I'm just here to laugh at people who base their identities around plastic boxes from multi-national megacorps.
I think it would be better to just have a section devoted to console warring. If you don’t want to see it, don’t go there.The funny thing about it is that it doesn't matter, unfortunately. It still happens, and continues to.
Of course people have their opinions, their preferences, and there's nothing wrong with that. But I really do think over the last few years people have leaned harder and harder into contrarianism and toxicity. You tend to see less, "Nah, I don't like that" or something similar, and something more like, "That thing is shit, and your taste is shit!" It's pretty damning to me, haha.
If it bothers you that much OP, I'd recommend muting the folks you see it constantly coming from. Because it's clear that nothing is going to change how they function. So many people have been banned for warring, etc. So, just spare yourself, y'know?
You make too much sense for The internet...I have been particularly bewildered by the age-old gaming concept of "wars" for some time.
Things like "Console-warring", "PC masterrace", etc.....
I've always seen them as some kind of weird gaming fad I was never in on.
I just decided to remain an amused observer to all instances of the so called "wars", ever since the point I became aware of them.
But seeing some threads today, especially OOGABOOGA 's thread and @Gamer79 's topic earlier were what set me off to write this topic.
I split my gaming between my PS5 and 1070 PC (a lower-middle range setup nowadays). I have partial access to a Wii, Switch and XOne, so I play games on them whenever I get the chance.
I've experienced a broad range of games: dabbling into Playstation's as opposed to Playground's racing (GT and Forza), across different genres, series and publishers, all the way to Nintendo's fantasy (e.g. Zelda, Mario....).
Even with my range of gaming, I am not even remotely a hyper-fan of Microsoft (Xbox, Windows), PlayStation, Nintendo or their hardware.
It's cuz Im a fan of GAMES.
If Im interested in playing a game, I play it!
On whatever I can...
Whenever I can.
I don't mentally burden myself with pointless, irrelevant stuff (like whether my plastic box performs better, or has "greater" games on it, than a different box).
If at all I use any brainpower on a game, it is to critique a game, assess it and adjudge its quality. And I NEVER use a game's platform as a basis to judge it's quality.
"Platform-blindness" is a good term to describe my point of view.
I don't see platforms, I only see games.
The plastic box (console or PC), is just a "container" to me. I only use that "container" as a means to play the games (i.e. content) I want.
What I play games on is irrelevant to me.
Simple as that.
We are grown, mature, knowledgable, rational people (well, most of us are).
Why would y'all be arguing about which gaming "container" is the "best", and be trying to put down ppl using different "containers" from yours?
Ridiculous is an understatement for this.
GaF's purpose is to discuss GAMES, FIRST AND FOREMOST, and then all other things gaming.
It's kind of saddening that people are derailing threads, and the Forum in general, using gaming discussion as a cover to champion and push all kinds of "warring".
I advise that you guys (GaF in general) should:
1. focus less on the hardware you play on, and more on the games you play (as you should). I feel it allows you to be open-minded, and it eliminates a lot of unnecessary mental gymnastics.
2. Don't be reductive. Even if you want to uphold your fave platform, you can always do so in a way that is not condescending to other "platforms" and their folks.
I just know a lot of you will ignore this piece of advice.
This is just a fair, objective, unbiased mindset from a multi-platform gamer
I never have and never will understand platform warring.
That's not entirely true.I suspect the people who cheerlead like it's a football team own one system.
It's human hardwiring to be tribal and validate your own choices (it must be the best, because I chose it).
Start playing on more than one system and those blinkers come off, all that nonsense goes away.
Yeah that’s awful. I don’t like OTs either, there are no proper discussions, there needs to be some passionate different ideas for any discussion to start. When everybody agrees the board is silent.The reason I don't want to join forums that cater so specific platforms is it's basically an echo chamber.
The stuff I've seen from adults on twitter is genuinely scary & beyond sad.I invite you to travel to the fanatic I mean fantastic world of Twitter.....yep, that the representation of cancer.
This ain't shit.