I'd love to see an open world Undying or a game along those lines. Something spooky and supernatural. Creepy forests filled with giant spiders and werewolves, crypts and caves crawling with ghouls and eerie lakes where monsters lurk beneath the surface.
I'm probably not alone when I say I came to this site because it kept the focus on the games themselves, rather than the politics surrounding them. Can we pretty please try to keep it that way? We get it that the situation is shit, and that girls play these games too and want to be represented, but can't we just leave the social issues at the door?
I used to read that other PC gaming site, until every other article on that was campaigning for some political end, and I just got fed up with it. I'm not really sure what you're trying to achieve by following this lead, but you're going to end up alienating a lot of your readers.
We want a site that just deals with the games. Not about all the issues surrounding them. Please don't turn this into a platform for social reform.
The problem with "keep social issues out of my videogames" is well... they've already _got_ an angle on that as their status quo. That's kind of the point.
As an aside "We" don't want that, "you" do. Personally, I'm actually quite glad that most sites are starting to treat games coverage as more than just being glorified outlets for regurgitated press releases.
I was thinking the other day that the industry really needed some kind of independent quality assessment of titles, but I don't think this is really the right way to go about it. What we really need is a non-profit organisation that will quality assess titles for the benefit of the community and not for commercial gain. As it stands it seems like simply something big developers will purchase just so they can say "Hey look, we have the stamp, we must be good." regardless of their actual dedication to what such a mark should represent.
I'd like to see some kind of logo awarded to games and developers that show a certain amount of understanding and dedication to the PC gaming community irrespective of whether they are willing to shell out $500 on it. Something that has stricter standards - 30fps @ 720p is, frankly, setting the bar appallingly low for modern gaming and would seem to encourage developers to be 'good enough' rather than actually promoting excellence. It needs to take into account not just optimisation and lack of bugs but other facets of the industry that have been slipping recently. Poor business practice and a gross over reliance on DLC that never would have been acceptable even a decade ago.
I want a logo that says, "These guys are cool, they are going to deliver a solid product and arn't going to rip you off. They arn't going to cut corners or stuff your machine full of godawful drm. Remember those days when devs would release patches with new features and maps and bugfixes and they wouldn't charge you £10 for it? These guys do too." Lets just reward the guys who arn't trying to rip us off and I think we'll all benefit from it.