Video Games Industry. 5 years left.

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    Video Games Industry. 5 years left.

    The Development...
    It's turning dumb. It's becoming too mainstream. That isn't a good
    thing, either. Video Game Development is slowly turning into an
    elitist-exlusive, artsy, hollywood-esque industry.

    I mean, "professional actors" are actually starting to act in these
    games. Argh! Games are even being listed at imdb.com
    (international MOVIE database)... Have any of you played
    Kingdom Hearts? You know, that Square/Disney RPG. I haven't
    played it, and after reading that Lance Bass is the voice of
    Sephiroth, I don't think I ever will.

    Oh, and I'm sick of hearing weenie-directors talking about how
    they're trying to artistically express themselves through video
    games. They're idiots. I'm not saying that there isn't any room
    for artistic expression in games, but when there's more dialog
    than actual gameplay (i.e. Metal Gear Solid 2), there's a real
    problem.

    The Players...
    All of the people that are getting into gaming now don't deserve
    to be taking part in it. They're too shallow. They hated games
    when the graphics sucked, but have now decided that they're
    somehow entitled to play these new games. They most certainly
    are not.

    These fancy games with semi-realistic graphics should only
    be allowed to be played by the gamers who sat through 15-20
    years of low resolutions, terrible sounds, minimal palettes, and
    controllers that didn't contour to your palm (like the ugly, rectangle,
    original NES controller). These games are my reward.

    I sat through years of being told to "go outside and get a life"
    and to "grow up." And for what? So some prettyboy dork can
    enter my world and frustrate me with his pathetic obsession
    with extreme-sports games? Those games are all the same!

    Within 5 years, there won't be any room to innovate. DOOM III is
    looking almost photo-realistic, and nVidia and Square got the
    Final Fantasy movie to render in real time on one of nVidia's
    GPUs last year. Graphics are almost as good as they can get.
    Soon reviewers will start looking into the emotional impact each
    character has on the player, rather than the consistancy of the
    framerate when 100 objects are being rendered at once. If by
    chance some new graphical technology does get invented, it'll
    be labeled as nothing more than a special-effect used in big-budget
    action games with bad acting and a plot that goes nowhere.

    I don't want to see televised Video Game Award Ceremonies.
    Staying away from General.

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    Hehe, pretty funny

    >> I'm not saying that there isn't any room
    for artistic expression in games, but when there's more dialog
    than actual gameplay (i.e. Metal Gear Solid 2), there's a real
    problem.

    Some people like these types of games. As long as gamers are still buying them, they will continue making them.

    >> These fancy games with semi-realistic graphics should only
    be allowed to be played by the gamers who sat through 15-20
    years of low resolutions, terrible sounds, minimal palettes, and
    controllers that didn't contour to your palm (like the ugly, rectangle, original NES controller). These games are my reward.

    So anyone under the age of 15 needs to go through some sort of training program and play the classics before being allowed to play today's games?

    >> Within 5 years, there won't be any room to innovate.

    I highly doubt that. You think they can build holodecks by then? I hope one day I'll be able to tell my grandkids: "You kids are spoiled these days, back in the good ol' days we had to sit in front of this box and use this thing called a keyboard and mouse in order to play our games"
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    Is it only me or sometimes old games ARE better than new ones. For example I still play X-com on my P4 computer and can't realy find any other game that could mach it.
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    Originally posted by Cshot
    I highly doubt that. You think they can build holodecks by then? I hope one day I'll be able to tell my grandkids: "You kids are spoiled these days, back in the good ol' days we had to sit in front of this box and use this thing called a keyboard and mouse in order to play our games"
    Games are getting more and more realistic, and when holgo-games are invented (not just using a screen before your eyes, but sending the signals directly into your brain, capturing your nerve signals from your muscles using sensors instead of using a controller, and stimulating your senses for optimal experience) that will be taken to a new dimension.
    Is it really good that games get more realistic? At some point, games will be as realistic as the real world...
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    Is it really good that games get more realistic? At some point, games will be as realistic as the real world...
    True, I have a few friends now who I swear think the MMORPG's they play in are more real than the outside world. Just think what'll be like when these games get even more realistic, many people will never even leave their houses...

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    >many people will never even leave their houses...
    Natural light? *shudder*
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    I don't know if it'll get so bad that people will become entranced with their games and never go out. I've never been a big fan of video games, period. Sure, they might be fun to mess around with for about an hour, but then I feel like my brain's starting to stagnate and I have to go outside and play basketball, or read a book, or call a friend, or SOMETHING.

    >>>> These fancy games with semi-realistic graphics should only
    be allowed to be played by the gamers who sat through 15-20
    years of low resolutions, terrible sounds, minimal palettes, and
    controllers that didn't contour to your palm (like the ugly, rectangle, original NES controller). These games are my reward.<<

    All I can really say is:

    I do like many of the older games better than the newer ones, though

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    I don't know if it'll get so bad that people will become entranced with their games and never go out
    Really? This is practically happening right now with many people and the games aren't anywhere near as realistic as they are likely to become.

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    >All I can really say is:

    I'm going to beat you up. You anger me... Sooo much. Anywho, I
    wasn't serious about a lot of my comments.

    >Sure, they might be fun to mess around with for about an hour,
    >but then I feel like my brain's starting to stagnate and I have to
    >go outside and play basketball, or read a book, or call a friend, or
    >SOMETHING

    When you're not able to focus on a task for more than a short
    period of time, you have Attention Deficit Disorder. It's a serious
    problem today for America's Youth. I recommend getting a
    prescription of ritalin. I guess it's suppose to help you pay
    attention. Pretty soon you'll be able to concentrate and enjoy
    gaming, rather than wasting time with a ball.

    I feel for you, -Ken-. It hurts me to see such a smart person
    suffer from such a terrible disease.

    >Really? This is practically happening right now with many people
    >and the games aren't anywhere near as realistic as they are
    >likely to become.

    Yeah, Dateline (or maybe 20/20. Possibly 60 minutes) just did
    a story on Everquest addiction. I posted a thread about it... it's
    somewhere.
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    >>
    I'm not saying that there isn't any room
    for artistic expression in games, but when there's more dialog
    than actual gameplay (i.e. Metal Gear Solid 2), there's a real
    problem.
    <<

    Yeh, like in SOF2, it really ........es me off when I keep slamming the keyboard down trying to get the friggin' cinematics to go away!

    I could play any old Mario game (I have all the old ones) for hours upon hours, but any new game (eg. Counter-Strike) I can only sit though for around 3 hours.

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    >> Within 5 years, there won't be any room to innovate.

    god i hope not, im going into the biz as a programmer, i hope it doesnt dry up, it'd be a waste of college money.

    i dont think it will though, like someone earlier said, as long as people are buying em, people will make em, i think now is just one of those times where there's some good stuff, and because it sells and gets popular, everyone and their mother thinks they can make a game. and because of that, there is a bunch of CRAP!
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    >> Within 5 years, there won't be any room to innovate.
    Remember the movie Terminator? Remember the part about computers destroying human life? The reason I bring this up is because I believe that computers are in fact trying to exterminate human life, so there is no reason to worry about things happening in 5 years because I doubt we will last that long.
    Why, just today my Mom went through self-checkout to buy a 99 cent Mango. It took my Mom, The "Self checkout helper", the manager, and 5-10 minutes to get the machine to go through with the purchase. So you see, computers are already initiating plans to starve us to death by not letting food be purchased!!!
    "The most overlooked advantage of owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against whacking them around a bit."
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    welp, i guess you know what we have to do now...?


    ...program one mother of a virus!!! <--dont mess w/the humans
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    In my opinion the video game industry is becoming saturated. This does not mean that it will be gone per se in 5 years, nor does it mean that there is no more room for innovation. Here is the bottom line, whenever a market becomes saturated the laws of economics start to really kick in. The bottom line is that there will be casualties but the industry will remain with us for many years to come. The market is sufficating itself...

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    i have fun playing today's games. thats what counts is having fun right?
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