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Is hype killing the industry?
All hype is manufactured anyways
lol the marketing/advertising industry is the biggest cancer on this Earth and is likely what will drive us into extinction
ruining video games doesn't even register on the list of awful things caused by those turbogarden gnomes
this anon gets it, marketing would have been the eighth deadly sin if it were as advanced as it is today in biblical times, i cant even begin to elaborate just how much human misery it has caused
I dont get excited for any games any more.
Other than Fighting games a bit.
And so far no fighting game has been ass.
Is the joke here that fighting games are inherently a crappy stale genre with no innovation because of the whiny fanbases?
Something that Ganker (or at least a good chunk of the doomer tards here) don't get is that there's a key difference between not getting overhyped and expecting / wanting something to be shit and thus never giving it a fair chance.
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Opposite actually since the people I talked about tend to be whiny and always talking about how everything sucks now and their lives are shit.
?? What is it like 2014 or something? The sheer amount of games being pumped out every year. We're all old as fuck now. It was maybe an issue for people when they would hype up meme shit for months on end like Brink or Wildstar.. but at least personally now I simply watch as the days pass by faster and faster and the game always and inevitably comes out. I've been "hyped" for Baldurs Gate 3 since the day of the release trailer and all that means is I've just waited patiently since then and watched one or two vids of early access, I hear it comes out in August... That will be like 3-4 years for me that went by in an instant.
I'd argue that being excited for a new release is part of the fun. I still remember talking with other kids about new games coming out soon, imagining what things they might add, analyzing trailers and stuff like that.
If it turns out to be shit, then too bad but whatever.
This is really funny coming from the guy who claims to be just a comedian if you take his reviews seriously then claims to be a serious reviewer if you treat his opinions as a joke. He has a whole fencepost up his ass.
I haven't seen hype for anything, games just sort of come out now, this isn't 2008 bullshot trailers anymore.
The internet just makes hype faker and gayer
On the contrary, without hype shitty games like cyberpunk or fallout 76 could never succeed
Most hype nowadays is artificial, flashy CGI trailers and large audiences to stimulate all the parts in the brain to generate hype. Whether it's gay e-sports that has ruined entire games or just the latest AAA game convention made by large corporations.
I mostly follow quickly updating indie devs who seem to know what they're doing now. I've followed way too many indie games that seem cool or filled with soul just for the final game to shit the bed in basic game design or gamefeel principles
AAA games are all nearly shit now and AA is slow as fuck with very few updates, so I rarely give a shit about them
vidya i've been hyped for in the last ~15 years:
2007 - UT3 - after the gfx wow factor wore off, i realized it was garbage
2011 - DNF - we all know how that turned out, I got the CE edition of the game that's still on my shelf
2011 - SS3 - painfully mediocre
2011 - Skyrim - "eh"
2012 - BL2 - actually okay, but the writing was painful in many places
2014 - BL:TPS - i tried to lie to myself that i liked it, but i didn't
2016 - SW2 - enjoyed a fuckton and 100%'d it, something i don't normally do
2016 - QC - oh my god just fucking kill me
2020 - DE - good for one (1) playthrough, didn't bother with the DLCs
2022 - SW3 - the closer it got to release, the more my hype deflated, and when they caved in and removed all the banter & changed the VA is when i decided to not buy it, which was the right call as the game flopped and went on sale two weeks later
burned one too many times
Eh, "Hype" is kind of a dead meme now.
Old school "announced a year a go, trailer two months ago, release in a week, can't wait" hype is kinda only still a thing for Nintendo games.
Everything else is "Early access", buggy release, announced 3 years ago and still not out yet or is artificial hype
Which brings me to "nu hype", which is a game you never heard of suddenly appearing in 6 threads, five polygon articles, every discord channel and a mention from every youtuber all in the space of 2 months before release, at which point it's never spoken of again.
Viral marketing killed hype by trying to manufacture it.
Nintendo still does okay, but they're often so slow between media announcements, news and trailers that any hype they COULD build instead withers away and dies.
the ~~*industry*~~ needs to go anyhow
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