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User Info: usuratonkachi

usuratonkachi
4 days ago#81
Valkenhyne posted...
I thought his stance was pretty simple. He's fine with criticism, but not fine when that criticism becomes harassment directed at the devs' personal accounts. Is that so bad?

his stance is a lot more nuanced than that.

e.g. he's also a raging hypocrite, constantly on the look out for misinformation and being anal about it, while also pretending to be a subject matter expert on 3d modeling, which resulted in him getting btfo'd in multiple communities.

his behavior on twitter and s***era is also pretty childish. he gatekeeps, name calls, and was busted for using the reeee meme in response to people upset about dexit, only to get called out for by the autistic crowd in those very communities he used.
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User Info: Byakuren

Byakuren
4 days ago#82
Anybody who defends gamefreak in any way is a disgusting human being
I want to marry her
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User Info: Baha05

Baha05
4 days ago#83
Byakuren posted...
Anybody who defends gamefreak in any way is a disgusting human being

What a jaded view on life
"He may be Mr. Clean, but his soul will always be dirty!"

User Info: FFnut

FFnut
4 days ago#84
FFnut posted five months ago...
When LGPE was getting backlash they invited him to play it months before anyone else so he would give it a glowing review on his site. That was the infamous "At its soul, a True Pokemon Game" review.

https://www.serebii.net/news/2018/18-September-2018.shtml

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/240025-pokemon-lets-go-pikachu/77015225

Anyway, his history of walking on eggshells around the devs is well-documented ever since the original BW leak/datamining. He originally reported on it, then got served a cease and desist from Nintendo, and took all the information down.

https://mobile.twitter.com/serebiinet/status/24887993676?lang=en

Ever since then he hasn't ever reported on prerelease leaks. The closest he gets is CoroCoro "leaks", which is information that TPC has already approved for the public via CoroCoro magazine. CoroCoro employees have seen the information already, and it has even gone to the printers by that point. The only thing he's "leaking" past is the actual CoroCoro magazine street date, which in no way affects TPC/Nintendo/Game Freak's control of the information.

It actually gets really funny when the full game gets leaked early (like what happened with Moon) - while everyone else is datamining the game and talking about what was found in it, he stays completely silent about it.

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/187276-pokemon-sun/74544134

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/187276-pokemon-sun/74553576

Serebii doesn't say anything that TPC doesn't want out there. If he makes a statement, you can be sure that The Pokemon Company approves of it (either implicitly or explicitly). Whether that's due to a fear of legal action or because he enjoys some extra benefits (or most likely a combination of the two) isn't really relevant - what's important is that we know he's basically just a mouthpiece for TPC/Nintendo/Game Freak in order to stay in their good side, so he can't be trusted to give an honest assessment of anything they do.

TL;DR: Serebii is, at his soul, a True Pokemon Shill.

usuratonkachi posted...
Valkenhyne posted...
I thought his stance was pretty simple. He's fine with criticism, but not fine when that criticism becomes harassment directed at the devs' personal accounts. Is that so bad?

his stance is a lot more nuanced than that.

e.g. he's also a raging hypocrite, constantly on the look out for misinformation and being anal about it, while also pretending to be a subject matter expert on 3d modeling, which resulted in him getting btfo'd in multiple communities.

his behavior on twitter and s***era is also pretty childish. he gatekeeps, name calls, and was busted for using the reeee meme in response to people upset about dexit, only to get called out for by the autistic crowd in those very communities he used.

This also bears repeating. Serebii is totally cool with harassing people, he only gets upset when the "harassment" might hurt his bottom line.
And though we deserved not his mercy, he has led us to this new Eden, a last chance for redemption.

User Info: deidara21

deidara21
4 days ago#85
https://mobile.twitter.com/JoeMerrick/status/1193206361150103552

if this ain’t bootlicking, idk what is.

Especially that post he had translated into japanese for masuda and gamefreak to read.
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User Info: HateReplying

HateReplying
4 days ago#86
KarsUltimate posted...
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Alpha218 posted...
People are way too invested in this Dexit s***, wtf. Y’all just need to calm down. Serebii has provided the community with an amazing service (that he deserves to make money and live in because it’s his f***ing job) for so many years and all of a sudden people are going to turn on him just because he holds an opinion you don’t like. Lol, talk about melodramatic.

I am not happy with dexit either (and a myriad of other changes they’re making), but just blindly and vehemently attacking people just because they hold a different opinion is not very cash money dawgs.

Okay, boomer.

Okay, zoomer.

What's a zoomer?

User Info: Alpha218

Alpha218
4 days ago#87
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User Info: NeoBowser

NeoBowser
4 days ago#88
ive seen his twitter how is he defending
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User Info: Iamcorn

Iamcorn
4 days ago#90
LaManoNeraII posted...
Unbiased journalism = "defending"

Welcome to America!

It actually is pretty biased if he refuses to upload anything GF hasn't personally released, I mean it's his livelyhood on the line there, but there's definitely bias.

Haku125 posted...
LouisCyphre6 posted...
Serebii doesn't seem a bad person, where all the hate coming from? :/

Look at his twitter, he is an arrogant prick.

That's not what was asked. Show us. Because all I'm seeing when I look at his twitter is the same stuff I'm seeing on the front page of his site.
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