Bored and curious, I looked up a few YT channels. I won't name them, but you can guess which ones. I will say that they are quite notable and have been responsible for controversy.
Anyways, I look up the channels, watch bits of a few videos and it suddenly dawned on me as to how much drama and sensationalism comes out of gaming journalism and gaming in general.
Dead Rising 3 comes out to the PC, and consoles suddenly become irrelevant. XBO controller gets a driver on PC? XBO is irrelevant. Downgrade from Watch Dogs? The game is irrelevant.
The weird thing, is that none of these things are really true. Whether you hear it on a Youtube video or read it on a comment from N4G or NeoGAF.
I'm not gonna lie to you guys. I have been guilty of this drama before, but recently, I just see no point. It doesn't really do anything anyway, aside from create feuds between people who try to act high and mighty because of what console they own or whether or not they have a PC.
When it comes to the PS4 and XBO being irrelevant and this gen being a disappointment less than a year in, it's really all bull.
This is a console launch we're talking about here. It's always dry as the Grand Canyon at this point and there are loads of cross gen titles. Some people (including some Youtubers I watched) don't seem to understand that, despite having experienced previous console launches. Of course there are gonna be cross gen titles in this day and age. While they're are probably 11 million XBOs and PS4s out there, there are 150 million+ PS3s and 360s. Games these days are so advanced and take so long to make and are so expensive. Unless they are making a game that would be too hard to pull off on last gen consoles, you're gonna see a lot of cross gen games in the first year. It's the same reason as to why we got so many delays and why the PS4 and XBO don't have a sufficient library in both exclusives and multiplats, in order to cause a substantial transition.
But despite that and a very big youtubers 'disaster is coming with next gen is coming' video, the PS4 is the fastest selling console. Really says something doesn't it?
But that's the thing. Trolls in the comment section and even the people who agree and worship these sensationalistic youtubers (who regurgitate news from here for easy views), are in the vast minority, a point which a certain user pushed on my last blog post. For how much NeoGAF, the so called 'most important gaming site' on the net, ripped on Watch Dogs, it was Ubisofts fastest selling new IP.
I honestly think that people take themselves too seriously. No one's superior to anyone else because they have this console, or these specs. And just because you use sensationalism or regurgitation for easy views, it doesn't mean your opinion is fact.
I mean, we're talking about video games. Are we really gonna cuss each other out because of games? I mean, I love games and there are some extremely nonsensical people out there but c'mon. A lot of the time, I can't help but view some people on the internet as guys hiding behind a computer and fake name to vent out frustration or sadness from their real lives, to make people feel bad about themselves.
I don't want to get to preachy, but I hope I'm not the only one with this mindset. Anyway, thanks for reading and tell me what you think in the comments.