A lot of current games critics were like 5 years old when Kings Field was a thing on the PSX. I liked them because I grew up loving Wizardary, Might & Magic and those sorts of CRPGs. It's now just hip to like it.
I think this issue is going to face the console space more with more MMOish games. As a game ages the older content is less valuable and they want to make it easier and more cost effective for new players to sign on. I think a lot of the complaining is misplaced.
The PS Vita is the perfect dad system. In my household we have 1 TV and I have a 2 year old and a wife. I get up to get ready for work at 5:45 and I'm out of the house by 6:30 and I don't get back until 6pm. My daughter goes to bed around 8:30 or 8:45. By the time I'm done showering and with the stuff I have to get done, I really only get an hour to game at night. Having the one TV makes it hard. Being able to play in bed is just brilliant. I am now taking the system with me to work and getting in my car, driving to a park, and playing for an hour during my lunch break. My wife got me an Xbox One last year for my Birthday so the Vita wouldn't work with streaming but the Vita on its own is fantastic. I wasn't even aware of a lot of games that are on the system. I love the Tales of games, the Vita has a new one, I didn't know. I have been running through FFX. I ordered MLB the Show 2015 and will be playing that.
I'm really disappointed that the handheld marketplace has just been destroyed by mobile gamse. I don't care what game it is but every time I get told to play this mobile phone game it is always some cut rate facsimile of a console/pc game, a port that doesn't play nearly as well as the original platform, or some cheap F2P moneygrab. The mobile phone platforms are toxic for me.
Sociology is all bullshit so I'm never surprised when the argument changes. It isn't real. It's whatever someone wants it to be when they want it. The goal posts change based on the favor of the target/participants.
GAF is a single entity and it is represented by the management and moderators. There is a culture around GAF. On the off-topic section it's young, white, and leftist. On the gaming side it's just mostly negative. I started posting on GAF back when it was hosted on an EZboard and I just don't want to be there any more. I'm like Mort, when I read it, I get more negative about gaming. It isn't really the gaming cultural touchstone that it once was. Twitter has replaced it as the go to news site, there are other communities that do a better job, I think it's just not really a place I want to hang out.
He does this to shield himself from any criticism. By bring race and gender into the argument it becomes about race and gender and not about the fact he was wearing a silly bracelet. Also, he doesn't want to be a suit, so he wears suits. Total knobhead.