[Editor's Note:This is another guest blog from prospective Gaming blogger, @UnfilteredNerd, who knows his stuff and then some. Go and give him a follow.]
YES. PREACH IT BROTHA.
Every single person that calls themself a true gamer needs to listen to this clip when they wake up in the morning. He is 1000% right. You cannot have success in video games if you have the weak ass mindset that it’s “just a game”.
I remember back when I was a little fucking pussy (this is 100% a true story). The year was 1998. I was 6 years old at my aunt’s house playing Sonic The Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. I’d made it through Green Hill Zone about a zillion times but never beaten the first Robtonik boss fight. I remember losing over and over and telling my cousin “its ok, it’s just a game”. Until one day, I decided that I wasn’t satisfied with playing the same two levels over and over again. I wasn’t satisfied with it being “just a game” anymore and I made a conscious effort to win. I chugged an ice cold Mountain Dew, sat the fuck up in my metal folding chair, and played my prepubescent balls off for an hour until I’d finally beaten the first boss of the game. A week later, I beat Sonic The Hedgehog for the first time ever. A week after that I’d beaten Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country on my family’s SNES. And now today, I can say with PRIDE that I’ve beaten some of the hardest video games ever made in Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Cuphead, Celeste, and Hollow Knight.
These things don’t happen by chance. “Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft” - Will Smith. Whether you’re grinding to make it as a pro or just trying to beat your bros in Beerio Kart this weekend, take this mindset to heart. Hell, take it to heart in real life. YOU decide how successful you’re going to be and you don’t fucking stop until you reach your goal.
Smitty and Glenny fought valiantly yesterday in the Code Red tournament. I watched the stream. I’ve seen the footage. I saw how demoralized they were from being swept in every match 6-0. But YOU CANNOT QUIT. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” - Eric Thomas
Chin up boys. Work harder, get better, and the wins will come. Now all Ninja needs to do is stop being terrified of the champ.