Sessler's Soapbox: Changing the Game is a Good Thing

Posted: August 10, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Changing the Game is a Good Thing
Adam uses Madden NFL 11 as an example how some innovations can anger the gaming community, even if they're for the better.

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  • Tman88

    There's people that like change and people who don't. Same thing goes for people getting all up in arms about the slightest different feature but at the same time saying they get bored with lack of change and innovation. Like with other forms of entertainment, game developers can't satisfy everyone, which is why people need to keep an open mind., but of course that's easier said than done especially since there's many people who feel like they're entitled to everything when in fact they're not. Example: the Left 4 Dead 2 situation, and the Diablo 3 situation could also be used here.

    Posted: August 10, 2010 1:43 PM
  • crimznbro

    would you buy madden nfl 11 if its the same as madden 10? no, things need to change for me to buy it. if its the same i wouldnt buy it and thats why change is a good thing.

    Posted: August 10, 2010 1:42 PM
  • NortheastMonk

    With out change everything starts to become a cliche. You have to give a little to get a little.

    Posted: August 10, 2010 1:42 PM
  • iStab

    I think that Douglas Adams wrote in one of his books that technology falls into three different categories that have varying levels of overlap, and they are basically (a) the technology that was of the previous generation which is considered out-dated and needs to be replaced, (b) technology that is of the current generation which is considered modern and (in a sense) fashionable, and finally (c) technology that is in fact ahead of its time and is regarded with much scrutiny and suspicion. Another part of this model is that which category a particular technology or concept falls into very much depends on the person's age.

    Alternatively and in regards to hard core fans: anyone below your skill level is a noob, anyone at your skill level is a peer, and anyone above your skill level must obviously be cheating. That started at the dawn of competitive gaming... which was probably before I could distinguish a computer from a tv.

    Posted: August 10, 2010 1:37 PM
  • justanothergamer300

    But remember just like Left 4 Dead 2 fans will whine and scream all they want but they will still buy the game. We can complain all we want on the internet but when we're back in real life things might be the opposite.

    Posted: August 10, 2010 1:36 PM
  • Johnbegood

    I thought they got rid of the new character model in Infamous 2 because of the negative response from the fans.

    Posted: August 10, 2010 1:23 PM