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In a review? No. There’s almost no way to do it fairly. The only games that would be penalized would be from studios that we know have poor working conditions. The issue is, do we know all the studios that have poor working conditions?

I support industry change and open dialogue about the issue. But out of my own ignorance on the topic, I honestly don’t know if the conditions at Naughty Dog are remarkably different or worse than another other studio. At this point, I just assume that most video game studios are horrendous to work at everywhere.

Honestly, fuck any studio exploiting their workers, and if something comes out add them to the list until you are able to confirm that things have actually changed for the better. One would hope more sites taking the issue of working conditions seriously would encourage more people at other studios to speak out. That said, Naughty Dog and Rockstar are special in that they are vocally proud of their shitty working conditions. They brag about the abuse they put their workers through, and make it sound like that is the norm. Trying to normalize such toxic conditions is incredibly fucking harmful to society. Like big picture bad for humanity, not just for people in the video game industry.

The most ethical thing video game coverage sites could do is just not review these games. Focus any coverage on these shitty conditions and challenge the complacency of consumers. Otherwise, covering the game without adequately talking about the working conditions perpetuates the notion that this is "not a big deal" which again, is harmful for more than just the video game industry.

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@bobafettjm: @thechris: Not sure how I missed the giant pinned threads at the top of the page... my bad. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, I will make sure future requests go to the right place!!!

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I'm not sure if this is the correct way to ask this. If not, please point me in the correct direction so I don't goof up again. I tried doing it directly on the wiki but couldn't seem to figure it out.

The game formerly known as "Once Upon a Coma" was renamed "Neversong". Also it was released on iOS. Is there a way to change this on the wiki? And also change the main image to this:

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There are also two other games that do not have images attached to them and I can't figure out how to suggest an edit in the wiki. Filament and No Way Home. These two images could work.

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I wouldn't really care, nor do I think anyone else really would, save for a few crazy parents and students that want to be the best.

I think I would care if they posted online list with grades and anyone could see it. I do not think it is appropriate to do so when random people can type my name online and see my failure.

You bumped this 7 year old thread to remind me that I used to be an asshole? Thanks I guess...

New take from older, wiser DarthOrange who now holds a master's degree and has worked with youth: This would be a horrible, horrible idea that would trigger all sorts of shame and anxiety in students. Like, just plain regular grades already do that. Adding this additional layer of publicity would only exacerbate that, and for what benefit? To shame students into doing better? Shame is not an effective motivator and it causes all sorts of damage to a persons mental health.

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Same thing happening on Safari. :(

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Very nice list; will check out more than a few of these. Now for my "hot take" I thought American Vandal season 1 was pretty mediocre to straight up bad. The two leads are awful and most of the jokes are obvious and on the nose. They do an ok job of satirizing crime dramas, but also fall into the trap of mimicking some of the issues of their target - tedious recaps of the story being the biggest offender. So my questions are did you like the first season and how do you compare it to the second season?

I thought the first season was a brilliant take on labeling theory. The humor in season 2 is pretty similar in terms of presentation and types of jokes, although it tackles different criminological issues than season one. If it wasn't your jam the first season you probably won't like it now either.

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#8  Edited By DarthOrange

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You seem to like your horror TV shows, so if you haven't, check out AMC's The Terror. It's really fantastic, probably the biggest surprise of the past year, and it genuinely had some of the best performances of last year, Jared Harris being a real standout.

I've always hated everything I've seen of Riverdale without actually watching it, but Sabrina looks really good to me, so maybe I've been wrong all this time if that's what got you into Riverdale. I assumed it was bad CW teen drama, but if they're leaning into the Archie's Weird Mysteries stuff now, that might get me to check it out.

I started watching The Terror and while it was visually beautiful, I literally could not understand what was being said because the accents were so thick. I decided to wait to watch it later once it hits streaming so that I can turn on subtitles.

Riverdale is a terrible, terrible CW drama that is so bad it loops back around to being good. I fucking loved Weird Mysteries and can confidently say Riverdale makes even less sense. With that said, every season does revolve around a different mystery, only it is Jughead in the drivers seat instead of Archie.

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Congrats on the extra disposable income. Find a new hobby or something. Do you feel like you have to enjoy playing video games all the time? If so, why?

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@dbones80 said:

Good list. I wish it had one more Samara Weaving movie to make it a trifecta: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI.

I didn't even realize she was in that movie. No lie, if I had known I would have made it a priority to watch it. I will check it out sooner rather than later now.