Destructoid takes a closer look at the whole Jimmy Kimmel incident that occurred two weeks ago and finds out what makes Gamers so sensitive.
gamers being sensative??? no!! Who knew that the vocal minority that populates internet comment sections are by-and-large a bunch of overtly cynical byches. Certainly not I!
Over-sensitive lol We just don't like the fact some douche bag is trying his hardest to make a joke out of something within the gaming industry which isn't funny. We are trying to get more people to take gaming seriously, not let people like this who don't even play them, exploit it for a cheap laugh
If you got mad at Jimmy Kimmel then you ARE oversensitive. While making fun of people who watch others play games was just a mediocre joke, the reaction from people like you definitely was very funny. Which I think was Jimmy's intention all along. If you honestly want to be taken seriously then grow thick skin, because getting mad over a mediocre joke shows how insecure people like you actually are.
It's not the point of being "oversensitive", the guy just tried to make a funny, forced it and it blew up in his face
@-Foxtrot Blew up in his face how? You honestly think someone like Jimmy Kimmel loses sleep because a bunch of oversensitive people got mad at a mediocre joke? He's probably still laughing his ass off right now LOL.
Please don't condone death threats, threats to his family, and other vulgar acts as "blowing up in his face." The very next show he did about the Star wars toys had him make a joke about Star Wars fans. But, do you hear them going crazy?
I don't think Kimmel writes his own jokes.
Yeah, it is funny. You are watching people do something that you could literally do yourself. It's no different than when comedians make fun of people for watching the golf channel for being boring. Or watching the national spelling bee. Hate to break it to Twitch Gamers but them being offended and causing a riot is no different than what feminists, soccer moms, or political correct advocates do. You have the right to be offended, but that's where it begins and ends.
There are some incredibly sensitive gamers, but I also don't think all the responses were just from them and my opinion is in line with yours. @MrSwankSinatra There are some, but Jimmy came off a bit dickish about this (can I say that on N4g? O_o) Even in his video where Markiplier and MissesMae try to explain to Jimmy about why people watch let's plays Jimmy was making jokes and acting like a prick. He's a comedian so I guess he's supposed to make jokes and biz, but he came off like an ass imo. Would've been nice if he just laid off trying to make a joke for a bit.
He's playing for an audience and that is his shtick. It doesn't help that the response he received was way overboard and extremely immature. The gaming community i.e. the internet gave him enough material to last for a good long time. I can imagine him going back to that well whenever ratings get low or they run out of material.
"We are trying to get more people to take gaming seriously", WE arent trying to do anything but play games because i like to play games. I couldnt care less about anything kimmel says or how people perceive gaming. Gaming isnt some tiny minority anymore.
My thoughts exactly I don't give two s**** what people think about the games I play.
That being said watching people play games on YouTube is flat out stupid and i agree with him
No, makes you come across as a crybaby and Kimmel hit the nail. I could never sit to watch somebody play games on Twitch or Youtube and anyone who takes offense to what he said is an immature little nose picker. Wow, grow some skin already.
You as one of the gamers reacting to this is being professionally trolled! Keep at it, and Kimmel will just keep going at it too.
He didn't make fun of "gaming" but of those who follow streamers.Even then, reacting to this at all with reactions of neither indifference nor laughter makes you oversensitive.
lighten up. and no it didn't blow up in his face, gamers are trying to portray it that way which again goes to show how sensitive some are over such silly things as playing games. think of it, we have people who love watching twitch, nothing wrong with that but then you have groups out there who contradict this and say they support the notion companies block it at times to prevent spoilers. we have a community that can't even control their own vices. this guy showed how we pay $60 to buy games only to want to watch others play it. people used to do that in the arcades because they were amazed how good they were but more importantly it cost money to play. now we can do what we want in our homes and all he did was show how some are still willing to sit there and eat popcorn watching some idiot commentate in places like twitch while they play.
Jimmey Kimmel was trolling the whiniest of gamers (you know, the ones who whine about 1080p, 60fps, DLC, Pre-Orders, ect) and they all fell for it...
Exactly, they all took the bait and made themselves look worse.
Yup! At least if you reacted to what Kimmel said, you know what you are. :D
Picking on people who have likely been picked on throughout most of their lives. Gaming may have become trendy in the last decade or so, but there's still a very large base of social outcasts. You're salting wounds of young people, more often than not.
I just can't stand ignorance, that's all.
Nothing wrong with ignorance, however acting like you are not ignorant is when I start to see a problem.
The guy was talking bad about a subject he knows nothing, that's very ignorant for me.
"you made fun of gaming? i hope your daughter dies of cancer." Seems balanced.
Damn, someone really said that?
Oh yeah. The entire Kimmel youtube was overrun with comments like that, wishing AIDS on him and his family, cancer, you name it.
Never heard of the guy must be an American thing.
Gamers really are oversensitive i don't know if majority or minority. I mean, why would you make this a "BIG DEAL"?? is the joke a big deal? if not then why lambast jimmy kimmel?
Who is jimmy kimmel? /s
HonestDragon did a good write up on this topic already. TLDR? Moral of the story is, don't take comedians so seriously.
I just want to play games not get into this bs
So because of a vocal minority being douchebags, now all gamers are oversensitive? Gotcha.
Pack of whinging bitches. All of ya! Haha
no big deal i actually agree with him. i really don't know why people like to watch others play but hey not my life doesn't affect me. i have a friend who works at roosteeth i give noo f's about his job or those he works with but i have other friends who lose their mind when he joins my party and find out who he is.
Vocal minority... whatever, man, you're sensitive, learn to deal with jokes and criticism. Sarkeesian, Cooper Lawrence, and now Kimmel have all seen what criticising games sets off. It's always the same reaction. It's disappointing to see. "Fuck you, die, get raped, get cancer" are some of the phrases these people have had fired at them and for what? Making jokes, analyzing female tropes? With Cooper Lawrence it was false info, but Keighley was there to debate her with a collected attitude an that's how it should be done. Not threatening people or wishing rape on them.
Even though I usually find it pretty damn funny... I hate when people make fun of gaming communities. Kids are always going to get their feelings hurt and lash out in a way that makes us all look bad.
I predict South Park will make fun of this.
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