In this post, Lucy says that she doesn't get why people are so passionate about what console is the best, or why gamers will talk endlessly about what games are the best. She really wants to know what all the fuss is about.
While it would have been safe to expect an all-out, flame-filled string of fanboy attack responses, most of the 70 or so replies are actually somewhat focused and informed. They range from a general defense of gaming to a precise answer to "what the fuss is about." While I don't necessarily agree with some of the views, and a few go way into left field, it's nice to see this collection of mostly well-informed responses to a question that is so close to flame bait that it's in danger of combusting.
Hit the jump to see some selected responses.
Dlusin comes out strong:
What you did by going on the internet and stating that games are a waste of time is very similar to going to a museum, or an art exhibit and stating quite loudly that everything in the building is absolute garbage, than asking for the people there to try to convince you otherwise. Putting people on the defense is not usually a great way to get the best information. It is amazing how imagining somebody else on the other side of the screen changes how people can communicate.
Kirk's a bit defensive, but I like his angle. Read his whole post for the long answer.
I don’t personally give a toss about make-up, or shoes, or foreplay, or geography, or history programs, or politics, or The Beatles or Martin Luthor King, but at least I am not so ignorant as to even make the claim that I don’t understand what all the fuss is about or especially to state that it is all a waste of time.
Different things matter to different people for a billions different reasons, and YES I will frikin defend vidogames till the end!
Those in favor of a more passive approach:
Go buy a Wii. Now. You’ll see what we’re talking about.
This response from will is a bit sad, but still valid:
I play games because I live a sad pathetic life, anything that takes my mind off that is a good thing. Since games are interactive, its an easy way to get swept up in something so I can kill more time without thinking about how sad I am. That way, it will seem like a shorter amount of time till I die.
My favorite response:
questworld says it nicely:
can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.