I read through the forum rules a lot but today when I read though them I thought of something. Instead of the way Spoiler tags work now. it should work like you put the spoiler tags around the spoiler. Then when someone is reading your post they can read the controller by clicking on a spoiler button to read the spoiler.
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For many years now entertainment has branched and expanded into a form of interactive entertainment which is what we call video games. Through out the long and winding road of gaming there has been many bumps. Many consoles entered the race in an attempted to gain a piece of the gaming market and most failed. In this three part round table discussion PSU will be discussing the Past, Present, and Future of gaming.
Im Matt Schnackenberg, one of the many journalists at PSU and I would like to welcome you all to Change: A Look Back.
In this edition of Change we will be taking a look back at the earlier history of gaming. Some of the staff at PSU and I will tell you our thoughts and beliefs on what companies should and shouldn't have done during their time. I will be presenting the questions for this tantalizing debate but before we get to our questions I'll turn this to the staff members that are participating and let them introduce themselves.
Hello, Im Dustin Spino, one of the many journalists at PSU.com, hope you enjoy Change.
To start things off Sega, Atari, and many others failed in the previous console wars, what do you think their major downfall was?
With how successful the game industry is these days, and how much the industry is still booming, people seem to forget its still a business, and in business you either keep up or die out. The industry has to be one of the most successful ones we have ever seen, but the truth is this only makes it harder on game developers. With more companies in the race, you have new technology and more games, and fan bases start to shift.
The point I’m getting to is they just plain couldn’t keep up. The games were becoming old, and no new technology or game styles were being introduced. The companies were having major problems with bringing new ideas to the table and bringing the same old idea over and over again. Then you have companies like Sony or EA lure in some amazing talent and bring new ideas and content to the table. The competition gets bigger, companies challenge each other, and the weaker ones fall out.
Now I explained why their game industries are failing because that’s exactly how their console business failed. They couldn’t support the systems at all, couldn’t bring first party support, couldn’t bring new ideas, and just completely bottomed out when the pressure came from other companies. The console did great when it was the only thing on the market and people loved it, then Sony and Nintendo hit the market and people started to question rather or not the buy Sega is worth it or not. At this time Sega was doing fine but then the final blow came when Microsoft came into the market with the Xbox, and people just completely blew off Sega and their Dreamcast. Then more dramatic twists came and law suits came up, and that was the end of Sega. They just couldn’t handle the market with all the competition. They slacked off and people went with the companies enticing them with better products.
All you have to do is look at today’s game industry. Look at the three major businesses; Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. The first thing consumers look into is rather or not the console offers new technology that is worth buying, the second thing consumers look for is game support, and the third is everything else the console can offer. Now you see today all three companies meet all three expectations, noting they are selling well. Now look into the past, did Sega meet those expectations? No. For one they couldn’t offer anything better technology wise than Playstation and wasn’t much of a advancement compared to all the competition. Two they had poor game support, they had plenty of Sega nothing more, while Sony had 10 different game companies working for them. Third the system was purely a Playstation 1 pumped up on steroids Sega style.
To sum it up, the past major companies failed because they could no longer meet expectations of consumers. Since they were so big in the industry they took economical risks and failed. Then other companies just slowly pushed them out of the question. When other companies don’t see you as a threat, consumers wont look at you either, believe it or not trash talk is like a companies free advertisement. This can happen to any of the major companies today if one slacks off or even if another company jumps in the competition. Sadly with how the PS3 is going, Sony could very well be next because they are making the same mistakes, hopefully the future brings good deeds for Sony.
People want new, not the same old in a new way.
Great answers all around, Nintendo essentially created the PlayStation Computer Entertainment Console, if Nintendo didnt decide to back off from having the PlayStation as an add-on do you believe Sega would have left the console race or no?
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