The industry needs a shake up. Big players like EA have enforced a 'safe' climate, release the same game year on year and ensure that blandness spreads everywhere. No-one is willing to take a risk and try anything new. The odd 'new' IP like Guitar Hero is milked to death within a couple of years and then normal blandness resumes.
I don't care if EA sucks. I rarely buy new games, but that's why I've spent so much time learning how to make them, isn't it?
It's the brainless "casual gamers" (e.g. extremely nerdy jocks in the 21st century) without any taste at all who keep buying these redundant games and give the industry its worst shape. The fact is almost everyone (young) plays video games these days, but most of them have very little experience or familiarity with what IS FUN and WHAT IS NOT FUN. lol