All these college students who are flooding Twitter with their whining about Destiny need to look around and remember where they are.
This post is downright ridiculous. People spend their time as they see fit, and there's no way in hell they're supposed to be doing anything else. College life is not at all supposed to be lived a certain way, and the poster has no business claiming otherwise. If you've spent 60 bucks on a product it should work, regardless of whether or not you're in college. Period.
Completely agree, college can be a very stressful time for students and all they needs is some relaxation sometimes and most student i know would just chill out and game for a bit in the evening, eases the stress.
Am I missing something here, or is this the college's fault and not Bungie's? I fail to see how its Bungie's fault that the College blocks the servers...
Kind of have to ask the question if this person even went to college? A real college that is. Universities have dorms, and in there they have the option of internet. This is the schools internet, and this is what's being blocked.... They are in basically their own home on their own time trying to play a game and not being able to.... That's like saying "you have a job, you are not allowed to have free time....." Really? Not only that the semester just barely begun, there is no midterm or finals going on right now, and if anything you have a few essays a couple weeks away. Most college students are not "busy" right now, so the entire subject is false. Not everyone wants to be in lame football or some other "activity" and do have free time to do other things.....
A significant portion of my college career was drinking and playing video games. What is this thinking? Classes were just interruptions to gaming and drinking. I remember when my buddy and I were playing Medal of Honor in the Pacific and every time we killed an enemy we would have to take a shot. Man, I miss those days!
What a embarrassing click bait article. So while in school its supposed to be no fun for 4+ years? This site should be banned from the internet
I could understand why you would be frustrated with the college. Obviously it's not Destiny's fault. I don't agree with someone feeling college can't be about fun while attending a school especially when that school is making tens of thousands of dollars for you being there.
Sounds like an issues with the campus Internet if I'm not mistaken. If they are using free Internet from the college then they have no room to complain. If they pay for their own Internet then I understand the complaining and it needs to be fixed, but I just don't see that being the case. College kids don't like it then they need to pay for Internet like normal adults that live on their own, and if for some reason that isn't allowed on campus then still it's a college issue that should be taken up with the college that u go to. Although I will say the only thing I don't like about destiny is the need to be online. I have to give them that much. I like single player to stand on its own as a single player experience. I'm sure that's not what the complaining is about tho. The age group that is in college right now has never seen life without the Internet. I'm sure bitching is second nature to these kids that are at that age and fortunate enough to have families that can afford college and have been raised with social media. It's a mean assumption to make, but sadly it's true for a large chunk of these kids.spoiled
you are no taking in to account how ridiculously overpriced college is.
They are. It's part of tuition. College is extremely expensive. So that 14k I pay a semester just doesn't go books and classes. It goes straight to other things Including Internet
I only pay 3 k for tuition must suck where you live.
DanteVFenris666 wherever you live stay there. I have a friend who pays $80k a year a law school in Boston and another who pays $60k at another school in the same state. The $60k friend is graduating next spring with a degree in early childhood education with a comfortable $240k in loans to pay back. both in which will be difficult to get jobs to pay it back because they only hold education, not experience and the economy sucks. thats america for you. but at a cost like that id be pretty pissed if a $60 game cant be played online however being unable to play would be the least of my worries
Bunch of spoiled brats,they need some old school physical beatdown!Belts would be great to use
BURN u Twat.Don't question man business
Complaining about Destiny? Thats a paddlin'
I work in a public K-12 environment, so I could see this being an argument I could make at my place of work. But once you get to the college level, you're paying to be there. And in many cases you live there as well. There is downtime in college, be it between classes, weekends, evenings, holidays, etc. You have as much right to tell these residents how they should/shouldn't be spending their time online as they have telling you how to spend yours. Maybe they're skipping and failing every class. That's their choice. Probably one of the more valuable lessons they'll learn in school is how to manage a job/career while living with distractions and obligations. There's little more I'd rather be doing right now than leveling up in Destiny, but I've got a job, wife, child, etc. Lastly it's probably a firewall or port issue at the network IT level. Report it to your technology support staff on campus and i'm sure they'll fix it. Some of them also play Destiny and feel your pain.
I can imagine the look on an IT employees face when they say "You can't play Destiny? Ohhh Nooo!" ..... in completely seriousness!!! LMAO
"Absolutely no fun allowed"
I did my thesis on online gaming "Online Gaming and Aggressive Behavior in Young Adults". I found that online gaming does not cause aggressive behavior in young adults. Apparently, though, the absence of online gaming after paying $60 or more for a game that can only be played online may cause aggressive behavior. /s If I were in college now and this would have F'd up my thesis and my ability to graduate. I'd be pissed too. This blogger is an idiot. I paid my own way through college. I played games in college. I got good grades in college. I also partied a lot in college. So, if you're in college you can't be passionate about something other than college? Getting passionate about something means I don't have a life? I guess this "journalist" doesn't have a favorite sports team or has never been to a sporting event. I firmly believe that people have the right to express their opinions. However, this guy should not be able to breathe the same air as me or anybody else. Edit: How is this guy writing this on a F'ing gaming news site? Shouldn't he be covering more pressing issues? Hey, Ben, what's going on with ISIS in the Middle East and the threat to America and the rest of the world? Why don't you get your privileged ass over there and report on the story.
the sad thing is the troll actually runs that troll worthless site and some how they are recognized and allowed on metacritic.
Sorry I work and go to school full time. I manage to break up my free time. Go home after class play video games for a few hours. Then study for a few hours. Go to work every other day. I'm still passing classes. I don't want to here that bull$hit you're in school you should be focusing on school not video games. Trust me if you can set up a time table for videos games, hang out with friends, work and study you can pass
College ≠ School. I proclaim this site, the Elitist Douchebag Corner. These guys are more abusive than the experience of watching the Star Wars prequels.
what an absolute troll. so what if students want to enjoy themselves ? as long as they are getting good grades they can do whatever the hell they want in their spare time or does that troll expect students to just stare at a wall in their spare time. people who complain about other people complaining are beyond stupid and ignorant.
Well we know the writer didn't go to college. We should all tell him/her how to live their life
According to his LinkedIn profile he did go to college. Strange as I don't see anything about "watching paint dry in free time", on his resume. On topic: I agree with what almost everyone else here is saying; college is often times stressful and a game every now and then is a great way to relax.
Ok so he supposedly went to college. What for? To graduate and tell others how they should do the college thing? Is he above everyone else because he went to college? Where does he get that college is supposed to be about the "social experience" and why does it have to be HIS definition? I'll be the was screwing off in college and doing things some others might not agree with. He needs to "get a life" if you ask me. I'm sorry but someone coming across like this telling others what they "should" be doing because of his opinion is wrong. That, my friends, is not an opinion
College students are supposed to be too drunk to even remember what videogames they've played, so it doesn't matter if Destiny works or not, any game will do! :P
What the f*#k kind of article is this?! "need to look around and remember where they are" Did I seriously read that? I'm not even going to click on this trash. Tell me how and what I should be doing?! How's that "journalism" going over there guys? Maybe you should look around and remember where YOU are
Oh stop! What did we do in college? We played Halo 1 and 2 multi non-stop every day in between classes and at night until the second we graduated.
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