I realized as I was playing various games that I am tired of some of the stupid functionality ideas that make it repeatedly make it into games With the “Stop Doing This” series. I want to choose various topics and express my distaste to developers for consistently using certain tropes and functional problems in games and out outside of them.

E3 is the time of year where video game companies feel the need to lie to us to get our attention. I get that E3 is like the epicenter of gaming. No really. I get it. But do we really have to pretend like games are further along and more interesting than they actually are? Why can’t we stop doing this to trick the consumer?