Objection! is an attempt to look critically at “industry known issues” and play devil’s advocate.
You can imagine my reaction when roughly 3 minutes after the article published the beta opened for me and I finally got to jump into the card battling game for myself.
People talk a lot about the video game market crash of 1982 in hushed voices, as if it was a black hole in gaming culture. Teeth were gnashed, the plague spread, Gilead fell.
It’s truly amazing how large this convention has gotten. Back in 2002 there were only about 265 of us in attendance. This year? Over 12,000 attendees.
Up until this point in gaming history, any console that was sold had games pre-programmed into the gaming unit. While the use of jumpers in low-grade knock-off consoles continue to this day, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone interested in a console that can never expand upon its current library.
I’m a thirty-something gamer. I hate to say it, but I’m at an impasse. I have more games than I could possibly play, with more already on the way.
It seems to me we’ve all forgotten that fun is subjective. Fun is a unique, personal experience. I have once had a long conversation with a man that legitimately enjoyed Superman 64. It was fascinating.