i couldn't play it as it was like they saw wizardry and put the name on it to attract people who enjoyed the old single player games.
I have played Vanguard on and off these years since it still had that rare oldschool feel. Too bad it will shut down because I've always thought it had so much potential...
Shame about Free Realms.
And yeah, this caught me off guard too.
Are you kidding me right now, Sony?
I absolutely loved Free Realms. What a bummer...
Hmm. I was planning on writing an article for Wizardry online's 1st anniversary. DizzyPW was even surprised it lasted so long and now we see that it is closing.
There's an actual Adults Only rating that is very rarely used.
Last edited by Airsyk; 01-26-2014 at 10:21 PM.
The, "its for mature gamers" is a more recent paradigm shift in the social dynamic. I don't see how you could get the " does that offend you somehow" from my post, save that it seems your projecting your own perspective to attempt to make a point, which you've failed miserably at.
My point, which anyone with eyes could easily see, is that not ALL games are for children, you're not going to give any of the God of War games to a six year old, regardless of their "Maturity". It's an incredible simple thing to comprehend, though i admit that i have the terrible tendency to over-estimate people. The comparison between the Sopranos and Barney should have made it as easily as a paint-by-colors book, yet it seems such a blatant and obvious comparison has gone over your head.
Let me make it easier, which is actually quiet difficult as it was already an easy point to understand.
You're not going to give a child who hasn't hit puberty Spec Ops: The Line, or you won't at least if you're a good parent (thus the comment about ESRB ratings and actually reading before giving people games), you'll most likely give them the new Rayman, Pokemon etc.
Last edited by Dave!Yognaught; 01-26-2014 at 10:40 PM.
still it doesnt chant that most games out there are for kids to enjoy but i do not see why adult can't enjoy games for children ... its byassed thinking ...
and yes some games were created and targeted for older audience like you took God of war games but do tell me are there more games for children or are there more for mature audience ? ... i think they always try to make games in a safe age zone for more sales...
and to be fair i would never give any games to my children to play ... because i do not want my children to get addicted to gaming like i got.
They're pushing people towards EQ Next and their "SWG inspired" MMO.
Here's the information for what demographics play videogames, the average age of a gamer is 30.: http://www.theesa.com/facts/gameplayer.asp
That's from the ESA
Here's a word from the ESRB, the average age is 34: http://www.esrb.org/about/video-game...statistics.jsp
Here's statistics in regards to something which actually IS for children, which is to say it is marketed towards them and has children at the intended audience. Cartoon Networks statistics (which is to say bettwen 8AM till 9PM): http://www.retail-merchandiser.com/i...rk-enterprises
Their's a difference. If you look at the industry you'll see that the development companies aim their products squarely at people near the median age demographic of folks who play, which is between the mid 20s till early fouries, not children. If you want a physical representation of this, look at the newest consoles release titles, only two games could be considered directed at a younger demographic, Knack and Spark. Is their cross over for older audiences? Of course! Their's very little room for a smart-bomb when it comes to the market and a bit bleed over to unintended demographics is always welcome.