February 9, 2023

Haters Gonna Hate: And Why People Leave Negative Reviews On Games They Don't Even Own

This post may contain affiliate links from places like Amazon and Green Man Gaming — and we may earn a small commission when you click these links. All earnings will go to keeping this website as minimally ad-free as possible. Learn more here.

Haters Gonna Hate: And Why People Leave Negative Reviews On Games They Don't Even Own

By Joel | February 9, 2023

Haters. We've all encountered them at some point or another. They're the people who leave negative reviews on games they've never even played. They're the people who downvote everything good post you read. And, most importantly, they're the people who make you question why you even bother play, review, or even enjoy a particular game.

But what makes a hater, well, hate? And why do they do it? It's a complex combination of many things, but here, I'll attempt to answer those questions as best as I can without giving too many excuses for them. We'll explore the psychology of haters, what makes them tick, and how to deal with them. We'll also look at the benefits of being a hater and when such hate goes too far.

As with most situations involving haters, the best thing that can be done is usually just to ignore them and move on, however difficult that may be.

Who You Calling A Hater?

It seems like there’s always someone out there who just can’t help but complain. They are just so negative. They go on and on about how unfair the world is, how broken everything is, and how nobody understands them. They're just bitter for whatever reasons and really makes you wonder what their motivations are.

Now, you have a new breed of these haters. They're called gamers and these people don’t actually own the game and they still hate it. Sure, haters may have a valid point of view, but that doesn’t mean that everyone else in the world shares that perspective. And even if they did share that perspective, it doesn’t mean they have any right to tell you how to play the game or what to do with your life or money.

So next time you find yourself getting wrapped up in someone else’s negative tirade, take a step back and ask yourself: What am I actually doing? Who am I trying to convince? And most importantly, what is my goal here? Because if it's anything other than helping out the person listening (or simply relieving some stress), then maybe it's time for you to move on too.

We all have our moments when things get tough. Maybe you had a bad day at work, or the kids got into some trouble at school. No matter what the reasons, it's important to remember that not everyone feels the same way about their circumstances. Some people may be able to pull themselves together and soldier on, while others may find comfort in complaining; even hating certain situations.

The truth is, there’s nothing wrong with either approach. In fact, each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Complaining can help you process your feelings and come up with a plan of action. On the other hand, staying positive can boost your morale and encourage you to face whatever challenges lay ahead.

Ultimately, it’s up to you how you choose to react when things start going wrong. But whether you take the easy road (by wallowing in self-pity) or make an effort to be more understanding (no matter how difficult that may be), doing something constructive will always be better than letting negativity consume you completely.

What Is A Gamer Hater?

In short, a gamer hater is someone who leaves negative reviews or verbally assaults on games they haven't even played or let alone, own. Why do they do this? Well, there are many reasons actually, but the most common reason is that they simply don't like the game or the company that develops or publishes them.

They may have had bad experiences with the game in the past or they just don't enjoy it. What effect does this have on the game industry? Quite a bit actually, as it impacts the potential numbers. The first effect is that it can hurt sales for the game.

This is because people who leave negative reviews tend to be very vocal about their dislike for the game, even going so far as to create the same hate speech about the game on different forums and outlets. The hate is so over the top, that haters will usually create fake accounts to spew the same hate speech over and over.

This means that other potential buyers will be discouraged from buying it, which can lead to decreased sales overall. Additionally, haters often write long and scathing reviews, which makes reading them difficult for other potential buyers.

It also leads to decreased trust in review sites as a whole because people are less likely to trust any review that comes from a reliable site, like this one. Finally, haters can also damage relationships between developers and consumers by creating an environment of hostility and division.

 As with most situations involving haters, the best thing that can be done is usually just to ignore them and move on - however difficult that may be.

Why Do Haters Hate?

There are a few reasons why gamers might hate a game. This is because they're angry that the game was given to them for free or at a discounted price, and they don't want other people to know about it. Haters not only hate the game itself, but also the developers and the community around it, because they feel like these individuals are responsible for ruining their experience with the game. Gamers might hate a game because it's too popular, or because they're part of a small minority that doesn't like it.

There are also some reasons why people might hate a certain person. Maybe that person has been really disrespectful to others, or they've done something really mean. In these cases, the person hates the other person for no good reason, bringing rise to the 'clique mentality' where you dislike a person because your friends dislike them too.

Haters, in general, don't usually have any legitimate complaints about the target of their hatred, so it's hard to understand what it is that motivates them. Sometimes haters just want to hurt someone else and feel like they're in control to feel empowered.

The Psychology Of A Hater

First, it's important to understand that gamers leave negative reviews for a variety of reasons, and many negative reviews are valid and justified. Some people simply don't like the game and want to give honest feedback. Other people may feel entitled to a better rating, or they may be trying to sabotage another player's experience. Regardless of the reason, it's important to remember that all feedback is valuable, even negative ones.

In addition to understanding why gamers leave negative reviews, knowing how to deal with them is essential. There are a few tips that can help: 1) always remember that every review is worth reading; 2) try not to get caught up in the negativity; 3) focus on your own game experiences and ratings instead of other people's; 4) remain respectful towards others regardless of their opinions. 4) It's your money. Use it the way you want to.

How To Deal With Haters

There are many people in the world who don’t like video games. Some of these people may be haters, and they will do anything to try and discredit or criticize video games. It can be tough to deal with these people, but there are some things that you can do to improve the situation.

First of all, it is important to understand why gamers might leave negative reviews. Sometimes, gamers may feel that a game is not worth their time or money. In order to justify their decision to not buy or play the game, they may leave a negative review.

Additionally, sometimes gamers might have problems with the game that cannot be fixed and they need to let others know about this so that other potential customers won’t get duped into buying the same product. In this instance, a critical, not negative review is valid.

There are, however, some steps that you can take in order to improve your relationship with haters. First of all, it is important to remember that everyone has different opinions and tastes when it comes to games. It is okay for you to have your own opinion about a certain title or franchise, even if it differs from someone everyone else's.

Secondly, always remember that criticism doesn’t necessarily mean hatred or dislike; sometimes people just want feedback on how well a game was played or what could be improved upon in future installments (DLC's, sequels, etc.). Finally, avoid responding impulsively, and try instead to think about whether or not you really want to engage in a conversation with someone who has expressed an unfavorable opinion about your favorite hobby.

 As with most situations involving haters, the best thing that can be done is usually just to ignore them and move on - however difficult that may be.

The Benefits Of Hating or Are There Any?

If you're like most people, you probably don't like being hated on. You might think it's a negative trait, or that it makes you seem petty and shallow. But hate, believe it or not, actually has some pretty decent benefits.

First of all, haters get a sense of entitlement. They know they're good at something, and they don't care if other people think that's arrogant or self-centered. It makes them work harder because they want everyone else to recognize their skills too.

Second, haters make gamers think about why they're playing the game in the first place. Most gamers play games for fun and entertainment, but some become obsessed with beating their opponents or becoming the best player in the world.

Haters, in particular, help players take a step back and ask themselves why they're playing the game in the first place. If you can answer that question satisfactorily, then you've won half the battle already.

Haters also help players learn from their mistakes. When you're playing a game, there's always the potential for disaster – and that includes in your real life too! Haters can teach you how to deal with difficult situations and make better choices. If you're always avoiding tough decisions, then somebody who hates you is going to be a great teacher.

Last but not least, haters encourage creativity. When people are creative, they often do things in an unusual or unexpected way. That's why haters are so important in art – they push artists to try new things and test the boundaries of what's possible. If everyone was content with playing by the same rules, then art would become less exciting and innovative. So thank your haters for helping keep gaming fun and fresh!

When Hating Goes Too Far

Remember the old saying, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say it at all?" That still applies in today's world. There's no need to be so hateful when it comes to anything, especially to video games. Still, some people just like to hate for the sake of it. Leaving negative reviews can impact a game's success, and in some cases, it can even damage the reputation of the reviewer.

There are other ways to have an opinion about a game without being so mean-spirited. If you don't enjoy a game, that's perfectly okay, there are plenty of other games out there for you to play!

However, some people take their hatred a step too far. They leave negative reviews without giving the game a chance, or they post scathing comments about the game's developers on social media. This kind of criticism is harmful not only to the developers of the game but also to other players who might be interested in trying it out. It can even discourage them from buying it later on down the line.

It's important to remember that being critical doesn't mean you have to be mean-spirited. I believe most people don't purposely write hateful reviews, but simply don't understand the difference between hate criticism and constructive criticism. So if you don't enjoy a game, say so in your review, and outline why you don't like it. Simply saying, 'The game Sucks!" isn't going to give your voice any merits. And whatever you do, don't engage in any negativity towards other players who may have enjoyed the game. Instead, try and keep our opinions constructive.

What to do when confronted by a hater

The first thing you should do, is do nothing. Yes, you can argue, debate, or discuss, but what usually ends up happening is that you'll get into these heated discussions and no one, you nor the hater, will come out on top.

Since many haters have it already integrated into their mindset that game x and game z are bad, no amount of common sense reasoning, from you or anyone else for that matter, will change their minds. If you find yourself in a discussion with one, simply state your reasons for enjoying the game and move on.

Hating, in general, can be a tough thing to deal with, but it's important to remember that everyone has differing opinions. There are some things you can do to improve your relationship with haters, such as always staying respectful or thinking about whether or not you want to engage in a conversation with them. The days are long and life is too short to be wasting time on the merits of a good or bad game.

So next time someone leaves a negative review on a game you love, don't get too discouraged. Just remember that their opinion (good, bad, or indifferent) doesn't have to or need to ruin your fun.


May 24, 2024
Steam Next Fest Feels the Bite of Vampire Dynasty's Demo

Embrace immortal power in this dark fantasy world of Vampire Dynasty were you build castles and make gut-wrenching choices that shape your realm

Read More
May 11, 2024
From Zero to Mythic Hero: Unleash Your Inner Godslayer in Dawn of Defiance

Embark on an epic survival adventure with Dawn of Defiance! Craft, build, and battle in a mythic open-world setting inspired by ancient Greek mythology.

Read More
April 21, 2024
Step into Cryptmaster: Where Your Words Really Matter

Embark on a unique adventure with Cryptmaster, where your choice of words shapes the fate of undead heroes in a mysterious, text-driven dungeon craw

Read More

POPULAR POSTS

October 13, 2022
The Eternal Cylinder Rolls onto Steam and Consoles Today

Experience new content on all platforms plus support for 4K visuals, ray tracing and more with The Eternal Cylinder’s free Anniversary Update, available now

May 30, 2021
Take Control to Protect Your History - Guardian of Lore (Steam) Review

Take control and find your destiny in this compelling and engaging platformer.

February 9, 2022
New Trailer for Zorro Game Released

Explore the game's world with eye-catching visuals as breathtaking as in Zorro The Chronicles animated series. Enjoy fun and rewarding swashbuckling combat featuring hilarious yet spectacular finishing moves

October 25, 2023
The Deep Symbolism of the White Pumpkin

Discover how this porch decoration stands for inclusivity, hope, and remembrance, making Halloween a more meaningful celebration for everyone involved.

July 4, 2023
From Arcade Abyss to Stardom: 10 Intriguing 'Sinistar' Facts to Ignite Your Curiosity

From Arcade Abyss to Stardom: 10 Intriguing 'Sinistar' Facts to Ignite Your Curiosity

envelope
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram