Ok, i have a few people saying that this E3 was lame and that “gaming” is dead. Putting statements like “Gaming was over when they decided our consoles had to be social networking multi-entertainment devices”. I know games can’t be the only focus on consoles now in days and i don’t think gaming is dead and never will. What do you guys think?
Gaming isn’t dead, people are just upset (I’ll admit being one of them, somewhat) that what they wanted wasn’t what they necessarily got.
Connections to social networking, video, etc should be expected by now. Technology continues to advance and the different parts of our online lives will be connected with all the devices we use. Even if we don’t USE all of the capabilities or devices together, the fact that they exist and continue to advance is really neat.
We have to keep in mind that, these companies (mostly Microsoft and Sony) don’t just make games or consoles. They’re leaders in current technology, programming and networking, etc. They’re going to try to get the most up-to-date neat features out of as many of their products as they can, because maybe somebody does actually use them. For example, I think it’s pretty neat that my PS3 can access files from my laptop via Bluetooth or whatever. Some people may think that’s a basic, unamazing feature, but I love changing my wallpaper without transferring files to my PS3, and for awhile I’d watch videos from my computer on my tv with the PS3. (although sometimes there was buffering and it was annoying so I stopped. I still watch stuff though thanks to HDMI cables!)
Honestly, I just think people are getting a bit ornery because 100% of the alotted time wasn’t taken up by actual games. That’s all it is really. gaming isn’t dead, and it won’t ever be, as long as people are still willing to buy and play games. As long as we’re willing to buy, they’ll be willing to sell to us. That’s kinda the bottom line. (Plus if there are developers who enjoy playing, they’ll want to continue making games.)