Published on March 25th, 2013 | by Tony5
Blog: Why so serious?
Over the last few weeks or so I’ve been watching way too many pro gaming events, just because the fact they have been shoved in my face via Tweets on our Twitter account.
I’ve seen COD events, Gears of War events, but one thing that has stood out for me is not the skill some of these guys possess, but more the anger that sometimes happens at these events.
Eurogamer touched on this in the last week with a rage compilation that showed some of the trash talking that takes place at some of these events, but before you could say anything people jumped on this video like a ton of bricks saying ” yeah its just trash talk we don’t mean none of it” so am I the only one who knows this to be lies?
All that was missing from the above video was the guy telling me that he had a sexual relationship with either my Mum, Nan or sister in the past week for it to be no different to a nightly session on either FIFA, COD or any other big games out there. Now sure, these guys above had the chance of playing to win a million pounds, but what excuse does that give regular Joe on Xbox Live who chooses to talk to me or other chilled gamers in the same sort of way?
The Eurogamer video above is just the tip of the iceberg, as also on that same weekend I watched a Gears of war stream via twitch, which once the match had finished you clearly heard a fight break out between the two teams, and this event was tweeted out by a guy at Epic Games, so surely it had some credit behind it.
Sadly I forgot the link to the Twitch channel I was watching this on at the time, so you get a Marvel VS Capcom punch instead.
But back on subject, when it comes to a point where you’re being punched in the face over a videogame, surely you have to take a moment and question your life.
Another thing that makes me laugh is people who break things while playing, as I’m always hearing about people smashing pads or discs when having a bad game.
I can honestly say I’ve done neither of those in all my years of gaming, and I played harder games than the young guns of today.
They should try playing that has no checkpoints and die on the very last jump, so you then have to do the last 10 minutes all over again, then you would have reason to throw a pad across the room.
Am I the only gamer who sees the pad or disc for the £30.00 it actually is these days, or have I become soft in my old age?
Surely we need to go back to the dark ages of gaming (a few year ago) when we loved to game, rather that this hate filled experience gaming is filled with these days.
So come on you crazy guys, stop being so serious and let us all enjoy gaming again. Yes, even if you did make love to my 60 year old mother 🙂
If you have done any of the above (apart from my mother) please comment below and tell us why, so we can get a little insight to why gamers do such a thing.