#219 – Calibrating Gamer Entitlement

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This week’s edition of the Constantly Calibrating Podcast may be a day late, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. First off, our apologies on the delay in release, but between a toddler on spring break and a major 48 hour Internet outage, there was limited means by which to be prepared. Unless you’re expecting us to have content prepped days ahead of time, cause that would be silly… Anyways, onto gamer entitlement…

Yes, gamer entitlement has become a growing concern in the video game industry over the years. It’s understandable and obvious that consumer’s would want the best and most complete experience after dropping $60. That makes absolute, perfect sense and they should get value out of every dollar spent. What is not reasonable, understandable, or even logical is for them to take to social media to curse at, scream at, and threaten violence on people who are devoting their lives to creating enjoyable products. Maybe the game fell short; maybe it was outright garbage, but on what planet does that justify the threats and insanity seen online.

We at Constantly Calibrating finally are putting our thoughts in on this topic that we should’ve weighed in on years ago. Before listening, and probably cursing us out on social media, let’s drop in one simple tip: Prior to posting a comment to a developer, ask yourself if you would say this to their face. If the answer is no, then reconsider what you’re typing. See, it’s so simple!

Now please enjoy the show, which also includes some spoiler-free thoughts onĀ Iron Fist and a brief sound issue around the 15-minute mark.

Oh, and please just be excellent to each other; it’s not that difficult, I assure you.

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Party on Dudes…Had to be done…

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Brad Coggins (Head of Podcast Content)

As host & lead audio editor of the award considered Constantly Calibrating Podcast, Brad Coggins has become one with the world of geek & gaming. While exhibiting his passion most strongly towards the works of Blizzard Entertainment, Brad makes sure that all things gaming get their fair shake. He is the sole heir to the Pomegranate Lord of Light.

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