Peaception: Gamers Who Deserve A Good Spanking
Don’t worry, this is not a BDSM article but more of an article were I discuss some things that annoy me about other gamers, myself included.
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Let me clear this up first, I am fangirl myself and whenever my beloved console is attacked without reason, I will always fall for the trap and come to its defence. It’s always nice now and again to have debates, but when you try to bring logic into a discussion and another person insists on making no sense at all, it can be compared to having toppings without the base at a pizza party, it just doesn’t make sense. Q: “Why don’t you like the 360?” A: “The controller weighs likes a ton of bricks so YOLO.” Do the world a favour and don’t breed.
Gamers that hate change and are stuck in the past:
There is nothing wrong with reminiscing about the good old times, but you get those people who are still stuck in that period and refuse to move on. If you think gaming peaked during the NES period then I’m talking to you; if you think fists for hands in games is great realism then I’m talking to you; if you refuse to play platform games because they can never measure up to Sonic the Hedgehog on SEGA then I’m talking to you. On the other side of the fence you get gamers that complain that games are boring and need to change, but when games are released with a different approach they won’t even bother trying the game or if they do they complain about how completely different the game is to other games.
Reading YouTube comments from “Gamers”:
I think it’s an unwritten rule on the internet to never read YouTube comments, especially on gameplay trailers, if you want to maintain your sanity, but sometimes the brain goes on a break and you just can’t help but sneak a peek at the comments. It’s like a minefield filled with hate, stupidity, insults and all the things that are guaranteed to destroy your faith in humanity. There will always be that person who will list their gaming repertoire and then proceed to make the most brain-dead comment like comparing The Sims to Grand Theft Auto; such a ludicrous comparison has happened sadly. I guess in a way YouTube comments are a place where your hope and faith in humankind goes to shrivel and die a slow and torturous death.
Gamers that enter comps when they already have the prize item:
I’m guilty as charged as well when it comes to this, I recently entered a game giveaway for a game I already have, just to get the figurine. I guess it’s okay if you enter the competition to just get the extras and then give the game away to someone who wants to play it. The worst kind though are gamers who enter comps for games when they don’t have the console to play the game. I’m all for planning for the future but what’s the point of winning a game you can’t play at that time; it’s like having a nursery in your home when you are a virgin and worse, you don’t even have a girlfriend or a boyfriend. I think it’s always best to give other gamers a chance to win a game they might not necessarily be able to afford. So next time if you find yourself about to enter a comp for something you already have just stop and ask yourself, what would a gummy bear do?
Gamers that don’t remove the discs from the console:
I’m such a messy person, my room on a good day looks like a tornado went through it, BUT there is an exception and that’s my games and shoes. I treat those items like they are the Holy Grail. I sometimes just randomly rearrange my game discs and wipe them to check for scratches, so I guess you sort of get how serious I am when it comes to caring for my games. I’m always surprised when other gamers admit to leaving their game discs in the console, I just shudder with horror (here is looking at you Dippidy). Most people use the argument that it’s easier, especially if you play the game a lot, to just leave it there, then with that same logic why don’t you walk around with a spoon in your mouth just for those moments when you need to eat, just to lessen the hassle.
There are gamers who are less informed and who are willing to inform themselves by visiting awesome sites like ours. Ignorant people on the other hand celebrate the fact they are clueless by being vocal on topics they have no idea about. Having an individual tell you that when Forza is released on PS3, Microsoft won’t have any buyers for their console. Oh my word there was so much wrong in that statement that sometimes you are too stunned and can’t respond and in your mind the only thing you will be thinking is, “I can’t believe they still make humans like you.” Seriously, ignorant people should be extinct by now because there is Wikipedia and Google.
Gamers that never return a game you lend them:
We all have that one person who you lend a game to and that’s the last time you see your game. At first when you still have faith in that person you keep quiet and wait for them to return your game. After a lengthy period of time and no game is in sight, you start dropping hints like asking them if they are enjoying the game or saying that you are feeling nostalgic and would like to play the game again and still they won’t get the point. When you finally come to peace with the fact that you will never get the game again and on a last ditch attempt you actually ask them to lend you the game which ironically belongs to you, then you are finally reunited with it. It should never be such a long, drawn out process for someone to return a game and if you are guilty of this then shame on you; be considerate and just return the damn game.
Gamers that tell you that you waste money on games:
It’s like the pot calling the kettle black; I can never understand when other gamers criticize others for spending too much money on gaming. Regardless of who you are, if you love something, no matter how ridiculous it might seem to another person, there is no such thing as wasting your money if you spend it on something you love. It’s like a travesty then when other gamers call your purchases a waste because you would think they would at least understand where you’re coming from. It’s best to ignore people like that and just think YOLO and go crazy with your game purchases. Yeah, yeah I know I used YOLO, sue me.
Gamers that are impossible to play multi-player with:
There is always that one gamer you end up playing multi-player with who just takes the game too seriously. If they are not complaining about dying too much they take it upon themselves to mentor you by telling you how you should play the game and if, God forbid, you make a mistake, they will lose their mind and tell you how bad you are. I really wish when a person is acting that way, that their console would send them a message that says: “Stop being a jerk or I will shut down for 24 hours.” What a peaceful online world it would be.
Gamers that have recently gotten a life:
These are the most annoying to me. Just because you have recently discovered the door and a thing called a social life you take it upon yourself to preach to others who still prefer just gaming and skipping that other stuff. In life we all know you should try and have a balance in your life but for some of us like me, we tend to choose one extreme. You should never force your lifestyle on someone or make them feel less of a person because they choose to live their life in a manner different to yours. Different strokes for different folks, just accept that.
Gamers are still an interesting bunch of people and even things that might annoy you about other gamers make them unique in their own way and entertaining. Seriously though, if you still have not returned a game, just do it now before your friend posts a missing poster for it.