Posted April 28, 2011 by James Calade in Gaming

Scalade’s R.T.S: Download Games

While I was waiting on my car, I started thinking, “What game do I want to play when I get home?”

I feel like I have a pretty decent collection of games consisting of some of the best Xbox has to offer. There’s Halo, Black Ops, MvC3, Mortal Kombat, Portal 2, Crisis 2, Dead Space 2, the list goes on. As I ran through my library every option I had was answered with a “no”. It made me start to wonder if I was overloaded on gaming. Then I ran back through my options again and it became abundantly clear, I have too many shooters. Even the highly anticipated Gears of War 3 is just another shooter. I have the beta but no real drive to play it. I know at the end of the day it’s going to be me and my two index fingers aiming and shooting. So I started to wonder why shooters have taken over gaming and more specifically, the Xbox.

Perhaps shooters are the easiest games to make now, so that’s why we keep seeing them. Another factor in this shooting epidemic has to be the Xbox’s biggest selling point, Xbox Live. Sometimes I feel like the only reason I have a Gold membership is to play another Team Deathmatch. Sure I find myself playing my fighting games (just finished an intense session of MvC3), but I always end up back on Halo or CoD.

When I got home I jumped on live and ran through the game marketplace where I found my salvation, downloadable games. Here I have gigs upon gigs of games and very few of them feel the same. With 4000 points in my pocket I jumped into cyberspace and started downloading. So many options, so much diversity and you know why? Cause these are developers willing to take chances. They bring me something new in this sea of monotony that is the big time game. For that I am extremely grateful. So to all who read this, give the downloadables a chance, some are better than the $60 games and you don’t even have to leave your house to buy them. It’s a beautiful thing and some R.T.S (Real Type Sh!t)

James Calade

One half of the GPR team, huge gamer, music lover. Gamertag/PSN: Scalade2009