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Some topics I enjoy talking at length about are:
Console differences (or lack thereof, meaning I usually talk about how they are almost identical, and how the supposedly biggest features are not that big of deal: Blu-Ray for example)
Fads (Motion control, 3D, ect)
Gimmicks (Motion control, 3D, ect)
Anything involving Shiggy (who does not love Shiggy)
Nintendo (The craziest company in the business)
The games on my favorites list (Cause um... I like them)
Marketing mistakes (3DS, BF3, Wii, ect)
Bad corporate decisions (Origin, Infinity Ward fiasco, Nintendo's exploration of casual, ect)
Cloud computing (How this single thing will kill gaming... for me at least)
Franchises (Whether or not an ongoing franchise is good or bad)
Future trends (Obviously important as it determines where money and game design is headed)
You could ask me almost anything about the gaming industry as I can probably give an in depth opinion about it. (Lol who can't right?)
My thoughts on discussion over the internet:
Things can get taken out of context or misunderstood. As human beings, we communicate 80% through body language (which is currently impossible in many situations on the internet). Because of this I usually try to give people the benefit of the doubt if they come across as hateful, insulting, or trolling. Until I can accurately gage what someones intentions are, I do my best to reply politely. You would be amazed what someones reaction is to politeness if you think they are a jerk and lashing out at you, you can make a lot of friends.
If I strongly disagree with you I try my best to respect your opinion. As long as you respect mine of course (this is very hard for many people to do, including myself, I try not to hold it against people if they cannot debate without getting angry, its just human nature, I can get mad too sometimes after an argument turns sour).
As far as trolls are concerned, I just think they are people wanting/needing attention because they did/do not get it in real life (and they do not care if the attention is negative). I may reply to someone I suspect is trolling but I try to do so in a simple respectful reply to their hate. If they try again to troll, I ignore them (or just tell them they are a troll). Simple as that. Trolls just want to get people riled up because they want to ridicule people who have a serious, possibly influential opinion on the internet and cannot think of anything useful or argumentative to say themselves. So do not be afraid ever to share a long informed opinion about something.
If they are a "smart" troll and try to piss you off by trying to have a serious (yet insulting) argument with you, they fail anyway. The delight of a troll is to come off as completely obvious and still have people fall for them, being sneaky about it defeats the purpose of trolling.
Of course, do not feed them, if it gets no food, it dies and goes away. Talking to a troll is not necessarily feeding it, but raging at it is.
Also someone stating an opinion such as "Wii U sucks" is not trolling, its just opinion, feel free to disagree with them. Trolls are more obvious.
If someone has a problem with you, its their problem. Try your best to let things go and give people a new shot after a while. Its the internet, we all share it.
I play through my favorite games on youtube and either talk about how awesome they are or rant about the state of the videogame industry. I do it simply as a hobby, not in it for the views.
Game with me:
My Origin and Steam tags are: PizzaKoopa XBL:Pizza Koopa I would list my PSN but I literally do not play anything on PSN as of yet (Nor on Wii).
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