Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I Don't Get It.

What has happened to the gaming community these days? If it makes a console gamer happy then the PC gamer is complaining. If the PC gamer is happy(which seems like never) then the console gamer is complaining. This game received this score so I think that game deserves that score because I think it's better than this other game. What do you mean I can use a controller for this game? Everyone knows PC gamers only use mouse and keyboard.

This game is so awesome. It looks great, has a better story, and.....wait it's coming to Xbox? Then this game is a dirty console port, can't you tell by the.....

Message boards are full of anger, disappointment, ignorance and just all around vitriol. It's really sad because games are suppose to be fun and relaxing. Instead games have become this thing that people want to latch onto and take up the cause for or against them. There's this fanaticism that seems to drive gamers to lash out whenever someone has a differing view or opinion about a game.

With each new release on the PC there comes the inevitable 'console port' criticism along with the 'you must not be a PC gamer' or 'you have no idea what you're talking about' comments. PC gamers have this idea that their game should have a differing experience because they are playing on the PC. I don't get that. I think that train of thought is born out of some nostalgic idea of what gaming was like at one time.

Gamers have forgotten how to enjoy themselves. Instead they have become angry and bitter and will accept no other opinion than their own. Too bad really.

4 comments:

Anjin said...

I wish I could say that I'm surprised, but this is the age old fanboy's lament. For far too many people, their self-worth is tied up in the things they like. If you don't like what they like, then it is a personal attack on the fanboy and they will respond in kind. I'm sure that you, hockey fan that you are, could find plenty of examples on various NHL fansites.

Jayedub said...

The sports analogy is actually a perfect example. I know I have been guilty of taking comments personally, I'm sure we all have. I sure did with the criticisms about Dragon Age 2.

Yeebo said...
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Yeebo said...

Maybe I don't hang out in enough online communities, but the gaming message board community seems especially vitriolic to me. If you hit up message boards populated by stamp enthusiasts, will you find the ones that only collect sheets of stamps flaming the ones that get used ones from envelopes and vise versa?