Submitted by Cat 1443d ago | opinion piece

Dear Gamers: Stop Acting Like Stuck-Up Jerks

GameTheory: "Sadly, we gaming fans have begun to turn our beloved pastime into a surprising mirror of snooty wine culture. Us game people have game magazines and game stores have racks of games with little cards that have scores on them. Games come with hardcore recommendations and criticisms and game people meet up at PAX with their best Nintendo t-shirts pressed and ramble on about details about some JRPG no one has ever played." (Culture)

DeeZee  +   1443d ago
Great article, I have to keep myself in check because sometimes I turn into one of those stuck-up jerks :(
GWAVE  +   1443d ago
I have played games on consoles, handhelds, and PC since the days of DOS and the NES. I reserve the right to be a stuck-up jerk.
Dread  +   1443d ago
I agree with your statement :)
D4RkNIKON  +   1443d ago
Yeah, I have been gaming since NES and I am with you on that. These kids that grew up on 360 and PS3 don't know where gaming has come from.
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Max Power  +   1443d ago
I agree and disagree with your statement. I think the point of the article is to not belittle the casual gamer with your vast video game knowledge and ideals, but to encourage them to try a game that maybe appealing to them. Then once (if) they've gotten into gaming more passionately then you can bust out your skillz o' knowledge.
Persistantthug  +   1443d ago
Bud tastes like crap though.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   1443d ago
I only act like that towards other entertainment fanatics, who ironically, act rather smug and snooty. Book readers and the likes...But for me to act like that toward a fellow gamer? No, I wouldn't want to look like a retard, lol.
Dmarc  +   1443d ago
We have the right to defend our opinions .. I HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND MY OPINION !your opinions dont count

AND!! i am mad that my game dont run in 60fps 1080p so im not supporting them anymoars !

i also hate games that havent came out yet
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outwar6010  +   1443d ago
game prices have gone nowhere but up and we HAVE the right to complain about inferior products(50 pounds for a 4 hour campaign in mw2 still pisses me off)
ebgeer  +   1443d ago
@outwar6010-You might want to check your information...last time I checked I think the 5th(?) gen had some of the most expensive games--I remember some of the N64 games reaching $80 a pop...
meganick  +   1443d ago
@outwar6010 - Remember the cartridge generations? It wasn't uncommon for games on the Super Nintendo and N64 to cost 70 or even 80 dollars. Even the standard Genesis game was 60 dollars. Sega even had the nerve to charge 90 dollars for Phantasy Star 4 on Genesis. Plus keep in mind that most games for PS3 and X360 drop in price fairly quickly. It's not uncommon for current-generation games to drop to 30 or 40 dollars about half a year after release. My point is that game prices these days aren't quite as bad as people make them out to be.
outwar6010  +   1441d ago
yes but games were in fact longer remember zelda a link to the past that game took me like 3 months to complete(i was like 13 at the time but still)?
TheLeprachaun  +   1443d ago
No. I quite enjoy being a stuck-up jerk.
Elvfam511  +   1443d ago
Well Kind Sir I will...

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LordMarius  +   1443d ago
dear journalist stop biting the hand that feeds you and actually do some good quality journalism
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Rocket Sauce  +   1443d ago
Sounds like codeword for, "You pinned down my snobbery exactly."

It's a blog, not a newspaper. Who gives a shit about journalism?
Dizko  +   1443d ago
This x 1000

Comparing beer/wine afficandos with gamers is a bit much, really. Apples and Oranges IMO. The gaming industry couldn't be more friendly to hardcore/casuals alike. Just because of a few hundred trolls and nerd rages scream really loud, you're ready to write off the whole community as being snoobs? Palllllllllllleaaaaaaaaaaaase.
ranmafandude  +   1443d ago
i'm stuck up too
I'm really picky sometimes about my tastes in games but I'll try almost anything. I'm also stuck up when other types of gamers i really can't relate to in terms of gaming tastes come and try to bash my tastes in games aka jrpgs and non-mainstream Japanese games.

i think I'm stuck up now cause I'm 19 and I'm set in my gaming ways. anybody can relate?
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PS360PCROCKS  +   1443d ago
Ha. funny read.
Alos88  +   1443d ago
"I like beer."
Well said old chap, well said! *adjusts monocle*
negative  +   1443d ago
Well said indeed!

Now the rest of you morons STFU!!!!!!!!!!
SpikeSpiegel  +   1443d ago
I absolutely agree.
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1443d ago
im slowly but surely turning into this kind of gamer. since i review games and have been for awhile i get the JOY of playing alot of crappy games, which in term gets me more and more hateful when i write. there is alot of good games out there but BY GOD theres alot of crappy games too thats just out there to fool gamers into buying it. game developers that makes crappy games should always hear that theyre game sucks!! i always go review a game with an open mind though and just let common sense and my x amount of years gaming be the judge. i like the piece though
ATLGAMER  +   1443d ago
WEll Im an American
and if you can be A Republicans in my Country you can be a Jerk...
HumanStark  +   1443d ago
I honestly wish gamers would be MORE snobby and be willing to look at games text and subtext in the same way an academic would look at a novel.
HumanStark  +   1443d ago
Also Bud tastes like shit and shoot me if I ever start drinking that exclusively.

*snobs away*
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RedPawn  +   1443d ago
I drink WoodChuck Amber.
pixelsword  +   1443d ago
I am a stuck-up jerk when it comes to gaming.

I'm not a racist or sexist, I am also tolerant of other people's religion, sexual preference, and even political affiliation; which can all be made fun of and hated on and is largely okay by the gaming community:

but when it comes to hating games, consoles, PCs, or a game genre, that's the unforgivable sin in the gaming genre. Sorry; I'm not going to like a game because it will upset someone. A game is there to please me, not the other way around. If I love or hate a game, or a type of game, it becomes a very trivial point to attempt to choad-poke someone into a corner just so they won't offend your sensibilities on a person's love of pong.
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Max3091  +   1443d ago
"i may not agree with what you are saying, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it"
Zinc  +   1443d ago
Wow, perfect quote.
HelghastKid  +   1443d ago
lmao family guy
scissor_runner  +   1443d ago
This is a function of age and the fact that traditional games stopped being made. 2d games where marginalized and other game play types are almost exstincted the current new comer only knows the pc flavor of gaming which is very snobby.

When kiddy games are mindless fun games with no story become popular along with skill based games then gaming will become less snooty.

What makes things even worst is lots of these snooty gamers only buy what critics tell them to buy. Seriously that is the problem. No one rents and trys out games. I'm sure I've played and had to scrap many ideas that just where not fun than most reviewers.

Yes for a certain price you expect more yet maybe it's possible most games are too expensive.

Maybe the model is wrong new adopters should get a lower price and the price should clime depending on demand?

Maybe the hype is too high and has trained gamers to like only games with hype?

Game play wise gaming is stagnant. The complaining and level of disinterest is rising also. Graphics can only be a crutch for so long.
iceman06  +   1443d ago
+BUBBS for that...
This "graphics" generation has been great for those of us that grew up on Atari, NES, etc. But, for those that just started gaming this gen or last gen it has created monsters. Monsters that don't play a game that is sub-HD. Monsters that would rather enjoy the look of a game as opposed to the story and the game play. Monsters that can't enjoy a game because it scored a metacritic below 70. The information age has basically made it so that you don't really have any surprises left once you buy a game. Unless you purposely avoid previews and leaked game play. Originality has been put on the back burner and the focus is how pretty can we make it. As you said, graphics can only be a crutch for so long. I fear that with the creativity stagnating, we will be left with a bunch of games that attempt to limp their way into our consoles and wallets.
scissor_runner  +   1443d ago
I wouldn't even say the focus is on more pretty any more it's too focused on realism. The gamers buying cod buy it because it's easier no new things to think about. No rocket jumping or player invented skills. You are right about the monsters though.

It's weird though most of them can not afford gaming pcs also which is why they claim the hd consoles are better. Lots of console devs are loving pcs specs.

Another problem is devs are forgetting how to make fun games. They are hiding behind tech right now.

Shaders made console gamers say wow now every one is like now what, hell we have to make fun to play games again damn it!

There is nothing harder to do than that.

I think nintendos next gen will explain what I'm talking about and what is missing from current gen hd consoles.

Great reply yet I'm gonna have to go and cut this response short. Gaming rather than movie making will make a come back.
writersblock  +   1443d ago

*Puffs Pipe*

Indeed, the state of maritime tariffs in the dutch-land region are quite questionable

*Puffs Pipe*

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