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Allow me to gatekeep you with my video game tattoo

Oh you DON'T have any game tattoos? That's cool I guess

Not to jerk the curtain too much, but every so often a Twitter account with an avatar doing an ahegao face will respond to the official RPS account opining that games journalists all hate video games anyway. This always makes me laugh because, like, what else am in this for? The money? The chicks? The positive comments? But it does actually make a kind of sense, if you consider that when I worked in pensions it wasn't because I loved pensions. I didn't do pensions calculations in my spare time, and have a t-shirt of my favourite fund. But I swear, your honour, I really love games. Just ask my back.

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Alice Bell

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