The Pokémon Company teased some kind of huge new Pokémon X/Y-related news that would be hitting the Internet this weekend. And, it turns out….
….it’s just a new version of mainstay character Mew. I have no opinion about this one way or another, but I can guarantee that if you visit the Pokémon forums somewhere like Something Awful or Reddit, you are gonna see so much anger about how this critter is destroying the legacy of [Mew/Mewtwo/the franchise/gaming/pop culture/human civilization]. In my experience, the single most important thing about Pokémon’s fan community is the way that it crystallizes the resentment and hostility inherent in the relationship between different generations of gamers. Folks who look back to their childhood and the crazy number of hours they invested into Pokémon Blue/Red 15 years ago generally hold fast to the conviction that only the first 151 pokémon have designs worth a damn; a deeply bitter rift exists between them and younger fans who are open to the more recent generations.
Am I correct in thinking this clash exists elsewhere among fans of other games? It’s just more veiled than with the Pokémon fanbase…?