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I think we’re behind on some of my trademark terminology. Show Fighter recently got official Steam approval, so Spunkgargleweewee can’t be far behind, and we really need a better name for stuff like Gotham Knights than “Live Service.” That sounds too much like a good thing. To be alive is good, and to be served too. I can’t let publishers control the narrative on this stuff, they’d call a kick in the bullshit a “key entertainment industry reinvigoration program.” So what else should we call games where you repeatedly grind endless amounts of cut-and-paste random battles in order to acquire nineteen different currencies with which to build new color-coded gear for presumed rarity, which are basically identical to each other but have higher numbers to compensate for the ever-increasing sponginess of enemy damage? Hmm, let me think. How about: cons. Games made by idiots. Evil money-seeking assholes who make overpriced and culturally bankrupt Skinner boxes deliberately designed to promote addictive behavior. Who don’t even feed their dog until they’ve run long enough on a treadmill generator to make up for the cost of a bag of Eukanuba. This kind of shit. Demonetize me, Youtube, I don’t care. And neither did my editor. Most likely.
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