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Why is being a noob a bad thing?

Updated on June 18, 2013

These kids nowadays think they're hot poop because they can rack up the kills on games like Call of Duty and Halo against us "noobs"....go beat Ghost 'N Goblins or Contra for the NES (without using any cheats) and then I'll give you the props you think you deserve.

By the way, why is being considered a "noob" a bad thing...we all had to crawl before we could walk? Sooner or later we'll all get to the post-noob stage of our gaming lifestyle, of course some more later then sooner, but it will eventually happen.

Thinking back on it, the first time I heard the word noobs was when I was playing Call of Duty online...and I mistakenly thought they said "boobs" and I got all excited thinking I was going to see some silicone weapons of mass distraction.....I thought for a second that someone had a Pamela Anderson skin. I found out after the match that I was wrong, when I received a voice message from some kid telling me how I lost the game for him and I should burn in H E double hockey sticks for it.

It is also inevitable that we'll all revert back to noobs someday, like it or not it's just the way things are. Technology is constantly evolving and what is current to you now, will someday be a relic to the new generation of me on this, I've been there. Remember the circle of life, well this is the circle of gaming...just without all the catchy music from Elton John.

For us older gamers the hobby pretty much mirrors life. We went from a noob, to a strong and efficient gamer, then right back to a noob with this current generation. It's similar to being an infant in diapers, then growing up and sporting big boy shorts, only to grow old and be back to wearing's just not fair.

Mark my words youngins' all of you who think you're hot poop, within the next few generations of kids and gaming you'll all be noobs again too. So the moral of the story is this, next time you see a noob don't teabag him, help him across the street....because one day you'll be there too.



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      Michael John Mele 5 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @BraidedZero amen to that my gaming deserve a standing ovation for that post!

      Thanks for the positive feedback and for taking the time to read my ramblings...I really appreciate it.

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      James Robertson 5 years ago from Texas

      I would have to say that the only people I have really heard use the term "noob" are kids who play FPS games (oh and once from some guy on Starcraft but he was just a tool). I've never really understood the point behind it. What constitutes someone being a noob in the first place? Is it not logical that everyone is a noob when they first pick up a game and play it? No one can pick up a game for the first time and be the best there is at it. As you said, we all have to crawl before we can walk.

      Great hub. Voted up. Definitely going to stick around for some more. Bravo.

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      Michael John Mele 5 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @JohnGreasyGamer only 19...really...too bad more young gamers don't follow in your footsteps...cyberspace would be such a better place to hang if they did.

      Thanks for the positive feedback, I really appreciate it. Trust me, I know what you mean, some people believe just because they can rack up massive kills on CoD or Halo multiplayer that they are God's gift to the gaming world...if they only knew.

      Pretty much any game on the NES would kick the poop out of them, have them raging in no time flat.

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      John Roberts 5 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Very good points, love the reference to the ultra-hard Ghosts 'n' Goblins game. I once said to someone, "you were once a level so-and-so", but then that person just replied, "your MOM was once a level so-and-so". I think that sets the tone for our gaming generation's level of intellect.

      I also like how these people who think they're elites are playing arcade shooters like CoD and BF and Halo. But if they took one step on Ghost Recon, they'd die before the game even started up. Dark Souls? Dead. DooM? Dead. Clive Barker's Jeri--, dead. Tom Cla--, dead. And so on.

      Love the "silicone weapons of mass distraction", thought that line was awesome! And with me being only 19 years old, I feel really old looking back on the days of the PS1 when the word "noob" was barely even used, if not even invented then. To think that people will refer to these consoles and games as "the classics"....