Video games are becoming a newspeak dystopia

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Opinion by Matt S. When I was doing creative writing coursework at university, one of the first and most important lessons that was drummed into us was the phrase “show, don’t tell.” That, indeed, is a mantra that students in high school English classes, and even earlier, will also hear…

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it-shouldnt-need-to-be-said-but-its

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Video by Matt S. Ratchet & Clank has landed, and we’ve seen the usual response to anyone that hasn’t written a review that is “positive enough;” more than a few comments there are anything but accepting of the review and opinion. None of that is new, of course (and it…

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we-are-not-consumers-why-we-need-to

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Opinion by Matt S. One of the most common words you’ll hear from people when talking about video games is “consumers”. People who buy and play games are “consumers.” The game developers and publishers are creating “products” and “content” for their fans, the “consumers”. This way of thinking hurts the…

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