James Stephanie Sterling
Videogame Discourse: More Broken Than Cyberpunk (The Jimquisition)
Cyberpunk 2077 is finally out, which means people are unhappy, because that's how videogames work.
We know the routine with massively hyped "AAA" videogames by now. Before the game is even out, it accrues a mass of fans who've already decided to love it and will attack anyone who disagrees. Then the reviews come out, and all hell breaks loose.
Between a stagnant games media, permissive industry, and violently zealous fans, videogame discussion is well and truly broken. As broken as Cyberpunk 2077, which - after all the controversy and hassle - launched as a complete bug fest!