As with practically everything that gets popular in today's financially driven society, gaming has spawned a huge variety of additional products outside of the games themselves.
Is there space for games that severely punish mistakes and poor choices? Or does the continued growth in the popularity of gaming mean aiming for mainstream is going to be the only choice for future developers?
With the recent announcement of the upcoming release of the Playstation 4, and undoubtedly the Xbox 720, it made me pause and attempt to gauge today's generation in the current MMO industry.
Ladies and gentlemen, I've a single phrase for you which is guaranteed to get you talking; a topic which of late seems custom-tailored to stir up a discussion: Micro-transactions.
Why do we need to talk about gaming? Because it's an insanely young industry compared to TV and Movies and Books and etc. The culture surrounding games is awful, let's fix it.