Oh I know all about that business, few years back I had trouble keeping my sweet tooth at bay, mainly due to chronic fatigue, as that precluded any excercise. Nowadays, as far as sweets are of concern, I'm forced to stick with powdered glucose and fruits. Kinda eliminated my weight problems haha, so I don't mind it.
Another few things occurred to me:
- Lackluster sequels to a good game that ends up spoiling the taste because the developers were completely incompetent in their design choices, in all likelyhood because someone waved money in their faces. I think the best illustration is to compare Deus Ex : Invisible War to the original Deus Ex. I've played Deus Ex through dozens of times, but with IW I didn't get past the first few levels.
- Microsoft's desperate attempts at making people use their newer OSes, where they have video game developers work under them and force them to make games exclusive to the latest OS. It's just plain cheap and it never worked, and they try to do this with already obscure games that almost nobody knows of. For example, the latest Ty game.