Rueckkoppler wrote:Pgcrooner wrote:Rueckkoppler wrote:
There's probably different groups of people:
- The ones that absolutely share the views in the way he expressed them (but probably didn't mean himself?
I'm still confused because I thought he's a great guy), but spoken words are spoken
- The conservative (but not racist people) that misinterpreted Playtonics action as Alph said above and feel offended
- Fans that like his art so much that they feel pity for all the backlash, so they try to support him 100%
-I would also add people who are tired of politics in general too.
After all they could have disavowed Jontron without removing him or being quiet about the removal. The gesture is (metaphorically) loud and political.
-Gamers see companies cave to political pressure and make statements more and more frequently. Playtonic as a company shouldn't HAVE to say they are against this.
Signing that. Is there much evidence that they got pressured into making that statement though? I really can see how that actions just fits their mindset anyway. I myself find certain developments all over the world pretty scary right now. Maybe they just decided to not care about the potential backlash?
I once read a thing about how we are living in the most peaceful era ever, but that eventually war is inevitable as conflict is human second nature. Murphy's law also seems to be in motion lately. I actually kind of blame the internet for the way things appear to be so devided. Things that happen all over the world are so easily accessible all of a sudden. While that can be a good thing it also made a large gap and it also manages to find "flaws" (opinions) in other places and voice them to the masses.
So sometimes it seems like left is trying to stop a rolling boulder together because they believe it can be stopped as long as there are rules and regulations we abide to where right wants it to hit a wall and continue with what's left because we shouldn't try to fix things that aren't supposed to be fixed. (Opinion)
The boulder's current topic is complicated and diverse. We are about to lose another countries democracy, we're in an era where fear mongering in disguise reigns over common sense and actual facts. And then there's the climate that according to researchers is about to take its' toll in rapidly increasing magnitude.
Ultimately it comes down to whatever one thinks has priority in their life but there are so damn many people divided that you've got to keep them in check in a certain way.
That's why Playtonic developed this game, it's a political distraction to keep you occupied from all these bad things happening. I just realised all games are about politics.
Astonishing conclusion if I say so myself.