Are PC Gamers Stuck-up?
I'm sure plenty of you who will click on this blog have already decided to flame me or are currently thinking of smart responses. That's okay, but let's talk.
Now, I'm not one to call people out on every mistake (too often), but some gamers I'll just never understand, but perhaps that's a good thing. If I did, I might as well not call myself a gamer anymore.
I recently read an article that EA would not make available their upcoming AAA shooter Battlefield 3 (BF3) on the popular digital distribution service Steam. Anyone could understand being upset with not being able to use your favorite store, but what about skipping the game altogether? Well, that's where the PC eltists come in.
As the epitome of spoiled rottenness, we have people refusing to buy what could possibly be the most highly acclaimed game this year just because they can't buy if from Steam. Now, let's take a realistic look at the matter. How many console gamers have you ever seen react this way to retailer selection? Not nearly as much as these sad eltists.
Let's have a look at another game, shall we? Now, our focus will be on Crytek's latest, Crysis 2. Being a fan of a game that started a movement is resectable. If you fell in love with something revolutionary or unique, you'll have fond memories and expectations on what the sequel should bring. But what's this nonsense? Apparently, that's a lesser reason why some PC gamers chose to "boycott" Crytek. Yes, indeed, there's another much more ridiculous.
There were people, believe it or not, that accused Crytek of being a sellout because they didn't include DX11 support at launch. What? Seriously? You won't buy a game because it doesn't come with the graphical settings you want? That is indesputably WEAK. Apparently, these are the same guys who claim "gameplay > graphics". Or how about another favorite: complaints that the start menu in the game said "Press Start". Wow.
How anyone could enjoy being a part of such a depressing community is beyond me. Granted, plenty of PC gamers don't do such things, but let me reiterate. You will almost NEVER find console gamers complaining over such trivial things.
Many people will blame "consolization" for the simplifying or "dumbing down" of sequels to their favorite games. Well, you can essentially blame pirates for things like that. If more gamers bought games, developers wouldn't feel they needed a safety net as badly. Piracy isn't restricted to PC games by any means, but my point still stands, but I digress. Just my two cents.
Console gamers are far less demanding and entitled than their PC counterparts. People like to bag on the console communities, but the PC community has its own issues to work out. I'd say that console owners... they're more gamer than the others.
*I changed the title of my blog because I felt it was a bit too flippant and not accepting of challenge.