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A Moratorium

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A thing I do every couple of days is look through all the new releases on Steam. I scroll through the full list (still cruelly hidden a few clicks deep by Steam, and still requiring you remember to tick the "Games" box to prevent seeing 590 DLC releases for a visual novel that sold four copies), hovering my mouse over game titles to read the brief summary, clicking through to anything that might be interesting. It's how I've caught quite a few fantastic games that would otherwise have disappeared in the ludicrous churn of Valve's store.

By doing so, I see a lot of phrases a lot of times. Phrases that make me far less inclined to click on that game. And so I'm calling for a moratorium on a whole bunch of these hoary old tropes - not their inclusion in the games, but their inclusion in the game's description.

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Once one of the original co-founders of Rock Paper Shotgun, they killed me out of jealousy. I now run buried-treasure.org

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