Troll Free Hotline: Civil Conversations
If you haven't had the chance to check out Gus Mastrapa's review of The Godfather II I urge you to do so, because it's an excellent read with some important points about making games based on movies that many people consider sacred cows. But what is more fascinating to me is the civil discussion about the role of these kinds of games, why games are art (or aren't) and whether or not consumers are shooting the rest of us in the foot when they buy a game like The Godfather II.
I don't really agree with everything said in the comments of that review but I think there are several excellent points of view in there worth reading through. I write this little blog post at this ridiculous hour because it is this kind of civil discourse that make me proud to work here and be a part of serious discussions on games - even when I am not contributing anything meaningful to that discussion.
I hope more of you lurkers will jump in and speak your minds. No one will make fun of you - but even if they do, who cares? It's the internet and most of them wouldn't have the guts to say bad things to your face.
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