I mean, look at this.
Console fanboys, I swear. Why do they go to such lengths to make fun of the systems they don't have? It's just not logical! Are they THAT insecure with their purchases? I wonder how they'll behave when they have to make a much bigger one. Like a car. Are they going to emulate Pastor Maldonado and just smack into everyone and everything that doesn't drive the same brand? I mean, there's not even a competition, we all know Ford cars are the best. :P But seriously, death threats over the announcement of a franchise moving to a rival console. I can't wrap my head around this. Then again, I should know better, because LeBron James got the same treatment when he moved to Miami (though I will admit King James handled the situation with the delicacy of a gangrape).
Of course, PC gamers aren't that much better. Of course, they don't really have much of a competition to knock on in their sector of the market (insert obligatory joke about Apple computers sucking for gaming), but that doesn't stop them from shooting on everything that moves. Now, everything's been said about Diablo 3, and I will concede that what the game looks like now is what it should've been at launch, but I have another pretty disheartening example coming from Blizzard's own ranks. The beta for Starcraft 2's first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, has just begun a week and a half ago. And people are getting just a bit too passionate about it and the new units it introduced. The Warhound and Swarm Host in particular are just wrecking balls in general. Now, remember what I said before? The beta is JUST STARTING, and people are already out for blood and asking for everyone's heads. This despite the fact that both the Warhound and Swarm Host were already nerfed a few days in (though clearly that was insufficient). Of course the gut instinct of a QA team can't match lots of games played by some of the best players in the world.
All in all, the negativity and "everything sucks" approach many people are taking towards gaming is making me discouraged about my fellow gamers. And the worst part is, I can totally imagine other media falling prey to the same thing. Like Justin Bieber getting death threats on a daily basis - for all that I like his music as much as most people on the internet, it's certainly excessive.
And yes, this is coming from someone who never misses an opportunity to criticize something. The difference is that I try to back up what I say instead of just throwing gratuitous insults to the universe. And now I have no idea how to end this, so I'll just let you dwell on that. Or maybe it's better that you don't, if you want to have a decent morning tomorrow.