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Originally posted by WoundedByHonesty
reply to post by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien
Oh come on. Consoles have limits, as the controller can only do so much and the hardware is fixed (unless modded) so the comparison is not viable. Before this degenerates into a Console/PC debate let me say that sometimes the smarter people go for ease of use rather than opting for a virus-ridden nightmare. But tell that to the poor people on PSN... I guess you really can't win. But this has nothing to do with intelligence.
Originally posted by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien
The past few years, we've seen a rise in a video game franchise, titled "Call of duty", and the rise of console gaming with, the ps3, xbox 360 and nintendo wii becoming "mainstream" and "casual", gaming is less hardcore and, anyone can just jump in, from toddlers to grandma, not that im saying thats bad, but it gets to a point, when it becomes bad, and we've currently long gone past that point.
The first 4 COD games, did take some skill and had a learning curve.
But from there on in, it seemed every other sequel, became basically the game playing the game for you, from perks, to auto aiming, and killstreaks, there is no learning curve behind the game, and the past 4 games have been EXACTLY the same, other than just a re-skinning, and the upcoming Modern Warfare 3, is just the deleted scenes from Modern Warfare 2, nothing has changed.
Yet people are sucked in, wowed and impressed by this new version of the game?
I mean, if a different accent can "impress" and "wow" people, then that proves how dumb people are, anything will impress the masses.
It seems people love the most useless of things
I would have to say that gaming has been lowering the IQ bar of people since Doom fell of the map. By offering no mental challenge other than pressing a button, the brain tends to be frozen in time, and it stays stagnant even after the game is over.
Games like COD, that break record sales, have little to do with thinking, and more with easy tasks.
People would prefer to play on a console, than build a PC to play, everything is just done for them, no thinking needed.
Do games, and consoles kill independent thinking?
Seems the only people who game on consoles and play call of duty, are bro-gamers (people from fraternities, generally the low i.q'd, and 13 year olds).
edit on 12-9-2011 by RadeonGFXRHumanGTXisAlien because: (no reason given)
I miss those point and click adventure games from the 90s that actually made you think. The only way to get through the game was by using logic and solving puzzles.
Odd how it was different in 80s and 90s then even though the controls was even more simple then. Most games of today just dosent offer much of a challenge at all.