Razer Says There's Something Terribly Wrong With The Gaming Industry

By William Usher 2011-08-22 13:26:11 discussion comments
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And here it is I thought I was the only one living in a bubble where it felt like todayís generation of gaming was basically a shiny coat of paint over stuff weíve been playing since the early 00s. Well, if you felt the same way then youíre not alone and itís not just us small gaming news websites and enthusiasts either. Gaming peripheral company Razer wrote an open letter to Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo about the stagnating situation of the gaming industry in the Wall Street Journal, saying that PC gaming is not dead and that they have big plans come August 26th at PAX in Seattle, Washington.

The entire gist of the message plays out like itís begging to go viral. And, it should. Itís currently looping over at an oddly hypnotic PC Gaming Is Not Dead Website, where they basically give us an audio (and visual) rundown of whatís wrong in todayís gaming society, outlying the message with ďthere is something terribly wrong with gaming todayĒ. Everything they say is something that intelligent gamers and indie devs have been griping about for some time: shoddy, rushed ports, lack of innovation, closed systems, the works.

Newbie gamers 15 years and younger probably have no idea what the grumblings are about in todayís interactive digital entertainment industry because they arenít old enough to remember the spurts of transitional evolution that brought gaming to where it is today, or the lack of evolution if you count todayís generation.

Back during the 80s, 90s and early 00s, just before the Xbox 360 hit the market in 2005, things were a lot different. Rehashes and milking still existed, but certainly not the way it does today. Innovation just isnít on the backburner for most publishers it practically almost doesnít exist save for a few titles every once in a blue moon.

Iím hoping Razer isnít just pulling the legs of gamers for some cheap controller cash-in on a viral gimmick, which would be a real letdown. But hopefully itís something legit. Weíll keep you posted when August 26th rolls around. In the meantime, feel free to check out the Official PC Gaming Is Not Dead Website.
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