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PCGamer Article http://archive.ph/YU7ML


TLDR is that PCGamer is not happy that you hunt monsters in monster hunter, and says that hunters should be the bad guys.

And for those who want it, here's the GDC talk where the Kotaku writer says video game characters are real and players are tyrants forcing them to do things against their will. They deleted all the negative comments which is why there's only 30. I don't have an archive of the comments.
This shit sounds like chris-chan levels of delusional I need to watch this later
 
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And for those who want it, here's the GDC talk where the Kotaku writer says video game characters are real and players are tyrants forcing them to do things against their will.
Nothing new. This is the argument they use for how scantily clad female characters like Bayonetta are still objectified even if they aren't real and even though it makes perfect sense for the character to dress that way (be it their personality, etc.)
 

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This shit sounds like chris-chan levels of delusional I need to watch this later
The talk is only about 5 minutes (it's a series of short talks). The talks are meant to be about animation, which makes it strange why a Kotaku writer is given a slot. If you're pressed for time, the good stuff happens around 20:15. Look for the Skies of Arcadia slide. The first couple of minutes are setting up basic stuff like animations can express emotion, and it seems to be setting up a ludonarrative dissonance argument, but then it goes off the rails.

Nothing new. This is the argument they use for how scantily clad female characters like Bayonetta are still objectified even if they aren't real and even though it makes perfect sense for the character to dress that way (be it their personality, etc.)
And it doesn't even make sense within it's own non-logic. If dressing sexy is against the character's free will, then dressing them conservatively is also be against the character's free will, but that line of reasoning is denied because no-one would willing choose to wear revealing clothes, except the people who do.
 

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Also, holy fuck I haven't been to the main site in a minute - literally every article on the site is someone's 2019 "Top 10" list. Previously, this would be for current employees, former employees, and a few friends - now there's fucking a list from Adam Conover (from Adam Ruins Everything) of all people, plus a ton of mediocre trannies. There's fifty nine top 10 lists on there (not including main staff's), which is really about 57 more guest articles then they need.

Holy shit - the cancer that Zoe Quinn started has now metasized. The only thing left to do is to euthanize the patient.
 

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That Monster Hunter article is getting blasted in a lot of places - even the more casual fans are questioning how long he played it for considering the expansion's focus on capture and study over killing, and how the antagonistic monsters are fucking the eco-system over with their mere presence.

He's such a pussy even the monsters pain sounds cause him distress, lmao.
 

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That Monster Hunter article is getting blasted in a lot of places - even the more casual fans are questioning how long he played it for considering the expansion's focus on capture and study over killing, and how the antagonistic monsters are fucking the eco-system over with their mere presence.

All of their articles are about games being too stressful or difficult. They even advocate seeking out using or creating mods for games that remove the enemies and just let you wander around aimlessly.

Surely they don't do this shit for a living, right?
 

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All of their articles are about games being too stressful or difficult. They even advocate seeking out using or creating mods for games that remove the enemies and just let you wander around aimlessly.

Surely they don't do this shit for a living, right?
Holy shit I never seen anyone act like this over a piece of entertainment. I know most (all) journalists can't play for shit but to take elements away from a game just because you can't be assed to play it due to how "stressful" or "difficult" it is. what are they smoking ? Just as I thought I seen it all there is a brand new low. Most people play games to pass the time if you can't handle making articles/reviews about video games of all the things you need a career change maybe learn to flip some burgers while your at it.
I really hope Pcgamer along with every other game journalist website gets the axe or at least crippled just to see their reaction.
 

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That Monster Hunter article is getting blasted in a lot of places
It deserves it. It's sad I can think of a few places that would allow real discussion of it.

I really hope Pcgamer along with every other game journalist website gets the axe or at least crippled just to see their reaction.
I was doing some spring new years cleaning and came across some old PCGamer demo discs. Including the mod special where it had a bunch of mods like the original UT version of Killing Floor. Some of the discs having demos of classic games alongside the new stuff. Hard to imagine they'd do something like that these days.
 

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Anyone remember when PETA was mocked for this sort of take, with their cringetastic Pokemon parody?

I always liked how the non-violent 'moves' in that did basically jackshit and you had to solve everything with violence.

Anyway, the MonHun take is dumb. Some of the bigger monsters basically become living embodiments of natural disasters - Gore Magala is an obvious example.

It's amazing that the games journalism industry found a group of employees cheaper than 'people who want to play games for a living'.
 

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Anyone remember when PETA was mocked for this sort of take, with their cringetastic Pokemon parody?

I always liked how the non-violent 'moves' in that did basically jackshit and you had to solve everything with violence.

Anyway, the MonHun take is dumb. Some of the bigger monsters basically become living embodiments of natural disasters - Gore Magala is an obvious example.

It's amazing that the games journalism industry found a group of employees cheaper than 'people who want to play games for a living'.

It's more costly to hire enthusists who are debt free and want a livable wage than some NPC drone who is tens of thousands (hundreds of thousands maybe?) deep in student debt who is willing to work for peanuts if it means they can spread their moral superiority and maybe hopefully make their degree worth something (LOL).

EDIT:

Out of boredom I looked up the author. I recognize the name I think? Sam Greer. Or at least I thought so until realizing that's a woman in the twitter who has a Patreon with barely anything on it (of course). Their writing history is... interesting, OPM and OXM allowed people like them to write? I can't remember the last time I've bought a physical magazine let alone go to gaming websites outside of morbid curiosity so who knows.

Also this is just pathetic. Barely any interactions, hun you're just a parasite:
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Poor you, you shot yourself in the foot and then put that foot in your mouth.
 
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It's more costly to hire enthusists who are debt free and want a livable wage than some NPC drone who is tens of thousands (hundreds of thousands maybe?) deep in student debt who is willing to work for peanuts if it means they can spread their moral superiority and maybe hopefully make their degree worth something (LOL).

I knew someone who ended up becoming a writer for Waypoint and seemingly a dozen other outlets since I last talked to him years ago. He's shoveling out the most boring shit ever now - top 10 lists, Fortnite news, weird mobile game shit, etc. Maybe 1 in ever 12 articles is an interesting read. He was doing some cool stuff back when I initially met him and seemed really motivated to write bigger pieces on games, but I just don't think traditional games journalism supports people who actually want to write interesting shit because "NEW FORTNITE LOCATIONS REVEALED IN LEAKED PATCH NOTES!!!!!!!" gets 100x the clicks.
 

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Did someone say ..... “gaming journalism”?


Purdy cool, especially this part:

If you’ve played Disco Elysium, which features the vocal talents of the members of socialist podcast Chapo Trap House, you may not be surprised by these references. If not, I encourage you to read The Communist Manifesto, which is about how a ghost called “communism” is haunting Europe. It’s pretty radical.

What about the ghosts of everyone dead thanks to your radical reading suggestion? Or is that just a statistic?
 

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I thought PC Gamer used to be pretty good, but then that article years ago where they bent the knee to the Troll Queen of Grifting pretty well signaled their entry into the lefty clickbait club.

I think it should be screamingly obvious to any sensible person that those who work themselves into a tizzy over the fictional rights of imaginary entities should have their opinions immediately disregarded. The fundie moral panic over violent video games wasn't nearly as dumb as this, as the thrust of the argument was that video games could have tangible, adverse effects on real people.
 

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Monster hunter can be very stressful, I had a 20 minute hunt and after 84 kills I finally got the proper crown size needed. So I'm hitting the thing and the two other monsters in the area are Savage Deviljho and pink rathian.

they kept chasing my quarry away and making it real hard to land hits because the fucker would not stop moving from zone to zone.

My final time was 19 minutes 59 seconds and 45 split seconds. It was a large gold crown which meant it can have nearly twice the amount of HP than a normal monster and the shortness of time really works against you in that case because you're basically trying to do twice the amount of damage.
 

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It's more costly to hire enthusists who are debt free and want a livable wage than some NPC drone who is tens of thousands (hundreds of thousands maybe?) deep in student debt who is willing to work for peanuts if it means they can spread their moral superiority and maybe hopefully make their degree worth something (LOL).

EDIT:

Out of boredom I looked up the author. I recognize the name I think? Sam Greer. Or at least I thought so until realizing that's a woman in the twitter who has a Patreon with barely anything on it (of course). Their writing history is... interesting, OPM and OXM allowed people like them to write? I can't remember the last time I've bought a physical magazine let alone go to gaming websites outside of morbid curiosity so who knows.

Also this is just pathetic. Barely any interactions, hun you're just a parasite:
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Poor you, you shot yourself in the foot and then put that foot in your mouth.
"Help, help, other people, please clean up my mess for me and defend me while I take a break! Woe is me!"
 
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I saw this on the ResetEra thread.

Another Kotaku creep article. This time how the writer likes the main character from Control, and features an interview with "a professional dominatrix in Los Angeles".

If there was a Kotaku bingo card, I think it would fill most of the spaces.

Same writer from the communism article.

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She's leaving Kotaku on the 21st to go to Motherboard which I don't know why since all these sites share the same lame brain zombie opinions that you'd think it was a bunch of white as fuck Becky's writing this.

Honestly surprised me to find out that this chick wasn't white because her writing is as milquetoast and predicable like any other NPC.
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Gonna take a wild guess she has had a pretty cushy life and has no real semblance of a "struggle" or really anything human (but her complexion gives her an immediate 2000 points on the oppression scale!!), hence the brain damage take on "check out Communism man, it's radical dooode lol!"
 

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Anyone remember when PETA was mocked for this sort of take, with their cringetastic Pokemon parody?

I always liked how the non-violent 'moves' in that did basically jackshit and you had to solve everything with violence.

Anyway, the MonHun take is dumb. Some of the bigger monsters basically become living embodiments of natural disasters - Gore Magala is an obvious example.

It's amazing that the games journalism industry found a group of employees cheaper than 'people who want to play games for a living'.

Ironically enough. They get paid living wages to do this so they have to pretend to look smart even if their take is predictable and completely dated.

These guys are paid afor being social critics first above all else. Otherwise you would hire Usher and Orselli to shill games. How else does pcgamer makes 10mill?
 
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