I don’t want to be running a video game blog or anything, but like, holy shit, video game bros are all nuts. I just enjoy nuts. Gabe Newell is the owner of Steam, which is pretty much the most important way to sell PC games in that industry as I understand it. A guy trying to sell his game on Steam wasn’t happy how they were handling the sale of his game, on the very first day of sales, apparently, and tweeted “I am going to kill gabe newell [sic]. He is going to die" and now his game isn’t for sale on Steam anymore(!!).
Also: “CEO responds to accusations of neo-Nazi affiliations”-! Not okay, video games. (That article includes the sentence “Zielinski has liked the group on Facebook, but says that is in no way an endorsement of their activities”… He claims he liked a Neo-Nazi group because they’re a reliable source for information whether “some evil shit is going on in Europe or Middle East”).
The trailer for his game Hatred is the second most “humanity is probably not going okay” video game trailer I’ve seen this year (though the worst one was for a game that was supposedly okay, so who knows— it was like a beautiful simulation of a calming meadow and then in the last thirty seconds, pulled back to show an elderly man beating a person’s skull out with a pipe, next to the meadow… but supposedly that game’s not all gross, so…)
The news is apeshit and sad, but like, movies, TV, music, maybe comics even— I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us”. It’s videogame people and cops. Like they’re in some kind of “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us" competition, and they’re neck and neck— I think cops are going to win, but maybe the holiday season is where true champions shine. The 2014 Typeys— I’ve got Typey fever. The Typeys statue is just a Mel Gibson action figure, from Bird on a Wire.