Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:43:
Let's get this down into a condensed form:
"This article criticises me for taking part in this sort of thing. I don't like that, so I'm going to complain about Kotaku and identity politics."
Well put. Somehow I wasn`t at all surprised to see the usual type of comments -from Red Pill brigade and Steam apologists - after reading the blurb.
The usual obfuscating tactics are also in place: trying hard to pretend the article is about anything else than calling out the chan/reddit hordes targeting whatever is in their way (and we know what`s in their way rather well). Well, try harder, your schtick is pretty old and tired by now.
Steam, apart from the obvious original sin of taking ownership of a product away from people (aka "Saving PC Gaming" lol), has over the years also became an ugly mess, and what this article describes is only half of the problem. The other one is the fact that any ol` con operator can slap together some laughable "game" (often from stolen assets), get it greenlighted or into EA, abandon it and still rake the dosh in.
It`s pathetic that they allow for this to continue...but hey it`s King Gaben from The Half Life 3 Land, so any critique is automatically invalid.
It`s sad how once proud PC gaming community turned out over the years: seems it needs fake idols (the above), imaginary enemies (consoles) and toxic hatemongers to thrive on.