Video game industry doom levels rose in June amid reports of a luck luster E3 showcase, absolutely zero new game announcements and Apple’s WWDC conference which analysts agree was the best thing to happen to technology since electricity.
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all failed to announce any new games or devices at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, leading to many to fear for the future of the industry.
“You can’t just show up to E3 and show games from three years ago and expect people to buy them again,” Freeman Research analyst Mike Packer told Aussie-Gamer. “This is what will cause the decline of sales across the entire industry in 2012 and 2013.”
Video game publishers chose to show updated versions of their previously released games, but with more blood and violence than their original releases. Nintendo’s Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, for example, contains up to 200% more blood than it’s original version, and Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition gives players a new “attack” and more weapons that young children use to kill people in the game.
Apple’s new Macbook Pro with Retina Display, however, will allow family friendly games to finally be released – a first for video games and their 30 year history.
“Game violence has the potential to raise a new generation of terrorists,” Packer said. “Thankfully Apple is making this revolutionary new product to help stop this from happening.”
Video game fans, who Packer describes as being “brain washed” by greedy corportations, remain optimistic that their favorite publishers will release a games by Christmas, keeping general gloom levels steady compared to last month.