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I'm a self-confessed Monster Energy enthusiast and casual gamer, although I can get hardcore at times. I started gaming when I was very young and have been loving every moment of it. I am so enthusiastic about gaming that I'm trying to bring it into real life by making my own Halo armour. I am driven by my passion for gaming.


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Games today are the manifestation of the ideas and imaginations of the "Next Gen", but what has happened to good, old-fashioned, gaming humor? Back in the day, a game was only worth playing if it had you in stitches after the first ten minutes. Now we are so focused on the challenge of completing the game that we forget why we play games. We play games for the enjoyment of playing rather than playing to finish. We get so frustrated and angry because we are so overly focused on the completion of the challenge. Developers aren't exactly helping either. You'll have a tough time trying to find humor in a game as it is usually so quickly delivered that in a blink of an eye, it's over. In the latest games you'll be lucky to find a pun or two and these are seen as more of an "Easter Egg" than part of the game itself.

 

Most of the time gamers see blowing others to small bits of flesh as "funny", but where is the punch line that will leave you sitting in your chair laughing so hard that no noise comes out, so you sit there clapping like a retarded seal? Where is the meat of the joke? The majority of games contain oxymorons (a contradiction in the sense that it makes no sense. A "blinding darkness" for example.) in which calm, soothing music is played whilst stomping zombie brains. Funny? Maybe? Humorous? I don't think so. It's understandable that not everyone has the same sense of humor, but developers can spare at least some time to make those with dark or dry humor chuckle a little. Yes, not every game can be just humor, but us gamers cannot live off a pokerface forever! And as the ever grinning Joker says, "Why so serious?" So, developers; Why. So. Serious?

Why So Serious?

 

-Kyle Steele


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