RND/ to consider the acute irony of (now ex) IGN Editor Filip Miucin caught plagiarizing reviews
– in an all but creatively bankrupt industry worth $115 billion (queue evil laughter / lightning fx) where flagrant copy pasta clones get pinched off year after year into hungry / uncritical open mouths – with of course now obligatory open worlds/ dumbed down ‘optimized’ aka consolized mechanics / microtransactions/ season passes/ dlc / drm/ loot boxes / pre orders – stuffed full of spurious / repetitive gamified stirofoam packing peanut like ‘content’
File under:: bad yokes / default shovelware templates / useless public secrets
So what if some underpaid / overworked editor – probably bored right out of his gourd by having to oh-so gushingly / enthusiastically review some BS lo-fi indie synthetic nostalgia platformer clone like it was the (next) coming of imaginary baby gaming Jebus – simply took the quick cliff notes version of another review and presented it as fresh sparkling ‘New!’tm – hey/ just like ze industry does with every guilt free backwards churn of its worn wooden gamedev handle
In a tired world where mass Edutainment arrives and departs like the listless strained passing of stamped out McCancer Burgers through a billion obese Amerikan asses and nobody even remotely remembers to even forget/ so bloody what if some otherwise uninteresting dolt working for some equally despicable industry face plate decides to travel the path of least effort possible – as opposed to whom?
In which it appears the violent internet drama about this apparently most unforgivable of [ctrl-c / ctrl-v] crimes – because its all about ‘fx in garmes churnalism’ dig – is actually the only reason anybody even
read skimmed any recent clickbait articles about Filip Miucin (sorry who? Wow look shiny – now ray traced!! – strips of videogame paper busy fluttering in front of my glazed eyeballs)
Here’s the mighty Jim Sterlingson with his (by well now practiced ‘outrage’) sthick on the whole sorry / sordid micro-affair – why/ by changing just a few words about/ it’s almost like he were talking about the hole industry itself – “As pointless as it is senseless” indeed dear Jim
“It’s like video games are a particularly lucrative career – since you can make megabucks doing it/ I can perfectly understand the perfectly honest motive of getting in/ making as much as you can and getting out”
– Paraphrasing Jim Sterling on Plagiarism [/Video Game Capitalism]
As regards to the threat of disgrace and perpetual humiliation Jim Sterling states: “In [a plastic public display of -RW] unprecedented unity/ almost all the pundits and critics involved with games coverage have come out to shame and disown this guy/ because there truly is no grey area when it comes to literary robbery”
Huh/ almost as if (unconsciously speaking) these ‘wanking fuck snakes’ with their ‘clammy red hands’ want to appear as somehow remotely concerned with anything other than cold hard cash (eg. art / truth / love / life) – talk about running oh-so standard industry ideological damage control routine 1.0
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