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I think it's the games you're looking at/playing. They're all big game franchises that have, in all honesty, been done to death over the years (other than perhaps starcraft 2, but your issues with that are more the service associated with it). Play other games that aren't overrated and overhyped titles.

I'm not saying it's the absolute best game I've ever played, but I find Deus Ex Human Revolution a nice breath of fresh air. It has its annoying quirks at times, but I would not at all consider it a step in the wrong direction.

Many games these days are riding on name recognition, with no improvements/changes from the previous iteration of the release in the game franchise. That's the problem. But there are a lot of decent games--even popular ones--that are not getting worse.
    
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Oh and Guess what? New Call of Duty this year. Yes. I went there.
   
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I agree with some of what you said, but to be fair, they did have to change the 'model' of Battle.net to better 'fit' this current generation. I'm using those terms lightly because I can't really think of other words since it's past midnight here at the moment. It is, in a sense, a new service. It shares some properties that is similar to the old Battle.net, but those same features would, arguably, not have a place in the current time. However, I do think this has more or less, more to do with piracy and what-not. Take those words with a grain of salt. I'm not that familiar with the old Battle.net, since it was during my ... younger teen years that it was around.
On a side note, I don't think Battle.net will change too much. It's pretty successful as is, despite some of the flaws that we've both raised. Although the lack of LAN capability is sub-par, there isn't much we can do, short of turning up at Blizzard's doorstep with an axe and a chainsaw. If they do decide to implement LAN, I would welcome it with open arms, since I have pretty horrid latency playing on my local server (SEA), and on NA. I really only just play with my friends, so something like that would be preferred. It's also worth saying that they have listened and implemented quite a few things that the community has suggested, so to say Battle.net 2.0 is a complete let-down would be a lie. I'm sure the replay/observer abilities were welcomed warmly.

At least we can both agree that Taylor Swift is awesome
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At least we can both agree that Taylor Swift is awesome

Who?
    
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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/8857-Building-Sequels-Badly
relevant read, extra puncuation tackles this often. It's becoming harder and harder for a small development team without a huge budget to produce AAA quality graphics, so you'll see more innovation in the mobile and indie segment and less in the blockbuster segment. If a company is going to bankroll a large game they generally want the least risk, so churning out a game similar to one that has already sold well is a good bet.
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At least we can both agree that Taylor Swift is awesome

Indeed.
   
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we always think before= better in general but there were some big issues in the pass too with older popular games
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we always think before= better in general but there were some big issues in the pass too with older popular games

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that's why I've been playing classic ps1 game remakes on my PSP. I've been playing star ocean first departure and second story on my psp (undub versions) totally ignoring my gaming rig with all the games mentioned here and a ton of steam games. yeah it's sad. if you see the games on my steam account the recent games doesn't even have much hours played while I check my saved game file on my star ocean second evolution game in my psp and it's at 50 hours. sad to say I'm enjoying playing an old game on a last gen hand held gaming console than a game like BF3 on my fairly high end gaming pc.

i still have valkyrie profile and tales of eternia (undub versions) to play with so yeah. I'm still gonna ignore my gaming pc for a few weeks
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Its true Games are not getting worse... I think the innovation put into games now is just so small that any differences between old and new games is not seen as brand new. Old games changed so dramatically in such a short time that we have grown accustomed to new game = new originality, which is just not the case anymore. This is why some old titles are still so enjoyable, and new titles are still a ton of fun, but draw comparisons more directly from older titles.

Maybe we are expecting too much?
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