Input - Summer Game Fest 2021 highlighted a huge problem in the gaming
industry. "This is the same issue that my husband, who plays games every single day
but would never identify as a 'gamer,' has when he’s looking for his next
title: It’s a discovery issue. If Xbox Game Pass, which is an undeniable
value in any dollars-for-entertainment calculation, is a random grab bag of
whatever interactive content Microsoft currently has the rights to,
showcases like Summer Game Fest are like drinking four Red Bulls and hitting
shuffle on a Wal-Mart trip. A JRPG? Of course. A visual novel? Sure. A movie
trailer? Okay! A discussion on the morality of Hitler vs. Fidel Castro by
actor Giancarlo Esposito? I’m confused. Classical music? Wait, stop.
noted landlord Hannibal Burress fighting a demon with the WWE’s Ember
Moon? Hold on, this has stopped making sense. Exactly two Overwatch 2 skins?
Okay, how did we get back here?"