PlanetXbox360: "No lie; the original title of this editorial was “Videogames are Getting Dumber.” I was looking at my game library wanting to play something that wasn’t a shooter. As I searched through my alphabetically sorted collection, I saw Army of Two, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Gears of War, etc. Sometimes when you think about the dominance that the shooter genre has in the video game industry, it can become frustrating. Those are all fun and gorgeous looking games, but at the end of the day, it’s all about putting a bullet into a bad guy, and it’s the same thing over and over again. I felt like I needed more substance from my videogames than what I was currently being offered. I decided to write, “Videogames are Getting Dumber,” and when thinking about recent games that would support the headline, I found myself contradicting my thesis. 2011 has been a great year for videogames, and titles released this year and in recent years have definitely furthered the intelligence found within games."