Chime in: Do you miss the 'simple' days of gaming?
Games might be better than ever, but do you miss the simpler days of gaming?
Video games have evolved a lot over recent decades, growing from niche beginnings to one of the biggest industries in entertainment. With growth not only for the industry but the technology behind it, games are now more advanced than ever. But do you ever look back and miss the "simpler" days?
While games are shifting in scale and potential, many have lost their simplicity. Back in the day, you could buy a game, insert the disc and jump straight into the full experience. Today, between installation times, updates and downloadable content, there's a lot more to consider when choosing the best games for you.
A similar discussion recently surfaced on the Windows Central forums, when one of our older members, PAC757, shared his thoughts on the current state of console gaming.
But we want to hear from you. What do you think of the current state of console gaming? Do you miss the "simple" days of previous generations? Make sure to jump into the forum thread linked below to share your thoughts on the topic.
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Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.
By Jez Corden