Destructoid writes: "In general, are videogames becoming more difficult? Well, it all depends on who you ask, because after all, difficulty is a matter of opinion. In my opinion, videogames are becoming progressively easier over time. In this article I'll tackle the issue of videogame difficulty in its many forms and how this affects the gaming community.
When I think about the difficulty of videogames today, my gut reaction would be, yes, they are becoming more difficult. Many other gamers agree with me. However, that's just looking at the surface of the situation – the gaming controller. Gaming controllers have become much more complex since the days of the Atari. Comparatively speaking there is much more advanced technology housed within present controllers, and many more buttons. A non-gamer will always choose the less complicated looking controller. The more buttons and the more complicated the device looks, the more daunting the task becomes. "You hand somebody a game controller and it's like you've handed them a live gun or a hand grenade with the pin taken out," said former Sony Executive Phil Harrison at GDC 2008 (Martin, 2008)."