What’s your game?
For over 20 years, I have been a gamer. I am not a singer, a gambler, or a mountain climber. When my coworkers ask me “what did you do this weekend?” My response is commonly, “well my wife was working, so I exercised and played video games.” in other words, it is my greatest hobby. Now ask around, most people who are hobbyists will work become artists of the trade because they learn what they like and dislike.
Despite my bachelors degree, I am incapable of creating my own games on the scale of Halo or Uncharted. Unfortunately, this will likely never change. Thus, I am limited to satisfying my hobby by playing games developed by legions of other people with other interests and opinions of what is it takes to make a great game. Sometimes I wonder
what I would do if I could harness the talent and tools of Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham Asylum)? This will get your wheels turning: what if you ran Blizzard for a year?
I’ll save you some time, don’t continue reading this post if you expect to learn how to overtake Valve. I can’t help you out there. What I can do is recommend you join the fight on our forum and tell us what makes your perfect game. If your title were CEO of Rockstar, what would you do with the next Bully? Developers and publishers are amongst us. They read sites like ours and take our suggestions seriously. Don’t be a quiet hobbyist. Help make your next $60 better
Now, if I ran Blizzard, Diablo 3 would be dark, have fewer item manipulations than its predecessor, and I would go back customize the story and settings by character class. It’s your turn now. What is your perfect game?