The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - 10 Video Game Things That Died In 2022

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2021 was a year in gaming where a lot of things happened, but a lot of things you might be surprised to find out didn't. Hi folks, it's Falcon, and today on Game Ranks are 10 article game things that died in 2021. Starting off at number 10, there was a 53 million dollar game being internally developed by Hanger 13 Take 2, which got cancelled.

No information was ever released publicly about the game, nor was it actually confirmed publicly that it was this game. However, there was a game called "Volt Hanger 13" that was kind of a destiny type live service third person. We've seen plenty of this type of game in recent years, and not a lot of them have really been regarded as good enough to continue playing.

Bioware can attest to that, but internally. The Hangar 13 staff were told that a) the budget itself was going to be too much for them to make money off of and b) there were current industry challenges, in my opinion, the industry challenges. They are probably along the lines of what I just said. There have been a ton of games like that, and very few of them have been successful.

Not to mention Marvel's Avengers. I mean, if you can't use Marvel to sell the games as a service model game, it's going to be a lot harder to do with the original IP, and I guess Marvel's going to be a smart move on their part because Hanger 13 is capable of really good stuff and games as a service has proven to be worthwhile.

The stalker 2

The stalker 2

And number nine is for the 'Stalker 2' developers. I quickly went back on my decision to include NFTS in their game. It took less than 36 hours after a massive backlash. Remember when people had a huge backlash about DLC in games? They're going to split up games, and we're going to be angry about that.

It is going to happen anyway, so Ubisoft, a much bigger company, is kind of taking that route. I don't know, that sounds like just a huge scam, including non-fungible, token crap in article games. I just can't imagine that working out well.

Buying a gpu

And number eight, buying a GPU at a regular price, died in 2021.

This is actually related to the NFT crap because crypto has become a huge thing. Anybody who likes playing article games with new graphics cards, or even just graphics cards that are still in production, knows that crypto mining has been kind of a bane in that area. It seems like GPUS. We are pretty much never going to be normal ever again.

If you remember that heist, some cowboys pulled on that semi truck where they stole all the gpus. I feel like that's just going to become a scarce thing from now on, so if I sound like I don't particularly love cryptocurrency, maybe that's why.

Gta online

Gta online

There are other reasons, but that's the acceptable one, and number seven gta online for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360., who died on December 16, 2021. It came along with a statement from Rockstar Games saying that as we continue to move forward with updates and support for the PlayStation 4. Xbox One, and PC versions of GTA Online, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, including website stat tracking, will be officially shutting down on December 16th.

Now I get this in terms of architecture. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are very different from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in terms of framework, are not that different from the new consoles, albeit they have massively more powerful hardware in them, so there's less of a difference between the actual programming.

There is more in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 generations. If you remember. PlayStation 3 actually has a pretty complicated architecture, which I'm sure that they're not too upset to stop working on, and at number six.

Need for speed

Need for speed

EA pulled several Need for Speed games from sale and apparently shut down their server. They didn't give a lot of notice either. This was a ways back on May 31st, when they delisted Need for Speed Carbon.

Need for Speed Under Cover. Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed, and Need for Speed The Run, and then said they were shutting off the servers on August 31st. That has, of course, happened at this point. You can't buy them online and you can't play them online. If you have them, you can play them offline.

But that's it. This also kind of bothered me that the studio was working on a new Need for Speed but they delayed it by a year. It's not coming out until 2023. While we certainly understand that maintaining those servers is something they mayn't have the resources to do currently, they could let people purchase the games a little longer with some notice that there weren't going to be servers for them anymore or even just say hey, we're shutting the servers off for these games and let people continue to purchase them.

I don't know why they decided not to do that anymore. It definitely makes the case for folks who are talking about archiving games for the sake of posterity.

Pax south

Pax south

And number five, the organizers of Penny Arcade Expo announced that they were going to be cancelling Packs South. The reason for this is the ongoing pandemic and a lack of growth for Pax South. As for the show itself, it never really caught on in the way even other pax conferences did. Out of the various pack shows, it was more like a tabletop and indie game-driven show, which is good for indie and tabletop game developers, but not the kind of draw that a larger, more mainstream-oriented show is, and it just never really caught on the way they had hoped it would and.

Number four.

Sega arcade

This legendary Sega arcade in Japan closed its doors permanently after Sega's arcade division had been restructured. You guessed it, amidst the pandemic. Now that's not to say that all Sega arcades are done, but we have lost two incredibly large figments of Japanese gaming in the form of Sega arcades that have closed.

This one was the 28-year old Sega Ikibukuro Gigo arcade that closed on September 20th. The people running the arcade said that the pandemic actually wasn't the primary reason, but rather that a lease agreement had ended and the actual owners of the building wanted to renovate it, and it wouldn't be compatible with having the big arcade there.

In fact, they actually claimed that business wasn't particularly affected by the pandemic. I find that a little hard to believe. I can believe that it wasn't the main reason for closing, but things are different in terms of how many people are going out. The arcade manager actually gave a speech in front of the building when they were closing, after the tune of Old Lang Xy played over the loudspeakers, detailing the history of the arcade and saying that if they could stay open forever.

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2021 was a year full of gaming surprises and disappointments. Thankfully, a few issues in games won't make it to 2022.
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