Thinking Thursday: Everybody’s Opinions Suck But Mine


By: Stephen Crane

Ever since SEGA doing what NintenDON'T, gamers have been taking sides. There is a perpetual insistance that no matter what, someone who isn't playing what you are playing is inherently wrong. CoD players are 11 year olds, 360 users are frat boys, Nintendo fans are five, and PS3 players are basement dwellers. Generalizations abound and up until this point I've kept my figurative hat out of the ring, but I hope you're ready for it: My honest, uncensored opinions are about to be unleashed.

I enjoy most things gaming. There, I said it. I don't really have a hard side I follow because I like the individual experiences of so much of gaming. I'm not saying there aren't bad games out there. Quantum Theory was pretty much trash in my opinion, but I'm not about to fault anyone too bad for playing it. I find myself playing certainthings more than others but that's just because it's what intersts me at the time.

I propose it is time to put the hardcore fanboy and fangirl opinions aside. With the media constantly looking at gamers for any sign of violence or any reason to limit the use or sale of video games, it doesn't do us as a community much of a service to constantly be using ad hominem attacks in order to explain a personal preference. It's occasionally fun to poke fun at a console or certain problems, of course. Parody and satire are always fun, but a constant wave of bickering and flame wars does nothing to help us out. Can we just accept that everything has its perks and its flaws?

And if you disagree with me, then you obviously have the mental capacity of a fifth grader who still lives in his grandparents' basement. Nintendo 4 life, n00bs!

About Stephen Crane

Stephen was hooked by the NES at a very young age and never looked back. He games on a daily basis and is currently trying to climb his way up the ranked ladder on League of Legends! Outside of the video game world he actually likes running and owns a rapidly growing collection of toed shoes. Stephen Crane is the owner of Armed Gamer.

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