Select/Start Games Editorial: The Degeneration of Video Game Culture

Select/Start Games writes: "I remember when video games used to be about games. You know, those cartridges or discs we slap into our gaming consoles that whisk us away to lands filled with adventure, strategy, mystery, even horror. The things that turns us into pro athletes or superheroes. Games. Electronic entertainment.

I'm sure you're all thinking, "but Figboy, those games still do exist! I have a whole collection of them on my shelf!" And you'd be right. Yes, games are still being produced for our regular consumption, but you'd be hard pressed to hear much about them from the gaming media."

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Sunny_D5392d ago

Back then we didn't have the internet, so I don't know how we could see sales numbers and blah blah blah...

Figboy5392d ago

the same exact thing. check the latest issues of Game Informer, etc.

outside of the cover story, it's always about console war this, sales numbers that.

internet or no, the misinformation and FUD is still being spread. even non-enthusiast press have been reporting BS FUD and "analysis" of the gaming industry.

my point still remains: what do sales numbers have to do with the quality of games, and why we play video games in the first place?

answer: NOTHING.

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Saaking5392d ago

It's thank to all these prepubescent bots trolling ps3 news.


Gamer buys 4,000 copies of Alan Wake, none of them work

Alan Wake, from Max Payne and Control creator Remedy, is a horror classic, prompting one player to buy 4,000 copies that don’t even work.

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roadkillers57d ago

Kind of a goody story...

On a serious note, that is why I try activating gift cards asap. It's happened to me where the store didnt scan it right where the card was unusuable. Happened at Wally World.

gigoran857d ago

wait, that place is real? national lampoon wasn't kidding?

Tacoboto56d ago

I just bought two of the MonsterVerse Godzilla movies on 4K - both had digital copies expiring in 2023. Both were actually expired.

I'd be surprised but it's WB, of course they'd actually expire them

Knightofelemia57d ago

Usually most of those redemption card have an expiry date on them. If they expired all buyer did was buy recycled paper. And some of those codes are country locked to certain countries. I buy a card from the States I can't use it in Canada.

Chocoburger57d ago

Dumb and silly story. She wasted her money for no reason.

Is it really that hard to go to Steam or GOG. She spent $240, when its currently 70% off on GOG, and only costs $4.49.

Gee, I wonder, should I spend $240 on eBay, or $4.49 on GOG? 🙄

Rynxie57d ago

Most likely she wanted to resell a few or most of them. However, it was a too good to be true situation.

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Profchaos57d ago

So in short she paid $240.00 assuming usd for a bunch on unactivated game codes.

I still don't understand why I guess cause there's not a physical version and she wanted something for a collection or art project.

Rynxie57d ago

No, most likely to resell. However, she ended up getting screwed.

Asplundh57d ago

This is Alan Wake 1, it had physical copies.

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The 7 Best Xbox 360 Games - Console Exclusives Win the Day

The Xbox 360 was a fantastic console in its day with some truly classic titles, but what are the seven best games for the console?

DrDoomer192d ago

I'm pretty used to these lists being bad, but this one is particularly s#ite.

raWfodog192d ago

I think Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon should have been added to the list.

BrainSyphoned192d ago

I'll go with,
Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Culdcept Saga, Shadow Complex, Ace Combat 6 with the flight stick,A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings.
Bonus Kinect Games: Happy Action Theater and Sesame Street.
*Skyrim was so bad on PS3 that it almost deserves to be #1*

Husker42c192d ago

I really loved Shadow Complex.

P_Bomb192d ago

Ah yes, Shadow Complex! Good indies back in the day. Summer of Arcade. I enjoyed Trials Evolution as well.