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| "Re(3):Chris Kohler leaving media industry!" , posted Sat 18 Jul 09:39:|
quote: Ha! He actually had a great turn of phrase in his last video there, ďTim Rogers will return, elsewhere and someday.Ē This time around, he was doing elaborate and entertaining long form videos there, which I think people enjoyed more since they felt like they didnít have to read so much, even though I liked both.
I wonder, was the resignation letter from Tim Rogers a 70,000 word tome that wandered off on several tangents?
I used to rag on Kotaku and Schreier, especially after his prudish and incorrect take on Dragonís Crown, but I changed my view a bit with his good reporting on exploitative work conditions in the games industry. Speaking of exploitative, I believe people are ditching Kotaku because its parent company was bought by a vulture-like equity firm, exposing them to the uniquely heinous American corporate goonery thatís all too common for the poor newspapers these days.
[this message was edited by Maou on Sat 18 Jul 09:47]
| "Re(5):Chris Kohler leaving media industry!" , posted Sat 18 Jul 10:14|
We are rapdily barrelling towards a thrilling singularlity with the Messy Writing thread, but no one can stop me now!
I think Tim was at the peak of that purely American ironic/trolling writing style for those earlier Kotaku articles from a decade ago (not far off the time of his brief and spectactularly unfortunate membership at the Cafe), but the unbridled and personal aspects of his earlier stuff and his more recent contained video writing are all just the kind of artistically unique voice that games writing needs. Those early Insert Credit and Action Button reviews of FFVI, Katamari, Mario 3, Wander and the Colossus, and so many other things are fascinating and often profound and surely worth archive.org-ing Insert Credit for, and his private writing is outstanding...The New Adult's Guide is about 1000 pages of mesmerizing, hilarious, and poignant semi-autobiographical delirium, and I love it. Besides, I have too many Maoublogging instances on the Cafe to possibly hassle someone for rambling.
He has been likened to Penny Arcade's Tycho, but while Tycho has definitely benefited from limited space and multiple mediums, he's not as good a writer as Rogers on a technical level so much as someone who likes using deliberately obtuse sentence constructions in his news posts, yet makes the usual modern American mistake of using "I" instead of "me" as a direct object ("come visit Bill and I") that a truly skilled writer would never make.
They are both fun, though, and without voices like these, people are just left reading miserable, colorless
Tazaki Tsukuru Famitsu- and IGN-like non-reviews by people who cannot write above the 12-year-old level and have no intention of doing so anyway. It's not even necessary to like their style, just for there to be lots of styles available, and there still aren't! He is also a lot of fun in real life!