Jet Pilot wrote:Does the barrage of lousy movies every year turn people off of movies?
Does the barrage of lousy books every year turn people off of books?
Does the barrage of lousy television shows every year turn people off of television?
And why don't people take issue with the PC and Windows and Android and web-based Flash? There are plenty (more than anyone can count) of " junky, shovelware, throw-away style" games released on the PC, Android, Windows and on the internet and no one seems to be crying that those games are "ruining the value of the gaming entertainment" and "improperly displaying what video gaming really is."
Nobody is claiming that these lousy movies, books, or television shows will murder and replace the quality
work in their respective mediums due to the convenience of everybody owning a pocket film projector or the cheap prices of said disgustingly lousy items. That's the difference here, I think. The same goes for flash games. Flash games are generally higher quality than smart phone apps, but again nobody is out there saying that Steam has to/is going to die because you can play flash games for cheap or free.