Monday, April 2, 2012

When Do Video Games Stop Being Owned By Their Companies

I’ve recently been hearing about people raging about the end of a certain popular series. This game called Mass Effect is from what I heard it’s a game where the decisions you make will determine what will happen in the game, sort of like those old choose your own adventure books.

The complaints seem to come from their not being enough different endings or something like that, and people want to make their own. The problem with that is that the only way to do that is to do the coding and everything else to do so. As games can only do what their coded to do and every single possibility has to be coded differently, it’s impossible to make a ending for every person who buys the game.

But people are still raging even starting fundraisers to protest, they say that since they played through the 3 games and made their own decisions that they should have their own endings the way they want!

It’s quite unreasonable of these so called fans to do so. Games already cost a bundle to make and take a huge amount of time to create, sometimes even years. If they were to make it so every possibility was possible then it would take decades to make, and each copy of the game would cost like a million dollars in the store. Also the game would be so huge it would take a stack of discs to contain it. Is that what you want?

Well no game developer is gonna do that, although it’s still possible a game like that could actually be made someday, just not in the near future. We will have to wait until computers are powerful enough to estimate and create these possibilities themselves.

In the mean time, if you want your own ending just write one yourself and post in on fanfiction.

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