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The End?

I may be overreacting, but I fear that the state of the pastime we all come together in loving is facing a massive shift, which comes with new wonderful technologies, used in underwhelming ways.

The Microsoft Press Conference has shown an interesting product called Kinect, which can detect movements and recognize voice commands. But instead of using it to provide their core audience with new controller free options to play some of the top fan favorite games, they're using it to appeal to soccer moms and young children.

In short, it wants a piece of the Nintendo pie, instead of working to their system's current strengths.

Sony had better avoid this pitfall, or a lot of dedicated gamers will end up throwing their controllers and peripherals aside, and retiring from a hobby gone sour.

I don't mind the Wii. It's good at what it does, but it's not a primary console to own, as far as I'm concerned.

I am genuinely concerned about where gaming will be two years from now, if the whole motion sensor gaming trend continue to degrade in the quality of games it supports.

If you feel as I do, know that you're not alone. If you disagree, you should still acknowledge that this is an issue that needs to be discussed by the gaming community as a whole, so as to avoid a collapse at a scale unseen since the 1980s.
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About SAMA1984one of us since 3:01 AM on 01.11.2010

I'm a lifelong gamer who has enjoyed video games through the thick and thin of my life. I'm also a person who speaks my mind often, which is why I chose to start this blog here where others can discuss what I have to say.

Originally a Nintendo fan, I've turned my back on it when they turned their collective backs on their old following. Currently, my Wii is still connected to my TV and I play with it from time to time.

Had an Xbox 360, which got the red ring five times before I put it out of its misery, and got an Elite, which got the E74 error and couldn't be replaced or fixed. Currently, it's on a shelf in some game repair shop, collecting dust, and that doesn't look like it's about to change anytime soon.

Have a PS3, which is going strong. It's currently my primary console.

I also have a DS and am planning to pick up a PSP as soon as Valkyria Chronicles 2 comes out. And a PC that runs Crysis, Supreme Commander and World of Warcraft, often at the same time.

You see, my posts may get responses suggesting I'm a fanboy or a hater, which is why I clarify this here: I tried all consoles, and didn't cling onto them when they started to fail, either in company support or in hardware/software.

My favorite genres are real time strategy and first person shooters, and I often turn to role-playing games and fighting games, with a bit of platforming on the side.

I hate, HATE music games. I love the songs you can play in them, but I hate the concept.


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