Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 17:00:
I don't think games reporters/journalists/bloggers/whatevers are being unfairly hit for using that terminology. I wish gamers were smarter about what they take offense to, but whatever, people can't necessarily control what they take offense to (important lesson, no?)
edit - this is total TLDR, and probably all over the place. Sorry, on a stupid conference call and half paying attention to it and half what I'm writing, which isn't good for anyone.
I think you've pretty much nailed it here. But most gamers lack the time to follow issues deeply (most probably just check headlines and a story or two at work). And with game articles being positive and effusive, it's not a big leap to assume they're in cahoots on some level. And on some major games like Simcity, where the reviewers and gamers are 40 points apart, that can be a justification to assume there's collusion. I'm not saying it's right, but I can see how it could happen.
'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that 'I do' is the longest sentence? - GC