Joined Mar 09, 2013 at 11:37PM EST
-The general ‘Games Journalism has no ethics, and needs to be burned to the ground to start over!’ That’s way too broad to really defend against. But, again, there is some common ground, I really only disagree with the movement’s zealotry and fervor. There is good journalism out there that I truly love to read (some of whom get lumped in with your so-called ‘enemies,’ as it happens) and then there is Gaming-Buzzfe…Er, Kotaku.
I think the last one can be handled by readers discerning good journalism from bad journalism, and choosing for themselves. If you think a site has bad practices, stop going there. The need to align oneself behind some ‘movement’ for journalistic integrity (poster-boyed hilariously by a guy from Breitbart news, of all the dishonest scummy journalism outlets) is one I just don’t understand.
It’s dishonest no matter what agenda you’re furthering, and I think the agenda’s being furthered here are questionable. But to answer your question…
-If it were just about those semi-documented cases of corruption at small industry events like some people claim, I’d have no problem with what was going on. But clearly, people are trying to make it about more than that, so we’ll move on from the common ground in our opinion that ‘corruption is bad.’
-‘Too many articles are written about sexism/promoting diversity/etc. etc. in games.’ I can dismiss this one off hand, since I’m of the belief that people should write whatever articles they want.
-‘People should write objective game reviews free from bias.’ That seems to be a popular one. Okay, that would be either impossible or incredibly boring to read. I can illustrate what I’m trying to say with examples, if you’d like, but I think its enough to say that all my favorite game reviewers are highly opinionated.
-‘Censorship is bad.’ Like the first, it’s such a trite thing to say that there is no real need for an argument. I don’t use Reddit or…Whatever else was accused of taking down discussion of this, but I don’t agree that they should have done that. But that should be taken up with those websites. Spinning it up into some internet crusade or ‘movement’ seems disingenuous.
I only wish this was called something else. Using catchy buzzwords to tacitly incorporate me (because I am ‘a gamer’) into furthering your agenda or make it look like you’re fighting to defend me is incredibly dishonest.
Kinda reminds me of that whole ‘notyourshield’ business…
Good thing they weren’t Dropbears. Could have got ugly.
Also he probably has the better part of 2.6 billion dollars right now.
So I guess you never weigh in on:
-War in the middle east.
-The occupation of Gaza.
-Russia’s meddling in eastern Europe.
Just a consequence of living in a world where information spreads, my friend.
Nope. See, a man’s penis home is actually a…homeless man, or something. And you quite obviously don’t need that. It’s not shaped like home!
It is pretty crazy.
Bababa ba ba baba baaa bababa ba ba baa baaa!…
I’m not sure if I should reply with “Destiny has a setting?” or “Borderlands has charm?”
So I’ll do both.
Some people are already the parody version of themselves.
It is a fact that society IS set up that way, we would agree.
It is debatable whether it is a fact that that is the only conceivable way for a society to be set up.
“They too have been bullied by SJW’s--People who want to impose their self-righteous morality on others and smear/blacklist anyone who resists.”
Oh. You mean like that literal blacklist of so-called ‘SJW’ journalists that was making the rounds not too long ago?
I guess this is just some hot SJW on SJW action, than…
Nuke it from orbit.
It’s the only way to be sure.
Actually, what he said was “I think it would be a good idea.” It wasn’t meant as a compliment towards the west, but rather a sarcastic remark meaning “If ya’ll want to start having a civilization now, that’d be just swell.”
Well, if they did, I bet they can just use .5 billion dollars to wipe their tears, and still have the rest left over to buy eight houses and nine yachts.
Guns are loud. Get a spear.
Nope. One is a value judgement, one is an observable fact.
Much more accurate.
Mass Effect Trilogy: Humans, Aliens, and sentient machines collide in a war over which Instagram filter to use for the universe.