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Why Does This Happen?

I look at games for what they are, and there are some games that make SO MUCH MONEY that really should not.

Of course, I am going to use Madden as my example.

You see children (quoting Three Dog if you did not catch that) our society loves to buy these games, but it begs the question... WHY?

Why buy a recycled series that almost does nothing for you.

If you like these games that is great, but do not keep buying them one year after the other.

What I mean is, if you bought '08, it is so similar to '09 that you do not need to buy '09.

Why not wait for '010, because hoprefully by then they have made enough changes to spend $59.99 on the product.

This is obvious for most GIANT sport realistic games (i.e. NHL, NCAA, NBA, NFL, and so on).

The reason why I chose Madden is because it makes SO MUCH MONEY.

They are practically stealing candy from a baby!

Now be advised, I am not telling you what to buy, I am just setting out the circumstances, and if I were a frequent buyer of realistic sport behemoth games, I would want more for my money.

You can spend your money on it if you really want to, because odds are if you bought '01 you bought all the following.

I am trying to say that you should demand more for your money, especially if you like the series.

I think that if I really loved that series, I would not by the recycled games, and instead would expect more from such a revered series.

Obviously I do not buy nor like these games, but I seriously cannot explain the sales charts.

Is Creative still "COOL"

In came through my mind one day that we have what is an exception in gaming.

It seems that Nintendo's IP games are merely an exception these days, because all other games and game developers seem to have switched over to the "Accepted" FPS boat.

I acknowledge that these games are fun, but when did every game have to switch over to the serious "badass" (stressing the quotes there) genre of men in their primes gunning people down in a first person view?

When I used to go to a game store, it would be hard to choose which game to pick because they were all so unique in their own ways. Now it is a question of which shooter should I get on my Xbox360.

I must point out the obvious exceptions: Prince of Persia, Bioshock, Fallout 3, Viva Pinata, and Banjo and Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts (I HATE BANJO FTR).

What a short list, and even Bioshock and Fallout 3 are SHOOTER games, but they deserve recognition for being unique shooters.

My arguement is that there are to many of them that do not stand out at all.

I think the biggest example of this is Call of Duty 4 and Call of Duty: World at War.

Amazing games to say the least, but it is how they are treated.

Seriously, these games are good, but they do not do anything special.

They make a "badass" (again stress the quotes) FPS with "DUDE... MIND BLOWING" cutscenes all about some people fighting a war.

There is no main character to this series, only a guy in his prime gunning down people in a first person mode.

There is nothing special put into this game, just a short campaign, a good online system, and some guns.

Our gaming society accepts these games, they are safe to talk about among friends and ensure that you won't be made fun of.

I would have no problem as long as it was not the only thing accepted.

This is getting annoying when I walk down an isle and all I see is Gun games.


First off, I will probably be doing these blogs about once every month.

By now, you have probably noticed my name somewhere else online (i.e. YouTube, Xbox Live, EA Wi-Fi, Gamefaqs, Gamespot, or something else) so an introduction is not needed. I will do one anyways. For obvious reasons, I am not going to share any personal information that I do not like to share. I was born in 1992. I am 16 and have been a gamer since 1995.

Since then I have been playing many games and I still keep and collect all my systems and games. My favorite Genres are RPG, Platformers, Action, and Adventure. My library contains over 450 games and I am still going strong! I own a NES, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, Nintendo 64, GBA, Sega Genisis, Sega Dreamcast, Nintenso Gamecube, Nintendo DS (and lite), Xbox, Xbox360, and a Wii. I will continue developers and companies continue.