1983 All Over Again? The November Release Log Jam

GI: Unlike most of you, I was alive in 1983. During this unforgettable year, I watched a TV show called Falcon Crest, I was the first to jump on the 3D bandwagon by seeing Jaws 3D in a theater, and I shed a tear when I learned that Deloreans were no longer being produced. For gamers, 1983 will likely be remembered most for the video game market crash. A glut of poorly-produced Atari 2600 titles flooded the market, leaving millions of gamers burned and disinterested in the sub-par standard in the industry. The lack of consumer interest resulted in a bloodbath for publishers, leading many into bankruptcy. More after the jump.

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fredfenster4843d ago

There won't be no disaster, what is this guy talking about?

hatchimatchi4842d ago

Not a disaster in the sense that videogaming as a whole will crash but that companies will go under due to oversaturation and low sales.

It's pretty much what happened to SEGA, they released so much garbage at the end of the genesis life cycle, coupled with the fact that the majority of the great saturn games never left japan & the system cost $100 more than the playstation, etc.

This stuff has already happened to developers this gen. Factor 5, Midway, etc.

The market can only handle so much, shelf space is limited, especially around christmas time when Harmonix and Activision are taking up all the room with their giant boxes of plastic guitars & drumkits. Plus, the economy isn't doing too well and game production costs are at an all time high which means they have to sell more units to break even.

Look at capcom, they aren't close to going under but last fiscal year wasn't so hot for them for software. Dark Void, Bionic Commando, Lost Planet 2. Why do you think they released that press statement saying they were going to be focusing more on key franchises. Companies are learning that taking risks can prove disastrous.


5 Cookie Cutter Games in 2023 That Needed More Innovation

The Nerd Stash: "Here are are five games in 2023 that are cookie cutter, meaning they lacked innovation in both their series and genre."

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Flawlessmic12m ago

Haven't played engage or wild hearts wo won't comment on them but if engage is like 3 houses then no change was needed.

Sonic superstars isn't the best game ever, but to call sonic out for not innovating with superstars and then not adding super mario wonder is a bit incredulous.

I love wonder, it's another amazing 2.5d mario game but as far as innovations go, it's hardly innovating. Again wonder is awesome I'm just talking about innovation.

Wo long, was awesome but just another spuls like which was fine with me, enjoyed it all the same.

The biggest culprit on that list is starfield for me, it not only did not innovate or push the genre to new heights but it felt outdated as hell in soo many ways.


“Gangs of Sherwood” is now available for PC and consoles

"The Lesquin-based (France) video games company NACON and Charleroi -based (Belgium) indie games developer Appeal Studios, are today very delighted and proud to announce that their co-op action-adventure game "Gangs of Sherwood", is now available for PC (via Steam and EGS) and consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X/S) via digital stores." - Jonas Ek, TGG.


Arcadia calls as Arcadian Atlas plays out on console

Available right now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation and Switch (as well as PC) is Arcadian Atlas; A narrative driven tactical RPG.

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