HE SAID WHAT?!
Posted By Ozzy
Let me get right to the point: If you use a keyboard and mouse for console gaming, then you are cheating. Period.
I have always said that if you want to play with a keyboard and mouse then go play games on the PC where everyone uses the same thing and the playing field is balanced. Console gaming is meant to be played with a controller. To me, people who use modded controllers or a keyboard and mouse to play on a console are cheaters and they are making the playing field uneven.
Eric is a huge culprit when it comes to this. He claims that playing on a keyboard and mouse is tough to learn but once you do, your skills sky rocket. That’s like a professional athlete saying he took steroids but he still had to work out to get ripped. Nice try! Yes, there are many other people out there that do the same thing. I can’t do anything against those people other than try and report them to Sony or Microsoft but that’s too much of a hassle. But I can start with those that I know and let them know that it is straight up cheating…no excuses.
It’s so annoying jumping into a server and noticing all these players using something that is not a controller. It becomes extremely unbalanced and takes the fun out of online gaming. If Eric is so hellbent on using a keyboard and mouse then I say he should go back to PC gaming where everyone can have the same advantage. That’s all I have really. Eric will have a ton of reasons why using a keyboard and mouse is okay, but to me cheating is cheating and there are no excuses for it.
HE SAID WHAT?!
Posted By Eric
When it comes to games and other types of competition, you always want to be on an equal ground. You want to know the person you’re up against is playing by the same rules and regulations you are. In an ideal world, that would be nice but that’s not how it works. People will always look for advantages or strategies to implement.
To give a little back story, all of us The What?! Blog men play video games—primarily the popular first person shooter game Call of Duty. Each year Call of Duty releases a new game. Each year we fork out $60 bucks and play till the break of dawn on weekends. The concept of the game is you play in teams of two and each side tries to out-kill each other. Earning kills gives you points, and enough points will get your team a win. We play on PlayStation 3 where the primary and default controller used is a Sony PlayStation controller.
PlayStation controllers do great for most people but others have found easier ways to play. Some players purchase modded controllers off the Internet. (These are controllers that appear like a typical PlayStation controller but have added software and buttons to give its owner an advantage.) Modded controllers run for about double the cost of a typical PlayStation controller. You also have others who are using keyboards and mice. A keyboard and mouse is not easy to learn, but once a gamer masters the controls, his skill ceiling is higher than your average console controller gamer.
In our scenario, I am a long-time PC gamer so my natural inclination when playing on a console is to use my keyboard and mouse. My friends consider this cheating but my argument is that I have earned the skill required to play with my keyboard and mouse. If a regular console gamer tried using my setup, he would hate it and go back to using his controller. I fully admit that when I play, I know I have an advantage over most other online gamers. I can move more quickly, my shooting is more accurate, and my reaction time is very fast using a keyboard and mouse. However, I am not the only gamer using it. I have played against others on keyboards and mice or modded controllers. My theory is, others are doing it, so why not do it as well? After all, this is online gaming. It means nothing. It is not my career and it doesn’t affect my family in any way.
Video games are supposed to be just for fun. When it’s a just a game, can you really call it cheating or is it just finding another advantage over others? I know there is a fine line. But I think on this issue I am in the clear.