If you mean in quality, I agree. But you gotta take into account the nostalgia factor. Games will never be as good as the used to be for me. As far as media coverage and gaming becoming the "norm", it's increasing. Look how well Halo and CoD sell.
" Great, they're finally making a modern game in a franchise of mediocre shooters whose selling points were toilet humor and mysogeny. This garbage is part of the reason the gaming industry still gets no respect. "
Because CoD and BF are doing great things for the genre right?