I saw Book of Life over the weekend, and enjoyed it quite a bit—however, despite it being a relatively straightforward family feature, there is one thing that stuck in my mind. I find myself circling back around to it in odd moments, and since it is rather useless to have feelings about fictional characters, I’m going to attempt to exorcise it here.
Spoilers under the cut.
kwortega said: Holy crap, Danny. How did I not immediately realize this? This GamerGate stuff? It's just an extension of the classic "why does this thing I don't like getting good reviews/attention? Must be money or friends!" I feel stupid for taking this long to realize that.
So first of all - yea, right?
But I also think casting a critical eye over the press is crucially important. My problem with GG (apart from all the ugliness that’s it’s been associated with - tangentially or not) is that I think a large amount of the people involved are kids that just don’t know better and have made a laughing stock out of an issue that requires tact and reason.
I mean, the fact that this whole thing is circled around some BS about a free Greenlight game makes my eyes roll so far back they almost come out my arse. It’s the dumbest nonsense.
I mean, review event season is just around the corner motherfuckers. Let’s stop being babies about socially conscious games you wouldn’t have played anyway and get real.