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Game-culture shit we're sick of constantly hearing about

Girls whose boyfriends play too much WoW/StarCraft/whatever

Either your man has a serious problem with addiction, or he just doesn’t care to spend much time with you. Maybe because you’re incredibly irritating. Or maybe not. Either way, complaining that your boyfriend plays WoW more than he massages your calluses is as old as WoW itself, and only reflects poorly on both of you (by which we mean, you look like morons).


Above: This is fake. It’s a parody. That’s a hint that maybe you should stop


Violence loosely related to gaming


Above: GASP! 

Oh my god, a kid who was disciplined killed his dad? In other news, a different kid, who had been mowing the lawn, also killed his dad. Kids kill their dads. And other people. What they were doing around the time their superegos malfunctioned is usually inconsequential.


Anything being a lie

We loved Portal too. Okay? OKAY? WE ALL LIKE THAT THING WE ALL LIKE, can we be done now?


Barrel rolls

Yeah, it was funny for a while. This is officially the last barrel roll joke we’ll make… until one of us forgets.


Anything else 4chan has spawned

Ditto.


How much game journalism sucks

Oh dear, this one’s personal, and if we’re not careful, we’ll come off as defensive, whiney, and childish… wait, we are all of those things. To the cannons!


Above: How we do 

Of course we wouldn’t suggest that criticism of the media should cease – it’s vitally important. It’s Jon Stewart’s job! And Fox News, CNN, CNBC, BBC… all of them deserve constant ridicule. And so do we, but if you’re going to constantly complain about games journalism, at least make a new complaint, or an interesting one, or know what the dick you’re complaining about.

If you don’t like our opinions, then disagree, but channeling your disagreement into a rant about our integrity or lack of “professionalism” is tiresome. We're not "biased" (a word the internet no longer seems to understand the meaning of) because we have a different opinion than you do. Maybe you think we’re all slack-jawed asshats, but if you want everyone to write articles that are as dry as Ann Coulter’s vagina, you live in a very boring world, and one which can’t sustain more than a few publications. Get your head out of the past, maaaan.


Above: The past, maaaan 

Most criticisms of games journalism are actually criticisms of internet culture in general. You, Mr. Hatorade drinker, may actually be worried about the devaluation of human expression and the resulting slum-like intellectual environment, an environment which favors the hivemind and aggregator-friendly chunks of machine-readable content over complete, human-oriented expressions, and just not realize it!

So, if you’re worried, turn on your brain's rational thinking and join the adult discussion (what was that we said about being hypocrites?). Otherwise, you’re just contributing to what you purport to hate, you silly troll. Faux outrage is our job, and we’re tired of you moving in on our territory! RAGE!

Besides, we aren’t journalists… we’re gamz jarnalists, and our Plexiglas house isn’t crashing down anytime soon.

May 14, 2010


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60 comments

  • JizzyB - May 18, 2010 2:26 p.m.

    You know what's just as annoying as anything on this list? Those damn pull down ads that cover the screen and lag the crap out of a website. This is the new gamesite thing and it's terrible.
  • Howetzer - May 18, 2010 12:50 p.m.

    @ Anduin1 - Good call bro. You nailed it. @GR - Im seriously not ever going to try Okami cause I am sick of hearing about it from you guys man, I mean damn let it go guys. You played the game and you think it was great. We get it. The journalism thing I feel requires somekind of other comment from me besides agreeing with Anduin1, but alas my time is short right now, perhaps I will be able to come back later and express what's somewhere inside me, we shall see.
  • Azymuth - May 18, 2010 12:44 a.m.

    Is Week of Hate coming back ?
  • FreekinIdiot - May 17, 2010 3:07 p.m.

    @ Tyler Wilde "We’re not going to say it again, but you know…" Yes you are Gamesradar. YES YOU ARRRRE!! Damn you and your Okami campaign! :)
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  • soren7550 - May 16, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    I luzed at the guy w/ cigarettes sticking out everywhere.
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  • SausageLozenge - May 16, 2010 11:56 a.m.

    That wedding cake was pretty tight. I think there is a level of professionalism that can go into a product that will allow it to break free from that redundant pop-culture fad perception.
  • AuthorityFigure - May 16, 2010 11:34 a.m.

    Thanks for this article - I know a few idiots who wear those dumb shirts. Forwarding now...
  • Cyberninja - May 16, 2010 11:30 a.m.

    surprisingly i know someone who hates mario but he hates alot of stuff
  • jackthemenace - May 16, 2010 10:01 a.m.

    never hate game journalism! I'd do ANYTHING for a job at gamesradar uk!
  • BurntToShreds - May 16, 2010 6:51 a.m.

    I always bury 8-Bit Etc. fanworks posted to Digg. Just doing my part.
  • Amnesiac - May 16, 2010 5:54 a.m.

    @DryvBy Okay...then what IS DRM about? You really think publishers add DRM measures to games just to fuck with consumers for a laugh? C'mon.
  • MrPips - May 16, 2010 4:33 a.m.

    I miss DailyRadar more than I miss my testicles.
  • bloodyshadow - May 16, 2010 3:08 a.m.

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  • DryvBy - May 16, 2010 1:50 a.m.

    Um, DRM has nothing to do with piracy. If hasn't ever worked, so why would a website like this try and act like it's still about that... idiots.
  • johngrybos - May 16, 2010 1:40 a.m.

    Dude. Motherfuckin' A.
  • Jaybronee - May 16, 2010 1:10 a.m.

    No mention of 90% of the game forums that hate MW2 but continue to play it everyday. It's like they're in-the-closet MW2 fans....the game everyone loves to hate. It's like Obama...nobody voted for him but he was elected.
  • shyfonzie - May 16, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    Brelston, that is a nice Godzilla shirt.
  • CH3BURASHKA - May 15, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    Holy shit, is that really the old Gamesradar??? I'm also tired of Okami references. :)

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