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‘Sibley Put’ is where Josh Sibley, real American hero, boldly and unabashedly dissects the hot-button issues of modern video gaming and its surrounding culture. Everything he says is to be taken as personally as possible, so get those brows ready for some serious-ass furrowing. You babies.

Holy shit, how did we forget to talk about this on the latest podcast?  This is what I get for not refreshing my memory on the latest news before we record.

So Roger Ebert decided to write another article in which he yet again denies games as an art form.  Games aren’t art, according to him.  You can read the entire thing here, but you don’t want to read that.  Let me break down the article for you in three easy paraphrases:

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HA HA HA HA HA.

Here begins an ongoing, personal exercise in cataloguing the worst in video game cutscenes, a study of scripted moments that defy logic or common sense to a laughable degree. Some of them I will have played myself, others I will not have… after all, the whole point of most of these moments will be that, even if you’ve played the game, they will make no god damn sense.

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‘Sibley Put’ is where Josh Sibley, real American hero, boldly and unabashedly dissects the hot-button issues of modern video gaming and its surrounding culture. Everything he says is to be taken as personally as possible, so get those brows ready for some serious-ass furrowing. You babies.

I want to bring to light a couple of things I saw today that dovetail nicely with a couple of points I was making in the latest podcast.

First, there’s this.  They really nailed the aesthetic of those old game commercials from my childhood.  It’s actually really difficult to make something properly aged and weathered, and I appreciate the craftsmanship there.

Beyond that, this is probably the worst case of pandering I’ve ever seen in my life.

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‘Sibley Put’ is where Josh Sibley, real American hero, boldly and unabashedly dissects the hot-button issues of modern video gaming and its surrounding culture. Everything he says is to be taken as personally as possible, so get those brows ready for some serious-ass furrowing. You babies.

Hello, internet.  I’m writing this piece for the front page for you to read, rather than saying it on the podcast, because, well.  I DID say it for the podcast, and our never ending technical difficulties ate it all right up.  Since we here at JumpKickPunch are slowly trying to roll out content other than just the podcast for you, it was decided that I should word-erize everything that was eaten by the void instead.

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