One thing I’ve noticed with video gaming is that things have really slowed tech wise. It used to be with PC gaming, you basically had to upgrade something every year to keep up, and there were constantly games out that pretty much no one but video game reviewers had a rig powerful enough to play. But now I’ve bought a gaming laptop a few years ago and there isn’t even a slight temptation to upgrade. I guess a big part of that is everyone is aiming for the consoles now, and with that you can’t push the hardware very far. And when was the last big PC exclusive? Diablo III? And that didn’t even try to do much graphically.
Of course, it’s also gotten really long between upgrades in consoles which used to be every five years at least. I guess we’ve just gotten to the point where a little bit better graphics doesn’t just doesn’t seem worth it. It was a big leap from NES to SNES. An even bigger leap from SNES to the 3D of N64. And after that it was just how many polygons can we get on screen and improving online play. We’re in a slump. Nintendo is trying a tablet like controller as the next big thing, and who knows what Microsoft and Sony are going to do. If all they have is a bit better graphics (and we’re already at HD), is anyone going to care?
BTW, someone asked for my Steam account. It’s AmericanRonin. I haven’t done any of the community stuff on Steam, and it makes me feel even more a loser playing video games when Steam keeps reminding me I have no friends.
Also, new Humble Bundle out where you can pick up a ton of THQ games for a buck (or more, especially if you want the Saints Row the Third bonus which only cost you about $6 last I checked). I never played any of these games, but it seems you can’t go wrong at the price.