Monday, July 09, 2007

Byte: The irony is just killing me

An executive at EA has just trashed the games industry in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. He's been quoted as saying:
"We're boring people to death... For the most part, the industry has been rinse-and-repeat. There's been lots of product that looked like last year's product, that looked a lot like the year before."


And who, exactly, have been the driving force behind the yearly rinse-and-repeat franchise model of making videogames? You guessed it! It only took you ten (fifteen?) years of FIFA, Madden, Need For Speed, NBA and NHL clones to realise, huh? Still, hey, at least you made a shitload of money in the meantime...

And people are surprised when they hear that the Wii is massively outselling the PS3. Easy to play, innovative games vs. rinse-and-repeat with extra graphical conditioner - I know which ones I'm buying.
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