To me the crash is the biggest ever since it nearly killed the industry, but what is the biggest debacle since then iyo? There are so many to choose from: The Atari 5200, the violent video game debates of the 90s, the self-destruction of Sega, The Virtual Boy, Sony at E3 2006, Final Fantasy 14, The RRoD fiasco........theres a ton more.
What was the one gaming debacle that stuck out in your opinion?
Total number of users on GameFAQS who I think should be thrown screaming from a helicopter:53.
That's a pretty interesting question. I think I'm pretty happy with the industry in general.
But, EA's exclusive contract with the NFL is pretty terrible for consumers in my opinion. The advertisements I'm forced to see when I boot up my Xbox 360 also makes me pretty upset as well. And I'm also sad that arcades don't exist anymore. Plus... Squaresoft>Square Enix by alot.
However, perhaps my biggest sore point would be all the decisions Sega made starting with the Genesis add-on hardware up until present day. The real low was their merger with Sammy. They were never really the same ever again.
Sega went from being one of the premiere publishers/developers in the industry to a corporation who puts out very forgettable content with low quality control. They were even good as a 3rd party for a while but now, I almost barely play any Sega games at all. The "Sega" brand has gotten so diluted, and it's almost meaningless now.