Sick Of It All!!!

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    Call this a rant if you will but I’ve got to say something about where the
    game industry is going. Is it just me, or does the new game systems not excite
    you very much. Hell I’m still happy with my Xbox and PS2. IMO the game
    console industry has gone to shit. They haven’t even come close to
    developing games that utilize the old systems max capabilities. Could they
    make better games on the new consoles, sure but how much better will they
    get before a new console comes out? The console Nazis don’t care to
    keep the old systems around. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. I know that the
    PlayStation was due for an upgrade but does Microsoft really have anything
    to offer by countering with ANOTHER console?

    I know, I know it’s all about the Benjamins. I think it would be wiser to
    promote better games on the Xbox and wait a few years to see what the
    flaws will be for the PS3. So many gamers I speak to feel the same way as I
    do, but you still have a market and they WILL sell like hotcakes because
    people are addicted to technology. A recent poll showed that only 8% of the
    gaming population (polled of course) were excited about the 360.The other
    72% were leaning towards the PS3. I don’t think I’ll buy either one just yet,
    hell I can’t afford it. Can the console Nazis be swayed, probably not. It could
    however happen if the system flops, it would have to either be to expensive
    or it just wouldn’t gather any interest. Don’t think that'll happen soon.

    So in a nutshell:
    Games will be more expensive
    Consoles will become faddish and outdated.
    Game libraries will become smaller.
    Developers will have minimal time to kick out quality games.
    Developers will never truly maximize capabilities of ANY console.
    Gamers will be left with empty pockets!!!

    Hell, you might as well just buy a computer.
    Just my take on the issue, let’s hear what you have to say.
     
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    WHEW!!! I hope you feel better.

    I agree with you though. I like my X-Box a lot but find few games that keep my interest. Buying a new console when the one I have is still fairly new and not being used to its full potential seems pretty silly to me. I wont do it.
     
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    If only the other 98% of the gamers felt the same!
     
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    I agree with you 100%, Joker. I've had my PS2 for about three years now. I've got a grand total of... 8, maybe 9 games for it. It seems like as soon as they put out a system, rather than work out all the kinks and put out a quality game, they'd rather just move on to a new system, which sucks. I think it's just that we remember the original NES and the Genesis and Super Nintendo, which each stuck around for, what, ten years apiece? And all three of those systems had immense game catalogues, and soooooo many classic games. Sadly, most of today's gamers just don't remember that time. For someone raised on, I don't know, a Nintendo 64 or PS1, it's a normal thing for there to be a new system out every few years.

    Bottom line is, the PS3 and XBOX360 are going to sell immensely, and the corporate heads are going to pat themselves on the back, because of course big numbers equals quality product.

    Like I said, I think we're the last of a dying breed. Even all of my friends are all stoked for the new systems and plan on buying them the day they come out. They clearly don't remember how many bugs were in the very first XBoxes.

    Sadly, I think the average 15, 16 year old would read this thread and see it the way we look at older people who say "video games are for kids." Maybe we're just getting older. :duh3:
     
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    Modern game consumers suck.
     
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    This is one of the reasons I don't buy consoles. I'll stick to my computer. The thing that stuck me as incredibly evil about the Xbox 360 is the hard drive. No internal hard drive this time. You can get memory cards, but they're small. The hard drive is external. Now, an internal 20 MB hard drive for a computer will run you $40 max, and even an external will cost, at most, twice that much. The external hard drive for the 360 is $99.99. Now, the deluxe package, which costs an extra $100, comes with the hard drive...and a bunch of other crap I would never use, like a wireless controller (I hate batteries), an Xbox Live headset, and an Xbox Live subscription. Now, am I the only one who thinks listening to 12 year olds cuss me out because they suck isn't fun?
     
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    take a break friend get back to reality...try fishing,camping,hunting amusement parks or just a nice walk with a loved one to enjoy nature and reality...computer fun is okay but not all that fullfeeling!(pun) :bye1:
     
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    I've actually replaced alot of my game time with Disc Golf.
     
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    It's technology. It's advancing so fast the people who make games are able to design stuff that can't be run using current hardware, so you need new hardware, then you start to design games for the new hardware, and in so doing come up with ways to design a game that can't be run using the new hardware, so you need newer hardware. This will continue until they hit a technological wall, or until the market dries up. Neither is likely to happen anytime soon.

    Computer games designed to be played for extended periods of time (MMO's with persistent worlds) are now designed to not even be run at their full capcity when they are released, but instead only able to run with all the features ramped all the way up once technology has finally caught up.

    The game I'm playing now, if you turn the graphics setting to maximum, if gives you a warning that it's not even intended to be played that way. Once you click yes to proceed anyways, the graphics are absolutely phenomenal but your computer comes to a virtual standstill.
     
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    I was JUST talking to a co-worker about this.
    Seems AD&D will now jump into the MMORPG world.
    See Here
    Think they can float or are they to far behind Blizzard (WoW).
     

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