Is toxic positivity killing gaming?

Everyone talks about how people are too negative in regards to gaming but honestly I think toxic positivity is a bigger problem.

Anyone who either critiques a new game or doesn't call it the best game ever is attacked and bombarded.

Only positivity is allowed in modern gaming discourse. A game is either a masterpiece, or the worst game ever. No in-between

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's because zoomers have grown up on nothing but shite so when something mid comes out they think it's a masterpiece. You can't blame them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not sure it has anything to do with zoomers, but if it does, it's the fact that they grew up with nothing but praise and encouragement. You're not allowed to say anything negative about anything anymore, not even constructive criticism.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the participation trophy shit started with millennials and got worse with zoomers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True. That's probably how it is now. Depressing times we live in when people are lecturing you for feeling entitled to a good product

        "Well actually you're not entitled to anything!"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Basically this.
        >Play BG3
        >Yeah man it is a fun game but it kinda shows its wear in Act 2 & 3.
        >Dude why do you always have to view something through a constructive class!?
        >Why don't you like anything
        >Uh I said it's a fun game?
        >No you didn't you were just talking about xyz in Act 2 & 3
        >Never admit they're wrong either
        Befriending zoomers is a literally mistake they have short attention spans, and hate when you give constructive criticism. They're pussyfoot gays who need a good beating
        t. millenialchad

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          *glass
          its fucking over for me

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          As a gen z myself most gen z have a crippling low IQ unfortunately. I've always befriended older people because I could never handle the stupidity

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sucks to read that doggie.
            I would extend a seat for you at my table.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I've always befriended older people
            Newsflash gay you are being groomed, next stage for you are hormone blockers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >because zoomers
      >something mid

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >zoomers zoomers zoomers
      It's millennials you fucking retarded shit. I bet you yourself are a millennial considering how fucking retarded shit are. I myself am a millennial and hate my generation because it's incredibly giving retarded and had no standards at all.
      Zoomers are in an age range of 15-25, they have next to no influence at all yet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zoomers have influence because they're catered to, you stupid retard.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Social media influence. They have all the influence.

        Yeah, there's way too much toxic positity, but what really grinds my gears are fence sitters who insert themselves into conversations just for engagement.
        >yeah ok the devs aren't listening and you guys are sometimes irrationally mad BUUUUUUTTTTT I'm not here to tell you what game to play, I think there are a lot of issues and the community could afford to be better BUUUUUTTTTTRR let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂
        Wish I could smash their smarmy faces in with a hammer. I'm so sick of it, I respect a bootlicker more than a fencesitter.

        Those are just people profiting off the drama.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Zoomers are in an age range of 15-25, they have next to no influence at all yet.
        FIFA proves the 12-20 age group has enough influence to float EA by itself despite all its other failings. Always has. Despite each game being a clone, because cloning works on newer audiences. Not to mention marketing catering and social media and tik tok shit.
        Shut the fuck up you ignorant dumb uneducated bitch.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah thos is true. I mean look at the soijak. It's literally based off of the average millennial who wakes up in the morning to eat cereal and smoke dude weed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gaming is basically at the same point movies are aka regurgitating the same tried and true formulas because anything new is too risky. During the early 2000s you had this huge surge of original and new ideas for games.

      >toxic positivity
      It's just leftists protecting their establishment retard. Just as they were anti rich, anti corporations, and anti government. Now they're suddenly rich, pro government patriots, and corpo bootlickers. Why? obviously because said establishments are now outwardly leftists and push leftist social ideology. Leftists protect all game that bend the knee, especially AAA, regardless of quality or flaw, because they perceive any attack on these titles or criticism of them as an attack or criticism on their ideology (which is the main culprit of why modern games are mostly shit)

      You guys want positivity as well, just want nothing but unabashed praised for your negative takes on games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anyone who criticizes a game always sucks at it without exception. It's why I couldn't watch game grumps anymore. Just stfu, loser. Git gud.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No. I want people to be honesr and objective.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The honest and objective answer is only platformers and racers are good and most of them are beyond genuine criticism.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think this year has been pretty decent, some solid releases, and at least one more release that I’m personally super excited for (DQM3). That tweet was more in response to doomer shooter players, who have been whining forever that they keep getting the same game over and over (and keep buying it).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well the thing is they're right to an extent. When it comes to the biggest budget titles they're all very much the same. Game companies don't wanna take risk anymore when it comes to video games. They only do what's safe and popular and copy the recent trends.

      Most indie games just copy old games as well.

      Creativity is basically dead.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its a cycle, in the 70s money men saw gaming and were like yeees so a lot of shitty titles were pushed to the point where shit games were the norm and the market nearly collapsed. The moneymen left because their soulless models of business dont work on gaming and gaming thrived for a while until it got so big again it attracted the money men again who then start pushing shit again but this time through tried and tested brand names which made it last a few years longer then what happened in the 70s. Again they are finding out that their maximum profit minimal investment models once again do not work on gaming
        Money men will run away from gaming and it will thrive again

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Acronym that only he knows
      Why do gays do this?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he sees DQ and doesn't know immediately off the bat it's dragon's quest
        do you play western trash only or were you just born yesterday?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The state of gaming is still better than movies and anime

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gaming is basically at the same point movies are aka regurgitating the same tried and true formulas because anything new is too risky. During the early 2000s you had this huge surge of original and new ideas for games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And everybody hated those.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's because AA developed games are too risky for publishers. Indies have taken the place of it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          O shit the fuck up,majority of indie games look and play like SHIT.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Just like all AAAs, but indies don't spend millions over millions to suck

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're so beyond retarded I would break your skull if I ever met you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        movies have that problem because Hollywood has a near monopoly on distribution. With gaming there exist indie devs and AA devs who still come up with new ideas

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Only if you play AAA

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is a seductive idea that's easy to fall into. that graphicsgoons are the real reason behind gaming's decline, that wagies need companies to retroactively justify their poor personal finance habbits in spending 70% of their disposable income on a flashy rig. and that the costs of meeting those expectations choke out everything else.

        but it isn't the case

        gaming just got popular. if the field was still about the kinds of people who play tabletop games like warhammer and shit, then you'd still have deep cerebral games that weren't all the same being put out. but its mainstream now. that means big lights flashy ooo oo aaa aa shiny. thats why you gatekeep your hobbies.

        you watch how fast turned based strategy turns into slop thanks to bg3.

        and i don't mean that in the "oh its already shit man" sense. i mean you watch how it gets turned universally into red/green/blue rock paper scissors in the next 5 years. i promise you, its coming.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >thats why you gatekeep your hobbies.
          This sounds good on paper, but not a single one of you can ever explain how on fucking earth is anyone supposed to gatekeep a hobby literally anyone can have access to without you having any ability to stop it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Easy. We should've harshly and decisively told all the shitters who had no actual interest in our hobbies and only wanted to "subvert" them to fuck off instead of going "um guys isn't it a GOOD thing that things are more popular now?"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the same way graphicsgoons flip the fuck out over any minor annoyance, you take that approach with companies you have supported when they try and normieize it. if they release some dumbed down version to get people in, if they release a game with easy mode, you boycott it with the same fervour that the graphics/performance retards mass review bomb devs over the slightist nitpick.

            you give people the resources to learn how participate in your hobby if they are like minded individuals, but you don't go and create a retarded youtube channel explaining all the lore or mechanics to people in a dumbed down way that is going to lead to them bitching at the devs/creators/etc to dumb it down for them in 3 months time.
            You don't write some big loser wiki for exactly the same reason. You don't explain the shit to people on Ganker.
            theres still a gate in gatekeeping, some people do get it in, but they should be people who enjoy the same shit and are willing to put in the time to learn it properly.

            thats what happens. shortform youtubers and wiki give lazy enough to be able to start playing, they are lazy or not that interested, they start complaining to the publishers or whatever, it gets turned into watered down slop. thats ALWAYS how it happens.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wanted to argue but yeah you're completely correct
      there has been maybe a small handful of interesting new anime in the past decade and filmmaking as an industry been maximum overcucked for even longer with hardly anything to show for it

      Gaming is basically at the same point movies are aka regurgitating the same tried and true formulas because anything new is too risky. During the early 2000s you had this huge surge of original and new ideas for games.

      gaming today is nowhere near as bad as film. people were literally applauding The Menu as some sort of "ahh finally, a real movie!" witty take on the genre
      barring a renaissance it's actually just over for movies
      in 2023 vidya had
      >BG3 which, regardless of your taste, was a game the devs clearly gave a fuck about and wanted to be fun
      >AC6, the revival of a dead IP that happened simply because the bro in charge wanted more robots and made enough money to make it happen
      >ToTK, the same Zelda thing again and again but at the end of the day their main focus was making a game that's fun to play
      there are more depending on your tastes but these are some obvious examples. passion still exists in small niches here and there for vidya; it is completely exhausted for film not counting indie stuff because I simply don't have time to wade through the bullshit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Balders Gate 3 is literally the meal. People are acting like it's some sort of "ahh finally, a real game!" Revolutionary take on the genre when games like dragon age origins released years ago and were better.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          re-read my post slowly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The state of gaming is still better than movies and anime

        These. But that's not surprising. That's always been what the future will be.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        BG3
        devs only cared about thir shitty fetishes in that "game"

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a first post covid year, everything that was delayed during 2 years released in 2023, but it's not 1998 or 2004 or even 2011

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2015-2022 has been dry.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bloodborne, Sekino, Elden Ring some of the best games ever
        But yes only one good studio left
        Maybe Path of Exile 2 will deliver

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          From soft created a new style of games but unfortunately their creativity is starting to rot away as well. Armored Core 6 took a lot of inspiration from souls games over older armored core games.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't care about mechashit
            Their creativity has not gone anywhere in their Souls games, Elden Ring delivered beyond all expectations and its expansion and their next Souls title will again be something incredible

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Their creativity has not gone anywhere in their Souls games
              lmao what? ER is easily the safest, blandest and least ambitious souls game yet. even Dark Souls 3 which people complained about being samey, introduced a couple new interesting mechanics like blue estus and weapon arts, which ER just reused

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Elden ring has mounted combat, weapon arts being transferrable, spirit ashes, jumping as both a combat and traversal mechanic, crafting, physique flasks and of course the game is structured differently due to an open world.

                To say it didn't do anything new is retarded

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Most of those are taken from the safest modern video game blueprint aka an open world game™.
                And we are reaching new lows when such things as adding a jump button to a game and offline summons that can be used anywhere is called creativity

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Outright lie
                Elden Ring has the largest amount of new mechanics and design philosophy of any Souls game so far
                It did a fuckton of cool new things

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          All of those you mentioned wouldn’t crack the top ten in any year between 1998-2008. Lower quality and quantity. The PS5 has been out for a couple of years now yet only has had one good exclusive in God of War 8. The major western and Japanese studios are creatively bankrupt. Elden Ring was Dark Souls 7. It’s only a few Eastern European plus Mount and Blade that released new and interesting titles. We are lucky to get 1 or 2 good titles a year now.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Cope, they absolutely would have been considered god tier in the golden era of games as well
            They are by far quality over quantity design, even the 150 hour game Elden Ring, which makes it the first really long game where all the content is high quality

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >where all the content is high quality

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Path of Exile 2

          Retarded? Or just semen addict aka Ruthless player?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2008-2022 has been dry
        ftfy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This. 2007 was the last major year, in my eyes. 1997 - 2007 being the peak period, and everything else happening becoming shittier afterwards. 2012 was the real start of stagnation and trash, though. Compare 2012 - 2022 to times before, and it's just pitiful.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Blame the constant push for better graphic.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I find it funny when the people saying gaming is dead always name dogshit AAA games from 2007 - 2013 as examples of good games. Literally the dark ages of video games. Not saying it's much better now but at least it isn't "we want the Call of Duty audience" for every single game sans Dark Souls.

            funny how everyone agrees that 2007 was the last great year
            i wonder what happened in 2008

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >2008
              king bro and big mike

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nuance is just too hard.
    nobody wants to hear that
    >baldurs gate 3 has very compelling narrative and the combat is mostly a step up from DOS2, but the game is filled with writer's barely disguised fetishes and the scope is overly ambitious. it needed more time in the oven or to be a tad shorter or both
    because that's too much work to type out. people want to hear muh shadowcuck muh PRONOUNS

    and if that's the only thing anyone ever hears, or the person never played DOS2 or hasn't even made it to the 2nd act of BG3, they are just going to deflect all criticism as coming from incels and act like the game is perfect

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Truth. Most people are simple minded. They want everything to be completely black and white with simple answers. They won't even care about the game in a few years.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BG3 is so far above every other game out there in nearly every aspect though, that it seems absurd to focus on the flaws. You are not unique or intelligent for being able to criticize.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's just another larian game tbh. I think the dice rolls are gay. sometimes you reload a fight and just win easily when you struggled before. but I do like the hard resources vs cooldowns.
        also the resource management required for long rests is really cool and I wish they leaned into it more (i know that i am in the minority here)
        maybe the narrative and choices matter shit is better than divinity but i haven't really paid much attention to it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's bizarre seeing how people discuss it. RPGs have basically been shit for decades because of how little interaction was typically possibly in them, so now a game releases with essentially an order of magnitude more layered interaction than other RPGs, but people seem to not care because they're so used to RPGs being shit in this way and glorified quest/combat encounter vending machines with occasional menu choices that they barely even bother to explore the shit you can actually do because they don't understand what the game is even doing.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's kinda interesting because the best part of the game (Act 1) has essentially been finished for what, 3 years now? Act 2 is middling, Act 3 has some cool bits, and a lot of meh stuff. It may be that you kinda struggle a bit (or are more likely to) in act 1, but by Act 2, unless you're really bad at making a good build, you tend to annihilate most opposition.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I love how you're probing the person you're responding to right.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >shitty scanfaces
        >dev's shitty feitishes
        no thanks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is the picrel from bg3?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was in an old friend's discord out of loyalty to my boy of 20 years and I'm the anti goyslop angry gamer I guess. His friends are way too high on every new game recently Harry Potter. Diablo, Texas chainsaw massacre. If you don't go with whatever the new thing is, there are basedcucks that say you're opinion is trash.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gaming is the only thing a ton of these people have to live for so if you insult the new thing you're basically threatening their will to live. It's sad. Also depressing is how nowadays the same people will gladly trash retro games they've never played to prop up the new thing.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there have been plenty of good new games as well as fantastic remakes this year. there have been several high profile shit stains but as a whole 2023 has been a great year for games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "Remakes" even discarding remakes compare this year in gaming to something like 2002 and it's clear we've digressed. (this is 2002 without remakes released that year such as resident evil)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >a bunch of good games and 2 shit games
        sad that the opposite is true now
        for those wondering which games I'm talking about
        gta was always bad and sunshine is trash for mario standards

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >gta was always shit
          just when i think this shithole couldn’t get any worse. what an absolutely moron tier opinion

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            open world has always been garbage it's just what it is
            if you don't make games with any sort of real design you're pretty much making slop
            which is what gta is
            it's always been the main intention of open world to completely avoid actually putting work in and designing a fun game world

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >open world has always been garbage
              Yakuza is pretty good.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sunshine is rushed but has twice the soul of Odyssey. The only Mario game that actually commits to a real aesthetic and tailors its levels around it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed, I actually bought games this year. The core issue are unironically playstation fags praising to high heaven or shitting on any game they do not have, they are the single most obnoxious fanbase on Earth and the most vocal, but hey you have spare time when you do not have games to play.
      Gaming as a whole would be better if all Snoy morons would drop dead and I am being completely serious.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not just PlayStation fanboys, it's Xbox fanboys, Nintendo fanboys and all fanboys.

        Due to terminally online fanboy fags whenever a game comes out that's an exclusive you can never hear actual valid criticism of it because a bunch of people who haven't even played it are bombarding it with shitty reviews. Then the media instead of making it about the fanboys makes it about le evil gamer gate and nothing is fixed or improved in the next games.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, you are a retard, it is only Sony morons who deserve the rope. You too, BTW.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Absolute copium
            Tendies praise every generic slop like botw or TotK into a "10/10"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >plenty of good games
      >"fantastic" remakes
      Objectively wrong.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. This year alone I got
      >Baldur's Gate 3
      >Armored Core 6
      >Pikmin 4
      >Starfield
      >Like a Dragon: Ishin
      >Fire Emblem: Engage
      With more coming up in the next few months. It's been a pretty refreshing year.
      >"B-but _____ isn't good!"
      None of them are actually awful despite Ganker contrarianism and hyperbole.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he bought starfield
        Thanks for contributing to the ongoing destruction of gaming by never holding Todd Howard accountable.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dont forget Baldur's Gate 3.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's unfortunate that there's no way to get this message across clear enough. By the time first official material from Elder Scrolls 6 comes out, Reddit communities for example, will be full of such fervor for the game's release, that no amount of intelligent criticism will ever be considered by anybody. I've tried for almost two decades to be constructive and say what went wrong with the games, but each and every time I just get shouted out, showered with personal insults. Never a straight answer. Called a party pooper.

          THEY DON'T WANT BETHESDA GAMES TO BE BETTER

          It's some twisted drug addiction they are under, where the good stuff comes only from Bethesda, and it is perfect as it is. We can't change it. Any attempt to change is seen an hostile act by a "hater", even though complacency and blatant fanboyism has never in the history of gaming ever improved a game series.

          It's a Freudian nightmare to understand this behavior. Fanboys of billion dollar companies is what psychological horror is made of.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >THEY DON'T WANT BETHESDA GAMES TO BE BETTER
            They were never that good and people liked Oblivion and Skyrim better than Morrowind because you will never convince a normie to use an in game diary or actually track objectives.

            Bethesda games have become progressively less RPG like and more like incompetent shooters, that said, what is it to you? I did not play it, much less buy it. I pretty much gave up on them since FO4 because not only it was a lesser RPG than New Vegas but FO3 as well.
            You will never win over people shouting game bad like a retard so I suggest you find a good game and talk about that instead. Otherwise you are a dime a dozen opiniated gay with the totally original opinion "GAME BAD" and that is also getting REAL tired.

            It is like Star Wars, if you are for some reason stupid enough to still follow that, you are stupid enough to be dismissive of all criticism, therefore is a waste of time to get the message through, meanwhile I get more if I talk about the games I like. Even if it is not great I much rather tell my co-workers about The Expanse which is still better than following Star Wars. You need to give people a point of reference to something at least marginally better, otherwise you are a shouting retard.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You have no idea how endlessly we criticized the level-scaling of Oblivion and then Skyrim. Today it seems like a no-brainer, right? Well, back then, the fanboys actually defended it with tooth and nail. They actually believed it to not be a game-breaking mechanic. Such an oversight from the company that completely destroyed any sense of progression, and these imbeciles couldn't even consider such a blatant fault in the games' design to be worthy of discussions.

              Also, if we hadn't talked about the dishonest removal of Radiant AI from Oblivion, then you would have never even heard it. The fanboys mentally masturbated furiously to the 2005 E3 Oblivion demo and its promises, but by game time it was like none of that even mattered. They were just happy to play whatever Bethesda threw at them. It's unbelievable how unaware they are. And even today, the only people who still remember the screw job of Oblivion, are people who were actually there in 2006. Nobody else seems to care. Wtf? You practically have to be a Bethesda scholar at this stage, with decades of knowledge, in order to keep track of the lies, otherwise the masses of idiots just let it get buried forever.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >any sense of progression
                Actually caring about this in an RPG makes you a pleb who just wants to grind shit to 'feel more powerful' like a cunt.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are not leveling "up" if you don't measure up to anything. A pretty straightforward notion.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, I just don't want to find myself in a situation where I'm a heroic warrior all swagged up in mystical gear and casually just going on trips into a hell dimension then suddenly see that it takes me 30 hours to slay a regular fucking wolf

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Holy retard, couldn't even last 3 posts without dropping his mask.
                Put the poo in the loo, pajeet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Starfield is evidence for the industry's stagnation. Bethesda didn't innovate in any way. They went about implementing space travel in the laziest way... something a developer from the 90's would have done due to technical limitations. There are no such limitations. It's of Bethesda's own doing by refusing to move on from Gamebryo.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Roundhouse kick Snail
        Behead Snail
        Curbstomp Snail

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its killing everything.
    Nothing can be critiqued, ever. It's like everyone is on the verge of committing suicide walking on eggshells pretending to be glowing with happiness at all times. It's a cope & an extremely annoying one.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Its killing everything.
      >Nothing can be critiqued, ever. It's like everyone is on the verge of committing suicide walking on eggshells pretending to be glowing with happiness at all times. It's a cope & an extremely annoying one.

      drama queen

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm one of those people

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe it has something to do with the increase in virginity, loneliness, and mental illness in a certain demographic? Gaming, film, everything becomes the only thing they have to live for so they defend it with their lives. I only notice ginger live action basedjacks and chuds ever becoming so defensive over games. Might be a pattern.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not in a certain demographic, this is pretty much universal with the only difference being what in particular is being treated with toxic positivity. Take boomers for example, they've been like this for their chosen political candidate or party for decades at the minimum.
        I think there's a lot factors at play but I would argue they pretty much all trace back to the hollowness of modernity & by extension dysgenics. It's like everything is a cult of personality where whatever thing is the cult leader can never be critiqued without the person feeling like they're personally under attack.
        I think there's a lot of things at play but chief along them is modernity hollowing out any sense of inborn identity people have & also dysgenics, both directly from unhealthy people breeding, breeding at an older age with more mutations in the sperms & eggs & also from environmental factors like microplastics being in virtually everything we eat.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Again no doubt true. I miss old gaming discourse but now gaming is mainstream and if with it being mainstream the lowest common denominator will share their views as loudly as they can without knowing anything about anything

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah it's basically mob rule for vidya now combined with all the influence being corporate whereas before there was at least somewhat of a balance between enthusiast creators & the money men, a real shit combo.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    shut the fuck up. fuck the discourse. everybody who's talking is an idiot. play shit and enjoy it. if you don't enjoy it, move on to something else. it's that easy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >don't say anything negative about something you otherwise like so nothing improves
      stop it, get some help

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do you honestly think your individual posting on the internet has done anything? it's just banging on the keyboard whining like a bitch.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dang the projection is unreal

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >S-STOP MAKING FUN THE SHIT I LIKE!
          Compelling anon, not at all proving OP's point to a T
          lel

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          individual? no. but if enough individuals weren't scared of criticizing things they like then the devs would indeed take notice.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think if enough people bitch instead of pretending something is flawless there's a much higher chance the flaws will be remedied, there’s countless examples of a sequel of a game being improved because people bitched about it's flaws.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sonic is a series that proves reception effects future quality, same with Halo, or even look at Mario.

          Fan reception has always and will always have an effect on games quality for better or worse.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            lol reminds me of this

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The dunk here is that he’s Asian? It’s not even related to what he’s saying, this is all Twitter brain rotted gays can respond with as if it’s some witty response.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the dunk here is that he's extremely fucking ugly just like that fable moron girl.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That’s what I said

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But its not a valid argument
                So what if he is ugly? Doesn't mean fictional characters especially the heroes should always be ugly, which they are, 100% of the time in modern westoid games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >EVERYONE HAS TO BE UGLY BECAUSE YOU ARE UGLY!
                Brainrot.

                read

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                clean your room

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >EVERYONE HAS TO BE UGLY BECAUSE YOU ARE UGLY!
                Brainrot.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          holy cope

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're on a forum, moron.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, YOU raise your standards or YOU find another hobby to drag down

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you either like a game or you don't, the problem is everybody trying to be a critic and push some narrative about the current industry rather than looking at a game individually

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The truth is the industry is decaying in quality and creativity. That's undeniable if you look at each year's releases or the quality of games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        “I always look for designers who aren't super-passionate game fans,” Mr. Miyamoto said. “I make it a point to ensure they're not just a gamer, but that they have a lot of different interests and skill sets.” Some of the company's current stars had no experience playing video games when they were hired."

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >toxic positivity
    It's just leftists protecting their establishment retard. Just as they were anti rich, anti corporations, and anti government. Now they're suddenly rich, pro government patriots, and corpo bootlickers. Why? obviously because said establishments are now outwardly leftists and push leftist social ideology. Leftists protect all game that bend the knee, especially AAA, regardless of quality or flaw, because they perceive any attack on these titles or criticism of them as an attack or criticism on their ideology (which is the main culprit of why modern games are mostly shit)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ngl intelligent companies for taking advantage of it to deflect criticism. Another reason outside ESG bucks to place woke content in games.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2023 the best ever

    LOL
    LMAO

    2022 alone mogs it.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want more new IPs and ideas. even the seventh gen had a shit ton of new IPs. I think franchises should die after 3-4 games and make way for new franchises. that's how you encourage creativity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Companies don't wanna take a risk with new IPS anymore. Games have become so expensive to make that flopping will lose them ridiculous amounts of money. A better use of funds is making shitty multiplayer games filled with micro trans.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I swear the financial crash killed creativity more than 9/11 did.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most multilayer games can't even achieve the status of fotm, only making a mobile games or remakes for 9/10 hits is not risky today

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          True.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I think toxic positivity is a bigger problem.
    You talk like a gay and your shit is all retarded.
    Also, that fucker is not wrong, there are a ton of good games released this year alone if you are not a trend seeking asshole.
    Call Hating, Bomb Rush Cyberfunk, Trepang2 and System Shock Remaster were released a couple of weeks apart along with Boltgun and I do not know how many good platformers and assorted indie strategy games and that was just this summer.

    There is a new horror German game that is a Blood like type of game with modern graphics on GOG right now that just released. The issue is that this board only talks about reddit pleb shit like BG3 and Starfield. These past years have been great for FPS fans.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These are indie games and remakes aka old content. Indie games are not new games. They just rip off old games. It's been this way since braid.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most of the innovation made in the industry comes from indie developers who are later absorbed or grow into their own independent company.
        You are also dismissing Call Hating and you are a huge fucking gay for that. I bet you never heard of that game before you hypocrite shitstain.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Explain to me why indie devs made innovation outside Minecraft

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Id Software was an indie company and they themselves made more advancements and contributed more to the industry than bigger companies like EA and Sierra.
            Bungie was also indie until MS eventually absorbed them and shit them out and ruined their franchise.

            Meanwhile tell me how just many Battlefield titles have been shat out in the past 8 years alone. The reality is that you are a slop eating retard, simple as.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          absorbtion automatically filtrates innovation

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      indie games are gay and shit and pretty much almost all of them have anything that hasn't been done before but better
      the only reason indies can be good is because they can do something good and unique or revive a dead genre but that is completely thrown to the trash the second the devs are completely raving gays sure you can ignore it but it's still in the game sure it will keep you happy for the moment but the only real solution is AA

      have a nice day

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I COONSUME BIG MEDIA
        >I AM LE SAD
        >WILL ONLY CONSOOM BIG MEDIA
        >WHY HALO NO GOOD NOW 🙁
        Because you are stupid fucking gay that only eats slop and your body has been trying to tell you to quit it but your dopamine receptors are all fucked up, you are over 20 and the COD Rank Up sounds are not doing it anymore, so if anyone here will kill himself, my money is on you champ.

        >"gamings dead"
        >"but only if you ignore all the good games such as Symphony of War or Mechabellum etc."
        A good rule of thumb is that if a turbonormie knows which company made the game, it is a slop game

        This guy got the right idea.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >retard instantly projects that I enjoy AAAslop because I don't like indie garbage
          congrats retardo you won the jack pot of stupid

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >AAAslop
            somewhat unrelated but if "AAA" means big games and studios such as Ubisoft/AssCreed or Activision/CoD, then indie games must be "A" games, but what sort of game is "AA"? Games with a good budget but not millions?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              a game with a modest budget but not a fuck huge budget that is selling it self on appealing to everyone while not really being good

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That can still be either a game from a big studio or an indie game, you are totally retarded. You are miserable without knowing why. You are a weird variation on the archetypical idiot from any 18th century play.

                Some people agonize in their intelligence, but you agonize in your own obliviousness. Nothing worse than an tragic idiot, at least classical idiots were pure and happy, you are an ignorant, putrid, miscreant who feels should be angry because other people told you to. I deeply feel sorry for you but I do feel a sliver of happiness in that people like you will never experience joy, unless they are told to.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >t self on appealing to everyone while not really being good
                That's AAA

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              By AA games I mean games developed by third party companies with a bigger budget but mid quality

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Dismissed all good games
            >"Ha you assume I am only talking about big studio names! Totally not moving goalposts or anything"
            I accept your concession, now about that killing yourself part, do you have a date for it? Because it cannot be soon enough.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              what part about dismissing did I do?
              you named lazy clones of old games that aren't anything special that I have been emulating for years in the past or play them natively these games would have gotten sequels or clones that were made by equally talented devs
              you just don't care about quality and just want to brag about being special

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you named lazy clones of old games that aren't anything special that I have been emulating for years in the past
                Name 5 games like Call Hating and Trepang2, I will wait.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >durrr name 5 x because I'm stupid
                nope I don't think I will just because you burnt yourself out on fear and max payne does not mean just because some new game is the bestest thing ever and isn't just a lazy clone and just because majority of indie fags don't have a budget does not mean it's not lazy
                stop thinking in absolutes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You clearly stated here
                > lazy clones of old games in

                what part about dismissing did I do?
                you named lazy clones of old games that aren't anything special that I have been emulating for years in the past or play them natively these games would have gotten sequels or clones that were made by equally talented devs
                you just don't care about quality and just want to brag about being special

                So name the originals they are based on you piece of shit, you can't because you are a jaded moron with shit taste, you lost, you cannot hold an argument, honestly jam your sausage fingers into your eye sockets and fucking die.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                again you know what they are
                it's why you seek them out
                I don't care what you think

                if you want me to think this is a good year I feel sad for you having such low standards

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No because they are new games, the idea is that you look up them up so you see you are a piece of shit but you are dead set on your worthless opinion looking for some other hecking depressed redditors with shit taste.

                That was the point of it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                could you stop projecting and speak some non broken english? like honestly I don't give a fuck what people think and if me thinking western games have been trash for the last 16 years is just me being some depressed redditor or some shit idk what to say to you man
                but you need help

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I need help finding you and strangling you like a retarded cat.

                Dead simple, the are more indie games doing something new with no analogues despite their reputation for regurgitating SNES era ideas, and even those can be fun at times because they mix it up a little. You however are dead set on hating a medium you do not even know because you play AAA slop and you have not once provided evidence to the contrary.

                > speak some non broken english?
                >I don't give a fuck what people think and if me thinking
                It is not irony, as it is evidence that you are the archetypical redditor who unironically believes he is the depressed wojak in all those youtube videos you most certainly watch.

                You have shit taste, being a jaded downer is not a substitute for a personality, end of story.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                again more projection without any real evidence as to why I would be that way and pointless aggression because I disagree with you
                >dead set on hating a medium
                I'm genuinely concerned for your mental health because you don't make any fucking sense
                how in god's name on earth playing good games from decades ago is dead set on hating the medium
                you talk like a rabid retard with nothing to really say

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                However, I am not concerned for your health at all, get run over by a car and die, you illiterate chimp.
                > playing good games from decades ago is dead set on hating the medium
                I just named in this thread games from few weeks ago that are new and different, I do not believe modern media did this to you as I believe you were dropped on your head as a baby.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                honestly you know what I'm actually starting to think redd*t is good because then I can avoid you
                you cry about literal nonsense that your head made up and still attack me after I explain to you what you think is wrong
                and cry because I don't like whatever indie games you brought up that really aren't anything special
                like wake me up and call me when there's a clone of silent hill that isn't utter shit and isn't a 1:1 rip off

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >like wake me up and call me when there's a clone of silent hill that isn't utter shit and isn't a 1:1 rip off
                So you say indie games are bad because they reuse ideas but you immediately cry out for familiarity? It does not carry the same weight as retard, moron or gay but you sir, you are a hypocrite.

                Also ever tried Obscure or Clocktower, or Haunting Grounds? they are fairly old games but everyone gave up on 3rd person horror with intentionally bad controls and fragile protagonists after Resident Evil 4, I salute Tango Gameworks for at least trying with Evil Within to some degree.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he cannot understand nuance
                >so it makes me a hypocrite
                Yes I have tried those games and enjoyed them quite well besides clock tower because I genuinely don't care for point and clicks
                action games prancing around as horror games is just super retarded

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Listen here you stupid fucking moron, not all indie games are LE 90's retro pixel 2d game and you were not alive when big studio games were any good and you talk like a fucking Hispanic who at most watched some let's play of people playing PS and SNES games and you assume you have seen it all, when the reality is that you are a cock slave for big name studio games who obviously will churn the same title over and over because with multi-million investments comes responsibility.

                You did not even bother to look up any of those games and those are recent, there are pages of pages of new games made by people looking for a new artstyle, type of gameplay or build on upon old games with QoL improvements and you have not provided not the name of any game to use as an example because you will be laugh at when you name drop assassin's creed and Call of duty.

                Just the Grand Strategy genre alone seen like a 10 massive hits in the past 24 months, but you don't play that. I am going to repeat myself, your brain is fucked, you have shit taste, God forbid you step out of your comfort zone and grab a game from a different genre.

                >I emulated in the past
                You emulated fucking F.E.A.R.? Oh goody, xbox or ps2 version? stupid fucker, I swear I get my hands on you I would kill you for being too god damned stupid for this Earth, how or why you were conceived is a mystery.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I enjoy some indie games such as don't starve and I love retro gaming. I just also enjoy criticizing trash.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        not him but you hold opinions that are extremely homosexual in nature. also your sentences are too long, learn how to use punctuation you big black gorilla moron lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          again I enjoy games all the same but matter of the fact is I'd rather be emulating what the indie fag was copying
          if you think that's shit gay that's upto you but I think playing regurgitated games by some literal who with no experience or that much care is even gayer

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not really, Starfield got a lot of negative reception and is probably the biggest release this year.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its 2 sides of the same coin, people have felt the need to exaggerate shit for decades now. nobody wants to hear " this thing was good, but has its fair share of flaws." or "this wasn't very good but had some interesting ideas."

    They want to hear "this was amazing!" or "this was total garbage!" depending on what side of the argument they fall on. Nothing can just be good or mediocre, if it's not a 10 or a 0 then it will just get buried in the algorithm. This is why so many youtubers use exaggerated titles with eye catching thumbnails, because if they dont, nobody is gonna click.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thats also how /v works

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2023 is the best year
    It’s tough being a zoomer

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The average Ganker user is autistic and spoiled, probably used to getting their own way growing up. A well adjusted person says "this game isn't for me" or "it's bad" and move on with their life but Ganker will stifle all discussion of a game, reviewbomb it and try to make the developers go out of business.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"gamings dead"
    >"but only if you ignore all the good games such as Symphony of War or Mechabellum etc."
    A good rule of thumb is that if a turbonormie knows which company made the game, it is a slop game

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm so glad that the people that use Ganker will forever be unhappy. I'm having so much fun in the void stranger threads 2023 is the best year for gaming

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I heckin love le hype!! The game is shit but it's so fun TALKING about the game!!
      Literal zoomer behavior lmao

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tend to ignore any videos that use wojaks in them. It's a dead giveaway that its a shit opinion.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ima be real, I'm a boomer gamer who think its 1998 was the last good year in gaming and its been all downhill since. But this year has actually been kinda crazy. Even with all the woke games like Starfield and Baldurs Gate

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Larp.

      It's because conservatives are not playing games. If they are they are not buying new games. Zoomers are the reason why we have pronounce, transgender characters, ugly character models, ect... they are a generation that have been brainwashed by the educational system to believe this shit IA important. The pronounce garbage is only accepted because zoomers. All our games are for gays because we have an entire generation of gays. They are people that don't work, they love off the state or their parents. Real people are too busy trying to survive they don't ha e time to give a shit about 70 dollar video games. Nobody would accept baldurs gate 3 or Stanfield as good games just 10 years ago.

      True.

      BG3 is so far above every other game out there in nearly every aspect though, that it seems absurd to focus on the flaws. You are not unique or intelligent for being able to criticize.

      Have you played dragon age origins. Mogs it into oblivion.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm glad that my "bg3 = dragon age origins 2" meme has taken off so well but please don't try to overdo it like this, nobody really falls for it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dragon age origins has more content and is more finished than Balders Gate 3.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            again man you're kind of laying it on too thick, people won't fall for it you need to be a bit more subtle

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's because conservatives are not playing games. If they are they are not buying new games. Zoomers are the reason why we have pronounce, transgender characters, ugly character models, ect... they are a generation that have been brainwashed by the educational system to believe this shit IA important. The pronounce garbage is only accepted because zoomers. All our games are for gays because we have an entire generation of gays. They are people that don't work, they love off the state or their parents. Real people are too busy trying to survive they don't ha e time to give a shit about 70 dollar video games. Nobody would accept baldurs gate 3 or Stanfield as good games just 10 years ago.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      zoomers are not the ones in charge, retard

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn't matter, younger people are the loudest voice and the ones that give a shit and get most offended. The garden gnomes put LGBT shit in these games because they know half the young people identify as they them and bisexuality

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zoomers are literal NPCs. Any other generation would've mocked and laughed at current day agendas but gen z eats it up because social media tells them to.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You are right, but any other generation would be compeltely retarded and worthless too is raised by social media

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They are the main and loudest audience, retard

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          they aren't though and if they were half the games wouldn't even have the graphics whoring there is
          you're simply mentally retarded
          the biggest zoomer game of the last decade was minecraft

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wholly un true, every launch has back lash to the woke shit in games if you go to places where discussion isnt censored. Theres a swath of conservative gamers who want to throw their money at something, anything. But communists keep infiltrating companies and shoving poison pills into everything

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Make it work and if the game gets backlas

        >durrr name 5 x because I'm stupid
        nope I don't think I will just because you burnt yourself out on fear and max payne does not mean just because some new game is the bestest thing ever and isn't just a lazy clone and just because majority of indie fags don't have a budget does not mean it's not lazy
        stop thinking in absolutes

        h you can just blame le racists

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True
        I'm not going to bend to modern shit. No matter how samll the pozz

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's because conservatives are not playing games.
      false
      >If they are they are not buying new games.
      true
      >Zoomers are the reason why we have pronounce, transgender characters, ugly character models, ect...
      Millennials introduced that shit but yeah, Zoomers embraced it.
      >they are a generation that have been brainwashed by the educational system to believe this shit IA important.
      That is the same with every generation, the only change is what they're being brainwashed to believe.
      >The pronounce garbage is only accepted because zoomers.
      Again, Millennials bear the blame also
      >All our games are for gays because we have an entire generation of gays.
      It isn't just zoomers retard.
      >They are people that don't work, they love off the state or their parents.
      Plenty of Zoomers work, try buying a house as a working class family in this economy.
      >Real people are too busy trying to survive they don't ha e time to give a shit about 70 dollar video games.
      This can be said about literally any hobby/vice
      >Nobody would accept baldurs gate 3 or Stanfield as good games just 10 years ago.
      retard, Baldurs Gate 3 is overrated as shit but it is by no means slop/shit and Starfield would be sucked off even worse than it is right now because that was before Bethesda fucked everything up.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers are 30 years old

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    destiny isn't "mature" there's not even any blood.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2004 mogs every recent year

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah we know but we've come a long way since the year that Geoff Keighley decided the best game of the year was Dragon Age Inquisition. What a shitty time for gaming, I think that was the year after TLOU and Bioshock Infinite, just a godawful trench of barrel scraping

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not just gaming, it's also on health issues like obesity or academics with affirmative action
    it basically enables mediocrity amd corporations love that because they don't have to put any effort and consumers will do the online defense for free

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gaming is all about doom posting now, I used to enjoy it a lot but in the last few years I've come to understand that things really aren't as bad as people make them out to be

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're talking like one of the voices the apperoid queen at the end of Star Fox Assault used to try to get fox to join them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >pretty much every studio that used to make games shut down
      >all that is left are big companies that have been destroying gaming for years
      >they all just care about milking gamers dry and chasing the "next big thing", not making a genuinely good game
      >gaming infiltrated by people who hate gamers and gaming and want to destroy it from the inside while making games aimed only at themselves (Saints Row, Validate, Dustborn)
      >constant normalisation of garbage like DLC bullshit, live service, game pass and always online
      >games don't push for innovation and don't set new standards, rather they're not only stagnating but regressing - you won't find any of the polish, creativity, attention to detail or actual passion games used to have
      >requirements keep skyrocketing, all to sustain games that look heavily outdated both on the graphics and technical level
      >games are made like shit because they keep getting outsorced to pajeets
      >and then there are millions of toxic positive retards like you that go "N-noooo it's not so bad, everything is great and modern games are awesome, the problem is you and you should leave" to assure that nothing ever changes about it, companies are never held to any standards or expectations and that devs are never held accountable

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly. This is so insufferable. You can't even have a conversation about a game's quality without them targeting you. They can't actually defend the games quality outside making broad objective statements like "GAME GOOD!"

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, notice how toxic positice retards are unable to actually explain why a game they like is good.
          >it's fun
          >its kino
          >its good because journalist praise it like they are paid to do
          >its good because sponsored ecelebs said so
          >its good because its selling millions, which is what marketing campaigns cause
          >its good because everyone is playing is
          >I play it to make you mad
          >it's good because... it just is, ALRIGHT? Jesus christ leave me alone doomposting sissie

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >leave me alone doomposting sissie

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            KEK! Exactly. They can never answer. They probably don't even like the games, they're just pretending to

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Some spastic on Ganker starts repeating buzzwords or copypasta about why a game I find enjoyable is bad/the devil
            >explain what I like/dislike/etc
            >nothing changes and they continue to repeat what they said previously
            >in the future decide to just say it's good/fun because wasting my breath trying to convince someone who already (and often without even playing it) decided the game was bad that they're wrong
            You often find what you look for, if naught else.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/7aq7uK0.png

            Everyone talks about how people are too negative in regards to gaming but honestly I think toxic positivity is a bigger problem.

            Anyone who either critiques a new game or doesn't call it the best game ever is attacked and bombarded.

            Only positivity is allowed in modern gaming discourse. A game is either a masterpiece, or the worst game ever. No in-between

            Pretty funny self-own to call yourself a sissy

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >angry at a black rock on the sidewalk
              What is this a reference to?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                4chan mentality ruined an entire generation men.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >wojak moron

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This is me but I smoke weed to cope.

              4chan mentality ruined an entire generation men.

              No that was the "fiery but peaceful protests" while a "deadly" virus was circulating

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See this is what I mean, you just aren't having fun anymore

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I am having fun when I play some indies, games from the past years or shit from GoG. But retards like you have insisted on sucking the actual enjoyment out of gaming by hating on anybody who has actual standards and expectations, constantly partaking in hype and astroturfing campaigns, mindlessly jerking off mediocre products just to be part of a group and dedicating HOURS of your life to defending garbage game companies and their shitty practices online FOR FREE while refusing to hold game devs accountable. If we didn't have retards like you constantly going NO NO NO NO YOU SEE GAMING IS AWESOME AND EVERYTHING IS GREAT 2023 IS THE BEST YEAR FOR GAMING EVER AND YOURE JUST A DOOMPOSTER YOU NEED TO LEAVE NOW companies and devs would actually feel pressured to put actual effort into the games they make and actually listen to the people that are giving them money. But they don't need to do that, because no matter how shit or mediocre a game may be, it will still sell millions and attract retards like you to defend and advertise it online.
          I hate toxic positivity so much its unreal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think we're entering some kind of age of decadency with regards to our entertainment. It's becoming more popular to say "everything good has already been made", and with each new film, or some new indie comes out when I'd rather replay SMB3 is kind of frightening.

            Post the video you made reviewing some game that got toxic positvity'd

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >we're entering
              We entered it 10+ years ago

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not hating on you bro, you're just losing your mind on me right now cus I said "it's not that bad"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly. This is so insufferable. You can't even have a conversation about a game's quality without them targeting you. They can't actually defend the games quality outside making broad objective statements like "GAME GOOD!"

        Yeah, notice how toxic positice retards are unable to actually explain why a game they like is good.
        >it's fun
        >its kino
        >its good because journalist praise it like they are paid to do
        >its good because sponsored ecelebs said so
        >its good because its selling millions, which is what marketing campaigns cause
        >its good because everyone is playing is
        >I play it to make you mad
        >it's good because... it just is, ALRIGHT? Jesus christ leave me alone doomposting sissie

        I should be able to kill people like you for sport, the fact I am not allowed to is why society is failing.
        Anyhow...

        The fact of the matter is that you could be playing other different games but you absolutely need to make it a social experience, so you are not mad at the newer games for being shit, you are mad at the people you are forced to interact with because they don't hate the game you dislike.

        A lab rat, would avoid a treat connected to a battery after a while but not you, you are dumber than a rat.
        What pisses me off about people like you is that you are a collective of cowards, you do not need to play new crap like Baldurs Gate or Starfield when there is a world of a great games, how many of you actually play Deponia? Raise hands, but the reality is that you rather eat shit if it means you can connect with others, you are starved for connection but you are too weak to move away and do something else.

        Don't get me wrong, I don't play AAA games either because they feel derivative, I personally never bothered with Elden Ring, conversation became obnoxious and noisy and I played something else at the time but I would not go into Elden Ring threads and scream like a maniac "ohh stop having fun with this game is it is the same dark souls formula with a horse, reeeeee". You would be better off using your time to code, browse for other games or just walk it off, you gays.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          LMFAO. I love how perfectly this thread has proven my point. Someone's now describing their fantasy to murder me because I'm not positive

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It is not because you are positive, it is because you are a nuisance and you are acting like an effeminate man and I am trying to tell you that instead of torturing yourself with bad games and going with popular choices to play some of the dozen games that go ignored every other month.

            Sucks that you got bullied again, son, it does suck, but listen, just listen, look for games that look interesting and play that, indie games do not even use DRM so you can pirate them and then recommend them.
            For the King was a great game and I am a fan of Curve games ever since, they literally cannot do wrong, the new Trine is coming out, another banger.

            We talk too much about modern games that suck that are only enjoyed by idiots but we never talk about good games. So not it is not "Toxic Positiveness" and you could had not chosen a fucking gayer moniker for that, God damn, as much as people would rather tell me for the 100th time today why a Bethesda game missed the mark (shocker that, never happened before/sarcasm) and just talk about something else:

            Play this fucking game or die in a fire.
            https://store.steampowered.com/app/2008990/Call_Hating/

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >using banger (slang term for music) to describe games
              How to show how uneducated an anon is on modern terminology. Not even that anon but you're not greater than that other anon because you play games that aren't as mainstream and there's nothing wrong with liking popular and unoptimal games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Let me just pull up trading view and see how valuable is your opinion.
                Oh...it is worth .00001345th of a XRP.
                If it gets a little higher I might able to pay you in full for your opinion by spitting on your face.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              hipster gay

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It is honestly one of the best games I played this year, actual adult humor for real grown adults instead of just crude language and references.
                Downloads the goddamn demo, or just pirate the game, seriously fucking play it.

                Or you could be a bitch all your life and make videos on why skyrim is not that good. I do not give a fuck, your misery makes me hard.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Go outside

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                NTA but I'll give it a peek thanks my bro.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >see people actually being realistic and not just going "OMG EVERYTHING IS SO AWESOME 2023 IS THE BEST YEAR FOR GAMING EVER!!!"
          >AAAAAARRRRGGHHH BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD I WANT TO KILL YOU I WANT TO HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU FOR SPORT ARRRGGHHH BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD

          Kek. NPC rage.

          I think that this whole "toxic positivity" thing is just a disingenuous line of criticism chuds came up with because they don't want to openly complain about pronouns after getting bullied last time

          >i-its da chuds!!
          Do you actually think this is gonna work?

          it mostly is a way to bitch that a given social space or fandom doesn't behave like Ganker yes

          Samefag

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >TF2 moron
        >Is a miserable retard
        checks out

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      A fun game I play is thinking about old games and how they'd be reviewed by the internet today. Pretty much every classic wouldn't get a foot in the door.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, there's way too much toxic positity, but what really grinds my gears are fence sitters who insert themselves into conversations just for engagement.
    >yeah ok the devs aren't listening and you guys are sometimes irrationally mad BUUUUUUTTTTT I'm not here to tell you what game to play, I think there are a lot of issues and the community could afford to be better BUUUUUTTTTTRR let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂
    Wish I could smash their smarmy faces in with a hammer. I'm so sick of it, I respect a bootlicker more than a fencesitter.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you think remakes are good your opinions are worthless

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes
    games are extremely low quality, this shit would not pass in any other industry
    and you're not allowed to say anything bad about them, whereas in any other industry you are allowed to criticize bad products

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >this shit would not pass in any other industry

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What are you trying to say?
        People shitted on it, and no people jump out and says that it can't be bad.
        If you want a better example, use GOTG 3, people aren't allowed to criticize that or you're a heartless bastard simply because there's muh sad death scene in it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tbf the same applies to movies now as well. Or did for awhile

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    > be non-AAA fag
    > games are still good
    Just play better games lmao

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is toxic positivity killing gaming?
    Yes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Endless shrieking because of culture war bullshit is much much worse

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Culture war BS was and is intentionally constructed and pushed by game devs so they can deflect criticism. Same with movies. If you're thinking about getting a game, look into reviews and the only negative reviews you see are political radical retards review bombing you're probably gonna ignore them and just get the game. Then you get the game, realize it was trash, but can't find any actual valid negative reviews on it because of le review bombing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          gnomish poz in games being hated is valid criticism, retards

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then stop being woke

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Everyone is sick of doomer gays. If you don't like a game then don't play it. Don't become Barry who posts hate threads 24/7.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Everyone is sick of doomer gays
        yeah
        it's a really caustic kind of asperger's where your entire personality is "being cynical" but many of them are socially inept + have middling intelligence so it just comes across like that one dude with the ryan gosling profile photo who spams his videos here
        like bro you're just being a boring loser on the internet jesus christ at least Hispanice it up a bit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Your entire personality being a mindless consoomer with zero standards and expectations that just goes from one product to the next solely to be bart of a group and avoid FOMO while absolutely freaking out whenever encountering people with standards, criticism and expectations isn't something you should be proud of, and isn't something that makes you intelligent either.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's even funnier when they're good out of their way to find people who are being negative about the games they like to lash out at. The insecurity is off the charts.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Your entire personality being a mindless consoomer with zero standards and expectations that just goes from one product to the next solely to be bart of a group and avoid FOMO while absolutely freaking out whenever encountering people with standards, criticism and expectations isn't something you should be proud of, and isn't something that makes you intelligent either.

              see this is what I'm talking about
              you literally just can't turn off the "trying too hard" switch
              you blogposted a fat paragraph of shit I'm not gonna read coping and sneeding because I said being a cynical midwit isn't a valid personality
              does this sound like the behavior of a non-loser?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Lol.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not sure if you're being ironic, but the trannies are typically the turbo-contrarians that define themselves by their opposition to things most obviously, the reality of biological sex. The normal human experience is to align yourself with Good things and work from there.

                You will never be Diogenes

                >You will never be Diogenes
                This is a pretty apt summary of "being a cynical midwit isn't a valid personality," thank you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ah fuck, I meant it for

                >Gaming is dying!
                >H....how?!
                >Because pronouns! Trans! Black people!!!!
                Lol no

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You will never be Diogenes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Everyone is sick of doomer gays.
        Making fair critique of game is not being a doomer, you gay
        >If you don't like a game then don't play it.
        If you like a game then move to /vg/ instead of shitting Ganker threads consisting of very same 5-10 posters

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you don't like criticism jus ignore it, or are you so insecure over the products you consume that you feel offended when people criticize them?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sick of you toxic positivity retards. If you don't like a thread then don't look at it. Don't force others to be positive like your retarded brainwashed zoomer ass

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Everyone is sick of doomer gays.
          Making fair critique of game is not being a doomer, you gay
          >If you don't like a game then don't play it.
          If you like a game then move to /vg/ instead of shitting Ganker threads consisting of very same 5-10 posters

          If you don't like criticism jus ignore it, or are you so insecure over the products you consume that you feel offended when people criticize them?

          And here they come.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ask a Ganker anon what he hates and he will deliver a dissertation, but ask him what he adores and he be lost for words... really makes you think...

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What do I adore?
              Pikmin 1 & 2.
              Super Mario Bros 1 through 3.
              MegaMan X.
              Halo CE
              Doom
              Final Fantasy 6 and 7
              Legend of Zelda OOT, Majora's Mask and ALTP
              Elder scrolls
              Star Fox 64, Star Fox Assault
              Kirby Triple Deluxe and Planet Robobot
              Thief 1 & 2
              Crash Team Racing
              Monster Hunter

              So much other games that I lose count if I try to list them all.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That is the most vanilla list I have ever seen in my life.
                I give you credit for not name dropping half life but never once I have seen Hearts of Iron, Company of Heroes, Europa Universalis Civ IV, Total War Rome or Napoleon be in those lists.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Mom, look at me, I like suuuper obscure games that aren't known by those inferior people at all.
                >There's no way they could have the superior intellect required to appreciate historical tactics games, clearly I'm a genius compared to them
                >Heh, console gamers, amirite?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >super obscure
                Total war is not obscure, neither of those games are obscure.
                I guess It is always summer on Ganker

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Wooosh

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >That is the most vanilla list I have ever seen in my life.
                the fuck who cares. those are all great benchmarks for today's video games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                thank you for speaking your truth, anon

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >toxic positivity
          Who the fuck uses the word toxic in normal conversation? that is what irks me about you, you talk like the kind of dumb fuck who hangs around social media.
          >I see the word retard so I guess I better use it too! Ho ho I am so clever.
          We have ran that word to the ground and in your case, you lack the self awareness to realize you are an imbecile, a sheeple, and easily manipulated simpleton whose world view is so narrow a penny could barely fit into the slot.

          The sheer amount of buzzwords and slang you use to communicate tell me that not once you developed a personality, you got kicked off of reddit for being a downer and that is good, that is very good. Challenging the tribe is the first step to rebellion and enlightenment, however you are grounded in the same narrow view point as that your peers, confusing jadedness and cynicism for actual knowledge.

          Here is what I am telling you to do, play better games, play other games.
          EYE Divine Cybermancy.
          Call Hating, I cannot shill that game enough.
          Timberborn is actually pretty funny.

          Nova Roma should be out soon and there hasn't been a game like it in over 20 years and chances are dumb ass like you never played Caesar III.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What if I'm talking about a game and doomgays come in and shit up the thread?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        shut up ratard

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      literally me when i say Bestiality Gate 3 is garbage

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >arguably the greatest year for video games ever
    If some games came out this year that you liked then I'm happy for you, but there's no way you can possibly think that this statement is even remotely justifiable unless you only started paying attention during the 10's.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Toxic positivity stems from the malignant hype culture pushed by marketing departments to drive sales on release. It's all about exploiting investment in brand, franchise, or just the desire to be "with it" and discuss the current thing with your peers.
    Toxic negativity stems from the simple joy of hatred. The issue here is that shitposting needs to be efficient and thus discourages any niche in-depth hatred. This is why video essays that rival the length of {the thing} itself are a thing at all.
    Pure contrarianism is hard to pin down, since it's a reaction to the former but with the shallowness of the latter, twisting around in layers of irony. You can argue that broad negativity is itself a form of toxic positivity, as it capitalizes on investment in e-celebs and overall discourse, and not the actual (lack of) quality of a game in question.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I find it funny when the people saying gaming is dead always name dogshit AAA games from 2007 - 2013 as examples of good games. Literally the dark ages of video games. Not saying it's much better now but at least it isn't "we want the Call of Duty audience" for every single game sans Dark Souls.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Peak of gaming was 1990-2007

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        same but 1991-2007. 1990 was meh

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Super Mario World and MegaMan 3 carried.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Golden Era: 1991 - 2007
        Silver Era: 1985-1990 + 2008 - 2011
        Shit Era: 2012 - Present

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Pretty accurate
          Her's a true Lara for your

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >only plays AAAslop
    >complains about AAAslop
    >new AAAslop comes out
    >you buy it anyway
    >repeat forever

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I feel insane. I hear everyone talking about how a game is one of the best ever, I buy it, it's extremely mediocre so I look up reviews online and can't find anyone who agrees with me untill years after the game is out.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If we're being honest, this problem is mostly self-inflicted. Retards only play AAA shit from companies that they already hate and wonder why the game is bad and they aren't having fun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Indie games aren't any better. Pizza tower is just wario land 4.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you haven't played it

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The largest issue with critique these days is people accepting that they can never be totally unbiased then throwing their hands up and just indulging in the good bad circle jerk to grift the legion of retards who love echoes and in doing so become a cheap, often oblivious, arm of a publisher's marketing team.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >If I call my petulant whining "criticism", then it's not petulant whining!
    Not how it works

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ur trans btw I can smell

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's the smell of the your own axe wound leaking out again

        Whenever I give actual criticism to a game people call it whining. I can go into why I think Super Mario Odyssey has bad level design, or why Elden Rings open world is not a good thing and people will ignore whatever points I made and just call me negative.

        Even if you like a game you're not allowed to critique it or do anything outside call it a game of a year.

        Because people like you never admit that a game can be good in spite of their flaws and will let something like a single flower being out of place ruin the entire experience for yourself, and people around you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not that anon but Odyssey is only good enough and people should have more standards. It has lots of flaws and is otherwise a very boring game, just competently made. That's especially evident if you play it directly after 3D World or Sunshine.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Odyssey is a very bad game outside of the amazing controls and cameras. People are finally realizing this now but for years you'd be stoned to death for not calling it the best 3D Mario.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What makes you state that it's bad? I don't think it's bad at all, especially given how competently made it is. Just boring for 99% of itself.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes I can admit a game is good with flaws like elden ring.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't think I'd even call it good. It just felt like the usual souls formula but more formulaic with an unnecessarily big bland open-world and more copypasted everything, it made me feel like I'd rather play any other souls game and a good game should not do that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Whenever I give actual criticism to a game people call it whining. I can go into why I think Super Mario Odyssey has bad level design, or why Elden Rings open world is not a good thing and people will ignore whatever points I made and just call me negative.

      Even if you like a game you're not allowed to critique it or do anything outside call it a game of a year.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You guys already bitch that no one is allowed to say negative things, then come up with the most common opinion known to man. What's next, ER's boss reuse gets a little tiring after a while? People aren't shutting down any negative opinion they've just hear it a million times already and your lack on any real insight means nothing new is brought to the table. But you aren't looking to improve the conversation, just to fuel your confirmation bias. Have some confidence in your opinion instead of needing everyone to pat you on the back and have the same conversation ten times a day.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They haven't heard any of the criticism because they don't listen, they get angry and call their mobs to silence any opinion that's not glowing positive.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you don't like indie games and dismiss them you straight-up don't like video games and should seek another hobby

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bro indie games are literally just rip offs of retro games. I'll just continue enjoying retro gaming. Thank you very much. I don't need to play an inferior version of a game I like with a story about depression and gender identity shoved in.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        please shut the fuck up and literally spend 5 minutes looking at indie games on steam

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          See:

          It's not that people dislike indie games, it's that they're not willing to give them a chance because, by and large, people like to be part of something. Either a small but big enough something, or the zeitgeist itself. BG3 was zeitgeist levels of popular, so lots of people were on it. Nobody cares about that indie walking simulator with the gimmick of creating platforms by taking photos because there's nobody else to talk about it with.

          There is absolutely nothing in it for most people to play indies because there's nobody to talk about them with. What, you?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's a genuinely good reason to not play them but it's not perfect. It doesn't excuse people who think they're all retro-style depression games. There's threads about indie games a lot on Ganker and if less people were so dismissive of them there would be even more

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not that people dislike indie games, it's that they're not willing to give them a chance because, by and large, people like to be part of something. Either a small but big enough something, or the zeitgeist itself. BG3 was zeitgeist levels of popular, so lots of people were on it. Nobody cares about that indie walking simulator with the gimmick of creating platforms by taking photos because there's nobody else to talk about it with.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Nobody cares about that indie walking simulator with the gimmick of creating platforms by taking photos

        People don't care about that because it clearly is a gimmicky concept above all else that was made for the technical wow factor rather than because it's a solid thing to design a game around.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >people like to be part of something. Either a small but big enough something, or the zeitgeist itself.
        I'm the opposite, I'm more motivated to play a game if less people know about it, that way i can feel special for liking a game most people don't know about
        Same with manga and other media

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah if you don't like no budget trash copying resident evil and that one JRPG on the snes
      you're not a real heckin gamer chud

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can enjoy a good indie game but it feels like a lot of them are made by fags for fags

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So what? I find it easy enough to filter those games out

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Commentators profiting off of doomposting
    Maybe you guys should stop listening to these whining dumb fucks.
    Armored Core VI is ludo and Cities: Skylines 2 is coming out in over a month.

    I'm fucking hyped. These may be the last videogames I'll play for a long time since From and Paragarden gnome are the only reliable dev studios, but 2023 honestly delivered.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >both of the games are sequels
      This is the problem, this year is "fine", but if we will accept it as such, the standards will slip down further.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >toxic positivity
    What's an example of this which isn't just someone butthurt that the flaws don't ruin a game for many? Maybe you'd get the discussion you want if you didn't exaggerate or need everyone to be irate.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Toxic positivity is searching up negative reviews for a new game you like on YouTube, sending a link of it on a discord server you created to defend the game, dislike bombing it, and then getting you and your friends to spam the comment section.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hope you can make a video people actually like next time.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          People did like the video I made, someone was upset about it and decided to link it to a discord server and cordinate a comment bombing. I don't see how that isn't toxic positivity.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I got raided by discord
            Hilarious, but video or game you were ranting of was...?
            Maybe you did talk like a gay and got you bullied and perhaps it was deserved but I have not seen the material in question so I cant give an opinion, just make assumptions.

            >That is the most vanilla list I have ever seen in my life.
            the fuck who cares. those are all great benchmarks for today's video games.

            Reads like an insincere list of good games to avoid criticism and simultaneously it is incredibly shallow, it tells me nothing from that person other than played Nintendo games and now is a bitter adult. Okay, sure that is the quintessential Ganker poster.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What 2D action platformer today stands up to Mega Man X? And then literally NOTHING stands up to Star Fox 64 today. It's a fine list. What you should be addressing is that anons holding on to the past are hamstringing themselves from new and unique experiences, let alone anons who aren't creating new experiences themselves
              tl;dr you're fighting a losing fight. Go play some video games, go make videos about games you like, or go make games. Yes I realize the irony in me replying to you. I'm gonna go workout and then play AC6.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Wild Dogs
                Gravity Circuit
                Metal Unit
                Steel Assault

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >And then literally NOTHING stands up to Star Fox 64 today
                It's been like 14 years, but I think Star Fox 64 got beat with Sin & Punishment 2 back on the Wii. Shame it's stuck on Wii, and nobody is gonna make a railshooter like it again.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm sorry my gaming taste isn't unique or special enough.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pointing out that people who only play AAA releases for normie moron cattle shouldn't be allowed to have opinions isn't toxic positivity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Claiming 2023 is the best year for gaming is. Op on Twitter tried saying Metroid prime remaster was proof it was the best year for gaming.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        idk, there are a lot of good games coming out this year. best year in half a decade at least

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because there's been so much shit.

          Toxic positivity is a fucking made up problem by people that are only socially competent by the standards of a Call of Duty lobby

          Cope. This thread proves it's a problem.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No but he's right. gays that only play whatever popular shooter is out have no right to criticize the state of gaming. They won't even try the actually good games released this year. Their opinions are worth as much as the broz that buy the new NBA 2K every year and nothing else.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The twitter op used fucking Metroid prime remaster as an argument that this year was the best for gaming, not to mention "Jedi fallen order" (now fixed) KEK

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah remake sloppa is garbage but all the other games he mentioned are solid

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >street fighter
          >FF16
          >Jedi survivor
          >Solid
          >Thinking spider-man 2 will be anything but slop
          dear lord give me some mercy

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            woke crap, yeah. still solid though. gaming being esg funded propaganda doesn't mean the games aren't well made and fun

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I think that this whole "toxic positivity" thing is just a disingenuous line of criticism chuds came up with because they don't want to openly complain about pronouns after getting bullied last time

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it mostly is a way to bitch that a given social space or fandom doesn't behave like Ganker yes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Leftists try to be funny challenge. Also fuck off and don't make this thread a culture war or a political debate. That's what you always do because you can't defend or talk about game mechanics

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                they need based me mes like us based kekistanis!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >all those games are bad because they are slop
                >you can't defend or talk about game mechanics
                lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just stop being woke, inbred

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes it does

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Starfield, spiderman are good? Kek. I don't think so.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >best year in gaming history
        >remake remake remaster sequel to a game from 20 years ago sequel to a game from 10 years ago

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yet years like

          "Remakes" even discarding remakes compare this year in gaming to something like 2002 and it's clear we've digressed. (this is 2002 without remakes released that year such as resident evil)

          a mentioned as the best ever. Despite mostly being sequels.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He needs a taste of 2002

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >No in-between
    Starfield and FFXVI fill that slot. Your outlook on life and video games is obviously skewed.
    Get off the bandwagon. You'll only look retarded like the critics and their echo chambers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Walking simulator with cutscene spam and fast travel simulator

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Toxic positivity is a fucking made up problem by people that are only socially competent by the standards of a Call of Duty lobby

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, fuck off retard. Toxic positivity is responsible for the state gaming is in right now, because everyone thinks just mindlessly consuming product and saying that everything is awesome is a good replacement for a personality. Nobody has any actual standards or expectations, they just hop in on whatever hype campaign is going on currently and obsess over viral games just so they can be part of a group and avoid FOMO. And if you have any criticism about a game that got "viral" you're just met with scoffing and ssething and called a "shitposter" and "doomposter" because toxic positive redditors are too socially retarded to handle any sort of conversation that doesn't follow herd mentality.
      If people freely criticized games and companies and actually held CEO's and game developers accountable, gaming wouldn't be in such a sorry state. Just look at how Stalker 2 devs wanted to have NFT's in the game but backed out of it when everyone told them its a terrible idea. Or how the Sonic Movie was reworked and improved because people hated the shittt Sonic design.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your problem is imaginary and the people you're describing are Youtube comments
        >And if you have any criticism about a game that got "viral" you're just met with scoffing and ssething and called a "shitposter" and "doomposter"
        Please, keep it short and sweet, I don't want to infer halfway through your sentence that you're full of shit. The less you tell me about how you can't criticize things, the less likely I am to come to the conclusion that you have no point and you got told to fuck off from some subreddit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Your problem is imaginary and the people you're describing are Youtube comments
          No, I am describing precisely the retards that have made this board almost unusable and constantly contribute to the process of gaming becoming more and more garbage.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Ignored the majority of my post, you're a waste of time and valuable finger strength to keep talking to

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This thread is proof toxic positivity exists.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            all this thread proves is that Ganker is toxic

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I've seen the same on Twitter, YouTube, reddit. The people who are "positive" are always the most toxic.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Gankertard trolls are on most sites nowadays. we need better gatekeeping

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I am not, I actually shower.
              I love talking shit, sometimes about my favorite games but this is the most reddit thread I have ever been a part of.
              >Why do people act like
              Because you are going into their den and interacting with strangers whose sole identity is based on liking a thing, not like basing your identity on contrarianism is any better.

              It is like two opposite extremes of retardation and the solution I propose is that instead of playing into this spectrum or love / hate, I propose you find a thing you like and talk about it.

              I'm sorry my gaming taste isn't unique or special enough.

              Apology accepted, do better.
              Even if it not unique, it would be refreshing to see InFamous, Timeshift, Prototype, Shadowrun or any of the Deus Ex games in those lists, not always just Nintendo titles.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nintendo made the best games back in the day.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't see anything wrong with Odyssey and I played PC games back in the day so all Nintendo games look equally childish and simple to me. It is funny that kids that grew up with NIntendo games turned into bitter legume addicted adults, while PC gamers seem well adjusted and happy in contrast but hey at least you are not Sega fans.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Odyssey is repetitive with no interesting missions or challenging levels, but that's a topic for another time.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                timeshift is just call of duty but crysis+half life 2
                it's mid AA that isn't even that great not to mention there's no controller support on anything but the console version and the mouse input is fucked
                >infamous
                like in hell I would play that game

                ?si=O2Lke0uF8VPadgCb&t=1497
                sony's always been shit since the playstation 3

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Infamous is so shit I never finished it. Legit just becomes grinding.

                It really is weird how things went from.
                >Put out bad product
                >Expect to get shit on
                >Product becomes fixed
                To what we have now.
                >Put out bad product
                >Bro maybe they're just having a bad day
                >The update is finna be bussing bro ong fr fr
                >Doesn't change anything
                >Game still poopy

                it's so fucking funny LMAO. Always acting like devs are starving African children

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Creativity dies in complacency.
                If a dev is shit and produces shit products they should be ousted from the industry until they come back and make a good product. Treating devs like they're magical unicorns does nothing for the industry.
                Simple shit that Larian has done for BG3 has people mind-blown which was the norm in video games 15 years ago.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >was the norm in video games 15 years ago.
                It really wasn't. Wat RPG make 15 years ago actually had that level of interactivity?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                3rd worlder and a zoomer, how tragic.
                Yeah you missed out. Ps3 was the last Gen Sony had games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ps3 was the last gen sony had games
                >a bunch of movie shit a bunch of bad 3d platformers and at best some obscure niche japanese games no one played because no one owned it nor payed attention until the death of the generation
                LMAO you cannot make this shit up

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                By the fires of hell, your kin was accurately described not 3 post ago.
                And you never played the game, so what do you know, fag, I would punch your lights out.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I would punch your lights out
                go back to redd*t you passive aggressive gay
                if you even saw me in broad day light you would do nothing and even if you did try I would sit on your retarded ass

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I would sit on your retarded ass
                You would die of a heart attack trying, fat ass.
                Also that is not passive aggressiveness, I am openly antagonizing you.
                Saying Sweet summer child is passive aggressiveness.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                saying mean words on the internet isn't actually doing anything retard
                sticks and stones may break my bones but you'll always be a moron

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >saying mean words on the internet isn't actually doing anything retard
                Perhaps I had it all wrong, perhaps I should make a charity to help people like you with a clear lack of self-awareness. I would embezzle the money and simply hook you up on hard drugs and leave you to die on the street, but at least you would be useful and happier for a while.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                honestly who hurt you and who made you this way? did your mother abuse you was it the father molesting you or was it the uncle? I'm genuinely curious as to who made you this angry and violent for no real reason other than simple disagreements on the internet

                is it because no one agrees with you?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >drops his backstory as projection
                Sorry you got fiddled in the butterino neighborino but Infamous was a cool game, eat a dick.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >petty and retarded and dog shit taste in gaming
                >overly attached to the worst time in gaming history
                >still thinks being gay is a insult
                let me guess you're in your 40s and you are balding and you think god of war 2018 is great

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it is an insult to normal people

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >hes not denying it
                go fuck off and watch some movies you don't even like video games anymore

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I'm not the guy who insulted you. I'm just funny lil peepee boy. :^)

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You forgot the matching wojak, oh wait you are from reddit so you have only seem them on thumbnails. Poser.
                Okay but humor me, what is so bad about infamous? How did it tongue your anus and kill your cat, let's hear it, better be good.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think I will
                it's much more fun to watch you act stupid and silly and get outraged over people telling you that you have dogshit taste

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I don't think I will it's much more fun to watch you act stupid and silly and get outraged over people telling you that you have dogshit taste
                >I am not angry.jpg
                Sure buddy, this is why you started a thread on "toxic positivity" because that is how not butthurt people act.

                You are phony, you never played any of the games you claim to hate, you parrot opinions and people generally dislike you because you are an asshole, and I am not Mr. popularity either but compared to you I am the Great Gatsby.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >he posted the jak
                WE GOT EM BOYS HE SURRENDERED

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        EXACTLY. Criticism has saved entire game series many times.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The word toxic killed gaming.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >In 2023 - arguably the greatest year for videogames ever
    This person clearly has brain damage, OP. Why do you even care what they said?

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t spend every day on Ganker or Reddit but I DO notice obnoxious positivity with Nintendo fans all the time, particularly on YouTube comments, and I say this as someone who grew up exclusively with Nintendo and has his fair share of unpopular picks. But Nintendo fans are extremely eager to lap up shit that it’s honestly disgusting; look how they defended Mario All Stars, NSO, or Nintendo Switch Sports (not even gonna start on Pokémon). Go to any OST video for Sticker Star and you’ll see gays attempting to assuage the game’s reputation, I.e. “am I the only one who LOVES this game???” I don’t know what makes them this way, but any time you say negative shit about a new release they act like you’re attacking their identity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >particularly on YouTube comments,
      ougggghhhh you blew it so fucking bad, you had a thing going and you just blew your fucking wad all over the wall instantly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What else am I gonna do while waiting for mobile ads to end

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because they're kids and autistic man children who's only purpose in life is looking forward to new games to consume.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        so they're Ganker posters, we're back to square one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is a real thing but it's not toxic positivity, it's called being 12 years old

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, I am the toxic positivity movement.

    The industry is shifting from triple a studio to indie developers. When people say games aren't that great anymore, it's the same thing ad saying ign isn't as great as it used to be, while ignoring all of the quality review channels that replaced it.

    Its AAA games that are suffering. Gaming is thriving at a level previously inconceivable. Its actually ludicrous how good modern games are in terms of creativity/free from bad business practices/incredible game design.

    But yes, it means any talent that would usually be used in a AAA studio would rather just work on their own, since there are opportunities there which wouldn't be there before so there is a brain drain of quality creative types out of AAA studios. That is certainly true. But it just means AAA Doesn't push the industry forward anymore, thats alright with me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Its actually ludicrous how good modern games are in terms of creativity/free
      and yet games that can be considered "revolutionary" haven't been made in almost a decade

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >good in creativity
      like what? I'm genuinely curious because I don't remember the lack game that was genuinely creative that blew me away from apart from shit from a decade ago and it was no name shit on youtube

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No its 2 things first its devs trying to cater to everyone instead of making games for a more focused audience it leads to more bland and generic games and lack of risk. Second its that people expect every game to cater to them even if the devs have no plans to do so.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, it's lazy devs, focus on graphics and the fact people will gobble up anything with pretty graphics.

      I don't really care about opinions from normalfags, but this year was pretty decent, I actually bought more than 2 games. If you don't like the current state of vidya, then go to Ganker, but bitching about it endlessly will isolate you from everyone else. At some point you should go and find out which games you like and tell them to others about it, we don't need half the catalog to be Starfield bait or culture wars shit. Pic related is gonna be my 11th game to play this year so there is hope for video games.

      the fact being critical of anything is isolating yourself from society is retarded.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the fact being critical of anything is isolating yourself from society is retarded.
        i didn't say that. i said that bitching about everything endlessly will isolate you from others. most people will shit on starfield but there comes a point where if all you do is lament and hate every single thing in existence then people will get away from you. you don't need to like the shittest AAA games released this year, but that doesn't mean there aren't any options.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Did I say any of that or even imply I was defending mindless negativity?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i didn't literally mean (You), anon. besides, you were the one who first implied that i said that any criticism = ostracized or isolation.

            I love video games
            If you think 2023 is bad, then you don't like video games.
            Do /Ganker even know that there are games that aren't billion-budget AAA slops?

            more people should be like this spreedsheet autist, honestly.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              *spreadsheet

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is, and it stems from the games themselves. Most if not all discourse in the games is You either say only nice things or ELSE. Won't be wurprised if unwillingness to even engage in the conversations becomes Toxic silence at some point.

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't really care about opinions from normalfags, but this year was pretty decent, I actually bought more than 2 games. If you don't like the current state of vidya, then go to Ganker, but bitching about it endlessly will isolate you from everyone else. At some point you should go and find out which games you like and tell them to others about it, we don't need half the catalog to be Starfield bait or culture wars shit. Pic related is gonna be my 11th game to play this year so there is hope for video games.

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Toxic positivity exists.
    Look at the ff14 community.
    That is a prime example.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Modern gaming isn't worth trying to save in all honesty. Toxic positivity retards will defend something untill it's literally dead like Halo Infinite then they'll ask what went wrong. "BRO JUST WAIT TILL THE NEXT UPDATE! IT'LL GET GOOD EVENTUALLY!"

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It really is weird how things went from.
        >Put out bad product
        >Expect to get shit on
        >Product becomes fixed
        To what we have now.
        >Put out bad product
        >Bro maybe they're just having a bad day
        >The update is finna be bussing bro ong fr fr
        >Doesn't change anything
        >Game still poopy

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >greatest year for vidya ever
    >half are fucking remakes/remasters

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    did OP get clowned on in a final fantasy 14 thread and make his own thread complaining he should be allowed to be a whiny gay in places where nobody asked?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Goodnight boys. I made the thread and now I will rest my eyes. Kill me if it's alive tomorrow

      Nah, he saw this thread yesterday and got mad that every one shit on the doomposters, so today he's trying really hard to "win" an argument.
      https://arch.b4k.co/v/thread/650316383/#650316383

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the problem is both go in extreme in the last few years, too negative or too positive who can harm the game itself and the community around it, making people avoid both like AIDS

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are we seriously at a point where we jerk off devs for having an offlinemode in a singleplayer game? (with optional multiplayer)

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we
        I do not associate with Redditmorons

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      These people make me wanna quit gaming entirely. God I'm glad most will die Perma virgins wtf

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love video games
    If you think 2023 is bad, then you don't like video games.
    Do /Ganker even know that there are games that aren't billion-budget AAA slops?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why is it that when someone like myself states they enjoy retro games and will just continue playing older games they haven't finished does the suddenly positive games become aggressive?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Uh bro your BG3??

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not interested in AAA, especially if they're made by western companies. They reek sociopolitical propaganda and not fun. it's been like that since over 10 years ago.
        The most recent AAA I enjoyed were AC:Origin and Odyssey

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm not interested in AAA, especially if they're made by western companies. They reek sociopolitical propaganda and not fun. it's been like that since over 10 years ago.
          Ironic coming from someone that played Chained Echoes and gave it a fucking 9. You certainly have brain damage.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What's your point? Chained Echoes is great. it's like old school JRPG but with ultimate QoL improvement. nice combat, nice story, nice exploration, nice world & lore. It's great.
            The only argument against it is
            >muh ntr cucks
            from insecure gays like you

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's funny that you tried to equate BG3 to having sociopolitical propaganda but then played Chained Echoes of all things.
              >ultimate QoL improvement. nice combat, nice story, nice exploration, nice world & lore
              That's what BG3 is.
              >The only argument against it is
              >>muh ntr cucks
              >from insecure gays like you
              Sorry that I ruined your NTR moron fantasy, gay.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Grow a pair
                >unrequited romance tragedy and redemption story is sociopolitical propaganda
                lol go lick cum out of your shadowwhore stinky pussy

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >t. turns into a bird while his lover get taken away by another man
                lmao

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Just like the hit anime Attack on Titan

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                TO SAVE THE WORLD

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But it does.
                >body type
                >non binary
                >etc

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >ugly scanfaces
                >disgusting fetishes
                >etc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Updated.
      Video games are great.
      Currently playing: Symphony of War and Sea of Stars.
      Both are great so far.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can like videogames without being a braindead consoomer
      I love videogames and spent hours yesterday playing AI War and World in Confict
      2023 is weak

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you for reminding me of FIST, I got it a long time ago, I forgot how good it was.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Goodnight boys. I made the thread and now I will rest my eyes. Kill me if it's alive tomorrow

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Feels more like it's an articulation issue. People usually express themselves in a way that causes other people to just get heated up or defensive, and it just spirals from there. It's okay to like/dislike or praise/criticize something, but how people express it tends to be the issue, due to the lack of civility.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the real problem is that the gaming community is so bad at giving AND taking criticism that it has become synonymous with negativity

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't call yourself a gamer.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty based how we basically gatekept all the right wingers from our hobby like this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >our hobby

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this thumbnail is hilariously stupid for some reason

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Minecraft was a mistake

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I skimmed through the video, literal child whining CoD isn't what it use to be

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why would it be any different than the rest of shitty short youtube videos claiming gaming sucks now? the only types of people who would make a video like that are retards who want attention rather than genuinely bitching about gaming sucks
        the last one I seen that was genuine was someone saying western gaming trying to be mature is bullshit and completely fake and ruined god of war

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sick of your negativity, 4garden gnome. Every time I see a shitty review on yt or any other place you infest I buy the game because I know it's good if you hate it. It works every time. Dive offline is great.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lack of it is.

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, explicitly so.
    This coupled with people that seem to have a religious adherence to their favorite game companies are 100% the issue.

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just don't want anything to be good anymore. I'm basically miserable all the time now, in no small part because of the realization that I'm born in a terminally ill world thanks to the garden gnomes, that it just pisses me off when people try to pretend like they're happy about something.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could try realizing that regardless of all that, the meaning of life is to struggle, so you may as well try to carve out your own little piece of happiness in this vast world, and not let the tragedy around you drag your heart into the endless depths. At the end of the day, the world has always been, and will continue to be, mostly shit. So, what can be done? Not much. Do your best to be happy, by some metric.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Most avenues that would help me be happy have been irreparably destroyed by garden gnomes over the course of many decades.

        Why haven't you killed yourself? Honest question.

        The intent to leech money from the government as long as possible. If I was condemned to exist, I might as well take what I can get.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And what of it? People have and will suffer worse slights, and they have and will persevere. You can too.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I use to think like you.
          Then I became a sexpat.
          I couldn't be happier.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why haven't you killed yourself? Honest question.

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the greatest year for video games ever

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >build entire personality around hating everything
    >can't work out why you're depressed.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >built his personality around consuming product, following the herd and defending corporations online
      >endlessly mindbroken by the concept of someone actually having standards and not just mindlessly jumping at hyped up viral games
      >I AM HAPPY! I AM HAPPY! EVERYTHING IS GREAT! THIS IS THE BEST YEAR FOR GAMING EVER!!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Okay say that again but try not to sound brain damaged, and go!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Seems like I struck a nerve.

          Using consumerism to stave off depression isn't healthy you know

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Neither is posting like

            >built his personality around consuming product, following the herd and defending corporations online
            >endlessly mindbroken by the concept of someone actually having standards and not just mindlessly jumping at hyped up viral games
            >I AM HAPPY! I AM HAPPY! EVERYTHING IS GREAT! THIS IS THE BEST YEAR FOR GAMING EVER!!!

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Umm that's not my post. Are you ok? Seems like I struck a nerve

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seems like I struck a nerve.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah that's how gaming been pretty much for the last 14 years and if you have a different opinion they try to gaslight you
        because you have any standards at all

        but let's keep going on with the loser insults that surely will win us over what's next incel or hud?
        sorry gay you were never really into this hobby or culture
        you're pretty much a kid walking into a bar screaming and shitting yourself then getting told to fuck off

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes I act like this in real life. Whenever my coworkers strike up a conversation about video games I spasmodically join in. It's a blast for everyone.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No he is depressed because other people do not hate popular thing with him so he secluded himself from a group of normies and thinks someone here can relate and it is totally other people's fault he is an asshole.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to hop on board the hate trains because I thought it was amusing. I still think some games kind of deserve hate, although I don't participate in hating them since I don't give a shit and don't play those games anyways.
    The reason I stopped though is because I noticed that the people who spam the hate against every new game don't actually play games. They're permanently online mentally ill losers. It's impossible to make a game that pleases them in any way, so it's best to just ignore them and let them wallow in misery on their discord servers and circlejerk threads on Ganker.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you're just a loser bro!!!
      Why do consoomers love grade-school insults? Also you don't really enjoy videogames if all you play is only recently released viral trash.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why are people here so insecure?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, you have to be REAL insecure to go on an anonymous anime forum and call people losers.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well why are you insecure?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Who hurt you dude?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, you are a loser if all you do is whine because something didn't turn out exactly how you wanted it to. I've played every game from the 90's to today that I've had an interest in, and I continue to play them as I find them. I still enjoy modern games. There are shit games like the new Saints Row and such that deserve the hate, but even then all I do is just not buy it. It's pointless to hate a game when the game speaks for itself.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Uh huh. And I bet you've actively contributed to gaming getting worse by buying every game from companies like EA and Bethesda and defending them online.
          You bought Starfield full price, didn't you?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Uh huh. And I bet you've actively contributed to gaming getting worse by buying every game from companies like EA and Bethesda and defending them online.
            I don't. I sit back and watch as games get released and see what people actually think of them after a few months. If it fizzles out and people don't become fans of the game organically, it's probably not worth buying. If it's so full of bugs that it's unplayable, it's not worth buying.

            It's a cliche saying, but... all that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. You can make changes in this industry, but they don't happen overnight. There's already things happening with Bethesda, starting with Witcher 3 beating their mediocre Fallout 4 for GOTY. Now it looks like BG3 will beat Starfield. It seems to take decades, even with all the fanboys defending the games with all heir might, but I think eventually will come a point when Bethesda will have to change or risk major financial losses.

            I'm not actually bothered by people calling out companies for real fuckups, but the equilibrium of the situation always shifts to one extreme every now and then. Sometimes people are overtly optimistic, but people are too negative about everything right now. Honestly, I shouldn't be bothered by it too much, because I know the haters always scatter and move on to the next target eventually - then later on they praise the game they hated just a few years earlier because it turned out it wasn't as bad as the hate bandwagon made it seem.

            >It's pointless to hate a game when the game speaks for itself.
            That makes you very shortsighted then. Seeing as a lot of game series had their beginnings decades ago, and those series weren't always the same. Maybe they criticize changes done to their favorite series, and from a moral standpoint, they have every right if they were fans from the beginning.

            I'm actually terrified of a world where people just abandon games without saying and word and only "like" what currently seems playable. Such people are invisible and voiceless. It doesn't make waves in one direction or another. Maybe that's your way of being, but it certainly isn't for everyone.

            There's nothing wrong with just voting with your wallet so to speak, I think, but I do share my opinions about games. Like if there's a game I enjoy in some ways and dislike in some ways, I'll say what I think of it openly.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >There's nothing wrong with just voting with your wallet
              Yes there is. It doesn't mean anything alone. Because these companies make so much fucking money already that with a certain amount of profitability they won't notice who is voting with their wallet. Nobody in management actually goes out of their way to poll users who bought the previous game why they didn't buy the next game, NOBODY is doing that research. Voting with your wallet means fuck-all because you aren't saying anything and nobody is asking you why you didn't buy their product. If you read these annual reports they will cite economic downturns or any excuse OTHER than the fact the game is a mercurial money grab and fucking mess of dogshit.

              The only way shit is going to get fixed is if:
              a) An elitist class of gamers returns to credibility such as journalists or YouTubers, this is 99% never going to happen because the former depends on the industry for revenue and cannot achieve independence and the latter has to produce clickbait
              b) Gaming publishers (note not studios because they have no money) have to actually start identifying quality and generating product associated with quality; this is also unlikely to happen because it doesn't happen in other forms of media; but it is more likely to happen than the above because these people actually have money. What this means is that somebody actually has to sit down and pick apart Witcher 3 and BG3 and consciously decide to replicate their strengths, which people like Todd obviously hasn't done

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's a cliche saying, but... all that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. You can make changes in this industry, but they don't happen overnight. There's already things happening with Bethesda, starting with Witcher 3 beating their mediocre Fallout 4 for GOTY. Now it looks like BG3 will beat Starfield. It seems to take decades, even with all the fanboys defending the games with all heir might, but I think eventually will come a point when Bethesda will have to change or risk major financial losses.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Implying BG3 is not part of the problem

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It's pointless to hate a game when the game speaks for itself.
          That makes you very shortsighted then. Seeing as a lot of game series had their beginnings decades ago, and those series weren't always the same. Maybe they criticize changes done to their favorite series, and from a moral standpoint, they have every right if they were fans from the beginning.

          I'm actually terrified of a world where people just abandon games without saying and word and only "like" what currently seems playable. Such people are invisible and voiceless. It doesn't make waves in one direction or another. Maybe that's your way of being, but it certainly isn't for everyone.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Such people are invisible and voiceless. It doesn't make waves in one direction or another. Maybe that's your way of being, but it certainly isn't for everyone.
            Not him, but let's not pretend like much of Ganker hasn't gone long overboard. There's shit I hate and will always remark on my dislike for them, but just look at the sheer number of complete autists that haunt this board almost 24/7. A lot of people have made it the only highlight in their lives to endlessly complain and why wouldn't they? When you're constantly reinforced and rewarded for shittalking everything under the sun, why would anyone feel encouraged to genuinely like anything?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Let's face it, this right-wing idea of going "innawoods" has never been very effective. If we liken video game haters and fanboys to grumpy conservatives and rabid liberals then who do you think out of those sides is controlling the media at the moment? Which one seems to have complete domination over social media to the point the other side can't even get a word in? A lot reactionaries have either outright given up or never cared to say anything, which in terms of success or advancing their side of things resulted in complete failure.

              There are no free lunches in this world. It's fact you have to work for it. And just like the billion dollar company defenders, the other side has to put in the work. It's two sides of the same coin, when you focus solely on "muh disliking, muh haunting, muh complaining"... then newsflash you come across automatically as a blind fanboy, because you do. You are voicing support for the industry. And voicing is the only way to get things done.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                While I don't disagree with you, fucking nothing gets done here specifically, unless the goal is to make more wojaks or call everything chud this and chud that.

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >being overly negative means I have standards
    lmao what is this sad cope.
    You do know you can enjoy things and have standards right?
    Like not everything is some absolute black and white about the world.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You do know you can enjoy things and have standards right?
      And that is exactly what I am. Right now about to boot up world in conflict and enjoy it. However because I don't just mindlessly soiface over every hyped up mediocre AAA release and jump at every single one to obsessively avoid FOMO means that I actually hate gaming and should find a new hobby. And apparently being realistic about the state of gaming is a crime as well.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's really no point on playing games past '07-08 anyway. It's not like there's been anything worthwhile.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >claims to have standards
        >immediately admits to playing shit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wow there you go. Feel free to give examples of good games then.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Simple. The latest slop.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk if there's a term for it, but every online community is
    >you are not allowed to like what we don't
    >you are not allowed to dislike what we don't
    Doesn't help that every community revolves around consumer culture i.e. herd mentality. No one thinks intellectually about anything anymore. They lack the critical thinking capacity, as though they're overcompensating for mandatory education by being adult daycare. I haven't had a serious conversation in seven years that wasn't related to esotericism/schizo topics. Consumers are fucked and there's no one else left to talk to.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I miss things being just okay or not bad. Now they have to be the best or worst shit ever.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The problem with newer forms of discourse is that it's mostly people trying to frame their sentiments in a way that entices the most amount of people into agreeing with them. There's no personal stake in any discussion. People don't care about what they talk about, they just farm for human connection (replies/likes) by saying literally anything to get a response.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I had someone get really mad at me cause I said something along the lines of "it was decent enough to get me to finish watching it"

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you think 2023 isn't one of the worst years of gaming you must have been born in 2022, what the fuck?

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2022:
    >Elden Ring
    >God of Onions Ragnas Cock
    >Sanic Fran Tiers
    >Bayo 3

    2023:
    >FF 16
    >TOTK
    >Starfield
    >Armored Core
    >RE4 Remake
    >Dead Space Remake
    >Metroid Prime Remake
    >Baldurs Gate 3
    >HiFi Rush
    >Street Fighter 6
    >Pizza Tower
    >Hogwartz Legacy
    >Wo Long
    >Fire Emblem Engage
    >Advance Wars 1+2 Remake
    >Pikmin 4
    >new Mario 2D platformer coming

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2023: nothing but normie slop, mediocre games, trash games and remake cashgrabs, then AC6 and a couple decent indies
      The best year for gaming ever...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not about being great. It's about being better than the rest.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The fact that more big games came out than last year doesn't make it better.

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >goes onto a video game board
    >cries about popular shit
    >well you're just a loser uhhh why are you so insecure
    why are normal gays so oblivious and retarded to that we hate their guts?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Who hurt you dude?

      You can smell the insecurity.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you can smell the dilatation

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Uhhh okay? Who hurt you?

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You guys can complain about sequels rehashing the same shit but If a lot of beloved sequels came out nowadays you would call it derivative shit.

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's absolutely impossible for [current thing] to be 7/10
    why is Ganker like this?

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >toxic positivity
    What a gay fucking phrase, have a nice day zoomer gay

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Toxic positivity in the west is nothing compared to Japanese shit

    Fallout 76 and release Cyberpunk got tons of that crap and it was insane

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "cool to hate" -status is just as bad as toxic positivity. Try having a productive conversation about Final Fantasy 12, it's just as bad as disliking the latest fromsoft game.

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As I've said before the main problem is the Battle Pass mechanic that's in literally every multiplayer game nowadays. And when it comes to Call of Duty, Fortnite, Apex, Destiny, Overwatch etc. they all want your full attention every single day. Before if you haven't played a shootan in a while you wouldn't miss out on anything except maybe the dwindling of the playerbase, but nowadays you play something else for a week or two and you've missed out on an event/XP boosts/cosmetics/entire game modes and you wouldn't be able to complete the current Battle Pass. This creates FOMO and frustration that you couldn't do it all in time and plants an idea of you buying the Premium Battle Pass with everything unlocked. Gamers are pretty much overloaded with limited time activities and you physically cannot accomplish them all without missing out on anything.
    They simply do not respect your time anymore.

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ganker has not recovered since Mario Odyssey. Elden Ring was the final nail in the coffin.

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gaming is shit now due to declining intelligence levels. IQs peaked in 1800s, and we know that because we know that their reaction time used to be much faster than of average person of today. Just look at stoner retards who stream video games, or people like DSPGaming. IQs are on a steady downstream.

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is only Triple AAA and Indie, double AA doesn't exsist anymore also this year alone was mostly just
    >Sequels
    >Remaster
    >Remakes
    Nothing new really gets made anymore and when it does it's just hyper derivative of old shit like Pizza Tower(Warioland) BRCF(JSR) or literal slop like Redfail, Foreclosure, Immortals Dead game, Sirfield etc

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's no point in effort-posting anymore. Anons feel threatened by nuanced points and start posturing about XYZ and picking apart every sentence, than discuss. Try using big words, sometime. "blah blah blah you're not as smart as you think" Standard fair for modern internet users. Don't put effort into anything, don't be creative, don't be productive, just pick apart anyone/everyone that attempts to do anything besides groupthink.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That or they delve back into their layers of irony and detachment. It's daunting thinking that anyone can respond in earnest or not without dismissal at an effortpost.
      >the post-zoomer headcanon Gianni Matragrano duke nukem
      posted earlier in the thread is a good example of that.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >That or they delve back into their layers of irony and detachment. It's daunting thinking that anyone can respond in earnest or not without dismissal at an effortpost.
        Sad part is that this isn't an internet thing, almost every modern person is like this. Try doing anything besides walk on eggshells around normalfags. Acknowledge the elephant in the room and watch how people dissociate and conveniently erase any resemblance of understanding. No one is sincere, they just bullshit everyone to get by.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Acknowledge the elephant in the room
          I'm just really, really, really, really fucking tired of every discussion circling back to how the garden gnomes ruined X. There's only so many times we can circle back there before I'd rather do fucking anything else than to indulge in either the pity party or the revenge fantasy.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >he thinks it's the garden gnomes
            no anon it's the normal gays and also you partially for being a insufferable gay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >There's no point in effort-posting anymore. Anons feel threatened by nuanced points and start posturing about XYZ and picking apart every sentence
      That's basically how I feel. Basically every response to effort posting is "reddit posting" or some personal attack. And it's clear they haven't read the post or simply can't because they're browsing from a phone. And the sad thing is that those are the people who respond, the other people who can't be bothered to read don't respond at all.

      I also don't think it's a generational thing either, it's simply the fact that people are illiterate. Yes, they can read, but literacy requires comprehension of what has been read and people just can't do that.

      It's not just the toxic positivity but the contrarianism, which sometimes takes a positive bent just to shit on the people who have a negative position of something. Those two things working at the same time you can't actually reach a consensus on anything.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but the contrarianism
        Ganker isn't contrarian, people just don't agree with your retarded opinions and you perceive that as an attack.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Idk I'm doing a phd and I will never effortpost on Ganker. This board is for shitpostinf and fun. I'd effortpost on /a/ or Ganker but not here.

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >all I play is my grindfest gacha and daily login stockholm syndrome batte royale online shooter
    >WHY IS GAMING SO SHIT?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To be fair the "quirky/depressing roguelike pixel indie" isn't a good alternative, either.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There's plenty of shit around that isn't indie roguelike nor FOMO online treadmill shooter.

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Online games die because unlike single player games, people can focus only on like 2-3 games at max, and they prefer to play the best ones with the most active community
    Why bother playing some shitty CSGO clone when CSGO still exists?

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >notice how normal people kick me out of their social circles for my non-stop crying and complaining?
    >this is why gaming is dying
    Lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you're afraid your friends would kick you out for disliking the new AAA slop you need to get some actual friends bro. this is not the own you think it is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        To normal people, having friends isn't a gotcha

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          no anon, it's the fact that you think a friends circle means having no differing opinions on media lol

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >500 posts of "GAME BAD, AAA BAD, INDIE BAD, GIVE ME... LE AA!!!!!!" *promptly ignores any mid-budget release there is*
    You don't play video games, you should not be talking about video games. Simple as.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Finding said mid budget stuff is like fishing for needles in a haystack

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    honestly this thread is pathetic half the posts are one guy just losing his fucking mind because hes a gay about to crack and kill himself because games aren't as dogshit as they were during the 360/ps3 era but cannot even come up with better games than indie shit that are just boring 1:1 rip offs of old games that were better but GRAPHIX MAAAN

    millennials are the worst generation and can never shut the fuck up about themselves and their god awful taste in general and makes me question how anyone can even tolerate them

  93. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't right wingers just find a new hobby to infect?
    What else are they interested in....
    World War 2 history?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >normie gay obsessed with viral shit and FOMO accusing others of "infesting a hobby"
      lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, right wingers don't talk about, play, or produce games, maybe they should find a new hobby or something

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
  94. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As this thread shows, people want to preach to the choir over their "objectively correct" opinions and end up usually being the loudest voices in the bunch. Not only is it promoted cause of how extremes will clash the hardest shadowing everyone as a distraction but as polarized as the internet is, those are the ones that the spotlight shines on.

    Extremes will reign in this era cause those that want to be moderate in anything get rejected as a "fence sitter" or something of the sort and ignored

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t. enlightened centrist

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See? Point proven, if one don't follow one side exactly to the code individuals such as yourself will ostracize them. I'll take whichever side seems reasonable to a degree and say that something is good in spite of it's flaws and they do exist and depending on the circumstances can be improved upon now or later.

  95. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2023 is the greatest year for video games ever
    Well, ACVI came out this year, but calling it the greatest year ever because of that is a bit much.

  96. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Toxic positivity
    Fucking where? Every gaming related community these days seems to be overrun with depressed gays that can't enjoy anything at all

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      in what world? youtube? otherwise everywhere else is the same as usual
      the same overly positive apes with no brains to critically think with and will accept whatever trash is thrown at them
      gaming would not be this way if there wasn't a army of drones willing to accept open world trash and movie games and slot machines that they call online gaming

  97. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can we all agree that AAA, at least western AAA, has completely stopped innovating?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that would imply that this thread hasn't turned into a stealth 4chan thread for the discord sisters
      so no
      nothing can be good again because the army of retards who got into gaming during the 360 ruined gaming and to point it out is simply against the narrative
      as long as we got literal morons who think silent hill combat and controls are bad nothing will be good again

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what does that have to do with AAA companies not innovating anymore

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >what does a mindless army of drones who will buy anything no matter what has to do with innovation
          literally everything

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Obsession, what else

            so we're in agreement that AAA has stopped innovating
            alright

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes
              The greatest games now are sequels and remakes.
              The GREAT INVENTION OF OUR DECADE that was home VR, is used to play RE4 port and Medal of Honor (its great tho)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Obsession, what else

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >morons who think silent hill combat and controls are bad nothing will be good again
        What a weird hill to die on

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you say weird I say you just don't like the game or genre
          so you shit on it and cry about it so you can make gaming even more bland and shit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Real, who the fuck wants garbage controls and ''whack and smack enemies with a plank'' combat in current year? Only retarded boomers who can't divorce objectively bad gameplay from their nostalgia for the story and atmosphere.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            heres our slopper
            of the hour
            everything gotta be third person melee shit that sucks

  98. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Toxic positivity gays are worse than the most delusional haters, even Ganker has become insufferable due to it, much less reddit. I have no idea what kind of brain tumor one has to have to worship the slop that the industry has been spewing out lately. Shartfield fanboys in particular just boggle my mind, I hope they're actually just paid shills or trolling.

  99. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >toxic positivity
    Call it it's true name: Peace Positivity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why is eternal peace (no one ever again gaining power to challenge the establishment and the current rulers who gained power after the most inhuman war in history) a bad thing?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Walk the streets of Paris and London to see how peace is far more destructive than war

  100. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Gaming is dying!
    >H....how?!
    >Because pronouns! Trans! Black people!!!!
    Lol no

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >all the studios that used to make great games closed down or got murdered
      >all thats left are the companies that have been killing gaming with their greed for years or people like Todd Howard that people jerk off even though he's been nothing but a cancerous liar his entire carreer
      >games are made to print money, not oit of passion or any interest in the medium
      >gaming invaded by people who hate gaming and gamers and want to subvert it
      >DRM's, live service, always online, MTX, Battle Pass, DLC's
      >"we brought back this iconic franchise you used to love... but now it's a live service looter shooter! Btw, none of us were actually ever involved with this franchise"
      >hardware requirements skyrocketing while gaming doesn't progress at all, doesn't even stagnate but is just regressing at this point - starfield just came out and the way they did "space travel" is straight out the fucking early 90's
      >no one bothers to make games properly anymore since they can just hire some pajeets
      >indies only sometimes put out a nice game while most of the time its just shovelware and artsy fartsy trash
      >no one holds developers accountable or sets any standards or expectations because people would rather jump on all the hype campaigns and chirp how great gaming is and how there are no problems

      Yeah. Gaming is dying only because of pronouns.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, you don't't get it. He actually likes all that garbage and just hopes you'll stop criticizing it by bringing up trannies yet again because people also complain about that.

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