End of online gaming

Games I keep returning too.

The gaming industry supplies us with more and more games each year. It seems to me that there is less and less effort put in to the titles being released. I remember those days when there was a great game coming out once in a great while. Because lets face it, there were barely any games coming out at all in those days.
I do try out new titles, I download demos all the time on my ps3 to check out the latest hubbub. Nothing has really impressed me. There are few new games that grab me to the point that I want to complete them.

For example, I got the 80 gig ps3. I got it for the backwards compatibility to later find out that my version wasn’t the backwards compatible one.
I should be playing the great and beautiful games for the ps3 and yet I go out of the way to find old titles that exited me.
I mostly play PSone and Ps2 titles and THAT is very very sad.

Same goes with the xbox, I haven’t returned to one single game and I barely even touch that self exploding deathtrap.
Nintendo had a few titles that I for a month returned to, but then it sits there sadly collecting dust in a dark spider infested corner which is the living room.
I don’t know if it’s just me that is getting older and find flaws in everything, but I do try to keep an open mind.

I played the Ghostbuster demo for the PS3, sure it was somewhat entertaining but it didn’t grab me.
Maybe now that my generation is growing “older”, we simply don’t have the time to play halfway through a bad game just to be pleasantly surprised that it ended up being pretty good and captivating. I notice that if something doesn’t grab me right away, I just don’t bother with it again.
(And yes, I do know that sometimes a demo doesn’t represent the game very well, but that is what demo’s are for. Capture my attention, make me buy the game. Even when I bought full games, they didn’t catch my interest. I grew tired of buying full titles that I only played once and then never bothered with again)

Here are some reasons I can think of that developers have ignored my generation/audience.

1) Online game killed the single player:

More and more games are now focused on online play. How many times have you had this discussion?
“The story in this game sucked ($%^$#^#$%^%$^)!!!!!”
“Oh, but the online game justifies it!”
I don’t always WANT an online game. I don’t always want to depend on other people to have fun. I am a gamer, a loner! An antisocial prick that rather talk to my invisible collection of Sephiroths nut sack ornaments then depend on other people for my amusement!

While online community in gaming is tending to the new generation, my needs are being ignored! I feel like I am married to myself and ignoring myself emotionally and physically!

2) The new generation of so called “gamers”.

Lets face it, with games being so expensive, little Timmy’s allowance only covers 2 games a year. So they get games that they has longevity, online play do accommodate that need. They do have the need to furiously with their crackly voices yell at other people because their lives are SO bad. I am sorry that you have two alcoholic fathers.
What developers seem to have forgotten that the old generation (me) have a bit more money and are willing to pay for entertaining games that are worth the play. Thanks to the huge online market, offline games are being sorely neglected, hence developers are cutting the more important part (story) and replace it with capture the F^%&cking flag.
Online communities spread the wisdom and the promise of good online gaming , leaving the offline part in the shade.

3) Quantity is better then Quantum ,…Quack.

The volume of released games have increased over the years. Not because there are more creative good titles coming out, but only because some things in the games have jeopardized. They are happy to cut things out and make it available to download or to be purchased as an expansion pack. So lets face it, I pay good money for half a game and have to buy the other half at a later date.

4) The sad part is..

The only game released in the last 4 years that I keep returning to is Loco Roco. It constantly keeps me entertained enough to ignore my fiance and it looks like its been created by a bunch of smurfs on dopamine… THAT is sad.

Conclusion:

I don’t know. Maybe I am to narrow in what i want to play. Nothing has exited me since Soulblazer, a link to the past, Mario world, Secret of mana, final fantasy 3, 5,7,9, kingdom hearts 1, 2. Every time I got exited about something was because of online hearsay. It made me stop listening to people because I kept getting terribly disappointed to the extent where I was about to jam my foot into the icebox. Maybe I am just a picky player, or my generation is to old to cater to. However, I still feel saddened by the realization that the end of great offline games draws near.
Which means I’ll have to pick up gardening.

The gaming world in peril

As it has always been in the world of business, One giant takes out another in the battle of the fittest. Usually in a capitalistic society there is no room for mediocrity. Only excellence (or the illusion of it anyways) will be victorious. There have been a lot of discussions on how the free market will set things right and that it will fix our financial issue. As long as we do not meddle with it.
Am I the only one that sometimes feel that we refer to the Free market as some sort of higher being?!
The free market did fix it alright. Free gaming available for every household that has access to the intranetz.

Now there is a great battle to be won for the console/gaming industry. To somehow convince poor Joe that lost his job to buy their super expensive games.

It was brought to my attention (thanks miss Irie), that the world of gaming is facing is biggest challenge to date, the profit demon.

While the giants in the gaming industry are busy with their “battle royal”, another type of market have sneaked by unnoticed (the middle child no one cares about).
Free/low cost gaming. Let’s face it, in a failing economy, Obama spring cleaning the white house a’dick(excuse the pundit), we simply cannot afford to cough out 60 bucharoos on the flavor of the month.
We can now somewhat agree I hope that there is a new title that is overly marketed coming out at least once every 3 months. We have 3 major consoles that fight over a limited amount of consumers and our precious money.
For these giants to make money, we need to buy their games, but let’s be honest, who can afford to purchase every new game? I used to but now that my husband left me ( it’s a messy story I am saving for my therapist), It’s kinda a financial roller coaster.
Any who, as the giants fight over the consumer in hope that their title is the one we will purchase, the free/low cost gaming sites are raking in the audience. With their free games and mindless entertainment and did I mention it was for free?

Why did it happen? It’s not that the audience doesn’t have time to game anymore. Au contraire, they have all the time in the world now that their workplace cannot afford to keep them since they’ve moved all production to following places (India/China/Narnia).
this is terrible for the industry however, because now that Mr gamer stud is at home playing games all day, he cannot afford to purchase a recently released/game at full price. So what is he gonna do? The Internet of course is a portal to endless gaming possibilities and nudity (so I’ve heard!).
This is good news for the online gaming sites, because their revenue skyrocket. I do think that we are all aware of the Internet bubble and I do believe that at some point this is going to burst. Before that happens the gaming industry will struggle capturing the gamers empty fly infested wallets.

I cannot really predict how this will end and it’s not like I am encouraging you all to spend your hard earned dollars just to help out the gaming industry. I do offer an elegant solution to the industry however.

1) Merge into Super computer mega gaming hardcore console online tits fun zapp machine INC

2) Bailout, it happens a lot and it seems that taxpayers are more then willing to pay you billions for F%$^ck up!

3) Go download based, reducing production cost and keeping things online based for download will save you a dollar or two.
And if you are thinking of the argument (not everyone have Internet), then you probably never heard of the game anyway.

I only wish the gaming industry the best, but it does seem that they need to budget their money to go against things that are…free.

Now I am going to play a free appz for the Iphone called IMob..it’s fun and it’s, well….free.

(original inspiration http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news…as-a-baby.html)

We create entertainment because we can’t get layed

During my internet adventures (yes, I call them adventures, because I end up viewing something I didn’t want to see entirely by accident) I came across something really interesting that made me
think “wow, humans are pervs!”

Let’s face it. everything we ever create, develop or plan is not for the best of humanity. We use humanity as an excuse to push our own agendas. Today I saw an interesting title that made me click the link. It was called “New innovation for Perverted PC game with Web cam”.
I do not know what part of me prompted me to push it, most likely it was the perverted curious part (that F$#%CKER always get me into trouble)

What has been invented, ladies and gentleman, Is a webcam that controls what angle you are viewing within the game. What the buzz is predicting that it will MOSTLY be used looking up girls skirts. The shoe mirror has been replaces by a neat webcam. Amazing isn’t it.
We could have presented that technology in so many fantastic ways!


1)New webcam technology will help us understand the volcanic movements better.

2) With the use of a PC-cam, we can now train Doctors from home.

3) Use new technology to experience paris without ever leaving your country!

No, no no no and nooo.
The first thing we hear nowadays about new technology, is when it is something sexual tied to it. I thought we were beyond this. Surely I am not denying that because of nudity the video was developed so people could enjoy T and A at home without being pat on the back by their boss asking for a tissue.

Of course internet developed in rocket speed once the T and A industry realized the promising mullah to be made out of this endeavor. Loads of lonely teens hooking up their 15.5K modem on a Friday night with some lotion and gloves. We’ve come so far now though. We are supposed to present technology with dignity, pride and inspire hope for man kind! Make daddy proud!!

I have always said, what ever kind of habits you have, keep them in your own room/house/apartment/boat.

Anyways, back to the topic. Why do we have to be so sexually orientated?
Is it so hard wired in us to impress the opposite sex/or the need to see them naked at least, that we work so hard on new things, being creative. Hiding behind a glorious goal and a fancy tongue, just to get lucky, or see
some hardcore nudity?

The only thing in my life right at this moment taking stuff off is my Lizard, he is shedding…PERV!

Besides, I am going to plan a great invention that will stun the world, you probably wont hear about it since it will have no sexual ties.
As if I am capable of inventing anything good, hah.