A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Russ Pitts

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May 1, 2006
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Hey Russ, shouldn't that be 'jailbird' queen? lol

I will say though that I like the way you've worded your letter, it's very peppy and upbeat about the whole thing.

I do however feel that you're misrepresenting things a bit. You say that there are more types of game on the market now, that might be correct but all but one of those are shooter. ;)

The way the industry stands at the moment is horribly restrictive and incestuous and stacking goodwill and congrats on it in the form of a major public move like this is legitimising the direction the unimaginative publishers are forcing our 'lifestyle choice' to take.

I feel that people of your stature within the industry should be taking more of a stance on the gamer's behalf, by helping to guide the direction away from dull mediocrity and blind alleys... after all, in general we don't get listened to, we get fed whatever pap they want to feed us.

Maybe 'if' the industry starts going in a direction that is beneficial to the gamer and not just to those filling their pockets, then it'll be a subject worth giving such accolades to but until we get a healthier and more evenly balanced outlook for the people actually spending the money, No Vote, I'm afraid... The industry can collaspe under it's own flatulent bulk.
 

CrazyCapnMorgan

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Would love to vote. Tried to vote in both categories. Wouldn't let me. It said "Please select an entry before submitting your vote". I DID YOU @#$%ING WEBSITE! Chose Escapist both times. Still got the same response.

I want to stab something small and cute with a broken shard of glass...
 

Owlslayer

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Looks like The Escapist is leading. Awesome.

You got my votes.
Oh, and I'll be remembering "please vote for us. We'd do it for you".
And one day... you'll see. You'll all see!!! BwahahahHAHAHAHAH AAAAH AHAHAHAHH!
But yeah, i have no problems voting for the escapist. I really like this place.
 

kurupt87

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Well, having squarely placed my "I'm British" hat on, I have no idea who Martha Stewart is. A quick wiki scan reveals her to be a successful businesswoman with many fingers in many pies. Am I missing something?

I hope the hat protects me.

Anyway, yeah voting done like a grateful peon.

Seriously though; I like this site, a lot.
 

Sonicron

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Mar 11, 2009
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Is it that time of the year again?

Cast my votes. The Escapist is leading in both categories; let's hope it stays that way. Lord knows this site deserves another Webby.
And I agree, Russ - the fact that this site was nominated for 'Lifestyle' is a tremendous opportunity for the video game medium. Let us hope for the best. :)
 

MindlessHatter

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I voted to. It's pretty neat to see escapist leading. Let's hope it's stays that way. it's a big opportunity for games.
 

Russ Pitts

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Signed up and voted. This is my favourite website, and I honestly think that The Escapist and all its people deserve any awards they can get.

Great site guys, keep it up. I'm linking this on my Facebook wall, wanna try and do my part!
 

Russ Pitts

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Spangles said:
that might be correct but all but one of those are shooter. ;)


No Vote, I'm afraid... The industry can collaspe under it's own flatulent bulk.
The first point is just wrong. Console gaming, PC gaming, Wii gaming, the move/kinect, the HUNDREDS of millions of free game players... I could go on.

The second point, while I agree with you overall view of the industry, is again, misguided I feel. Don't like the industry? Good for you, I say vote with you wallet and don't buy what doesn't interest you. Rock on. But if everyone took your view the escapist would be made a laughing stocks in the votes and surely this website doesn't deserve that because you're a bit peeved with the direction of the industry right now?

P.S. sorry for the double post mods...
 

duchaked

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voted :D altho I did have to sign up, whereas before I was voting (for Nathan Fillion) via Twitter lol
 

larrykoubiak

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Call me paranoid or cynical, but i don't think a vote for the Escapist would "send a signal loud enough to be heard on every corner of the web that games, as a medium, have arrived."

It would rather mean The Escapist would get more attention, and therefore more revenue from ads or whatever. Now, that is of course not a bad thing for The Escapist, but the phrasing makes it look like we're doing ourselves a favor. No, we would be doing The Escapist a favor, there is no other political or social agenda that can be attached to the Webby Awards, and i don't like to be conned into taking part to something that doesn't concern me.

I nonetheless wish this website the best, may the extra revenue allow you to make more interesting content, i guess it would then benefit us too, should you take that route that is.
 

sir.rutthed

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Unlike the upcoming American election, I feel that my vote counts here and feel strongly that my chosen candidate is an accurate constituent of their given community. That said: duty done.

Hehe... duty...