Why Obama’s Re-Election Is Good For Gamers
Regardless of your personal politics, one thing is for sure, the re-election of Barrack Obama to a second term in office will prove to be great for gamers. With the economy on the up-swing, whoever made their merry way into the White House was bound to take credit for the bounties and economic boom that is at this point inevitable in the U.S. economy. Ok, enough uppity talk. Here’s why we’re in for a great next four years (from a gaming perspective).
NEXT GEN CONSOLES DELAYED
I don’t know of anyone, including myself that is particularly excited about the next generation of consoles. Both Gamers (consumers) and Sony and Microsoft (producers) feel there is a lot more juice (money and gaming fun) that can be squeezed out of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. With that said, I can confidently announce that Obama’s re-election will in fact delay the release of the next generation of consoles and here’s why.
GAME INDUSTRY COFFERS AND GAMER POCKETS WILL FILL
The markets will stabilize bringing publishers and developers an influx of cash. The current blockbuster games out will add to the coffers of developers, publishers and Sony and Microsoft alike. From indie game makers to Rockstar, everyone will see an increase of cash from investors and consumers. In this case, cash will actually “buy” them time.
You see, it seems something new comes out every month. Pinterest, bugaloo, wtchmaklit… It’s all happening too fast, leaving the likes of Sony and Microsoft with their heads spinning. Why are their heads spinning? Because they want to make sure you can tweet, and “Like”, Pin, and Stumble, and whatever the hell else is invented by the time you’re done reading this article on their freshly minted machines of the future… Because make no mistake, that is what they will be. Blu-ray shmu-ray… No one gives a damn about that and Sony and Microsoft interns can work that technology in without breaking a sweat, including every other feature you may have already heard of.
What both Sony and Microsoft want is a machine that will both make use of all media, and be forward compatible. Notice I said FORWARD compatible. The next gen consoles will be flexible and harness and wield power like an NSA supercomputer.
Obama’s re-election means that Sony and Microsoft don’t have to do what neither they, nor we, want them to do: Release a next gen console…yet. This election has given them more time and money to do exactly what they really want to do.
Don’t look for a next gen console until at least 2 years into Obama’s administration and 2 E3’s under each of their belts (Sony and Microsoft). And although not mentioned in this article, Nintendo and Nintendo fans stand to benefit the most. Gosh knows they need some benefits. Obamacare and entitlements to the rescue!!!