So the flood has begun. From now until Christmas there is no slow period for games. Every month will see more and more games pouring into the market looking for your hard earned money. We’ll do our best to cover as many of these games as possible each month, but if there’s anything in particular you want us to take a look at, let us know via email, on our FacePage or via email.
This issue got off to an interesting start when PCPP was accused, in as many words, of being fake news. This initial email that I at first took as being some kind of Trump gag contained a link to a twitter thread from a PR person claiming we didn’t interview his client at Gamescom, so the interview on our website was fake. The first part is true. We didn’t interview his client at Gamescom. The interview in question had been published in the magazine much earlier and had been migrated online after the issue went off sale. We could, and should have done a better job of pointing out the interview was previously published in the magazine (a problem that was quickly rectified), but even so, jumping to a fake interview conclusion is a strange step for anyone to take. Why fake an interview with a developer with a strong but niche audience?
Anyway, while dealing with fallout, we discovered something we never thought we would – a Reddit gaming community that was not only polite, but were also willing to wait for facts to come in before coming to conclusions. The actual fans of the developer at the centre of the “fake” interview controversy were more trusting, polite and rational than people tangentially interested in a Twitter thread. Trump is the US president, Nazis are walking the streets and Reddit users are being nice. The world truly is topsy turvy.
Sleepless One @drwilkenstein