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It?s been a while since I have written anything on this website, but here goes nothing.
I have noticed lately that a lot of people are purchasing games that are older. Let me explain what I mean. A lot of people I know are slowly turning back a generation or two to older consoles and platforms, such as the original Nintendo 64 or the Playstation. In fact many stores such as Game Traders and even Cash Converters are often selling games from the previous consoles, with stores making a fair amount from these purchases.
Now it can be debated as to the reasons that these purchases are taking place. Firstly it could be because many of these games are often regarded as collector?s items. One person I know purposely bought himself a Gameboy Advance just so he can play some of the older Gameboy games. He could have purchased a Nintendo DS or whatever else is new for portable gaming platforms, however he instead degenerated himself to an older level. There is nothing more satisfying than having an old game such as Pokemon Yellow/Red/Blue in your hands after all those years whilst everyone else you know probably traded it in for a piece of crap that they will only enjoy whilst they play it and then trade it in for the next best thing.
The other reason for this change is possibly because older games are more enjoyable than the games of the newer generation, as well as the newer platforms slightly deviating away to become more household entertainment packages as opposed to being something to simply play your video games on. People would prefer to have the enjoyment of a classic good old game, rather than something that is repetitive like Call of Duty, and that is why older games are probably going to become more popular.
Video gaming is a form of addiction that cannot be broken no matter how much you try to. Trying to break yourself from the gaming industry is like keeping the ring from Gollum, it is both a bad idea for two reasons. Firstly you are more than likely to go on a suicidal rampage where you kill lots of people that you blame for taking the game in the first place even though they have no relation to you whatsoever. The second reason is that you will shrivel up into a grey depressed creature that constantly spends hours at a time looking up redtube as a substitute.
Last month I made the decision to leave the industry and I was given the two options I give to you today. Now because I dislike the concept of prison or being electrocuted or lethal injection, I opted for the second option, and as a result my big figure turned into a thin grey hairy creature that looked at his X-box like someone looks at the ring. I can tell you right now that you have more chance of going over your internet cap by watching pornography on the internet than you do playing a game of Call of Duty or Halo. Interestingly you also have more chance to cap your internet by simply going on msn than the combination of both redtube and COD/Halo. And yes I know this from experience.
So why have I returned? Is it because I got bored of seeing naked woman dancing about on the screen or the temptation was to great? The reason is because I came to terms with some of the realizations of my life, however I will not go into depth as it will probably end up like a scene in 'Flying High/Airplane' where someone decides to commit suicide on account of heaving to hear such a boring story. Like Logan and his alamantium skin, gaming is in fact part of my genetic anatomy. I am sure that if you bothered to get a microscope and look closely at my genetic structure, I am pretty sure you will discover a small little Mario figure dancing about.
However there are some aspects of my dismissal from gaming I will be maintaining. Regardless of what someone will no doubt say about me I will be only playing games with certain names on it, and the only reason that I am playing a game with another name on the label is simply because I was a bit of an idiot and bought it out of amusement or it was a gift from someone.
It is official, I have quit hardcore gaming, I made an oath to myself that I would finish what games I currently own and call it quits temporarily, only purchasing games that have either 'Fallout, Assassin, Splinter or Brink' in them.
It's not that I do not believe that the gaming industry is deteriorating, on the contrary, to some extent I believe that the gaming industry is becoming more successful than Hollywood at present. More male's spend time playing either COD or Halo rather than going to the movies, and for good reason.
The modern day movie lacks originality, these days movies are either remakes of something John Wayne starred in about 50 years ago. Or they decide to make a film version of a comic book or anime which is destined to be panned and shunned by those hardcore fans of that particular series.
And to be honest television doesn't do much better either. In the past television consisted of good quality and the shows at least had somewhat of a decent plot, however these days the plot consists of sex, porn, drugs, more sex and finally someone dying for no particular reason whatsoever.
This is why gaming is somewhat more appealing; take for example Aliens Vs Predator. This is a game series that is based on a comic series. A movie was based on the comics directed by the same person that does the Resident Evil series, the results were about 1 hour of boredom and popcorn eventually been thrown at the screen (if you attended the same movie theatre as me you would have seen this amount of anger being displayed). Now look at the game, violent, gory, reasonably good plot (sort of like the movie revamped) and praised by a large number of critics. Why? Because the game allows you to be that character, you and the character are one and are able to play out the game as you see fit, or until an invisible design border decides that you're having too much fun.
I do not regret my decision of quitting hardcore gaming, and to be honest I am looking forward to it after so many years of it. The games I have chosen to play are series that I have grown up with such as Splinter Cell, and Assassin's Creed (Brink and Fallout I have other reasons for, reasons that would take longer then it took to write this blog). I will admit that I grew up with Resident Evil as well, however I fear that the series has finally reached the milestone of perfection, and the departure of zombies is a fear that many fans and I share in common, so chances are I will not get it.
Instead I will be a gaming guru, one of those people that will do extensive research on a game, watch YouTube footage, and read up on forums about the problems and attempt to come up with my own conclusions as to fixing them. If you think this is heretical of me, or rather that I am a traitor to my own kinsmen, kindly take up your sword on November 16 and fight me, I shall prove otherwise, however I do not regret my decision, I will stick by it, and I have even taken an oath witnessed by my pet dog that I will not go into hardcore gaming.
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