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GPUs killed the videogame star: has 3D graphics eliminated originality in gaming

MyGaming: "Remember the ‘90s? When you could swallow people whole and steal their powers. Or control your own dungeon and kill off marauding heroes. Didn’t we all love to run structurally unsafe theme parks and blow up opposing armies of worms? Ah, simpler times."

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uth11854d ago

I agree that there was more creativity in the 80s and 90s, and lots of promising genres have disappeared or gone niche.

I don't blame GPUs for that. I would blame AAA and the large amounts of money that go into them. It makes AAA developers risk averse.

The middle tier has almost disappeared. That's where these games would live. The rise of indies have helped, but they haven't filled all the gaps