The first time I was made aware of the man complaining about not getting access to the Titanfall alpha was because of Patrick on Twitter. I clicked the link and was only able to make it about two or three minutes before I got the gist of the video: The man is a redneck who dips, doesn't like the PS4, early adopted an Xbox One under some misguided assumption there would be tons of games at launch, and is now upset he didn't get to play in an alpha which he almost seems to act like is the full game. Being from South East Tennessee hearing, and seeing, what I did in this video isn't weird. I shrugged it off and then went on my day. Being from here I can say he seems like a classic redneck from actions to demeanor. Also, having worked for Gamestop for two years in the area I saw people like him come in all the time.
Now, apparently, the video is going viral and tons of people are seeing this guy (who apparently streams gameplay from PC as well) and I wonder if people like Kotaku, Patrick Klepeck, and other gaming sites who link to this man aren't encouraging this kind of idiotic content? People like Francis, who I watch in limited doses, are playing a character and don't really fall into this category in my opinion, but this man offers nothing of use but curses, vitriol, and to ultimately push the stereotypical image of a man from the south: ignorant, dipping, and classless. I guess the overall argument extends to the news, cable and local, where they push things we "want" to see more than things we "need" to see but I think its a conversation worth having. The video offers no commentary or message other than the equivalent of "first world problems" and now he's collecting infinitely more views on of his videos thanks to the traffic generated from sites relinking. Reading Kotaku's article they basically even said something similar to, "and you're welcome for the generated hits from this post."
Does anyone get what I'm saying? Maybe I am over thinking the situation and in this day and age this type of thing is expected or that people actually want to see and prop up people and content providers who act this way. I just feel its the equivalent of a person watching someone get beaten up and saying how terrible that is but then they pull out their cellphone and make a video of it to post online for hits. Again, I'm probably just looking at this a little too seriously...and thinking back to how ignorant and infuriating that guy was probably clouds my judgement a bit. I just feel as if in this modern age it would be better to not even advertise something like this video as in the end advertising it is only encouraging other morons to be the same in hopes they get reposted on sites like Kotaku and others.