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Once a year, infamous Game Infarcer editor-in-chief Darth Clark emerges from his secret lair to pen a controversial editorial addressing a problematic aspect of the video game industry that most journalists are too afraid to confront. Darth Clark may not be the editor-in-chief that video game journalism deserves, but he's the editor-in-chief that video game journalism needs right now. Actually, we probably deserve him too.
This year, Darth Clark's letter from the editor tackled the all-too important issue of players enjoying their video games – an antiquated notion that dates back to simple arcade novelties like Pong and Frogger. Darth Clark took modern-day gamers to task for still having fun playing games like Halo 4; not all of our readers appreciated the wake-up call.
Despite the fact that the page with Darth Clark's opinion piece has the word "PARODY" written at the bottom – and that it's included in an April Fools feature called Game Infarcer – a number of readers still wrote in to express their disdain for Darth Clark. Below are some of the replies we received. We've removed the names of the responders to protect the gullible.
Here's the letter that caused the controversy:
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