As somebody who has written news myself, I can understand why people would want to know about upcoming features in games. But if there’s one thing I have realized is how people make such a big deal out of such small news. I mean most of the times, do people actually care? In some instances yes, but most of the time, not really. The games listed here are just a few games that just won’t stay out of the gaming news; why? Because people make such a big deal out of it.
Let’s start with the big one. Battlefield 3 was a game that was released October 2011. People hate EA, and whilst people did enjoy the game’s multiplayer, many found the flaws and stopped playing, myself included. So it’s slightly annoying when Battlefield 3 just keeps appearing in the news over a small little patch that barely adds anything. It’s not only the patches, but it’s also about the 10,000 (5) expansion packs announced for the game. I mean, sure, write news about when these expansion packs are out and maybe write about one massive patch, but as for the news about the tiny patches and about 1 single feature being revealed in an expansion pack each time, it’s just not needed. You’d be better off not reading them and just finding out for yourself about the features in an expansion pack when you have it. Otherwise the more you read about them, the more you might think: “Huh. Not as exciting as I thought…”
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
If I were you, just read the Battlefield 3 post; It’s almost the exact same story. If it’s not about the small patches being released all the time in the enjoyable but buggy game, then it’s about the upcoming expansion packs which are a good half a year away. If it’s not the expansion packs, it’s an entire article about something recently discovered in the game. OK sure, the news about Skyrim getting Kinect support in an upcoming patch was big. But as for the other patch articles, there’s no point. You’ll be reading about upcoming bug fixes, only for there to be twice as many bugs in the patch itself. Aren’t you guys tired of reading these news pieces over and over again? I’m all for the articles about mod spotlights, because some of the work you see is truly amazing, but come on. We don’t need to know about a single feature being added in an expansion that probably won’t even be released until 2013. Just wait until it’s nearer the time of release to have a massive article of all the features. That would be more exciting, surely?
Don’t get me wrong; I’ve played some of the Metal Gear games, and I really like them. Snake Eater is by far the best of which I’ve played out of Snake Eater, Portable Ops and Peace Walker. But do we really need to have all these articles about the same thing over and over? Metal Gear Solid 5 this, Metal Gear Solid 5 that. Kojima Productions are currently contributing to Revengence right now (a completely new sub-franchise to the Metal Gear franchise) so I doubt they’re going to be announcing Metal Gear Solid 5 any time soon; not until after Revengence has been released. Why? They’re not going to show a game and then show Metal Gear Solid 5, making people completely forget about Revengence. I have no doubt Kojima are working on Metal Gear Solid 5, but nothing will probably be shown until Revengence is released. Now go make some fan-fiction about all the Snakes kissing each other or something.
Grand Theft Auto V
I can’t believe the hype behind this; it’s god damn stupid. I am looking forward to this game, but what is the point in all these pointless articles like “Take-Two Phone Earnings Conference Happening. GTA V RELEASE DATE?” It’s a bloody earnings conference; they’re not going to announce the release date into something so complex to most gamers. If they were going to announce the release date, they’d announce it properly, not on the phone. Not only that, but there are some stupid articles like “Voice actors finish recording”, making some people assume that means the game is done. No it does not, because some games record the voices a couple of years before it’s even released. Can we all stop trying to predict when the game is coming out, because we all need to face the facts: it’s not coming out any time soon (if anything, late 2013).
Resident Evil 6
Why the fuck would anybody be excited for this game? I’ve seen the trailers, and I can tell you, as far as the original Resident Evil games go, this is NOT a Resident Evil game. It’s just the characters from the games thrown in for a cash in. These games are starting to go as bad as the movies now; action orientated and never about the actual zombies. Capcom always claims it is, but it never ever is. It’s about explosions, conspiracies and bad ass shooting; that’s it! If it were up to me, the entire franchise would just be given a reboot because these games are getting fucking ridiculous and I can’t actually believe the hype considering gamers are giving Capcom so much shit lately. What, is Resident Evil 6 the only game where you’d go to Capcom “Keep up the good work” because they’re not. Resident Evil 6 doesn’t need the explosions, it doesn’t need the darkness, it doesn’t need the never dying characters; it needs hundreds of zombies and a quiet atmosphere. THAT is what makes a Resident Evil game, NOT Resident Evil 6.
Not-So Honorable Mentions
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale – The game isn’t even out yet, and somehow gamers pounce around this game like Super Smash Brothers never existed. I never understood the fun of SSB because I always felt it was just the same all the time… like the Call of Duty games.
Minecraft (Xbox 360 Edition) – Yes because we all give a fuck about that very very tiny update that 4J Studios pretty much managed to ‘release for free’ whilst every other company pays for theirs. Wake me up when they release a patch worth wile.
Call of Duty – I’d say it does, but then I’d say it doesn’t. It’s mostly the constant articles about hating or loving Call of Duty. I will admit: I laugh at the ones who love it (you can tell it’s written by a 10 year old).