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stanr3278d ago

Who cares, Angry Birds has to be the most over hyped game and it really isn't that impressive compared to real games. Even Call of Duty: Ghosts is impressive by comparison. Before anyone says "you can play it on a cell phone" let me note that I got 'GTA: Vice City' on my phone, why do I need Angry Birds. Its dumb games like this that give the false sense that casual gamers are a big force in the gaming market.

iosgamer3278d ago

I feel the same way as you, but you can't argue with the figures it has sold. I think it is the most played game ever now - that's going to have an impact on the industry as a whole, whether we like it or not.

I do at least like the new visual style.

wonderfulmonkeyman3278d ago

Doesn't Tetris still hold that title?

SlappingOysters3278d ago

Nah, it used to. Long since overtaken - It's in that Guinness World Record Book for Video Games.

fenome3278d ago (Edited 3278d ago )

What justification is there on releasing a console version of 3 games that cost like .99 cents each on your phone bundled up in a trilogy for $40 bucks on a console though? It boggles my mind, but you're right, I can't argue the figures. It makes dollars but it doesn't make sense. Hopefully this market self-destructs, otherwise true AAA titles are gonna be going downhill for that easy money.

I remember reading about how Candy Crush was making over $600,000 in a SINGLE day, like consistantly. There was minimal effort even made in that game, and now look how they're acting like they're King of the world. I hope this business model self-implodes and falls flat on its face so that the REAL, dedicated, TRUE game developers can shine.

ZodTheRipper3278d ago

In the past it was Snake, now it's Angry Birds. That doesn't change the fact that they're still small low-quality "games" without much reason to be excited for.

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Mystogan3278d ago (Edited 3278d ago )

I'm a core gamer and I actually like small games like angry birds on my phone. I don't want to pay attention to story or anything on my phone because I can't feel any immersion.

The traditional Angry birds games have gotten pretty boring. But angry birds go! is awesome.

fenome3278d ago (Edited 3278d ago )

These games need to stay phone games (which is fine for what they are), or at least keep the same price range if they come to console.

A lot of these games are the bums of the industry the way I see it. The sad thing about it is they make a ton of money by shaking that cup in as many faces as they can.. You ask 100 girls if they wanna ****, some of 'em are gonna say yes right? And that's how you get herpes. Lol

It really doesn't bother me unless they try to start infecting true gaming though. Unfortunately, things seem to be seeping in. Microtransactions, Day One DLC, Subscriptions for games. They're starting to test the waters on how they can get some more of our hard-earned money. ultimately it's up to you how you spend it though. That choice for me is more of a statement nowadays though. I vote with my wallet, I don't care if it doesn't make a difference, it doesn't help support it.

badz1493278d ago

seriously, why the hate on Angry Birds? I've played every single game in the series and have never spend a dime on it! it's a FREE game unless you're dumb enough to pay for it on iDevices and consoles!

the money they make is not from my pocket, so I'm fine and there's no point hating on a FREE game. plus, Rovio does work hard to keep the series fresh by constantly adding new levels, cross-overs and spin-off like the Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Go!, you can't really blame them for trying and doing what they do best! and my kids and I are huge fans of their Toons and that's FREE too!

so, why the hate?

fenome3278d ago (Edited 3278d ago )

I don't hate on the games, I hate on how they're $40 on a console when you can play 'em free elsewhere. . I haven't even touched the game in any way, bought or free, so I'm not just out to bash it. It might be the best thing since sliced bread. It's not this game in particular that I'm criticising, it's them as a whole and their possible influence on the industry.

I just don't understand how a free game can be so expensive, stupid people buying it or not, it means they're getting away with it. It means the big guns upstairs are seeing that these free games are making more money than real games, and that might get a glint in their eyes.

I'm not hating on this game in particular I just see these kinds of games making more money than big budget productions. If I see it then you can bet your bottom dollar all the bigwigs wearing suits are seeing it too. I have nothing against these games, I'm just fearful of what they potentially mean for the future of gaming as a whole.

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SlappingOysters3278d ago

Ten games in just four years. That's pretty intense really. At least they tried something different with the go-karting game.

iNFAMOUZ13278d ago (Edited 3278d ago )

Ill try it maybe..

CaulkSlap3278d ago

Well they don't have much time left to keep milking until this fad's teets run dry.

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