..and I’m still on pretty much the same topic.

This is one of the most true things I’ve read all year:

The fact of the matter is that even the largest video game journalism outlets are pampered. They are too used to the conveniences of internet publishing: editing after publication, deleting dissenting comments, removing and banning problem users, easily finding (or stealing) image and text content from other similar journalism outlets or PR departments; so much so that they’ve developed the intellectual and critical tolerance of a preschooler. They make a mistake — sometimes small, sometimes egregiously massive — and are called out on it, get angry, pitch a fit, then after suckling from the teat of their overly sympathetic, equally misinformed fans, coworkers and thin-skinned apologists, they forget about it. They move on, ignorant to their actual mistake, and ignorant to what they could have learned from it; all the while assuming they were right and their critic was wrong and that the critic can take their “trolling/bashing/hating” for a long walk off a short cliff for all they care.


I might write something myself one day soon. Maybe.

3 thoughts on “Three months later and..”
  1. Hear hear.. more writing from you is always good. Pity no matter how right you are or how eloquently you write in order to educate the great unwashed masses and rage against the system, nothing will change.. and the internet with all its foibles will continue to trundle along.. slowly crushing society along the way

  2. Thanks for the vote of confidence buddy 🙂

    See – at least one internet user knows I’m right! That’s a start. I’ll have to make inroads on converting the rest of ’em.

  3. I have every faith in you old friend.. 🙂 I also believe there’s better things one as intelligent as you could be doing with their time 😉 I mean, converting the Internet is very altruistic of you and all, but it doesn’t hurt to be a little selfish once in a while does it? 😉

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