one thing i think is interesting, as someone who basically grew up playing video games non-stop, is how some types of video game just don’t gel with people
like, it’s easy to forget that, even though i’m pretty bad at most games, that my skill at handling video games is definitely “above average.” as much as i hate to put it like this, i’d say my experience level is at “expert” solely because I can pick up any game controller and understand how to use it with no additional training.
a friend of mine on twitter
posted a video of him stuck on a part of samus returns. the tutorial area where it teaches you how to ledge-grab. the video is of him jumping against the wall, doing everything but grabbing the ledge, and him getting frustrated
i’ve been playing games all my life, so i’d naturally intuit that i should jump towards the ledge to see what happens
but he doesn’t do that.
it’s kinda making me realize that as games are becoming more complex and controllers are getting more buttons, games are being designed more and more for people who already know how to play them and not people with little to no base understanding of the types of games they’re playing
so that’s got me thinking: should video games assume that you have zero base knowledge of video games and try to teach you from there? should Metroid: Samus Returns assume that you already know how to play a Metroid game and base its tutorial around that, or should it assume that you’ve never even played Mario before?
it’s got me thinking about that Cuphead video again. you know the one. to anyone with a lot of experience with video games, especially 2D ones, we would naturally intuit that one part of the tutorial to require a jump and a dash at the same time.
but most people lack that experience and that learned intuition and might struggle with that, and that’s something a lot of people forget to consider.
it reminds me a bit of the “land of Punt” that I read about in this Tumblr post. Egypt had this big trading partner back in the day called Punt and they wrote down everything about it except where it was, because who doesn’t know where Punt is? and now, we have no idea where it was, because everyone in Egypt assumed everyone else knew.
take that same line of thinking with games: “who doesn’t know how to play a 2D platform game?” nobody takes in to consideration the fact that somebody might not know how to play a 2D game on a base level, because that style of gameplay is thoroughly ingrained in to the minds of the majority of gamers. and then the Cuphead situation happens.
the point of this post isn’t to make fun of anybody, but to ask everyone to step back for a second and consider that things that they might not normally consider. as weird as it is to think about for people that grew up playing video games, anyone who can pick up a controller with thirty buttons on it and not get intimidated is actually operating at an expert level. if you pick up a playstation or an Xbox controller and your thumbs naturally land on the face buttons and the analog stick and your index fingers naturally land on the trigger buttons, that is because you are an expert at operating a complex piece of machinery. you have a lifetime of experience using this piece of equipment, and assuming that your skill level is the base line is a problem.
that assumption is rapidly becoming a problem as games become more complex. it’s something that should be considered when talking about games going forward. games should be accessible, but it’s reaching a point where even Nintendo games are assuming certain levels of skill without teaching the player the absolute basics. basics like “what is an analog stick” and “where should my fingers even be on this controller right now.”
basically what i’m saying is that games are becoming too complex for new players to reasonably get in to and are starting to assume skill levels higher than what should be considered the base line. it’s becoming a legitimate problem that shouldn’t be laughed at and disregarded. it’s very easy to forget that thing things YOU know aren’t known by everyone and that idea should be taken in to consideration when talking about video games.
Requested by Anonymous, “do you do reactions? if so, pls do a bts one where they have lazy sex (while watching tv, eating, etc). Only if you’re okay with it!”
→ This is my first reaction..oh god, feedback is very much appreciated!
Pizza box laying forgotten on the coffee table, the television flashed softly while humming in the background. His sweats were pulled down all the way to his ankles as you sat on top of him, chests pressed together while you moved slowly and his eyes were locked on the screen. Gulping his last remains of munched food lightly, he wrapped an arm securely around your waist as his hand cupped your breast while leaning his head against the couch.
“You sleepy, jagiya?” He whispered into your ear whereas you only nodded, “then let me wake you up.”
Darkness poured into the room like water, and beneath the various shadows, he watched you slowly take him in before his dick disappeared into you and he suddenly couldn’t help but shut his eyes at the sight. Why was actually seeing you do all the work in such a lazy manner so appealing to him? He let out a soft breath of air, only for you to stop all movements. “Are you seriously sleeping?” You asked, annoyed, slowly pulling yourself off from him but before he can see his penis flop onto his chest — he was quick in sheathing himself back into your warmth.
“No, babe,” he whispered, yawning softly, “I’m just enjoying the show.”
To him, nothing was as amazing as feeling the chimney burn inside the empty home while watching you writhe beneath him and whine at his lazy way of having sex. His movements weren’t fast, but they were powerful, an idle way of letting himself enjoy the cosy atmosphere with his head digging into your neck. “Hoseok,” you said, earning a hum from the man as you felt his rod brush against your soft bundle of nerves — nails instantly digging into his skin as your breaths became heavier. “you need to—“
Yelping as his finger instantly reached down to your clit, massaging the soft pearl and sending shivers down your spine from the added stimulation, he smiles. “Is that better?”
Sitting on his lap, you watched the movie playing along the screen intently — occasionally moving your hips as he would be able to feel your warm walls engulf him full. Taking a sip of his drink and placing it onto the coffee table, one of his strong arms wrap around your waist to pull your back against his chest as the others slithers down to your core; suddenly leaving you a mess. “I don’t know what you’re enjoying more.” He whispers huskily, slamming into you once as he feels you weaken in his arms, “the television, or me.”
And it isn’t long until his fingers abuse your clit in hazardous motions, leaving the television totally forgotten.
Sunlight seeping through the sheer and flowy curtains, your eyes are filled with unshed tears as Jimin lays on top of you — not even trying to make any effort towards your love making while moving softly as he kissed you passionately. With every soft flick of his hips, he was spot on in hitting g-spot as your moans drowned into his mouth. Breaking the kiss as he began to leave soft nibbles against your collarbone, you gasp out, “stop going easy on me.”
With a harsh, unexpected slam into you that sends your ability to think down the drain, he stops completely. “What?” He smirks, feigning innocence as he crinkles his nose. “You told me to stop.”
Turning off his video game controller while placing it aside, you raise an eyebrow as you let yourself sink into his dick for who knows how many times that night. “Aren’t you going to play that?” You question as he lays back onto the bed while watching you ride him lazily; giving you a small boxy smile as his large fingers tuck a strand of loose hair behind your ear before clasping your hips tightly. “I thought you–“
“Love being with you? Yeah,” he whispers, gripping into your skin as his hips crash into your bottom with a jump, your body quickly falling weakly into his chest as he began to take over the ministrations. “so much.”
Riding him indolently as you were pressed flushed into his chest, the sounds of him jabbing the buttons of his controller echoed around the room along with various sound effects from his video game. He was watching the flat screen from over your shoulder, and when he suddenly jumped in glee at beating someone from across the world only to hear you moan and clench his rod within your walls — the control slipped from his fingers and clattered onto the floor.
Yet, he didn’t care, only leaving a trail of kisses on your skin while grasping your buttocks as his attention was finally on you.
ok with the fuckin blimp lady in cuphead, when she turns into half moon am i supposed to navigate the tiny area within her face?? because i literally die so fast at that stage that i cant fuckin get a sense for what i need to do to not die. ive been combating this woman for millenia ….. help
Author: @bread-jinie as part of the Bound series with @knockknocksoosthere and @kpopfanfictrash Creative Content Contributors:@baebae-goodnight (for this INSANELY GORGEOUS MOODBOARD WOW) Rating: NC-17 Warning: explicit sex; explicit language Summary: Jin thinks he’s loved you since the moment he saw you, back when you were teenagers; Jin knows he’s been in love with you, the soul burning kind of love, since he saw you on your wedding day. He doesn’t mind that you don’t reciprocate on his level, he’s just happy to show you he cares. Until one day, he simply can’t anymore. Until one day, you realize you need to show him you care, too. Word Count: 16,535
Two days after your fourteenth birthday, your parents agree it is time to tell you that you are engaged.
When they call you into the kitchen, you find they are sitting beside one another - closer than you have ever seen them - and a slow panic begins to course through your veins. In the past, death was the only thing that could bring them together, the fading of a life forcing them into closeness if only to seek comfort in another equally as empty.
Fandom: Sanders Sides Pairings: Heavily implied analogical, obviously haha Warnings: None that I can think of~ Word Count: 2,015 (This one got away from me a bit…)
sat in the common area of the mindscape on one end of the rather
large brown couch. He had his headphones over his ears, drowning out
the sound of Roman and Patton playing a video game close by. Patton
kept winning and Virgil was tired of hearing Roman’s loud complaining
you don’t even know how to play this game!!
played with the strings on his jacket absentmindly realizing that
ever since the most recent video, they hadn’t done much of anything.
Patton was happier for sure, constantly asking Roman to conjure up
more and more puppies. They couldn’t stay forever and eventually had
to disappear. Roman made sure to always bring back the little black
one. Patton had named him Logan Jr. much to the dismay of the real
guys?” Virgil said, pulling off his headphones.
Roman said shortly, not really paying attention. His tongue was
sticking out of his mouth as he tried to focus on the screen.
you… please focus on me?” Virgil asked. Without question,
Patton paused the game causing Roman to sigh in defeat, and they both
turned to look at the dark trait. “…when’s the last time
anyone’s seen Logan?”