08-27-2012, 11:12 AM #1
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Video Game State of the Union: Changes Are Needed Discussion
It seems less of an opinion and more of a general consensus that this year's E3 was a bit of a disappointment. While this could be written off as a result of the show's format and the 24-hour news cycle -- virtually none of the news out of the event was, in fact, news -- it could also be considered indicative of the state of the video game industry.
More specifically, the industry is becoming stagnant and is in desperate need of a jump start, at least from a consumer (and, to an extent, developer) perspective. Video games are still a multi-billion dollar industry, so while it may be in dire straits with regards to quality, this doesn't foreshadow anything as severe as a complete collapse. Rather, it's just that games have plateaued as far as innovation and entertainment factors are concerned, and things are going to stay that way until the landscape of gaming undergoes some drastic changes.
But all of them are within reach. It's just matter of whether or not everybody involved is willing to embrace them and move forward.
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