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PostSubject: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Tue May 25, 2010 6:01 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_18571_5-reasons-its-still-not-cool-to-admit-youre-gamer.html

Great article about how gamers are jackasses( not me, of course).

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Let's get this out of the way right now: The only reason I don't have more game consoles hooked to my TV is because I'm out of ports on the back for cables to plug into, and I don't want to have to get off the sofa to switch over. I've been playing video games since the Carter administration. So do not compare me to Roger "I never play video games yet dismiss them as worthless" Ebert here. Just... don't. I would have taken my SNES as my date to senior prom if they had let me.

But the thing is, I grew up. Gaming didn't.

Why? Why is it that of all my many hobbies--reading, motocross, Gun Kata--only gaming lowers my sense of self worth? Maybe it's because...

That's not all of the article. Click on the link to read the rest. It's so good it's not even funny.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Tue May 25, 2010 6:22 pm

It also shows something about user reviews. Most of them don't even play the games that they're reviewing.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Tue May 25, 2010 6:44 pm

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Eastern European Man Bent on Revenge Kills Everyone in New York.

LOL i laughed there.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Tue May 25, 2010 6:52 pm

Hahahaha
awesome read!

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Who's that woman Alan is talking to up there? Where are they going? How does it play into the story? What emotions is this scene going to elicit? Tension? Dread? Humor? HOW CAN YOU WORRY ABOUT SUCH THINGS WHEN THE ROLL CAGE ON HIS PICKUP TRUCK ONLY HAS A 19:25 PIXEL RATIO.


Love it XD



I think he's kinda too extreme at some points, eg: the sex stuff.

Who cares if some games are slightly sex-oriented at a few points? It's not glorified in that many games except a couple like Dead Or Alive. lol

Btw I loved the Spore pic:
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 1:16 am

demondragondude wrote:
Hahahaha
awesome read!

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Who's that woman Alan is talking to up there? Where are they going? How does it play into the story? What emotions is this scene going to elicit? Tension? Dread? Humor? HOW CAN YOU WORRY ABOUT SUCH THINGS WHEN THE ROLL CAGE ON HIS PICKUP TRUCK ONLY HAS A 19:25 PIXEL RATIO.


Love it XD



I think he's kinda too extreme at some points, eg: the sex stuff.

Who cares if some games are slightly sex-oriented at a few points? It's not glorified in that many games except a couple like Dead Or Alive. lol


Btw I loved the Spore pic:

His point is that when a girl sees a guy playing God of War III and sees Kratos doing Aphrodite some shit is gonna go down. God of War III has sold like 3 million copies. That says something about us gamers, well, not us specifically but those who own a ps3. Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to.
But, to be honest, I don't see any 360 exclusive that really shows sex in that kind of way. Prove me wrong forum.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 2:56 am

Pickles wrote:
demondragondude wrote:
Hahahaha
awesome read!

Quote :
Who's that woman Alan is talking to up there? Where are they going? How does it play into the story? What emotions is this scene going to elicit? Tension? Dread? Humor? HOW CAN YOU WORRY ABOUT SUCH THINGS WHEN THE ROLL CAGE ON HIS PICKUP TRUCK ONLY HAS A 19:25 PIXEL RATIO.


Love it XD



I think he's kinda too extreme at some points, eg: the sex stuff.

Who cares if some games are slightly sex-oriented at a few points? It's not glorified in that many games except a couple like Dead Or Alive. lol


Btw I loved the Spore pic:

His point is that when a girl sees a guy playing God of War III and sees Kratos doing Aphrodite some shit is gonna go down. God of War III has sold like 3 million copies. That says something about us gamers, well, not us specifically but those who own a ps3. Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to.
But, to be honest, I don't see any 360 exclusive that really shows sex in that kind of way. Prove me wrong forum.

So your saying that ps3 owners see women as objects? that is the most disturbing disrespectful thing ive heard from a gamer, you think i and the other 3 million people bought God of War 3 just so we could see Kratos do Aphrodite?

"Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to" yeah cuz thats whats going into developers minds when they are making a game right? objects to masturbate to? seek help dude
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 3:32 am

igame wrote:
Pickles wrote:
demondragondude wrote:
Hahahaha
awesome read!

Quote :
Who's that woman Alan is talking to up there? Where are they going? How does it play into the story? What emotions is this scene going to elicit? Tension? Dread? Humor? HOW CAN YOU WORRY ABOUT SUCH THINGS WHEN THE ROLL CAGE ON HIS PICKUP TRUCK ONLY HAS A 19:25 PIXEL RATIO.


Love it XD



I think he's kinda too extreme at some points, eg: the sex stuff.

Who cares if some games are slightly sex-oriented at a few points? It's not glorified in that many games except a couple like Dead Or Alive. lol


Btw I loved the Spore pic:

His point is that when a girl sees a guy playing God of War III and sees Kratos doing Aphrodite some shit is gonna go down. God of War III has sold like 3 million copies. That says something about us gamers, well, not us specifically but those who own a ps3. Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to.
But, to be honest, I don't see any 360 exclusive that really shows sex in that kind of way. Prove me wrong forum.

So your saying that ps3 owners see women as objects? that is the most disturbing disrespectful thing ive heard from a gamer, you think i and the other 3 million people bought God of War 3 just so we could see Kratos do Aphrodite?

"Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to" yeah cuz thats whats going into developers minds when they are making a game right? objects to masturbate to? seek help dude

LOL. 3 million people didnt buy god of war 3 to watch a 30 second sex scene and Santa Monica didn't intent the gamers to masturbate over a videogame character.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 4:30 am

I agree with the entire article, with one exception. Halo is more than "Space Soldier shoots aliens". I'm actually tired of people ignoring Halo's story, characters, back-story, and plot and then complain that it doesn't have any.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 6:51 am

Pickles wrote:
demondragondude wrote:
Hahahaha
awesome read!

Quote :
Who's that woman Alan is talking to up there? Where are they going? How does it play into the story? What emotions is this scene going to elicit? Tension? Dread? Humor? HOW CAN YOU WORRY ABOUT SUCH THINGS WHEN THE ROLL CAGE ON HIS PICKUP TRUCK ONLY HAS A 19:25 PIXEL RATIO.


Love it XD



I think he's kinda too extreme at some points, eg: the sex stuff.

Who cares if some games are slightly sex-oriented at a few points? It's not glorified in that many games except a couple like Dead Or Alive. lol


Btw I loved the Spore pic:

His point is that when a girl sees a guy playing God of War III and sees Kratos doing Aphrodite some shit is gonna go down. God of War III has sold like 3 million copies. That says something about us gamers, well, not us specifically but those who own a ps3. Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to.
But, to be honest, I don't see any 360 exclusive that really shows sex in that kind of way. Prove me wrong forum.

Nah you're wrong.
Well...he kinds of means that but he's kind of wrong.
People didn't buy the game because of that and I'm sure even he didn't claim that was the case and of course it's not supposed to be masturbated over because it's over in a couple of secs and you don't even see any of the sex happening! lmao
It's just a minigame there for fun. Razz It establishes the character of Kratos (slightly) and gives you a fun reason to do those quick-time-events.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 7:49 am

343_Guilty_Spark wrote:
I agree with the entire article, with one exception. Halo is more than "Space Soldier shoots aliens". I'm actually tired of people ignoring Halo's story, characters, back-story, and plot and then complain that it doesn't have any.

There is more story, characters, back-story, and plot to every one of those games. It was meant as a joke
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 9:30 am

igame wrote:
Pickles wrote:
demondragondude wrote:
Hahahaha
awesome read!

Quote :
Who's that woman Alan is talking to up there? Where are they going? How does it play into the story? What emotions is this scene going to elicit? Tension? Dread? Humor? HOW CAN YOU WORRY ABOUT SUCH THINGS WHEN THE ROLL CAGE ON HIS PICKUP TRUCK ONLY HAS A 19:25 PIXEL RATIO.


Love it XD



I think he's kinda too extreme at some points, eg: the sex stuff.

Who cares if some games are slightly sex-oriented at a few points? It's not glorified in that many games except a couple like Dead Or Alive. lol


Btw I loved the Spore pic:

His point is that when a girl sees a guy playing God of War III and sees Kratos doing Aphrodite some shit is gonna go down. God of War III has sold like 3 million copies. That says something about us gamers, well, not us specifically but those who own a ps3. Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to.
But, to be honest, I don't see any 360 exclusive that really shows sex in that kind of way. Prove me wrong forum.

So your saying that ps3 owners see women as objects? that is the most disturbing disrespectful thing ive heard from a gamer, you think i and the other 3 million people bought God of War 3 just so we could see Kratos do Aphrodite?

"Developers KNOW that most gamers still see women as just objects to masturbate to" yeah cuz thats whats going into developers minds when they are making a game right? objects to masturbate to? seek help dude

Oops. Let me rephrase that. David Wong said it best anyways:
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Sex is part of life, so it should naturally be part of our movies and TV shows and games. But these are the digital equivalent of inflatable sex dolls. It's embarrassing and insulting, not because I'm a staunch feminist, but because I don't like the assumption it's making about me (that I'm an emotionally stunted, sexually frustrated teenage male)
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Lol that's what I meant. Sorry if I offended anybody in my previous post.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 6:04 pm

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343_Guilty_Spark wrote:
I agree with the entire article, with one exception. Halo is more than "Space Soldier shoots aliens". I'm actually tired of people ignoring Halo's story, characters, back-story, and plot and then complain that it doesn't have any.

There is more story, characters, back-story, and plot to every one of those games. It was meant as a joke

Actually he was being serious, I think.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Wed May 26, 2010 7:50 pm

Pickles wrote:
TheJubJub57212 wrote:
343_Guilty_Spark wrote:
I agree with the entire article, with one exception. Halo is more than "Space Soldier shoots aliens". I'm actually tired of people ignoring Halo's story, characters, back-story, and plot and then complain that it doesn't have any.

There is more story, characters, back-story, and plot to every one of those games. It was meant as a joke

Actually he was being serious, I think.

No, about the thing where it said it was just a shooter with aliens. They all have stories, characters, ect.
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PostSubject: Re: 5 Reasons It's still Not Cool to Admit You're a Gamer   Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:35 pm

that thread is so fxcking true ._.
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