chris-littlechild - December 2, 2015
If you've been lurking around the Internet for long enough, you'll have noticed two key things: Everyone has an opinion, and most people have no effing clue on the subject they're expressing said opinion on.
You know the sort of thing I'm talking about. Backseat drivers who have never taken a single lesson, or sports fans who are armchair coaches. Because, hell, you've been laying on the couch and scratching your ass in front of (insert your team here) for years now, damn right you know better than the players/management team themselves.
Know your shit, that's the key here. It's a right-person-for-the-right-topic sort of deal. Would you see Stephen Hawking on Mastermind, answering questions about the Kardashians? You wouldn't. Black holes and nerdly spaceiness and such, that's much more his style.
Similarly, if you want a review of Star Wars: Battlefront, you'd probably call on someone who knows their video games. Breaking Benjamin's Benjamin Burnley wouldn't be your first port of call, but here he is talking smack about the game anyway.
You'll probably need some kind of context here. Our ol' buddy Ben was approached a while back to advertise Battlefront. It was a simple deal, as Burnley told radio station WCYY 94: ‘"They tried to basically say 'We would like to have you post on your social media about how much you enjoy the game' and I'll leave it at that. And I said 'Sure, if I like it,' which I don't. Because it f**king sucks. The gameplay sucks.'"
Which is refreshing, really. Celebrities are usually in such an ass-on-fire hurry to hawk anything and everything they can for money, however they feel about the product. I was almost on board with this guy, until he took to Instagram to post a snap of a smashed Battlefront disk. Then revealed that he hated the game so much, it made him punch his Xbox One until it broke. Because that's stupid as hell, right there.
And Burnley wasn't even finished yet. He also wants us to know that all online games f**king suck too. "All online games suck, in their own kind of way… cause you're relying on the Internet, which isn't where it needs to be. Online games are a little too ambitious for what the Internet can handle. But some of 'em definitely suck way more than others."
So now you know.