry because as we seen in the past ten years, the industry itself isn't afraid to change or shake things up.

Gamers are the ones who feel if something doesn't fit the mold at the moment and that they are used to then it will be a flop and won't give it a chance to even thrive. They cast it away as either being casual or gimmick.

I think as a collective group of gamers we need to as a community grow up, stop the stupidity that is console wars and enjoy games and new technology that is being offered. But that's easier said then done.

RickHiggity1230d ago

No. Just some of the big publishers.

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