Fill in the Squares with Modern Gamedev Bingo

1 Feb 2011 | Posted by

Bingo Balls

Ever feel like you just see the same things in video games over and over? Apparently you’re not the only one. Whether it’s FPS number 127 of a given year, the same voice actors/actresses or a similar bald male protagonist, sometimes gaming tropes get more than a bit tiring.

A new post over at I Get Your Fail takes all the cliches from video game development and turns them into a game in their own right, with Modern Gamedev Bingo. I have to say, it’s a pretty funny collection of gaming jabs, and it makes me want to do this for some of the games I’m currently playing. In particular, I like the squares for “realistic color palette”, “story based on war” and “has zombies/nazis”.

As funny as the whole thing is, it’s also a bit depressing to think that so many modern games can be summed up so succinctly. What do you guys think of this bingo board? Do you guys think these cliches are necessarily bad things? Go!

Source – I Get Your Fail


  • Julez said:

    well, some of the squares combined make an awesome game, and a lot of them combined make a poor game. I don’t think it’s depressing, it’s just good to make fun of ourselves (gamers) sometimes.

  • powen said:

    Hopefully some developer won’t take it the wrong way and trys to jam as many things on there as possible.

  • SkubaPatr0l said:

    Lol, that was pretty funny. I love collectors editions and sure don’t find them a bad cliche though.
    I don’t think all of these cliches are bad necessarily. Some, yes, but not all. I love FPS’s and there are many great ones out there that break the mould.