"Once I too was a trainer who had fun during my battles... So you see having fun in battle is foolhardy. A perfect win... that is a Pokémon Trainer's duty."
Gabe: He just killed fifty people with a knife! Okay? That is the last person who should have The Bomb! He's no Modern Warrior. He's a fucking psychopath!
Tycho: He's just doing what works.
Gabe: Yeah, but what about double shotgun dude?
Tycho: Double Shotgun Dude is a dog rapist. On this point, there is consensus.
"You know, playing this doesn't make you cool like a real rock band. Guys? Didn't you hear me? ...Stop having fun!"
"And what of the nine-year-old girl? Perhaps she had no business playing in the first place. From Thomas's view, getting her off the machine allowed him to face the opponents he "should" be facing anyway."
— David Sirlin, Playing To Win
"ITT WE'RE HAVING FUN WRONG."
— Anonymous poster, 4chan's /tg/ board
"My review isn't going to convince any 2D fighting game fans, as they probably already have this game and are vehemently writing down where I'm supposedly wrong in my review."
— Monheim, Capcom vs. Snk 2 Review
Calvin: This is hard data! It lets you quantify your enjoyment!
Hobbes: I thought fun was supposed to be fun.
Games are only fun if you win, bonehead! You're trying to make us lose''!
—Baseball Player, Calvin and Hobbes.
"I don't care if it's just a game, there still need to be some standards involved. Filling the Pokedex is an optional part of the game that has no actual reward to it, so the only reason to do it is for personal satisfaction. And if you can be satisfied by having other people do a significant amount of the work for you, then your standards are pretty low. Who cares if it's just a game? Either do something right or don't do it at all."
"NO ITEMS! FOX ONLY! FINAL DESTINATION!"
King Dedede: Brawl, huh? Meh. Too bad it doesn't stack up to a game made in 2001. It's floatier than Melee, you can't combo as well, it's way too easy to recover, they took out wavedashing, the air dodge is simplified and the tripping, come on! Definitely a weaker follow-up to Melee, what a shame. Poor, naive Kirby, you don't have a clue.
Kirby: I can make Mario fight Sonic!
(Dedede joins the Brawl)
"Above all: Never have fun. If you start having fun, then other people might find it infectious and also have fun, and then where would we be?"
— How To Suck at City of Heroes
Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favorites.
"Face it. An idiot like you isn't qualified to play this game."
— IYOTEN, .hack//G.U.
"To every multiplayer game ever made: I like your game. I don't like your gamers."
— A Tweet discussing this subject.
Leonard: I thought you were having fun with your new friends?
Sheldon: I had to leave. They were doing it wrong.
—The Big Bang Theory 4x17, "The Toast Derivation"
"How can you tell the Hobbyists from the Hardcore/professional players? The Hobbyists are the one having fun."
— A Tweet discussing this subject.
''"And the sad thing is? Croyt's still more polite than most of the DotA 2 players."
"What about Heroes of Newerth?"
"A herd full of bull elephants in heat are more polite than the community of Heroes of Newerth".
— A YouTube conversation regarding these people.
"Fun is just a buzzword when you can't actually think of any real reasons as to why the game is good, don't use it. Either way, being amused or entertained with something and being immersed are not the same thing."
"If there's one thing World of Warcraft players hate more than people who don't play, it's people who do play but not as much as them."
— 'Cracked, The 7 Biggest Dick Moves in the History of Online Gaming''
Reggie: Otto, you're going to have to get another snowboard to cart that head of yours around. It was just a 360.
Otto: Just a 360?
Reggie: Can't you ever just enjoy the ride, Rocket Boy?
— Rocket Power, "Big Air Dare"
Otto: God, you are such little kids!
Reggie: I'm a year older. What does that make you?
Otto: Do you want to goof around all day or do you want to play hockey?
Reggie: Well, if goofing around means having fun, then I say we goof around. Right, guys?
Otto: It's not about fun! You know what? Just forget it. I've got a surf challenge to get ready for.
Reggie: Well, he certainly stomps off like a pro.
— Rocket Power, "Otto Hangs 11"
All the kids: Calling on, Super Star Battle Team! Star Rangers!
Little Kid 1: Red Star!
Little Kid 2: Blue Star!
Little Kid 3: Yellow Star!
Little Kid 4: Black Star!
Little Kid 5: Ah... What was it?
Miki: Oh yeah, it’s Dark Star!
Akihiko (Who is almost thirty years old, yelling furiously): Wrong! It’s Pink Star! If you don’t even know such basic information, you shouldn’t be role-playing star rangers!
"Don't you know? A lot of first-class athletes don't like their own sport. Their competitive spirit comes before their personal feelings. And I'm the same way."
— Kanna Ishirobi regarding mahjong, Saki Shinohayu Dawn Of Age
Pegasus: Stop right there! I'd like to play a little guessing game with that card you're about to throw out on the field!
Kaiba: A game?! We're in the middle of a duel here!
"Pokemon isn't about fun! It's about math! Math, and winning! It's like a job you don't get paid for!"
—EV Trainer, Pokemon Rusty