Hi everyone. I don't normally post on the forums—maybe a handful of times in the nine or so years I've watched and supported Giant Bomb—but I really feel like I need to speak up about this. First and foremost, I come to this site to enjoy video games and the amazing Giant Bomb crew. I personally see video games as an escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday life, and by extension I view this site as a haven where I can leave politics at the door.
I'm always excited whenever the Bombcrew comes up with a new series because it keeps the site fresh and interesting, especially when said features incorporate holidays and whatnot. So when I saw Abby's announcement that Star Spangled Beasters was canceled, naturally I was surprised. It was a neat idea and we get to see Abby and Dan dressed in silly costumes while playing games. Sounds like a win any way you look at it, right? Well I guess some people just aren't content to enjoy what is clearly meant to be a light-hearted feature and posted some not so nice stuff in the comments of the LA Noire video.
Obviously there are people from all walks of life and political views to match on this site. That's fair enough. Do I always agree with everything the members Giant Bomb crew say from a political standpoint? No. You're allowed to believe what you want. But one of my pet peeves are people who are so self-serious and so ready to pick a fight at the drop of a hat that any little thing sets them off. This goes for people on all sides of the political spectrum. They're like a giant wet blanket and they ruin what should be good, light-hearted fun.
So I guess the point of this post is three-fold:
1) Chill out, y'all. This is supposed to be a site where we can enjoy video games irrespective of politics. Please stop trying to turn everything into a political debate. There's obviously no connection to Giant Bomb video features and current world events.
2) Big shoutout to Abby and Dan for making a cool new feature, and just for being awesome in general. You're damn great people and I know there are plenty of people who feel the same way I do about you.
3) Please continue Star Spangled Beasters. Don't give up on the series just because some people want to throw a tantrum in the comments.
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