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"According to market research company Odyssey music games have overtaken sports sims to become the second most popular gaming genre.

The number of surveyed gamers playing sports games has fallen from 62 percent in 2005 to 50 percent in 2008."

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# 1 JohnDoe8865 @ 10/21/08 11:54 PM
The reason is painfully obvious to me. Quality. The music games are a high quality, fun experience whereas sports sims have recently become a yearly exercise in frustration, patches, and endless tweaking.
 
# 2 spit_bubble @ 10/22/08 12:24 AM
^ There's also the "newness" factor.
 
# 3 elicoleman @ 10/23/08 02:33 AM
I'm definitely one that spends most of my time playing rhythm games as opposed to sports games.

I own MLB 2k8, NBA 2k9, NCAA Football 09 and they get about 10% of my gaming time. The rest is strictly for Rock Band.

Hell, I've bought 145 songs. God only knows how much money I've spent on this game. I'd never do that for a sports game.
 
# 4 Knight165 @ 10/26/08 12:01 AM
yawn...
(no offense eli...this is directed at the music "games")

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 5 elicoleman @ 10/26/08 02:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
yawn...
(no offense eli...this is directed at the music "games")

M.K.
Knight165
Not a big music fan? Or just simply music that isn't in these games (like rap, hip-hop, funk, etc?)

Just asking but have you actually played any of these games?
 
# 6 rspencer86 @ 10/26/08 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDoe8865
The reason is painfully obvious to me. Quality. The music games are a high quality, fun experience whereas sports sims have recently become a yearly exercise in frustration, patches, and endless tweaking.
1000% agree.
 
# 7 Knight165 @ 10/26/08 10:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elicoleman
Not a big music fan? Or just simply music that isn't in these games (like rap, hip-hop, funk, etc?)

Just asking but have you actually played any of these games?
I love music.
All types from all different eras also. If you went through my presets on my radio, you'd think that 20 different people were using it .

I've played Rock Band and Guitar Hero......for whatever reason...it just doesn't grab my interest.

I guess that's why my brother played in the band, while I played sports.
Different strokes.
That's why I made sure to note that I wasn't "yawning" at your post(since it was following it) as I didn't want to insult you.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 8 elicoleman @ 10/26/08 01:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
I love music.
All types from all different eras also. If you went through my presets on my radio, you'd think that 20 different people were using it .

I've played Rock Band and Guitar Hero......for whatever reason...it just doesn't grab my interest.

I guess that's why my brother played in the band, while I played sports.
Different strokes.
That's why I made sure to note that I wasn't "yawning" at your post(since it was following it) as I didn't want to insult you.

M.K.
Knight165
It's cool, Just kinda wanted to see why you felt that way. It's all good.
 

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