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@bisonhero: I use it and mean it in a world changed by COVID. There's no good quick vocabulary for it otherwise. It's kind of odd that people take it to mean COVID is over. Like? Obviously not? But language is werid that way, like you point out. I think it's mostly a semantic instinct thing but it should be easy to suss out the context.

The real answer has already been provided by Gears of War but we don't have our equivalent to E-Day.

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#2  Edited By bacongames
@wheels1993 said:
@slax said:

@bacongames: Reel Layers killed Kingdom Heartache?

what bacon is saying is the people absolutely flipped out that it wasn't 100% straight serious playthru.. this community seems to have a problem with anything that isn't either 100% real gameplay, or podcasts about things.. the idea of a joke not being spelled out the entire way really bothers some people

are these bits my favorite? no.. but I'm not gonna be bothered enough to shout about like the people above me

Pretty much nailed it. What good is running a video game website for like 13 years if you can't fuck with the audience every once in a while.

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This is why Ben pulled the plug on Kingdom Heartache and I'm still bitter about it.

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I think it says a lot that people would rather stamp their feet about being paying customers or hand-wring about GB content than express concern over the treatment of workers and how busted it is to make a living in media.

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#5  Edited By bacongames

The fact that the market shifted suddenly from the decades long chase for rarities that complete collections (e.g. Stadium Events, Little Samson) to the most popularly valued games rated at "high grade" tipped off most people to be suspicious. Everyone in the retro collecting world knew that it wasn't coming from inside the community so it was a matter of finding out who was driving the speculation.

I'm glad that the work is being done to continue digging into the collusion going on here.

My worry is that genuine collectors are starting to feel the pressure of offloading high profile games from their own stores and feeding this vicious cycle. Even for the collectors that clearly see the scam going on, the temptation to sell for 10x while the sharks are chasing 100x or 1000x could be quite high.

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#6  Edited By bacongames

I want more non-white male talent brought up and showcased by the site and the audience not to embarrass itself in the process. Even compared its peers at other game sites, GB is sorely behind in grabbing up talented women and POC.

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As someone who would love to see this happen, and I'm with you on the sentiment that it's important to walk the walk, organizing this sort of stuff takes a lot of energy and strategy. And this is on top of all the ways bosses have the power to snuff it out, surveil employees, and drag out union recognition. That said, I was hoping that amidst the other pubs unionizing with WGAE, that GS and GB were able to manage it while they were at CBS.

Given the sort of company that RV has been up till now, they don't seem to have a deep bench of disillusioned journalists and media workers who made it possible to rally at places like Vox, Vice, G/O, etc.

I would love to be proven wrong but I'm glad that GB continues to push for it broadly either way.

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I like this idea.

I hope they pay these temporary contractors fair wages.

I understand why the initial slate of shows would include people that they have existing professional and personal relationships with. It will be deeply disappointing if they don't open up these opportunities to diverse, new, upcoming talent.

Agreed the whole way down.

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Assuming they get some support and he plants his feet for a while longer, I'm actually most excited by what Jan can do with a Giant Bomb reboot. If we get nothing else but Jan and Jeff really swinging for the fences, then I'll be glad.