Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Black Hokage80
Are Gamers Really This Stupid?
You ever sit back and ask yourself why you choose this form of media as your favorite hobby? No Really! Why do you love gaming? Personally I love to game because it’s an escape from the real world. Gaming allows me to do things not possible in reality. That’s also most likely why I’m not very interested in sports video games. I can go outside and shoot a basketball, but to save the world with super powers is impossible. This hobby is a stress reliever! What I’m finding though is it’s just the opposite for this new generation. First of all these kids think they’re athletes which is laughable. I don’t care if the government recognizes them as so, but that discussion is for another day. What I’m getting at is a lot of the new generation of gamers desire to be the next Lebron James of COD so bad that it clouds their judgement.
If you weren’t aware back in February I believe; a kid was sent to jail over some comments left on a League Of Legends forum. Him and some pals were shit talking and it led him to say something along the lines of it he lost he’d shoot up a whole school. Nobody on the forum took him seriously, but some random old lady from Canada did. Now why some old lady was on a LOL forum I have no idea. Lets just assume she was a gamer though. The lady contacted American officials and the kid went to jail. He went to jail for domestic terrorist threats I believe. He was just released last week after some kind stranger paid his bail. A few months later and now depressed his whole life is ruined. Why? Because he was dumb enough to post that he’d shoot up a whole school on a popular forum. Might I add at the end of his threat he put “J/K” to let everyone know he was joking. Clearly his sense of humor didn’t appeal to the Canadian.
So where am I going with all this? Well this story has gotten a lot of press on big gaming sites and other media outlets. You would think gamers around the world would take note and watch what they say online, but wrong. Just read another disturbing article on Kotaku. Yesterday (July 24th, 2013) Treyarch released a new patch for Black Ops 2. The patch nerfed (weakened) one of the Sniper Rifles. Apparently the patch reduced damage & fire rate by a few milliseconds to further balance the game. This pissed off the childish COD community so much that a few keyboard warriors and broadband bloods took to twitter threaten one of Treyarch’s head honcho’s David Vonderharr.
We have kids out her dishing out death threats over video game patches now. Only a week after that boys prison release I ask you; Are SOME gamers really this stupid?