Gaming Immaturity

07/07/2009

Why is there an air of immaturity that surrounds the culture of gaming?  Why is this great form of entertainment and story telling not commanding the respect it deserves? Well, when the leading voices act immature then the culture of that industry becomes immature, and cannot command respect.

If you read the articles, if you hear the podcast, it is all very uneducated, unthoughtful, there is never a real conversation. With people from ign and 1up (not to mention the lower level organizations) making disgusting jokes right and left, with curse words consuming the conversation, we should not expect the outside audience to see anything more.

I would quickly give this thought, if the gaming industry ever wants the respect that industries like movies and books command, the respect it deserves, then the people who are heard and seen need to shape up, and do so quickly.

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2 Responses to “Gaming Immaturity”

  1. Charmy said

    You have a very interesting point, and I tend to agree. However, it’s not all black and white. There are many people who just love videogames for videogames. They do not write articles to try to make fans or to be funny. They just love the games, so they simply want to discuss them. That’s what I always try to do when I blog. But you are right, some people forget about what it’s really about when they blog or chat or whatever.

  2. sirwetbiscuitjr said

    Sometimes, games just get too… mindless. Sure, they’re often mindless to begin with. But what I’m talking about is that the DEVELOPERS lose their minds.

    “Hey, I have an idea for a game! Let’s just throw in a ton of blood and then make the characters cuss off the wall! They’ll be sure to buy our game!”

    And you know what? That’s not where the problem is. The game is developed and people BUY IT.

    I want quality games that aren’t snuffed up with all this crap. It’s distracting as it is, but often these kinds of games aren’t even fun to play.

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