We’re now at the beginning of September, and video games are being released in a slow drip-drip fashion. The games aren’t particularly AAA titles either, though some, such as Sleeping Dogs, have ended up being surprising hits. The reason for this slowdown in weekly releases is the same as it is at this time every year.
Video games publishers insist on releasing the biggest titles in their line-up in the build-up to the holiday season, so late September through to early December are packed full of must-play titles that they hope will find a place under the Christmas tree. This makes little sense given that the average age of gamers has increased over the decades so that it’s now adults rather than children who are most likely to be found staring at a screen for hours.
Still, it’s the trap the industry seems to have fallen in to, and it means the next few months will be awash with releases of some major video games. Which sounds like the perfect subject for the We Ask You column.
This Week’s Question…
Which Video Game(s) Are You Most Looking Forward To This Holiday Season?
Just a few of the titles due for release this side of the holidays are Borderlands 2, Dishonored, Resident Evil 6, Assassin’s Creed III, Halo 4, and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. There are many more, and Grand Theft Auto V may possibly even make a surprise appearance. But which, of both the games mentioned above or any others on the release schedule, are you most looking forward to getting your hands on?
You can also take this opportunity to opine on the current state of the video games industry, publishers’ over-reliance on holiday sales, or even the prospects for new hardware in 2013. Is the fact that the next-generation will soon be upon us affecting your desire for the games being released currently? As long as any comments made are based roughly on the subject matter put forth then they will be gladly received as part of the wider discussion.
All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what You Told Us. One reader will even win Comment Of The Week, which will be included in the follow-up post! What more motivation than that do you need to respond?
We Ask You is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. The questions asked are usually open-ended and likely to start a conversation. Some are opinion-based, while others see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps to fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.
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