07:29:11 PM Apr 23rd 2012
Hey, come on, now. If you're going to mention Max Barry, you HAVE to mention "Jennifer Government"! That book is all about CC Es!
06:59:56 AM Apr 24th 2012
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05:39:47 PM Feb 16th 2012
Why no real life examples? Yeah, everyone knows activison, right? just, Why? Oh, and please give detail, with TL;DR in mind.
07:30:36 PM Dec 10th 2011
are there any good deconstructions of Corrupt Corporate Executive because I would really like to see that
02:46:58 PM Oct 18th 2011
Why did you remove all the Real Life examples, those were all interesting articles
06:30:47 PM Oct 25th 2011
Because lately TV Tropes have been getting stricter. A lot stricter.
07:45:33 AM Mar 30th 2011
"In terms of rank, the authority tropes arguably equal are Badass Preacher, Irish Priest, Landlord, Preacher Man, Pedophile Priest, Schoolteachers, Sexy Priest, Sinister Minister and The Vicar. For the next step down, see Student Council President. For the next step up, see Dean Bitterman." Erm, this doesn't seem like a whole lot of sense in terms of comparisons. Cut it?
05:36:19 AM Mar 6th 2011
Is it cool if I add Stuart Snyder? He's the man who runs Cartoon Network. He completely defies EVERY request from Cartoon Network's older audience, just because they're not in Cartoon Network's general demographic (and even some from those that are). He's causing a tremendous amount of Network Decay, and refuses to stop showing live-action, despite the fact that ratings reports show that live-action does terrible on the network. He barely makes any effort at all to appeal to old-school fans (by keeping Tom and Jerry as the ONLY classic show, and by showing Dexter's Lab, as well as Powerpuff Girls for a while) and is only showing live-action because he wants to, and, judging by the way it's promoted and shown, is desperately trying to get just one live-action hit. So the guy listens to no-one's complaints, adds stuff for his own Author Appeal, and is generally considered a terrible, terrible president. Sound corrupt enough for you?
07:08:52 PM Dec 26th 2010
Okay, chucking this out in its entirety...
- Before Kotick, there's Bernie Stolar. In his short stint as head of Sony Computer Entertainment America, he nearly run the PSOne's North American market to the ground by insisting and prioritizing on sports titles and giving JRPG titles the shaft. This famously ticked off Victor Ireland of Working Designs. He then made a beeline for Sega of America when SCEA started showing signs of failing and Sony gave him the boot (SCEA got better when Stolar's Sports First rule was immediately abandoned after his departure and Final Fantasy VII became a bestseller shortly after). At Sega of America, he reused his sports-titles-first tiranny, along with a new No-2D rule, and single-handedly killed off the Sega Saturn. He was booted shortly after the launch of the Dreamcast, but by then the damage has been done and many western developers have ditched developing for Sega as a whole, and thus sealed the fate of the company's hardware division. Thus he also contributed to Sega's demise in the hardware sector. Now you know why fans of the Saturn has nicknamed him The Satan Of Saturn.