Now, after seeing recent incidents with other fanbases, I kind of realized lot more issues going on with the video gaming fanbase. Some things I noticed
*Console wars…for some odd reason, these have gotten worse
*Frequent oversaturation…specifically the military-styled FPS genre which could eventually well…
*Accusations of review bias/bribe when a game a person dislikes gets a high score (there’s only been one incident of this with a gamespot reviewer, but it’s being tossed around)
*Making titles more “mainstream” (specifically games being adjusted to attract the Call of Duty fanbase)
*Unruly fanboyism. Word of advice, never check video game user ratings on metacritic. Trust me. One minor issue or one’s total hatred to a franchise can lead to a ton of low scores.
I’ve been around the video game fanbase for a long time. But with all the recent events (specifically Mass Effect 3’s ending, the Capcom/DMC/RE quarrels, COD vs. Battlefield, and Nintendo vs. Microsoft vs. Sony wars hitting new lows), I’m starting to wonder, will the fandom as a whole eventually just burn up in flames, or will something else happen that MAY or MAY NOT be good for us?
InB4 that EA giving IGN money gif.