Why Fighting Games Are Still Bad For Gaming

Update: I’ve written a small piece in response to the feedback I’ve been given today, it can be found here.

Yesterday I published this article about why I personally think that fighting games are bad for gaming in general, due to the fact I feel that people from the fighting game scene or community are quick to insult new or casual players, written from the perspective of a casual player. The reaction was immediate and swift, people were quick to start insulting me for just being a casual observer of the scene. Which was so ironically beautiful, Alanis Morissette songs started playing on my laptop as soon as I scrolled down to the comments.
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Why Fighting Games are Bad for Gaming Update.

Double update:  I’ve written a small piece in response to the feedback I’ve been given today, it can be found here.

Update: In response to the overwhelming response this article has received, I’ve answered as many of the criticisms as possible in a follow-up article.

Video games are becoming an increasingly legitimate form of entertainment, they have adverts for games during primetime TV and the best-selling christmas present are usually video games and consoles. As a fan of the medium I welcome this, more people interested in the medium means more money will be invested in it, which of course means more celebrity voices in games. Liam Neeson as Master Chief, make it happen. Continue reading