Monday, April 8, 2019

Game Rotation

Developers develop a game for months and years only for gamers to play it for a limited time only to move on to the next game.

My friends and I continue to demonstrate this hypothesis and philosophy. We have played Crackdown 3 for only 1 day. Then we played Electronic Art's BioWare's Anthem for several weeks. Now the game that we are playing is Ubisoft's The Division 2. The Division 2 is what I am mainly focusing on.

Then when Entertainment Electronics Expo (E3) comes June 9 - June 11, 2019 will be the next announcements of new games, those games will be release and the cycle will start all over again. Also not to mention any digital games my friends pick up in the meantime that I will definitely pass on. I do buy digital only games only when it is warranted. I love my physical games as previously discussed on the blog.

The lifecycle of the modern blockbuster triple AAA game is measured in weeks of gameplay. I really wish we could go back before every game developer wanted to release a subpar decent game in addition to the major studios like Electronic Arts (EA), Ubisoft, Activision, Bethesda and others. However it offers unparalleled availability, expansive and diverse game offerings not previously available before digital distribution.

If only my friends and I could agree on playing the same game longer than weeks until the next one comes along and captures their attention. Also maybe we have grown up and have less time and are more focused on buying the game than playing it? Also attention spans have shortened thanks to the instant gratification of the Internet and World Wide Web (WWW). Also there are so many more sales of discounting games.

Anyways keep on gaming!

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