Originally Posted by darklordjames
I think it's the dumbest article I've read in weeks.
Agreed. It's just pageview-trolling sabre rattling. Look at it this way: just because you can buy a $10,000 Kia doesn't mean the $50,000 Mercedes Benz is going away. The market that buys $60 Madden roster updates every year is not the same as the killing-time-waiting-for-my-flight Angry Birds crowd.
Now, IMO, games have strayed far from their roots (gameplay-focused) and have become full-blown interactive theatrical experiences. And even though the average age and income level of a gamer has increased over the years, it's hard to make a case for plunking down $60 for a new game when a $30 used plays exactly the same
. It's not like with cars, where you get the new-car smell and a warranty.
So while I believe it behooves the gaming industry to go back to its roots and scale back its production costs (and then pass the savings to the consumer with a modest price decrease), I don't think Fruit Ninja is going to ring the death knell for consoles or "hardcore" games anytime soon.