Gaming in the traditional sense is dead as far as i can see, but obviously isn't on a whole since people still are buying games. How many people out there that have basically begged companies that put out some of the best stuff there was in the 80's and 90's in a recognizable form that was simple and fun today? and how many failures have there been of games that didn't convert well into 3d like castlevaina? Its obvious that they gave up on what was fun and focused on what will make the most money instead, because i think we are long overdue for a real follow up to super mario 3, symphony of the night, and countless others. Withe today's tech is would be easy to make these things happen, but the odds hang favorably in the direction of us getting the latest yearly $60 dlc that is call of duty instead.