AwesomeExMachina Will Mario still be New and Super in 2036? The proposition: Super Mario platformers will still be released to critical acclaim and commercial success in 25 years time.
Debatoid accepts the proposition!
The results are in on a fiery Debatoid! Yes, we went there, and pitted the top four home gaming machines of this generation against each other in a ferocious battle!
Without wishing to be unfair to anyone, this Debatoid was less close than most. Here are the results:
Congratulations to mrandydixon on his victory. Commiserations to Sexualchocolate, rexwolf2 and Nihil on their defeat.
I specifically wish to address concerns from ManWithNoName about the subject descending into a flame war. I absolutely understood these concerns. Platform loyalty is a contentious subject and nowhere is that more prevalent than on a site in which a passion for gaming comes as a standard entry requirement.
I am proud of our community to say that things kept extremely civil, and tempers did not fray. There was doubtless passionate defenders of each platform, but it was all kept above the belt. This is an immensely refreshing thing to see.
I also wish to broach the subject of the sense in debating such a subject; surely everyone has their views and we should all just get along?
Well yeah, sure, I'm all for that, but in order to do that we need to know what those views are. Sure, we all have our own opinions and those are the ones we go to first. Until we are presented with new ideas, though, we always keep our understanding closed. Arguments are not always destructive, and by debating, you get to know someone, and what makes them tick.
I guess what I'm saying is, where others see a community split by preferences, I see a community with differences who can all share one common element; we all love our games.
Here are some of the highlights from the comments:
Thanks to everyone who contributed to last week's Debatoid.
This week, I'll be buttoning down the hatches and sticking it to the man. I have a new contender and will be making him battle against me muhahaha?
You'll have to control yourselves until then!