News reports about impending cyber threats are a fixture of technology coverage these days. One might assume that cyberwarfare is always happening, out of sight but constantly chipping away at the foundation of the international order. But does the data support this view?
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@dangaristo I don't think it's a contrarian take! It isn't a slight toward the players or the developers, and it's not saying that people didn't *really* enjoy the game, or something. Maybe we're reading it differently.
@dangaristo I will venture that one feeds into the other. I know people who bought the game because of the meme (not a knock on the game). It's also surely hard to dispute that more people have interacted with the game as a meme than as a game. Feels like a valid line of critique to me!
@dangaristo Sales and play are obviously distinct. I can only really speak to my own experience, but the critique resonated with me! I bought the game with a friend, played it once or twice, and had the realization that it was more fun to watch than to play (at least ~1 hour in)