Y'all are crazy. Much better than built in batteries where you have to junk he entire controller because they stop holding a charge. Bad for the environment and bad for the wallet. Assuming you are using battery packs or rechargeable AA I don't see the problem.
No they don't. I have "finished" it twice and conclude that the game is junk. The whole system where review scores are not based on how good your game is but how consisent it is with previous releases left me confused and annoyed during the first play through and - after reading up on the systems and learning how the game expects you to set the sliders for each genre - laughably easy and tedious during the second play through as - should you play it according to the games strict rules - nothing you do really matters and 9+ review scores are given every time.
Impossible to say - they could have missed a very obvious security hole like Nintendo are known for doing. The question will be if you can actually do anything with that hacked console. If they do follow through with online authentications, without even a steam like offline mode, then they can lock down pirate games pretty quickly.
Also, you seem angry so I will cut you some slack, but the argument "They are anti-consumerist so I am just going to steal the stuff to spite them" makes you as bad, if not worse.
Not one site that I know of. You could prob bookmark half a dozen smaller sites and youtube channels to cover most of that.. Retro plus jrpg plus indy plus pro gaming is an awfully eclectic mix for one site, they are usually mainstream or specialized.
Do you think any one of them is lazy? Have they ever given that impression? Do you think that if one of them was slacking off that the rest would let it slide? given how long they have all been working as a team?
Of course not. So they don't have to account for their day to day duties to you or anyone else on these boards, not even to some of the self entitled premium members who seem to think $5 a month buys them ownership.
People leave, life goes on. It is just website. Your favourite TV show gets cancelled. An actor you have a crush on dies before their time. At the time it would seem like the end of the world but in perspective it is pretty small beer.