How Critics And Fans Talk About Video Games
By Forbes on PodcastOne
From reddit to YouTube to Forbes, people have opinions, particularly for video games. But with so many voices and the echo chambers emblematic of online communities, is it at all useful for designers and the industry as a whole?
Satchell Drakes and Matt Perez talk about the cycle of hype and fan backlash around video games, their own experiences as critics on YouTube and the positives and negatives of online gaming communities. The two also speak with James Portnow, a game designer and writer for the popular YouTube channel, Extra Credits, about the disconnect between popular viewpoints from fans and critics as well as the realities of game development.