And by that I mean we have to do something about the people who are going after anyone who is saying anything positive about the Xbox One, and claiming that they're a Microsoft Employee. We get it, you don't like the console.
Hey, I'll do you one better, *I* don't like the console, and I think what MS is doing is doing with property rights is completely fucking disgusting. I will not buy an Xbox One, and I will recommend a PS4 to others. This is coming from a long time MS fan, who doesn't even own a PS3. So yeah. Believe me. I get it.
Because of all this, I felt I would be a good person to spread the following message. Stop accusing everyone who says something positive about MS of being a shill! Yes, image management is a thing, but this recent display of "guilty until proven innocent" nonsense has to stop. It's getting in the way of actual discussions, and it's essentially a personal attack.
If you wouldn't say, "I think you're wrong, and you should go fuck yourself!"
You shouldn't say, "I think you're wrong, and I bet you work for Microsoft!"
If someone has hardly any posts to their name, and they sound like they're a PR mouthpiece, I really think flagging the post and letting the moderators deal with things would be better than making rude accusations that just derail the discussion. Even if the person WAS a shill, calmly explaining a valid counter-argument early in the thread would be far more effective than crying out "Microsoft employee!"
But if people are going to continue to accuse each other of being shills, this place is going to get even more hostile than it has been lately, and I don't want to see that happen.
If you appreciate obvious humor, you may now accuse me of being a shill.