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Why the Games Industry Needs to Ignore the Mainstream

On today’s Daily Reaction, Seb and Dan discuss the controversial issue of the games industry constantly trying to be accepted by the mainstream media, and whether this desire is a good thing or a bad thing. - PSLS

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Foolsjoker1113d ago

I agree, the games industry needs to maintain their own course if they want to pave a way for themselves.

TrendyGamers1113d ago

You're saying they shouldn't go to...Uncharted territory?

cyguration1113d ago

They just need to ensure that The Last of Us core gamers aren't being tossed AAA scraps and 4-hour Michael Bay 'splosion fests.

knifefight1113d ago

I hope people don't Fallout of love with gaming.

ftwrthtx1113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

With the MSM (Mainstream Media) being politically biased on just about everything, why should we as gamers care what they think?

Foolsjoker1113d ago

Because there are too many sheeple out there who do listen to the MSM.

dbjj120881113d ago

I think the industry's definition of "mainstream" is the problem.

Jagsrock1113d ago

Ideally they would but it won't happen. We are a minority despiste are love for the games same way true music and film lovers are minorities in their respective industries.

NatureOfLogic1113d ago

Everyone was chasing COD and Wii casual numbers this gen. That's why we have so many fast-paced shooters and motion controls this gen. This was hands down the worst gen when It comes to originality and diversity. Everyone trying to capitalize on someones else ideal. This is not new or exclusive to this gen, but there were definitely more fails this gen than any other when devs attempted this. Copying ideals in the gaming industry usually lead to better games, but that wasn't the case this gen. Devs automatically assumed that gamers wanted fast-paced action games because of call of duty. You know it's sad when COD is inspiration for an RPGs gameplay (Final Fantasy XIII). Motion controls(Wii) was a casual fad that is now dying out. MS and Sony was late to the party. I think Sony realises this, while MS is still trying desperately to push kinect to get Wii like casual numbers.

kalkano1113d ago

Well said. Let's get you that 5th bubble back. ;)

Hicken1113d ago

ALSO catering to that crowd isn't a bad thing. I don't have a problem with that at all.

But too many companies tried making it the focus of their efforts. And I feel like the only company that hasn't yet realized what a mistake that is is Microsoft.

There's a guy I work with who was, just a few weeks ago, all geared up for a PS4. He saw both reveals, and both E3 conferences, and was ready to give his money to Sony. Then a friend of his put a bug in his ear about the XBOne, and now he's changed his mind completely. Yet whenever I bring up the lack of focus on the actual gaming market, he tries to gloss over it as if it doesn't matter.

But it does. We core gamers are the most important group. We're the ones who buy the consoles first. We keep sales going when there's no outside interest. We're the ones that give new ideas a shot.

We MADE gaming.

As soon as these companies forget that, they can only go downhiil. I'd much rather they remember, but if they're going down, I'd prefer they do it alone, not taking anybody else with em.

MikeMyers1113d ago

"We MADE gaming."

That's laughable. If it is all about the games then why do you never actually talk about Xbox One games?

"He saw both reveals, and both E3 conferences, and was ready to give his money to Sony. Then a friend of his put a bug in his ear about the XBOne, and now he's changed his mind completely. Yet whenever I bring up the lack of focus on the actual gaming market, he tries to gloss over it as if it doesn't matter."

Most likely because Microsoft showed games. What a concept! Every generation starts from zero and all of that baggage you carry around is your own. Microsoft has more games in development now than at any time in the Xbox history. They showed a lot of games at E3. So if this industry was created by people like you then why is it people like you rarely actually talk about the games and instead promote console wars?

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