Crimes and Misdemeanors
Saw it again the other night.
Remember when consoles were about playing games and not advertising or updating twitter?
remember when video games were desperately underfunded and glitchy, when they were so bad that the video game industry as a whole almost went down the shitter until one company (nintendo) started making games, that weren’t so popular for being good games (back then, they’re more popular and seen as “amazing games” now because of nostalgia) but were popular and actually revived the entire video game industry because they had games that TURNED ON AND WORKED. and now that the video game industry is spending millions of dollars to makes games so great (see max paine 3, $108 mil to produce) and the only way they can get the funding for these games that you know and love is by SELLING THEM, and you SELL them by advertising, because people don’t make money off things that don’t sell, and people don’t buy things unless they have that thing shoved violently down their throat plenty of times.
tldr you have good games because of the shitty advertising deal with it
You seem to think you know quite a bit. If your tumblr profile is to be believed, you don’t really remember nearly as much as I do from your well seasoned age of 17. This is to say when you were 7, you were playing the Playstation 2 at it’s elder years.
Games prior to this were not grossly under budgeted. They were simply budgeted. Now games are grossly over budgeted because corporations have decided we the consumer want soulless, “edgy” brown sequels much like the much critically mixed Max Payne 3 that Rockstar spent way to much money making for a game that was not nearly as compelling as the previous entries in the series. Compared to gears of war, and I will hold my opinion as to the quality of those games, but the budget for those is closer to 15-20 million.
Does “shitty advertising” pay for that? No. Publishers do. But Microsoft has found ways to make sure the console you paid for that belongs to you belongs to them as much as they can. That’s why they update it so often. That’s why you’re bombarded with ads on your dashboard. I’m not exposed to coca-cola or dorito ads when I’m playing Mass Effect. That’s all from turning on my xbox and seeing that advertisers now have a stake in the system I paid for. It would be foolish for anyone to think that any of this money goes into game development.
As per your comment on quality of games only going up, the bigger games get, the amount of bugs only goes up. The more stable games in this day and age do not come from AAA game developers (Elder Scrolls is a prime example). They come from indie developers that microsoft has shunned once again. You have patches today that you did not need over ten years ago because publishers feel that they can shipped unfinished buggy games and fix them later. Why? Because they want their money.
When you turn on a game system, and it’s one gigantic hub for everything with games seemingly as an afterthought, at what point does this benefit games? When that much greed comes into a practice of making art for profit, at what point does it improve what was already good?
Games were not stable back then? what?
Am I motivated? I think I’m [either] 3 weeks or 2 months late on my Miss America updates… Although I’m almost never late for Slipshine, so money is a good motivator. I guess I am motivated, but I’m also tired XD That’s why I’ve stopped animating.
Glad I could help. =)
Then don’t wake up.
what if all your fingers just turned into tongues… like what would you even do
dude people with vaginas would have the best time getting off
“People with vaginas”
what are those called again
I can’t remember
this is what yahoo payed 1.1billion dollars for
HER NAME IS PRINCESS MONSTER TRUCK!
>mfw I have to wait behind someone buying lottery tickets.
maaaan, what are you guys doing?
Optimus Prime: My audio receptors! What is that noise?
Hoist: Humans call it “music”
Sparkplug: Not this human.
Jazz: Sounds alright to me.
Optimus Prime: Blaster, decrease volume! Blaster! Shut up!
All: Shut up!
Blaster: Hey guys, I was only tryin’ to turn you onto some good tunes!