old people are so jealous of gamers LOL

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#1 Edited by JustSignedUp (1148 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Box01YzekaQ

theyre so mad that they have to talk out of their ass. they should be FUCKING embarrassed that the younger generation are putting them in their place.

pro gaming should be considered as a sport. In sports you use strategy and thinking to win, same shit. You dont win fights in the UFC by having big arms, you think of a strategy to open up your opponent. What fucking losers these old fucks are.

rot in hell u fucking crypt keepers

#2 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16152 posts) -

@JustSignedUp said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Box01YzekaQ

theyre so mad that they have to talk out of their ass. they should be FUCKING embarrassed that the younger generation are putting them in their place.

pro gaming should be considered as a sport. In sports you use strategy and thinking to win, same shit. You dont win fights in the UFC by having big arms, you think of a strategy to open up your opponent. What fucking losers these old fucks are.

rot in hell u fucking crypt keepers

A fucking couch potato is a fucking couch potato. That's what these gamers are. Until they're actually in the game instead of watching from a screen, that's all they will be: a bunch of fucking couch potatoes.

#3 Edited by ad1x2 (5625 posts) -

Most people think of physically fit people when it comes to sports. On the other hand, you could be an obese person who gets long-winded going up two flights of stairs and be the best in the world at Street Fighter. It isn't just with video games, people to this day debate whether or not NASCAR should even be considered a sport since you're just sitting in a car for 250 laps.

#4 Posted by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

Pro gaming is competitive and that's all that it is. An activity that has competitive aspects and high potential of competitiveness is not automatically a sport. By that definition, scramble, bingo, Sudoku and card games are all sports.

Its pretty straightforward that its mind boggling to see many people out there argue otherwise. An activity that is competitive AND relies on physical exertion and skill is a sport. Anything else is just a competition of some sort. I don't see how pro gaming not being considered a sport discredits it or devalues it, and its pretty stupid to call those who do nothing but mashing buttons and waving their mouses and motion controllers sportsmen.

#5 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

They're just old people though

#6 Posted by Brain_Duster (404 posts) -

This is gaming, not a sport.

Sports can't be fun.

#7 Edited by plageus900 (1068 posts) -

ITT: OP is 15 and full of angst.

#8 Posted by johnd13 (8145 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

Pro gaming is competitive and that's all that it is. An activity that has competitive aspects and high potential of competitiveness is not automatically a sport. By that definition, scramble, bingo, Sudoku and card games are all sports.

Its pretty straightforward that its mind boggling to see many people out there argue otherwise. An activity that is competitive AND relies on physical exertion and skill is a sport. Anything else is just a competition of some sort. I don't see how pro gaming not being considered a sport discredits it or devalues it, and its pretty stupid to call those who do nothing but mashing buttons and waving their mouses and motion controllers sportsmen.

I agree with this.

#9 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151093 posts) -

Gaming is NOT a sport. It's a game. There is a difference.

#10 Posted by Brain_Duster (404 posts) -

Why can't we just get along?

In the end, they're all games.

#11 Posted by Detroit222 (5302 posts) -

Why all the old people hate? Not all old people are OLD. (I've noticed that some YOUNG people have an "old" outlook.) I'm healthy and love video games. Don't really care for shooters but that's my personal preference.

By the way - I'm 64.

#12 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

An activity that is competitive AND relies on physical exertion and skill is a sport. Anything else is just a competition of some sort.

How is Golf a sport?

#13 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

nothing different in moving a piece of rubber across a field or picking up piece of rubber and commanding.

#14 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@GazaAli said:

An activity that is competitive AND relies on physical exertion and skill is a sport. Anything else is just a competition of some sort.

How is Golf a sport?

because they gotta twist and break their knee caps. HEHE lol

#15 Posted by kingdre (9456 posts) -

Hate to burst your bubble but playing videogames does not make you an athlete. E-sports is on the level of chess, darts, or board games.

#16 Posted by JML897 (33125 posts) -

I don't get why gamers are so desperate to have their hobby accepted as a sport

#17 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (970 posts) -
@GazaAli said:

its pretty stupid to call those who do nothing but mashing buttons and waving their mouses and motion controllers sportsmen.


right, and in football you just throw a ball.

if texas hold em can be considered sport; a game primarily based on luck, i don't see why people who compete in SC leagues should be any different.

TOPIC: not all old people are like that..

http://oghc.blogspot.ca/

#18 Edited by plageus900 (1068 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:
@GazaAli said:

its pretty stupid to call those who do nothing but mashing buttons and waving their mouses and motion controllers sportsmen.

right, and in football you just throw a ball.

if texas hold em can be considered sport; a game primarily based on luck, i don't see why people who compete in SC leagues should be any different.

TOPIC: not all old people are like that..

http://oghc.blogspot.ca/

How about this. Pro Gaming can be a sport, but I wouldn't consider a pro gamer an athlete.

#19 Edited by Brain_Duster (404 posts) -

@JustSignedUp said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Box01YzekaQ

theyre so mad that they have to talk out of their ass. they should be FUCKING embarrassed that the younger generation are putting them in their place.

pro gaming should be considered as a sport. In sports you use strategy and thinking to win, same shit. You dont win fights in the UFC by having big arms, you think of a strategy to open up your opponent. What fucking losers these old fucks are.

rot in hell u fucking crypt keepers

Those fucking coffin-dodgers!

Don't you just wish they would get all sorts of age-related problems?

#20 Posted by JML897 (33125 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:
@GazaAli said:

its pretty stupid to call those who do nothing but mashing buttons and waving their mouses and motion controllers sportsmen.

right, and in football you just throw a ball.

if texas hold em can be considered sport; a game primarily based on luck, i don't see why people who compete in SC leagues should be any different.

TOPIC: not all old people are like that..

http://oghc.blogspot.ca/

Texas Holdem isn't a sport either. Just because it's shown on ESPN doesn't make it a sport.

#21 Edited by t1striker (1549 posts) -

I'm a huge gamer, but I would never consider it a sports, and still don't.

As someone pointed out earlier with Chess. Do you see Chess as a sport as well, if not

then you are clearly a hypocrite.

At least in my opinion in either way they are extremely boring to watch.

#22 Posted by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@GazaAli said:

An activity that is competitive AND relies on physical exertion and skill is a sport. Anything else is just a competition of some sort.

How is Golf a sport?

You assumed that I consider golf a sport, something that I mock when its brought up around me.

But you could argue that golf players need to at least be in a very good shape to be able to compete professionally and excel in the game, something that pro gaming is entirely not concerned with. You can be morbidly obese and still be excel in pro gaming.

#23 Posted by BranKetra (48625 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:
@GazaAli said:

its pretty stupid to call those who do nothing but mashing buttons and waving their mouses and motion controllers sportsmen.

right, and in football you just throw a ball.

if texas hold em can be considered sport; a game primarily based on luck, i don't see why people who compete in SC leagues should be any different.

TOPIC: not all old people are like that..

http://oghc.blogspot.ca/

Please do not be disingenuous because that actually hinders those who would like to make arguments in favor of considering pro video gamers as athletes. I am observing the discussions. All I would like in this discussion is clarity.

#24 Edited by DrKillByDeath84 (376 posts) -

This thread is fucking stupid, pro gamers are not athletes, they sit on there ass staring at a screen using there hands to manipulate an object, if that's what it takes to be considered an athlete i should be considered one for my ability to jerk of to porn and catch my load in a tissue without getting my shirt dirty.

#25 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (970 posts) -

@DrKillByDeath84 said:

This thread is fucking stupid, pro gamers are not athletes, they sit on there ass staring at a screen using there hands to manipulate an object, if that's what it takes to be considered an athlete i should be considered one for my ability to jerk of to porn and catch my load in a tissue without getting my shirt dirty.

#26 Posted by DrKillByDeath84 (376 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:

@DrKillByDeath84 said:

This thread is fucking stupid, pro gamers are not athletes, they sit on there ass staring at a screen using there hands to manipulate an object, if that's what it takes to be considered an athlete i should be considered one for my ability to jerk of to porn and catch my load in a tissue without getting my shirt dirty.

#27 Posted by john_doe2 (945 posts) -

I disagree with the title of this thread. Why would "old people" be jealous of young people who haven't accomplished anything in their lives and spend their lives playing video games and watching porn all day? If I were an old person, I sure wouldn't be jealous. I would laugh at them and say "What a bunch of effing losers. They think they have it all and all they do is sit on their rumps in front of computer screen or a TV all day. They haven't even lived."

There's much more to life than games. I don't want to live a life of nothing but pure escapism.

#28 Posted by comp_atkins (31432 posts) -

who gives a ---- if it is considered a "sport" or not. it's a competition just as something like chess is a competition. that's all that matters. of course the players at the top levels are extremely talented and not calling it a sport does not detract from that.

#29 Posted by dave123321 (34076 posts) -

Comp_atkns has it right

#30 Edited by lostrib (37033 posts) -

Yeah, it's not a sport. And they definitely aren't athletes

#31 Edited by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@GazaAli said:

@PSP107 said:

@GazaAli said:

An activity that is competitive AND relies on physical exertion and skill is a sport. Anything else is just a competition of some sort.

How is Golf a sport?

You assumed that I consider golf a sport, something that I mock when its brought up around me.

But you could argue that golf players need to at least be in a very good shape to be able to compete professionally and excel in the game, something that pro gaming is entirely not concerned with. You can be morbidly obese and still be excel in pro gaming.

So we're on the same page that Golf is not a sport?

Not saying your wrong, but how much shape you have to be to a hit a golf ball?

#32 Edited by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

gaming is not a sport. but you can't hate on these kids that are making a living doing it.

#33 Posted by Treflis (11558 posts) -

I've always had the impression that if you can compete in it, then it could be considered a sport.

Since Sport is about competition.

#34 Edited by foxhound_fox (88411 posts) -
@JustSignedUp said:

pro gaming should be considered as a sport.

I don't consider chess a sport, despite those who play it professionally are some of the most skilled tacticians in the world. Why does gaming need to be a "sport" anyways? It doesn't validate it in the public eye anymore than what it is currently.

#35 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

I have the solution. Game boxing. It's like chess boxing but with gaming.

#36 Posted by always_explicit (2906 posts) -

I second what a lot of other posters have said.

You can be a professional in a field by proving your worth in said field. Professional gamer as a title is something I can just about accept.

.....Is gaming a professional sport? .....no of course it isnt. Is a professional gamer an "athlete" not a chance in hell.

#37 Posted by MrXboxOne (743 posts) -

Video games are not a sport. Takes zero physical ability to play.

#38 Edited by Brain_Duster (404 posts) -

@mrxboxone said:

Video games are not a sport. Takes zero physical ability to play.

It just takes a different kind of physical ability than sports do.

#39 Posted by Flubbbs (3098 posts) -

i laughed when the red headed guy called them pro athletes LOL

#40 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9769 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Yeah, it's not a sport. And they definitely aren't athletes

#41 Posted by darkmark91 (2869 posts) -

Sports = Games

Mind Blown!

#42 Edited by helwa1988 (2098 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto:

Chess doesn't require you to leave the couch. Yet it is considered a sport.

#43 Posted by outworld222 (2426 posts) -

Old people, still, should respect younger gamers and reconize.

#44 Edited by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

Tapping my keys at 200wpm is a sport.

#45 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14022 posts) -

@mrxboxone said:

Video games are not a sport. Takes zero physical ability to play.

Takes a lot of intellectual brain power which makes you burn 100s of calories an hour.

GOTTA RACK UP ON DAT MTN DEW AND DORITOS!

#46 Edited by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@GazaAli said:

@PSP107 said:

@GazaAli said:

An activity that is competitive AND relies on physical exertion and skill is a sport. Anything else is just a competition of some sort.

How is Golf a sport?

You assumed that I consider golf a sport, something that I mock when its brought up around me.

But you could argue that golf players need to at least be in a very good shape to be able to compete professionally and excel in the game, something that pro gaming is entirely not concerned with. You can be morbidly obese and still be excel in pro gaming.

So we're on the same page that Golf is not a sport?

Not saying your wrong, but how much shape you have to be to a hit a golf ball?

To a great extent yes we are.

And I'd say not in a very good shape if you're hitting the ball for leisure. But if you're competing professionally you'd want to make use of everything that can give you a competitive edge over your opponents or contribute positively to your performance no matter how small it might be, or to at least keep you on the same level as theirs.

#47 Posted by Iszdope (9992 posts) -

Golf kicks ass.

#48 Edited by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

@DrKillByDeath84 said:

This thread is fucking stupid, pro gamers are not athletes, they sit on there ass... using there hands to manipulate an object,

ps. It's "their ass", not "there ass"

#49 Posted by PSP107 (11899 posts) -

@GazaAli:

Golf is half skill and half luck.

#50 Edited by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@GazaAli:

Golf is half skill and half luck.

I'm not trying to defend Golf or anything, God knows how much disregard and mockery I have for it. But I think it wouldn't be fair to claim that physical fitness has absolutely no effect on one's performance in the game. Having an exceptionally fit, lean, muscular and flexible physique can certainly make your swing much superior to someone that is lacking in any or all of these physical attributes.