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21 Nov, 4 tweets, 1 min read
My weird game-associated-with-the-divorce story, is my dad disappeared for a whole year after the incident, and then he showed up out of nowhere and bought me an N64 with Mario Kart 64.
To simplify the mental damage inflicted, I have a weird association now with seeing any gameplay of Yoshi’s Valley and thinking about both my parents cheating on each other at the same time.
Not sad or regretful about the whole thing, they were absolutely miserable together. Just a weird feeling of chaos and life rapidly changing more than anything.
Anyway, found out Sonic Adventure 2 is the game my gf associates with her parents divorce.

I think every gamer in a separated family has at least ONE game like that and it’s a little funny to learn what it is.

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19 Nov
Lol, you always get weirdos screeching about protecting corps and worrying about cancel culture while they freak out at rather mundane meetings companies have been having for over two decades on things that might look sus and secretly praying those companies go out of business.
Like, if you actually held an office job for a month back in the early 2000s and even before, you would’ve already had 1.5 meetings just making sure you:
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2. Remember 1 in 2 people aren’t dudes
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So two long points (a thread) I’d like to make here regarding the state of the industry, and, full disclosure, I am a games journalist so feel free to just disregard (although that kind of proves the mentality at work):
1: As someone who has had to spend a lot of time doing corrections as an intern, while I’d agree games journalism needs to do better, it’s no worse than any other subject matter.

(If you want the real messed up shit, get into sports.)

The general flow of drama is once/twice-
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21 Jan 19
So I'm personally fine with games blatantly referencing real life tragedies; but you gotta be careful with it because boy-oh-boy, if it reads improperly, it can come off as exploitative, especially when you're mimicking the iconic real life moments.
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For a comparison point, thousands of pieces of media reference 9/11 now and we just accept it as corporations cashing in; but somehow YIIK manages to comes off creepier since its a VERY small indie dev targeting a single victim (as a love interest tii) and not a faceless studio.
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