I think I’ve played this game before…
As news of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate‘s microtransactions spreads, some folk roll their eyes at the usual pundits beating a dead horse and reiterating the same old outrage. This, friends, is how The Silence spreads.
The Silence is what publishers want. They keep their mouths shut and wait for their audience to get bored of the latest scandal. It’s an effective tactic, one that creates aggressive and infectious apathy. That apathy is then used to lash out at others who won’t “get over it” and continue to talk about scandalous antics.
So let’s talk about that, and the power noise has when it transcends that silence. Also, Jim has never heard of Jimsaw.
This is a special, spoiler-laden podcast in which your ol’ pals Jim Sterling and Laura Kate discuss The Beginner’s Guide. We talk about the game’s themes, potential meanings, and how it resonated with us.
If you’ve not played the game, I don’t recommend you listen. If you have, please join us and our rambling musings.
I think it’s fairly safe to say that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 has been an overwhelming letdown. Its litany of glitches and general shoddiness have been cataloged mercilessly by the Internet, and while Activision has issued a half-hearted non-apology, the damage is most certainly irreparable.
As always, disappointed players have taken to Metacritic’s user reviews to air their grievances, making the latest Tony Hawk game a prime example of what happens when you get METABOMBED!
On this week’s episode, we laugh at some rando who has no idea how Patreon works and believes The Jimquisition should be investigated by the government. We also explain to people how shouting on Twitter doesn’t work.
Elsewhere, there’s talk of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, we look at the ridiculous Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 publicity stunt, and there’s a bit more SOMA chat.
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