The gaming market of the early 80s was filled with imperfect information and no quality control - there literally was no way to tell whether the game you bought at the store was gold or junk, and rogue programmers were rampant in their ploy to ream you for easy bucks.
We have too much information on whether a game is good or bad these days, with review sites and user feedback. Companies may rise and fall, but the industry itself is big enough to survive.
Formerly known as Hero Fly Chao. "Last Of Us is a typical dudebro FPS" -coolguy_23
As long as there 3 big console manufacturers it won't, and probably Nintendo will stop being one of them soon.
Nope. Sony and Microsoft could both fall (Sony being on the verge of it), and the PC will always be there. They were still making games on computer after Atari went belly-up, and with Valve getting into the market, it pretty much guarantees PC will never die when it comes to gaming.
Actually things might have come close to crashing in Nov 2013. Just think what would have happened if MS has not changed it's initial policies for the XBoxOne and Sony had adopted a similar policy for the PS4! O.O;
SE may have another FF hit on their hands with FFX/X-2 HD. Perhaps the biggest FF since, well, FFX. :p
games will remain in this sad state for another 10 years, until non-traditional gaming demographics get up to speed with young Western men to whom games have been made by and for since the beginning.
in the meantime, i am supplied with a seemingly limitless supply of games/gamers to mock for dire lack of sophistication, blatant gender, ethnic and sexual orientation pandering (ie, sucking up to max profits/ meeting political lobbyist quota content), and overall casualness and insipidity