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Black Ops Developer Believes Negative Gamers Are the Problem

by William Schwartz


Josh Olin is the community manager for Call of Duty Black Ops.  He is a self proclaimed Call of Duty gamer first and foremost and community manager second.  With the game’s giant successes there has been criticisms, especially for the PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game.  The Community Manager recently sat down with Now Gamer to give his opinions on Call of Duty Black Ops now that the game has been released and active in the community for over a quarter of a year.

When asked what the biggest problem facing the games industry today, Olin had this to say:

Personally, as a community manager who lives in the media or social media world every day, I think the social culture of video games is moving in a more negative direction as technology and social media continues to grow. Rather than growing with it, the trend seems to be devolving. More and more gamers seem to forget what this industry is all about.

It’s a creative industry – the most creative form of entertainment in existence. Too many developers who try new things are getting burned by “pundits” and angry entitled fans who look to be contrarian, sometimes simply for the sake of being contrarian. The only thing this attitude aims to achieve is stunt that creativity and innovation even further, which is something that no rational gamer looking to be entertained would want to do.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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