Listening to the guys talk about the next gen of consoles on today’s Bombcast left me with a pit in my stomach that I’m trying to figure out.
Last time around I was psyched to see the new hardware and devoured any new information, despite things like Microsoft’s (and based on what we knew at the time Sony’s) early DRM plans. After months of unknowns and changed strategies everything shook out alright, but these days I’m dreading upcoming announcements and the (many) opportunities for these gigantic companies to screw things up.
Reading the news (game or otherwise) is exhausting and my general trust in any large company to make consumer friendly decisions is VERY LOW, so this whole process is wearing on me. It certainly doesn’t help that the new console discussion was followed by news about the Activision layoffs.
I still love playing games, and I still love GB and other game coverage, but waiting to see if consumer unfriendly news about new consoles is about to drop sucks.
Any of you folks feeling the same way?