In a decision with potentially large ramifications, New York Federal Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall won't dismiss a libel suit against "Shitty Media Men" creator Moira Donegan.
Explaining, the judge says it is possible that Donegan created the entry herself. The judge believes that Elliott should be able to explore whether the entry was fabricated. Accordingly, discovery proceeds, which will now put pressure on Google to respond to broad subpoena demands. The next motion stage could feature a high-stakes one about the reaches of CDA 230.
So I first started thinking about stuff like “couple’s games” and that brought me to think about board games like “An Enchanted Evening” and I got embarrassed and thought “I can’t write about that! This is a family show!” (and, besides, any review one is likely to give about the game is more likely to reflect experiences with the game so someone who said “MAN THIS GAME IS AWESOME!” will be read as saying “this game resulted in a good evening” and someone who said “man, that game stinks on ice!” will be read as saying “this game failed to result in a good evening” and someone who said “let’s discuss the mechanics of the game” will be read as saying “I didn’t play it, but I bought it, and pretended to play it”) so I figured that that wouldn’t be a particularly good topic.
Then I wandered to “are there any games about dating?” and, halfway through the thought, I got to “Dating Sims” and laughed out loud. Nah, not writing about those either.
At that point, I asked myself “what about games in which a romantic relationship is incidental?” and thought about Bioware’s RPGs and then thought “NOT. ONE. RED. CENT.”
So I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that, while not 100% incompatible, the whole Gaming/Valentine’s Day thing will either be tilted pretty heavily toward either the Gaming thing, or the Valentine’s Day thing, and probably not balanced between the two.
So… what are you (probably not) playing?