I have always paid attention to many websites that have gaming news and content and well it has been interesting this year. So here my are some of moments from the year that are not necessarily good or bad.
This was first up mainly because we have new systems being already and it has not been that long, or either it has and I have just been moving aimlessly throughout the year. The Xbox Scorpio, PS4 Pro, and the Nintendo Switch are all new consoles and one of them is already out. Whether this was a good idea or not we all will later find out.
2. No Man’s Sky and the dangers of hype
No one can personally blame Hello Games for the disappointment that was No Man’s Sky, but the people got overly excited about a small team with a little too much ambition. The average player was excited to journey to the center of the Earth in their own personal space ship. Maybe have a few friends along for the journey as you take on random people and enemies in the universe. Almost every gamer had a little too much faith in the indie developers and ultimately it was too much. They are still updating the game but is it too late for it now? A lot of people learned the lesson of following bandwagons and really just being cautiously optimistic.
3. VR hitting consumers
Every Virtual Reality thing came out this year and it has been somewhat fun to people around the internet looking goofy with these things on. VR is very cool even in its somewhat early stages. Me personally I would not buy one now but I would like to try one out.
4. PlayStation Network being down
I have no problem with Sony but please get it together. It became funny after awhile because no one was shocked anymore, but still. Sony needs to do better.
5. Lionhead studio closing
The creators behind Fable and one of Microsofts studios closed its doors and it is always sad when a studio closes its doors. I was really looking forward to them making a next gen fable because the world is amazing. Also, the cancellation of Fable Legends is a big loss to the people who were waiting on it. Lionhead will be missed.
6. Two big series hitting the big screen
Ratchet and Clank and Assassins Creed got movies and I haven’t seen either of them. It is still great that these iconic series got a chance to attempt to try despite the video game movie curse. I hope these movies did the series justice.
These are just a few on the top of my head and might do a part 2 but I hope you enjoyed them.