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Op Ed

Kotaku - A Beatdown in Which No One Threw the First Punch.
That's his prerogative. Penny Arcade is not my business and I've never attended PAX. But the fact remains this incident never would have become the Internet scandal it is if Krahulik didn't decide it involved him and it involved Penny Arcade. There's a difference between saying, for example, "The Boston Red Sox endorse what I write," and "I'm going to a Red Sox game." Well, PAX is a Red Sox game in this case; all Christoforo said was he was going to it, which more than 100 exhibitors do in Boston.

38. Re: Op Ed Jan 1, 2012, 12:40 yuastnav
Doombringer wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 11:02:
PropheT wrote on Jan 1, 2012, 03:04:
Doombringer wrote on Dec 31, 2011, 21:55:
Krahulik should have stayed out of it. He can spin it however he'd like, but it boils down to "I think I'm pretty important since I run PA and PAX, so I'm going to throw my weight into this bit of arm-flailing."

Between this ridiculousness and the Notch/Yogscast Twitter debacle a few weeks back, the "gaming community" is looking more and more like "kindergarten."

That's absolutely ridiculous.

It might also be worth noting that since PAX, the show the guy was touting that he'd be at, wouldn't exist without Krahulik...he doesn't have to think he's important, he is. If he doesn't want someone with that sort of behavior being on the floor at his show then I think it'd be irresponsible for him not to say something. It's part of why PA is as popular as it is, because they aren't just going to let it slide because someone is paying them money...they actually care about what's going on.

As much as I hate the gaming community in general, the actual event that people are talking about is one of the positive examples of it. The stupidity surrounding it and the juvenile actions of random people who aren't involved with the story sucks (including Kotaku here), but it's pretty silly to think that's a gaming community thing and not a general internet thing.

And further dragging this into the public eye accomplishes... what, exactly?

Cheap entertainment for once and even more cheap entertainment concerning discussions about the morality of the whole story. Kind of redundant, actually.

Oh yeah, and clicks, c.f. Forbes article.
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  1. Dec 31, 15:10 Re: Op Ed Silicon Avatar
  2. Dec 31, 15:14  Re: Op Ed Wowbagger_TIP
  5. Dec 31, 15:39   Re: Op Ed nin
  12. Dec 31, 17:29    Re: Op Ed Dev
  10. Dec 31, 17:09   Re: Op Ed Creston
  15. Dec 31, 18:45    Re: Op Ed PropheT
  16. Dec 31, 19:30     Re: Op Ed Quboid
  17. Dec 31, 19:54      Re: Op Ed Mashiki Amiketo
  31. Jan 1, 10:08      Re: Op Ed Dmitri_M
  19. Dec 31, 20:09    Re: Op Ed HugeJerk
  20. Dec 31, 20:56     Re: Op Ed Prez
  11. Dec 31, 17:16  Re: Op Ed necrosis
  3. Dec 31, 15:16 Re: Op Ed Dev
  9. Dec 31, 16:45  Re: Op Ed Dmitri_M
  4. Dec 31, 15:22 in his name space captain
  6. Dec 31, 15:43  Re: in his name Krovven
  7. Dec 31, 16:17 he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake space captain
  8. Dec 31, 16:28  Re: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake Krovven
  13. Dec 31, 17:31 Re: Op Ed Suckage
  14. Dec 31, 18:26  Re: Op Ed ASeven
  18. Dec 31, 20:07 Re: Op Ed Veterator
  21. Dec 31, 21:55 Re: Op Ed Doombringer
  22. Dec 31, 22:10  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
  23. Dec 31, 22:23   Re: Op Ed elefunk
  24. Jan 1, 00:54   Re: Op Ed space captain
  25. Jan 1, 01:09    Re: Op Ed Veterator
  37. Jan 1, 12:20     Re: Op Ed Dev
  30. Jan 1, 03:14    Re: Op Ed Krovven
  35. Jan 1, 11:56     Re: Op Ed space captain
  42. Jan 1, 15:34      Re: Op Ed Flatline
  47. Jan 2, 22:29       Re: Op Ed JohnnyRotten
  29. Jan 1, 03:04  Re: Op Ed PropheT
  32. Jan 1, 11:02   Re: Op Ed Doombringer
>> 38. Jan 1, 12:40    Re: Op Ed yuastnav
  26. Jan 1, 01:24 Re: Op Ed space captain
  27. Jan 1, 02:52  Re: Op Ed Veterator
  36. Jan 1, 11:59   Re: Op Ed space captain
  45. Jan 1, 21:27    Re: Op Ed Veterator
  46. Jan 2, 11:23     Re: Op Ed Lokust
  39. Jan 1, 13:26   Re: Op Ed Mashiki Amiketo
  44. Jan 1, 21:06    Re: Op Ed Veterator
  28. Jan 1, 02:58 Re: Op Ed Donkey_Punch
  33. Jan 1, 11:47  Re: Op Ed Mordecai Walfish
  34. Jan 1, 11:52   Re: Op Ed Prez
  40. Jan 1, 14:50 Re: Op Ed Sepharo
  41. Jan 1, 15:24  Re: Op Ed Kosumo
  43. Jan 1, 20:36   Re: Op Ed Jerykk


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