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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by Nintendork666 Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:23 pm

noiseredux wrote:
dsheinem wrote:long article.

thoughtfully written.

inane.


it's meant for Casual Gamers.


Are we talkin' high, low, or mid-range casual here?
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by Jmustang1968 Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:23 pm

dsheinem wrote:long article.

thoughtfully written.

inane.


He is basing it off of the dreaded comments sections of articles. And for many he does hit the nail on the head with the ridiculous nature of those who comment and complain on those articles and forums.

I think the sonic thing was just a joke. And a shot at how far the series has fallen since the glory days. That and him being the mario fan he is.
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by AppleQueso Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:27 pm

Jmustang1968 wrote:I think the sonic thing was just a joke. And a shot at how far the series has fallen since the glory days. That and him being the mario fan he is.


I know it was a joke, don't worry. :lol:

Sonic's been picking himself back up lately at least.
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by noiseredux Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:28 pm

AppleQueso wrote:Sonic's been picking himself back up lately at least.


I feel like I should just put "you guys know Sonic Generations was great, right?" in my signature. That way I don't have to keep saying it in threads all time.
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by Jmustang1968 Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:29 pm

noiseredux wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:Sonic's been picking himself back up lately at least.


I feel like I should just put "you guys know Sonic Generations was great, right?" in my signature. That way I don't have to keep saying it in threads all time.


Great or not, it would be more of the exception than the norm.

Either way, I am not much of a fan of platformers, so am just basing that off of reception not from personal experience.
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by noiseredux Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:31 pm

Jmustang1968 wrote:Either way, I am not much of a fan of platformers, so am just basing that off of reception not from personal experience.


do you like racing games John? I've been a broken record regarding Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing as well.
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by AppleQueso Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:32 pm

Sonic Colors is really good too!

Sonic's basically out of the worst of it now, so hopefully things keep moving up.
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by brunoafh Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm

Couldn't muster the will to read past the "Middlecore Casuals" part.
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by Jmustang1968 Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm

noiseredux wrote:
Jmustang1968 wrote:Either way, I am not much of a fan of platformers, so am just basing that off of reception not from personal experience.


do you like racing games John? I've been a broken record regarding Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing as well.


I will stick my fingers in my ear and my tongue out and go blah blah about sonic generations just like you did on baldurs gate :lol:

I like some racers, typically the sim ones such as forza and gran turismo. But I have been known to enjoy some mario kart from time to time.
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Re: Hierarchy of video game haters

by dsheinem Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:37 pm

Jmustang1968 wrote:
dsheinem wrote:long article.

thoughtfully written.

inane.


He is basing it off of the dreaded comments sections of articles. And for many he does hit the nail on the head with the ridiculous nature of those who comment and complain on those articles and forums.


As someone who reads the same stuff daily that he likely does (including comments), I just don't see him "hitting the nail on the head" at all as regards this arbitrary "hierarchy." He seems to just be restating a list of existing gamer tropes and organizing them with something looking like (but not really being) a carefully thought out hierarchy.

i don't know - I guess in my experience with gamers in real life/at cons and with gamers on forums/comment sections I just don't see this same kind of stratification.
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