I get that people will freak out over just about anything on the Internet. I understand that childish behavior is par for the course, and I've resolved to – for the most part – look the other way. As was the case with the Mass Effect 3 hysteria, it's just plain embarrassing.
But this latter "news" is just a little too ridiculous to ignore. An article at PushSquare cited an outcry at the PlayStation Blog regarding recent PlayStation 3 update 4.30. Evidently, a whole lot of people are none too happy. And why? Bricked systems? Games or programs crashing? A general impediment to your entertainment? Nope. An icon. An admittedly annoying icon to be sure, but…an icon .
Essentially what happened is that the update puts a SingStar icon on the XMB, and the size is too large and the positioning is weird. That much, I grant. But to have so many react in such a fashion, to the point where it's a common discussion topic in forums and on message boards, is beyond embarrassing…I just want to hide in a corner and pretend I'm not in the gamer crowd. It makes me want to give up my gamer label. But above all, it makes me view some people with a suspicious glance- If you're freaking out over this , the level of general hostility, disillusionment, and unhappiness roiling about in your veins must be most unpleasant.
Either that, or you really need something else to do. Anything. Just get away from the screen for a while, because you're starting to sound like crazy old ladies who have a stroke if you accidentally move the cat's food dish three inches to the right. So please, just go about your business and try not to make everyone want to run away from you.