Here’s something I’ve noticed: when i used to work @ EB Games/GameStop, the Average African American Male only came in for about 3 games: Madden, NBA Live (or NBA 2kx), and Grand Theft Auto
I’ve always wondered what the deal with that is… I’m black, I play video games… a lot of video games, I understand and realize there is more to the world of games than football, basketball, and Car Jacking.
You’ve got Platforming games, you’ve got fighting games, you’ve got Role-Playing games, you’ve got Hybrids which tend to mix genres… Let’s not forget your dancing games, racing games, Music games like Guitar Band Hero comes to mind, yes, I know i mixed the 2 games together, but honestly, with the next versions of these two games on the way, there’s not much a difference between the 2 games.
Is it a time thing? No, i don’t believe so, i know dudes that put in TIME on Madden Dynasties… or Money… but that’s another issue
Maybe because it’s “cool” to play sports games… I’ve never heard a rapper talk about playing Final Fantasy X in their free time… it’s usually a sports game or Grand Theft Auto…
What do you people think? is there something to my madness? or am I just being racially sensitive?
Next time, I will be discussing women and games; stay tuned 🙂