Summer, Summer, Summertime


It may be a great time for suntanning and barbecues, but it sucks for gamers. Every year we (gamers) experience a drought. Not from ninety degree weather, but from developers not feeding our habit. I know that all of the best games are coming out for the holiday insanity consumer psychothon called Christmas, but why don’t companies throw us a bone? Instead of a steady diet of ass kicking games, we gamers are forced to ration our habit like Samwise Gamgee rationed lambas bread in Lord of the Rings. It’s irritating to say the least, and downright infuriating otherwise. I don’t mind waiting for an awesome experience, but devs can break the November tradition and give us some tender morsels to munch on until then right? Am I asking too much?

Some games can’t compete with the blockbuster titles like Assassins Creed, Battlefield, or Modern Warfare, so why aren’t they releasing during the summer? Unfortunately the answer still comes down to sales. For whatever reason, people don’t buy games all year long, they spend during the psychoholiday season. What sucks is I would wager that there are a lot of gamers (like myself) that will buy a kick ass title whenever it comes out, not just November. But we are forced to wait because like everything else, our passion is driven and controlled by business, and what business says, goes.

If more people consistently spent money on gaming throughout the year we would probably see a more constant supply of titles. I’m not saying go out and buy a piece of crap game and hope that because you did that a couple of times that a company will start spitting out AAA titles. What I am saying is we have essentially created our own hell by inconsistent spending habits. Market research has proven that the few weeks prior to Christmas will sell more copies of any game than leaving it on store shelves all year long, so who can blame the companies for waiting? Hopefully, as the industry grows and matures (and hopefully so do the customers) we will see a shift in how business is conducted. Until then, I guess I’ll just keep playing what I have and watching my game wish list grow in anticipation of a huge holiday release.

Perreault out

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I have been an avid/hardcore gamer since the days of the intellivision. My reviews are unfiltered and unbiased and purely personal opinion. I believe people deserve at least one honest opinion of a game from a source not controlled by outside influence! Power to the people!