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Feb 13th 2011 at 6:26:22 PM •••

Why in god's name does this guy have an article? He's not a creator of fiction, therefore, he has no place here. And I want the justification from someone besides his self-appointed fanclub of 1.

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Feb 13th 2011 at 7:37:20 PM •••

Putting me down just because you only acknowledge when I speak up for the guy is a strawman comment. Not to mention it's an inversion of Fan Myopia to assume it's just me.

Also, he created a notable blog, which has been allowed for other people here. Just look at Other Sites.

Feb 18th 2011 at 10:05:52 PM •••

Okay, fair enough, even if a minor site reviewing the works of R.L. Stine is fair game, so is this one.

This still reads like the Sean Malstrom fan site, though.

Feb 19th 2011 at 2:30:16 AM •••

Only a couple paragraphs in the description, which can be fixed.

Oct 13th 2010 at 10:31:37 AM •••

First of all, how does his reaction to Other M count as necessary information? He didn't take well to a lot of games, but you are just trying to list that one. Why not also list every other major Wii game he's called on for similar reasons?

Second of all, information you decided is necessary does not excuse Square Peg, Round Trope.

Third of all, the way it's presented is not neutral. It's to try to make him look like he bashes entire sites, which is not what he wrote (you think I didn't read his articles?).

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Oct 13th 2010 at 11:51:07 AM •••

Meh, don't care anymore. You can keep dictating your precious Sean Malstrom article. It's not like any reasoning will go through without me getting bombarded by futile and completely one-sided counter-arguements I don't even bother replying.

Have fun.

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Jul 20th 2010 at 11:25:14 AM •••

While I understand the impulse behind cutting the examples and asking that no more be added, it would have been better to discuss this, either here or on the forum.

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blackcat MOD
Jul 20th 2010 at 12:39:50 PM •••

Huh, how did I miss all that? I have Ask The Tropers watchlisted. Thanks DQZ

Jul 20th 2010 at 2:24:00 AM •••

This is the page unknown user 91.156.40.157 made. I'm putting it here in case he tries an Edit War.

The year is 2006. Nintendo's Wii comes out and becomes the fastest selling video game console ever, and no one knows exactly why. Gamers, analysts and game developers alike say that it's because of the novelty of its motion controls and that the "casual" audience that it appeals to only want shallow and simplistic mini game compilations.

Enter Sean Malstrom, armed with knowledge of the books The Innovators Dilemma and The Blue Ocean Strategy. These two books are quoted as the biggest influences on the direction Nintendo is taking with the Wii, and often discussed by Nintendo themselves before the Wii is launched. Malstrom then starts a website that deals with what he feels is the real reasons of the Wii's success.

Sean Malstrom began on a gaming website called The Wiikly, where he successfully predicted the Wii's success half a year before its release. His Wiikly articles can be found here.

His new site was founded in early 2007 and is split into three main categories:

From mid-2008 on his focus shifted to his blog, originally a news page on his progress on new articles and other short-term topics but nowadays many people think it is a gaming blog. It is that very blog that the following examples draw from, most of which deal with Malstrom's highly controversial opinions on video games.


Tropes relating to Sean Malstrom include:

  • Accentuate the Negative: Don't expect Malstrom to talk about the sales success Super Mario Galaxy 2, or anything good that involves Metroid: Other M, for starters. Also, don't expect him to give the slightest word of praise to Sony, Microsoft, or Apple, either.
  • Ass Pull: When quoting famous writers to support his arguments about what video games should be like, Malstrom frequently puts their quotes into a context that the writers were definitely not talking about. For example, he took this quote...
    J. R. R. Tolkien: Part of the attraction of the L.R. is, I think, due to the glimpses of a large history in the background: an attraction like that of viewing far off an unvisited island, or seeing the towers of a distant city gleaming in a sunlit mist. To go there is to destroy the magic, unless new unattainable vistas are again revealed."
...in order to defend his belief that video games should not have plots (because plots would supposedly prevent players from using their imaginations).

Mar 25th 2010 at 7:21:55 AM •••

It seems that we have alot more Malstrom fans than I originally thought. That is why I think we should keep a look for any Sean Malstrom related entries on this site, seeing how few of them already made Justifiying Edits. I find it strange how many people actually buys his illogical and irrational opinions.

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Jul 20th 2010 at 2:20:25 AM •••

It's not logical to just call opinions that unless you can actually prove it. And I mean without lying about what he wrote or putting words in his mouth. Furthermore, the page should not be negative just because you disagree with him. That is not how this site works.

Aug 1st 2010 at 4:16:25 AM •••

Neither does it work other way around, I'm afraid.

Aug 1st 2010 at 9:47:57 AM •••

How is it being positive? It isn't stating that he's right or that his positions are a good thing.

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