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mwashburn1979

  • joined Dec 04, 2012
  • last login Aug 31, 2014
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Former / Inactive Gaming Journo covering (generally) MMO's for multiple online outlets. Now I'm an elementary school teacher and game based learning researcher and speaker.

Website: Mr. Washburn

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You seem to have taken offence to being called an Apolyton nerd. Nice to see that Simtropolis isn’t the only community recognized as massive haters eh?

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Virtually ALL my Kickstarter experiences have been fantastic (https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1168786731) Don’t link biased articles and pass it off as fact. You have a right to an opinon of course, but your experience is not true of everyone.

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Hopefully the Apolyton nerds don’t nit pick and find something (anything) to bash this game over. They were wrong about the long-term success of Civ V and they’ll be wrong about this too – but before they’re wrong Lord knows they’ll find something to hate. I think we’ve seen enough dev hate.

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Say you’re reading a review of a game and the reviewer has become a close friend of a developer. How likely do you think it is that the reviewer would write an honest, negative review if the game was bad?

I will defer to the second half of what I wrote about professionalism.

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Its the same scenario but even close to equally as important. Its like saying there’s a conflict of interest between the guy who bakes the buns and the guy who sells it on a cheeseburger. Who the hell cares. If they are professional people working in a professional environment they will remain professional. Of course this won’t always be the case, but we should be blaming the people on a case-by-case basis, not the scenario itself.

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You misunderstood? The VERY FIRST line of the Wikipedia article says: “Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users in solving problems” which is almost exactly what John just said…. That’s the definition of gamification and as I SAID, isn’t just related to video games.

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Men and women with mutual interests. People leaving journalism to make games, people leaving development to write, happens all the time. Who are we to decide who can and should be attracted to whom just because of their job?

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Of course you are wrong. If a company doesn’t make money it can’t continue to make or improve the product. Why do you think MMO’s shut down? They need to make money to continue to offer the service and be able to expand and improve it.

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Good thing on Polygon people don’t post negative comments about the games. They post negative comments about the articles written about the games.

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No it does not. It certainly makes a really cool effect but to me it doesn’t make it look like a video game.

There.

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The internet is a lot safer

Apparently not anymore.

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Please don’t minimize. It’s EXACTLY as bad as it sounds. Brian didn’t exaggerate any of the stories or make it sound worse than it is. It is as bad as it sounds..

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