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In the before time, before Reddit (Destiny)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Sunday, March 17, 2019, 01:50 (101 days ago) @ Revenant1988

Bungie got plenty of shit from fans back on the newsgroups days… I mean, the Marathon Infinity Box Acronym was a series of swears leveled at them by a customer.

I think the only difference is sheer number. More good, but also more bad.


I'm sure that's a factor, and maybe it's just me getting older too.

Eh. Overall, fandom in general feels like it's gotten worse for me.

As for gaming and the developer\community relationship, it feels like gamers and devs are suffering, while publishers and their investors profit. I can't imagine this culture is sustainable forever.

There is one other thing…

Game developers are increasingly hostile towards players with abusive design decisions. Makes sense they’d be more upset when games or parts of games are literally designed to exploit you.


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