Submitted by BozoLoco 166d ago | opinion piece

July is officially the worst month to be a console gamer

MMGN writes: Last night I spent five hours playing a game on my iPad. Five. Hours. So bad was my addiction to Civilization Revolution 2 that I lost track of time (read: forgot) and left my girlfriend waiting in the cold at the train station. I’m an awful boyfriend but, evidently, a really good Civ player, so I think it balances out.

There’s a reason why I dedicated so much time to my iPad, and it’s not only because the game I was playing was so addictive: it’s also because, as a console gamer, there’s nothing to play. (Culture)

JBSleek  +   166d ago
Better get on those Steam Sales in June and have tons of games to play throughout the summer and beyond.
alexkoepp  +   166d ago
July does suck. Best game is TLoU remake? Super weak. I don't know why people don't make summer games... Sure people spend more time outdoors, but we also have more free time than ever, and we don't have any games worth playing. Summer time is a gem devs just don't take advantage of.

At least if your a PS4 owner you have games to play for July, not so much for Xbox One
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Eonjay  +   166d ago
Its actually kinda smart for them to release the game during July. There is literally no competition (even weaker) and the only other thing going on is a the Destiny beta.
dcj0524  +   166d ago
There's such an absurd amount of games thatvwere made between 1985(my limit) and now that you have to be the pickiest person in the world to not find something to play. For me what I do is catch up on franchises. This summer I'm doin Ys games. Last summer was all of the metal gear franchise. 2012 Was rachet&clank, 2011 was most of the final fantasy games. Ect....
And if you have a decent PC you can emulate ALOT of games for low-cost. Hell my S3 can emulate anything pre-32 bit era. Games are freaking everywhere Bro. Sometimes I wonder if i'll ever get to play all the games people reccomend to me lol.
guitarded77  +   166d ago
July is always the weakest month of the year... that and December. You have the summer lull, and then everything comes out before Christmas, so July and December are lame. We should all be used to it by now.
kratoz1209  +   166d ago
Unless you have never played the last of us than consider it one of your most cherished months
TankCrossing  +   165d ago
Lots of people put this theory forward that releasing games in the summer would assure great sales, but you can be certain that the publishers that avoid releasing games in that window do so because of cold hard numbers.

Having said that, the Steam summer sales seem to do OK so there is a hungry audience that probably would chow down on the right game. Or better yet, a console summer sale. Give us last year's launch titles for about $10-20, that'd make summers a good time for most gamers :)
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combatcash  +   166d ago
If you're a gamer, there's always something to play. The re-release of rise of nations has kept me busy lately along with SC blacklist both on pc.
XStation  +   165d ago

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johndoe11211  +   166d ago
I'm sorry author, but i'm a ps4 owner and i have TLOU Remastered to play in july so i have no idea what the hell you're talking about.
What do you expect, it is a Microsoft website. Xbox players are the only ones who will have it the worst in July
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masterfox  +   166d ago
same here I haven't played TLOU.
Scatpants  +   166d ago
You are in for a treat. I wish I could erase my memory and play it again for the first time.
pandehz  +   166d ago
Umm what if someone already played TLOU?
johndoe11211  +   166d ago
I have it hardcopy and digital for the ps3 and finished it 3 times already. What's your point?
What if someone already played Halo?
kratoz1209  +   166d ago
Than your in for a treat cause you can catch up on games you have not completed yet
TheDevKit  +   165d ago
Hey, at least console gamers are finally getting a game that runs at 1080p and 60 fps.
secretcode  +   166d ago
Whatever. More downtime for me to save money for when the game releases get insane.
LightDiego  +   166d ago
My dear blog.
Play some games that you missed, classics, it's only one month.
Soldierone  +   166d ago
July always sucks. Last game I bought was Wolfenstein. Next game I plan to buy is Destiny, so that's a pretty large gap. Normally I'm buying at least one game a month :/
BillytheBarbarian  +   166d ago
Meh, haven't bought a new game off a store shelf since I got suckered into madden 25 last year. Xbla games and games for gold deals are adding to the backlog I'll never get to. Sonic All stars transformed was $7 last weekend. Gears 3 still owns my game time for now.
Inception  +   166d ago
Well if there's no new games in july for the author than that's good for your wallet.

I mean, from january to june there's a lot of good games that made my wallet can't breath. Personally i can appreciate a month where's my wallet can have a smooth breath and prepare for holliday :)
TankCrossing  +   165d ago
You certainly picked a suitable profile picture.
d3nworth1  +   166d ago
This only applies to the new consoles. I have a back catalog a mile long for my ps3.
Fringe_Agent13  +   166d ago
This is where a backlog comes in handy! ^_^
Dannycr  +   166d ago
The Destiny Beta will keep us entertained for a while
InMyOpinion  +   166d ago
Exactly! That's one of the reasons I took vacation during July. Can't wait!
SH1ELD  +   166d ago
You don't like to play retro or visit some of the best awesome games that you didn't had a chance to play them.
Good-Smurf  +   165d ago
I actually got tons of games to choose for my Wii U,it just sucks that I only be able to get one of them this month.
Oh and don't forget TLOU remastered.
bloodybutcher  +   165d ago
Pff, i am replaying Dishonored, Uncharted 3, GTA5, FarCry3. Going to get TLoU remastered when it's out. I have nothing to complain about.
kevinsheeks  +   165d ago
If I didn't own tlou on ps3 july would be a glorious month the mp Is amazing
FukMuhammad  +   165d ago
Doesn't sound like the girlfriend is good in bed.
danny818  +   165d ago
Ive been enjoying Warfighter on ps4. The community is awesome, and the game is real neat, the graphics aren't the best but its about gameplay

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