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In defence of First Person Shooters

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I’m going to preface this article with a disclaimer. For the record, I play very few FPS’s. I’ve played some of Black Ops 2 single player, some zombie matches and a couple of random CounterStrike matches. I’m writing this article as somewhat of an outsider to the FPS scene. But I felt prompted because I feel that there is a very passive dislike of the genre, giving it a bad reputation. With the release of Battlefield 4 in North America yesterday and the rest of the world soon to follow, it made me ask, ‘Why is there such a stigma associated with FPS games?’

Video games and shooting things are bread and butter. Before we had proper military FPS’s we had MegaMan with his buster and Contra with the spread gun. Even as early as Space Invaders and Asteroids, you were shooting things as an objective. Of course it’s not as simple nowadays, but the idea has been with us as a medium for a long time. It’s an easy sell as a game to have that simple objective be the main goal.

It’s because of this simplicity that FPS’s are immensely popular. Popularity is always frustrating to those who aren’t fans of a game or genre. The market saturation of Call Of Duty for example is overwhelming to me. I had a similar problem with the success of Minecraft, until I actually tried it and lost days building a giant 16 bit Samus Aran. Unfortunately, the same didn’t happen with Black Ops 2. I had fun doing the single player shooty shooty blam blam, but it wasn’t enough to hold my attention. Multiplayer on the other hand was confusing and brutal so I cried for a bit and left.

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The idea of high level play on COD had never occurred to me until I watched a stream on Twitch. As a fellow competitive gamer, I understand what it means to sink months, even years into a single game; to understand the mechanics and to understand effective strategy. It was then I understood what COD’s appeal was. Even at a casual level, the satisfaction of getting the jump on someone and getting the kill is incomparable . This is especially fun in team play, where co-ordination and planning is important. As a fish out of water, trying to play an online match was agony. Run into hallway, dead, respawn and repeat. Even in skill matched lobbies, you’ll get creamed the first time around. It’s the level of play that makes the idea of Kill Streaks seem so impressive. It became clear that this could be someone’s time sink, as Minecraft was mine.

There’s also a misconception that everyone who plays military based FPS’s are either 12 year olds or the most belligerent of energy-drink-fuelled, headset-wearing, shit-talking shitheads. Which reminds me, Jimmy De Santa in GTA: V is the perfect analogy for the perception of most FPS players. I mean, playing ‘Righteous Slaughter’ while questioning other player’s sexuality? Rockstar couldn’t have captured it better. It’s a masterful parody, but I can’t help but think "Yeah, that is exactly how everyone thinks."

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I think the hate is unjustified. I’m guilty of it myself. I think there’s merit to games that open up gaming to a wider audience. I’m thrilled when people I know who aren’t gamers go out and buy GTA: V simply due to the buzz surrounding it. Battlefield 4 and Call Of Duty: Ghosts are sure to have a similar effect. I can only hope that the public opinion also thinks this is a good thing.

Last Updated: October 30, 2013

156 Comments

  1. I think the hate of FPS’s comes more from non-gamers who see “realistic” pew-pew as murder simulators. When it gets reported on in non-gaming media it’s always the more extreme versions of people/behaviour/etc on display, because a well-adjusted 30 year old happily playing away without screaming obscenities won’t draw the crowds.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 30, 2013 at 13:59

      Never does draw the crowds.. Bad news is GOOD news..

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  2. oVg

    October 30, 2013 at 13:42

    I think the FPS hate is just a smoke screen for what the real issue is. Single player vs On-Line.

    If our gaming was the same as 10 years ago before the internet, would one still be buying all of this cut and paste schlock.

    Me? BLACK got me excited and then that beast called COD MW in 2007 sent me to 1000AP heaven.

    Now I just hate this shit. The single player is like a tutorial for ON-Line.
    The Narrative is dead.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 30, 2013 at 13:45

      Get with the times old man! Skyping with your never met friends while tweeting a pic of your cat being silly & updating your Facebook page is the best. Oh… and playing the game too, if there’s space left on the TV – which is also showing the latest sports game & lets you update your fantasy league. Now that I think about it, I want a pizza.

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      • oVg

        October 30, 2013 at 13:48

        Sigh, I never had to get with the times before this crazy SOCIAL generation. I just popped the game in and pressed start.

        Transporting myself to another universe.

        The internet has changed the face of gaming forever. I feel sorry for the new SOCIAL age KIDS on the block. They will never know how to enjoy their own company.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 30, 2013 at 13:49

          Amen brother.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 30, 2013 at 13:56

          That is actually a rather scary thought! but it does take the whole Anti social Gamer stereotype away completely!

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          • oVg

            October 30, 2013 at 14:04

            I always thought that the reason why I fell into gaming was because I needed to escape reality, humans and their competitive violent egos. This interactive medium was the perfect tool for that, considering I always fall asleep when reading a book.

            But it seems that Reality has embedded itself in our virtual universe.

            This is why I will never hook my console up to the Internet. If I wanted to do that I would have bought myself a PC.

            VIVA THE OFF LINE GAMERS, VIVA

          • Sageville

            October 30, 2013 at 14:07

            “OFF LINE FOREVER :P”

            Did some internet boogieman touch you on your studio back in the day?

            I don’t understand your aversion to the online environment, unless it’s something to do with your line being bad….or that boogieman again

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:12

            I get where OVG is coming from. Gaming to me is a solitary experience. I want to bash it out alone. I played Diablo 3 on console for a few days online. Ruined my experience of that game, really

          • Sageville

            October 30, 2013 at 14:19

            I suppose, I guess I’ve been told to “Eat a Dick” so often I’m now desensitized.

            I prefer the Single Player stuff myself, but sometimes the MP stuff can be pretty awesome, I really enjoyed LOU’s online and BF3 and Payday 2 keep be coming back.

            To abandon “Online” altogether seems a wee bit extreme to me, then again we are talking about Mr Rage-personified here.

          • Weanerdog

            October 30, 2013 at 14:19

            The correct answer to that is I am a vagaterian

          • oVg

            October 30, 2013 at 14:32

            Eat Banana

          • Weanerdog

            October 30, 2013 at 16:21

            No strictly guava

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:29

            See. I worked in a call centre environment for a good few years, and I had people telling me crap way too much. So when I get home, I want to blow stuff up and murder people in my own little bubble of sagely peace.
            You have seen how I can explode on the forums here. Now the first time someone tells me to go “Eat a Dick” I’ll just explode into a rage filled fireball and that would be the end of me. My first choice would be to make the other guy go eat a dick. His own. Unfortunately that will not be possible.
            I don’t want online to be abandoned. What I do want is for developers to realize not every game can be a Call of Duty. They focus so much on multi player that the single player often takes a back seat. Here’s looking at Gears of War. In the end, you sit with a mediocre single player campaign that takes a few hours to play through, and multiplayer that seems to fizzle six months after the game’s release.

          • oVg

            October 30, 2013 at 14:31

            hear hear… what does it taste like? 😛

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:39

            What does what taste like?

          • Sageville

            October 30, 2013 at 14:49

            Ok, I may get my testes slammed in a drawer for this, but I think the Xbone reputation thing is the right way to go. Whereby if you are a bag of the douche variety you only get to play with other wankers. The only issue I see is these wankers maliciously downvoting good peep’s reputation for shits and giggles.

          • oVg

            October 30, 2013 at 14:30

            that boogieman 🙁

          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:09

            I must agree. There’s something very sad about LAN becoming less and less of an occurrence. My friends and I still try our hardest to host a LAN when we all have the time.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 30, 2013 at 14:09

            I don’t know hey. I think this is “social” in the same sense that at work I’m “empowered.” All this “social” has done is make people have more connections, not necessarily be more connected with each other.

          • Gustav Willem Diedericks

            October 31, 2013 at 09:08

            Amen, brother!

        • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

          October 30, 2013 at 14:10

          With you there.

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    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      October 30, 2013 at 14:13

      Never thought of it that way, but I can see how you came to that conclusion on some points but not all.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 30, 2013 at 14:17

      Listen to this man! He lays it out like it is! OVG + 10!

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      • oVg

        October 30, 2013 at 14:35

        Can I convert the 10 to Real Currency? That seems to be the norm these days 😛

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        • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

          October 30, 2013 at 14:36

          Yes but you can only get it once you’ve insulted someone’s mom.

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        • ToshZA

          October 30, 2013 at 14:36

          Only if you purchase this amazing realistic DLC with it. It adds another whole hour of gameplay.

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          • oVg

            October 30, 2013 at 14:38

            The vision that I had of the Protheans was better than that day 1 DLC anyway 😛

  3. John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

    October 30, 2013 at 13:45

    Play very few FPS’s. No man.
    I grew up on FPS games and still suck at it, but when you play on pc FPS games have a very serious feel.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 30, 2013 at 13:53

      Do they really?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 30, 2013 at 14:04

        Yes. If you’re not wearing a top hat the game won’t even launch.

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        • Sageville

          October 30, 2013 at 14:09

          You can use tin-foil instead of top-hat.

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          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:09

            Only if it’s fancy

          • Sageville

            October 30, 2013 at 14:49

            Thats a given.

      • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

        October 30, 2013 at 14:06

        Wel, when you’re sitting at your desk with a KB and mouse, with
        headphones on, you really get quite absorbed into it. I’ve always felt a
        bit disconnected sitting on a couch.
        But that could just be me.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 30, 2013 at 14:13

          I think it’s because you’re not a potato.

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          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:14

            It’s possible. I have more qualities of a kiwi anyway.

  4. Warren Ross

    October 30, 2013 at 13:58

    I don’t think that “FPS hate” exists to the extent that you are writing about. The massive popularity of FPS games in general is a simple testament to the fact that most gamers like them enough to buy them by the truckload. The CoD in-jokes and “hate” that you read on gaming sites and in comments sections are a tiny representation of the greater game-playing population.

    Any genre that continues to flog old, tired ideas is going to come under fire from veteran gamers: I couldn’t be bothered to play any of the numerous Diablo clones that are STILL being cranked out all over the place, as an example. Call of Duty was once rightly praised for its tightly scripted and intense campaign action, but these days it all feels like more of the same just with bigger explosions and less plausible scenarios. That’s not a problem that is in any way limited to FPS games in general.

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  5. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 30, 2013 at 13:59

    You lost me at Austrailian……..
    In real life though, good article

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  6. Umar heartless

    October 30, 2013 at 14:06

    You misunderstand Stephen. There isn’t a hate for FPS games. There is a hate for BF and CoD. These games have single handily turned the FPS genre into generic war shooters. FPS games used to be about immersion and was more than corridor shooters. It’s an unfair to compare it to Megaman. Look at Half Life, Doom, The original AvP, Turok,System Shock etc..FPS was a very prominent genre and it had many great games that weren’t go from A to B and shoot things…Set pieces of CoD are amazing, but they are just that…set pieces…scripted events. I for one love FPS games, I grew up on them. But as they are now, they are nothing more than over saturated, generic, over the top war shooters

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    • Maxiviper117

      October 30, 2013 at 14:46

      BF4 multiplayer doesn’t know the meaning of word “Scripted”

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      • Umar heartless

        October 30, 2013 at 14:48

        The new dynamic destruction sure is cool. Still, FPS were more than just MP…Guess I’m just showing my age

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        • Maxiviper117

          October 30, 2013 at 14:49

          No Im still waiting for Half Life 3 🙂

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          • Umar heartless

            October 30, 2013 at 14:49

            And forever we shall wait lol …… 🙁

          • Maxiviper117

            October 30, 2013 at 14:50

            Some of my best SP FPS memories was playing half life 2, played the entire campaign this year again.

          • Umar heartless

            October 30, 2013 at 14:51

            DUUUDE, playing fetch with Dog…the memories..they are good

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:56

            Umar. I saw this and thought of you. Takealot.com

          • Umar heartless

            October 30, 2013 at 15:01

            Takealot?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 15:08

            Yes. The website. Buy stuff, get it delivered… you know, like Amazon.com, only less big…

          • Umar heartless

            October 30, 2013 at 15:09

            Why would you think of me?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 15:17

            Is there another Umar here that loves Anime?

          • Umar heartless

            October 30, 2013 at 15:24

            Lol no I mean I’m confused..lol…what does Takealot have to do with anime and me? I’m sorry, just confused

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 15:32

            A while back, we had a chat on here about good anime shows, I told you I had Robotech, you said you wanted it, I got this mail about Robotech being on special. I remembered the conversation we had, and thought you might be interested…

          • Umar heartless

            October 31, 2013 at 08:08

            OOOOOH!!!…sorry man, been a long week so far. I understand, thanx though 🙂

          • Maxiviper117

            October 30, 2013 at 14:57

            First time using that gravity gun when I first played it was something special 🙂
            And then when the gravity gun gets supercharged when you get captured in the tower, pull screens and control panels off the walls and enemys

    • Stephen Snook

      October 30, 2013 at 15:42

      I was referring to the game mechanics with Megaman and Contra, as in, shooting things has been a staple of games forever. I would never try and compare COD and BF with them because they are totally different obviously. All the FPS’s you listed there are awesome. But they are different experiences to me. They all had fantastic single player experiences, which were more of an adventure than anything else. DOOM had an online community, in fact I should have mentioned that (and Quake and Unreal Tournament).

      I wrote this article with a veil of ignorance so I understand the frustration. I was looking forward to comments like these. Cheers!

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      • Umar heartless

        October 31, 2013 at 08:05

        I do understand your point 🙂 and well written article too

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  7. John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

    October 30, 2013 at 14:06

    I’m actually interested in the decline of strategy games of the years.

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    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      October 30, 2013 at 14:24

      This ^ I want to read an article on that now please.

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    • ToshZA

      October 30, 2013 at 14:27

      Upvote to show my support.

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    • That Happy Twit

      October 30, 2013 at 15:13

      Was thinking the same thing.

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  8. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    October 30, 2013 at 14:07

    “so I cried for a bit and left.” I cant tell you how much that made me giggle…

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    • Stephen Snook

      October 30, 2013 at 15:36

      I’m glad =)

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  9. Alex Hicks

    October 30, 2013 at 14:10

    I feel I can comment here. I have played FPS games in the past; I sunk an enormous number of hours into Modern Warfare 2; as my steam profile will attest. I was middling at best.

    I have experienced the acidic attacks from prepubescent idiots; and I have experienced the fellowship of the more sane players. As a 35 year old, sane, relatively intelligent man I can also attest to the existence of normally adjusted people, of both genders, who play regularly. A colleague of mine still runs a CoD clan.

    The history of the genre cannot be ignored for the advances it brought in graphics and computing terms. Argumentative as it may be, there is a strong case that the genre was most responsible for the advances in graphics rendering technology; and the explosive growth of eSports in general. Quake was, simply put, the Citizen Kane of the video gaming world.

    Modern FPS is all about the multiplayer; simply because that is what the majority want. Pose this question and argument over the relative lack of FPS single player goodness; and the “bad rep” overseas where decent bandwidth is a common denominator and you might get a different opinion. The generic qualities of CoD and BF is a commercial consequence of such significant success.

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    • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

      October 30, 2013 at 14:12

      Modern Warfare had a great SP.

      You have my upvote.

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      • Rincethis

        October 30, 2013 at 14:31

        It did. That’s where I left my love, the rest can fade!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 30, 2013 at 14:33

          #foreverCODSP

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          • Rincethis

            October 30, 2013 at 14:34

            You take your filthy COD back!

        • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

          October 30, 2013 at 14:35

          Same here.

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      • Stephen Snook

        October 30, 2013 at 15:36

        I’ve heard good things about it too. Funny enough it’s one I haven’t played!

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    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      October 30, 2013 at 14:18

      You can comment anywhere guy, THIS… IS… INTERNET

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      • Alex Hicks

        October 30, 2013 at 14:22

        Thanks 😉 … but I was referring to the ability to add value. As a person of middling years I have to think very carefully now before I write; and I type very slowly. I don’t have the time to comment unless I feel it will benefit the debate with something of substance.

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        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          October 30, 2013 at 14:23

          A very zen attitude to the net you have kind sir. Refreshing.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 30, 2013 at 14:23

          Add substance? Now you’re making me feel slightly guilty heh.

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    • Stephen Snook

      October 30, 2013 at 15:35

      I can understand that frustration. I tried really hard writing this article to not make it too preachy.

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  10. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    October 30, 2013 at 14:12

    Good Read. However. We know exactly why there is hate. The market penetration you referred to earlier is the issue. Most gamers, even the competitive ones, are fairly pleasant folk, willing to lend a helping hand. On the other hand, since COD/BF is the cool “in” thing to do, every sport ridden roid induced slack jawed jock decided they wanted in on the fun. Dont get me wrong. More the merrier right? The issue is their behaviour. Which is where the 12 year old analogy comes out. Yes its mean but im going to say it. most dudesbro’s IRL and online carry on like a juvenile delinquent. This is the issue. This is the problem. These are the people fucking our system.

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    • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

      October 30, 2013 at 14:15

      I’ve always seen the guys on BF and COD as the jocks of gaming.

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      • Devourer of Small Bunnies

        October 30, 2013 at 14:17

        You would be correct sir. The shameful part is, Im “friends” with so many of them, it burns my soul from the inside 🙁

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        • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

          October 30, 2013 at 14:19

          I am with one such individual. There’s a big difference between being competitive and being a d-bag

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          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 30, 2013 at 14:22

            Competitive is a non issue IMO. I just find that the behaviour of dudebro’s/college/uni kids all seem to display the same grain of entitlement. To be the biggest c*nt you can be. What kind of fulfillment that state of mind and play creates completely eludes me.

          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:23

            Oh yes. I don’t think my mom would ever sleep again if she knew what some of the guys online call her.

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 30, 2013 at 14:25

            Apparently my moms a beast in bed. So I got that going for me.

          • Alex Hicks

            October 30, 2013 at 14:31

            Now here too is an interesting anecdote. I have seen two different attempts to combat this; and the effects. One of my fellow gamers simply ignores it – he has become reclusive and avoids the net in general; another fought back as hard as he could; racking his brain to come up with witty responses – he has become as bitter as the originals and now (in his own words) “swears everyone’s mother” as a matter of course.

            The best is probably some sort of middle ground.

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:36

            I’ve honestly never experienced this. No one has ever sad anything bad about my mom online. Ofcourse you get the occasional dude that cant handle the fact that you’re owning him and he freaks out, but it’s rarely over the mic. They usually just type some random insult and I simply reply with “lol” or “wut”.
            Most of the times the comments are actually super funny, especially the afrikaans guys!

          • Devourer of Small Bunnies

            October 30, 2013 at 14:52

            i guess its hard to be rational, given the medium of anarchy.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:35

            Y’know, I have to wonder about the “shagged your mom” type jokes. I loved my mom, but for the life of me, I would be the first to admit that my mom was ugly. So does the people making these “shagged your mom” type jokes into sex with ugly people?

          • ToshZA

            October 30, 2013 at 14:37

            That’s usually what I say to them. Shorter though. “Dude, my mom’s ugly. So glad to know you couldn’t do any better.”

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:39

            Until your mom walks in and hear you say that.

          • ToshZA

            October 30, 2013 at 14:40

            My mom would give me a high 5. She’s ugly, but she’s awesome.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 30, 2013 at 14:41

            Whenever someone mentions my mom I usually tell them they should have more respect for their grandmother. Some people get it.

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:44

            haha! Nice one, will remember that!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:41

            Ha ha! No. My mom knew where she stood. I always called her “Ou Lelik”

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:46

            haha damn, that would never work in my family. My mom would laugh but then slowly obsess about it.

          • That Happy Twit

            October 30, 2013 at 15:09

            Bwahahahaha!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 30, 2013 at 14:30

            Because it’s “cool & edgy.”

            When I was getting changed at the gym last night we were all entertained by the swimming squad dipshits talking about how awesome it is when they & their friends LOL at their classmates who mispronounce words in English class when reading or giving a presentation.

            Like WTF? Why?

          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:34

            Stupid people have the biggest mouths.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:37

            Unfortunately, the world is full of assholes…

    • Stephen Snook

      October 30, 2013 at 15:34

      I can agree with that. I wrote this article to get everyone’s view on the matter. So thanks everyone for helping me gain a better understanding.

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  11. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 30, 2013 at 14:17

    First person shooters are training me how to become a boss-level badass and… how to survive the inevitable Zombie apocalypse or imminent apocalyptic, climate change-induced wasteland (Mad Max style!). Strangely, Parow is already there…. I saw a guy walking around with tyre armour yesteday. The end is nigh!

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    • Anon A Mouse

      October 30, 2013 at 14:50

      Wasn’t it Jack Parow perhaps? Sounds like his going out clothes.

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        October 30, 2013 at 15:28

        HAHAHAHA!

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  12. Kyou

    October 30, 2013 at 14:17

    FPS GAMES SUCK!!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 30, 2013 at 14:17

      At least they’re not Pokemon. amirite?

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      • ToshZA

        October 30, 2013 at 14:25

        Don’t hate the (bad) player, hate the game, right?

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        • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

          October 30, 2013 at 14:32

          Don’t hate the opinion, hate the opinionated.

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      • Kyou

        October 30, 2013 at 14:29

        FPS GAMES SUCK!!

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        • ToshZA

          October 30, 2013 at 14:30

          Am I experiencing some Deja Vu here. Help me out someone?

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          • Rincethis

            October 30, 2013 at 14:32

            Yip. capitals? haha

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 30, 2013 at 14:32

            At least they’re not Pokemon. amirite?

          • Kyou

            October 30, 2013 at 17:21

            Of course it’s not Pokemon you asshole!!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 30, 2013 at 14:44

            Nope. That was just the echo in Kyou’s head forcing him to type again.

        • Devourer of Small Bunnies

          October 30, 2013 at 16:28

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    • CRAZY SUCKS COCK

      October 31, 2013 at 11:30

      GET THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK OUT OF THIS SITE KYOU YOU MOTHERFUCKING PIECE OF SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  13. Anon A Mouse

    October 30, 2013 at 14:19

    My problem isn’t with FPS as a genre itself, it is specifically with a game like CoD for instance that is only cut and paste and isn’t really offering something new.

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    • Devourer of Small Bunnies

      October 30, 2013 at 14:19

      Yet continue to sell by the billions and retain 90%+ scores. Looks legit to me. :/

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      • Anon A Mouse

        October 30, 2013 at 14:26

        I do agree it’s a money machine, and yes it’s because of MP that people flock to buying it every time. I just feel that the developers are getting lazy due to this fact and gamers actually loose out on something really awesome because of this.

        I still feel CoD as well as BF needs a reboot of some sort to keep on going further. But then again I’m a gamer that enjoys SP and good story lines, which probably isn’t making me the best of judges on this subject.

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        • Maxiviper117

          October 30, 2013 at 14:34

          There isnt much to reboot, its the same basic formula, Kill the enemy, but how you do that, with what you do that and what it looks like doing it, and how good it looks doing it (graphics). is the only thing that can change. And thats why I flock to battlefield, they give you options and freedom (Multiplayer) I dont want to flippen call in a damn chopper on a radio cuz i got a killsteak, i want to Pilot the thing from start to finish. You dont call in an airstrike from virtual thingys in BF4 like in cod, you request an airstrike from an actual player.

          And the killstreaks in Cod is overpowered, so easy to get 15 kills in a minute.
          You call that competitive? in Battlefield you have to get into the chopper and jet and really get your hands dirty, so much more satsfying, unlike in cod you get a killstreak and spawn a drone and proceed to point a ridicule at players and instakill them.

          This is all why i have completely lost interest in Cod, I played MW1 and MW2 and black ops and finally gave up on it when bf3 came around.

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          • Anon A Mouse

            October 30, 2013 at 14:46

            That might be true, but take Spec Ops: The Line as an example of how a war FPS can be turned into something with a heart and soul. Yes it’s still the basic idea of PEW PEW BOOM, but there is so much meat around the bones. With the budgets that CoD and BF have imagine what they will be able to do if they just put a bit of thought in what they do.

          • Maxiviper117

            October 30, 2013 at 15:01

            Im wasnt talking about single player.

          • Anon A Mouse

            October 30, 2013 at 15:07

            I do get that, and it’s probably the incorrect game to use as an example for MP but I just wanted to point out that there are room for improvement in the warfare FPS if developers put their mind to it.

          • Maxiviper117

            October 30, 2013 at 15:11

            Yes but there isnt much that this timeline “modern warfare” in multiplayer terms that can be changed significantly without damaging the reputation and style of the specifc game. If you want a different FPS feel, check out Destiny when it comes out.

          • Maxiviper117

            October 30, 2013 at 15:37

      • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

        October 30, 2013 at 14:27

        We’re all just as cut and paste

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    • ToshZA

      October 30, 2013 at 14:23

      Exactly. Far Cry and Borderlands are 2 examples of great FPS. Even the F.E.A.R. series was fantastic.

      CoD is literally the same room with a slightly different shade of paint on every year. Same furniture, same cracks in the walls. Occasionally it gets a new painting of a dog, and a goldfish bowl, but it’s still the same room.

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      • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

        October 30, 2013 at 14:26

        Correction: The FIRST F.E.A.R
        But Borderlands is great, so is FarCry.

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      • Stephen Snook

        October 30, 2013 at 15:32

        I did miss out on naming some great FPS. But I was referring to the multiplayer driven FPS’s of our time. As in, I bought this game specifically to play online because the single player isn’t much to look at.

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        • ToshZA

          October 30, 2013 at 16:34

          Borderlands is best with 4 people. It is a multiplayer experience. 🙂 And it’s far more awesome than the generic that is CoD.

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    • That Happy Twit

      October 30, 2013 at 15:05

      But …but…but… fish A.I?

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      • Anon A Mouse

        October 30, 2013 at 15:12

        And a dog… in S.P.A.C.E

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  14. RangerMossel

    October 30, 2013 at 14:22

    I can relate. I have always loved FPS games, or “skietgames” as we afrikaners call it. But I’ve only really played online last year for the first time. It was literally like you descibed it, run into the corridor…dead. But once you learn all the weapons and load outs and maps you become better. After about 150 hours of multiplayer I can say with confidence that I’m mildly average.
    Anyone better then me has no life and anyone worse than me is a noob.

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    • Rincethis

      October 30, 2013 at 14:38

      HA! 🙂

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    • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

      October 30, 2013 at 14:39

      That is my BF existence right there.

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      • RangerMossel

        October 30, 2013 at 14:42

        Your boyfriend? 😛

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 30, 2013 at 14:43

          Don’t say that, Rince already thinks this is a dating site. trollol!

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          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:45

            Tanya will throw her moves down if she hears someone is available.

        • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

          October 30, 2013 at 14:45

          No! My girlfriend was on the pirate ship Monday. I have proof! Hey Rince?
          Rince?
          *creak creak*

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 30, 2013 at 14:46

            Rince is your girlfriend?

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:47

            I KNEW IT!!

          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:48

            Pah. Gingers aren’t my thing.

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:50

            I love how no one cares that Trevor called Rince a girl. Fantastic.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 30, 2013 at 14:50

            Even she doesn’t deny it.

          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:51

            She’s AFK, doing her nails.

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:52

            A joke is a joke, but you dont leave a ginger in the sun.

          • Sageville

            October 30, 2013 at 14:55

            You know what they say….

            “Once you go ginger….

          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:57

            You never go stranger?

          • RangerMossel

            October 30, 2013 at 14:47

            haha did you bring the twins? (left hand and right hand)

          • John's (JJ's) grand endeavour

            October 30, 2013 at 14:48

            Dammit. How do I always get myself into these situations?

  15. Kyle Farmer

    October 30, 2013 at 14:23

    I, as a well adjust (i think), 32 yr old male love spending a few hours a week lost in the world of BF3. I’ve never tried COD online, so I have no love or hate for it, I’m just used to BF3 and it’s cool so why stray? As for all the hate? I can only imagine there are people out there who are not mentally mature enough to deal with the issues that FPS games, or any games for that matter expose into the daylight. That to me is the problem, too many idiots and not enough (virtual) bullets 🙂

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  16. Rincethis

    October 30, 2013 at 14:28

    Is there a hate for FPS? Or just a hate for the generic mass producing CoD and it’s ilk? There is a reason why there is a reputation for kids bad mouthing and that is because it DOES happen, and a hell of a lot. It pisses me off because this overly generic pap is the thing holding the gaming industry in a state of ‘more Miley Cyrus please, oh, she’s busy how about Beiber’.

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    • John Gardner

      October 30, 2013 at 14:36

      In the USA at least I think the hate is from people who don’t understand the genre, or people who think there is some kind of causal relationship between FPS’s and increases in violence among young people.

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      • Rincethis

        October 30, 2013 at 15:23

        I completely agree. Well said.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 30, 2013 at 15:30

      I’d say there’s more a hate for “tired old” COD, or more specifically a lack of progression among linear corridor shooters to something less confined…. I could do without “cinematics”. If there’s one thing that I won’t miss about this gen, it’s all the games thinking that they’re movies. It was cool in the beginning but now it’s starting to annoy.

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  17. Kyou

    October 30, 2013 at 17:20

    JAPANESE PEOPLE SAY FPS GAMES SUCK!! ANYONE WHO STILL LIKES FPS GAMES HAS NO LIFE!!

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    • CRAZY SUCKS COCK

      October 31, 2013 at 11:34

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      Reply

  18. Rags

    October 30, 2013 at 17:22

    There is a stigma associated with FPS games?
    zzzzzzz

    Reply

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