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I can't wait to see what new stuff is in store. I've been hoping for an initiative like this for years. Bring back the written word! Viva la alphabet!

@darkbeatdk: @bananasfoster: IGN and Gamespot are the two largest sites dedicated to games on the internet and they almost never have the type of articles you're complaining about. If your impression of the gaming establishment is the editorials on Polygon and Kotaku that make up like 10% of their overall output, then I don't know what to tell you.

And if they GB does post op-eds that are too emotional for your liking, you don't have to read them.

It has nothing to do with them being too emotional, in my opinion. It has to do with them being too self-involved and naval-gazing.

One can see importance in something because brilliance exists, and then one can see importance in something purely because they WANT to.

Listening to the gaming "in crowd" breathlessly talk in near religious tones about how important games are comes across, to me, like listening to 1-Direction fans talk about how amazing and important the music is and how deep and brilliant the boys in the band are.

Listening to the "gaming press" echo chamber is like being at a boy-band fan convention. The conversation reaches a point where it feels no longer tethered to any sort of grounded reality. The above posted screen grabs are great examples of that.

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For all the lipservice about "different perspectives", Giant Bomb is pretty monolithic in promoting the same tired modern ideology about games that everyone in the games industry has. Whenever Austin condescendingly brings up dissenting views during the Beastcast, Alex will always reassure him,
well, nobody HERE thinks that way...."

Unless I see an article by Zodiac Motherfucker pretty straightaway, I'm going to assume this is just another echo chamber for the same noise that is overflowing from every games outlet in the "mainstream gaming press" sphere.

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MAN. I've never heard Jeff being so infuriating as he is talking bout Fallout. As someone who knows the industry as well as he does, it's absolutely infuriating to hear him say garbage about how they "should just fix it!!!" to problems that have no solution. I'm totally with Brad and Austin in a shocking turn of events. "I don't like Fallout" is a perfectly fine thing to say. "They should just make it better!" is petulant.

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Every time they queue up a track and it plays a common 4/4 thump and they go "this is good" it makes me want to shoot myself.

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You are so funny.

It's an amazing talent to take funny audio and enhance the humor with animation and editing. Most people just drag it down by adding superfluous junk to it.

Even just where you chose to end cut is genius.

So funny.

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I'm starting to get slightly disturbed by the number of people who bring up the crossdressing scene. It was like 5 minutes out of a hundred hour game, and yet it's pretty much ALL I've been hearing about when someone mentions this game in the past 6 months. Is everyone hot for Cloud and this is something I just never knew was a thing?

It's not life FFVII is the first game to feature crossdressing. I feel like MOST Japanese games feature cross dressing at some point. Final Fantasy V has a whole character based around it.

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@lhson said:

Yes, because for some viewpoints dismissal is the proper response. Not all arguments are equally as valid - just from the standpoint of being factually correct - and the tired "political correctness has gone mad" argument is definitely one of them.

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The point I was attempting to make was that posing that question, "is this the hill you want to die on" is dismissive of the other side of the conversation.

Be that as it may, that is basically the definition of Self-Rightous.

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@bananasfoster: I won't get into a Gamergate argument because that shit just overtakes any debate and is so fucking tired right now, but it's probably obvious that we disagree on the worth of that movement. But enough about that.

That's fine. Gamergate is irrelevant to what my point was.

The point I was attempting to make was that posing that question, "is this the hill you want to die on" is dismissive of the other side of the conversation.

But let me be specific. Saying, "It's just a boob slider" or "It's just a few costumes" or "it's just a butt slap" , "is this the hill you want to die on?" is denying the worth of the principle behind the matter. The completely legitimate fear expressed by those who protest such changes is that it is a "slippery slope" or a "death by a thousand cuts". no one single change is ever "THAT" important, but it's the principle that it is being changed at all that matters.

But I know you know this.

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@bananasfoster: The phrase has nothing to do with "anti gamergate". It's an old expression. I used it to indicate that I thought the example of Nintendo removing a lewd costume for a 13 year old character wasn't comparable to the thought example of them removing a gay character. I don't think removing a boob slider or a costume like that is the beginning of something bigger, it's not a slippery slope, so it might not be worth it to go all in with the comparison to a company removing gay or black characters or whatever. That said people are free to protest what they want to protest, it's the hyperbole that gets me.

Perhaps I was unclear. I mean that Alex, specifically, got the phrase from an anti-gamerate rant from some person. He mentioned it on a podcast, I guess what now would be, years ago. He said, essentially, in reference to gamer gate, "I heard someone sum it up best this way, "Is this the hill you want to die on?" and then used it several more times over the months in reference to the same topic.

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