These gaming trends need to die once and for all: the bombastic and ridiculous hype from supporters of virtual reality, a worthless nonsense with no future since the second half of the last century; the stupid downloadable contents like Mortal Kombat “easy” fatalities; crowdfunding campaigns ending in a complete fiasco. The things that will never be enough: new side-scrolling action platformers; the growing popularity of PC gaming.
Let’s be clear, I love old games, so much that I spent a good part of the (little) time I played during these months on arcade emulators, pixelated indie titles and the Solitaire (which is so Windows 95). What I cannot really like is this new trend of abusing the past (which is never over for good) to develop new “incarnations” of an alleged spirit of bygone times, stuff like Drift Stage for instance. Yeah, it’s always better than rubbish like the “new” Sierra and the rape of old and new video games as a business model by that disgusting filth known as Zynga. Which is dying, yet too slowly.