I'm new to the dtoid community blogs so please excuse my obvious n00bness, but
something occured to me a few days ago that I felt I had to post about, and it kind of went
down like this.
Leaving supper from university, calling dad to let him know i'm on my way home.
Me- "Hey dad I'm on my way home now"
Dad - "Alright, I'll see you soon. Hey, what do you think of the site "Gamer's Sphere"?"
Me- "Never heard of it. Never went to that site." Little did i know...
Dad- "Well I just bought the url for it. I don't know what I'm going to use it for but this
game industry is so big that I really want to take advantage of it."
Now, my dad works in trucking, and knows about as much about gaming as I do about the
anatomy of a rainbow, so what I got from this was "HEY YOU'RE GONNA MAKE ME A
WEBSITE AND PUT STUFF ON IT". Other than needless ranting about my father and his
pointless spending, the entire thing made me wonder just how many people are taking
advantage of us gamers just to make a quick buck. I'm well aware of how many brands are
being fused into games and of the services which charge to play games -- here's lookin' at
you, Xbox Live.
There's no denying that the music and media industries have become corrupted by wealth,
but are we soon to follow? Do we even mind that we're having advertisements and services
charges shoved down our throats just because some big shots thought that it would be an
alright admissions price? I'd like to believe that the videogame industry is pure and all that,
although when it comes down to it we're on a slippery slope towards the same disgusting
filth that's happened elsewhere.
As a passing note --as I'm too lazy to rework this into my entry-- I'd like to add that annual
incarnations of games in a series are killing...everything. They're no good for the series or
the gamers who feel cheated out of their money when they buy the same game every
year, taking their chances on whether it's become slightly better or worse. read