For some time I’ve been boring friends with the topic of why gamers hate games. I’ve blogged about it but only briefly as I was organizing my thoughts. I chatted with Stephen Pierce over at GamesRadar about the idea one day and he and the GR staff ran with it.
I’m doing one of the chapters in the Week of Hate, but alas, not the main essay, which is the one I was fired up about and the article I kinda pitched in the first place. No hate, though; I waffled back and forth as to whether I was going to do the story in OXM or not, so ya snooze, ya lose. I’m just glad to see I’m not alone in thinking there’s something unusual — or even, wrong — with the sheer amount of nastiness that gamers spew at the very thing they claim to love.
Update: My chapter is up.Â To be honest, I didn’t really expect to find what I think I found. But I think my suggestions are certainly plausible. That stuff certainly contributes to the negativity.