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I'm of much the same mind as Iggy when it comes to Pokemon. Pokemon as a franchise is like the teenage sex comedy as a genre: because there will always be new people that have not experienced it before, it will always be new to somebody. No matter what other directions Nintendo goes with in Pokemon, it would be folly of them to not continue making Pokemon games that are in the exact mold of the original. The same goes with many other iconic games: unless you really do want to sell emulated versions of games for years, it's quite alright to keep making the same game with some technological upgrades because if you don't, you are missing out on a market that will always be there. Even if the game is stale to all the geezers (like us), it doesn't matter because it's not made for us. ----------------------- Maou: The guys at Icepick Lodge who are fearlessly pretentious like to talk about the development of a cultural identity and vocabulary with respect to games. For instance, Russian games can be universally identified with extreme bugginess, obscurity, and bleakness of world view. Ok, that's not what they really said about Russian games, but nevertheless: in much the same way that Russian cinema has a unique flavour, they argue that much the same can be achieved in games, and not just in terms of how they look or their genre. However, the pedantry of it all is quite intense and it's hard to talk about with a straight face for any length of time. So in much the same way that it is with any culture struggling to define itself in terms apart from existing ones, it undergoes the typical immature response of thrashing around and throwing tantrums. Like a child, it neither knows itself nor how to express itself. I'm almost done. While there is talk about "watershed" games which were milestones in game development (usually for technological or sales reasons), but there isn't much of that in terms of what it may represent to the nation/culture that created it. There are many milestone/landmark movies in the 19th century, but many say Birth of a Nation (however propagandist) was not just one of the first great movies, but one of the first great truly American movies. Maybe we still don't have enough perspective on video games to make such an assessment, but it's something I wonder about. Of course, that would make me wonder if the definitive Canadian video game experience is a BioWare RPG.
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