exodus Likewise, I also don’t want to dampen anyone’s excitement, because I know how important it is to let people like things. I mean, this thing will undoubtedly do well, regardless of anything I could say about it, and I think it’s great, since more video games and more video game consoles is always a good thing.
At the same time, there have also been some interactions of the console’s creators with the queer community that have soured me on the Playdate, even if the issues involved have been apparently been resolved (or at least people involved have stopped talking about it). I’m not trying to do the IC equivalent of subtweeting, really– all of this can be searched for if you want to know the whole story.
There’s also a personal vibe thing for me about the Playdate that makes me less enthusiastic about it! It’s got a very twee, tongue-in-cheek, Portland, OR vibe to it, as is to be expected since Panic is Portland-based, and having lived in Portland for quite some time, and having been part of the Portland game developer community, it’s just a little bit of a turnoff for me. But again, that’s just a personal thing for me, and I’m not trying to claim that this is a negative for literally any other human being!