Hahahahaha omg does anyone remember that time Mara Wilson was on a Night Vale panel and she was like “when I play the Faceless Old Woman I pretend I’m talking to some guy named Chad, it helps me get a feel for her condescension, like, ‘Chad, really? Really Chad, you’re gonna leave your beard hairs all over the sink, what’s wrong with you?’”
This week, it should be clear to this community that games are at a cultural turning point. […] More games are being created by more people for more people than ever before. Two groups are at opposite ends of this moment:
One side has folded its arms, slumped its shoulders while pouting like an obstinate child that has learned they are getting a little brother or sister but wants to remain the singular focus of his parents’ affection.
The other side has opened its arms, unable to contain its love and compassion, because they understand they are no longer alone.
This week, the obstinate child threw a temper tantrum, and the industry was stuck in the metaphorical grocery store as everyone was forced to suffer through it together. But unlike a child, the people behind these temper tantrums are hurting others. It’s time to grow up.