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Submitted by MattG-PTB 727d ago | opinion piece

The Gaming Social Media River Of Slime

It's been a week of introspection in the world of video game media thanks to the Phil Fish controversy in which the developer behind Fez decided enough was enough when it came to personal attacks against him and decided to abruptly cancel the recently announced Fez II and withdraw from the community. People have been talking about what this kind of thing means for the community and how we can change things to cut down on negative energy, death threats, and other garbage spewed by angry people in the cesspool that can be sections of social media. (Culture, Industry)

roblef  +   727d ago
It's gross, really, and not limited to social media - this kind of BS has been going on in forums and even here at N4G for quite some time. It's like a sweaty, testosterone and anonymity fueled frat party most of the time. Ick.
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Pintheshadows  +   727d ago
It was better when the crazy was limited. I used to like the letters in PC Gamer UK back in the early to mid nineties.

I remember one guy sent in a letter addressed to Kieron Gillen that featured the sentence 'I've become so detached recently I have to bang my penis against my wardrobe after sex just to feel alive'.

Better times.
hankmoody  +   727d ago
The internet and social media has now allowed just about everyone an opportunity to speak their minds on a particular subject and let the rest of the world hear it.

Only problem is, a lot of these people shouldn't be allowed to speak at all.
user7959609   727d ago | Spam

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