Gaming is a culture, right? I mean, many gamers consider it a lifestyle, and that's what makes it appealing to many of us. However, it seems that the "higher ups" – your Activisions, THQs, and your EAs see it as more of a business. Technically, it is a business; an extremely lucrative one at that, but the business is supported entirely by the culture – a culture they're working to kill off with conflation.The money making facet of the industry hyper-extends itself; diluting the market with crap games and deluding the culture and themselves.
This op-ed looks at the ridiculousness within gaming brought about by consumer-whoring.