God I envy that. I've been thinking about similar things in the past couple of weeks since this all started, mostly thinking back to when I was 14 and started listening to The Hotspot, which was really the first time I started paying attention to the industry itself at all. Before that, I just watched game trailers, occasionally read reviews, and if a game seemed cool, I wanted to play it. Maybe it was even a bad game, I found a way to have fun with it. I feel as if I am actively playing and enjoying video games less often because of all the inside, back stage baseball that gets ruminated on and spewed everywhere. It's pretty sad.
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You know, with the rise of "Get Bopped" and "Get Bopped, Son" as the Lang-endorsed PG version of "Get Fucked, Boi" (I think he said he taught it to his kids so they could bop in a family friendly way), I wish GFB would kinda go away. Get Bopped is so much more fun to say.
RUN GFB VS RUN GBS FEUD. MAKE IT HAPPEN.
@patrickklepek I apologize if someone has brought this up before, but I had a thought I'd like to present. I apologize in advance if it seems rambling or perhaps even directionless, I'm going kind of stream of consciousness here.
The last time I can remember gaming journalism, or enthusiast press, or whatever you prefer to call it being in this sort of funk (that is, people questioning whose integrity they can trust, people being scared away from the industry for obvious and valid reasons, et al), was in fact when Jeff was fired from Gamespot.
That led to the formation of Giant Bomb; a site that prided itself than and continues to pride itself on transparency, integrity, and being very up front about personality, opinions, and taste. A new kind of website, about video games. It's a formula people have followed since then with things like Polygon, Rev3, etc. It almost seems like it was a catastrophe that needed to happen to advance the industry forward when it was in a stagnant place.
Fast forward to now, and I feel we've hit a similar bump in the road. Albeit, this time, it has far more wide reaching implications; I wouldn't even for a second think of devaluing or downplaying the misery some individuals have had to go through for the past several months in this whole mess.
I guess what I'm saying is, as much as this is all terrible, and no one deserves the treatment these people have been receiving via assholes on the internet, do you think this is maybe a necessary process that needed/needs to happen for this industry to evolve and become a better version of itself? The last time, it was looking without, and seeing the kinds of damage outside influences could do to the gaming press, corporate ad pressure, etc. Now it seems like this is the other side of the coin, the video game community looking within to see what can be changed and improved to move forward as something better.
Here's hoping on the other side of this mess we're not all on fire with our proverbial hands at each others throats. A ray of hope, I suppose.
Again, sorry if this was super meandering and kind of directionless, I just wanted to put the thought out there. Thanks for your time, man, keep on keepin' on.
I would hold back before you all get caught up in your /fiction fantasies about how much co-workers who work anywhere actually like each other.
Share a beer...why not
Just keep in mind what they think of each other is ALL IN YOUR HEADS until they say otherwise. So talking about it as if it were real is just a bit creepy.
Dear sir, please stop accosting my harmless internet forum topic that I made for a goof.
Thanks, I love you.