Yesterday, as of this post, something about you has changed.
As a community of consumers something has changed. This last generation (the 7th) of consoles has been one of the longest and strongest in history. Games have broken sales records, meeting numbers that films would want, while also having overwhelming underperformance. We have also changed. Facebook and Twitter are under News reporters titles on the the TV. TV is now watched on the internet with services like Hulu and Netflix. We are able to ravage and gobble everything up so quickly and the turn around to expresse their acceptance or lack thereof is just a 'like' button.
So did we win or did they loose? Does it matter that it has changed?
I had posted before that Microsoft was in a unique game of chicken with the industry and consumer. I was surprised that the fear of change was so heavy alongside the fear to adjust to the very vocal desires of the consumer.
Now this sword has been wielded poorly in the past with Mass Effect 3's less then engaging ending.
|It had some issues,|
yet what game doesn't?
|So good... so fucking good.|
Where is #2, EA? Where is it!
After seeing this video something hit me. Desire is a strong driving force in our community and the video game industry. It's the reason why we seek out the games we play. Everything is desire. If you go out of your way to be undesirable you will not be placed atop the pile of others.
Does reacting to the consumers mean that consumers have the right to control their destiny on artistic content? Nope. Had that been so, we'd have seen a Killer Instinct game a while ago instead of being showed off just recently.
|Dear RARE: It's been a while,|
please don't screw this up for everyone
Microsoft has decided to change the game by submitting to the pressure we've imposed. After this I'm now looking at the price and the exclusive games. I was gung ho to pick up the PS3 but after reading on how hard it was to code for and the much larger price, I picked Xbox. The Xbox live experience kept me locked in over the last five years on Xbox Live Gold.
Will this continue? I'm not sure, but Microsoft has made it harder to walk away. No longer has the PS4 taken up the front spot, now it's catching up and the Xbox may just be the one still.