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MOOD SWINGS #7
God of War and the toxicity of spoilers.
By MIKE HAZLETON & JAY TEE
Besides being the obvious side effect to a hormonal outburst, ‘Mood Swings’ is a weekly editorial crafted by our editor Jay Tee, alongside contributions from the JTGA team. It’s like a series of extended tweets, ranting or raving about something terrible / great that’s happened to us that week in our gaming lives.
It serves as a weekly collection of random musings designed to provide a snapshot of what we’re doing, things you should be excited for, and stuff to avoid as you navigate the choppy waters of this wonderfully unpredictable hobby.
Anything, from reactions to a new game announcement, surprising breaking news, to our cat just nibbled our thumb sticks, can be found here. Each “Mood Swing” will be tagged with either a green, yellow, or red Tarp badge. This represents a visual indicator of our reaction.
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But when you innocently load up YouTube to check out a podcast, or head onto Twitter to message a friend, getting blasted with spoilers in the thumbnails / titles of recommended videos, or being shown spoilerific posts from people you don’t actually follow, is infuriating and perplexing in equal measure. Surely there has to be a way for these platforms to provide better filters to users, or improved options for tagging, that will sort through the noise and prevent folks from being exposed to unwanted reveals?
The tricky part of this equation is determining what constitutes a spoiler. Some people don’t mind knowing exactly what characters appear in a particular film or game, or have no problem watching the ending ahead of time. But there should be a way for people to remain connected online without fear of having the latest blockbuster film or videogame ruined in a matter of seconds. I’m still massively enjoying my time with God of War, but knowing what I know about how it all wraps up has left me with an inescapable tinge of disappointment. -
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He also confirmed that Microsoft are currently featuring Japanese publishers on stage this year, and that he sees them working on a Japanese-
There are a lot of delightful surprises sprinkled throughout God of War’s sweeping narrative. Also, I am Groot.
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