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The 10 Biggest Changes in Gaming in the Last Decade

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  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    http://kotaku.com/the-10-biggest-changes-of-the-last-10-years-in-video-ga-1724083583

    Interesting article from Kotaku, even if a lot of it doesn't apply to me personally. Honestly, aside from moving from the PS2, through the whole lifespan of the PS3, and now into the PS4 era, gaming hasn't changed all that much for me in the past ten years. I play the same type of games as I did then, in much the same way. The only real difference is that I now sometimes buy DLC, which wasn't much of a thing on the PS2. Back then, I was a moderate PC gamer very much into Civ and Sim City, and a few other similar games, and now cannot game on the PC at all due to everything being online, but I've gotten over it.

    How has gaming changed for you guys? Much at all?
     
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  2. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    Since I was in college 10 years ago, and that was right about when I got into the xbox and xbox live, I'd say gaming hasn't changed all that much for me, except that I now have a proper gaming PC and have expanded to a wonderful slew of titles I didn't have access to on consoles, or just better versions of games than what I would have got on console.

    I guess I could say I play a lot less direct multi-player than I did 10 years ago (and less gaming overall), but I generally play the same type of games. Except in the past 10 years one of my favorite game series has been stopped, in NCAA football. Hopefully they are able to bring it back at some point though.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Same here for NCAA. I played it almost every year it existed. From the sounds of it, it seems like it might be able to come back as early as 2017 if EA wants to.
     
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    I've gone from PC (Shooters (Doom, WOLF3D, Nukem, Flight Sims) -> Console (Madden, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear) -> Console (Madden, FIFA, COD/BF) -> PC (SWTOR, Elder Scrolls) + Console (COD + MGS + Main Titles)

    I've noticed changes in my game tastes. I've gone from emersive games to less emersive games. I think that's mainly because of life. I simply can't dump 3+ hours into a game anymore. Really trying to get proficient at FIFA.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I still do games that are just as emmersive. I don't have as much time for gaming as before since becoming a stay@home dad - I used to dedicate some days off entirely towards it, but I've never been one to play multiple games at the same time either. Starting a year ago, Ive gone from Madden, to DA:I, to AC, back to The Witcher 3, and now back to DA:I. Roughly two month spans with one game before switching again, 1-2 hours at night after the family goes to bed.

    When I was single (2004 and before), gaming was like a second full time job, but thats a long time ago.
     
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    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Need an archive link of the original story. I refuse to give Gawker my click traffic.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Are Gawker and Kotaku the same company? I linked from Kotaku and it seemed to be their story.
     
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    Damn it :lol:
    I clicked here just to get my "inb4 Des rages at Kotaku" in, but I am too late :lol:
     
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    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Kotaku is the vaguely gaming but really more interested in stirring up SJW BS arm of Gawker.

    It's not rage. It's a conscious decision to purposefully avoid anything related to Gawker, much like how one consciously avoids lepers.
     
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    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    LOL ok. For me, I actually find that they post several interesting gaming and/or geek culture items every day. Seems like a pretty good site, but maybe I'm not digging into areas that others are.
     
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    Desides Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Take this quote from the article:

    The amount of false premises and BS thrown at you in the span of 3 sentences is just incredible.

    1. No one rushed to counter the headline. It was celebrated.
    2. No one thinks women are only casual gamers.
    3. No one puts casual or hardcore in scare quotes.
    4. People who play games were always diverse.
    5. Women do play more mobile and Facebook games than men.

    Kotaku can't resist crapping all over its readers. That's why I refuse to give them clicks.
     

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