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Op Ed

Yahoo! Games - Is the Video Game Industry Dying? Thanks Joao.
Investors are also comparing current sales numbers to the cycle's peak, back when the Wii was a must-have device that retailers couldn't keep on store shelves. Now that demand for Nintendo's system has effectively dried up, the numbers can't compete.

If not for the recession, those Wii owners might have kept the industry on a fairly even keel. But the longevity of the economic downturn, coupled with the rise of the smart phone and the app market with its cheap games, stole much of Nintendo's audience away.

29. Re: Op Ed Jun 4, 2012, 14:50 Flatline
Beamer wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 07:59:
Flatline wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 23:34:
ASeven wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 22:28:
Flatline wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 22:10:
While I applaud indie titles whole-heartedly, I can count the number of indie titles on one hand that I haven't bought, played once, and deleted, sure I'd never even come back to them again. They tend to have a lower retension/play rate in my life than iphone apps.

All a matter of taste, I guess. This year I've played far more indies than mainstream games. Grimrock is easily my GotY still, I still play Frozen Synapse a lot and SpyParty, when it finally comes out, will probably captivate a lot of people if the beta is any indication.

Me, I find indies to deliver in quality and fun far more times than I found mainstream games.

I hadn't heard of Grimrock I'm gonna go check that out it looks good.

Frozen Synapse was cool for about 5 minutes and then it just... got boring for me.

I keep trying because I want to encourage indie development, but I haven't found something that "hits" yet.

Grimlock was too restrictive for me (people whine about "on rails" but this game is on a track. Yes, you can choose where that track goes, but the choice to make a first person tile based game isn't one I agree with - it feels too much like first person Zork, only everything you explore looks identical," and I hated Frozen Synapse being a real time game.

Try Mount & Blade, though. Man, I put 7 hours into that game in 2 sessions. Far too much fun.

I keep meaning to get to M&B.
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