An article on PlayStation Enthusiast reads: When you hear — or in this case, read — the word “hype,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Excitement? Joy? Spontaneous speculation? If you thought along any of those lines, you’re on the right track. The word encompasses all of those areas and then some, and now that so many have access to the Internet, the “hype” is generated and shared on a worldwide scale.
We see it in so many areas. Movies, songs, TV shows, gadgets, clothes, and even books have hype surrounding them. The one area that applies to us specifically is certainly our games and game consoles. For example, last year was totally crazy. We had the launch of two new systems, as well as the juggernaut that was GTA: V. Last year was nothing short of “hype.” Now, here we are, coming towards the ending of 2014 and things are still crazy. In fact, things are about to get insane. Starting with Destiny that released only just last week, there are quite a few new releases that will duke it out until December. Games like Destiny have proved something, though; while hype is indeed a very enjoyable thing, it can also be very lethal to both developers and gamers alike. In fact, one could even suggest it as the reason why the gaming industry is as chaotic as it is right now. Let’s go over some reasons why “hype” is a double-edged sword.