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I couldn't help but smile and nod in agreement to this
“Aris argued, saying that it’s wrong to try to turn fighting games into something “everyone can enjoy,” or that you can enjoy with your girlfriend or family. “The beauty of the fighting game community, and you should know this - it’s based around not being welcome. That’s the beauty of it. That’s the key essence of it. When you walk into an arcade for the first time, nobody likes you.”
ya'll starcraft suckers just don't understand the culture. it's not like other games. fuck games.
'fighting game community'
what is wrong with you?
the community would probably be dead without the refresh and new blood that the resurgence of the late 00's brought in. The community closing ranks (both in terms of game mechanics and socialising) is probably the best explanation for why fighting games nearly fell off the radar entirely.
I can't agree with anything Aris thinks on this because he's missed the basic point of any positive 'banter/jokes'/etc: it should be about making people feel good, not bad. It should be a positive thing. And his outraged liberal schtick ('oh god political correctness waaah') runs both ways: if he needs to say that stuff to relax he's as free as a bird to do it when playing AE with his mates, or, hell, he should set up his own events. Play in the wider community (with its wider exposure and rewards), play by its rules.
Otherwise, go home and be a family man (play video games in your house).
sounds like the fighting game community thinks its the hells angels.
Picture the scene:
A deadly silence falls upon the arcade when the swing doors open. No clacking of joy sticks, no burring of vending machines, no clanging of change machines. All that can be heard is a gust of wind as a tumbleweed rolls by. The camera is focused on a pair of high heeled boots and it slowly pans up the figure of an attractive woman, finishing on the stetson hat on top of her head, and our scene begins.
Guy #1: We don't take kindly to your type round here.
New girl: I ain't looking to cause no trouble.
Guy #1: Well i'll be darned... causing trouble is pretty much what we're all about.
Guy #2: Yeah, fuck you miss!
New girl: Well if y'all don't mind i'm just gonna go over here and play Street Fighter
[she walks over to a machine and is about to insert a coin when a fat hand slaps across the coin entry slot]
Guy #1: Listen here little missy, we here at the fighting game community aren't very welcoming, and you should know this... that's the beauty of it.That's the key essence of it. Now you better try and offend me quick sharp or you're out of this arcade for good
[he pinches her bottom]
New girl: Hey!
Guy #2: Hurhurhur you got her good!
Guy #1: Hehehe, there's more where that came from. Come on, punch my balls you little bitch. You don't get no respect in this arcade unless you can make a guy feel pretty darn unwelcome
[he rubs his hand up and down the joystick leaving a greasy mark and stares deep into her eyes]
Guy #2: Its like its his peynuuuuus
Guy #1: Yeah you like that little missy...
[he takes out a gun from the crack in his backside then fires it into the ceiling. He then knocks back a shot of southern comfort]
Guy #1: and that, little missy, is pretty much how we roll in the fighting games community.
lolz. GOOD POINT BRO, NEVER THOUGHT OF IT LIKE THAT
as he unlike a lot of others, appeared to be nothing but respectful of Kayo Police.