Are we raging out for no more reason than “just because”?
That was a good article. I want to say yes and no. No because feedback positive or negative has influence in the long run to help make things better. I want to say yes because it makes no sense for people to attack others or trash them because they have a different choice or like of something. I don't know if it's to make themselves feel good or what, but it is ridiculous! Keyboard courage is something, but very very rarely would the person behind the keyboard have the guts to say something to someones face.
i agree i mean i cant tell you how many times ive gotten attacked because i say god of war isnt the greatest series ever and kratos isnt that powerful,and to people just flip out and dont even let me explain my reasoning,they would act as if i said i hated the franchise (which i dont),yet on the brighter side there are cases like resently how gamer outrage got the DRM for xbox one to be changed,and thats not entitlement thats just something that shouldnt have been done in the first place.
So your point is when your opinion is that something is right, the rage is justified, but when you think something that the majority disagree with, the rage isn't fair? THIS is the problem with kicking off on the internet. Everybody thinks it's justified until it's aimed at them.
Unfortunately everyone is entitled everywhere. It will be the downfall of everything great we have built. In small communities equality can be a wonderful thing but when the system gets to large it breaks down. It;s human nature to become power drunk and it is sad to watch everyone jsut not get along because one person thinks that their ideas about life hold more water than the next. I find it a rarity in this "me" genereation for people to give praise outside themselves or to try nd look at things from others perspectives. The ideas of respect and understanding seem to have gone out the window a long time ago. As for gaming community, at least from my perspective, it was around Counterstrike v1.5 that I started seeing this trend happen. It actually turned me off to gaming for several years... I don't have a solution for the problem even though I fully recognize it exists. It had forced my friends and I to go private groups when gaming as to not hear it. It has forced me off reddit because minus some great open forums with devs...it is a breeding ground for negativity. Man...why can't we all just get along!!!!
Entitled snowflake? Never heard of that better read and find out!
so, gamers are entitled for raging against companies trying to deny them their rights, while the industry is perfectly justified in going after money they legally have no right to and in doing so violate our rights. sure.
Sum it up the game companies will like to tax every purchase pretty much.
Lol headline is funny.
"We’ve all heard the term ‘keyboard warrior’" No we haven't Jayden. And if we have, we would probably fit in to the 'entitled snowflakes' category you suggest. I like commenting on the games industry. But it is ludicrous for people to think that they are being personally insulted by commercial changes with new console models. That's the equivalent of getting annoyed at board games manufacturers when they charge more for their new version - just regard how geeky and hermetic that sounds. That's pretty much how self obsessed people who got annoyed about the Xbox One were. By all means be disappointed by the concentration on TV and sport if you want but don't think that you're some noble warrior for wanting games companies to have less money in their pockets out of their understandable wish for 1 copy of a game not to potentially be sold on between 100s of people instead of them all buying a new copy like true games industry financial supporters do.
Power to the people I say. If every corner of the internet is complaining about an injustice, bad policy or whatever, then there might be some meat to the argument. A few bad apples will complain about the sun rising every day in the east when they want it in the west, but most of the time they are just noise to be ignored. Consumers have the greatest power when it comes down to it, but they lack organization, so large companies are able to do what they want. The internet is a great equalizer. Voices can be heard from every corner and companies depend on the consumer, so they change course. Why would we want to take that away? Let companies do as they please? Give no voice to the consumer?
Many 'Gamers' are quick to forget that this industry is a privledge and a fair market. If they dont like an offered product they do not have to buy it. They have a choice weather to buy the product or not, they dont need to scream bloody murder for the company to change it.
...sigh Just stop complaining about complaining already. If you don't like what someone is saying, bring a counterpoint or ignore them. People discussing things on the internet is here to stay, guys. The fact that companies have been increasingly listening to online chatter is because they feel it has a measurable impact on game and system sales. Are they right? I actually have no idea, but since it's their business to worry about that sort of thing, I'll let them (yes, they needed my permission to do anything...I'm a guy with an opinion on the internet, right?).
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