You like those games? Those are the wrong games..
No trait is more unappealing to me than snobbery. Specifically I cannot stand those who tell people what they should do in their own leisure time. These are the folks who declare that dubstep or k-pop is the only style of music worth listening to, or that golf is the only sport that you should play. And then there are the gamer snobs.
If you’ve ever used any of the following phrases then you’re a Gamer Snob (G.S) and deserve to have your console and P.C unplugged.
G.S Commonly used phrases (and what do do upon hearing them.)
“The PS3/Xbox 360 is the only console worth having!”
Dozens of exclusive titles for both consoles shreds this pathetic claim to pieces. Both are great, both are worth playing, it’s quite simply a matter of personal preference.
Solution: Beat them with the console they’re praising until they realize it has it’s faults like everything else.
“[Insert series] is way better than [Insert other series].”
Gaming is art, and art is subjective. Enjoy any series you want, hell recommend it to all your friends. Do not start a war because someone prefers some other type of game though. There are gamers who love JRPGS, there are Zelda fans and there are CoD lovers, all perfectly acceptable gamers with different tastes. Can’t we all just swim along?
Solution: Falcon punch them repeatedly.
“You don’t play video games? What a n00b.”
These are the very worst G.S, the one’s who have an elitist attitude of themselves as gamers and drive away people who may have been interested in giving “those computer games a whirl.” Despite recent advancements in quality and ubiquity, video games are still viewed by many as a younger pastime, and snobby gamers insulting people who can’t get out of crouch really isn’t encouraging new players.
Solution: Keep everyone away from this person, preferably by locking them in a basement. Occasional feeding necessary.
That character/playstyle is useless, this is much better.
I bought the game, I decided I’d like to play as a rouge paladin beaver whatever, let me play my freakin’ game! The worst part about these type of G.S is that usually they think they’re being helpful, when all that’s coming across is condescending talks ripped off from their favorite YouTuber. Show me the gamer who helps people with the worst class succeed, there’s someone I’ll kick back and play with.
Solution: Plasma grenades wipe smug looks of the face of the Earth beautifully.
Gaming snobs are just no fun at all, and as the industry continues to grow we’d do well to eradicate this type of behavior. A community is only as good as the people who make it up, and when the people are fighting over moot points, no one enjoys themselves.
What are YOU playing right now? Scribble away below!