Submitted by CaViE 832d ago | opinion piece

5 Things Wrong With Modern Gamers

A feature via eGamer.co.za in which the author details what is wrong with the modern gamers of today.

Quote: "How exactly do you classify yourself as a gamer? Is it because you play games all day everyday or is it because you play FIFA every second day or so. It’s a tough thing to categorise, but one thing is certain: there are a lot of “modern” gamers. A modern gamer, I believe, is someone that hasn’t been around when the early stages of gaming happened. Not exactly the origin of gaming (you have to be an extremely old bastard for that to be the case), but rather the stage where gaming became noticeable enough that it could support its own weight. If you want a certain age range then I guess someone in their teens or early twenties can be considered a modern gamer." (Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Culture, Halo 4, PC, PS3, The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, Wii U, Xbox 360)

prototypeknuckles  +   832d ago
The only one I have a problem with is hate because hate is cool I can turn that around and say defend something thats you know nothing about just to say its an underdog even though its really crap(DmC).
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Nes_Daze  +   832d ago
They only found five?...
ape007  +   832d ago
fantastic 100% spot on article
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ape007  +   832d ago
i hate "lol kids like cod" argument, i mean that is the most irrational argument ever, my absolute fav FPS ever were Goldeneye and perfect dark, i was 9-12 Years old at that time, yes kids love shooters and action games, to be honest action was more exciting to me when i was kid-teenager
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bronxsta  +   832d ago
I know what you mean. Personally I can't stand multiplayer. I rarely, if ever touch the multiplayer components of the games I buy (which is why I prefer single player only games)

Now I'm 20, but my 10 year old brother has already prestiged in Moden Warfare 3 and wants Black Ops 2, because that's what's all the boys in his class are playing.
ape007  +   832d ago
i like both single player and MP but i think shooters single player modes were better back in the today, i mean there is nothing now that is on the level of Perfect Dark, GE007, Half life 2, time splitters etc.. but other than the MP is amazing and truly evolved with time, the single player FPS game im looking forward next is BIOSHOCK INFINITE

next gen, WE WANT BOTH
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MilkMan  +   832d ago
Great article, couldn't have written it better myself. By the way, I hate you.
(just kidding)
Seriously, It was awesome.
Neckbear  +   832d ago
So...formulating a negative opinion, pretty much?

Locksus  +   832d ago
"One guy quit on The Witcher 2 because he couldn’t figure out the difference between a regular sword and a silver one. Now that guy is of the opinion that Witcher 2 is an absolutely shit game". Oh dear, are people really this helpless? Though, I have a hard time believing he couldn't figure out the difference. Nevertheless, they missed out on an awesome experience. Shame.
momthemeatloaf  +   832d ago
Gaming to modern gamers is more about fitting in, this is why the rich get richer in the video game industry now. They just play what is overly popular because it makes them feel they're apart of something cool or big.
KMCROC  +   832d ago
Most of them think thier Entitled, whinning & complain like a bunch of (7letters).
braydox21  +   831d ago
this guy is being super negative on modern gamers, i mean i don't think that im a modern gamer i think i just came into gaming as the ps1 era and the gameboy colour was my first gaming device, besides scrabble(lol) i kinda feel like half classic and half modern as i came into gaming as it started to gain momentum. but i think he is forgetting all the positves, for example modern gamers can be much more anaylitcal or sucipious of a game and wether or not its worth the money. Modern Gamers also are much more open to more ideals and communication so other people ideals on gaming can affect a larger varitety of people.
SideShort  +   831d ago
I wish the gaming communities were back to the way they were 5 years ago. On Xbox anyway. I first started playing on xbl in 07 when halo 3 hit the stores. It was so easy to jump in a game of randoms with mic on, have fun communicating, and even end up with a few online buddies from time to time. Now? Nobody wants to put a mic on, including myself. The only time we feel we want to is exclusively with friends. Before, that was hardly the case. The online community for XBL has changed like night and day from 5 years ago. A shame. Never realized how a good community made a game slightly better, till a bad one made it slightly worse.
braydox21  +   831d ago
yeah i don't have that many mic experiances but i think all are great, my first online black ops 2 match had a group of guys on mic's being very tactical in most places, and they also sweared alot too and went about the whole noobs,insult people who killed them etc. but i was laughing the experiance was fun to enjoy and not only that when i got the final kill cam these guys shouted supportive stuff like well done or way to go. all in all i had a great fun match and after a few other matches i felt i was having beginners luck as i got another kill cam this time with C4 which looked really cool. these online experinces are great and exciting oh and by the way i game primarliy on Ps3
Jacobite  +   831d ago
5 things wrong with modern Games

1) endless rehashes
2) lazy console ports
3) buggy DLC
4) endless mini transactions
5) lack of server support
blah blah blah thats my moan for today.

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