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I've been here a while but don't think I ever posted one of these.

I'm the North American editor for GamesIndustry.biz, a trade site about the video game industry. Before this, I was senior news editor for GameSpot.

I've been incredibly fortunate with my career in games and journalism, but don't know if I would suggest anybody get into either industry.

I try to be kind and I try not to make bad situations worse.

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I'd like to make leaving Twitter more convenient for anyone inclined to jump, and I've noticed one of the things that keeps me there is it's where a bunch of media outlets post and they don't run accounts here.

So I'm starting up a GamesIndustry.biz account that will toot out stories for people who want to keep up with industry news:

mastodon.social/@GIbiz

Video games > videogames

esports > eSports > e-sports

Epic Games Store > Epic Games store

New Hellboy trailer is fine, but as a fan of the comics, I insist on a more faithful adaptation that is nothing but Hellboy falling through the floors of Europe ruins for two straight hours.

(And not that this is common at all, but I can see a scenario where someone addicted to a game would warn people off of it even if they continue playing themselves.)

Fun Police time again: Dunking on Steam users who played a game for thousands of hours and leave a negative review reinforces the idea that a game's quality is tied to its length or replayability.

Reading old comics and it's great seeing Stan Lee mess up the basics that would send comic book nerds into a rage.

As the winners and losers settle out in esports, I'm not sure anyone is going to be hurt as much as pro players planning a career dependent on a single company's fortunes/whims.
usgamer.net/articles/heroes-of

Discord giving devs a 90% revenue share is cool, but the quote about how they want to reverse platform fragmentation is weird. I can only read that as "We want a monopoly" and that's... not something I would expect them to put in the PR?
gamesindustry.biz/articles/201

Not sure if anyone was really defending Activision Blizzard for leaving subtitles out of the Spyro remastered games, but this is some extremely basic stuff other developers have been doing for literally a decade.
gamesindustry.biz/articles/ubi

The EB Games website *really* wants me to use their suggested variation of my shipping address.

i feel a lot of politics in america come from a place of "if i can't have it better, neither can you."

folks get pissed if a university has like safe spaces/coloring books because it doesn't prepare them for "the real world", then get pissed when that generation makes "the real world" softer and more accommodating. kinda sounds like you're just upset they get to avert anxiety and such

see also: any american online telling off canadians for having healthcare.

"you hafta wait in lines!"

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Every niche interest I have ever been a part of has simultaneously been desperate for mainstream approval while simultaneously horrified at the idea of that interest appealing to new audiences.

This is fantastic and I'm not sure how many other places in the world you would see something like this.

blogto.com/arts/2018/11/brampt

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