‘r/gaming’ is one of the biggest subreddits…
The social news aggregation site designed around users voting up or down on submitted content.
I have a weird relationship with Reddit.
On one hand, it can be really useful for directly interacting with fans and finding handy tips
and tricks and jokes and all sorts for video games
I’m playing or, whatever.
There’s also something so…
…lame? About it?
Like, if you did a word association game with the term ‘r/Gaming Redditor’,
THIS is what would immediately flash into your head:
[Tim Crist]: Pac-Man just gives me this feeling of giddiness
like there’s all these tingles running up and down my nipples!
I just can’t not associate Reddit with gamers.
If we say Facebook is an old lady and Instagram is an obnoxious
Californian hipster, then Reddit would be..
..uh, kind of a dorky 13 to 24 year old…
…little pushover bitch.
Who on all of their social media would have their avatar be a custom-made South Park OC.
So, that in mind let’s zone into r/gaming specifically.
The community of 20 million plus “epic gamers”, who all greatly enjoy gamer related topics and other epically funny and awesome things.
I find the ultimate way to quickly summarize r/gaming is with a picture
I remember being unironically posted and shared by people on Facebook in around..
..2010, when I was in secondary school,
that read: I am a gamer. Not because I have no life, but because I choose to have many.
A picture which has since been deservedly mocked and referenced
as one of the most embarrassing creations in human history.
[Tim Crist]: All these tingles running up and down my nipples!
[IHE]: I don’t have anything against video games, or sharing your enjoyment of video games
of course I don’t!
In fact, I was playing my Xbox One through 60 the other day
and was quite frankly having a wicked time!
You have to admit that there’s something intrinsic to one who chooses to
identify, as a gamer.
To make being a gamer,
their number one personality trait.
And r/gaming is a wonderful breeding ground of
examples of what I mean.
A true r/gaming gamer is cut from the same cloth.
They have to love The Witcher 3.
And if they don’t think it’s their favorite game,
they at least have to have a profound almost devout
theological obsession with it.
While at the same time, have a passionate deep-rooted hatred for EA, Call of Duty
microtransactions, you know all the most obvious done to death,
predictable, expected stuff you can think of.
There’s a reason that in the last couple of years gamer culture has been memed so hard:
because it is completely
100% worthy of it.
Stereotypical gamers do themselves absolutely, no favors.
[Cavemandcj]: It’s kinda coincidental how like in most games pigs are evil.
[IHE]: Anything branded, or advertised, or shared towards the gaming crowd, has to be the most unsubtle,
obnoxious, blatant, dated, noisy, overly designed garbage around!
[Mighty No. 9 Trailer]: Do you like awesome things that are awesome?
[Game of War Ad]: Do you wanna come and play?
[IHE]: Quick sidenote: why do gamers love angles so much?
I’m sure the mice, laptops, headsets and keyboards are nice to use,
but why does it have to all look like it came from Cybertron?
This general awkwardness in the medium translates into a typical gamer’s personality, and how they behave online.
It’s just kind of a fact that many gamers…
…enjoy cringy things,
so naturally have the propensity..
..to be incredibly cringy.
I hate using the word ‘cringe’ all the time, but, it- it is what- what they are.
So is it really surprising that when you have a forum stuffed with over 20 million of them, the things start to get a little bit..
r/gaming is like a portal to 2009,
where seeing archaic and decrepit jokes and references, is not only common, but expected.
I guess it’s the issue with any subreddit based around such a broad theme, that is so popular.
How could you possibly have any real discussion about games, when every single
upvoted post is a joke, clips from whatever is popular at the time, or just the same subject matter
repeated over and over again?
r/gaming has always been infamous for its EA hate boner.
And you’d like to think it wouldn’t be quite as bad as it’s reputation..
It’s.. evr- it is everywhere!
At least it’s nice to know that the Wizards of r/gaming are single-handedly
crushing a giant corporation.
Oh, but Anthem looks quite good though.
I’ll buy the Legion of Dawn Edition, but just not get any of the microtransactions.
That’ll show them!
To me, it seems completely redundant!
I thought the entire point of subreddits was to eliminate the frustration
of having large forums with no focus at all!
Quite literally every game has its own subreddit, that’s filled with discussion, memes, tips and everything
that you could ever need to know about games of importance.
My personal favorite example being r/slashrockraiders.
The greatest subreddit of all time.
When you combine gamer foolishness with Reddit’s stereotypical race to the bottom,
pathetic, self-deprecating style of desperate comments,
that would even make Sammy Classic Sonic fan recoil in disgust.
It leads to a pretty bewildering load of..
You don’t need any flowery adjectives to describe it.
It is just shit.
And I’m sure most reddit users would agree with me,
how so many people can be completely oblivious and unaware, have so much to prove and be such
stereotypes is both hilarious and kind of..
..sad in a way.
Some of you are probably just thinking: ‘If you don’t like it… don’t look at it.’
The only reason I know anything about this subreddit at all, is because I guess when you first create an account,
you automatically get subscribed to it.
And I never bother to unsubscribe, but, I think it’s time to say farewell.
Goodnight, sweet prince.
I won’t miss your endless console wars…
Yeah, they still doing that.
Your hatred of IGN, endless nostalgia baiting for upvotes, bragging about how you’ve reached level
1,000 in ‘Family Guy Another Freakin’ Mobile Game’
Unironically calling things epic all of the time.
Upvoting pictures of girls, cause playing video game characters, because, you.. respect the art form of cosplay so much.
Self-promoting your video on why Barack Obama should be a DLC character in Smash Bros.
is tha- is that really a Half Life 3 joke?
You’re joking! Is that re-
Is that honestly a Half Life 3 joke?
Hopefully you enjoyed the video!