The WWE 2K20 glitches are the perfect encapsulation of not just a company that should no longer exist, but also the grotesque beauty of annualized game development crumbling before our eyes. "Less than a year" is not enough time to make a video game. Yet the mandate of licensees, boards of investors, curious disaster tourists, and weaponized fandom (together: the symptoms of virulent capitalism) make it all but necessary. These glitches, typically in gif form, let me experience all that without actually having to spend $60 on the video game. I love them.
- A glorious metaphor
- I don't actually have to play WWE 2K20 this way
- Little rays of sunshine peppered into my bad, bad social media feeds
- I feel bad for people working on these games under what must be sub-optimal conditions
- We deserve a better world where these gifs aren't necessary to salvage enjoyment out of the world's biggest wrestling games