Satirical PSA Laments the Plight of the Modern PC Gamer

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Satirical PSA Laments the Plight of the Modern PC Gamer

Remember kids - only you can prevent hackers, griefers, and noobs.

YouTube user Freddie Wong has become something of a sensation for his series of rather brief videos that are exceptionally well-produced and pretty damn funny. His latest, the "Crying PC Gamer," tackles the modern state of PC gaming.

To be fair, there's a lot one could mock about modern PC gaming: The rise of social gaming like FarmVille (which counts!), the heavy tech requirements for the highest-end games, or the always-entertaining topic of draconian DRM, just to name a few. But in this video, Wong takes aim at PC gamers - or, to be more specific, at a certain breed of PC gamer.

I'm sure you know the type. This video laments the hacker who aimbots, the griefer who uses a wallhack, or the jackass who teabags and leaves a shock-site spray on the walls - the sorts that PC gaming would be better off without if they all left to go to Xbox Live.

It's a funny little video and worth a watch, even if it isn't as good as "Jedi A-Holes Strike Back."

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Hahaha! Fantastic! Loved the rapid fire shotgun guy!

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John Funk:
I'm sure you know the type. This video laments the hacker who aimbots, the griefer who uses a wallhack, or the jackass who teabags and leaves a shock-site spray on the walls - the sorts that PC gaming would be better off without if they all left to go to Xbox Live.

The whole thing is a little wonky. There are aimbots, wallhacks and whatnot in console games too.

That was awesome. Granted, I've already seen it, as I'm subscribed to him.

Still love it.

Reminds me of the time when i used to play CS, even if you do well without hacks everyone will assume that your'e a cheater, that kinda kills the joy of winning.

John Funk:

I'm sure you know the type. This video laments the hacker who aimbots, the griefer who uses a wallhack, or the jackass who teabags and leaves a shock-site spray on the walls - the sorts that PC gaming would be better off without if they all left to go to Xbox Live.

Ohohohoho, that made my day.

Pretty much the reason why I stopped playing competitive multiplayer. That and I hate matchmaking.

Double post >_<

The guy knows what he's doing. I'm also subscribed to him, loving all his stuff.
But the vid is kinda true, I've had my fair share of Meatspin sprays...

It's a bit weak, you could easily not tell that it was about PC gaming or even gaming at all

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX!

Thankfully admins take care of this stuff. Well, decent ones at least. God help you if you end up with a dick admin.

Ha, every platform has it's jackasses that everyone would prefer if they just rolled over and died.

Assholes and immature people I find in abundance everywhere but the gamebreaking cheaters... more likely to run into one on the PC than the console.

I don't play FPS or co-op, so this is lost on me. I've played 40 MMORPGs & never witnessed griefing or teabagging.

Some clips from this should be made in to a de motivational poster. Stuff like this makes me wish I could wield the Ban Hammer.

Cheaters are ass hole bullies. If you suck at a game either man up and keep playing till you get better, or try a different game. Some one will always be better then you, doesnt give you the right to resort to being a douche bag.

Haha the single tear parody was awesome!

Thanks again for reminding me why I fled from PC gaming to never return. Thanks...

"the sorts that PC gaming would be better off without if they all left to go to Xbox Live."
Awww, that's cute.

You want to know what else is cute?
People claiming this site DOESN'T have raging PC Elitism.
Ha ha ha....

In all seriousness, the video is great. Seen it before, because I'm subscribed to him. Perhaps I've just been lucky in TF2 (the only FPS I play on my PC), but I haven't run into too many of those problems. Sure, I've run into a couple, but not that bad. Except the explicit sprays. I can't get away from them. *Shudders from the memory of some particularly bad ones* Thank god the server I regularly use is pretty strict...

I hate to say it, but the effects are TOO good. So much so that it loses its authenticity. It could have benefited from not trying as hard to look closer to what griefing actually look like in the games.

Still, it's appreciated that they put forth the extra effort for the nice effects and it's still an entertaining video. Good post over all.

Mr. Omega:
"the sorts that PC gaming would be better off without if they all left to go to Xbox Live."
Awww, that's cute.

You want to know what else is cute?
People claiming this site DOESN'T have raging PC Elitism.
Ha ha ha....

In all seriousness, the video is great. Seen it before, because I'm subscribed to him. Perhaps I've just been lucky in TF2 (the only FPS I play on my PC), but I haven't run into too many of those problems. Sure, I've run into a couple, but not that bad. Except the explicit sprays. I can't get away from them. *Shudders from the memory of some particularly bad ones* Thank god the server I regularly use is pretty strict...

It doesn't. With a single line they have ended any PC elitism that could have existed. Openly admitting that jerks aren't just on 1 console and that PC has it's fair share of fuckwads as well is a giant leap for console gamers.

John Funk:

It's a funny little video and worth a watch, even if it isn't as good as "Jedi A-Holes Strike Back."

I will have to disagree. Jedi A-Holes Strike Back's antics were so extreme they went from "knocking over mail boxes with a lightsaber" to "straight up murder" which I didn't think was as funny. This was a clever combination of a PSA with critisms of griefing and hacking placed instead of litering and Native Americans.

In other news, America narrowly defends the right for people to play these games, Gamers mock themselves and let's keep that antagonism stoked up so California will ultimately win.

Here's Bob with the Weather.

Watched this earlier/yesterday. Always sterling videos from Freddie and Brandon.
Now to just get them to do a full length feature film!

John Funk:
the sorts that PC gaming would be better off without if they all left to go to Xbox Live.

No thanks. I don't want these dicks in PC games, Xbox Live, Playstation Network, that thing Nintendo calls online, or any other place in multiplayer gaming.

Doesn't most online shooters have hacking prevention mechanisms?

Hmm... Someone should make a game specifically about hacks like that... XD

But... Then you'd just get a different kind of cheating.
And, you'd have to balance out what kind of 'hacks' are interesting within a multiplayer game, and which are just so unfair that it'd bore everyone to death.

(Like, say, invulnerability VS. an aim-bot. No way that would be fun unless you can counter-hack to disable other people's hacks...)

Hmm... Feeling a game idea coming on.

Though... Why do I get the sneaking suspision you'd have to watch out for hackers in a game about hacking? XD

I saw this the other day. I don't have a Youtube account, but I like to keep an eye out for Freddie videos. I love a good Freddie video. And this was a good one.

EverythingIncredible:
I hate to say it, but the effects are TOO good. So much so that it loses its authenticity. It could have benefited from not trying as hard to look closer to what griefing actually look like in the games.

Still, it's appreciated that they put forth the extra effort for the nice effects and it's still an entertaining video. Good post over all.

Have you ever seen a Freddie Wong video? They are all like that. And they are all awesome.

Pinkamena:
Doesn't most online shooters have hacking prevention mechanisms?

Valve Anti Cheat can't detect wallhacks and aimbots and DICE's program Punkbuster kicks you off a server if you have Windows 7 and haven't updated your Punkbuster program.

That's friggin' awesome!

I've been on TF2 servers where the jerkasses running them kept giving orders to players over voice chat, using /slay and /noclip to enforce ridiculous demands. I've gone up against aimbotting players. It's no fun for me. I can't see how it's fun for them.

Cheaters, there are no stakes in multiplayer games. You can't win or lose anything except a moment of satisfaction. Still you cheat. I've got some questions for you:

1. How low do you have to go before even the tiny crumb of pride that comes with making that headshot seems unattainable on your own merit?
2. Are you really so petty and pathetic you find stealing that crumb from others more satisfying than earning it yourself?
3. How do you convince yourself you deserve the combined killcount of every player, and to have that score served to you on a platter?
4. Are you *really* a spoiled, snot-nosed two-year-old, or do you just play one in the game?

I dare any cheater out there to give me an answer more evolved than "ur lame stfu".

killamanhunter:

Pinkamena:
Doesn't most online shooters have hacking prevention mechanisms?

Valve Anti Cheat can't detect wallhacks and aimbots and DICE's program Punkbuster kicks you off a server if you have Windows 7 and haven't updated your Punkbuster program.

Or if punkbuster just hates you.

You forgot that one.

Great video. Reminds me of Socom and Halo for some reason.

As for the article,
I'd rather all the PS3 and 360 glitchers, lag switchers and hackers would GO to PC games.

Not G. Ivingname:

John Funk:

It's a funny little video and worth a watch, even if it isn't as good as "Jedi A-Holes Strike Back."

I will have to disagree. Jedi A-Holes Strike Back's antics were so extreme they went from "knocking over mail boxes with a lightsaber" to "straight up murder" which I didn't think was as funny.

So you assumed no one died when the A-Holes caused an airliner to fall out of the sky in the first video? That might be a bit optimistic.

"...The rise of social gaming like FarmVille (which counts!)..."

And that affects non-casual PC gamers how?

"...the heavy tech requirements for the highest-end games..."

In many cases, that's because PC can handle and often receives much better graphics. I will admit, PC hardware that handles the same stuff as consoles is significantly more expensive, and many games require high-end hardware because they're console ports, but I think spending a few hundred more dollars is worth the better graphics and the interchangable machine that I can upgrade less often than the length of a console generation for much less money.

"...or the always-entertaining topic of draconian DRM..."

DRM didn't last very long. With things like Steam and Ubisoft's online platform, DRM hasn't been used for a year or two. And don't tell me Steam sucks. Honestly, complaining about Steam is a very outdated thing to do. The convenience it offers is massive and unmatched, not to mention all the sales. Also, it's quite impossible that an American big-city citizen has more internet issues than me, and I STILL have no problems with Steam.

Look, I'm not trying to be a PC elitist. Consoles have PLENTY of their own pros, and PCs have some cons. I'm just denouncing the bias in this article.

P.S. Hacking is very large in consoles too, and it's worse because there are no dedi server admins to stop them. Also, it's not like consoles aren't full of assholes besides those who hack. TF2 has the coolest and nicest community of any multiplayer FPS. What does Call of Duty have? A bunch of little kids on the Wii and immature teenagers on the XBox and PS3. ...And both of those on the PC. Man, Call of Duty does not have a great community.

thisguyfromthere:

Not G. Ivingname:

John Funk:

It's a funny little video and worth a watch, even if it isn't as good as "Jedi A-Holes Strike Back."

I will have to disagree. Jedi A-Holes Strike Back's antics were so extreme they went from "knocking over mail boxes with a lightsaber" to "straight up murder" which I didn't think was as funny.

So you assumed no one died when the A-Holes caused an airliner to fall out of the sky in the first video? That might be a bit optimistic.

Well, implied, indirect and we don't actually see them personally throwing a car into space.

Anyone besides me get reminded of the starship troopers propaganda videos when watching this? Would you like to know more?

Personally I love shock-site sprays, I'm pretty desensitized so they don't bother me and I love hearing everyone else freak out. That is one type of griefing that I hope never goes away.

As for the rest the worst has to be those people who drop through the floor or hide in walls, at least I can kill a teabagger or aimbotter.

likalaruku:
I don't play FPS or co-op, so this is lost on me. I've played 40 MMORPGs & never witnessed griefing or teabagging.

Wow, I envy you. I've only played one MMO and I saw that all the time. The classic was people Pking players twenty levels lower because they think it's funny. No teabagging, but that's probably because I don't recall a crouch button, I'm sure they would've otherwise.

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