Posted by News Fetcher on January 24 '14 at 11:00 AM
By Tycho from Penny Arcade
The two big stories right now, mainstream gaming ones, are stealth promotional campaigns on Youtube
and the Candy Crush Saga saga
I’m not a frequent enough consumer of Let’s Play style content to even understand the first one, so I’m glad Ben can spend the time figuring that out. I’m in the JPEG business; I get agitated when the pictures start to move, rub my chin, suspect grim sorcery. But it is one thing to offer money, and another thing to take it; I do wonder why we reserve our approbation for the former. But, whatever. It’s hard out there, and not just for pimps. When I thought for even second
that I could make a living at this, I sold the entire thing to an evil sorcerer without batting an eye. It’s more than money: it’s an opportunity to live sideways, at an oblique angle to every established social structure. It’s like the “candy” the Queen gives Edmund. He’s not entirely off the hook. But you can’t entirely blame him.
The Candy Crush thing, though, wow. I’d read that Forbes ”>link
I put up there, if you haven’t already. Independent of the legal aspects, I don’t like what this kind of shit
does to language. I have an aesthetic allegiance to words, and I have a business interest in them also, and neither one is served when people start declaring incredibly vast terms
their personal fiefdom.
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