Polygonologist/Pixelmancer, practicing the arcane art of tridimensional video game art creation.
Dominican | Aries | Slytherin | Leftie.
Part of Rooster Teeth's RWBY Crew,
Vol. 1 & 2.
Currently working on Red vs Blue season 12.
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HOW TO BECOME A GODDAMN MAGICIAN
1. OWN A TABLET PEN
2. PUT IT DOWN FOR TEN SECONDS
3. ABRACADABRA WHERE THE FUCK DID IT GO
FPS is dying a veerrrrryyyyyyy slow death, the reason why they haven’t gone away is because they are still insanely profitable. And as long as they can be million sellers, you know they’re staying around. Unlike how RPG’s ballooned and popped like a sad fart after Final Fantasy 7, these have a better chance at staying around longer because their audience is much, much wider and diverse. But people are still getting bored and want a little bit more out of their shooters.
The way some companies are extending their FPS relevance is by smartly combining them with other genres. Look at Mirror’s edge and its parkour mechanic. Look at Borderlands and Fallout 3 and Destiny, how they are combining RPG elements with FPS and being incredibly successful, and now we have the upcoming Battlecry and also Arena of Fate, which are FPS combined with the most profitable game type as of this moment: MOBA.
LoL is making disgusting amounts of money. So is Smite. Heroes of the Storm is also set to have millions of subscribers that will spill over from WoW, Hearthstone and tired LoL players looking for the flavor of the week. And of course publishers want a piece of that pie. So my opinion is that everyone will try to get some of that sweet, nasty gushy MOBA profit action before it becomes a fad.
As for my summer, it has been rather mild, which at this time of the year is rather disconcerting in Texas. It feels unnatural, we’re supposed to be frying alive as soon as we step out, not be greeted by a gentle breeze.
Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but yeah. Climate change and stuff.
Thanks for the questions! I thoroughly enjoy ranting in these. And if anyone else read this far, I commend you on your patience and attention span.