Submitted by godfree 948d ago | opinion piece

When Did We Lose Our Gaming Way?

Gamertag Radio writes: "When a person enters the world of online gaming today they expect bigotry, cursing, cheating, and generally poor sportsmanship. It is a sad state that online gaming has entered, especially for those of us that were a part of the “glory days”. My online experiences all started on PC with services such as T.E.N. (Total Entertainment Network) and MPlayer. I remember playing Quake because it was fun and competitive. The only things I had to worry about were my frames per second and ping; didn’t have to stress myself out with hackers or switch boxes. It was a tremendously good experience. [Editor's Note: Those days, how I miss you.]" (Culture, Next-Gen, PC, PlayStation Network, PS3, PS4, Tech, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, Xbox One)

lilbroRx  +   948d ago | Well said
I'd say its around the time that the gamers who cared more about specs and brand names than the games themselves took the majority.
GoldenMonkey34   948d ago | Spam
Number-Nine  +   948d ago
it's not the gamers, it's the times.
Blank  +   948d ago
Cant forget about those that use the sales card when convienient or just worry about how much a game or console sold that make them feel sales=quality such a dumb mindstate
when little kids thought swearing was cool. and parents didn't know that they shouldn't be letting their kids play rated m games, to a point
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NateCole  +   948d ago
Game since the atari days and it use to be so simple. You either love a game or not. When you buy a game you get a full game.

It was all about fun. Nowdays i am not sure.
Max-Zorin  +   948d ago
It's all fun and games until you come across someone that's Android 17 arrogant, salty losers, people that act like they NEVER had a bad game, hosts that kick you out for winning, or as soon as you join the lobby, and the list goes on.

ZeekQuattro  +   948d ago
Many lost their way when they started using tech jargon when in reality they have no idea what it actually means or how its applied to gaming.
kamikazepikmin  +   948d ago
this generation are more concerned about achievements, specs, shooting people, and brand loyalty than anything else. geez, remember the god ol' days, when gaming was about only 1 thing-FUN
ZodTheRipper  +   947d ago
I recently caught myself being interested only in big IP's and good metacritic scores when deciding which game to get next ...then I thought about it and came to the conclusion that the big publishers and their marketing are the cause for all of this. Mainstream overtook our industry and with it came big marketing campaigns which reached all sorts of people. Back in the days people weren' informed about games as they are today, most bought games just because of word of mouth ...that's also why games from this time are so special to most people - because they associate all kinds of memories with them. Nowadays, it's just one more of the same Assasin's Creed or Call of Duty-formula. That's why I decided against Crysis 3 and got Ni No Kuni instead - and it was a very good decision.
tiffac008  +   947d ago
The gaming community has been consumed by the doom and gloom of the industry rather than actually playing games and giving merit where its due.

Respect was just thrown out the window hence the current state of the gaming community.

Fragmented and divided.
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