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Call of Duty vs. Battlefield: How Gamers Ruin Both… and Gaming

OXCGN:

"As gamers, we often come to establish what we think of a game based on our previous experiences.

Halo is better than Quake because the graphics are better, or, for a more ignorant comparison, World of Warcraft is the worst game ever “’cuz only nerds play that game. YOLO. Swagg.”

But what we fail to do is recognize the smaller accomplishments that actually construct a game’s ‘personality’, as I like to call it.

Something that comparing a game to another simply just can’t do."

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Proeliator1419d ago

A very interesting framing of how gamers generalize things. Well done.

UnwanteDreamz1419d ago

How? The article is full of the authors own generalisations about gamers. I found it ironic.

BadCircuit1419d ago

There is a lot of "this game" vs. "this game" going on, when why not enjoy both?

gaminoz1419d ago

We do often ruin things because devs are terrified of not meeting our expectations. So they tend to take few risks and then we complain about that too.

UnwanteDreamz1419d ago

I wont take responsibility for the vocal minority. I dont start petitions because a games ending isn't to my liking. I don't cry over killstreaks or upgrades.

BadCircuit1419d ago

I like devs to take risks, but they know that backlashes can be really big and damaging.

I guess it depends if they are doing the risk for creative reasons, or profit ones.

DeusExer1419d ago

I still much prefer my single player experiences over multiplayer games/modes.

imXify1419d ago

That's why I always play single player and complete it before touching multi.

UnwanteDreamz1419d ago

Well add me to that. there's at least 3 gamers who don't fit into the authors little box.

Majin-vegeta1419d ago

Both need to die.Simple as that.

CynicalKelly1419d ago

What a silly and childish thing to say. I assume it has flawed logic behind it.

BadCircuit1419d ago

They won't stop making them as long as they make money. And they are usually pretty good overall...just very derivative.

People still buy bland foods like Mcdonald's in droves because they know what to expect and like it.

WUTCHUGUNNADO1419d ago

I stopped reading at YOLO. SWAAAAG

KwietStorm1419d ago

So you didn't understand why it was said, in context?

WUTCHUGUNNADO1418d ago

Even out of context reading it made me lose interest instantly.

BadCircuit1419d ago

I think he was making fun of people who say that kind of rubbish...

xabmol1419d ago

Irony's a slippery slope.

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