Originally Posted by Artikbot
Only for idiots with no foresight beyond the hive mind.
A bit unfair to say, considering many of us were around before him, watched PC gaming die off, and then watched him resurrect/save PC gaming. I am not one to really just throw credit at people if it isn't earned, but I am a huge fan of GabeN. What he and his platform have done for PC gaming was nothing short of historical, and didn't just shift the paradigm - he created a new one.
While I find all the fun around his persona to be, well, fun, I fully respect the man and have stated several times on this forum I wholly believe he saved PC gaming. So I wouldn't be so quick to slam those who like to keep an eye on the happenings of GabeN.
Originally Posted by RagingCain
I think it goes to show there is something seriously wrong in some of the gaming community, especially with American gamers (from my experience).
Combine this with the LoL toxicity, #GamerGate vs. Women Developer's Views (I don't want to say "feminist" since it is specific to female developers in gaming), et cetera.
I think we have a serious problem boiling within our ranks. Everybody knows, when it comes to gaming & violence, we have always been on thin ice (despite research). That last thing we need is lawmakers needing an excuse to come in and jack everything up.
I agree with you.
The culture around gaming here in the United States today is disgusting. As much as I hate to to point fingers, most of it I see in the generations that have come after me, those in their 20's and teens at this point. Of course you have issues with a handful of people in their 30s and 40s+, but those aren't nearly as common, they aren't engrained in those groups.
I am not sure when it happened, but at some point online gaming turned from having fun with strangers and challenging each other to a contest of skill, to calling SWAT teams in and making death threats. Sorry, things like this just didn't happen too many years ago, it is relatively new, at least in the current scale of events.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 10/21/14 at 10:49am