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Just saw that RPS got rid of Lewie.....why do I have a feeling it has something to do with their stance on PAX they started taking a month or so ago. =\
Remember the days of LewieP and all the comic edits people made of him in this thread? Those were good times. It's kind of weird being on these forums for so long and watching as the regulars change, with new people coming onboard and older regulars fading away for various reasons.
So as one of the new "kids" , can someone explained to me what RPS is, what this stance they have on PAX is, who LewieP is and why he was worthy of comic edits?
I feel like I'm missing something very funny :\
Rock Paper Shotgun is a PC-centric gaming website that had LewieP do a regular column called Bargain Bucket linking to deals on PC games every week. Recently RPS announced they aren't going to go to or cover PAX in protest to a number of comments Mike and Jerry have made about women and stuff. Let's not get derailed talking about whether or not they're justified in it - just like Mike and Jerry, even if they aren't always saying something you agree with that doesn't mean that they're terrible people who are never wrong.
And to add to that, LewieP was a regular here. Comic edits were made of him because of some things he said in here; I don't remember exactly what they were, but they were critical of Valve/Steam and some of their sales practices, I believe. The comic edits were pretty much just good-natured jabs and I think he found them funny too. Maybe.
Later on, his mom also became a regular on this forum. She drew paintings for people.
Yeah, the comic edits were all in good fun. The other thing was that I would use people in the forum to tell me local pricing from some digital distributors (until I worked out how to use a proxy).