The Golden Age of Gaming

Posted on November 23, 2004

A recent USA Today article speculates that we might be in the golden age of gaming. As we mentioned last week there is a remarkable onslaught of very entertaining game releases this month including Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Half-life 2 and Metroid Prime 2. A few we did not mention before include Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, The Urbz: Sims in the City, World of Warcraft, EverQuest II and GoldenEye: Rogue Agent.

Microsoft may benefit the most from this golden month as Halo 2 is leading many gamers to try the Xbox for the first time. USA Today points out that with so many great highly-promoted games some good games like Killzone and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal could get lost in the crowd. This is just another way the game industry is becoming more like the film industry.

A few high profile releases and blockbusters dominate the month, while other films get less attention and many films just go straight to video. However, gamers certainly are not going to complain about having lots of choices.

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