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thatpersonoverthere
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Gamers should step out of the comfort zones of getting games only published by big companies.

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Taylur
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/20/2014 Category: Games
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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thatpersonoverthere

Pro

When a game does well, a company would stick with making more games like the game that sold well. When a game that is innovative, but done for the first time gets released but doesn't live up to the expectations of the company they decide to scratch that game and move onto what they believe is the next big thing. Because people show interest by using their wallets, companies respond in turn with churning out the same things people keep buying with hardly anything innovative in the industry. If more people were comfortable with going out from under the safety of buying games that have made a name for themselves and are just riding on that fame (ex. Call of Duty) and buy games from indie developers that are trying to make a living doing what they love as well as bringing a fresh breath to games in new and old game categories, then maybe we'll be seeing more diverse games being released than sequels of games that have lived for far too long doing the same old things.
Taylur

Con

I accept that innovation in the video game industry seems few and far between; the same proven formulas are churned out again and again (mostly first-person shooters). However, you seem to have forgotten that experimental advancements are made all the time -- hardware changes allow new gaming experiences. Take a look at the Nintendo Wii; motion controls allowed new ways to play games, and Microsoft and Sony quickly followed suit with Kinect and Move. Take a look at the Oculus Rift [1]; virtual reality could open the doors for a fresh take on gaming. I concede that most changes are hardware based, but the new systems help to spawn a plethora of innovative (or perhaps gimmicky, in some cases) title releases that take full advantage of the new system.

Independant developers can very rarely offer the absolute best quality; they often lack experience, staff and money. Consumers want to ensure that they will enjoy the games they buy -- large companies can deliver a blockbuster experience and arguably a better game.

At the end of the day, the gaming industry is a business that strives to make money. Consumers have proven time and time again that they will spend money on certain game genres, so the large gaming companies are simply working to their demand.

[1] - http://www.oculusvr.com...;
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Vote Placed by Josh_b 3 years ago
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Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Source is only provided by Con, All the other areas according to me is tied.