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Too much information is ruining gaming – Rockstar did it right with GTA V

We, as gamers, have far too much access to information on games. Companies should start following in Rockstar's footprints in the same way they handled GTA V.

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admiralvic1496d ago

I couldn't disagree more.

While I can understand where you're coming from, it makes no sense to punish people for your own problems. Like if you want to go into ____ fresh, then don't watch every trailer, video, preview, review, news article. It's really that simple and makes your point no different than parents who complain about their kids playing games they don't agree with. It shouldn't become their problem that you lack self control, nor should it be their problem if you don't agree with what is being shown. These are all choices you actively make and only you can be held accountable for which choice you make.

Finally and not to undermined it all, but all this information will become readably available within a week of release anyway. Sure this means nothing if you buy it on day 1, but if every game told me next to nothing before release, then I would probably end up waiting for a price drop or more information anyway.

RexFury1496d ago (Edited 1496d ago )

Well there is another side to it. The only way I can avoid certain things is if i hide in a room with no access to the outside world. Even if i choose not to look at things, I may be told by a friend or relative...or maybe even overhear things from a complete stranger. There is also the social networking side of things as well. Our twitter page is full of people talking about GTA V, but I need to use it to spread the word about the site.

Trust me, I know where you are coming from, I personally choose not to watch many videos for games that I want to play, but Ubisoft are going overkill with Watchdogs. Why didn't they just release that first gameplay footage this year rather than last year? They had to keep on releasing more information about the game to keep people interested and now look what they are doing!

The way Rockstar handled GTA V was perfect. Kept a lot close to their chest and showed us enough to pull us in for the bite with their two gameplay trailers they showed off. It is only because of leaks and whatnot that everything started getting out of hand recently.

admiralvic1496d ago

"Well there is another side to it. The only way I can avoid certain things is if i hide in a room with no access to the outside world. Even if i choose not to look at things, I may be told by a friend or relative...or maybe even overhear things from a complete stranger. There is also the social networking side of things as well. Our twitter page is full of people talking about GTA V, but I need to use it to spread the word about the site. "

While I see where you're coming from, I was speaking across the board, where as I would say your point is only relevant to huge games that most people are excited for.

Like not finding out about GTA V is going to be hard to do (I did it because I have absolutely no interest in the game), where as avoiding information for Rayman Legends would be super easy to accomplish. Sure there wasn't a ton of information out there, but a good number of people on N4G and other sites seemed COMPLETELY unaware that the Vita version was missing levels, that Ubisoft said the levels were coming and a bunch of other things.

The thing is, while the information was out there, most people simply didn't care, thus the spread was almost nonexistent. If anything, we should strive for something of a "movie goers code", where people don't talk about the finer points / ending till a month after release. Like I know how The Last of Us ends because so many people where ranting and raving about how the ending was "perfect".

Anyway, don't get me wrong. I understand your point and where you're coming from, but I still feel like it's possible to go in fresh and live your life normally if you absolutely want to.

RexFury1496d ago

@admiralvic I cannot reply to your reply sadly....

You make some excellent points there. If I am completely honest, the article was more of a debate starter than anything. I wholeheartedly think some companies handle the advertising of their games wrong but as you rightly said, it is usually the huge games.

MilkMan1496d ago

Umm, its already ruined. I cant go to ANY site without seeing 15000000 articles, rumors, whispers, anecdotes, first hand accounts, speculations and whatnot about this game.

and I don't just mean today, I mean for the last 2 months.

Mr_Butata1496d ago

2 months??? You're so cute... LOL

JohnS13131496d ago

I'm staying away from all the GTA V stuff too. I don't need to know about it. I'll find out when I play it.

Summons751496d ago

what's to know? open world, cheat codes, and things to do. Story doesn't exist lol.

Lord_Sloth1496d ago

Bad games are ruining gaming. Info has nothing to do with it, especially since it's easily ignored.

AnotherProGamer1496d ago

Bad games aren't ruining games there will always be bad games

But the good games will always overshadow them