@akujin: Yes, charging a flat entrance fee as well as a flat monthly fee is definitely a functional business model that has not failed for countless MMOs in recent memory. You caught me red handed, I secretly want to pay out the nose for hats and character slots, it has absolutely nothing to do with problems with the structure of the current business model at all. You got it, smart guy.
If there's one thing I learned from watching some of the white knighting Phil is receiving, it's that it's OK to publicly wish death upon another human being so long as the way you say it has been said by someone else before. Because then it's "a reference" and that completely 100% negates the message. Right.
@commandergermanshepard: Heads up, civil unions do not have all the same rights and privileges as marriages in many, many places. In a lot of states in America, the only legal partnership available for homosexual couples carry with them a pale shadow of the benefits and recognition afforded by a marriage. I'm not gonna argue either way about whether gay marriage is the right way to go or not but to say "does it make any difference if it is called something else but still have all the same legal rights as a marriage?" is just ignorant.
Hey man it's all well and good to defend Kotaku from the dumb arguments Marcus Beer was making but let's not lose focus of the fact that Kotaku is the kind of place that posts vapid articles trying to drum up outrage over a children's game by comparing the censorship of anime butts to the non-censorship of one of the greatest and most influential pieces of artwork of the renaissance.
Yoshi's Island isn't a very good Mario game. It's a fucking incredible game otherwise, mind you, but it just doesn't fit in with the blackened, soulless husk that Mario games have become. We should probably take Yoshi's Island, Luigi's games, and the various Mario RPGs and stick them all in one category, and cleanly sever off the gangrenous limb that is traditional Mario platforming games and all their WAH WAHs and waggle gimmicks
Courtney Stanton's article has probably the weakest grasp on what goes on in Bioshock Infinite of any opinion piece on the game I've ever read. It reads more like someone else read a plot synopsis of the game word for word aloud to them and they feverishly scrawled their stream of consciousness down immediately after.