Submitted by TheMrFraz 849d ago | opinion piece

Why Real Gamers Won’t Be Buying BioShock Infinite

The review scores are off the charts, but Gamers Association editor Luke Frazier is urging gamers everywhere NOT to buy BioShock Infinite. These are his reasons why. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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smashcrashbash  +   851d ago
Those are your reasons? Are you kidding?
Derekvinyard13  +   851d ago
Real gamers need multiplayer? To the author, how old are you? Judging from your reasons, you are the furthest thing from a real gamer let alone a gamer bioshock isn't a rushed series it's well thought out. Piss off you admit to not even playing it, lets get your review after your pirated copy starts working. "I haven’t played BioShock Infinite yet because my pirated copy still won’t run right,"
Ritsujun  +   849d ago
Calm your t, grannies.
Bimkoblerutso  +   849d ago | Funny
Pretty sure it was a stab at satire, only it was the kind of satire that is unnecessary and verily unfunny.

That's right. I used the word 'verily' in a sentence.
Gaming101  +   849d ago
In case anyone didn't get it, this is a satire article. It's not meant to be taken seriously, as evidenced first and foremost by the ridiculous title and premise of this article.

Get a grip people!
Winter47th   849d ago | Immature | show
TheBrownBandito  +   849d ago
I think you meant "This article is flame bait."
seanpitt23  +   849d ago
Well iam a real gamer have been since 1990 when I was 5 years old and I DID buy this game and have really enjoyed it this game dosnt need mp because the story is brilliant and the mp would been a disappointing add on that's why iam happy they focused all there attention on the story
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TI_21  +   849d ago
They even tagged the article with a satire tag. ;)
DragonKnight  +   849d ago
Writers who aren't funny shouldn't attempt satire. This made me laugh, but in a "this guy is so stupid" kinda way.
REALgamer  +   849d ago
*looks at article title*

*looks at own username*

*looks at Bioshock Infinite box sitting on desk*

Well, I think that pretty much disproves the article...
jrbeerman11  +   849d ago
maybe this is satire... but its still a cheap attempt for hits, therefore I will not read this article or click the link.
Darth_Bane79  +   849d ago
It was satire. A joke, his article is not for real. Read it throughly and then his comment down below and you would see that he is just joking
ChrisW  +   849d ago
I bought it...
Danteh  +   849d ago
I thought it was a nice article, if only because of the subtle satire which became apparent upon reading the first paragraph but only became completely clear with the multiplayer bit.

Plus the comments are hilarious, full of angry people xD

In case you didn't notice, the author says he loves Zelda, some more games, AND Bioschock, so he surely loves this game, definitely one of the MASTERPIECES of this generation <3
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shauzy  +   849d ago
i'm not proud to say this but, my pirated copy worked for me, and i'll buy the game on my next salary.
RememberThe357  +   849d ago

In case you didn't get it, satire is supposed to be funny.
Sideras  +   849d ago
Yeah I just skimmed through the crap and saw that line you quoted, nevermind the fact that the copy is pirated but he haven't even played it.
And really multiplayer? So I'm not a real gamer, well fuck him and his multiplayer.
Canary  +   849d ago
Fun fact: the only people who care about terms like "hardcore gamer," "real gamer," etc. are casual gamers.
Root  +   851d ago
I know right

To be honest a "real" gamer would buy a game if it didn't have multiplayer since most older gamers before this gen were used to good, long, solid single player games.
sobekflakmonkey  +   849d ago
Yeah, I don't know what this guy is talking about, I was personally extremely happy this game didn't have multi-player, I don't really need it, a lot of games fail to have a decent multi-player, look at pretty much every game, the single player is usually where it's at and then the multi-player is just sort of there, the list of games that have horrible multi-player is ridiculously long, so I'm glad they put so much focus on the single player, the guy who wrote this article is a chump.

Also, forgot to add, this guy hasn't even played the game, so everything he says is just complete garbage and doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
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IAmLee  +   849d ago
'Why Real Gamers'... Let me just stop you there... there are fake gamers now?
DragonKnight  +   849d ago
Haven't you ever heard of gamer gurls?
MysticStrummer  +   849d ago
"there are fake gamers now?"

Sure there are. Look at Call of Duty sales.

Just kidding.

Sort of.
InTheZoneAC  +   849d ago
fake gamers...the new generation of adhd kids that think everything must be call of duty

you know, the one's that like fake music, like justin beiber or all the rap they can find

you know, the one's that didn't have any real cartoons to watch, instead they all had teenage drama shows

you know, the one's who don't know what life is like without facebook and twitter

those are the fake gamers...
ArchangelMike  +   849d ago
From the article, - "I haven’t played BioShock Infinite yet because my pirated copy still won’t run right..."

I hope this is a joke.

You haven't played Bioshock Infinite, and you think you are in a position to judge and critique the game?

You're website just got down voted for trolling.
HammadTheBeast  +   849d ago
It is a joke.... although he didn't mention in the headline, which makes it automatic flame bait.
RedDeadLB  +   849d ago
You do realize it's purely satirical? Nothing in this article is true, it's a freaking joke.

But you don't understand those things which are beneath you, oh great and righteous one.
ajax17  +   849d ago
I know!!! And to say BioShock 2 is better than BioShock?! And he's upset because of the delay. So I guess he won't be buying The Last Guardian either. I know I shouldn't get angry, he's just troll after all.
JsonHenry  +   849d ago
Lol, don't feed this troll hits on his site please.
MoveTheGlow  +   849d ago
Oh man, he got me good. By the "No Multiplayer" part, I was laughing my butt off. Cheers, mate.

Just beat Infinite two days ago, instantly one of my favorite endings of all time.
Flavor  +   849d ago
The reaction to this clumsy satire says quite a bit about N4g users, and internet users in general.

That they are shallow, stupid men who only ever read the first headline or bold faced text in a newspaper or magazine,

Who act like children, and jump at the first excuse to display misplaced emotion over toys and games, since their real lives must be totally devoid of emotional stimulation or attachment.

You want some real titillation? Bioshock infinite was a badly written, sloppily constructed mishmash of different ideas thrown around in brainstorming sessions with a hackneyed and trope plot. And it was SHORT because they have a raft of DLC planned for you suckers.
Irishguy95  +   849d ago
While I haven't finished B:I yet and would give it 8/10 so far...I agree with your comment about N4G users. The amount of retarded comments saying the same thing about this obviously stupid article...is just pathetic. I don't know whats worse, how unfunny this article is...or how the users of N4G take humanity to new depths of idiocy

Also, i'm fine with Satire, but I just didn't find this funny. The reactions to it should be either it is funny or it isn't...not "God are you serious? What stupid reasons" or "I hope this is a joke".
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callahan09  +   849d ago
Am I the only one who notice the entire article was just sarcasm?
Ravenor  +   849d ago
Reading the article, you can definitely tell if you have some level of competency reading words typed in a row.

People on N4G really need to cool their jets and slow down.
dirthurts  +   849d ago
Real gamers read real articles.
This isn't such article.
Jio  +   849d ago
It's a troll article...

People on this website need to understand a joke, you could instantly tell it was a joke with the second point.
Slapshot82  +   849d ago
I get that this is supposed to be satire and all, but all I'm seeing is an unfunny post to attract a lot of attention here at N4G for this site. If you hadn't noticed, it usually doesn't keep people around when you do things such as this - satire or not.
zerocrossing  +   849d ago
The N4G userbase needs to mature a bit, if we cant enjoy a bit of satire regarding our hobby then we shouldn't complain about not being taken seriously.
Slapshot82  +   848d ago
I think you're missing my point. I have no issue with satirical articles; in fact, I usually enjoy them. With this particular piece though, I simply didn't find it funny in the least.

Ken Levine truly touches on some deep issues that are still found within our society in America still today. He brings these issues to life in videogame format to challenge them head first - I have the utmost respect for him for doing just this.

There's a lot of meaningful things that can be written about BioShock Infinite, some of which I'll publish myself. So when I see a journalist completely overlooking these things to draw in hits by creating satirical themes from a game that should be written about for opposing reasons - I'm free to state my opinion, just as you are to yours.

You should also think twice before you tell someone to be more "mature" next time as well.
zerocrossing  +   849d ago
This is why I leave a disclaimer if Im righting satire... some people are just too thick to get it.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   849d ago
Troll article and everyone is falling for it...
showtimefolks  +   849d ago
I am a real gamer bought it and enjoying it a lot

What the heck is a real gamer and a fake gamer?
g2gshow  +   849d ago
Some people just want attention simple noting to see here move right along folks just another lame with a keyboard
3-4-5  +   849d ago
I used to play real games in the early 90's.

Don't preach to me about multiplayer. we created our own fun in single player games with multiple kids around just because we could and it was fun.

Story based games should always be single player focused.

This OP is on crack.
BinaryMind  +   848d ago
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TheXonySbox  +   847d ago
Doesnt take a genius to see when a game is past its time.
This is one of those games, done with the franchise; boring and uncreative feels like every other game i've been playing recently.

porkChop  +   851d ago
I really don't like articles like this. The author tries way too hard to be funny, but he just isn't.
TheMrFraz  +   851d ago
Thank you. At least you realize it isn't serious.
InMyOpinion  +   849d ago
coolbeans  +   849d ago
Don't forget to note porkChop mentions you tried way too hard to be funny in this piece. Key piece of advice to remember in the near future.
3-4-5  +   849d ago
That isn't the point.....

If you have to try that hard to be funny....your not

Funny is spontaneous...random and real
Th4Freak  +   849d ago
Ikr, wonder how did this got approved...
zerocrossing  +   849d ago
Is it not funny because you like the game too much? Think about it if it was in regards to a franchise you didn't care for would that make it better... idk maybe not, I just think we need to be able to laugh at stuff like this so as to not take our hobby too seriously, the games good no one can deny that so why should it need defending from pure satire?.
porkChop  +   849d ago
I'm not defending the game from satire. I was saying the satire itself wasn't funny, because I don't believe it is.
cpayne93  +   851d ago
Is the author trying to make a satire or something? Not sure if serious. I don't think so. Either way the article is a mess.
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JimmyDanger  +   849d ago
It's got to be satire. It's a pisstake on the modern entitled gamer.

A few lines gave it away for me - " there's a reason we all hated ICO" and "awesome co op games like ARMY OF TWO".

Also the "it must have been delayed twelve times" and comparing the 30 months from announcement to release to the decade long Duke Nukem Forever development time - it's positively dripping with satire, exaggeration - even the introduction about "this 90 metacritic rated game that everyone thinks is so good" being poor because he decides to compare his opinion on a preview or two he say (he makes pointed references throughout that he hasn't actually played the game) - it's like some illinformed, over opinionated forum fanboy rant given breath and made flesh - a cutting piece of postmodern satire.

Entertaining stuff.
TheBrownBandito  +   849d ago
"a cutting piece of postmodern satire. "

You're drunk right?
jc48573  +   851d ago
see what Call of Duty did to people or rather kids?
dedicatedtogamers  +   851d ago
I think that the game isn't worth a full $60. The storyline and linear gameplay and lack of freedom were all a letdown for me.


I'm happy that plenty of people are enjoying the game. The reasons the author gives are just stupid. It's probably satire. He says at the end "I haven't even played it because I can't get my pirated copy to work yet, but I heard the game was racist".
fallensniper77  +   849d ago
The storyline, linear gameplay, and no freedom were a letdown? I'm pretty sure those were the positives of the game, they were my favorite parts actually and it does have a lot of freedom if you keep in mind it's not an open world game
TheMrFraz  +   851d ago
To everyone believing I'm 100% serious, I love you very much.
wlchrbandit  +   849d ago
You could have at least waited a day. At least then you'd have an excuse to annoy us with your "sense of humour"...
die_fiend  +   849d ago
Some people seem to think you're 100% serious.

All of us think you're 100% time wasting
whamlollypop7  +   849d ago
Good thing someone bailed you out with the satire escape clause. Look dude stand by your work. You wrote a stupid article that got trashed now your playing defense.
Azurite  +   849d ago
Was reading it as if it was a serious article and then read "They’re the reason we all hated Ico" and understood something was awfully wrong :P
Linko64  +   849d ago
It wash even funny though. Anyone can post this kind if thing.

Half Life sucks because you play a guy with a goatee and thick rimmed glasses, He's such a hipster. The game sucks because my pirated copy won't run. I'm so awesome.
cpayne93  +   849d ago
It's an unfunny lame piece of work either way, no offense. Figured it wasn't serious, but the article seemed so pointless and poorly thought out if it was that I couldn't be sure.
RyuCloudStrife  +   849d ago
I am your #1 fan.
hennessey86  +   851d ago
Without a doubt
That is the worst gaming related artical I have ever read, you need a new hobby sir. Infinite is infinitely epic.
Hellsvacancy  +   849d ago
Awesome, atleast I know that Hitman article I wrote and posted afew years back wasnt all that bad after all
NCane  +   851d ago
Does anyone grasp satire, parody or exaggeration here? Yikes. Clearly a veiled praise. C'mon guys!
WeAreLegion  +   849d ago
It's pretty hard to tell whether or not he's being serious... :/
PickAShoe  +   849d ago
he is cereal man.
aPerson  +   849d ago | Funny
Welcome to N4G.
Bathyj  +   849d ago
Its pretty obvious its a joke. I just don't see why being a tool, and spouting the exact opposite reality is supposed to be funny.
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   850d ago
A delay,change of setting,and multiplayer is your reasons,LMFAO,so REAL GAMERS need multiplayer,so that must mean prince of persia,god of war1-GoS,devil may cry,legacy of kain,meatl gear,etc.. arent games for real gamers,because they dont have multiplayer,sir may i please learn whos been dealing to you,cause i want some of that.
TrevorPhillips  +   849d ago
This article is nonsense :/

I love this game so much, can't stop playing it!
Zizi  +   849d ago
Are there some criteria so that we can claim somebody as a 'real' gamer? o_O
Dark_king  +   849d ago
Yes here are a few

1.Win at least one game of Checker's,Chess,Connect 4 or monopoly(playing twisters does not make you a core gamer)

2.Have bought park place at some point.

3.Have bought or played a game of some type.
KwietStorm  +   849d ago
Have bought park place ahaha
Zizi  +   849d ago
GABRIEL1030  +   849d ago
I'll will buy the game right now . Bioshock infinity is awesome I don't have money but the game needs my support, then I prefer not be a real gamer, only a person that like girls and good games.
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Dmd  +   849d ago
"Announced ages ago in 2010, BioShock Infinite has been delayed at least a dozen times. Or if it hasn’t, it sure feels like it. You know what that is? Plain rude. Gamers across the world demanded an earlier release date for Infinite and damn if we didn’t deserve the opportunity to put it in our Christmas stockings in 2012. Now it’s showing up so many years later and expecting our warm welcome? Sorry sister, we won’t be giving you one."

Wow. Stupid gaming journalism sure is stupid!
monkey nuts  +   849d ago
It's supposed to be a satirical commentary FFS. All the people moaning about real gaming this and the guy is a troll blah blah, you been punked you silly f@&kwits. Jesus Christ, half of you commenting will still be complaining even if he had a giant /S at the end of the last paragraph simply because you haven't read the article.
For me this game has been a roller coaster of such epicness that its reminded me why gaming is one of my favourite hobbies, there's so much right with this game it makes most other multi platform games/sequels look like simple cash grabs.
dennett316  +   849d ago
Like anything, there's good and bad ways to do things. Seems like, for many, this guy did it badly. Just saying "it's satire" isn't some blanket defence. And yes, he is indeed trolling for hits because he knows a large portion of people online have trouble differentiating real idiocy from the fake kind.
Good satire leaves you in no doubt.
smikey1123  +   849d ago
The key word there is "supposed". It missed the mark and came off as bitching and whining. Saying the opposite of what you really mean isn't witty, it is nonsense. Expecting everyone to laugh and find it funny just plain dumb.
wishingW3L  +   849d ago
the guy even promotes piracy and this crap gets approved... Jesus.
eliteslaya13  +   849d ago
Gaming journalism just sucks.
rezzah  +   849d ago
Because these "real gamers" are actually casual gamers.

Captain Tuttle  +   849d ago
Who are these people? What is this nonsense?
MetalGearBear  +   849d ago
Too early for April fool day. >:|
Heisenburger  +   849d ago
Somebunny needs some attention.... :/
TiberusX87  +   849d ago
If this isn't satire, then it's a terribly written article that borders on propaganda.

What defines this as potential propaganda?

- A form of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a person or community.
- Propaganda will only present only one side of an argument.
- The objective is to create a chosen result in audience attitudes.
- Propaganda presents facts selectively, possibly lying by omission.

I hope that considering this game is heavily filled with fictional propaganda, that this is what the writer was atleast aiming for. However, it's still kind of pointless...
strigoi814  +   849d ago
Bullcr@p article by an IDIOT author...really multiplayer what makes a real gamer?? you gotta be kidding me...you better be ashamed of yourself..and you are proud that your pirated copy isnt working well..wow such a loser man.
horne242  +   849d ago
I'm dumbstruck that some people wouldn't recognise this as satire. As in, I think humanity needs a do-over.
squallcloud9  +   849d ago
the author fails at satire because he is not funny.
tweet75  +   849d ago
wow id say infinite is one of about 10 games this generation that is worth $60. Its quite incredible.
coolasj  +   849d ago
It's a satire. But, the author didn't lay on the sarcasm enough. I mistook this for real until 3rd point
cyberninja  +   849d ago
Real gamers will never read another article written by this author.
AKS  +   849d ago
"BioShock 2 is universally believed to be the better of the past two games, superior to the original for one solid reason: multiplayer."

Is The Onion behind this submission?
Aloren  +   849d ago
It's a satire. I still liked BS2 better than BS1 though, not for MP, but cause the game was simply better when I played it.

The only advantage of Bioshock over its sequel is that it was so new and original back then, the sequel was just more of the same 3 years later; but the gameplay and the bestiary were better imo.

Since I played them both after Bioshock 2 came out, I found 2 to be more enjoyable. Still, 2 stellar games... and Infinite is even better.
palaeomerus  +   849d ago
Some jerk off wrote this in the belief that it would somehow magically transform itself from a pointless train wreck of inept sarcasm into a functioning humor piece. But it didn't. C'est la vi.
SovereignSnaKe  +   849d ago
~This quite possibly could be the Biggest Troll under a Bridge article I've read in a weeks! I can literally hear the Three billy goats trying to cross.. ughh, what a gross writer! -_-
Evil_Ryu  +   849d ago
how did this get on N4G...then again alot of bullshit passes screening on this website
Aloren  +   849d ago
The fact that so many people take this seriously says a lot more about N4G than about this article.
kenshiro100  +   849d ago
It was a stupid article.
Aloren  +   849d ago
Maybe it was, but it was still a satire, and you have to admit some of the angry comments here seem unaware of that. In fact, it seems like many of them didn't even bother to read the article (so many comments seem to be based on the title only...), so, yeah, N4G.
jeenyus  +   849d ago
If there would be a death penalty for stupid articles, it should start with this "author".
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