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Hardcore Gaming is a plague that needs to be purged. Yes, I've gone crazy.

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SmokedHostage said:
Jay520 said:

Ain't nothin wong wit teh gamin industry


When there are record breaking revenue streams and miniscule amounts of profits, when the big publishers with most revenue are putting their efforts on their established IP's and not on new projects, when the small publishers are pretty much scrapping the bottom of the barrel, there's something wrong.


okay the industry is in trouble, I was just joking.

Pretty bored these days. :(



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Jay520 said:
SmokedHostage said:
Jay520 said:

Ain't nothin wong wit teh gamin industry


When there are record breaking revenue streams and miniscule amounts of profits, when the big publishers with most revenue are putting their efforts on their established IP's and not on new projects, when the small publishers are pretty much scrapping the bottom of the barrel, there's something wrong.


okay the industry is in trouble, I was just joking.

Pretty bored these days. :(

As am I.  This is the first time in months I've had the desire to post more than twice a day.



Pixel Art can be fun.

SmokedHostage said:
Jay520 said:

Ain't nothin wong wit teh gamin industry


When there are record breaking revenue streams and miniscule amounts of profits, when the big publishers with most revenue are putting their efforts on their established IP's and not on new projects, when the small publishers are pretty much scrapping the bottom of the barrel, there's something wrong.


Its always been this way. Just enjoy some games man. 



I really only attribute such things as console wars to the growing importance of internet. They would have existed far sooner if it wasn't for how easy it is to obtain information nowadays.



radiantshadow92 said:
SmokedHostage said:
Jay520 said:

Ain't nothin wong wit teh gamin industry


When there are record breaking revenue streams and miniscule amounts of profits, when the big publishers with most revenue are putting their efforts on their established IP's and not on new projects, when the small publishers are pretty much scrapping the bottom of the barrel, there's something wrong.


Its always been this way. Just enjoy some games man. 


It's hard to enjoy games when they don't want me to play them anymore.  Most of just graphics or cutscenes showcases that happen to have gameplay.  I feel as though when I go to retailers, all I see is games that want to play me. :[



Pixel Art can be fun.

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Boutros said:

I really only attribute such things as console wars to the growing importance of internet. They would have existed far sooner if it wasn't for how easy it is to obtain information nowadays.


At least hardcore gamers of the 4th generation had some respect.  You may have been a SEGA or Nintendo fanboy but if you were at someone's house with either a SNES or a Genesis, they would hesitate to play either or complain about graphics beyond a few minutes.



Pixel Art can be fun.

SmokedHostage said:
radiantshadow92 said:
SmokedHostage said:
Jay520 said:

Ain't nothin wong wit teh gamin industry


When there are record breaking revenue streams and miniscule amounts of profits, when the big publishers with most revenue are putting their efforts on their established IP's and not on new projects, when the small publishers are pretty much scrapping the bottom of the barrel, there's something wrong.


Its always been this way. Just enjoy some games man. 


It's hard to enjoy games when they don't want me to play them anymore.  Most of just graphics or cutscenes showcases that happen to have gameplay.  I feel as though when I go to retailers, all I see is games that want to play me. :[

Man, me and you are on oppisite ends of the spectrum. I love the cutscense and the story. Pure gameplay just gets boring to me, and i don't feel i have any reason to play the game. Thats the reason i don't really enjoy Nintendo games all that much, they aren't exactly story driven. 



You do realize that the gaming industry is actually going in the direct opposite direction of the one you're implying? The addition of blazing effects and mind numbing stories instead of content and depth is the casualization (if there is such a word) of the industry and several genres. Call of Duty, Need for Speed producers claiming that simulators need to be less realistic and countless watered down RPG's show that games are turning casual and shallow to reach a broader audience.

Or are you implying that casual games are deep and hardcore games are shallow? I think you have the definitions mixed. Games are becoming less and less hardcore and more and more casual and it is plain to see (the addition of "play the damn game for you" modes in NSMBWii and DKC are also worrying imo). Hardcore gaming is not a disease that needs to be cured, its barely alive because developers are turning uber casual in an attempt to sell more (and many are failing). This generation has seen more companies go bankrupt than any other and this is due, in some part, to developers trying to make certain games and genres into something they never were and lacking in content.

Regenerating health, aim assist, infinite ammo (practically), RPG's with less and less skills and stats and more mindless action, strategy games with less micro management and options, racing games that are so over the top that no one even wants to play them etc. Its not the "hardcore" that is killing the quality of games, its the "casual" undertone and mindset of and in games that were never meant to have them to begin with.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

SmokedHostage said:
Boutros said:

I really only attribute such things as console wars to the growing importance of internet. They would have existed far sooner if it wasn't for how easy it is to obtain information nowadays.


At least hardcore gamers of the 5th generation had some respect.  You may have been a SEGA or Nintendo fanboy but if you were at someone's house with either a SNES or a Genesis, they would hesitate to play either or complain about graphics beyond a few minutes.

I think you're exaggerating far too much.



SmokedHostage said:
radiantshadow92 said:
SmokedHostage said:
Jay520 said:

Ain't nothin wong wit teh gamin industry


When there are record breaking revenue streams and miniscule amounts of profits, when the big publishers with most revenue are putting their efforts on their established IP's and not on new projects, when the small publishers are pretty much scrapping the bottom of the barrel, there's something wrong.


Its always been this way. Just enjoy some games man. 


It's hard to enjoy games when they don't want me to play them anymore.  Most of just graphics or cutscenes showcases that happen to have gameplay.  I feel as though when I go to retailers, all I see is games that want to play me. :[

Just replay good games several times. I'm in mine 4th playtrough of DK Returns right now.



Above: still the best game of the year.