As for Sugargene, I think you are projecting your own way of thinking onto me. You probably hate things that you are no good at. I do not. If I am not good at something, I try to get better at it if I think it's worth it. Also, most people don't just hate things because they aren't good at them. For example, I hate MMORPGs. Not because I'm not good at them but because they are a waste of money and far too time consuming for a busy man like myself. Let's see...I hate the PS3. Not because I don't own one, I could have easily purchased one, but because it's just a subpar console with shoddy online and very few games that interset me. If you dare call me a fanboy I would politely reply by pointing out the PS1 and PS2 are my top 2 favorite consoles of all time. I ain't a fanboy.
No, I don't project myself onto anyone. It would be idiotic to think that I am, since I'm arguing so heavily against hating a game due to lack of skill. Why would you believe that the very thing I’m arguing against is something I partake in? Of course this is your
logic so it does not surprise me. I also hate MMORPG’s and I can give you a ton of reasons why, but it’s still my opinion, that doesn’t mean that they suck, they’re just not the type of game I go for. I happen to love the PS3, and hate the Xbox, for similar reasons that you hate the PS3, we just have differing opinions about it, that’s all. That’s healthy to express those opinions, but you have to remember that they are OPINIONS, not FACT, which is what you’re trying to present your opinion about fighting games as.
I'm terrible at RTS games, but I still play them all the time, because I know they're good games. (omg SC2 is amazing!) My main point is that you'll never understand the game fully if you are not good at it. Whether or not you hate it because you suck at it is still up in the air (even though I'm pretty sure that's the case), but whatever the outcome it doesn't change the fact that you know jack-shit about fighting games. Argue that all you want, but everyone here knows that you don't know anything about them, you've already proven it to all of us with that terrible article. Most likely you think you're getting criticism because you article is edgy and offensive, and that is correct to a very small degree. What's really offensive is the stupidity and amateurism in that article. It's one thing to say something, have facts to back them up. It's another to take such an extreme stance and present it as a fact when all it's really just your opinion, a shitty one at that.
I have two other anecdotes to share which disprove Sugargenes theory that I hate fighters only because I "suck" at them. I HATE HALO 3. I HATE IT. It is one of the worst FPS games of all time. I reviewed it once and gave it half a star out of five. But yet...I am amazing at it. My K/D over Xbox LIVE is 2.7. I've won countless local tournaments and earned thousands. Yet I absolutely hate the game. Wonder why? Here's another. I am terrible at The Last Remnant. It's the hardest RPG I ever played and the ONLY RPG to ever "defeat" me. I can't get past this one part and I've never finished it. That's never happened in an RPG before. Do I hate this game? Nope. It's a really good game. I'd recommend it to others thatl ike RPGs and are looking for a different type of battle system. Yet it's really hard and kicked my ass.
You can’t disprove me with your own personal anecdotes, jackass. There are countless anecdotes that will “prove” the opposite of what you’re saying. We could go back and forth all day with our own personal experiences and end up nowhere. The only way to prove someone wrong is with a fact, which is not something you have.
Based on your logic, I should say it sucks to try to save my own ego or something. Do you do this in real life or something?
Again I can’t stress the fact that your skill level in the game influencing your hate for it is secondary. What it does influence is your knowledge of the game’s mechanics, and if your knowledge of the mechanics are lacking, then it’s natural to see that you may not like the game, because you really don’t understand it. I can’t put that any simpler.
I kind of wish I never mentioned I was "bad" at fighters in the article because I knew desperate people would latch onto it as their only hope of impeaching my credability.
I liked the smart use of impeachment followed by the incorrect spelling of “credibility”, it’s a good touch.
I thought it would have been better to come out and say I don't play fighters rather than trying to hide it or lie and say I was good. I'm not bad at fighters because I lack skill, I tried to explain this in the second part of the sentence which you, and many others, conveniently ignore to just say I'm bad. I'm only "bad" at them because I don't bother to play them. Like I said in an earlier post, if I wanted to, I could pick up any fighter, play it religiously, and compete at a high level. If I did this and became god at one would it then legitimize my article in your eyes? If you answer yes then it goes to show that it isn't the arguments you disagree with but the person who is saying them.
You’re assuming you could pick up a fighter play it religiously and compete at a high level. The sad truth is that you’re probably wrong. I’ve been playing street fighter for years and I play at a somewhat decent level, but compared to the pro-players, I’m nothing. Hey, maybe you should take your own advice and fucking DO THAT. Pick up a fighter, learn it, and tell us what you think then. We all know that’s never going to happen, and how convenient that is for you. I mean, you COULD become president if you wanted to, but you just don’t want to, right? You COULD sit down and learn everything there is to know about law, but you just don’t want to. It’s an excuse people use for things as minor as video games, to things as important as their career, or as critical as drug use. It’s a weak excuse for people to cover their own deficiencies.
It shouldn't matter who says something if it's still true and judging from the fact you have been unable to rebutt even ONE of the arguments put forth in the article, you probably don't have the ability to do so.
You have no real “argument” to rebut, I can’t rebut your opinion jackass, I can only comment on how stupid it is.
Here's a challenge for you. I dare you to purchase me a copy of Street Fighter IV for the Xbox 360 (because I'll be damned if I'm going to waste my money on a fighting game). Give me one year to play it to gain the necessary EXPERIENCE to win. After one year, I will destroy you in it at least 50% of the time. Care to take me up on this?
Heh, I’d rather die. I would sooner buy a dildo and shove it up my mother’s asshole. Here’s why:
#1. The Xbox controller sucks dick for fighting games, and I’m not buying you a stick.
#2. This thread isn’t about whether or not you could beat me (which you could never do, I’ll just spam fireballs and watch you cry the most womanly tears of frustration anyone’s ever seen)
#3. Why pay to prove you wrong when I can just use your own stupidity against you, for free. It’s much more satisfying to me anyway.
You’re just going to misunderstand and argue the wrong points, and continue to dismiss all the times you have been made to look stupid (like your science and sports journalism crap). Any other respectable person would admit that what they’re saying is their own opinion, but not you, no no. You’re much too arrogant for that, your opinions should be treated as facts. Seriously, go play a fighting game, read a few books, and use spell-check before you try to sound smart.
Well I have had several Philosophy professors from two universities tell me that it fits perfectly in this modern day scenario and praised me for my use of it in the article so I guess I would disagree with you about the applicability of the universality test as it pertains to video games.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Thank you for that.