History FlameWar / VideoGames

11th Aug '16 10:07:16 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* While on the subject of ''Halo'', go to it's official website, which, with all the flames on its forums, could also be known as hell. You're guaranteed to see multiple threads decrying any newly revealed feature for the next game, declaring the "death of Halo", and demanding that the studio apologize for the failure that was the last critically and commercially successful game. Inside these threads, wars between the "I liked that game" and "This new feature sounds fun" guys and the "Nope, the whole series is ruined" and "Halo is VideoGame/CallOfDuty now, my life is over" guys will rage until the last Halo game is released. And probably after that.

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* While on the subject of ''Halo'', go Go to it's ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''[='s=] official website, which, with all the flames on its forums, could also be known as hell. You're guaranteed to see multiple threads decrying any newly revealed feature for the next game, declaring the "death of Halo", and demanding that the studio apologize for the failure that was the last critically and commercially successful game. Inside these threads, wars between the "I liked that game" and "This new feature sounds fun" guys and the "Nope, the whole series is ruined" and "Halo is VideoGame/CallOfDuty now, my life is over" guys will rage until the last Halo next ''Halo'' game is released. And probably after that.
9th Aug '16 11:14:01 PM Anddrix
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** If ''that'' wasn't crazy enough, people strictly in the ''Brawl'' community got into flame wars over a [[BaseBreaker certain character known as Meta Knight]] from the ''Kirby'' franchise, who lots of people saw as extremely cheap and even broken when compared to most of the cast who suffer from being in a ''very'' unbalanced roster. Some argued that Meta Knight isn't that hard to beat in competitive play as some characters do stand a chance against him. Others feel that it's irrelevant as half the cast is complete crap anyway no thanks to how slow and laggy the game is. While the mysterious swordsman was in fact banned from competitive play for a while, it was eventually decided to leave it up to tournament organizers whether or not to ban him from a tournament. This caused people who liked the fact the most OP character in ''Brawl'' got justly banned for a while to flip out ''completely'' and go berserk on the forums leading to more flamewars concerning MetaKnight's legality.

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** If ''that'' wasn't crazy enough, people strictly in the ''Brawl'' community got into flame wars over a [[BaseBreaker certain character known as Meta Knight]] Knight from the ''Kirby'' franchise, who lots of people saw as extremely cheap and even broken when compared to most of the cast who suffer from being in a ''very'' unbalanced roster. Some argued that Meta Knight isn't that hard to beat in competitive play as some characters do stand a chance against him. Others feel that it's irrelevant as half the cast is complete crap anyway no thanks to how slow and laggy the game is. While the mysterious swordsman was in fact banned from competitive play for a while, it was eventually decided to leave it up to tournament organizers whether or not to ban him from a tournament. This caused people who liked the fact the most OP character in ''Brawl'' got justly banned for a while to flip out ''completely'' and go berserk on the forums leading to more flamewars concerning MetaKnight's legality.
6th Aug '16 10:31:46 AM RogueJedi
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** Another sensitive issue is whether or not a few people [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil pirating games]] really hurt game developers. Topics also somehow get morals involved.

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** Another sensitive issue is whether or not a few people [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil pirating games]] games really hurt hurts the game developers. Topics also somehow get morals involved.developers, and whether or not it's moral, because of or despite that.
10th Jul '16 12:17:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has become this ever since a series of reviews were made popular, both of which tore into the main plot, highlighting what they perceived as faults. BioWare's forum has been lit up with crusader-esque assaults from both sides while constructive criticism is lost in a slew of ranting.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has become this ever since a series of reviews were made popular, both of which tore into the main plot, highlighting what they perceived as faults. BioWare's Creator/BioWare's forum has been lit up with crusader-esque assaults from both sides while constructive criticism is lost in a slew of ranting.
21st Jun '16 4:14:31 PM CounterShadowform
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* It's not a good idea to bring up the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate_controversy Gamer Gate controversy]] in any board that is NOT the KotakuInAction reddit board as it could bring an eternal flame war between those in support and against the controversy, you have been warned.

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* It's not a good idea to bring up the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate_controversy Gamer Gate controversy]] in any board that is NOT the KotakuInAction [=KotakuInAction=] reddit board as it could bring an eternal flame war between those in support and against the controversy, you have been warned.
16th Jun '16 10:16:31 PM Axeo
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* Related to the above Nintendo example ''ANYTHING'' Nintendo related as a company, starting with the {{Wii}} up to the WiiU. The flame wars are just super toxic, filled with nothing but {{Hatedom}}, {{Fandom}}, HateDumb, FanDumb, and BrokenBase over whether or not the Wii U is next gen or not, the lack of new IP's and what qualify as a new IP (Nintendo has made new IP's, but whether or not they're aesthetically appealing is a different can of worms), the lack of third party support as far back as N64 and whose to blame for this Nintendo or game developers for being lazy, the kiddie/family stigma, should Iwata be fired or is he being scapegoated? wash rinse and repeat with Reggie, and Myamoto, the lack of a robust online infrastructure vs that's not what Nintendo is about, etc etc etc.. Doesn't help that people accuse the gaming media as part of the problem. Flame wars are common in the gaming community yes, however Nintendo is completely different monster all together with a gazillion different shades of conflicts and issues by extension. For example casual gaming vs "core" gaming and the definition of those terms, motion controls vs standard controls, photo realistic graphics vs that's not what Nintendo is about. In fact arguably most major debates revolving around console gaming have Nintendo as the root of the argument...or it [[FlameBait eventually leads to Nintendo]]. Sony, and Microsoft wars are nowhere near as bad as the Nintendo debates.

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* Related to the above Nintendo example ''ANYTHING'' Nintendo related as a company, starting with the {{Wii}} up to the WiiU. The flame wars are just super toxic, filled with nothing but {{Hatedom}}, {{Fandom}}, HateDumb, FanDumb, and BrokenBase over whether or not the Wii U is next gen or not, the lack of new IP's and what qualify as a new IP (Nintendo has made new IP's, but whether or not they're aesthetically appealing is a different can of worms), the lack of third party support as far back as N64 and whose to blame for this Nintendo or game developers for being lazy, the kiddie/family stigma, should Iwata be fired or is he being scapegoated? wash rinse and repeat with Reggie, and Myamoto, Miyamoto, the lack of a robust online infrastructure vs that's not what Nintendo is about, etc etc etc.. Doesn't help that people accuse the gaming media as part of the problem. Flame wars are common in the gaming community yes, however Nintendo is completely different monster all together with a gazillion different shades of conflicts and issues by extension. For example casual gaming vs "core" gaming and the definition of those terms, motion controls vs standard controls, photo realistic graphics vs that's not what Nintendo is about. In fact arguably most major debates revolving around console gaming have Nintendo as the root of the argument...or it [[FlameBait eventually leads to Nintendo]]. Sony, and Microsoft wars are nowhere near as bad as the Nintendo debates.
27th May '16 4:56:00 PM nombretomado
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** To give you a perspective of how flame worthy the Wii U console is, see its Headscratchers page, which might as well be called "Please lent out you frustrations with X here". You'll notice how much complaining there is compared to the PS4, (XboxOne's Headscratchers also have a lot of hate, but most, if not all, "features" have been reversed.

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** To give you a perspective of how flame worthy the Wii U console is, see its Headscratchers page, which might as well be called "Please lent out you frustrations with X here". You'll notice how much complaining there is compared to the PS4, (XboxOne's [=PS4=], (UsefulNotes/XboxOne's Headscratchers also have a lot of hate, but most, if not all, "features" have been reversed.
3rd May '16 12:49:46 AM ButterKing4Ever
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** Who is Best Princess: Peach, Daisy or Rosalina.
26th Mar '16 2:29:03 AM memememememe
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* VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} versus every other RTS games, especially if you are a [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer]] fan.

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* VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} Franchise/{{Starcraft}} versus every other RTS games, especially if you are a [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Command & Conquer]] fan.
30th Jan '16 1:16:35 PM HeraldAlberich
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* A war within the Creator/{{Nintendo}} fandom has brewed since 2010 due to the influence of Creator/SeanMalstrom. On one side stand the "Orthodox" Nintendo fans, who just enjoy the games for what they are and tend to like whatever Nintendo gives them, on the other are the Malstromites, who tend to like only the Nintendo games that adhere to the Blue Ocean strategy. Things get heated in that the Malstromites tend to view those Nintendo games that do not adhere to the strategy as being actively destructive for Nintendo, and thus begin to flame games like SuperMarioGalaxy2, VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks, or MetroidOtherM, or even call for the firing of Satoru Iwata, Yoshio Sakamoto, and Shigeru Miyamoto, much to the dismay of Orthodox fans.

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* A war within the Creator/{{Nintendo}} fandom has brewed since 2010 due to the influence of Creator/SeanMalstrom. On one side stand the "Orthodox" Nintendo fans, who just enjoy the games for what they are and tend to like whatever Nintendo gives them, on the other are the Malstromites, who tend to like only the Nintendo games that adhere to the Blue Ocean strategy. Things get heated in that the Malstromites tend to view those Nintendo games that do not adhere to the strategy as being actively destructive for Nintendo, and thus begin to flame games like SuperMarioGalaxy2, VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'', or MetroidOtherM, ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', or even call for the firing of Satoru Iwata, Yoshio Sakamoto, and Shigeru Miyamoto, much to the dismay of Orthodox fans.
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