Originally Posted by Zeer0id
sigh, I suppose. I still don't think it's right, but yeah, I won't lose any sleep over it.
If anything they could preemptively ban him as well as TA over this, rather than speed up his activation. I mean, if whole sites can get banned because someone working on them posted rumours as fact or other bullshit why not TA in this case where they posted bullshit about Republique and its devs and Kickstarter and NeoGAF and basically everyone who disagrees with that guy? At least, if I remember correctly and a lot of this was originally in fact on the TA website rather than just this guy's twitter. Well, probably not the NeoGAF parts since those seem to be much more recent, but yeah... Or do you think he'd suddenly change his tune and have a rational conversation instead of pick a few remarks from people tired of his bs and pretend that's all everyone has against him?
Originally Posted by Shurs
On the other hand, if he doesn't want to use his site to give free promotion to a Kickstarter project he is opposed to, I don't see a problem with it.
I don't think many suggested he should be forced to do that, though of course many said the honest action would be to at least objectively inform his audience and let them decide for themselves since it's most certainly relevant to their interests. TA doesn't only host reviews of already released games, plenty of the software they post about has yet to be completed and could just as well be cancelled or end up being shit, while Republique's developers among the kickstarter stuff also had a trailer which includes gameplay footage to show for it, not just big talk. Of course, it's not like he just ignored it, instead he slandered the project and its developers as well as the venue they chose for part of their funding. It can't possibly be excused.
I mean, even his more recent posts on the TA forums which aren't his personal space had snarky remarks implying the game doesn't actually exist, like saying they'd post about other Kickstarter funded games past their fund "as long as they're actual games that exist" etc. Though they've yet to post about The Banner Saga which is already funded, and excluding any Kickstarter bias it's just a turn based strategy RPG coming to iOS and other platforms, and has media available, so is definitely worth informing their readership about. That they haven't just makes me think they're probably among the type of authors that don't even bother working any more, resting on the laurels of previous success and writing about things that bothered to come their way.