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I want to start off this open letter by getting something out of the way, and that is that I understand. Trends are what they are and there's little to nothing that can be done. An audience wants to see what it wants to see. What is popular is what is popular. I also understand that, with a few exceptions, your audience retention hinges on you keeping a viewer engaged with your video, and that means showcasing the latest game to come out, be it Triple-A or indie, be it PC, console or both. I'm simply making this request as someone that, in a year of everyone on the platform addressing the same issues over and over again more so than before, wants to see more variety come out of the big names on the platform, and hopes that the shift in the paradigm of video content will usher forth...
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We're rolling back the years with this one. Back to 2008, 2009 and 2010, probably the period of time I learned the most about my skills, who I wanted to be and how I could turn a passion into productivity. Let's look at the present first. I've logged onto an old site I used to visit multiple times a day, Filefront. Later known as Gamefront. I see that a previously dead website and set of servers have been rescued by the most unlikely of groups: ModDB. I always neglected ModDB in favour of supporting a wavering and conflicted community on Gamefront. I produced mods and helped as many people as I could, while fireworks and politics turmoiled the landscape of the site. However, for saving that history, my mods and hours, weeks and years of my hard work and sleepless night, I must pass on...
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Dear Arrow, There's been a lot of tension and passive aggressive discussions on social media lately. I’m not saying one is wrong and one is right. It is not black and white. As a female viewer, it has been really difficult lately. When we make criticism of an aspect on the show, it is not to attack somebody personally. We want to make a point across that could be up for discussion or reflection. Nobody wants the show to fail, nobody wants to hurt anyone, what we want is our criticism to be seen as a valid one. We want people to understand that it is an issue that we really care about, that even if female viewers are not the main target market for comic book shows, we want to feel that our opinion, our voice and our concerns matter. It is such a tense climate right now and...
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I read your open letter to Johnny Depp... (letting him know that you do not need him anymore)... That you would be getting rid of your pillow with his face on it.... etc. I read about how the only reason you ever dug him anyway was because of his chiseled masterpiece of a face...and that you objectified and lusted after him for years and fed on him as countless others have. I read about how much you hate him now, about how all those years of vamping on him and his spirit, is eternally a regret... I am writing this open letter to you Anne Cohen because unfortunately you have not been completely honest with yourself nor your audience... Calling him out like you did with an online open letter describing your disgust and outrage for everything you believe him to be, made it perfectly clear...
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Dear Naruto, You may not know this, but you had a big impact on my life. You changed how I felt about life and the world, but mostly how you’ve changed me is my attitude of believing in myself. Back when I didn’t see you on Cartoon Network, I was all about action, fighting, funny, laughable stuff like Ben 10. Ben 10 was similar to you to you because you both made me laugh even though they had some deep moments. About a month later I start watching you I notice in Walmart and Toys R Us. You was in there, that which me have a bigger impact for you. I asked and gotten every character of almost each clan and main character from the first season. And then when I found your reason why you always keep your head up, when you was born your parents saved your life to keep safe and alive. Every...
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Dear Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), You da man. You’re so selfless that it makes me feel as if I know you. Watching your interviews and listening to you talk about wanting to help people through your music. You pointed out many ways that you would want to help people through your music, but the most important was to help stop suicide. You would open up to the person who was interviewing you about your depression problem. “ My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it. I can’t make new friends because of it. I don’t trust anyone because of it and I’m tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace”, Scott explained to his fans on Twitter. I find it extra inspiring because he’s African American. It’s very...
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Dear Voices Crying Out on The Web, When I awoke to the news that Bob Dylan had won the Nobel Prize on Friday morning, I was overjoyed. “Finally,” I thought “lyrics will finally take their rightful place in the literary canon.” You can therefore imagine my horror and disgust when I saw not only Anna North’s New York Times article, “Why Bob Dylan Shouldn’t Have Gotten a Nobel” but also Hanson O’Haver’s piece in Vice,” Why Bob Dylan Doesn’t Need a Nobel Prize.” If the content of these articles were questioning the value of his work, I might feel that they had a leg to stand on. That however, is not the case. I came to find that these were just two of many articles refuting Dylan's Nobel Prize and all arguments hinge on the fact that Dylan is a musician and lyricist and therefore cannot be...
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Sure, sounds are not a huge deal when it comes to a game. Sounds are actually probably the least important aspect of a game. However, when the sound for a game have been the same exact sounds since the original, and 17 years later you decide to change them you can cause some upset. Why, would you even consider changing the sounds? Who came up with the idea of changing the sounds? Whoever did needs to be fired. Only the SSG sounds sound good... the AWP is acceptable. But now when I hop onto CS:GO; I am confused as to what I am hearing, and simply I am disgusted with the sounds. The sound changes have drove me to discontinue my daily play in CSGO. Why? Good question. The sound change in CSGO has helped me realize that the staff of valve has no other way to try and improve...
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Dear Snapchat, First, thank you. Thank you for the social networking experience you provide your millions of users. “Snapping” is the perfect way to stay in touch. Thanks for making the idea of "taking a selfie" socially acceptable. However, there is one thing I am not thanking you for. The sexually explicit material on your Discover page needs to be muted I am calling out companies like VENICE, BUZZFEED, MTV, and COSMOPOLITION. At any given time, there’s been up to 13 out of the 30 possible, almost half of your “news and entertainment” stories devoted to “Sex hacks” or “Why BDSM is good for you”. Now, to be clear, I am not condemning those who are interested in reading such articles. However, you market your app to those who are 12 years or older. Should these 12 year olds be...
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Hi everyone. I am MegaMan, founder of Team Kingz, and I am writing this open letter because someone is trying to bring Kingz down, using manipulation and lies to steal our players. I'm very angry, mad and sad, so please understand that and forgive me if I sounds just like that. I'm a lover of Starcraft game since the beginning (98) and have been playing ever since. I love the game, and I love the community. I worked my ass off to build Team Kingz - a multigaming organization, and at some point, when I had no time no manage the SC2 squad, I talked with a MisterL, a guy who I thought was my friend at the time. Turned out that the "old friend" I made manager of my clan, its actually a egocentric 16yo kid, and all he wants he to be The Boss. He's now The Boss of DRE4MS, were he's...
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