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Video Game Flaw - Competition

 

 

Cordova, TN; October 30, in the year of our Lord 2017--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is addressing a deep problem in the video game industry. The issue is competition. I get a chuckle out of people that claim they make their competitions fair. I have been to plenty of these competitions and I dispute that claim. Certain people have better equipment. The solution implemented is having all of the people in the same area. Which is good in theory but travel becomes a problem. Some people are better at sleeping in strange places versus others. Some have better hotel rooms than others. All of these are factors in how well each human being will compete. Then what about the equipment? Is all of it brand new and tested for the same period of time? What about jet lag for those flying in from farther locations?

Bringing all of the competitors to the same location has definite issues. What about competitions done from the home. Obviously work from home is a big deal in America with all kinds of intelligent companies implementing it. Certain people have better Internet connections. Not really fair to those lagging is it? Certain people have better equipment than others. Not exactly fair when someone can buy their victory. Some people even use enhancement devices to improve their in game content. A lot of games feel that is unfair. How dare they get level 100 Pokemon without mindlessly grinding for months? How fair is it that some people have all the time in the world to mindlessly grind for hours? There are obviously different perspectives, and opinions on what is appropriate and what is not in video game competitions. Some people believe winning is the only goal. There are others that believe having honor and dignity are what is more important. These two groups generally do not get along very well.

In my decades of gaming experience I have noticed there are few instances of real video game competition. Even when we play one another locally on the same machine with similar controllers there can be a lack of competition. Maybe someone is better at one game or one character than the other. I never lost a match in Injustice with the Flash. That characters game play style matched my own. I had no competition. My first born son could beat almost anybody with Green Arrow in that game. No he could not beat me with the Flash. If you want real competition then you need to find out where certain players need to be handicapped. We need to approach video game competition like golf. Certain players are over the normal expectations, and certain are below. We get the best competition when someone who is really good with a certain game or character steps down and plays something they are not as comfortable with. Then we get some real competition where the outcome is not pre-determined. How do you feel about video game competition?


God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

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