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Editorial: Am I the only one who doesn't care about a delayed video game?


Maybe it's just me, but the news last night that Blizzard delayed Titan a bit has me ... well, not caring. At all. As in I can think of a hundred other things I'd rather do than sit around and listen to a lot of people complain about how it's vaporware or whatever else.

I don't mean to be combative here, but I want to raise the point: why do things like this get so much attention in the gaming press? Even for an unannounced title, for which there has been zero official confirmation on any of its details, people seem to be quite cranky about the delay. I can't really wrap my head around it.

Is it the fact that Blizzard has been working on this for at least five years? I remember doing Saturn Six Insider three years ago as a little spoof on it all (Saturn's 6th moon is Titan). Since then Blizzard has said nothing new about the project -- this delay only means that they're continuing to work on it and are building it up to be something large and grand. It doesn't mean anything else.

Are people annoyed because they're excited about it and are let down by not being able to hear details? No matter how you look at it the interest in things like this isn't a positive for the industry as a whole, and moreso just takes up our intellectual bandwidth of more pressing and influential gaming news. The indie scene is doing amazing things right now, and a new console war is quickly heating up. That's interesting.

A game that hasn't even been announced yet being delayed isn't. Or at least that's what I like to tell myself.

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