There are those that would have you believe that the gaming industry is just fine, that the current trend of the market is marching forward in the name of progress. This is widely accepted as fact – the notion that things will always go upward and onward is the great optimism of our time. However nothing could be further from the truth. As with any market or organization, there is the danger of stagnation and reversion of years of progress. It is a constant threat and we have been all too happy to let it slip by, as it is much easier to look away from a problem, than to address it. What is this problem you ask? Seeing as I have the gall to accuse the entire gaming industry of entering stagnation, it is a reasonable question. The truth is, however, that I do not know for certain. All I see are the symptoms and on a rare occasion, the causes. This blog is dedicated to highlighting those symptoms, searching for the cause, and on some rare occasions, identifying a possible solution. I don’t have all the answers, but I most certainly have all the complaints.