Andrew and I chat about games as a service and how any of these games could potentially get shut down at any moment. As we have seen with games like Paragon, Gigantic, and Marvel Heroes Unlimited. How do you feel about games as a service? Are you scared your favorite game might get shut down? Let us know in the comments!
Sorry, Your Favorite Game is Dead – Why I Feel Bad for Young Gamers Today
I feel sorry for young gamers today. With the rise of ‘games as a service’ titles and always-online video games, we are setting the youth up for disappointment. I’m a 25-year-old gamer, and if I wanted to play the games I grew up with like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time or Super Mario Bros. 3, I have so many ways to do that at my disposal. Whether it’s jumping into the newly-updated N64 Zelda titles on 3DS, or even digging out my old NES from the attic and jumping into classic Mario Bros. games. Lucky for me, games of the 90s didn’t rely heavily on having a massive player-base, micro-transaction funding, or servers to keep the game online. Not that there’s anything wrong with all three of those things, but like I said, some games simply cannot exist without them.
Brett Medlock is a senior editor and a lead on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll