Link is not Zelda. Not all women who play games are disgusting. Games do not make people violent. These are all giant myths about gaming that Cassidee Moser of Leviathyn.com sounds off on.
This was a good read. Gaming is supposed to be fun, so everyone should be able to join in on the fun right? Some of the stuff mention in the article wasn't myths but more like gaming stereotypes.
i stopped reading after he said " iPhones provide certain gaming experiences comparable to console gaming on the go"
Dead Space Minecraft Battlefield: Bad Company 2 The ENTIRETY of OnLive All of these things are available on iPhone/Android.
@ Above I have all those games, only one worth talking about is Dead Space and even then its pretty broken. Bad Company 2 has some of the worst FPS controls, and any FPS period sucks on a touch screen. Minecraft is basiaclly the absolute bare bones of Minecraft. Entirety of OnLive, sure you can access all your games but it plays like total crap. If it's not lagging beyond belief, then the controls suck hardcore. It has a few games that have actually been "optimized" for touch screen and its still a pain. Overall point here? Cool you can access these rip offs of actual games, congrats. While we are at it why not just list all of Gamelofts games?
i stopped reading after "Not all women who play games are disgusting" Thats not even a stereotype let alone a myth lol
It looks like it's a she, not a he. No self respecting he would say iPhone in place of smartphone and claim they're comparable to consoles. Comparable to handhelds with the (usual) lack of physical buttons maybe, but not consoles.
Some dumb things on this list.
First, Sony and Microsoft OWN the studios, thus they are first party, thus they are part of Sony, therefore Sony does make its own games. Really, why is this stupid point even worth bringing up?
Second, some things can be measured in terms of "best". It does come down to what is "best" for you personally, for instance, my grandmother would say that the Wii was "best", so this is a stupid argument.
Third, PC gaming doesn't produce anywhere near the sales of consoles because of all the pirating. PC games may still be developed but the business of MAKING PC games is dead without a profit to be seen.
Fourth, there is no way to prove whether most PC gamers do or do not think PC gaming is better than console gaming. From every PC gamer I've heard, they crow about how great PC gaming is compared to console gaming and quite frankly, it may cost more but in the end you do get better graphics and performance (aside from a ton of patches and necessary upgrades that inconvenience the heck out of you).
Fifth, no not all girl gamers are gross, just most of them.
Sixth, doing an immobile non-phisical activity for hours on end regardless of nutrition is BAD for you. You need to take a break every half hour and how many people can honestly say they do that? You're kidding yourself if you think gaming in all its inactivity doesn't contribute to unhealthiness including obesity.
Seventh, no not all gamers are nerds, just most of them.
Eighth, no not all hardcore gamers are men in their 30's who live in their parents' basement, just most of them.
easy tiger went off on a story there
Agree with the second one. Sony and MS DO make their own games. Sure they own studios, but there are Sony studios "SCEA and San Diego for example" and MS has studio's with their name on it as well. These are owned and operated by their respective companies..... It's like saying EA doesn't technically make Madden or Need for Speed....
Clearly you've never heard of digital distribution on PC. ex.) Steam (Valve), GOG (Good Old Games), Impulse, Direct 2 Drive (Game Fly), Gamers Gate, Origin (EA), etc.
You know nothing of PC gamers or PC gaming. That is all. Carry on....
To idiots above ^
Steam and other online game download sites aren't doing anything to keep big developers successful or even afloat. If you're extremely small then you have a chance, but tell that to Crytek who had the most pirated game of all in 2011, and compare PC sales with any console, it wasn't even close.
It's a fact that PC gamers crow on a nearly constant basis about how high end their PC is, even if they had to poor 4 grand into it in the last year alone, the saps. The only way they justify hardware costs is by pirating, as evidenced by the massive amount of increasing pirating rates that go on on a nearly constant basis. You can't argue with the numbers, and if you're a PC gamer who actually buys everything he owns you're in the vast minority.
End of discussion.
Ninth, not all or even most readers on N4G are self-deluded stereotypes, but at least one is.
Biggest Myths: -ps3 fanbois actually care about games -ps3 exclusives like UC3 are not overrated they are perfect!!!1!1 -Sony did not copy anything from its competitors this gen -Killzone 2's graphics are better than the original 2005 CG trailer -FFXIII cut content due to Xbox360... "lol they think half of the content was cut when the final version was almost 40GB!"
The bitter jealousy is just radiating off of you.Tired of kinect shovelware i guess? teehee
@TCG- Your comment is just as ignorant. Anyone who spouts negativity about Sony or the PS3 is automatically a Kinect owner/player?
Now you see, this proves my theory that you have a vendetta against Naughty Dog. I have no idea what they did to you, but it must have been terrible for them to make you like this. Also its "fanboys" not "fanbois", unless you do that intentionally. However I will some what agree with you on the first one. Those fanboys who keep saying PS3 has so many games, and uses those titles to justify that the PS3 is the best system (its not, they all have strengths and weaknesses) , but never plays any of the games he stated pisses me off. Instead the go buy COD... Seriously, subscribing to PSM is saddening because the most anticipated game is Black Ops 2, and the game was not even announced yet.
He has a clear motive with his comments, and im using 360s lack of anything other than kinect to poke fun at him.Maybe logic isn't your strong point..
And of course logic doesn't address the troll at hand... or at least the one that is trolling sony/the ps3... In this case it doesn't really matter. His "negativity" is trolling and it's obvious as hell.
omg just hit trolling and move on
@j-blaze you and the 8 who agree with you are by far the worst trolls ever just tell your mother to buy you ps3 and don't tell me you own one no one here will believe you
You know what would be cooler. Lets make a top 10 list of actual things from games... and give them to Mythbusters to try them out. Seriously, Mythbusters needs an episode based on videogame myths. Stuff I want to see done 1)Assassins Creed Leap of Faith 2)Rocket Jump from TF2/Halo/etc 3)Throwing Knifes and Tommahawks from COD (seriously, would a tomahawk to the leg kill a man?) 4)Can you pull a mans head of GOW3 I can't think of some now, but we should totally get this thing made. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Assassin, This is not exactly Mythbusters, but close enough... http://n4g.com/news/674595/...
Number 9 makes no sense
Exactly. If I have a studio and they made the game then it was me who made the game.ND belongs to Sony therefore Sony made the game. Also Sony also has studios like Sony Santa Monica which are literally Sony studios. What difference does it make if the developers that belong to me made the game? That is like saying my factories make a car not the company itself. The factory is mine so I do make the car. What myth you should put there is that PlayStation owners don't buy games and all games succeed or do better on the 360 or Nintendo console. There are tons of games that are left out in the cold by 360 and Wii owners and many games that sold like crap or got bad scores. People just choose to ignore them and only look at the successful ones
I think it wasn't written very clearly. And I don't know how widespread that particular "myth" is. Outside of that, however, it's hard to disagree with the article.
#8: There is a “best” gaming platform. this one is the most truthful as far as being a myth. you can argue games all you want, hardware all you want, online or other features all you want, but it all boils down to preference, and what you want most out of a console.
"and what you want most out of a console." Or pc ;)
In the end, it's all subjective.
Most of those are accurate... but gaming DOES, in fact, contribute to America's 'obesity epidemic.' Maybe not as much as massive corn subsidies, but still enough. Habit-forming sedentary hobbies are not healthy, period. This is why Nintendo has those health warnings enclosed with every game, and why the 3DS will have a little message pop up if you play for more than an hour or so suggesting that you, ya' know, stand up, maybe go outside, and do something active. Gamers don't like to admit this (because, hey, the hobby gets enough bad press) and point out that there are plenty of other sedentary hobbies... but reading a book, watching a movie, etc. are not intentionally designed to be addictive. No one has ever died from watching a movie for too long; for reading a book for too long--and there are plenty of documented cases of gamers dropping dead because they forgot to eat/drink during a particularly long gaming session. And, yeah, I realize I'm taking a "NOFUN" approach to the article, but I just know that too many people are going to read through that list nodding their heads at each and every little comment saying, "yup, sounds about right." And that kind of blithe dismissal of (a) very real issue... ain't right at all.
I'm going to have to disagree with this. Gaming, itself, does not cause obesity nor cause people to drop dead. The act of not getting up and taking breaks does. Just because we don't hear of people dropping dead after a reading marathon doesn't mean that it couldn't happen. The media blows gaming way out of proportion as it is. Chances are at least some of the people you see dropping from blot clots weren't gamers but sat on their asses all day anyway, doing something like reading books or watching movies.
Right, and if you shoot a gun at someone it's not the GUN killing them, it's the bullet. Or it's not the BULLET, it's the skull getting punctured. Or blood loss. Or organ failure. Three cheers for logical fallacy! Gaming is an unhealthy hobby; the sooner you accept this, the better off you'll be.
Gaming has nothing to with people getting fat, there poor choice in eating habits do. (do even know how the body even works?) I guess driving is bad because people make poor choices when they drive like when sleepy or texting, People die from overdosing on water clearly that makes it bad for use right...right? It all boils down to people making poor choices...nothing in video game force you stop eating/drinking or move around. Setting for long periods of time is bad for you no matter what your doing, adding videos games does not magically make it worse. (death is not as high you think its is)
How did I make it before someone says that jessica chobot and Naomi kyle are not gamers. Because in their mind it is impossible for girls to be in the spotlight and game and not be used for sex appeal.
You can't blame people for having that assumption, seeing as how whenever any of the major gaming publications get these women to work for them, they just throw them out there for sex appeal. I don't blame them either, and I don't think they do it because they think gamers are repressed sex fiends. If you look at every form of entertainment or media they use attractive people to sell they're product, because sex sales, and that's because we as a species really like sex. Just look at Fox News, it's a "news" channel but most of there female anchors look like models and constantly show their legs off. And I don't even have to tell you how movies are marketed.
Yeah gaming is not the only market that does it I more meant the fact that whenever a girl plays a game it is analyzed to confirm whether or not she does. the Jade Raymond comic that was sheer craziness, I am more attacking a misogynstic, gender role, sex obsessed society. On N4G quite often including when jess chobot commented on Mass effect it became they just threw her in for sex appeal rather than she is a huge fan.
#8: There is a “best” gaming platform. But there is.
Yes there is. It's the iPSWii60 DS with Android 4.0 and a gv546vx 2.5 12k resolution video card (on a 1080 tv) and Dolby 7.54387 surround sound (over Bose stereo speakers).
I have one of those......
Wow, what a vanilla article. That was so uninteresting and the points that were brought up have been regurgitated at least a million times. If you're going to write an opinion article at least make it interesting. All this told me was basic facts, like girls play games, each platform has it's own Pros and Cons, and that Sony and Microsoft have studios make games for them. Really?, thanks for stating the obvious.
One thing I find odd is the mention of Jessica Chobot is cool gamer girl. I don't know man, she seems to give bad reputation to them.
Another thing about Sony and Microsoft not making the games, when they buy out a studio, that studio is under their computer entertainment division, those are Sony and Microsoft employees, so yes they do make the games.
Number 10 was really spot on, but then... Myth 9: Actually they do make their own games. So much so in fact, that it seems weird to drag this up. 8. Half-acceptable. Just not that interesting. 7: "Not dead in China and Russia?" Really? That's how you defend PC gaming being alive? It's alive in USA and Europe too! 6: Oh, my God. This is so politically correct. And also absurdly obvious. 5: "If you don't believe me look at these people who got jobs for being pretty and playing games" 4: Well, by that logic lack of exercise doesn't contribute to obesity either. This one is true I'm afraid, it's just blown out of proportion. 3. I remember reading something like this before... in 1988! 2. I remember reading something like this before... In 1936! 1. This is just a tired debate Why not follow the creative beginning? Why not have some insider "Oh, I remember thinking that" moments like with the first myth. Instead it's politically correct, uninteresting drivel. Glad I got that out. Now I'm happy again.
Another myth: Gay guys don't game. And if they do, they don't play the stereotypical 'man games'. Fucking bullshit but someone pointed that out once. And one last myth: Gamers slobber over any shred of female nudity in a game. As if. There's a world of porn just a mouse click away that is 100% more satisfying, if that's what your after.
"Gamers slobber over any shred of female nudity in a game." N4G would lead me to believe otherwise.
Like pretty much everyone else said, Sony and MS do in fact, make their own games. It wouldn't be called "1st party studios" if a "3rd Party" created their games. The rest of the list is a bit uninteresting. I'd like to see more controversial topics like MS allegedly bullying devs for parity or what really went down with the PSN hacks, or if the Wii really is as powerful as 2 Gamecubes duct taped together. Some of those things on the list are just poor stereotypes. Look at Madden/NBA 2k parties. Mostly comprised of athletic types and celebs. The barbershop back in my hometown held Madden Tournaments every month and most of the people that showed up were far from the Urkel stereotypes. And then there's the EVO guys. Those dudes are a fair representation of all types of gamers. Reminds me of the good old days of Arcades. Growing up in Detroit, everyone in my neighborhood had stuck to their own little groups. Guys like me that played sports in HS as well as read comics and were gamers were rare. You had the straight up jocks. The geeks. The Asians that were bad ass at Soccer and Volley Ball, and could draw their asses off. The "white" dudes. None of that s*** mattered once we got to the Arcades. We were all just gamers. Great times.
I would rename this to "The 5 things that are not true in gaming" also I hate everyone that thinks that games make you violent! OMG HE PLAYED A VIDEO GAME WHEN HE WAS 10 AND NOW HE KILLED PEOPLE AT SCHOOL THAT MADE FUN OF HIM!!?
@ j-blaze. Let me give you some advice. When you start talking like that, no one takes what you say seriously anymore whether you make sense or not or make any sort of point. As soon as you begin a sentence with 'So and so fanbois do this and that' and misspell fanboys to boot people usually shut out what ever you have to say.Try talking like a social, adult human being and not a seven year old child
I think overall this article needs re-wording. Some are not "myths" and just "points" about things. There are a few "myths" but narrowing it down to just myths and you have like 4 or 5 left. One I have an issue with how they talk about it is the gamer girls one. Is every gamer girl ugly? No, but there is a basis and reason for that stereotype. Just like the fat old guy in a comic shop, are we all fat and ugly no? But anyone into comics can't deny that they do exist. My issue with it is they go "look at the girl in Qore" well, would you want a fat ugly girl representing your company and promoting products? No, you want an attractive girl to draw in the boys and even women. Facing facts even girls don't want to look at ugly girls. Plus these women on game shows etc...that get hired, get hired for their looks....most of them probably don't touch games anymore than they have to.
The first thing I saw this morning was showbot. Brrrrrr Can't you just please let her alone,she needs to concentrate if she wanna lick a 30" apple monitor.
Explain something to me cause I never understood this.. You want a hot girl. To be a gamer. Ok, with me so far? Now, again....you want to be with a very hot girl, and you want to be playing video games? =\ I don't get it. Why?
Chobot is horrible. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
"Nintendo is great for nostalgia and dedicated fans" Oh yes the lack exclusives and fans are just crazy and blinded by nostalgia! They just saved the gaming industry dozens of times by "NOSTALGIA". Edit: 5-All girl gamers are gross. *looks at her pic and stops reading*
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