I've been playing video games my whole fucking life, but the whole mainstream internet - video game culture is pissing me off.
It's just filled with fucking shills, oversensitive sheep, and immature hype culture man children.
I don't fucking care about your fucking legend of zelda, it fucking sucks. I don't give a shit about a new psychonauts, because Tim Schafer is a spineless greedy mangina.
I was once a big fan of this culture, but now i just wanna kill myself every time i HEAR the word video game.
Seriously who likes the garbage coming out of Japan currently? You'd have to have autism to like this shit.
>Psychonauts is shit
Finally somebody said it
I think it's more that he's used to having a community to converse with that he can relate to and in turn have them relate back to him.
For a social scene, being a nerd isn't very fun anymore.
try to avoid cesspools like V then. I only come here every once in a blue moon to see a diamond in the rough thread, which happens every once in a while. There are occasionally good threads here that get shit done, but its rare. Also, don't play multiplayer games with any kind of volume turned ON for incoming microphones, just tune those fuckers out.
i kind of feel you up on this OP, i wouldn't say i was ever a fan of the "culture" because using the word culture is just a misnomer nowadays for some of the lame ass shit of today.
>mfw I will happily see "gaming" as a culture dying
at the very least, post around how gaming is repulsive, it will make others want to disassociate.
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should of added, I just like the games, not any of the communities, well "communities" of any of them. Toxicity is far too rampant today... anonymity has some severe drawbacks thats for sure.
I'm mostly a single playa kind of guy
Stop paying attention to that stuff OP.
I hate it too but you can't let it get to you. Just let it be, separate from you, unable to harm you in any way. Enjoy your vidya in private at your own pace.
But why is /v/ a cesspool? Why does it seem like at every corner something related to gaming or just being a nerd gives a man a reason to cringe. Has the generational switch happened to such an extent that we can no longer relate to gamers that are 10 years younger than us? Remember the IP's of 15 to 25 years ago. Everyone enjoyed them. Adults, teens, kids. Now the industry panders to demographics it thinks will just nag at their parents to buy them something. With garbage I couldn't even begin to care about.
yeah man I agree. I'll be honest, I don't visit video game related sites at all. Most of the articles I read are completely unrelated, but i might hit up pcgamer every once in a while to see news, and its easy to avoid comments.
Culture is just a big old misnomer nowadays for all this shit, I'd never in my life label it as anything useful. Play the games man, ignore the rest of the people. Works for me
Like what the fuck is this? Who the fuck would care to even begin to think about purchasing this? Who the fuck are you people?
>fallout 4 is teh best gaem ever!! i kno dat it dont got remotely any rpg elements whatsoever, BUT DEM GRAPHICS 10/10
Look at this fucking post. Look at it. Is he trying to be funny? Who finds this garbage funny? That picture isn't even related. It wasn't funny even funny when it was used with in it's own context. Now it's just shit out by kids thinking some faggot stranger just like them will think it's funny becuase... Me Me. Fuck you.
It seems to coincide with the rise of social media. Either that, or social media brought to light just how many weird ass motherfuckers there are out there, vying for attention. I don't know man, like I said I come here once in a blue moon to see if there's a good thread out there, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. more often than not though, its all garbage. all of it... slightly sad. I still laugh thinking about the biggest "problem" video games used to have was "violence". Haha. If only...
I think I'm starting to understand then. It's the hive mind of the general public. Excellence cannot be had with some exclusivity.
Shut the fuck up kid. Nobody's impressed with your anonomoose faggotry.
>I don't fucking care about your fucking legend of zelda
That's not video game "culture". That's video games.
Yea... I just miss being able to talk to like minded people. Tor is far better for finding like minded people but it has it's misgivings too. Again its far more exclusive than this pile of shit. But that demographic isn't always the best either.
It seems that From software is the only one actually focused on the whole game aspect of a video game, instead of trying to make it an "Interractive- sorta like movie- experience"
>I fucking hate video game culture
>I come to /v/ to discuss everything related to vidya with like minded individuals and argue with others who have differing opinions than I do about video games
You don't really hate the culture or you wouldn't be here in the first place. 4chan already is a subculture of its own
i feel you man. i think the days of like minded people on the topic of video games are gone. It has been years since I really was able to discuss it with people. Those friends are gone. I feel like most of the people nowadays associated with video games are... just not pleasant. i don't know; its weird, I'm not ashamed of playing video games, I just don't let anybody associate that with me at all because of all this weird ass shit that keeps going on with it. violence in the media, then internet "culture", all this gay ass fuckin meme shit everywhere, feminist shit, honestly its agonizing. I just want to play my games, maybe play with someone else every once in a while, have a good time. I swear, i still feel like the stereotype of the pasty faced basement dweller is applied to video games... and I guess its for good reason. its been a weird decade
The term you want is "gaming culture". This is what's slowly killing videogames.
/v/ has always loved playstation though, with the exception of ps3( 599 DOLLARS and no gaems). Pic needs to move the playstation shit to the left so the picture accurately depicts old /v/ liking all kinds of vidya, and neo /v/ talking about everything but video games.
It all really started going downhill with the advent of G4. A cable tv channel about "Gamers", playing video games stopped being niche and opinionated people felt obligated to bring their opinions into our hobby.
We never used to concern ourselves with the title of "gamer". We just played games and hopefully met other people who did, too. Now with how big the scene is all these previously teased and picked on folks are seeing new people who casually play stuff getting popular for something they used to get made fun of for. Now everyone is defensive, trying to define what is and is not game.
If you can't enjoy games on your own terms and make your own decisions, maybe you were never really that much into the hobby at all, and it's time to realize it was a phase for you, or maybe you need to get back to being that quiet kid with like three friends who swore to god you could get Goku in smash and didn't care if people thought your obsession with unlocking Shen Long and backpack full of game insert books was weird.
There is no broad gaming culture. Its broken up between platforms and even some games. For example the Culture in Everquest and WOW is diffrent dispite the games being from the same genera. Its like saying all white people are from the same culture and are not nordic/celt saxon/slav etc.
Yes it has. All the old Japanese companies are pretty much failing and jumping ship. Nintendo hardly creates anything at all but keeps putting out hardware. Sony is being really lazy with their console's online store. Microsoft and their gay as fuck windows 10 BS. Can't even use their new controllers wirelessly on anything but windows 10. PC gaming as pretty much been boiled down to early access and console ports. Fuck. It's all very depressing.
>Psychonauts is shit
i fucking hate all of you
for the first time in my life i really like a game and then /v/ has to go and declare it as shit. i've tried so hard to stay in line with /v/'s taste and /v/'s judgement. i forced myself to like God Hand and F:NV, because if /v/ was wrong, then my whole life would be meaningless
i don't fucking care anymore. i don't care if your opinion is the final opinion. i'm not taking this anymore.
I LIKE PSYCHONAUTS
Look at it. This giant pile of shit. Created by Industry for the sake of marketing a profit. It cannibalized a station that was not only good but promoted the good aspects of being a nerd and a gamer. TechTV. Helping each other get the most out of their hardware and money.
Remember the Screen Savers? Then it got cannibalized and became that piece of shit Attack of the Show garbage. It's the fucking sell outs and the opinionated.
This is objectively wrong. There is a difference between hating something for what it has become and hating something simply because it has changed. The hipster argument only applies to people who have abandoned an interest that has not changed other than the demographic that supports it. The video game industry has massively changed and it's understandable to want to move away from the kind of media, PR, and egos that now occupy the industry. If you weren't a child this all would have been obvious to you.