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What Do We Say To The Death of Gaming? Not Today!

Gaming is NOT dead, it isn’t going to die any time soon, my reasoning? It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, people don’t just give up on multiple billions of dollars, and the knowledge required to make a game is so public that you’re never going to eradicate people like Indie devs. Are there issues in the gaming industry? Of course! No industry is perfect, because you can’t make everyone happy, ever. So what are the issues in gaming?

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Jyndal3554d ago

Gaming certainly won't die, but it IS changing. Indie titles and casual gamers are coming to the forefront now.

chobit_A5HL3Y3554d ago

i don't think the gaming industry was ever in danger of dying. you know, being the largest growing industry in the world and all...

ShowGun9013554d ago

yea, but articles that say "gaming is doing great" dont garner quite as many hits as the doomsayers...

WillGJ3554d ago

Also MANY places were being over dramatic and calling this whole crap fest 'the death of gaming'.

Summons753554d ago

When was it ever in danger of dying? A new generation just started and it's breaking records left and right and everyone and their mother is trying to get a cut of the pie weather it's really talented indie devs (like the Shovel Knight crew), seasoned veterans like Nintendo, Naughty Dog, etc, or wannabe gamers and devs that make crappy and awful cell phone apps and claim they are better than real games.

Gaming isn't going anywhere and with the gaming strong generation getting into their 20s, 30s, and early 40s don't be surprised to see the anti gaming news sources and political figures fade into the past.

WillGJ3554d ago (Edited 3554d ago )

NOTE - People don't seem to be reading the article or the title, I'm not saying gaming is going to die! I'm going to make this comment as not everyone seems to be getting my title.

Many places were going over the top and being very dramatic and calling the past 2 weeks of madness 'The Death of Gaming' hence my title.

Yea I don't think it WILL die, even in the actual description I SPECIFICALLY say it won't die. So yea, I agree it won't die, this is a calling out of all the people who said it WAS wrapped up in a Game of Thrones reference. Okay? I don't think it will, it's just a counter title to the inflamatory titles that have been coming out.

On N4G there was even a highly popular article saying "the death of gaming and the women who killed it".

I don't know how much more clear I can be. I don't like wasting my comments like this, so for one final time I will say:

The title is a response to over the top titles that have been on the internet recently due to Quinn & Sarkeesian fighting, I DON'T think it will die, I even SAY so. So before you say "It's not going to die moron" - yea I know, read what I've written first maybe? That way you can have an informed opinion on an opinion piece.

Edit - Okay so I made this comment and then people below said once more that it was a 'silly statement' and that games will continue going - I'm agreeing with you! The title even implies that they won't die - please some commenter out there tell me you're reading this shit, I feel I'm going insane right now.

mixelon3554d ago

But.. Nobody ever said *Gaming* was going to die?

Some bloggers wrote about the "death of the gamer" as in - the label/identity/stereotypical subgroup within gamer circles.

None of them said gaming *itself* was dying, all of the most dramatic ones were talking about how it was increasing in popularity and spreading into new demographics, hence needing to re-evaluate itself.

WillGJ3554d ago

True, but also several people DID say Gaming, I can find the link to the one on N4G if you want, but people definitely also said 'Gaming' in general

And as a side note, is it really that hard to make the mental jump to realise that the article is related to the past 2 weeks given the title, the description and the focus point being on the things and issues mentioned in the description?

I mean there are 10 comments right now and like 7 are 'this is a stupid title', nothing about the content or anything like that. I hope that others will actually read it, but it's just infuriating to wait for an article hit the N4G 'pulse' and then see everyone misinterpreting what you've put.

mixelon3553d ago

Sorry. :(

If I've learnt anything these last few days though it's that 95% of the time people don't read the actual articles on N4G, just the headline. You're lucky if they get to the end of one of your comments let alone a whole article. (haha)

But yes I've read it now, I'm sorry I jumped on the title before reading the article itself!

Respect for attempting to walk the middle ground and not take part in the wannabe civil war silliness that's been going on lately.

I like your angle of positive enforcement - by celebrating the good female presence in games rather than concentrating only on the bad bits. It's good that this side is getting talked about too.

At the end of the day, I think there's a lot to be celebrated in the medium and industry. I actually think our bloggers (regardless of their views) and indie scene (regardless of any.. Whatever) have a lot of value too. :D one day I'm hoping one of those things we can celebrate will be our openness to "outsiders" & criticism from all fronts and our maturity when dealing with opposing views. I won't hold my breath though, lol.

I'd love a community where we could have "personalities" like Notch, Quinn, Cliffy B, Anita, Phil Fish, John Blow, Jaffe, Molineux - and simply respect that they'll frequently say things we don't agree with or find objectionable - but still appreciate them for their unique perspectives and eccentricities. And treat them as human beings. Human beings who have as much of a right to gaming as anyone else.

There shouldn't be an entrance exam. It's supposed to be a fun, inclusive hobby. XD

PaleMoonDeath3554d ago

Silly statement, gaming will always be around, only difference is, it's getting better.

Spotie3553d ago

I dunno how much I agree with that.

To be sure, it's definitely getting better in some ways. But in others, it's getting much much worse.

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Rhianna Pratchett on Challenges of Game Writing and Crafting Complex Female Characters

During the Game Developers Session (GDS) conference in Prague, we had the privilege of speaking with Rhianna Pratchett, an award-winning writer and narrative designer. Pratchett, who has penned some of the most memorable female protagonists like Nariko from Heavenly Sword, Faith from Mirror’s Edge, and Lara Croft from the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, delves into the challenges and freedoms of writing for different media, AAA and indie games.

-Foxtrot88d ago

Complex? She literally made Lara Croft whine and have father issues for an entire trilogy

Groundbreaking...

Snookies1287d ago

"have father issues"

To be fair, that IS a complex... Just not the right kind, lol!

mixelon86d ago

The dad stuff wasn’t entirely her fault.. She was given outlines she had to flesh out and not full freedom. from the article…:

“ And there were things that we kind of butted heads more on, particularly with Rise [of the Tomb Raider] because I wasn't a fan of the dad plot. I didn't really like her motivation being her father because it felt like that's often the motivation given to female characters and it's also motivation that's very prominent in the previous movies as well. And I would have rather it been about her own experiences in the first game and how that had changed during the second game. But sometimes you just have to do your job, you just have to find peace with it. And I kind of played around with my relationship with my father and kind of put some aspects of that and then that just made me feel better about it. And sometimes this is what you have to do.”

She never seemed that whiny to me given the circumstances.

-Foxtrot86d ago (Edited 86d ago )

If you’re a good writer you’d have been able to do that a little better but she didn’t

She was restricted sure but with what she had with an outline she didn’t do a good job

She’s not her father, she got work and into the industry a lot easier because her father was a great writer.

It’s nepotism basically

Knightofelemia87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Female Commander Shepard is a way better female character then Lara Croft has been.

franwex87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Yep, that’s because they wrote an interesting character first.

Christopher86d ago

It's actually because they let you write the story you want.

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Inverno87d ago

Meanwhile it seems that female characters across entertainment media are being dumb down. What they've done to the female characters in the Avatar adaptation is insulting.

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Amy Hennig's Star Wars Game Taps Director of the Infamously Cancelled Star Wars 1313

The director of the infamously scrapped Star Wars 1313 has joined the team working on Amy Hennig's upcoming Star Wars game at Skydance New Media.

Garethvk350d ago

I was at the announcement for it at E3. They had us in a side hall conference room that was just a couple rows of benches. When the gameplay and video demo started the side walls looked like windows that showed us dropping down levels in our ship to 1313.

rlow1350d ago

Glad he’s onboard, 1313 was so ahead of its time from what was shown. This bodes well for her game. Looking forward to what they are cooking up.

Profchaos350d ago (Edited 350d ago )

After 1313 cancellation and the new trilogy I think it's safe to say Disney was the worst thing that could have happened to star wars

Dirtnapstor350d ago (Edited 350d ago )

Well I hope the protagonist is not an angry, bitter woman, who is mad at the world and despises the need for men, or men themselves.