The last post I made this year was my review on Netflix’s The Witcher. Prior to that, I’m sure some of you have noticed the lack of blogs on the site. Well, to tell you the truth. it’s because the Christmas season, and so I decided to relax a bit while working behind the scene to get ready for 2020 and beyond.
Over my time on the internet, I have come across statements made by many who partake on the YouTube hustle that having a channel has actually cost them opportunities in whatever industry they’ve tried to enter into. At first glance you’d assume that maybe one of the causes for this is the content that they’ve uploaded on their channel, however, often times that’s not the case. Even people with prominent channels, that are successful and family-friendly have met similar fates, so I wanted to explore this phenomenon and see why having a YouTube channel might actually cost you opportunities!
That was a question I began to ponder the more I thought about it. Death Stranding is a game about connectivity with others, it’s about building bridges and rebuilding civilization using strands, strands being the people you meet. Death Stranding’s social systems revolves around getting “Likes,” giving kudos to things created and left behind by other players to help you as you traverse the world. So what happens when that asynchronous online feature goes away in the near future?
Now, some might say because I don’t partake in the Twitch streaming endeavor, I shouldn’t be voicing my opinion on this matter, but I feel like I have to in this case as I’ve seen more and more people risk their health and well-being for a unstable career path that will ultimately lead to pain and suffering. And making it seem like this pain being endured is a good thing, neglecting the ramification to one’s health.
Yep, you read the title right! And no, of course I’m not implying that if you don’t get or understand Kojima’s latest game, Death Stranding, it implies that you lack the mental capacity to comprehend the game. This however, is one of the many statements made about the game to justify or defend Death Stranding’s recent polarizing reviews that have come out.
You know, just yesterday I praised the game for its epic and immersive story-telling, now I’m here to point out flaws and deception on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the hypocrisy that many have shown in defence of this game. History is always told by the victors of war and so, manipulation of it is a sin that cannot be forgiven. And this game isn’t helping with it.
I wanted to touch on the mob mentality of our day from a nerds perspective, and that is the ideological warfare we find ourselves today. The progressive, left minded individuals have made it a habit of attacking any game for its narrative or ideas, while considering it a virtuous act for diversity, when in fact, it’s having the complete opposite effect and might actually end up fueling the growth of intolerance and hatred.
With the continuing rise of SJW’s, crazy progressive changes in our games, comics and movies, labeling everyone that opposes those changes or viewpoints as evil, we need to highlight a growing concern that I’ve noticed within this (geek) community. And that is the rise of the Anti-SJWs! The crusade of labeling anything and everything new as SJW, when in fact they simply just don’t like it or can’t present a compelling argument for why it’s actually bad.
One of the common statements I’ve been seeing pop up from time to time is that Comic sales are fading while Manga sales are growing for varies reasons, one of which strongly argues that Progressive & SJW’s agenda are hurting comic sales while Manga is “not bowing to the ideologies of the west“. I wanted to explore this and see if this hypotheses holds any truth to it.