Originally Posted by AkamaruChewtoy
If by patronizing you mean they intentionally take ideas and information that they are well versed in and deliver it in a simplified manner so that those ideas and information will be more accessible to people who may not have any background in such fields of thought, then yeah, I suppose you may have a point.
Do you also dislike anyone who is labeled as an "expert"?
Are you saying the guy who does Extra Credits is "an expert"? If so, NOPE. He's exactly the same calibre as your average Kotaku commenter.
No, I mean patronising as in, he takes ideas already dissected among the interested parties at large and repeats
them like nobody has ever considered these ground-breaking
ideas. So what if he tells this stuff to people who are clueless about it? In that case, he's pontificating to the most pointless
of people. People who aren't interested enough to come up with this stuff on their own or by general inquisition are not going to put themselves in a position to spread these lines of thought, or declare them to people that matter
. People like game designers, publishers, and critics.
You want videogame discussions that don't treat someone like an idiot? Watch something like Rev's Rants. At least that guy conveys somewhat original ideas, and practical approaches to solving them, with some passion, and doesn't regurgitate tired pseudo-philosopy about videogames behind a "quirky" flash animation.