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I hate people who don’t play videogames.

ReBurn

Gold Member
People should do what makes them happy. If they enjoy doing things that require they shower, touch grass and interact with other people then who am I to judge?
 

Putonahappyface

Gold Member
 
The way I see it, the world’s value can be summed up in one word: yolo. Shakespeare, Leonardo, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe are so treasured because they are singular, so too are life and nature.

I reject this. What, is value the dream of a shadow, coming as quickly as it goes? No. Value is in being infinite and being infinitely renewed. Infinite game overs, infinite continues.

In my lived experience, those who don’t play games are forever jabbering about their ‘unique’ experiences, their relationship with their busty gf, a funny story in which improbable coincidences happen, or muh meaningfullness because they love or treasure it. It is always either that, or the opposite. What a dull circle of existence! And this dull circle is the sum total of those who do not game’s jabbering. And this is all based on the false idea that something has value because it is singular.

I would be content to let these be, but they have to constantly be trying to pry their fingers into my world. “Why don’t you get a job? Why don’t you get back together with Sheena? Why don’t you take a shower? Why don’t you lose some weight? Come on, time’s a wastin’”. I wish the world and time WOULD waste away.

They just cannot stop themselves from putting their singular false consciousness on me. Some days, it really triggers my ptsd and I have to play Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods: Part 1on ultra nightmare just to stay normal. And they fill my mind up with this filth, and yet my gaming life is totally meaningless to them. They don’t care about my rankings in Dota or Fortnite. When I tell them how many hours I have put into Dark Souls 2 they look at me with sad concern. That’s it, that’s the thing that disgusts me, that fucking look, like they are so much better with their rich collection of irrepeatable experiences in singular places with singular individuals. But I can tell they are lying by the way they try to photograph and video as much of this singularity. Why do they do this?

Because they are attempting to make the passing moment infinite and repeatable. All human action strives toward being like a videogame. By their own action, I can see their lack of faith in the fleeting moment. It needs to be bolstered up just to make it worth doing.

And yet, they go on waging an endless war of invalidation against us gamers, mostly through capitalism. They have manipulated history to put monetary pressure on gamers. If you don’t work, you don’t eat; if you don’t eat, you don’t shit; if you don’t shit, you die. They have used this sophism to create a false consciousness which ‘others’ gamers and legitimizes starving us. In fact, the cruelty is the point.

How many games have been ruined because of financial concerns? Answer: ALL the bad ones. Any game that is rushed or has content cut is a victim of monetary concern. Money is used as a pretext to inflict cruelty on gamers and to rob them of existence. Even worse, we can see by the many recurrent failures of game preservation that there are many who are indifferent at best, and sadistic at worst toward gamers. Failure to preserve games is an attempt to erase gamers. The first step in a genocide is allowing history to be erased. This is exactly what the Nazis did, and if you think I am making this up, just ask any random person, “Does it bother you that the only legal way to play Metroid Fusion is on the Wii U store, and Nintendo is trying to cancel even that?” I promise, You will see their true colours.

So you will forgive me, Papa, if I deign not to answer “Are ya winning son?” I know what you really want. Incidentally, the whole premise of this question is an absolutely infuriating display of bad faith.

The premise is that if I am winning in a game I will able to transfer that ability to ‘real life’, so the false consciousness presupposition is built INTO the question.

Plus winning is highly overrated. While pwning n00bs does give the old cpu a nice boost, it’s not it. Neither is it about high scores, though those aspire to be infinite. What it all comes down to is time.

The feeling of time passing makes my skin crawl, like I am being slowly encircled and squeezed by a serpent. I want the perfect game, the game that will kill time once and for all. Oh games, take me again into your womb and undo me to nothing but semen, or if not, smother me beneath your pendulous bosoms!

This is also why I am so intolerant of flaws in games, because anything that takes me out of the immersion reminds me of my decaying body and brain, and thus, time. If a game is anything less than 120 fps, it is like being itself that is slipping back into primal chaos and I can see cthulhu stretching eternity and sticking me with time. Graphical flaws in general remind me of my eyes and these my body and the serpent of time devouring me. In general, all flaws break immersion and make me fall again into this disgusting world of time and body. A corpse is viler than a dunghill. This world of body and time and people who mocked my asthma fill me with revulsion.

Good old games are a bit of a tricky area because a game must match what it was in my memory plus nostalgia. A bad remaster is a corrupted eternity and this is, by definition, hell.

And don’t even get me started on Nintendo, who go out of their way to remind me of time, “maybe you should take a break.” What really gets me heaving is their business practices. Just like every company, they are only in it for the money. No one has a pure motivation. The whole industry is like this, just filled with whiners whining about non-existent hours and their yolo lives and yolo loved ‘ones’. I have seen the vacancy of their world since I crossed my first uni directional highway in the first level of Frogger. The whole industry is based on the idea of winning in the so called ‘real world.’ This world is set forever against my existence. And so, those who are of this impure world are set against me. Against non-gamers, I declare eternal enmity.

Gamers, I call you from out the world, into the world of games and images. Baptize your senses in 24k 120 fps and burn away the encrusted impurities. There is no place in this world for you, and there never was. But if we strive, maybe one day there will be no place or time in this world for this world, and our purified souls will be free to dwell forever on gaming ambrosia.

Sounds like you're not coping with life outside of gaming very well, OP.

Gaming is a fun hobby and can be a mild form of escapism if used in a healthy way. For you, however, OP, I'd question whether perhaps you're putting too much of yourself into using gaming as a way to escape the challenges and people in your life.

Life can be hard. And we all find a way to cope with the difficulties of it. But we need to ask ourselves seriously whether our coping mechanisms are long-term helping us or hindering us.

For you to develop such strong feelings against people who don't engage positively with your hobby, I would question if perhaps your way of dealing with the challenges you're facing outside gaming is hindering you overall?

Your life shouldn't have to be driven by the expectations that others place on you. But you should certainly have personally derived goals and passions outside of gaming that confers on you responsibilities that you're happy to take on because of the sense of personal accomplishment you derive from engaging with them.

I would suggest you explore this a little more, taking a bit of time away from gaming if necessary and especially oft toxic forums like this one.

Try to forgive the people in your life that don't see the value or benefits to you of your gaming hobby. You know well the importance gaming has in maintaining your mental health. That's all that matters. But you also should make sure you're engaging with gaming in a healthy way too and not putting too much of yourself into it, because this hobby also can and will disappoint you, sometimes even more so than the people in your life.
 
And this is one of the reasons I generally don’t like gamers.

People like different things, is that so hard for your tiny brain to grasp?
 
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nkarafo

Member
What about people who claim they play videogames but all they do is kill time in the bus with shitty phone apps?
 

Phunkydiabetic

Gold Member
The way I see it, the world’s value can be summed up in one word: yolo. Shakespeare, Leonardo, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe are so treasured because they are singular, so too are life and nature.

I reject this. What, is value the dream of a shadow, coming as quickly as it goes? No. Value is in being infinite and being infinitely renewed. Infinite game overs, infinite continues.

In my lived experience, those who don’t play games are forever jabbering about their ‘unique’ experiences, their relationship with their busty gf, a funny story in which improbable coincidences happen, or muh meaningfullness because they love or treasure it. It is always either that, or the opposite. What a dull circle of existence! And this dull circle is the sum total of those who do not game’s jabbering. And this is all based on the false idea that something has value because it is singular.

I would be content to let these be, but they have to constantly be trying to pry their fingers into my world. “Why don’t you get a job? Why don’t you get back together with Sheena? Why don’t you take a shower? Why don’t you lose some weight? Come on, time’s a wastin’”. I wish the world and time WOULD waste away.

They just cannot stop themselves from putting their singular false consciousness on me. Some days, it really triggers my ptsd and I have to play Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods: Part 1on ultra nightmare just to stay normal. And they fill my mind up with this filth, and yet my gaming life is totally meaningless to them. They don’t care about my rankings in Dota or Fortnite. When I tell them how many hours I have put into Dark Souls 2 they look at me with sad concern. That’s it, that’s the thing that disgusts me, that fucking look, like they are so much better with their rich collection of irrepeatable experiences in singular places with singular individuals. But I can tell they are lying by the way they try to photograph and video as much of this singularity. Why do they do this?

Because they are attempting to make the passing moment infinite and repeatable. All human action strives toward being like a videogame. By their own action, I can see their lack of faith in the fleeting moment. It needs to be bolstered up just to make it worth doing.

And yet, they go on waging an endless war of invalidation against us gamers, mostly through capitalism. They have manipulated history to put monetary pressure on gamers. If you don’t work, you don’t eat; if you don’t eat, you don’t shit; if you don’t shit, you die. They have used this sophism to create a false consciousness which ‘others’ gamers and legitimizes starving us. In fact, the cruelty is the point.

How many games have been ruined because of financial concerns? Answer: ALL the bad ones. Any game that is rushed or has content cut is a victim of monetary concern. Money is used as a pretext to inflict cruelty on gamers and to rob them of existence. Even worse, we can see by the many recurrent failures of game preservation that there are many who are indifferent at best, and sadistic at worst toward gamers. Failure to preserve games is an attempt to erase gamers. The first step in a genocide is allowing history to be erased. This is exactly what the Nazis did, and if you think I am making this up, just ask any random person, “Does it bother you that the only legal way to play Metroid Fusion is on the Wii U store, and Nintendo is trying to cancel even that?” I promise, You will see their true colours.

So you will forgive me, Papa, if I deign not to answer “Are ya winning son?” I know what you really want. Incidentally, the whole premise of this question is an absolutely infuriating display of bad faith.

The premise is that if I am winning in a game I will able to transfer that ability to ‘real life’, so the false consciousness presupposition is built INTO the question.

Plus winning is highly overrated. While pwning n00bs does give the old cpu a nice boost, it’s not it. Neither is it about high scores, though those aspire to be infinite. What it all comes down to is time.

The feeling of time passing makes my skin crawl, like I am being slowly encircled and squeezed by a serpent. I want the perfect game, the game that will kill time once and for all. Oh games, take me again into your womb and undo me to nothing but semen, or if not, smother me beneath your pendulous bosoms!

This is also why I am so intolerant of flaws in games, because anything that takes me out of the immersion reminds me of my decaying body and brain, and thus, time. If a game is anything less than 120 fps, it is like being itself that is slipping back into primal chaos and I can see cthulhu stretching eternity and sticking me with time. Graphical flaws in general remind me of my eyes and these my body and the serpent of time devouring me. In general, all flaws break immersion and make me fall again into this disgusting world of time and body. A corpse is viler than a dunghill. This world of body and time and people who mocked my asthma fill me with revulsion.

Good old games are a bit of a tricky area because a game must match what it was in my memory plus nostalgia. A bad remaster is a corrupted eternity and this is, by definition, hell.

And don’t even get me started on Nintendo, who go out of their way to remind me of time, “maybe you should take a break.” What really gets me heaving is their business practices. Just like every company, they are only in it for the money. No one has a pure motivation. The whole industry is like this, just filled with whiners whining about non-existent hours and their yolo lives and yolo loved ‘ones’. I have seen the vacancy of their world since I crossed my first uni directional highway in the first level of Frogger. The whole industry is based on the idea of winning in the so called ‘real world.’ This world is set forever against my existence. And so, those who are of this impure world are set against me. Against non-gamers, I declare eternal enmity.

Gamers, I call you from out the world, into the world of games and images. Baptize your senses in 24k 120 fps and burn away the encrusted impurities. There is no place in this world for you, and there never was. But if we strive, maybe one day there will be no place or time in this world for this world, and our purified souls will be free to dwell forever on gaming ambrosia.

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Daily Cringe Quota -> Achieved
 

Mossybrew

Member
One of the batshit craziest things I've read on GAF and I honestly can't tell if OP is sincere or the entire screed is a huge joke. I'm just gonna walk away and forget this ever happened.
 
What OP is actually saying is: I hate people judge me solely based on my hobby - Video Game

This would sound much more mature at the same time expressing the same frustration

The way OP act often reflected in groups that prefer other hobby, for example people love novel as a hobby often look down on gamer, but people will look pass that, this just shows the stigma attached to video game is still ongoing. So by pushing a narrative in a reverse fashion do have benefit for gamer as a whole, whether its right or wrong is another story.

Edit: For those people that come to NeoGaf (a game forum) but pretend they don't like video game that much, all I have to say to you is: There is nothing more pathetic than the ones that look down on its own hobby because the fear of stigma, people that forces themselves to say something against his/her true feelings are cowards, in this regard I have to give credit to the OP, despite it was acted in an immature fashion, at least he/she had the guts to spit out his true feeling even if it means to withstand backlash in a public space.
 
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Thabass

Gold Member
I was going to read this thread and then I saw the wall of text. Now, I'm just going to say:

Get the fuck over it, you fucking nerd.
 

rofif

Gold Member
You’re damn right. Stupid words and shittiy motionless pictures. Books are way past their due date. Time to upgrade to vr.
I know you are trolling but books only exist because technical limitations in past history.
I am not saying there is no place for books now. Of course there is and it is a good time to relax for a longer time with a story.
And the only limitation is paper - so the author can go crazy with imagination and ideas. Which might not initially be possible to do in a movie or game.
The proof is that some books make for great movies or games.

After I said all that - I am still not a reader and I don't like reading books. That's it. But the stigma about it is really annoying. Entertainment books =/= intelligent.
 

protonion

Member
I don't hate non gamers of course, but l am kind of sad for them.

When I meet new people and start to talk hobbies, I mention video games and they are like "I played this game for a bit one million years ago". Usually an online game or a PS1 game back then when gaming exploded.

Ok, and then?
Do they have any idea what they are missing?
What medium comes even close to the entertainment a good game can provide?

Almost as weird as someone not watching movies or stopping watching after hitting puberty.


Life without gaming is a life wasted.

And I have sex regularly by the way.
 

Fredrik

Gold Member
When I meet new people and start to talk hobbies, I mention video games and they are like "I played this game for a bit one million years ago". Usually an online game or a PS1 game back then when gaming exploded.

Ok, and then?
Do they have any idea what they are missing?
No I don’t think so.
Reminds me of a coworker who was always kinda laughing at me if I told my playtime for a game, thought I wasted my time. Then when I showed a gameplay video from Uncharted 4, the Madagaskar level, he couldn’t stop asking how it looked when you actually play. I don’t know how many times I had to repeat that this is how it looks when you’re playing. He went completely silent. Looked shocked. Like his mind couldn’t even begin to process what he was looking at and what I was saying. Turns out the last time he bothered to even look at a video game was in the 80s on Commodore 64.
 
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Batiman

Member
I feel like everyone can enjoy some kind of video game. I know a lot of people stay away from them because they know they’ll just get hooked and get nothing done. I personally dislike most people that make video games their whole existence
 

22•22

Doesnt need recognition
I like the way your mind works Scotty W Scotty W regardless of subject matter.. Just glad you're choosing videogames I stead I'd alchohol and benzodiazepines. Although those make a nice trifecta

Some of us indeed want espace and when we choose such we want it 200%. Perfect as you more or less say. I compliment the lack of videogame immersion with drugs but its still lacking
 
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MagiusNecros

Gilgamesh Fan Annoyance
You could overzealously play videogames that you enjoy, work out at home without being annoyed at people, going to walks at the park and working at your job to fund the hobby you enjoy.

You don't need to hate people even if 95% on average suck. But you also don't need to care about what they think of how you spend your time. Fuck em. If you enjoy what you do it isn't a waste of time.

So needless to waste energy on other people when you can just focus on yourself.
 
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