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What does Treyarch Community Manager Josh Olin think is the “the biggest problem facing the games industry today..”?  You, the fans, apparently.  Apparently Treyarch thinks that they can’t try anything new because when they try gamers and ‘pundits’ yell at them for it.  And, apparently us gamers don’t want good games, we would prefer washed up sequels – stolen from great devs and now managed by 3rd rate developer houses.

In an interview with Josh was asked the question: “What, in your mind, is the biggest problem facing the games industry today, and if you had the power, how would you fix it? ” to which he responded:

…More and more gamers seem to forget what this industry is all about.

Itâ??s a creative industry â?? the most creative form of entertainment in existence. Too many developers who try new things are getting burned by â??punditsâ? and angry entitled fans who look to be contrarian, sometimes simply for the sake of being contrarian. The only thing this attitude aims to achieve is stunt that creativity and innovation even further, which is something that no rational gamer looking to be entertained would want to do.

So if your games suck, its OUR fault somehow?  People dissed your games because the CoD games made by their creator, the now mostly defunct Infinity Ward, were good and yours were crap.  Everybody noticed that for some reason every second CoD game just didn’t feel right, or just plain sucked.  It’s not because you were trying innovative things that us gamers were just too stupid to understand or like.  It’s because you suck at making games.

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  1. Over-complication is what really pisses me off. Especially on platform games. Think of all the epic releases over time, they all had simple rules that were nice and easy to follow, and they didn’t try to over-complicate the game play.
    Halo, CoD, Half-Life/Counter Strike, Starcraft etc.

    Easy to follow games, that are based on a little basic strategy, and a lot of hand eye coordination, and not a game of rock paper scissors with bullshit situational weapons and items that totally unbalance the game play. I just bought battlefeild bad company, expecting to have a pile of fun with it. After unlocking all the weapons and getting pissed off with how situational it all was, I uninstalled it and switched back to counterstrike. Also, you cant get a chest shot kill with a Barrett .50 cal in one shot, that pissed me off to no end.

    Anyway, good article Stryc9.

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