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Disposable Video Games Hurting Industry

 

 

Cordova, TN; December 21, in the year of our Lord 2015--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is conquering a bad trend within the video game industry. Digital downloads have made video games disposable. They have lost all value when consumers can no longer trade them, give them away, or sell them to other consumers. Since the video game companies have stolen ownership from consumers they have made their digital downloadable video games completely disposable and worthless. Plenty of consumers go to stores and look for products. Digital downloads are not reaching physical copy gamers. Online games that can be taken away from consumers have helped create this disposable video game problem.

I have talked to plenty of people at retail stores who gauge the health of a system based on how many video games are in the store. I have lost track of how many times people have told me: “I would not buy that system because there are not enough games for it.” I have also met people who do not have Internet in their homes. So all of these online features and modes are meaningless to them. There is a complexity that has been added to the consoles and games due to the online modes, and features. Not everyone has the same level of technological experience. To some people it is frightening, and they will not spend their money on it. They are comfortable with plug and play. Remember the wonderful day of popping in a cartridge or a disc and it played? Why can’t we do that again? It was simpler, easier, less glitchy, and worked better.

Digital downloads have helped smaller companies get products to an online only market. There are some great ideas out there, and I wish they would progress to physical copies. The digital downloads have made those video games completely disposable. There is only so much memory on the devices unless you plan on spending even more money on larger hard drives. Once a game is deleted from a device it becomes less likely it will be played again. Which means it becomes forgotten and meaningless. We go back and replay physical copies of games all the time because we see the game case. It is much harder to do that with a digital download. Going through the library of previously downloaded games is so time consuming and boring. The solution is so simple. The solution is so easy. Make physical copies of these games. Remind consumers that video games have an actual value when they are released in the physical format.


God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

   

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