Missed the point did you? So just because an person can enjoy testosterone-filled, graphically-emphasised games justifies the console market dumbing itself down with each and every generation, and worse, acting like the mass majority of the gamers are its target audience, hence, enjoy simplified games that can devalue story, design, context, and attitude to better fit the ability to just blow shit up and pretty colours? It's one thing that those types of games are offered as a choice to people who just want a quick pick-me-up, but it's another thing when the gaming market (more specifically, the console market) is flooded with those types only usually masking themselves as something better, new, or different. Furthermore, does that dumbing down justify the raping of well-established franchises? The majority of 360 gamers buy stupid shit for their platform because why? Because little else is offered, or because of ignorance and stupidity, maybe both? There's a reason why the same guys who thought Oblivion was the RPG of the year think Fallout 3 will redefine the RPG genre (then again, the console is full of bullshit RPGs, so maybe Oblivion does shine when compared to the rest of the crowd, even though, it's just a fantasy action-adventure hack-and-slash disguised as an RPG). Compare gaming trends ten years ago to now. Games are getting easier, shorter, dumber, shinier, more explosive, and more pay-for-content small expansions. I can pick up and remember plenty of classics, but after about an hour or two of playing the majority of games today, I usually toss them in the bin and forget about it. There's always going to be simple shoot'em ups, but when the market is flooded with these self-proclaimed immersive games (which is simply a game with a short, boring story and have features like sandbox, ueber graphics, and/or 1980's Hollywood-style action to compensate for its flaws) and their developers peddling it as revolutionising the industry when all it is is recycled garbage painted with a different colour. Hell, I remember playing the classic simple shoot'em ups and still enjoy them today because they offered something new and fresh, instead of recycled crap. Sure, there are good games that bless the console market just like there are shitty games that shame the PC market (which is following the trends of the console market more and more, and also getting less and less exclusive titles), but it's hard to argue that a trend of dumbing-down isn't happening. I don't know, maybe I just take gaming more seriously now than I did when I was six. I've upgraded my PC hardware once in the last three years, and that was because my PSU failed. Compare that to shitty consoles that usually die within a few months or have faulty engineering in the first generation models, which take two or more years before a model worthy of lasting for a year or two gets released a year before the ueber next-gen consoles come out. Please, a pc is a more cost-effective and longer-lasting platform than a console, and you get far more bang for your buc with a platform that can do more than just connect to an online gaming market and play graphically intensive games. If you can't find yourself a computer that can dish out just as much bloom as the 360 for under a thousand dollars, then you're either too blind or too stupid. Not-to-mention, it'll last longer and the most you'll have to upgrade other than dead hardware is your graphics card in a few years and that's only if you want to get the fullest graphics out of your bloom-intensified games. My graphics card can still handle any PC game on the market today, and will most-likely be able to handle most games for another two years before I'll have to upgrade if I want to fully squeeze the juice out of some game. That's a five-year lifespan just for being able to play graphically-intense games. I'm not even referring to minimum specs yet, as there will still be a large stockpile of games that will not require "ueber-graphics card x2" as most console gamers think. You mean like the dumbing-down of the gaming market into glory-filled, action-packed, shoot this, go here, kill him, look at all the bloom, story and substance can be compromised games? Hey, and we'll market it with a campaign of lies and throw more money at the problems instead of fixing it. Whatever happened to 'dare to be different'?