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Major League Gaming: Still Struggling To Find The Fun

Nathan Schmidt writes...

"Walking into the event, I realized that this was not the segment of the gaming community that I’m used to dealing with. I guarantee you that 95% of the people in that hall did not give a shit about Mario, Kratos, or anything else that would make an average gamer’s nipples hard as rocks..."

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Fierce Musashi2260d ago (Edited 2260d ago )

Smash brother will make it allll better. Just make it pro.

topdawg1222259d ago

No, they should at least use a real fighting game that takes real skill like SSF4 or Blazblue. That's what MLG needs not just pure shooters and Starcraft.

CyberCam2259d ago

"Not once did I hear anyone scream through his microphone that they had fornicated with an opponent’s mother, sister, father, etc. Granted, it’s much easier to throw that kind of bashing out over the anonymity granted by an internet connection. It’s a different story when your opponent is sitting across from you".

"That’s not to say that these fine competitors aren’t the same little bastards one has to deal with when they log-in to XBL on a regular basis, I’m sure some of them were".

So true!!

kjordanreyna2260d ago

MLG gaming can't appeal to the mass market because the mass market and people who play video games don't regard it as a sport.

Komega2260d ago (Edited 2260d ago )

I think that's kind of the point MLG wants to be seen as a sport, but that's not how the people who they should be targeting view it, nor should they in my opinion.

GSpartan7772260d ago

if you know nothing about competitive gaming, stay the f*ck away from it and don't write stupid bullshit articles like this. MLG's main audience is not the casual Mario, RPG, single players gamers like yourself and the simple fact that you mention the "awkward lack of trash talk like xbox live juveniles" already indicates that you have a total different view from what this is actually suppose to be.

Demons Souls2259d ago

MLG's main audience is the casual Call of Duty, FPS, multiplayer, pre-teen gamers like yourself.

dizzleK2259d ago

don't forget anti-social and angst ridden.

competitive gaming is as idiotic as competitive eating. like they say about the special olympics:whether you win or lose, youre still retarded.

Enigma_20992259d ago (Edited 2259d ago )

... and yes, this includes you.

This *sport* is such a f'n joke... it makes professional wrestling look credible...

Lich1202259d ago

Well you completely missed the point of the article. He was merely pointing out that if MLG continues down the same path, any hopes of going main stream are going to get washed away.

Enigma_20992259d ago

... I DON'T CARE WHAT THE POINT OF THE ARTICLE WAS... Doesn't change the fact that I STILL think watching a bunch of "pros" try to out-chap each other in FPS games is a monumental waste of f'n space.

Now the idea someone had of the occasional contest or whatever, cool. But trying to make a whole league? I'd rather watch golf... and I f'n HATE golf!!!

Lich1202258d ago (Edited 2258d ago )

I was talking to geno, enigma.

Also, I won't dispute your points since I hate watching sports in general.

BX812259d ago

Imo MLG sux. I've played with plenty of you so called MLG's online and completely destroyed. At the same time I've been smashed my self. The fact of the matter is no one cares about MLG except MLG. No chicks think you're hot because you wear a halo t-shirt and no one goes out of there way to make it home early to catch MLG on TV. MLG is not a sport or even close to it.

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