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I'm just rating it positively now in anticipation of your usual quality work.

I will say Rusty's Real Deal Baseball being on the list is a genuine surprise to me

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Oh Good lord, this may be the best Quick Look ever!

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Hey Notifications are working again!

How do you think the Vita stacks against 3DS @bobafettjm?

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Accidental Endurance Run and GotY

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#TEAMBRAD

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Kinda reminds me of the Swapper.

That's a very good thing

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@alex

Did you get that level sequence from Nintendo Power? (Airman-Crashman-Metalman-Bubbleman-Heatman-Woodman-FlashMan-Quickman)

I've always used the exact same one and I swear that was where I learned it back in the day.

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That's some impressive work man! Some of those games are really long!

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Li Mei was a character I felt like they had big plans for but it didn't pan out. I wouldn't mind her character being rebooted

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hey there!

Just wanted to say I read your linked blog and found to be right on point on well, just about everything.

and fwiw I'm truly sorry you've had to experience that kind of verbal abuse especially here, one troll can cause a surprisingly large amount of pain. I wish I had a way to stop that from ever happening.

I hate these discussions too, but sometimes I feel worse if I don't participate in them because I then worry I'm ceding the conversation to those who don't get the scope of institutionalized bias. Which then leads to lurkers reading the thread and thinking this community is something that it isn't. So I try to wade back in every once in awhile and generally do a pretty poor job of it, but I figure that's better than letting the loudest voices rule the day unchallenged. Whatever I do I usually feel like crap afterwards.

It's an insidiously difficult issue and I get that it's hard for people to wrap their minds around especially if they've never directly encountered it personally. That's no comfort to those who have to live the reality of the problem though. I know I don't get all of it myself, but I try to always be mindful of it as best as I can.

You're absolutely right that the time for words and well wishes has past for Giant Bomb, this blowup as you said has been a long time coming and now that's it's happened the community has been labelled. That has to be dealt with now and not just improved moderation, but an actual commitment to diversity in the content. People need to see the proof that diversity matters here, not just have trolls wink out silently.

At some point they have either have to demonstrate their sincerity on this issue or they lose credibility. While they may have gotten and earned a free pass as a small financially strapped startup part of Whiskey Media, that same benefit of the doubt doesn't ring as true when you are part of one of the largest publicly traded entertainment companies of the world.

If Giant Bomb truly believes in the inclusive message they are trying to convey, and like you I believe they do, then they've got to find some way put their money where their mouth is. I think the staff will, but I certainly hope they do so sooner than later for their sake as well as those of us who want to enjoy their wonderful content without worrying if it's ethical to do so.

Frankly it's the smart decision to do so. Valuing diversity is not only the right thing to do, it's also good for business.

anyway I really liked what you had to say, you said it much better than just about anybody else I've read so far, and I've read quite a few of these in the last few days. I know it isn't much, but I just wanted to let you know someone appreciated what you wrote.

and I hope you feel better soon.

best regards and happy gaming!

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