Don't Use the Word "Gamer"

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I agree with what he's saying here. Playing games doesn't define us, it's just what we do. I've stopped referring to myself as a "gamer".

I don't know why people love labels so much. Its like you imagine there are only six types of people, and you have a biological imperative to conform to one of those six breeds or suffer without an identity and consequently, friends. How about you all graduate high school already?

Here are my labels: a male 5'10''-ish human being. I might get that tattooed on my ass one day.

Completley with Yahtzee

Being with a minority is cool, because you get to act like everyone in the majority should feel guilty and is missing out on something. Case and point : Jews and Arabs. Sure, they've had problems, and their societies and cultures might have drawbacks. But you just feel you're missing out on something pretty cool, if only the languages.

I myself like to big up my Catholic-ness, as does my Mormon mate, and my Baptist mate (together, we are Team Religious Minority at our school)

However, my point (got there eventually) is that Gaming is not an important "minority", or even a real "minority". Beyond staying in and looking at a screen, there is no unifying culture, no history, nothing that would suggest a social or cultural group that differs from mainstream society.

And on top of that, it's not even a "cool" one! Like ZP said, the stereotype is a pretty unappealing one, and what upside is there? You get to act smug? That's nothing! Who ever needed an excuse to be smug!?

Bleh

I'm a human being, and I play video games

Somehow the term "Gamer Bar" reminds me of being a "Gay Bar" in the sense that they kinds sound the same and trying to shake the label of either whilst that is their main gimmick would be next to impossible.

"We are a bar where homosexual people can meet"

"So your're a gay-bar?"

"No, a bar where you can meet other homosexual people"

".....So you're a gay bar"

And so on. Trying to shake any oversimplified label can be hard, especially when it does actually seem to fit. Just roll with it, it's just a marketing problem to people with ignorancies not something to be blamed on the community.

ilovemyLunchbox:

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Aeris is a flaky bint. Hell, she was the most boring character in the game. I stand by that steadfast. I never understood the obsession with her.

And the opinion of "random internet troll" is worth about 0.0001% the value of Yahtzee's. So why are you even bothering to vomit it on me?

In the words of the late, great W.C. Fields, "Go away son, you bother me."

Agree 100%, I never liked the word gamer and this is definitely why. Also Aeris was a plot device with hair.

Awwww... NO ZP or XP for a week... im sad...

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Wait, are you talking about the same Aeris/Aerith as Yahtzee? She must be the most unimportant character in any game I ever seen. Hell they killed her off for a reason...

Also he said he wasnt going to have a XP next week, so you'll have to wait two weeks for he response (if he feels you are deserving of one.)

If I said we need a better word, I'd just be applying the same logic of what happened to "Gamer" as you described to whatever word I switch to.
So basically you think a change of mind can be helped along by a change in terminology?
Interesting enough to warrant a try.
I guess from now on, I'm not a "Gamer", I'm a guy who plays games.
Or, to save time, I won't describe myself in an "I'm a [blank]" Format. I'll just say "I play games."
Night.

ilovemyLunchbox:

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Aeris is a flaky bint. Hell, she was the most boring character in the game. I stand by that steadfast. I never understood the obsession with her.

there are two reasons for the obession, and they are both round an bouncy.

OT: well, there needs to be some term for those of us who use games more frequently than others. just like there are terms for those who are into football more than the rest, or those who obsess over the exact layout of their clothing.

I disagree.

People should be able to identify however they please. If they want to identify as a "gamer", go ahead. It sounds a little odd to me, but that's just my personal view. Besides, just because a stereotype emerges around a label doesn't mean that people shouldn't identify by the label.

Pugiron:
Almost every case of "Identification", either of one's self or of others, is inaccurate and a complete waste of time. With the exceptions of Twilight-Fans being idiots

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ok, i'm just saying that because the chicks I chill out with watch it. But they are not stupid... though they act like it.

anyway, this whole mana bar thing... sure, i'm sure that it is not filled with a bunch of nasty people, but i really do not think it would work out that well for me... in Greece, they have bars with computers where you can play video games but i still do not do it because it is way more fun to talk and drink, i think... i have never been a fan of playing games in public... i do not even feel secure when i'm playing games in my living room. thats why i like my psp :3

Um, I think the word 'gamer' is mostly used for people who play games much more frequently than they do other activities. Not people who play for an hour a day and than go watch a movie or go to a bar or something. Rather people who spend entire evenings and basically most of their free times playing videogames. In this sense, this label is quite justified.

Like if someone watches movies all night long can be called a moviegoer, and someone who spends most of their time and money in bars or parties can be called a partygoer or something... You get the idea.

The important part is for the outsiders to understand that not everyone who ever played a game is 'gamer' in this sense. Most people play 'normally'. It's not a drug or something which everyone who tries it has to get addicted to.

Kavachi:

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Perfect example of unwarranted self-importance.

OT: Well, I don't agree with every XP you write, but this one was right on the money. Gj on this one. Also, that gaming bar sounds like fun, should go to AustraliŽ sometime to check it out. :D

Oi, I keep forgetting that disagreement with Yahtzee brings about the swarming of his fanboys. You know the ones who make accounts here, poison the forums with parroting of Yahtzee's vitriol as well as constant espousal of their man crush on him. Then generally they leave, get banned or move on to off-topic to make other types of useless or insulting threads. Thanks, Yahtzee Fanboys! You make The Escapist a much less enjoyable place to be.

Yahtzee Croshaw:
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Yahtzee is a British-born, currently Australian-based writer and gamer with a sweet hat and a chip on his shoulder. When he isn't talking very fast into a headset mic he also designs freeware adventure games and writes the back page column for PC Gamer, who are too important to mention us. His personal site is www.fullyramblomatic.com.

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If you can't convince the Escapist editors of your cause and get them to change your bio, then what hope do you have for the rest of the community?

It is just like every other label, people associate it with a certain group, normally a negative relationship and then that is all they see.

I normally hate the term 'nerd' because people automatically think of white pasty kids in the basement playing DnD or people who wear pocket protectors, when in reality people are 'nerdy' about a lot of different things. Men can be nerdy about cars, or sports, women can be nerdy about shoes or collectible horse figurines, etc. but at the end of the day it is used to represent a stereotype of someone who has no social skills and is bad with women.

I hate the term gamer because of the people who use it mostly, but I guess I tend to dislike groups of people who need to feel included in stuff. I normally say I'm a 'fan of' books, games, poetry, music, etc. or just simply, I like to do this or that. It is less defining, and makes people think, hey that person is very varied.

Interesting thought, because I'll be attending PAX in Seattle next week; one of only two times I'll claim having had the ability to dip my foot in the Pacific Ocean, but my point is that I'll be among thousands of people who gather for the sole reason to be proud that they're "a gamer".

Further criticism could be leveled at the term simply because of the fact that being "a gamer" still says very little about what you are, and simply going to PAX this past March proved that to me like nothing other. Are you a sports games fan? Do you enjoy FPS? JRPG? WRPG? etc. etc. Are you someone who jumps at every new gaming system and technology, or do you still hunker down with the NES on occasion to play some Dr. Mario? Hell, what about tabletop games, board games, and P&P RPG?

This reminds me of my last girlfriend, to be honest. She is "a gamer", too, and it was one of the bases on why we got together, yet in the end we found very little common ground on what kind of games we enjoyed. I play a veritable hodgepodge of stuff, and usually the more obscure and "arty" the better for me, but I still imagined I played enough of a range that we could find something we enjoyed together. Welllll guess what: she enjoys WRPGs, simulations (like THE SIMS *thunderclap* and Tropico), and D&D, and very little else. All three of those genres I was very loosely attached to, so sadly, there was a nice little roadblock in our relationship. Plenty of other reasons why we didn't work out, of course, but a lack of being able to play together often did not help.

So it always leads me to caution when I go to these large conventions about the kind of genres these people enjoy, and wondering if being "a gamer" is really all we need to define ourselves as having camaraderie. We may be shooting ourselves in the foot with such a collective label, tearing ourselves apart from the inside, and we may not even need people on "the outside" to bring us down.

I hope this doesn't make me one of these people, but I thought it was Aeris in the European version and Aerith in the American version. But I've no idea why this happened, if indeed it is what happened.

Right I'm off to drink beer, play sports and have sex with women.

Sir John the Net Knight:

ilovemyLunchbox:

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Aeris is a flaky bint. Hell, she was the most boring character in the game. I stand by that steadfast. I never understood the obsession with her.

And the opinion of "random internet troll" is worth about 0.0001% the value of Yahtzee's. So why are you even bothering to vomit it on me?

In the words of the late, great W.C. Fields, "Go away son, you bother me."

Instead of dismissing me as a troll, would you care to get off your high horse and support your protest against Aeris' character? She is the only character who I can barely even remember speaking to beyond Midgar. Everyone else has a more vivid image in my mind. Even Vincent was more interesting.

WanderingFool:
Awwww... NO ZP or XP for a week... im sad...

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Wait, are you talking about the same Aeris/Aerith as Yahtzee? She must be the most unimportant character in any game I ever seen. Hell they killed her off for a reason...

Also he said he wasnt going to have a XP next week, so you'll have to wait two weeks for he response (if he feels you are deserving of one.)

Clearly you either, A. have not played the game, B. played through Disc 1 and stopped, or C. are one of the legions of Aerith haters who have constantly screamed at me for 13 years how bad a character she is but have STILL not provided me with a legitimate reason for such. That's another hivemind that needs to be purged with fire.

And I don't give a rat's ass if Yahtzee chooses to urinate on my comments.(Pun intended.) He isn't likely to do so anyway, and if he does I'll just shoot back at him like I shoot back at all you fanboys.

Sansha:

And yes, 'girl gamer' is the worst. As if it's something special to be a female who plays video games. The smart girls I know on the intertubes disguise their gender to simply get along with the game, rather than be bombarded with unwanted attention.

I don't generally use the term 'gamer' and I'm not overly fond of 'girl gamer' (although I am a woman), but in terms of game design and marketing I think it's worthwhile for the industry to know that there are women out there playing games, and not just Farmville and Bejeweled. Even something as simple as having female characters available in games like Mass Effect, Left4Dead and Borderlands (and realistic ones, not underdressed DDDD-cup wonders) makes me sit up, take notice and *buy*. If we all meekly hid and forever pretended we were guys, maybe those kinds of shifts wouldn't have occurred.

Sir John the Net Knight:
Oi, I keep forgetting that disagreement with Yahtzee brings about the swarming of his fanboys. You know the ones who make accounts here, poison the forums with parroting of Yahtzee's vitriol as well as constant espousal of their man crush on him. Then generally they leave, get banned or move on to off-topic to make other types of useless or insulting threads. Thanks, Yahtzee Fanboys! You make The Escapist a much less enjoyable place to be.

Calm down, son. You're going to give yourself skin failure. Take a step back and think about whether disliking your opinion automatically means we agree 100% with Yahtzee's opinion. Maybe we disagree with both of you.

hoov:
I hope this doesn't make me one of these people, but I thought it was Aeris in the European version and Aerith in the American version. But I've no idea why this happened, if indeed it is what happened.

Right I'm off to drink beer, play sports and have sex with women.

Haha, it's okay. What actually happened was there was a mistranslation, and the first edition of FF7 was distributed with "Aeris." In later editions and forms of the game, it was corrected to Aerith. Technically, Aerith is right, but to those of us who have been playing since the game first came out know her as Aeris. If Miyamoto came out and said Link's real name was Rink, do you think EVERYONE would go along with it?

ilovemyLunchbox:

Sir John the Net Knight:

ilovemyLunchbox:

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Aeris is a flaky bint. Hell, she was the most boring character in the game. I stand by that steadfast. I never understood the obsession with her.

And the opinion of "random internet troll" is worth about 0.0001% the value of Yahtzee's. So why are you even bothering to vomit it on me?

In the words of the late, great W.C. Fields, "Go away son, you bother me."

Instead of dismissing me as a troll, would you care to get off your high horse and support your protest against Aeris' character? She is the only character who I can barely even remember speaking to beyond Midgar. Everyone else has a more vivid image in my mind. Even Vincent was more interesting.

Can you give me a reason why she is not a good character? So far no one has and I expect nothing more from you.

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

He really got under your skin didn't he?

Sirch.Cajnos:

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

hahahahahahahahaha, i love people like you, even though i hate people like you. Fanboys always give me a laugh...even though you're what perpetrates half the negative stereotypes associated with people who play video games. The great part is that this wouldn't be as hilarious if he didn't set up that (most likely intentional) error for people like you to bitch and moan about. Plus, since you clearly read at least the next few sentences of the article, you knew this and yet you still spouted the ridiculous argument that he expected you to spout. So, bravo Mr. Stereotpye Fanboy, bravo.

Oh go away, you have a ZP avatar. Clearly that outs you as someone who has no right to argue on the subject of fanboys. Especially of the ZP variety.

Ne1butme:

Yahtzee Croshaw:
Extra Punctuation: Don't Use the Word "Gamer"

Yahtzee is a British-born, currently Australian-based writer and gamer with a sweet hat and a chip on his shoulder. When he isn't talking very fast into a headset mic he also designs freeware adventure games and writes the back page column for PC Gamer, who are too important to mention us. His personal site is www.fullyramblomatic.com.

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If you can't convince the Escapist editors of your cause and get them to change your bio, then what hope do you have for the rest of the community?

Oh, snap. Quoted for god damn truth.

Sir John the Net Knight:

WanderingFool:
Awwww... NO ZP or XP for a week... im sad...

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Wait, are you talking about the same Aeris/Aerith as Yahtzee? She must be the most unimportant character in any game I ever seen. Hell they killed her off for a reason...

Also he said he wasnt going to have a XP next week, so you'll have to wait two weeks for he response (if he feels you are deserving of one.)

Clearly you either, A. have not played the game, B. played through Disc 1 and stopped, or C. are one of the legions of Aerith haters who have constantly screamed at me for 13 years how bad a character she is but have STILL not provided me with a legitimate reason for such. That's another hivemind that needs to be purged with fire.

And I don't give a rat's ass if Yahtzee chooses to urinate on my comments.(Pun intended.) He isn't likely to do so anyway, and if he does I'll just shoot back at him like I shoot back at all you fanboys.

I have played suffered through FF7, well past the point of Aeris/Aerith dying. I dont see what so speacial about her that the legions of Aeri... WAIT A FUCKING MINUTE!!! Im I arguing with someone over a FUCKING videogame character? Does anyone else realize how pathetic it is to defend a fictional character? I cant believe I even bothered resonding...

I suppose it's true. I get up, eat breakfast, drive to work, do work, play a little bit on my iPhone, go home, cook dinner (or help my gf cook dinner). Sometimes we'll watch tv or a movie, other times we'll do our own things - I play video games (or do other stuff on the PC) while she does some studying or reading or whatever.

On the other hand, I don't mind saying, yeah I'm a gamer because I play games - but it's not something flaunt-worthy. Ohhh I'm a gamer!!! No thanks. When talking to other normal individuals I'll tell them that, yes, I play video games but I don't simply label myself a gamer.

I'm definitely with Yahtzee on this.

Oh and the Mana Bar... I think I might have to look into making a Canadian establishment haha.

Sir John the Net Knight:

ilovemyLunchbox:

Sir John the Net Knight:

ilovemyLunchbox:

Sir John the Net Knight:
You know, I've put up with the self-important, narcissistic bullshit of a one Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw for quite some time now. And though that is hardly a stretch for me, as I have been absorbing the anger and prejudice of the world's asshole population for a good three decades, I can no longer stand to have Yahtzee's own brand of verbal diarrhea being funneled into my ear canal any longer.

I put up with a lot of shit from people like Yahtzee over the years. But when you call Aerith Gainsborough a "flaky bint", you have stepped over the proverbial line. I have no more patience for you, Croshaw. Take your crybaby rants that you poorly disguise as legitimate reviews and stick them up your pasty, white tuchus. You really wanna know what the definition of the stereotypical asshole gamer that gives us all a bad name? Every morning you look at one in the mirror when you wake up. It's people like you that ruin this hobby for the rest of us.

And before you accuse me of the following. No, I do not own a body pillow or any other perverted anime crap. Though I'm sure you'll claim otherwise in next week's article.

Aeris is a flaky bint. Hell, she was the most boring character in the game. I stand by that steadfast. I never understood the obsession with her.

And the opinion of "random internet troll" is worth about 0.0001% the value of Yahtzee's. So why are you even bothering to vomit it on me?

In the words of the late, great W.C. Fields, "Go away son, you bother me."

Instead of dismissing me as a troll, would you care to get off your high horse and support your protest against Aeris' character? She is the only character who I can barely even remember speaking to beyond Midgar. Everyone else has a more vivid image in my mind. Even Vincent was more interesting.

Can you give me a reason why she is not a good character? So far no one has and I expect nothing more from you.

She is the only character who I can barely even remember speaking to beyond Midgar. Everyone else has a more vivid image in my mind. Even Vincent was more interesting.

CyricZ:

Sir John the Net Knight:
Oi, I keep forgetting that disagreement with Yahtzee brings about the swarming of his fanboys. You know the ones who make accounts here, poison the forums with parroting of Yahtzee's vitriol as well as constant espousal of their man crush on him. Then generally they leave, get banned or move on to off-topic to make other types of useless or insulting threads. Thanks, Yahtzee Fanboys! You make The Escapist a much less enjoyable place to be.

Calm down, son. You're going to give yourself skin failure. Take a step back and think about whether disliking your opinion automatically means we agree 100% with Yahtzee's opinion. Maybe we disagree with both of you.

It's my general policy to assume the worst of people until they prove other wise. Frankly I've been sick of ZP for quite some time, and what little appreciable humor exists with in is drowned beneath of tidal wave of pointless insults, questionable gaming taste and endless nitpicking.

If you'd like to clarify your position though, I'm willing to hear you out.

ilovemyLunchbox:
Aeris is a flaky bint. Hell, she was the most boring character in the game. I stand by that steadfast. I never understood the obsession with her.

I actually clapped at that part, I was so looking forward to see her dead, it costed me an acquaintance, but it was worthy.

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