Are you ready for a rambling stream of consciousness?

As I begin to type this, it’s 3:40 AM. Tomorrow night my family is leaving for vacation in Florida.

And instead I’m sitting awake thinking about some stupid fandom drama that doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things (except in the ways that it does, but this post really isn’t about that).

My name is Bryan Hauser, and I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

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I want to start this post out with a bit of backstory about myself. I come from a pair of loving parents, both of whom work. We live in a town on Long Island in the heart of white, middle-class suburbia. I went to a private school for six years, and nowadays I study Computer Science at SBU. When I hear my peers talk about student debt, I just have to smile and nod along because my parents have been putting me through college.

Don’t take this the wrong way- not a single day passes that I am not thankful for the upbringing I was lucky enough to have. Not a single day passes that I don’t feel thankful that I won’t have to leave this school being crushed under mountains of debt. Not a single day passes that I thank my lucky stars that I never had to worry about money, or going hungry because someone got fired, or worry that we might lose our house over something going awry. I love my parents and all they’ve done for me. It’s my hope that someday I’ll be able to repay the favor.

The reason I bring it up is because I want to stress that it’s not myself that I’m worried about. All things considered, me and my family will be just fine. For us, nothing is about to change. I bring it up because the people I’ve met, especially within the last few years, may not be.

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Don’t get me wrong. Hatred is still a terrible game. It only got popular BECAUSE of its OMG SO EDGY advertising and the controversy was nothing but a blessing for the developers. From reviews, you’ll quickly find out that the game is a fairly average shooter.

Originally, I posted about how people within the industry were unhappy due to the game’s attempt at riding on controversy which did nothing but throw the industry’s reputation under the bus (even further than it already was), instead of simply being unhappy about the game’s content. I posted that this game was going to continue furthering the “GAMEZ WILL MAEK U A MORDERER” thing that’s been going on for so long. I once again stated that the developers shouldn’t have made the game in the first place. I now retract this idea.

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