Online Gaming Communities Are Full of Whiny Gamers
I own a Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 and they are great consoles. Lately though, they have been sitting and collecting dust, or are Netflix machines. I used to play games online quite frequently! Racking up big scores and yelling at people online. I have really grown tired of it.
This past holiday, Playstation Network and Xbox Live were hacked. While most people went online and complained, I just sat and played my WiiU. A few years ago, I would have been more affected by it, but I really didn't care.
Nintendo's online service is awesome. It's easy to connect to, you find matches extremely fast, and the best part? No whiny little b**** kids telling me about how my mother does things I don't really care to think about.
I get that online playing is all about hanging with people, playing with friends, etc. But when I am getting curse words thrown at me left and right because I am not playing the way that some dude name Jared in Montana wants me to, that just ruins the experience for me. I used to like doing game chat, but playing with an individual that is "nice" on the internet is a rare thing these days. Xbox and Playstation games these days seem to be more about the online aspect more than the single player experience. Yes, I know there are plenty of games on these consoles that have stellar single players, but I have yet to see anything that really grabs my attention. I did purchase The Evil Within, but even that game has been sitting while I opt for a Nintendo game.
When I play Grand Theft Auto 5 or Gears of War 3 online, I usually try to convince my friends to sit in private chat, because I don't want to hear someone telling me how much I suck at a game. I play games to get away from that crap! Every once in a great while, you will get a cool group of players that are fun to talk to, but I have only heard one in the entire year of 2014. Don't even get me started on Grand Theft Auto 5...everyone in that game is an ass with the mouth of a sailor.
I hear enough negativity on the news, where people are dying left and right, everyone is racist, etc. When I turn on a video game console, I don't care to hear about real life. Like reading a book, I want to be indulged into a world where nothing real is occurring. But when I hear someone on their headset judging me, calling me names, voting to boot me from games because I suck...I'm getting cyber bullied, and at age 27, I don't have time for that.
Why do people think it's lame that I play Nintendo games almost exclusively? I assume because it's not Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield...I'm not shooting something trying to get the latest head shot to post to YouTube. While these games are fun, they are just not my first choice. The last Call of Duty game I actually played was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. I play Nintendo games because it's fun. I feel like I am getting something out of them, and there is that feeling of reliving my childhood. It's a nostalgia trip for me! I had a pretty awesome childhood filled with fun digital adventures known as video games, and Nintendo still seems to understand that.
There is a reason that there is a Nintendo 'Seal of Quality' on their games. It's usually because there quality. When was the last time Nintendo shipped a 'broken' game? Why do we settle to spend $60 on a game that doesn't work hoping that it will get fixed? NO! The game should work the MOMENT you stick that disc into your game console...but that's a whole 'nother story isn't it?
Can't we all just get along?
In the end, I am very satisfied with the Nintendo online service. I don't have to pay for it, I don't have to talk to people, there is a good balance in difficulty, and the best part...it's fun. Fun...that is the primary word here...Nintendo online gaming is fun.
See you online for some Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros WiiU! However Nintendo, could you start marketing towards the hardcore market a little bit more?