Spoilers on games, films and series: Relax, life goes on

Spoilers on games, films and series: Relax, life goes on

Spoilers on games, films and series

Super Mario Bros. SPOILER WARNING: In the end, Mario defeats Bowser and saves Princess Toadstool. Yeah, I know that thing is 36 years old. But I don't want to spoil the fun for those who haven't played it yet by anticipating the end.

You might guess if you haven't already let yourself be spoiled by the title or introduction , This time my little weekly column is about spoilers in games, films and series, more precisely about how to deal with them.

Table of contents

1 What's in the box? 2 I see dead people 3 No, I am your father! 4 Who is Tyler Durden? 5 ... and who is Keyser Söze? 6 I have this state 7 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds. First of all: I find it completely legitimate not to want developments or twists in stories to be anticipated. Many people want to enjoy the thing they are looking forward to without any prior knowledge, if possible. To trumpet on Twitter and Co. just for the lolz that at the end of Harry Potter the dinosaur comes and eats everyone (SPOILER!) Is therefore quite an asshole behavior.

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About the author

Spoilers for games, films and series: Relax, life goes on (1) Source: Lukas Schmid Lukas Schmid has been working in various positions at Computec Media and since 2010 with PC Games, first as an intern, then as a freelancer, then as a volunteer, editor and now as chief editor for pcgames.de, videogameszone.de, gamesaktuell.de and gamezone.de. He loves action, adventure, action adventures, shooters, jump & runs, horror and role-playing games, you can hunt him with strategy titles, most rogue likes and military simulations. Every Saturday at around 9 a.m. he tells you in his column what is annoying or happy about him. Hate comments and love letters are welcome in the comments under the column, to [email protected] or on Twitter to @Schmid_Luki.

What's in the box?

Spoilers in games, films and series: Relax, life goes on (3) Source: Ubisoft Yes, if I would reveal at this point that protagonist Arthur Morgan kidnapped aliens halfway through Red Dead Redemption 2 becomes and the whole thing a prehistory to ET the extraterrestrial represents (SPOILER!), then that would be uncool. But what I'm being accused of as spoilers in my job is almost weird.

I show two or three viewpoints in Assassin's Creed Syndicate / Valhalla? SPOILER!

I mention how many chapters The Evil Within is divided into, which incidentally never makes this a secret? SPOILER !!

I'll reveal that the Citadel of Time from Zelda: Ocarina of Time also appears in Breath of the Wild, something you learn within the first three minutes of the game? SPOILER !!!

This is only a small selection, I have access to a rich fund.

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I see dead people

Spoilers in games, films and series: Relax, life goes on (4) Source: pcgames.de Sure, I don't show the spot Ellie discovered the Alexandria library under an abandoned Burger King branch in Last of Us 2 (SPOILER!), but "Landscape is beautiful" doesn't tell me much about a game.

I want to be Recipients don't know anything and don't see anything in advance, then I can't look at anything and read through nothing. No reviews, no previews, no picture galleries. Incidentally, there are no trailers that show more of the game, film or series than we do game editors. which are said to be underlaid with images. A black still image without audio and voice over would definitely be an option to avoid spoilers 100%, but it may only be useful to a limited extent. click on an article for a product and then realize in amazement that it is about the product.

No, I am your father!

I don't want to say that I didn't sometimes cross the line behind which there may actually be too many (late-game) impressions from a game, especially in my early days as a game journalist. In the meantime, I claim, I've got a good feel for it, and it's the same with my colleagues. The spoiler screams are of course not less. But anticipating plot twists? Betray the ends? You won't find that in any self-respecting editor, except of course in appropriately marked articles and videos, such as story analyzes.

Who is Tyler Durden?

Spoilers in games, films and series: Relax, life goes on (5) Source: PC Games Personally, I am the other extreme, but not always. I remember when Super Mario Galaxy was released back then, I pissed off a user in a forum because he mentioned in a not at all angry way that you can unlock Luigi as a playable character after playing through (spoiler?). Other users jumped to my side in my outrage, and the poor, obviously still quite young person, who didn't mean anything to anyone, apologized a thousand times over and you could almost hear him sobbing behind the keyboard. Because of a stupid Mario jumping game. As mentioned, an absolutely senseless bite reflex.

Not my noblest hour. I still think about it quite often and feel guilty.

... and who is Keyser Söze?

Spoilers in games, films and series: Relax, life goes on (6) Source: Lucasfilm / Disney Perhaps this was actually triggered, among other things, my attitude has changed over the years, as mentioned. Tell me who Rey's parents are in Star Wars (Rüdiger and Renate Klapowski from Geiersdorf in the municipality of Burgschleinitz-Kühnring - SPOILER!), What the plot twist in Sixth Sense 2 will be (the film sucks - SPOILER!) And why there Straw lying around (bad cleaning service - SPOILER!) - I couldn't care less.

Spoilers in games, films and series: Relax, life goes on (7) Source: Highlight Communications And I tell you, What is life easier if you don't grow a stomach ulcer because of such trivialities! It doesn't matter whether a fictional little man does this or that, my life doesn't get better if I was mildly surprised for three seconds while I was receiving it. On the contrary, I often enough have the experience that I experience films, series and games very differently because I approach them with prior knowledge. I understand connections, allusions, apparently unimportant details that later lead to a conclusion without having to look twice or play.

Yes, often enough I even google some things or ask colleagues about them Already know stories, simply because I am interested in a development in a game or a film and I do not care that I will only experience this moment a while later.

I have this state

Spoilers in games, films and series: Relax, life goes on (8) Source: Disney No, I'm not saying that this is generally the right approach to spoilers. I understand that if you want to be surprised, that's perfectly legitimate and I would never want to spoil someone's enjoyment of a story they are looking forward to because of my point of view.

But dear, some relaxation is really in demand now . There is no reason to get involved in any hate speech or orgies of indignation. If you accidentally get spoiled - uncomfortable, but has it made your life worse? I say no.

28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds.

Come down first and don't scream spoilers if someone says that there will be weapons in the next Call of Duty; think about whether it is really important to ruin your day too, because I notice a part of an action that can surprise me in many other places; and generally question whether it's really worth getting excited about something as unimportant as video games and movies. There are more important things in life that should concern you, climate change and so on.

And then all of a sudden you can enjoy Super Mario Odyssey, regardless of whether you know whether Mario will win against Bowser in the end or not.

He does. Spoiler.

Note on my own behalf: I am on vacation after this column has appeared, so for once there will be no new columns from me on the next two weekends. On September 4, 2021 I'll be back with a new text.

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