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30Jul 08Over the years I have found myself wondering many things about the game industy. Things such as why does EA put out virtually the same games every year with little changes and yet we still buy them (guilty). Nintendo putting out really aweful third party games for the wii and yet the system out sales the other two. Last Activision not publishing Ghostbusters what where they thinking. The last one is the subject of my wrath today. I for the life of me cannot figure out what makes Activision think that Ice Age2 would be a better game than Ghostbusters. Sure it'll sale a lot of copies but the time is ripe to start a new generation of Ghostbuster fans. I know I'm just whining cause I was looking forward to this game for about six months now and have had it pre-ordered just as long. It makes me sad that such crappy games get a green light to one that has such potenial. ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Being the proud owner of all three console systems I have grown rather tired of the whose system is better. Alot of gamers out there sound like five year old kindergartners saying my Daddy can beat up yours. What's funny is that it gets worse every generation. I remeber back in the NES and SEGA days. The sega master system and nes didn't seem to go toe to toe all that much. You move a few more years down the road and you get the genesis and super nes. This was the first time you could see real competition between the two systems and this began carrying over to the people who played them. Now system wars has become a cut throat society where you get slamed for playing the same game as someone else but on a different system. What has happened when all that mattered was that you where a gamer and you go along because you had that in common with someone else.
We as gamers should not bash a fellow gamer because they have a ps3 and not a 360 or wii instead of a ps3. Each system has its strengths and weaknesses. Having all three I have been able to see this. In my opinion PS3 handles media playing better than the 360 while the 360 handles online better (it should since we have to pay for it). The wii I have found it is great for a bunch of people getting together to hang out. A person buys a system to suit their needs or even their budget.
I used to be one of the individuals that I am writing about right now. I used to bash the Playstation fanboys and proudly thump my chest as being a 360 owner quite a bit. But due to my wanting to jump into the blu ray movie market I decided to get a PS3 and I got my wii because I was intrigued by how unique the system was. From that I learned that use each system was great in its own way plus I don't have to miss out on the great games but I understand that everyone can't get all systems but I will no longer bash a person if they don't have the same system I do because they still belong to the same group of people. WE ARE GAMERS!
So the Electronic Arts giant wants to buy out take 2 wow where do I begin. Ok I have my thoughts in order so lets begin. EA's proposal for a Take 2 take over will be very benneficial for EA itsself that is a given. If this deal can be completed before GTAIV hits shelves we are talking huge profits and EA will most likely make its money back within the year. Plus EA will be able to bennegfit from all the other titles that Take 2 has. What about us gamers? EA is virtually killing the sports game competition. As if the exclusives it had wasn't enough. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that EA's sports games are not to the level they where in 2004 or 2005. This year has been the weakest line up I have seen with them.
Tiger Woods 08 was a train wreck the control was horrible and it took me two weeks to get my gamer face loaded on the server for download.
NASCAR 08 I think I may throw up. I have never played a worse driving game in my entire life. It would take me an hour to list its flaws.
Madden 08 was pretty much a repeat of madden 07 but for some reason I like 08 better but it's still a repeat
NCAA 08 an 07 repeat but it did add some new avenues of potential.
NBA Live in general I haven't played them but by reading the reviews that series until 08 was pretty much in shambles
If this happens we are going to be fed subpar sports games i don't think EA will mess with Take 2's other games but sports will never be the same. Granted I do purchase the EA games but I know what will happen when no one else will be able to make a sports game.
I hope this doesn't happen. It could get real scary out there
My Recent Reviews
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A fitting tribute to Christopher Reeves superman.
How Superman the movie should have ended.
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