Friday, November 17, 2006

Why I don't get in on the first floor

There seems to be a major flaw in the character of some gamers. And I've noticed this especially of the last couple of years, and it really hit home this year. We have no patience to let things mature. As soon as something new and shiny comes out, we've got to get it now, now, now...not 2 weeks from now...but NOW!

The PS3 is hitting stores today and as I write this, the very doors of these stores are opening up to those fools who like to line up for the latest gadget. I can count on my one hand how many good games you can get with this console at launch, and the staying power of the Blue-Ray standard is questionable at best. People, you're not buying a game console. You are buying Sony's attempt at pushing an HD standard. If Blue-Ray fails, the PS3 fails and you're left with a $700+ paperweight. Also, you know there is a larger chance of hardware failures when they first come out.

This character flaw not only shows itself in consoles, but in games as well. EoF just came out a couple of days ago and, of course, we rush out to buy it, install it, then bitch when it doesn't work as we want it too. Well, thats what happens when you buy a piece of software when it first comes out, instead of waiting for it to be patched and stabilized by the developers who designed it.

Let me make this clear. You get in on the first floor of any technology, whether it be games or consoles, then you should expect problems like not being able to use it for a couple of weeks. Expect failures. Expect it to break something. Don't expect it to work....period. How many times do we as gamers have to bang our collective heads against the wall before we realize that we're insane?

...end rant.

D out.

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