Hat-tip to Dridengx from the BioWare Social Network for this link. More insults from the sleaziest outlet in gaming media, Destructoid. Suffice to say, not only do the usual suspects, Max Schoville, Tara Long and Jim Sterling, not have a clue of what they’re talking about, but it’s pretty clear they’re intent on smearing the ‘Retake Mass Effect’ movement. Max goes so far as to refer to these upset Mass Effect fans as criminals.
@juanfdo82465 It’s not that fans want their opinion to be heard, it’s that they’re petitioning a company to change their game because they don’t like it. It shows an embarrassing degree of entitlement, and starting a fundraiser in the name of this cause is just disgusting. That’s somewhere between holding Bioware for ransom and blackmailing them.
We don’t really take anything too seriously, because this is a show about video games, which are supposed to be fun.
Obviously Max is unaware that no crimes, especially not kidnapping or blackmail, are being committed by these upset Mass Effect fans. It’s how capitalism works, but clearly he can’t understand that. What’s funny is how predictable this response is. As I stated in my last post, because they can’t defend their irrational position on this issue, those in the gaming media like Max can do nothing else but insult those unhappy with Mass Effect 3’s current endings.
A word of warning, Max and Tara’s response to the continued outrage from Mass Effect fans is extremely immature. If you’re finding this video hard to stomach because of thi childish nonsense and just want to watch the relevant part, the insults start at the 10 minute mark. Once again, Jersey Shore worthy.
So now they’re mocking the unhappy Mass Effect fans by attacking them for donating to the Child’s Play children’s charity? I… I really don’t know what to say to such a display of classlessness. As for Tara’s comment of Mass Effect fans becoming violent, at this point, I’m wondering if Jersey Shore might be too classy for Destructoid. Maybe EastEnders is more appropriate for them.
It isn’t just these two who are displaying complete and utter classlessness at Destructoid, Jim Sterling also came out swinging with not one, but two offensive articles. In “BioWare director not sorry for Mass Effect 3’s endings,” Sterling once again compares upset Mass Effect fans with Kathy Bates’ character from Misery, but also twists BioWare’s Casey Hudson’s words from his interview with Digital Trends to further insult these gamers. Yes, Sterling did purposely mislead his readers. If you don’t believe me, give the Digital Trends article a read. Hudson makes reference to wanting an ending that wouldn’t be “forgettable,” but at no point does he say anything remotely like what Sterling said he said. A cheap insult at the cost of credibility? It would seen that this kind of immoral behaviour is common for Sterling. I mean, when you go around calling women names like “cunts” and “feminazi sluts,” it’s clear personal behavioural standards don’t exist.
In Sterling’s second article, “Raging Mass Effect 3 fans do something for charity,” he, like his fellow Destructoid co-workers, attacks unhappy Mass Effect fans forbeing charitable. Sterling puts on his tinfoil hat and starts delving into the movement’s reasons for wanting to raise money for Child’s Play.
The arrogantly named “Retake Mass Effect” group has decided to offset the public bitching by raising some money for Child’s Play, which fans are now cynically using to deflect criticism. I know this because Destructoid’s tips line was spammed by emails from Mass Effect fans demanding we write about it for that very purpose.
I would say I expected better from Sterling, but that would suggest he had moral standards, and it’s pretty obvious at this point he doesn’t. It’s also obvious that he is the one being arrogant, not those he insults. Sterling acts like being charitable is beneath him, and that there are more constructive thing to do, like insulting those who raise money for charity. Judging by his behaviour, along with that of Max and Tara, Destructoid is clearly the pinacle of classlessness in gaming media.
In any event, with the ‘Retake Mass Effect’ movement gaining momentum, those like the Destructoid’s Max Schoville, Tara Long and Jim Sterling can do nothing else but become more bitter and whiney. They’re on the wrong side of this issue, and they know it, but instead of being mature about it, they’ve become even more immature and irrational. This is a win for the ‘Retake Mass Effect’ movement. Destructoid’s goons can and will continue to insult them, but they’ve clearly won this battle against this sleazy gaming news outlet.
HOLD THE LINE!
Once again, for those who haven’t already liked ‘Demand a better ending to Mass Effect 3’ on Facebook, if you feel as myself and thousands of other Mass Effect fans do about Mass Effect 3’s endings, do it. Also, I recommend supporters of the ‘Retake Mass Effect’ movement go to ‘Retake Mass Effect’ and make a donation to Child’s Play. It’s for a very good cause.