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Being a Gamer is Srs Bizness.

Why is it that most new video games seem awfully similar or are simply sequels to games that did well financially? I mean, I know the answer, it’s because these games are profitable, so as long as people keep buying these types of games, they’ll keep on being made.

This generation of games is just boring to me. Sure, there are some things to like about games now. The graphics are really advanced, the memory for holding game data keeps expanding, and the stories have gotten more complex.

So then why is it, admitting to the list above, do we have games that are barely 6 hours long, too easy, the coolest parts of the games are QTEs (quick time events, i.e. Simon Says), and the story lines are contrived, or convoluted.

Now, in my opinion, no one is absolved from my disappointment this generation. I’ll list my reasons.

Sony PS3

I do not find this system worth owning in the slightest. Sure it plays games, goes online, and plays Blu-ray movies, but I have a computer for online, and I have a Blu-ray player. As far as games go, there aren’t any exclusives I’m interested in, because I am not into gritty space First Person Shooters.

I’m also convinced that Sony is trying to get themselves out of the game market. Charging $600 for a gaming system at launch? Lying about why the controller didn’t have rumble at launch, then suddenly having it in it? Saying motion controls are dumb, then shoe-horning the “sixaxis” that is barely used. Oh I’m sorry, you can jiggle tits with it in the ‘new’  Ninja Gaiden 2.

Now obviously I am not outraged by jiggling video game breasts. In fact I am a huge fan of DOA and DOA Volley Ball. I just find this stupid becasue they took the blood out of the game. So I’m sure this jumblies jostling is just to try to appease people.

Microsoft XBox 360

I find the 360 useless if you have a gaming PC. Gaming PC’s do not have to be as expensive as everyone thinks they are, but this is the main reason why people buy the 360, it’s relatively inexpensive, and easy to use. Oh but wait, what’s that? The 360 becomes inoperable 54.2% of the time? I know several people who have gone through at least three 360s in the past 3 years. To me, that is unacceptable.

Also, have you ever played XBox Live with a random group? Nothing but kids screaming the words ‘nigger’ and ‘faggot’ over and over again. It’s disgusting.

PC

Despite what I said above, gaming on the PC is relatively expensive compared to consoles. However, various mods are available for games that are released on PC, where as you’d have to hack a game on the 360 or PS3 to fool around with it. My main problem with PC gaming is that there really is no exclusivity, consoles can imitate PC gaming pretty well.

Nintendo Wii

In my opinion the biggest offender to gaming this generation. Motion Controls? Great! But have they truly been used in a revolutionary way? No. Most games that are made for the system are trash, that tack on motion controls where all you do is waggle the remote.

Wiimotion Plus? Wasn’t that how you promised the remote would work from launch?

And as where Microsoft and Sony figured out pretty early to have hi-def graphics and online play, Nintendo is worried about child rapists and confusing the old people who buy the system for Wii Bowling and Wii Fit.

did you know Wii Play is one of the best selling games for the Wii? That’s because it was packaged with a fucking controller! But Nintendo sees these sales as that the game is good, let’s make more like it. I have news for you, that game sucks!

So what about our old favorite Mario? We get a New Super Mario Bros. Wii, that is basically the DS game, but with two cloned Toads. Two Toads? That is just fucking lazy. You are number one in sales Nintendo! You could put in a little effort to put Peach in there? Oh that’s right, her skirt is too hard for Nintendo to program. Yet they did it fine in every other fucking game she’s ever appeared in.

Well, maybe the game would be worth playing with friends, oh wait, there is no online play. I’m  a 25 year old asshole who wants to play Mario with someone, 25 year olds have jobs and lives, we can’t all just get together at the drop of a hat to play a video game. If it was online, I could play with anyone, oh but that person might be 12, and I wouldn’t want to be tempted to whisper ‘penispenispenis’ into the that mic that no game fucking uses for the Wii.

In conclusion, I have been having more fun with games that I am discovering for the first time that are anywhere between 10 to 20 years old, than games that are out now. Why? Because video games didn’t have to sell more than 100,000 copies to be considered a success, and game developers weren’t shoveled millions of dollars to make a game. Greatness through Adversity. If you give someone infinite funds and full control over a project, it’ll likely go unchallenged, and turn out to be crap.

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  1. February 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I found your blog after searching for some video game related blogs through wordpress.

    At any rate, I don’t think I’ve ever heard your opinion on the current generation of consoles before. The 360 failure rate is no longer that high, that statistic comes from the first gen of 360s. Yet, I’ve gone through 2 xboxes and I agree, it’s bull.

    As for the Ps3, they have some awesome exclusives (Infamous, MGS4, Uncharted, God of War, MAG) and free online play, which if you’re a casual gamer, is a great thing.

    There are a ton of kids on the 360, but you could always mute them and its really best to play with friends that way you’re not stuck with a bunch of randoms. Although, the older you get, the harder it is to game with your friends. That, I definitely understand.

    If you’re a PC gamer and you want to play new games, you really do have to shell out some money. Older games? No problem, its not that expensive.

    I agree that there really aren’t any true innovative games anymore, but that’s because…well, lack of new ideas. Now, more than anything, its about execution and you have to give it to the big studios for trying to be original. EA has pushed out several, several new IPs and have lost millions of dollars for it.

    Anyway, those are just my thoughts. When it comes to video games, like everything else, it’s personal opinion so it was definitely an interesting read. I haven’t heard this take before.

    • flabslapper
      February 8, 2010 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks for responding!

      I put your comment in a new post, so that others can read your excellent point of view.

      Thanks again!

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