Video Games & Winning

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
August 27, 2008 7:45pm CST
Are you a person who likes competitions? Do you like to win? Are you a sore loser? Do you think that video games are only fun when you win? I love playing video games, but not as much as my fiance and his brother do. I am a competitive person though, and like to win. However, I like playing games like Sims more or RPG games so therefore do not really have any compeitions with them because of the type of games that I play. My fiance and his brother like to play games that deal with shooting and stealth and will often play in co op mode. I think that they are both competitive but again these types of games are normally played in co op and therefore are not a Versus or competition type of game. So are you a competitive person? Do you like to win? Do you think it's bad to be a competitive person? Has it gotten you in trouble before?
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@apples99 (6564)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Well, of course its always fun to win but if lose i just start over and play again i mean the point of any video game is to win right, but its no big deal if lose there fun ether way lol, but i must admit that it feels grate to reach the end of a game and finally win hehe, the only competitive games i play is fight game tekken and soul blade, i think theres nothing wrong with a little friendly competition as longs things stay friendly, and by the way i like the sims to.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Exactly if things stay friendly then you get the most out of the game. Competitions are always good and fun, but if you compete with the wrong people then things could go bad. My fiance and I will compete from time to time, but we also know that it's just a game. I have made him play until I won though, and he just laughed at me. I'm glad you like the sims as well, and I have to tell you it's highly addicting! Is it not! I appreciate the response!
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
29 Aug 08
yup the sims is very addictive i remember this one time i was playing the sims and i totally lost track of time i looked at the clock and it was 1:30 am i was like omg LOL, that game is so much fun.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
The day before yesterday I was playing the sims for like 12 hours so I know what you mean. I don't have memory card for the system I am playing it on though so that's why.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
Well, who doesn't like to win? A friendly competition is something interesting. When both participants are competitive, they try to improve themselves and make the best out of the match that they get into. Sometimes, studying their opponents moves and use it to their advantage.. Then, along with improvement, other gamers try 'baiting' their seemingly predictable moves and when their opponents strikes at a false opportunity, a counter attack is given.. reversals for fighting games I think.. Wouldn't it be interesting to see reversal after reversal moves between two competitive players? For me, I really like to win and I often do when I play fighting games with my high school friends. Often wasting a few seconds just to see whose going to move first so that a set of patterns along the game might be considered.. then again, being random and switching strategies also influence how counter-measures are coordinated. I also like playing role playing games but, I still enjoy competitive gaming (^_^ ) Never did get into trouble about it though..
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Glad you don't get into trouble with friends or game mates over game strategies and competitions. I think that it's a great tactic to continuously switch gaming strategies, and a long game is a great game, atleast in my own opinion. Makes it interesting to say the least. I appreciate the response! I hope that you have a very wonderful and lovely day!
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
I have this arrogant and challenging phrase for friends who are eager to play a match while I might still playing those that only require single players to participate in like RPGs or even puzzle games, 'eager for a defeat' Yes, a long unpredictable game is always something interesting to watch. (^_^ ) I hope you have a wonderful day as well.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
28 Aug 08
u r probably more creative. i have noticed that lots of RPG people tend to be good writers. i have met people in chatrooms who like rpg and encouraged them to write their own novels. their writing tends to be too descriptive. i dont understand rpg. i went on it once and got lost and left. i couldnt get it. i like playing games when i am bored, and like to win, but i am not a winning fanatic. it is just a game. games are based on chance most of the time. sometimes u win and sometimes u r dealt with a crappy hand and cant do anything with it, and end up losing out of frustration what u had to work with.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
My fiance says I am a great writer but I never claim to be. Some people just don't like RPG's. I don't like final fantasy and as far as I know that is a RPG. My fiance's brother plays it all the time, but I doubt he'd want to play the sims. I agree with you that a game is just a game and whether you win or lose it's not about that, it's about how you play the game. Which somehow this reminds me of the song The Gambler by Kenny Rogers. That's great that you encouraged people to write their own novels. I appreciate the response.
@quinnkl (1668)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I am not a competitive person. I like to play to have a good time. I used to be really good at tennis and it drove people nuts that I (with no training) could beat them ("them" with lessons) and they got angry. In my opinion their anger is why I was winning and they weren't :-) It doesn't bother me to win since I am not out to only win. My son, however, is very competitive and a very sore loser!! Go figure.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I agree with you, their anger probably is why your winning. Instead of paying attention to the game they were paying attention to how you were winning. They are sore losers themself. I appreciate the response.
• United States
28 Aug 08
I am an avid video game player myself and spend many, many hours during hte week playing. I can also say that I am a competitive person, but I really do find video games enjoyable. I understand what you are saying about the lack of competition in RPGs. I can say, however, that depending on which systems you own, there are certan RPGs that have been released that have some multi-player elements to them. I've never played The Sims, but I do enjoy games like Animal Crossing. Do you like strategy games? There are some really great ones out there that have modes where you can play against other players. As far as shooter type games, I have not played too many. I can say that I do prefer first person shooters, and am not a big fan of games that are more realistic such as Call of Duty. I do have a big passion for Halo and love going online to play against others. Have you ever tried games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band? These have face off modes where you can play against your friends or options to play together.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
My fiance's brother has guitar hero, but I myself am not a big fan of it. I think it'd be nice to play, but would definitely get boring after a while. I am not sure about all of the sims games, but The Sims on Game Cube has an option to play as two player and as soon as we either borrow his brother's or get our own controller I intend to have my fiance play with me. Animal Crossing I think I have seen a little of, as my fiance's brother has that game. Shooter games are not my favorite either but I do like to play them every once in a while. Hitman is one of my favorite games, and is actually the only one i've attempted to play save for Halo and True Crime! Although I don't know if you can really categorize true crime as a shooter game. I appreciate the response!
• Canada
28 Aug 08
I love playing Xbox Live...It's just that I'm not really good at many games, haha...The only games I can seem to keep up with are Quake 4 mainly, Gears of War on a good day (usually I suck), and a few other first person shooters...I wouldn't consider myself a sore loser, but definatly a sore winner..haha..I don't win often, so when I do I tend to get a little full of myself....All part of the game I guess!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I know how it is to FINALLY beat something and It's alright because you EARNED that right. As long as you don't carry it out to far, then it should be fine. I have heard of Quake 4 and Gears of War but I do not believe that I have ever seen it played. The only one that I may have seen played is Gears of War. I appreciate the response.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I definitely like competitions,and I know I love to win,even though I know winning is not everything,and I try not to be a sore loser,because I am in it more for the fun the to actually win,even though winning is nice,and I know you love to play video games but you like RPG games where as me and Rickey prefer shooting games and stealthy games,and yes we love to play i co-op mode where we get to fight side by side as a team instead of fighting each other,and I do not think being competitive is a bad thing,as long as you do not let it go to far,I love you.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I agree that winning is not everything and that it is more fun to just play the video games. I also agree that competitions are fun but it's better not to get to out of hand with them. I know that you and Rickey enjoy shooting games and Stealthy games but I think that me and Rickey have more in common when it comes to video games as he does enjoy RPG's. I know you like to play Star Wars which is a RPG but at the same time I also know that you enjoy shooting games a lot more. I hope that I can get you to play in 2 Player mode the sims, if not for the whole game atleast for half of it. I think it will be more fun that way and I know you will enjoy some of the aspects of the game that I will not say here. I appreciate the response baby, and I love you too!
• United States
28 Aug 08
I like winning. But who dosen't lol ... I am a sore loser at times but its only how I lose that pisses me off. If I'm playing a sports game and I lose by like 20 then I'm not mad because I just got my a$$ handed to me but if I lose by a lucky half court shot or some other ridiculous play then I get pretty upset.
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• United States
28 Aug 08
I know what you mean about being upset dependant on how you lose. I agree that when I'm beaten by a severe amount and it's because of a skill difference, then I'm okay with that. In fact I am always very gracious and say good game, etc etc. Games that are really close don't upset me either. Yes, I may be frustrated, but frankly I think these type of games are the ones where you can most improve and learn from your competitors. I always say good game after these as well. The only time that I am actually upset by losing is when it's because the other players were either exploiting a glitch, or cheating. These instances are upsetting because while you may be trying to play the game failry, the other person is clearly ruining it for everyone.
• United States
30 Aug 08
I like to win. I compete in MLG (major league gaming) for a couple of games, and you basically go into tournaments against the best of the best, and win money. If you like to compete in games, try joining MLG.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
30 Aug 08
I'm way more casual in the present days compared to even a couple of years back. Winning is alright and there were plenty of times being undefeated or hard to beat, that was almost euphoric. Now I'm simply content to game from time to time and not worry that much about competition. Well... for all games except Marvel vs Capcom 2 (and perhaps Tatsunoko vs Capcom if I can obtain it).
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• Philippines
28 Aug 08
I also like video games and online games but mostly games I play are rpg's. Yes indeed it is very challenging specially when you play against a human player. It enhances your mental skills in strategy and defence also in offence. Most people in general likes to win who would want to be a losser? . Its not bad to be a competitive person actually its quite challenging as long as you wont hurt any other people this things will not get you in trouble.
• United Kingdom
28 Aug 08
I love video games and my favourite types of games are flight simulators for the PS2. It's a good thing to be quite competitive just as long as things are not taken too far! But, these games really do something for you, it's like you are entering another world and it's a fantastic form of escapism!!