a reply to: ketsuko
Electronic Art's, they have always had a reputation and most gamers even if they play some of there games HATE them.
Loot Box's to snare the young into online gambling.
Rental/Subscription Games model they and other industry giants are trying to push etc.
Oh by the way E
your argument has no energy to speak of, it is an opinion based on what you like and you have no right to dictate to other's
what they like and in case you have not noticed the Gaming industry has more or less displaced the Movie industry these days and is set in time to
completely replace it with interactive experience based titles.
That said We ALL partially agree with your sentiment if not your comment here, the gaming industry needs more regulation, less gambling in the form
of loot box's and less violence that has DEFINITELY had an affect upon society as young minds are often shaped by what they see.
My generation loved to play war, we had stick's and pretended they were gun's, toy gun's tended to break a lot and a stick that has a vaguely rifle
like shape in the hands of a child can be anything, we did not go about hitting one another with them, we would play bang, bang shoot your dead and
take turns of piece as to whom was going to be the bad guy's.
We also did not go around stabbing one another.
These days kid's are stabbing one another every day, killings are out of hand, they don't play with there mates they play indoors in front of a
computer screen having there brains addled by violence, violence, violence and in a typical manner similar to drug addicts then claim it is NOT
harmful when it patently is.
That said Netsuko is an intelligent adult and I come from the Commodore 64 Generation when I was in my early teen's and Digital Arcades before that
so for me Games are not so harmful they are a distraction.
Yes there are more constructive things we could be doing BUT what about those quiet moment's, picking up a good book not an option, nothing on TV,
don't feel like a stroll or are not well enough to and then a computer game comes into it's own and there is NOTHING immature about that
AND A GOOD PC GAME IS OFTEN CHEAPER THAN A BAD NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN and you enjoy it at your leisure when you want to without throwing up because of
too many drink's and that dodgy curry afterwards.
EA are a Parasite on the gaming industry eating it up and destroying it, pushing ahead with money making schemes and there titles seldom have any
real quality to them at all, we were going to have an open world Star Wars RPG with multiple planet's, first person planet interaction and space
combat including boarding huge star ship's, hunting bounty's, being the good guy and living out a nice distraction from our often boring reality's but
EA realized it was single player, they could not put loot box's into it and they shut it down just week's from being completed.
So if you think there are more interesting thing's to do let's hear your hobby's, I used to love a good read, fell walking, personal exercise,
conspiracy (we share that don't we) and of course since I lived in the commodore 64 generation and always wanted one (but ended up with a CPC464
instead) Computers and gaming is a nice distraction, it is the modern book reading, the modern movie in some cases though yes it is not as nice as
sitting with friends and family watching a really good movie but when was the last time one of those was made?.
Just a suggestion E, get of your high horse and don't talk down to people it's not nice, it's disrespectful and it's damned irritating dribble.
edit on 4-12-2020 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)