I already said it in the subreddit, but one of the worst looks for the Giant Bomb viewership was when they interpreted Abby's perspective on video games, as someone who never anticipated she'd be employed as a critic of the medium and thus never aspired to be a generalist or a know-it-all and also held an entirely different set of nostalgia centers as a woman in her mid-20s, as though it was her being bad at her job without ever understanding that maybe that different perspective was the entire point of her hire.
Anyone that ever got mad she didn't know some mid-tier PS2 game or recognize weird press conference quotes Jeff/Ben may or may not have written on the walls of public bathrooms in a drunken stupor before entirely missed the point and if they went on to give her shit for it that's so not cool.
I'm going to miss it greatly and I look forward to hearing what she does next, I hope it's something I can keep up with as it's always a real bummer when an entertainer you like drifts off into some thing you never hear of or gets out of entertainment entirely. All the best to miss Russell!
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