What happened to the PC gaming industry

I dont know what it is, but over the past 4 or 5 years, I have not been impressed with the PC games coming out, and to be honest I am getting a little bored.

During the mid-week madness and weekend sales I have been buying games at discounted prices. Over the past year I have bought maybe a dozen games, and almost none of them make me say “wow”, or even grab my attention.

Where are the games like Doom, or even something new like what half-life was. Is it “really” that difficult for developers to come up with new ideas?

For the past 2 1/2 years I have been mainly playing the left 4 dead series. But the lack of timely updates (as compared to tf2) has left me with a game that has little interest anymore.

The whole battlefield genre of games is of no interest to me.

Not interested in tf2, much prefer Fortress Forever, but the FF community leaves a lot to be desired.

About a month ago I bought fallout new vegas, it seems like a lot of fun so I might try playing it a little bit more.

Borderlands is fun, but its more fun with a friend playing co-op.

Lets get back to the current games. From the list of new games like homefront, brink, duke nukem forever, and bulletstorm, just about all them have received poor reviews. I am not going to waste my money on games that receive poor reviews.

I bought my son black ops and brink; I was not impressed with what I saw on either game.

Back in the late 1990s I was a big id software fan, but id has not made a good game in years. I am looking forward to Rage, but I have doubts about how good its going to be.

The games I am looking forward to are:

Diablo III is supposed to be out soon, and that is something I have been looking forward to.

Serious Sam BFE look interesting.

Dead Island looks interesting, that is one I am going to keep an eye on. After the developers get the bugs fixed I might consider buying Dead Island. But how can developers overlook simple thing, such as push-to-talk in multiplayer? If a game has multiplayer, it should have push-to-talk and not always on.

I really like the left 4 dead series, but valve has not been updating the game with anything new. Unless its a major bug, l4d/l4d2 are not even getting patched. Dead air was released last weekend for l4d2. But after playing a few times, I was like “so what”. It seems that a whole bunch of noobs have started playing l4d2, and its just no fun with people who do not know how to play.

Over the past few years it seems to me that the whole gaming industry has taken a nose dive. Instead of creating new and interesting games, developers crank out garbage, after more garbage.

Quake, quakeworld, quake team fortress
Warcraft II
C&C Gold (and the DOS version)
C&C Red Alert
Duke Nukem
Diablo & Diablo II
Team Fortress Classic
Too many good games to list

Serious Sam
Counter-Strike Source
Half-Life 2
Doom 3 (for those of you that liked it)
Team Fortress 2
Quake 4
Left 4 Dead 1 & 2
Fallout 3
World of warcraft
And other good games not listed

Fallout New Vegas
Dead Island
Duke Nukem Forever
Bullet Storm

What happened to the PC gaming market? We went from the 1990s and early 2000s where there were lots of good games hitting the market, to it seems that every-other game is overhyped or a flop.

From the games I have seen since 2010, Fallout New Vegas has to be one of the best.

Brink turned out to be overhyped
Homefront was a flop
Duke Nukem Forever,,,, well, I do not know what to say about that one
Rage reviews are not coming back too good

Has the PC gaming industry lost its ability to make anything new, or to come up with new ideas?

Its like the console kiddies from the 1990s are grown up, making games and the games are crap.

Or, are PC developers making games more towards the console fan club?