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Submitted by Darkwatchman 147d ago | opinion piece

Gamers-- The Fickle Bunch

Gaming has long since been one of the greatest forms of socialization, though curiously with the introduction of better technology, games are evolving while gamers themselves are de-evolving. The further along video games progress, the further consumers seem to completely revert to a more primitive state. Very few cultures are as spiteful, serious, or hard to please as the video game culture. With my recent as well as more ancient treks through the internet, I have been unable to shake the sense of discomfort I get when I come across any clashing of opinions over a video game. There will be clashing of opinions over movies, television, books, and even sports, but the only group that comes close to this level of contempt are music fans. (Call of Duty, Casual games, Murdered: Soul Suspect, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

kalkano  +   148d ago
"games are evolving while gamers themselves are de-evolving."

I'd argue that games are de-evolving, and have been for years.
Darkwatchman  +   148d ago
they big triple-A games are becoming more accesible; easier, but gaming as a whole is certainly evolving with better visuals, animation, and AI systems allowing for experiences that could not have been done years ago.
kalkano  +   147d ago
Ok. I'll agree with the visuals, animation, and AI. The problem is the "more accessible" part. What that really means is, every game made for the lowest common denominator.

When I'd much rather spend all of my gaming time playing games from at least two generations ago, something has gone TERRIBLY wrong.
Darkwatchman  +   147d ago
Not really many games are made for the lowest common denominator to the game's detriment. That really only shines through in franchises like Call of Duty, whereas other games certainly appeal to a dumber audience like Bioshock Infinite and while it would have been great to have a completely uncompromising version of an experience like that, EVEN THAT is more impressive than the average FPS over the past 10+ years. Yes, it sucks that companies feel the need to be accessible and ruin game, but accessibility in and of itself isn't always a negative thing. Games can be accessible and still retain a healthy amount of depth. It's in finding the right balance.
SlapHappyJesus  +   147d ago
"I'd argue that games are de-evolving, and have been for years"

Eyup
Ripsta7th  +   147d ago
I agree . on BF4 is nearly impossible to find someone using their mic, even if they have they wont turn it on ir just wont talk back. Defuse those have some mic users tho not many

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