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18/11/27(Tue)23:08 No. 145466 ID: ee01aa

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What year was the absolute worst for video games?

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18/12/19(Wed)01:57 No. 145486 ID: 9a3b9c


18/12/22(Sat)02:16 No. 145492 ID: a6c568

2007 that turned vidya mainstream

18/12/22(Sat)09:13 No. 145494 ID: a870df

The year Fortnite was released.

18/12/27(Thu)16:45 No. 145496 ID: d4b8d9

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Every attempt at this.

19/02/03(Sun)00:22 No. 145528 ID: fc4b34

This is wrong

The "Gaming industry didn't crash", the "Console industry" crashed in the USA

There was no "Great videogame crash" in 1983. USA =/= The world

Japan also didn't "Save anything" as well.

19/02/18(Mon)05:46 No. 145533 ID: b7518b

I feel like sometime in the early 90's the companies gave up making good games because brands were selling more (thanks Nintendo) which is why we had shit like Crash still trying to be shoehorned as a mascot all the way in fucking 97

19/02/18(Mon)23:27 No. 145540 ID: d6ab75

it was inevitable that people would continue to develop games because hobbies dont need a means to justify being done. the only thing a crash would effect is a business, and videogames as a hobby would not have died even if quartermunching arcade games didn't take off again

19/02/19(Tue)09:25 No. 145541 ID: 13ccd2

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The European market was absolutely laughable in terms of units sales back then. And the games? Goddamn why the fuck were so many of them were horrible pieces of shit?

Companies went tits up faster in the European market because to sell games in Germany you had to translate your title to German. To sell games in Italy you had to translate your title to Italian. Each and every translation amounted to a completely new version of the title as space didn't exist to have multiple languages inside a single package due to limited storage and space of systems at that time. The limited number of sales for each of those unique titles yielded a high rate of failures to make back development costs - too many failures, bye bye developer.

For chrissakes it wasn't until the 90s that computer games in the UK were sold in a packaging that was more elaborate than one or two audio cassettes put in a ziplock baggy lined up on counters, and even then most of the time they just changed from audio cassettes to 3.5" or 5.25" floppy disks.

Europe was never a vibrant market until they gained sufficient memory, storage, and power to have multiple languages in a single title and that happened a fuckload later than 1983.

19/03/06(Wed)18:17 No. 145555 ID: d6341e

2007 i suppose

19/07/03(Wed)04:12 No. 145707 ID: dae63f

Either this or whatever the current year is.

19/07/10(Wed)09:12 No. 145711 ID: 75a089

Somewhere around 2011/2012/2013, they all kind of blend together to me.

19/08/03(Sat)17:38 No. 145734 ID: 1f1ccd

Whichever year Halo came out and castrated the FPS genre for years to come.

19/08/03(Sat)19:27 No. 145735 ID: 5453c2

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The first person shooter genera has always been ass.

19/08/04(Sun)04:02 No. 145736 ID: c80dcf

While true, there were some interesting elements being introduced to first person games before its release. Even the early development builds of Halo included a lot of features that were intended to be fleshed out in the final product.

Then Microsoft acquired them and shoved Halo out the door with only the bare minimum of features to meet their arbitrary release date.

You can see evidence of the acquisition fucking up Bungie products best in Oni. The first few levels are really fun and interesting. After that though they became cookie cutter and boring, because that's when Bungie was no longer in control and it was being shoved out the door by Take2.

19/08/16(Fri)01:03 No. 145755 ID: 0b6c03

I would say 2016 or 2015. At least nowadays, weeaboo games have dual audio. Back then they didn't even bother to have it usually.

20/10/31(Sat)00:15 No. 146207 ID: 79d660

Cry moar, button-mash fanboy.

None of your doom and gloom stopped, for one thing, the existance of a "golden age of Spanish software". Germany with Austria and Switzerland, and even with Best Germany excluded, was a big market in and of itself.

The North American computer ecosystem was also a thing, no matter how terrorized you are by floppy discs.

Not to mention you ignoring the post right above yours that makes clear the irrelevance of your gripes.

20/10/31(Sat)17:37 No. 146208 ID: efe79b

Yeah, such a vibrant market they sold games in ziplock bags.

The margins were so thin they couldn't afford to use decent packaging.

You ignoring the 7 posts above yours makes clear that you're eurotrash.

20/11/07(Sat)05:05 No. 146213 ID: 715b23

Lost Odyssey. Forza 2, and DMC3 came out that year. It wasn't a bad year despite the global recession happening then.

MGSV, GTA V, and Witcher 3 came out then.

2020 is the worst. I can't name any good games from this year.

20/11/08(Sun)00:08 No. 146214 ID: 7030ec


20/11/10(Tue)05:13 No. 146215 ID: 7cb4c3

2021, rpg's are dead

146215 20/11/11(Wed)13:57 No. 146219 ID: e2b141

Nah, Hytale will release in 2021 and it will have RPG elements.

20/11/12(Thu)07:25 No. 146221 ID: 7cb4c3

turn based or die nerd

20/11/30(Mon)22:21 No. 146241 ID: 81d13a

2015, when games really started to become political propaganda

21/01/06(Wed)01:35 No. 146259 ID: 06a4ca

I think it's unfair to judge shit made less than ~5 years ago. It's too early to tell what mattered and what didn't.

21/01/07(Thu)11:47 No. 146260 ID: 46343b

Hard to say about worst games. All depnds from mood and gaming skills. Truly say I am not gamer and playing from time on football games here https://www.friv2online.com/football-games like expert goalkeeper.

21/01/12(Tue)17:02 No. 146270 ID: 857762

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Please look at the title screen for センノキセキ it is a free download on Japanese Playstation 3 store. Thank you.

21/01/29(Fri)22:43 No. 146281 ID: b99c92

>2020 is the worst. I can't name any good games from this year
There's DOOM Eternal, Hades, Crash Bandicoot 4, Bugsnax, to name a few.

21/02/28(Sun)05:43 No. 146292 ID: 8a78c5

definitely 2020

21/03/05(Fri)12:51 No. 146307 ID: 19df92

Point proved. 2020 for sure.

21/03/06(Sat)04:54 No. 146311 ID: ece87a

2006 with the success of the Wii and the (deserved) flop of the PS3.

21/03/26(Fri)10:44 No. 146339 ID: 7cb4c3

Actually this year has been great cause I got a Vita, I have a job

22/08/21(Sun)12:47 No. 146758 ID: 0d44b4

This year 2022 due to Diablo:Immortal. What a trash game with trashier mtx

22/08/28(Sun)13:40 No. 146766 ID: 94380b

The SJW Of Us 2. Yeah, let a pumped up steriod user man woman murderer go after Joel gets killed, and the revenge was for nothing, only because Neil was a cuck, and wanted to fuck Abby in the game.

22/09/07(Wed)14:46 No. 146777 ID: 2e9ee2

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The day when Blizzard died.
"Do you guys not have phones?"

22/09/14(Wed)13:11 No. 146780 ID: 3bc6c6

In my opinion, 2020-22 is the most disastrous year for the video game industry. I think that in the near future developers will be able to release new games that will shake the world. But it will be when everyone stops churning out games according to the ubisoft formula. With https://ilogos.biz/full-cycle-game-development/ I want to make my game without parodies of the existing one.

22/09/14(Wed)18:02 No. 146781 ID: dd09ae

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This is why [WE] are superior.

22/09/19(Mon)07:20 No. 146782 ID: af2d31

I recommend to play overwatch becasue its cool game for play with friends and have opportunity to create own play team. Their goal is to protect squishier heroes such as healers and close-range damage dealers by creating distance, soaking up damage, and eliminating targets who pose a threat. Additional help you can find on https://overwatch-boosting.com/

22/09/24(Sat)11:12 No. 146793 ID: 94380b

Cyberpunk lost its' edge. Still trying to please fans. But, I enjoy it sometimes. Patch it up for about five more years, it might turn better.

Shaman 22/10/01(Sat)01:59 No. 146797 ID: 7eed0e

Ill say 2010 or 2008, I think these are funny because 2009 and 2011+ are seen as some of the best years for gaming with bombshells like far cry 3 and the new cods but 2010 and 2008 were times when people didn't respect gaming,companies didn't put work into them with very little passion, and most of all the games all tried to copy each other with no originality

23/05/12(Fri)14:12 No. 146936 ID: 88736e

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23/05/15(Mon)12:02 No. 146938 ID: 88736e

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Oh noes

23/06/04(Sun)07:30 No. 146944 ID: d9ceca

2008 - Fallout3 & GTA 4
2010 - Fallout: NV & Bad Company 2

23/06/06(Tue)12:21 No. 146945 ID: 88736e

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Let me whisk you back to a different time in gaming—a time when we, in our innocence, would mock the idea that making people real-world money to unlock some gaudy-looking horse armour is a business practice that would catch on.

It was the year of Akatosh, 433 (aka April 2006), when the now-infamous Horse Armor Pack for The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion was released upon the world. Oh how we laughed. $2.50 for a pair of crappy horse armours (and that gold one looked really crappy—like a child had just swallowed a yellow highlighter pen then vomited it up over the horse’s back)? Who did Bethesda take us for?

Of course, the joke would turn out to be on us, as the Horse Armor Pack is now widely regarded as Ground Zero for in-game microtransactions. And while we’ve been living all these years in a kind of daze where we’ve come to accept the idea of paying real-world money for virtual clothing as a norm, it feels like the pricing of Diablo 4’s horse armor really punctuates that, for all the scorn it suffered, Oblivion’s Horse Armor Pack was right all along: people will pay increasingly silly amounts of money for silly things.

In this case, Diablo 4’s various horse armours are split into three or four items that come in a bundle, so the armour itself, and a couple of trophies usually, with the price amounting to Blizzard’s premium currency equivalent of between $8 and $15. Sure, you're technically getting a few items in each bundle, but a) you don't have the option to buy the bits individually and b) they're all just horse armour broken down into different pieces, and clearly designed to go together as a set, so let's not kid ourselves here. If one day Blizzard starts breaking down horse armour into horse helmets, saddles, butt armour, flank armour, and individual hoof boots, then don't let them fool you into thinking you're somehow getting better value here just because they're giving you 10 things.

For perspective, Oblivion’s Horse Armor Pack (consisting of two armours) amounts to $3.76 when adjusted for today’s inflation, so that’s just $1.88 per armour. Bargain! It’s wild to think that at the time this was seen as such bad value that Todd Howard came out to address the horse armour fiasco years later, and actually pinned the blame for its pricing on Microsoft, claiming that he wanted to price it lower than $2.50 but Microsoft insisted otherwise.

It’s ironic that through the lens of 2007 (and for years after that considering the Horse Armor Pack basically turned into a meme mocking the absurdity of microtransactions), the Horse Armor Pack looks like a ridiculous waste of money, but from a 2023 perspective it’s actually very good value for in-game cosmetics (you can still buy the Horse Armor Pack today funnily enough, so what are you waiting for?).

All this is a nice counterpoint to my recent look at game prices in the 90s, when I suggested that the recent price hikes of triple-A games to $70 still doesn’t compare to what games used to cost back in the day. Back then however, we didn’t have microtransactions to contend with, which don’t really affect single-player games, but can realistically bring the price of a game like Diablo 4 up to hundreds of dollars.

Then again, it’s all optional content, as Diablo 4 doesn’t lock any content or features off behind paywalls, so if you want to splash the cash on some horse armour, then who am I to care or judge? As someone who almost never spends money on cosmetics—other than occasionally buying a Hunt: Showdown skin to show my support for a game that cost me $20 and I’ve spent hundreds of hours in)---I should probably be thanking those cosmetic big-spenders who ultimately help finance the game to run over the long run.

Whatever way you look at it, the tables have turned since 2007, as the legacy of Oblivion’s Horse Armor Pack comes full circle and we arrive at a time where people by the thousands will be paying for horse armour in Diablo 4 that costs several times more than that. On the other hand, I’m yet to find a horse armour in Diablo 4 that looks so impressively awful as the sickly-swishy Elven horse armour of Oblivion.

23/06/13(Tue)02:46 No. 146949 ID: 37e5d3


23/06/18(Sun)03:02 No. 146954 ID: 88736e

2023 is the worst year for gaming cos of Diablo4. The most expensive set does NOT contain game. Why?

23/07/04(Tue)05:46 No. 146962 ID: bb31a3

this year

23/08/10(Thu)09:04 No. 146974 ID: ddc4c5

2016, 2018 & 2020, hands down the worst years for video games imo

23/08/24(Thu)01:27 No. 146983 ID: df4f23

who cares faggot

23/09/20(Wed)09:37 No. 146990 ID: 27fa78

PronounField. Just needs mods and patches to improve the game.

23/10/01(Sun)03:52 No. 146995 ID: be0ac2

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video games became a parody of themselves


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