"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." "You know, playing this doesn't make you cool like a real rock band. Guys? Didn't you hear me? ...Stop having fun!" "You know, playing No Russian doesn't make you cool like a real terrorist group. Guys? Didn't you hear me? ...Stop having fun!"
— Rock Band
fans delivering the appropriate response
"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." "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." 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 going to make us lose
"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." 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. (Beat Panel) Kirby
: I can make Mario fight Sonic! (Beat Panel) (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?" "Face it. An idiot like you isn't qualified to play this game." "To every multiplayer game ever made: I like your game. I don't like your gamers."
— A Tweet discussing this subject.
I thought you were having fun with your new friends? Sheldon:
I had to leave. They were doing it wrong.
"How can you tell the Hobbyists from the Hardcore/professional players? The Hobbyists are the one having fun."
— A Tweet discussing this subject.
"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." Reggie
: Otto, you're gonna have to get another snowboard to cart that head of yours around. It was just a 360. Otto
a 360? Reggie
: Can't you ever just enjoy the ride, Rocket Boy? Otto
: God, you are such little kids! Reggie
: I'm a year older. What does that make you? Otto
: Do you wanna 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.
"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." 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!
Little Girl NPC
: Oh no...I lost...But I had a good time! Kaiba
: You're a third-rate duelist with a fourth-rate deck!
"Pokémon isn't about fun! It's about math! Math, and winning! It's like a job you don't get paid for!" "EH? SERIOUSLY? EASY MODO?" "How gross! The only ones that should be playing Easy Mode are elementary school students, right?" "HAHAHAHAHA!" "'Enthusiastic' isn't the word I'd have used. Guys like them seem to be found at every field; if you're not a tourney player, then you're some kind of loser. If you don't play their way, you might as well not even play." Dickstabbers
is, to me, a humorous way to differentiate between Joe Casual and the hardcore speedsters
who, given the choice between fucking the prom queen to shave 1.1 turns off of a run or stabbing their dong
to shave 2.3 turns off of their run, will sigh regretfully and pull out their dickknives.
Steven: Yeah! This way, the moves really matter.
: But it's Checkers
! Every move matters.
Amethyst: Sounds like someone's being a sore loser.
Pearl: *Puffs up*. I'M not being a sore loser, *Jumps all of Amethysts remaining checkers in one move* Because I just won the game.
Amethyst: Whaaaa?! Here it comes! *Is splashed by the remaining balloons* Aaah, it feels good to lose!
Pearl: *Ahem*, I certainly hope that's not the attitude you have during battle.
The experts captured auction
With their lessons and their books,
And the casual week-end player
Got a lot of nasty looks.
The experts captured auction
And dissected it, and then
Somebody thought up contract,
And we played for fun again.
It was pleasant, lose or win,
But the experts muscled in,
And you couldn't deal cards in your own abode
Without having memorized the latest code.
— Ogden Nash
, "Your Lead, Partner, I Hope We've Read The Same Book"
"Ive said for a long time, if you want to really deeply understand games on a fundamental level, you need to play fighting games. I know it sounds imperialistic from me, who is practically still a beginner at fighting games, yet people talk of me like Im some aficionado. Like Im trying to force my favorite or preferred genre down other peoples throats, but its a simple truth. Its the way of the world."
— Chris Wagar, Wordpress
"That's just one of the first results you get when you search for "How the Invincibility Leaf dumbs down video games", but when I read this and similar arguments the first response I'm compelled to have is to ask: so fucking what? So someone who isn't you 'gets out of' complex platforming sections. It's not a standardised fucking test! There are no jobs on the line here. First one to complete Super Mario Bros: 3D World doesn't get to become the Last fucking Starfighter. Kids and people who aren't as skilled or capable at Mario as you can continue enjoying the entertainment they purchased. Boo-fucking-hoo on you, you hater-of-other-people-having-fun. You tiny little tyrant sat atop a throne of your own smug contempt." "Now, I've noticed a tendency for this program to get rather silly. Now I do my best to keep things moving along, but I'm
not having things getting silly. Those last two sketches I did got
very silly indeed; And the last ones about the beds was even sillier!"
The phrase 'its just a game' is such a weak mindset. You are ok with what happened, losing, imperfection of a craft. When you stop getting angry after losing, youve lost twice. Theres always something to learn, and always room for improvement, never settle.