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24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 18, 2013, 19:45 Quboid
 
Bhruic wrote on Feb 18, 2013, 18:25:
Beamer wrote on Feb 18, 2013, 15:47:
I get why some here see me as an apologist, but it usually means they're not reading what I say closely. Maybe my arguments just don't translate to text. I just try to fight hyperbole more than anything. You can have rational discussions about how something sucks or why something sucks without launching into massive amounts of FUD. But I guess that's not how the internet works.

Oh, please. If there is any situation where one thing is good for consumers, and one thing is good for companies, you are always in here arguing on behalf of the companies. Every time. Maybe you just like to play devil's advocate, who knows? But this site is about consumers. It is about what we want from companies. So of course our posts are going to be pro-consumer. And as it's primarily a PC gamer site, of course our posts are going to be biased towards PC gaming.

You seem to have made it your personal mission to take the side of the companies in every debate. Sure, I suppose it's nice to have both sides represented, but don't try and act all innocent when you get called out on it.

What about me, would you say I do that? I'm not as prolific a poster as Beamer, but I typically agree with him (except that rubbish in his sig, nin's is way better) and I am often discussing the companies' side in threads.

Why do I do this? Well, you said it. Posts tend to be biased towards PC gaming and PC gamers. That's understandable, but it's still biased and I want to remind some people of reality - not pro-company bias, but no bias at all. That means considering things from the companies' point of view even if you don't agree.

I can't speak for Beamer, but for me being called out (in so much as I understand what you mean by that) is welcome and I certainly have no wish to look all innocent. It's much better for the debate than silly accusations of being a paid shill or the other symptoms of people who will only see one extreme versus the other.

It's not a personal mission for me, but I want discussions to be based in reality. For some, wallowing in the fantasy of evil publishers who hate PC gamers might be easy but it's just not real and therefore pointless. Ignorance is bliss, perhaps, but if we are ever going to change anything, we need to first know what we're trying to change.

In what way is what I do, or what Beamer does, a bad thing?

(Eirikrautha: easy. It's the answer to life the universe and everything!)

This comment was edited on Feb 18, 2013, 19:55.
 
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