AAA games have always been corporate shit. In some ways, they were even worse than now - remember Need for Speed Underground 2 and its absolutely ridiculous amount of product placement? Not the mention the cringy "how do you do, fellow kids?" plotlines of those kind of games.Does anyone remember the old days? The Legend of Spyro Series, Sly Cooper, Road Rage, Crazy Taxi, the first Mortal Kombat and Smash Bros games? The First and Second Generation of Pokemon?
How about when Fallout 3 first came out? Holy shit, those were the fucking days. Games that were fun, fairly cheap, none of the microtransaction give me your money re-tard business mentality. And s, so many other titles that were fun as fuck, even without internet, and 4k graphics. I still have my PS2 copy of Urban Chaos: Riot Response, and that game is fucking amazing. Looks like shit, but nobody gave a shit. I certainly didn't. Look up the 2005 Star Wars battlefront and compare it to the modern version. The difference is staggering.
And what about Fable? Who remembers the original Fable?
I think video games will be better when E3 is dead. Getting all the corporate shit out of the industry would be best, but E3 going down the drain is a start. Let people, People, make cool shit again.
At least NFS2:U was funny bad instead of depressingly bad. At least you can still actually play it and it didn't come in a million separate pieces you had to buy.E3 has seen worse attendance - it'll survive EA's absence.
AAA games have always been corporate shit. In some ways, they were even worse than now - remember Need for Speed Underground 2 and its absolutely ridiculous amount of product placement? Not the mention the cringy "how do you do, fellow kids?" plotlines of those kind of games.
Also, I remember how people were complaining about Fallout 3 and its DLCs back then - very much not unlike today.
Space World was a Nintendo specific event that coexisted with E3 for almost a decade. E3 really was created to give game companies something less crowded/nonspecific than CES, which is itself still going strong in non-gaming areas.On the off chance that E3 actually "dies" some new show will take it's place, just as E3 took the place of space world.
Sony leaving is one thing but EA leaving doesn't even compare. Sony left because of ego, but EA is leaving because of lack of funds I'm sure. Now if Nintendo or Microsoft start abstaining THATS when the real shit is gonna go down.
EA isn't fucked till they lose the rights to Fifa and MaddenBattlefield V and Anthem tanked, Star Wars Battlefront 2 fell flat on its face, and the future of Microtransaction gambling is in doubt as governments start questioning if it should be legal.
EA isn't going to E3 because they're fucked.