Modern Warfare 3 Vs Battlefield 3? It’s A Very Serious Debate
Serious gamers, there’s a term I hate. It’s the most self indulgent piece of oxymoronic nonsense you can spout in the field of video games. Video games are meant to be fun aren’t they? The clue is in the name. Otherwise they’d be called ‘video strategic exercises’ or ‘computer analysis projects’. We don’t have jovial mortgage advice or mirthsome personal indemnity insurance so why must we tolerate having the joy sapped out of our else while pursuits. I have done no research but I feel that it’s safe to say: serious gamers get their hoo-has from kicking kittens and wildly honking horns at funeral processions before they go home and furiously masturbate over their antique spoon collections. Oh how I loathe their hypocritical buzz killing soulless combined existence.
During the last decade the explosion of network play, across every platform, has meant that the serious gamers and, for argument’s sake lets call the rest of us; handsome, charismatic, more-likely-to-have-a-lover-than-a-nose-bleed fun gamers (or just ‘fun gamers’ for short), have been forced to mix in the cyberspherical thunderdome. And with the arrival, later this year, of both This Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3; it’s about to get personal. One merely needs to scan the comments below the trailers of the 2 games on Youtube, to witness the passionate squabbling of the rival games’ fan bases. The blood is already pooling on the pre-order floor.
Traditionally the online multiplayer Battlefield saga has been the reserve of ‘serious gamers’, whilst the Call Of Duty Modern Warfare games have tended to be played by people that don’t just view life as a means to an end. This is not to say you don’t get serious gamers wafting a foot over the franchise DMZ into Modern Warfare territory or vice versa, but you always know when one of the ‘other side’ is playing on your team.
The tell tale signs for the serious gamer are facilely identifiable; if you hear someone repeatedly using the word ‘imperative’ or drafting up elaborate siege plans to “frag a tango” you have yourself an ‘SG’. To sniff out a fun gamer is equally simple, well do they sound like they’re enjoying themselves? Yes? Are they listening to a soundtrack of white-noise and police brutality? No? You have yourself a bonafide ‘FG’.
Now I know it’s not gentlemanly of me but I call upon all you FGs out there to rise up and partake in a bit of cross border ‘how’s your father?’ by buying and committing as many man hours to Battlefield 2 as possible, I will most certainly be doing it. The process of a fun gamer enhancing the gameplaying experience of a serious gamer is far less complicated than the other way round. What’s easier to ignore? Someone turning up at a house party with a knitted sweater and
a bag of steamed vegetables? Or someone gate-crashing a finance meeting with a sombrero, party poppers and a bottle of tequila? And besides these people need fun in their lives, they might not realise it as they leaf through their copy of industrial lathe fancier monthly, but they do.