Rock Paper Shotgun and the Optics of Boycotting PAX

Hey-ho, we have another shitstorm in the gaming press!

This time, it’s PC gaming blog Rock Paper Shotgun (RPS) that has come under fire for their decision this past Thursday to boycott Penny Arcade Expo (PAX). And with good reason: regardless of whether RPS’s boycott is justified – and I think there are good reasons for boycotting PAX – their position has been poorly articulated, poorly defended, and poorly presented. This is an analysis of how a major gaming blog fucked up, big time. Continue reading “Rock Paper Shotgun and the Optics of Boycotting PAX”