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Sorry everyone: I'm a Backseat Gamer (but it's not too late for you)

Dealspwn writes: "There's a special circle of hell reserved for backseat gamers. We all know the type. Gamers who are convinced that they know everything and that there's only one way to play a game: their way. They'll sit on the sidelines blasting out advice, spoilers and commentary, criticising the way you play while browbeating you into following their way of thinking, dominate your multiplayer session and perhaps even try to snatch the controller because you're playing it 'wrong.' Backseat gamers suck all the joy and fun out of this wonderful hobby, and more to the point, they just suck generally.

It's easy to point fingers, but harder to look in the mirror.

They say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, so here goes. My name is Jonathan Lester... and I'm a backseat gamer."

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PoSTedUP949d ago

yeah im not one. if i watch people play i just observe their play style, idc how other ppl play just as long as theyre enjoying themselves.

the worst are backseat gamers who tell you how to play even when youre no where near a console. you cant even have a friendly convo about games with them bc they are too self absorbed and narcissistic about "the way They play".

i like the people who help you out once in a while to enhance the experience by observing the way you play. like: "hey, youre right near a hidden [gun] it's _______" and then watch them commit mass murder on innocent NPCs with it. hehe.

very admirable of you to admitt to such an embarrassing and horrible querk. +respect.