Well, for there to be disappointment, there first needs to be an expectation of something better. I suppose I’m mostly puzzled by the priorities of a lot of people I see on games forums. It’s weird to me to see so many people who seem to have had similar childhoods to mine (unpopular and played videogames a lot) ended up with some kind of intense hatred to people outside of that circle. So you end up with a lot of people who consider whether someone is a “true gamer” to be important, and anyone who is a “casual” is an outsider who could never understand. Casuals must be treated with hostility, because they’re the enemy, they’re the kids who picked on you in school who are now trying to get in on *your* hobby now that it’s popular. In this narrative, girls are casuals who must be playing games to get attention from boys because hey, they didn’t like games when *I* was a kid..!
(The time period when I was a kid being the defining era of video games.)
(Whenever that might’ve been.)
On top of that, now those filthy casuals want to change *our* video games! How dare they!
(Did you hear, she wants the girl robot to be playable?! She hasn’t even *played* Megaman!)
Be hostile to outsiders, ostracize them like they did to us, get rid of their influence. Video games should be made for *us* after all, *we’re* the lifelong fans!
(They didn’t want us then, we don’t want them now.)
I suppose this perspective must make sense to some people, seeing how strongly and angrily they feel about it. To anyone else it must look deranged. So yeah, I don’t identify with being a “gamer.”
FUCKER CAME OUT OF NOWHERE
Poor Shirley! Creepy Abed!
And a Jeff/Annie mention!
i love torrents that say ‘please support the artist by buying the music’ it’s like a drug dealer slipping a rehab center business card into every bag of cocaine he sells
pooh bout dat life
Club Penguin got an update