Serious Issue, I don't and already have photos from my childhood that friends or family upload. It is impossible to not be in a photo these days. It just takes one or two photos and your lost.
We live in a world of technology, the government uses it to control the masses, the masses use it to socialize. The criminals use it to detect the government using it against them. Reality is as technology progresses towards the future things will become harder to get away with. Undercover cops are committing fraud of sorts.
There are many negative effects of technology, it will cause social issues, economic issues, and new crimes and tools for criminals. When a street corner drug dealer can snap a shot of a potential buyer and use the app "Cop or not" before showing his stash, we are left with a limitation. We have to decide do we combat this by making the apps illegal to have or perhaps we add 1000s of cameras to the city streets (CCTv), perhaps again we go 1984 and have cameras in every house, then allow a bill like the patriot act to get the feeds of every phone camera, home security camera, phone conversation, or whatever the gestapo wants.
The only real solution, legalize drugs under a controlled environment. It is easier for high school kids to get pot, but if it was regulated instead of illegal it would make it more difficult. We could use the tax money to invest in better technology to deal with the real crimes.
So, In Plain Sight is going to have to create a show now where someone gets tagged on facebook so the criminals all of the sudden know where their target is.
My favorite games are epic. I think Red Dawn is a bad example. Perhaps they should look at Fallout and see how many people completed Fallout 3 and Fallout: Vegas, not to mention the expansions they released for it. The problem is Redemption is a GTA clone with a new face, basically it still has a lot of the things GTA had. While it was entertaining, it was not a true RPG.
I think the biggest problem is they are trying to classify things based on a handful of games, I would love to see their research process and data. I would expect it to show different niches or be very limited.
My personal view: There are several epic games I did not complete, including the last final fantasy, most GTA games (I completed red dawn), Darkness falls, alone in the dark, and a few others. Either they got to button pushy, to hard for casual play (Meaning I don't want to play them unless I am in the mood), or they were to preparative.
Of all of those games the only one I will buy a sequel to is GTA (I have fun racing around town even if I get stuck on a quest and frustrated at times). If they shorten up the world I will be less inclined to buy it, it is not the quest that makes it fun, but the quest. In fact all GTA games, the best was the LA one because it was more than just about the questing, you had to take over territories, much funner than just storyline questing.
Of the games I completed: Fallout, Redemption, Dragon Age (Too short), Mass Effect, Oblivion. I bought all of the sequels or would. Dragon Age II and Mass Effect II on the other hand changed the play so much, they took away what made the games fun, I will not buy the third installment. Mass Effect 2 was also too short, so I won't buy 3. BTW, I have completed Oblivion dozens of times, it is way to short and it is huge. In fact I would pay extra for some of these games if they kept the worlds large and packed.
"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman