What Do We Say To The Death of Gaming? Not Today!

Gaming is NOT dead, it isn’t going to die any time soon, my reasoning? It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, people don’t just give up on multiple billions of dollars, and the knowledge required to make a game is so public that you’re never going to eradicate people like Indie devs. Are there issues in the gaming industry? Of course! No industry is perfect, because you can’t make everyone happy, ever. So what are the issues in gaming?


Everyone whose saying gaming won't die and it's a stupid title - my title is agreeing with you, I'm saying gaming WON'T die, this title is in response to places that were saying during the past 2 weeks that the whole Quinn & Sarkeesian shitstorm WAS the death of gaming.

An article on N4G reached 360 degrees a few days back entitled "The death of gaming and the women who did it" - THAT is the kind of title mine is in response to.

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Jyndal1532d ago

Gaming certainly won't die, but it IS changing. Indie titles and casual gamers are coming to the forefront now.

chobit_A5HL3Y1532d ago

i don't think the gaming industry was ever in danger of dying. you know, being the largest growing industry in the world and all...

ShowGun9011532d ago

yea, but articles that say "gaming is doing great" dont garner quite as many hits as the doomsayers...

WillGJ1532d ago

Also MANY places were being over dramatic and calling this whole crap fest 'the death of gaming'.

Summons751532d ago

When was it ever in danger of dying? A new generation just started and it's breaking records left and right and everyone and their mother is trying to get a cut of the pie weather it's really talented indie devs (like the Shovel Knight crew), seasoned veterans like Nintendo, Naughty Dog, etc, or wannabe gamers and devs that make crappy and awful cell phone apps and claim they are better than real games.

Gaming isn't going anywhere and with the gaming strong generation getting into their 20s, 30s, and early 40s don't be surprised to see the anti gaming news sources and political figures fade into the past.

WillGJ1532d ago (Edited 1532d ago )

NOTE - People don't seem to be reading the article or the title, I'm not saying gaming is going to die! I'm going to make this comment as not everyone seems to be getting my title.

Many places were going over the top and being very dramatic and calling the past 2 weeks of madness 'The Death of Gaming' hence my title.

Yea I don't think it WILL die, even in the actual description I SPECIFICALLY say it won't die. So yea, I agree it won't die, this is a calling out of all the people who said it WAS wrapped up in a Game of Thrones reference. Okay? I don't think it will, it's just a counter title to the inflamatory titles that have been coming out.

On N4G there was even a highly popular article saying "the death of gaming and the women who killed it".

I don't know how much more clear I can be. I don't like wasting my comments like this, so for one final time I will say:

The title is a response to over the top titles that have been on the internet recently due to Quinn & Sarkeesian fighting, I DON'T think it will die, I even SAY so. So before you say "It's not going to die moron" - yea I know, read what I've written first maybe? That way you can have an informed opinion on an opinion piece.

Edit - Okay so I made this comment and then people below said once more that it was a 'silly statement' and that games will continue going - I'm agreeing with you! The title even implies that they won't die - please some commenter out there tell me you're reading this shit, I feel I'm going insane right now.

mixelon1532d ago

But.. Nobody ever said *Gaming* was going to die?

Some bloggers wrote about the "death of the gamer" as in - the label/identity/stereotypical subgroup within gamer circles.

None of them said gaming *itself* was dying, all of the most dramatic ones were talking about how it was increasing in popularity and spreading into new demographics, hence needing to re-evaluate itself.

WillGJ1532d ago

True, but also several people DID say Gaming, I can find the link to the one on N4G if you want, but people definitely also said 'Gaming' in general

And as a side note, is it really that hard to make the mental jump to realise that the article is related to the past 2 weeks given the title, the description and the focus point being on the things and issues mentioned in the description?

I mean there are 10 comments right now and like 7 are 'this is a stupid title', nothing about the content or anything like that. I hope that others will actually read it, but it's just infuriating to wait for an article hit the N4G 'pulse' and then see everyone misinterpreting what you've put.

mixelon1532d ago

Sorry. :(

If I've learnt anything these last few days though it's that 95% of the time people don't read the actual articles on N4G, just the headline. You're lucky if they get to the end of one of your comments let alone a whole article. (haha)

But yes I've read it now, I'm sorry I jumped on the title before reading the article itself!

Respect for attempting to walk the middle ground and not take part in the wannabe civil war silliness that's been going on lately.

I like your angle of positive enforcement - by celebrating the good female presence in games rather than concentrating only on the bad bits. It's good that this side is getting talked about too.

At the end of the day, I think there's a lot to be celebrated in the medium and industry. I actually think our bloggers (regardless of their views) and indie scene (regardless of any.. Whatever) have a lot of value too. :D one day I'm hoping one of those things we can celebrate will be our openness to "outsiders" & criticism from all fronts and our maturity when dealing with opposing views. I won't hold my breath though, lol.

I'd love a community where we could have "personalities" like Notch, Quinn, Cliffy B, Anita, Phil Fish, John Blow, Jaffe, Molineux - and simply respect that they'll frequently say things we don't agree with or find objectionable - but still appreciate them for their unique perspectives and eccentricities. And treat them as human beings. Human beings who have as much of a right to gaming as anyone else.

There shouldn't be an entrance exam. It's supposed to be a fun, inclusive hobby. XD

PaleMoonDeath1532d ago

Silly statement, gaming will always be around, only difference is, it's getting better.

Spotie1532d ago

I dunno how much I agree with that.

To be sure, it's definitely getting better in some ways. But in others, it's getting much much worse.

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