2017 was a spectacular year for gamers but a few things really did 'grind our gears'. COG takes a look at some of the biggest fails from 2017.
1. EA closes Visceral Games: Same crap, different gen. 2. Lack of Xbox One exclusives: Well, yeah. Microsoft had a first party problem by the end of Gen 7, so this isn't a huge shocker, but when you stumble out of the gate a learning experience is sure to follow. 3. Mass Effect Andromeda: EA strikes again. Seems to be a trend here. Lesson learned for another generation of gamers. I hope this brings the community together on later issues. 4. Lack of SNES stock: In the land of nostalgia you have to be quick, but also remember to be courteous. Scalpers, I'm looking at you, ya backwards parasites. 5. Sexual harassment: I'm sure we haven't seen the last of this, and I am rooting for all of these women, unless it becomes a witch hunt. 6. Battlefront 2 fiasco: Sadly, considering who it is, I am just not surprised by their bs. Only thing I can do is hope people wise up and gamers start coming together on problems like this. 7. No VR must-have: Did you truly expect this to start running before it learned to crawl?
Several Gamestops in my area had SNES minis so I got one. It's really cool!
I am patiently waiting for a GBA Mini. I wish they would just hurry up and announce it soon. There are so many great games that I want to revisit, namely Zelda and Pokemon.
Pretty much anything EA touched
In no particular order, I found 10 reasons. 1. The epic "ENRON" scam, of "SCAM CITIZEN 42", the biggest baked illusion that promises a lot and delivers none. 2. Microsoft lack of exclusives: Their console is seen as a Media Console instead of a Gaming Console. 3. Microsoft interest on MT and GAAS: Microsoft practices is out of touch with the gaming community. 4. Mass Effect Andromeda: EA decided to kill a franchise in order to bring a new one Anthem. 5. EA infestation: Everything these suits touches, it literally dies a painful death. 6. Trivial gaming news and the excess of "online biased jobs". 7. Destiny 2 low performance and fiasco: Bungie lacks the spirit they had in Halo franchise. Activision killed them. 8. High toxicity of player's behavior, sexual harassment, insults, bullying and rampant racism: That has to stop. 9. The proliferation of lame news, platitude news and cucumber news fillers bringing irrelevant debates in a gaming community. 10. Battlefield 2 Fiasco: Excess of grinding and MT.
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