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We're changing the date scheme for Vox Pop to be for the current month. Seems silly to make this post seem older than it is. Just making sure you know that we're still covering last month's Vox Pop entries.

If there's any theme brought to us by our four Vox Pop authors below, it's about how to cope with change. Our winner GodofallEnds gives some advice on how to handle the hype train coming with the next slew of consoles, particularly not being a fanboy cheering on only one side of the fence, being nice online, and ignoring inflammatory speculators.

Meanwhile, shandog18 wants Microsoft and Sony not to forget about backwards compatibility for online communities and LinksOcarina makes point about the lack of female protagonists in games and why they shouldn't be abandoned merely because of marketing strategies. And hopefully, if EA learns from Fieperskaivu, they won't require always-online for games that aren't always online...

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Winner: GodofallEnds
Title:
Hype and Gripe: The Nextgen Transition and How To Stay Classy

Excerpt: "Ignore the Michael Pachters of the World - Speculation is exactly what it means."

Runner-Up: shandog137
Title: The Great Migration: Current Online Communities

Excerpt:
"...please for the love of God, find a way to support, not abandon the communities you have created, developed, and fostered in the past few years, Microsoft and Sony."
Runner-Up: Fieperskaivu
Title:
Free EA Game as Apology for SimCity

Excerpt: "Those of you who have bought and been frustrated with it already, is this enough? I think that this is quite generous especially coming from a company that everyone complains is only in it to make money."

Runner-Up: LinksOcarina
Title: Remember Me and the Female Touch


Excerpt: "Twenty-Four. These are games with a female-only protagonist, no choice in gender allowed here."

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