Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gamerchicks: in it for the games, or the bashing?

So, I was playing MW2 the other day, and there happened to be another girl in the lobby with a mic on besides myself. One of my PS3 buddies had invited me to join their party, but I was too late, so I just joined the lobby. The first game I was on their team, but the next few games, I was on the other team, which included the other girl. I'm not sure if any of the others knew the girl from anywhere, but they were saying pretty crazy things to her, something that has NEVER happened to me before (yeah, some dude got mad and called me a whore, but is that REALLY supposed to offend me? LOL). I had asked her while we were playing if that happens to her every time she plays, and she answered, 'yeah, pretty much'. It was then that a friend of hers said that she asked for it, responding to their taunts with 'comebacks' that they just HAD to say something about. During the next lobby, someone on the opposite team kept calling her out, and though I can't remember exactly what he said, I know for sure it was something obscene...and she really did respond in a way that was obvious that either she liked the  negative attention (it was almost...dare I say it... a type of FLIRTING on her part!) or she was completely oblivious to the fact that they were NOT trying to be friendly with her. Maybe it was her score, or maybe it was the combo of her being a girl AND her score, but they definitely taunted her the entire time, and respected me (either cause I was getting top score every single game, or I was friends with one of their teammates). I got 2 friend requests that day, one of my buddies' friends & the girl's friend, although the girl herself didn't really speak much to me. I wonder if she was really in the game to get bad mouthed, or because she wanted to actually play. Makes me wonder when some girls say how guys treat them in game lobbies, do they ASK for it or do they ever fight back? Cause I'd definitely fight back, even though that situation has never happened to me.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just a Random Thought...

I remember the days when I first started playing FarmVille on Facebook. I remember thinking far ahead of time to see when I'd be home to harvest my crops so they didn't wither. Then came Restaurant City, where I had to return to my restaurant every 3 hours to replenish my worker's energy bars. Then it was Cafe World. Then it was Mafia Wars. Then School of Wizardry....I'm pretty sure you get the point. On that note, I was thinking... are console games as addicting as computer games? A lot more people own some type of computer nowadays, and 'casual' gaming as evolved from the simple days of Bejeweled and Super Collapse! and whoever does own a computer is most likely attached to it for a good amount of time each day. I myself never heard anyone say 'OMG my killstreak bonus ends at 5pm!' or something silly to that nature. I can spend about an hour just rearranging my cafe in Cafe World...but spend 30 minutes playing Modern Warfare 2 and be satisfied that my n00b pwning has been achieved for the day. =] But compare that to someone who plays World of Warcraft for 10 hours a day, usually nonstop except for bathroom and food breaks. To all you readers...what do you think?