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Submitted by zdkapl 842d ago | opinion piece

Are Attention Grabbing Articles Bad for the Gaming Community?

Why are there so many seemingly pointless gaming articles whether they be top 10 lists are trolling articles and are they bad for the gaming community? Nintendo Gamer Thoughts thinks they know the answer. (3DS, Culture, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

CustardTrout  +   843d ago
"Even if it means being guilty of dumbing down the Internet."
"Yes I'll bloggers have written them be it gaming related or not."
Perfection.
miyamoto  +   842d ago
yup. definitely utter waste of time
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Megaton  +   842d ago
Are you new to N4G?
ZoyosJD  +   842d ago
In reality Kirby is mad that such a question was posed in the first place.

There are so many better thing we could be discussing even under the topic of gaming.

We should treat each other as noble gentlemen.

*goes back to top 5 sexy console exclusive girls*
dark-hollow  +   842d ago
"Are Attention Grabbing Articles Bad for the Gaming Community?"

You mean like yours?
SilentNegotiator  +   842d ago
He's examining an issue. It's not entitled "Ps3 is d00med" for crap's sake.
Tzuno  +   841d ago
well you might have a point with that PS3 bwuahahahahhhhhh!!!!
AngelicIceDiamond  +   842d ago
You mean the ones that start console flame wars. Because you know, those are the ones that "grab attention" more then half the time.

Sometimes it can be fun to see people fight over machines.
urwifeminder  +   842d ago
I really enjoy them as the comments allways make me laugh i dont really care about the industry as much as most i guess hate breeds hate.
LiquidSword93  +   842d ago
Lol at Kirby :)
ElectricKaibutsu  +   842d ago
They're bad in that they distract from other balanced, well researched articles. Still, they do tend to at least be interesting, especially the comments.

Sometimes an author will write an article with a trolling headline and then complain when fanboys flock to the comments to disagree. If they want those hits that trolling titles draw in they need to be prepared to reap what they sow.
vortis  +   842d ago
Nothing worse than a butthurt blogger after trolling for hits.
telekeneticmantis  +   842d ago
Gaming was soo much better
before all the hyperbole, from a multitude of dimensions. People were alot less concerned with which console has bragging rights, and people just enjoyed games regardless of console/platform, that's what gaming should be.
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   842d ago
I got to be honest, I don't remember this time period you speak of :). I used to argue with my friends in grade school about which was better, the SNES or the Genesis.
telekeneticmantis  +   842d ago
Did you make music videos
or parodies about how much you disliked their console. Did you have arguments that involved hundreds of people almost everyday of the year for 6 years...No?? That's what I'm saying
WiiUalpha  +   841d ago
Did we have the ability to do that back then? No. That is the only reason it didnt happen back then.
mrbojingles  +   842d ago
Who are we to say top ten lists, while annoying and numerous, aren't of value to someone? There is someone enjoying everything on the internet at all times so just because it doesn't float your boat doesn't mean it has no value.

Also, the title of the post is very ironic given that it's being shared on a site like N4G and, you know has to be attention grabbing.

And just like movies, music, games, books I will not condemn people for creating attention grabbing content that isn't actually that great. They have to make money, I'm not going to tell them not to do so. I'm an adult I can simply ignore something by clicking the close button, and I don't usually feel like making a fuss about it's content either.
csreynolds  +   841d ago
Yes. Next question.
ninjabake  +   841d ago
Short answer: yes!! They make your "profession" and our hobby look like a joke.
jghvhv  +   841d ago
Is blowing your brains out bad for your health?
nintendojunkie28  +   841d ago
Oh crap!...Kirby swallowed a strain of the T-Virus!
Gamerita  +   841d ago
N4G is all about attention & sex.
gumgum99  +   841d ago
Yes they are not very good for the community as, in my opinion, aremostly there to spark flames while fueling hits.

They make Kirby mad, and you should feel bad.

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