WHAT IF AT YOUR WEDDING PEOPLE MADE A SHITTY AMV OF PHOTOS OF U + YOUR PARTNER SET TO BRING ME TO LIFE AND PLAYED IT
After this year’s E3 larger press conferences have came and pass I’ve began to realize a sudden disappointment I have with modern video game companies. Yes, seeing all the games that will come out and the games I’m excited for finally get announced (I’m looking at you Mirror’s Edge 2) have made me happy in the least part. But the more I think about the rivalry between the big names of Sony and Microsoft, I grow much more disappointed.
The battle has become less of a battle of innovation and entertainment in the video game market and more of “Hey, at least we’re not as bad as the next guy.” You’ve most likely already have seen it. Take the video of “How to Share PS4 games” (If you haven’t seen it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA), yeah yeah, good and chuckles. I thought it was funny, but what you might not have noticed was the tiny words about 13 seconds in. It states “PS4 multi-player online access requires PSN account & PS Plus subscription”. Remember why people chose PS3’s multiplayer service over Microsoft’s Xbox Live? Because it was free. Hey, isn’t it fun to hide a huge subject among the shit storm? But we’ve only focused on what “horrible” things Microsoft had been doing with used games. Most of Sony’s bites at Microsoft had been about not supporting used games. What Sony wants us to do is be happy for them for doing something that should already be doing. It’s not something to congratulate if they should already be doing this. Being able to play used games on a console isn’t a fucking gift the game company gives to you. They shouldn’t even have to announce that. But hey at least they’re not as bad as the next guy. I hate that mentality so much. Instead of going for innovation and entertainment the market only works to not look as bad as the next. They aren’t working for the people who play video games, the people who buy and pay for all this shit.
Basically, what needs to happen is video game companies need to get their act together and figure out why they’re in business. Not to look as bad as the other but to provide a good source of entertainment…