The Married Gamers writer Loren Nikkel says what we have all been feeling but just couldn't find the words to say regarding spoilers.
Spoilers are no big thing to me. If I run across one, I don't get too bent out of shape over them, but I like the idea that the author brings here. Spoilers don't need to be plastered all over the place within hours of a release. Maybe a couple of months to even longer, if at all.
I think it's unfair for those of us who don't buy the day of the release. I will eventually play the game, but don't want it spoiled. I'm afraid about what is going to happen with all the big October releases. I don't want them all ruined for me before I play them.
I agree that some people spoil anything just to grief for some Beavis & Butthead-like gratification. And since we're smack in the age of Facebook and Twitter and blogs and RSS feeds where it's so easy to broadcast yourself, spoilers are hard to avoid. @Z13_TMG I have a co-worker that will get upset for "spoilers" on movies that released in the 80's. What's the acceptable statute of limitations on spoilers?
Pfft.... for movies/tv series? Probably a couple of months after release on DVD. Games? Maybe by the sequel, if no sequel then maybe a year? Books? (Harry Potter comes to mind): A few months, get to the library already. ;)
I agree with the sequel idea. It's hard to watch a trailer for the sequel without it being spoiled. As far as tv shows, I think of Lost, and how it would take you many months to get through all 6 seasons. Someone needs to invent a spoiler filter so people like me can avoid stumbling across game-ruining information.
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