October 17, 2014
It’s unfortunate that during a time where we didn’t have a lot of videogames to occupy ourselves, the internet decided to go batshit crazy and start becoming whole new levels of disgusting. Watching as developers and critics that you respect being forced out of their homes due to threats on their life is a hard thing to watch, and unfortunately doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.
After watching all of this play out, I had some real apprehensions about adding a comments section to the site. Naturally with all of the effort we put into this place, we want people to see and discuss the stuff we do, if for no other reason than to make it better. While we are not exactly a successful and high traffic site (yet), having the ability for people to potentially dump their hatred at the doorstep of something that I love doing was enough to make adding the functionality to the site the bottom of my priority list. The fact that I had to edit a video after it went up because it contained my birthday, just in case someone was to come across and misuse it, was not something I was particularly happy to do. Having to be careful with how much of ourselves we put out there is not something I ever wanted to worry about.
The internet can be a real nasty place, here’s to helping it get better.