East vs West: FIGHT

Okay seriously guys, STFU. Yes the Japanese have an entirely different culture than us. And yes that means the amalgamation’s of their pop culture winds up in a different place than ours. No the Japanese gaming industry isn’t dead. Granted the country can’t compete in sales with the rest of the world.  The best the United States can do is match the rest of the world in sales. I realize we as a world wide civilization look to these two places as leaders in product innovation and industry standards, but Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia are pretty big too.

Japanese games are mechanically stagnant and lack innovation to paraphrase pretty much any gaming website out there that I love including but not limited to Giantbomb, Joystiq, etc. To really counter this argument we have to look at what innovation IS in gaming. Innovation is defined as “something new or different introduced“.

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Welcome to my First Rant…

… on this blog that is.

So I don’t want to flood the Carousel with text opinion posts.  I’d prefer to stick to objective reviews and fun discussions on the podcast.  But I feel the need for an opinion piece now and again so here’s my first one.  And don’t worry, I’ll provide links for whatever factual things I reference.

 Subject: Gamestop

Why pick Gamestop?  Well the recent Deus Ex debacle seems like a good reason to put some focus on this company.  Gamestop is doing for video games as to what Guitar Center did for music: absolutely nothing.

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