Sometimes my mind wanders. And sometimes it wanders to the topic of gaming in general. Here is one of my random thoughts:

Back in the old school days, people (i.e., kids) were poorer, games were more expensive, there were fewer releases or the combination of all of these. You ended up with one or two games that you played the crap out of. Of course that meant if your friend came over, they couldn’t play against you at all since you easily dominated them. Now it’s not like that at all. People play one game, and then move on when the next “Triple A” title comes out. The side effect is that few people are going to put in the effort to really excel at a game (rather they can use a helper like a FAQ) which I think is one reason why game companies water down the difficulty and make games easier and quicker to play.