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They could do like Bill Burr and call them bookies in the middle of reading the ad copy. That'd get rid of them, pretty sure.
Every single thing with fans has a core of fans who feel highly invested and could be label "entitled" in the same way as gamers. Listen to Bears fans talk about Jay Cutler or recall that "Itchy and Scratchy the Movie" gave rise to the phrase Worst Episode Ever on alt.tv.simpsons.
The difference with gamers is an industry press that wants to stick up for developers and feels comfortable shitting on consumers.
I'm finding this season really hard to follow for some reason.
I don't know why True Detective is the show the Internet loves to complain about but of all the unfair criticism one absolutely fair point is that this season is loaded with characters making reference to other characters by name whom the viewer has almost no chance to identify solely by name.
It seems to me like either Pizzolatto wrote a complex mystery that got stomped on by the reality of TV editing or he expected viewers to re-watch previous scenes every episode the way you might flip back while reading a mystery novel. I've really enjoyed both seasons of the show but I think the later is a tall ask from the audience and the former is just a bit of a disappointment.
I really enjoyed this Slate breakdown of the season through Episode 7 and would recommend it if you want to get caught up on all the plot points going into the finale.
Who was the old guy that bike cop met in the tunnels? Was I supposed to recognize him?
That's Holloway, the Vinci Chief of Police and one of the dirty cops (along with Burris - the shooter at the end of Episode 7) who very probably robbed the jewelry store for the blue diamonds in 1992. You've seen him when Velcoro was getting yelled at about the investigation early on and Velcoro's dad talked about him and when he left LAPD for Vinci. Someone - probably Burris - was tailing Woodrugh (bikecop) and saw Woodrugh looking at the old records that helped connect Holloway to the robbery, thus the "You've been looking for information about me, son," introduction.
What was Ben Caspere doing at Panticapaeum?
Surely it wasn't just to silently attend a few seminars like Eliot Bezzerides said when Ray and Ani showed him the photo in Episode 3. He recruited Vera but it seems like that would be a distraction, not a purpose.
I figure he was either trying to find someone hiding there or doing business with Eliot. Money laundering? Does the rail-corridor cabal need something crazy like a mass suicide? Am I missing something?
Note that Mr. Samyn conflates the word "violent" as applied to video games, which describes actual violence (in a pretend environment, of course) with "violent behavior" which he does not need a study to prove because he has been the victim of a gamer lynch mob.
It is possible that he was at least physically threatened if not actually hanged or beaten or tarred by a mob of gamers. That would be violent behavior, indeed. I read it as more likely that people said mean shit to him on Twitter. Such behavior may have been "aggressive, intolerant, reactionary, and misogynistic" but it cannot be violent in the same sense as Call of Duty is violent.
I think the argument the video game industry reinforces a circle of violence that either attracts or natures a gamer audience of "belligerent hooligans" is nonsense. Take a look at the top selling movies and games of 2014.
|Top 10 Retail Video Games of 2014 (Forbes)||Rating and Violence Tags|
|Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare||M - Blood and Gore, Intense Violence|
|Madden NFL 15||E - None|
|Destiny||T - Animated Violence|
|Grand Theft Auto 5||M - Blood and Gore, Intense Violence|
|Minecraft||E 10 + - Fantasy Violence|
|Super Smash Bros (for 3DS and Wii U)||E 10 + - Cartoon Violence|
|NBA 2K15||E - None|
|Watch Dogs||M - Blood, Intense Violence|
|FIFA 15||E - None|
|Call of Duty Ghosts||M - Blood, Intense Violence|
|Top 10 Grossing Films of 2014||Rating and Violence Tags|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||PG13 - Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action|
|The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1||PG13 - Intense sequences of violence and action|
|Captain America: The Winter Soldier||PG13 - Intense sequences of violence, gunplay and action throughout|
|The Lego Movie||PG - Mild Action|
|Transformers: Age of Extinction||PG13 - Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action|
|Maleficent||PG - Sequences of fantasy action and violence|
|X-Men: Days of Future Past||PG13 - Sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action|
|The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies||PG13 - Extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence|
|Big Hero 6||PG - Action and peril|
|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes||PG13 - Intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action|
I submit that box office results are evidence that violent action as a means of solving conflict - especially a good guys versus bad guys conflict - is fun and people like it.
I understand that Mr. Samyn is upset that his game was a commercial failure, but I think if he honestly examines the evidence he'll come to realize that he shouldn't blame gamers for being "belligerent hooligans" who only like violence or his peers in the industry for making gamers that way. The game he made was just not very good.