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Top Ten Recent Annoying Trends in the Games Industry

gamrFeed: With the economy getting fairly rough and the games industry getting hit with a multitude of closures and layoffs, it’s no surprise that game companies have reverted to “make a quick buck mode” these days. This has caused more than a few annoying trends to pop up within the industry whether it be on the publisher side or the developer side. Without further ado, here is a list of the top ten recent annoying trends in the games industry.

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iamnsuperman2832d ago

Lies should be up there. Too many lies and non gameplay videos/"screen shots" nowadays. The amount of times specs of hardware/games have been up played to seem better

pangitkqb2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

I'd throw in "endless COD complaints" on the forums of every site everywhere. I'm not defending COD, I'm simply tired of whiners going on and on and on and on AND ON about why they don't like it blah blah blah. How do endless complaints on unrelated sites do anything? If you don't like it, don't buy it. If you bought it and don't like it, don't go buy the next one and expect anything different. Yes, all this patch crap in Black Ops is ridiculous, but i don't need to bitch about it on eight different sites for the next four months either.

With that addition, I agree with many of the gaming trends listed. The rare patch or two doesn't bother me. Regular patches that come with their own problems, however, are annoying.

I especially agree that Devs who blame their games' failure on gamers - rather than their inability to understand the market or simply create something people actually want to play - need to grow up and take responsibility for their own failure.

RonaldRaygun2832d ago

Hooray someone finally said it. I borrowed my brother's Black Ops and decided it wasn't for me. Simple as that. I swear some people have spent more time complaining about CoD than they've ever even spent playing a game they like.

deadreckoning6662832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

"I'm not defending COD, I'm simply tired of whiners going on and on and on and on AND ON about why they don't like it blah blah blah."

YUP...they say its annoying, yet they are happy to spend an hour telling you why they don't like it. If something truly annoys you, you would try to give it the least attention possible.

thebudgetgamer2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

dead: you would think that, but it seems like people rush to things that anger them. then they feel the need too tell everyone about it.

TruthbeTold2832d ago

People who have issues with the games and Activision feel that the game shouldn't be successful, and it annoys them that the next one will likely be successful as well so they try to spread their opinion. IMO, the only thing more pathetic in this situation than these shamelessly glitchy games is that people line up year after year to fork out the cash for them.

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ProjectVulcan2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

Multiplayer with everything gets my goat. Stop spending so much time with multiplayer on games that just dont need it. Tacking it on means that not only will it end up pointless and rubbish, it'll steal focus and resources away from the experience you were originally trying to create.

I think this is partially down to reviewer and consumer pressure. Developers fear reviewers will slate their game for no online modes or label it as having no replayability. They seem to feel any old tacked on multi even if its rubbish and no one will play it scores plus points. Well it shouldnt, reviewers should be slating games for poor tacked on multi rather than admitting its rubbish although still saying 'It's always nice to be in there'. Whats the point?

naiyo2832d ago

I love cinema cut-scene. I hate when you just stand there and look at the in game cinema like Dead Space.

mightyboot2832d ago (Edited 2832d ago )

The "Announcing an announcement" thingy really as to stop that only builds more unnecesary hype.

gaden_malak2832d ago

I agree, an announcement to announce the date they are going to announce something is ridiculous.

guigsy2832d ago

I hate when games get announced like 3+ years before they are released. Don't get me wrong, I much prefer games being delayed for the sake of quality, but all this should be taken into account before the game is announced.

spdarksky2832d ago

Competitive multiplayer should stop. Not entirely but limit it, and made a cooperative multiplayer instead. Love the way Tomb Raider Guardian of Light played. The game that can be played single player or cooperative multiplayer.

There's nothing wrong with cinematic, but take Half Life 2, Left 4 Dead and Portal as an example to follow. It never takes the player out of the action and immersion of the game.

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