Alex deserves a set of cartoon avatars ...

#1 Posted by alternate (2655 posts) -

if you are going to co-opt screened staff to write reviews in the silly season.  Least he deserves :)

#2 Edited by Insectecutor (1170 posts) -

I thought he did have them... There's one on his Kirby review.
 
Edit: oh i see. MooseyMcMan you are CORRECT.

#3 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9765 posts) -
@Insectecutor: No, I think he means a full set, where there's a happy one for five stars, good one for four, etc. I think there's just the one where he has the gun for Mr. Navarro. 
#4 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1348 posts) -

Did Matt Rorie ever review games? Seems like if Alex is providing some extra reviews then so could he.

#5 Posted by natetodamax (19136 posts) -
@WalkerTR77 said:
" Did Matt Rorie ever review games? Seems like if Alex is providing some extra reviews then so could he. "
I don't think so. It says he was a Games Guide Editor at Gamespot before working at Obsidian and then going to Screened.
#6 Posted by Zzzleepy (162 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" @WalkerTR77 said:
" Did Matt Rorie ever review games? Seems like if Alex is providing some extra reviews then so could he. "
I don't think so. It says he was a Games Guide Editor at Gamespot before working at Obsidian and then going to Screened. "
He could probably still do it, he seems pretty knowledgable about games from what I've heard here and there. He might review Cataclysm? 
 
I would like to see Will and/or Norm review some PC games though! And more Dave, always more Dave.
#7 Posted by Turbo_Toaster (948 posts) -

AGREEING.

#8 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Well, they are going to have to get Johny V one so they should do Alex and maybe Dave a set while they are at it.

#9 Posted by Video_Game_King (34616 posts) -

Didn't he have one for that one sports game, or something? Also, anybody know the HTML crap to get them working in blogs? Tried it, failed.

#10 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1348 posts) -
@natetodamax: @Zzzleepy:  I would say that since he writes film reviews professionally (and good ones at that), he's qualified to throw down with the occasional game review, especially since giantbomb can't cover everything and screened doesn't always have worthwhile movies to review. And I happily welcome reviews from the Snide man. Without him, how will we know what to think of dragon age and metro 2033?
#11 Posted by Vorbis (2748 posts) -

I don't think those avatars are done in house, from what they said on the TNT it sounded like they need to get that person back to do Johnnys avatar. So maybe Alex and Dave will get some done at the same time.

#12 Posted by TheHT (10287 posts) -

Yeah I think he's done enough now to warrant a set.

#13 Posted by AuthenticM (3672 posts) -

Every whiskey media editor should get a set.

#14 Posted by alternate (2655 posts) -

No doubt Matt could write a review or too but there is a way of writing a games review and I think the reason for using Alex is that he must have written so many in his previous jobs that I imagine that skill set comes back easily and you can really knock them out in an afternoon.  Especially if they are not particularly long games he is covering.  Like Ryan can review movies for TANG and WUTANG but I bet i takes him a lot longer than with a games review.

#15 Posted by Yummylee (20585 posts) -

If Dave doesn't get 'em, like hell Alex should ;P

#16 Posted by gakon (1940 posts) -

Did Ben Coello (animator for Time Trotters) make the avatars?  I have to assume that's who did a lot of that art, like the original Bombcast logo and the review score portraits.  I've never heard the crew reference him but the style is too similar.

#17 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

Alex is working harder than the actual Bombcast - bunch of lazy fat bastards.

#18 Edited by Yummylee (20585 posts) -
@gakon5 said:

" Did Ben Coello (animator for Time Trotters) make the avatars?  I have to assume that's who did a lot of that art, like the original Bombcast logo and the review score portraits.  I've never heard the crew reference him but the style is too similar. "

Was it not TurboToaster? She does the art for practically everything else on the site.
#19 Posted by alternate (2655 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" @gakon5 said:

" Did Ben Coello (animator for Time Trotters) make the avatars?  I have to assume that's who did a lot of that art, like the original Bombcast logo and the review score portraits.  I've never heard the crew reference him but the style is too similar. "

Was it not TurboToaster? She does the art for practically everything else on the site. "
Apparently not, I made a similar mistake and was corrected.  It is the same person who did the GB logo I think.  Presumably all it requires is the effort to commission them and the application of funds - which can't be that much.  Less than all the digital keys, broadcasting equipment, explosion effects DVD, etc.
#20 Posted by WilliamHenry (1195 posts) -
@alternate said:
" @Abyssfull said:
" @gakon5 said:

" Did Ben Coello (animator for Time Trotters) make the avatars?  I have to assume that's who did a lot of that art, like the original Bombcast logo and the review score portraits.  I've never heard the crew reference him but the style is too similar. "

Was it not TurboToaster? She does the art for practically everything else on the site. "
Apparently not, I made a similar mistake and was corrected.  It is the same person who did the GB logo I think.  Presumably all it requires is the effort to commission them and the application of funds - which can't be that much.  Less than all the digital keys, broadcasting equipment, explosion effects DVD, etc. "


I thought Dave did all of the Whiskey logos? Someone asked Will in a mailbag about the logos and he said Dave did them all. Turbo has only been doing Whiskey art for a year or so now, and those review cartoons are older than that, so she didn't do them.  I don't see why she couldn't take over and do ones for the new guys though.
 
I agree totally that Alex should have them though, and anyone who reviews a game should. Its weird going to the review and not seeing one there.
#21 Posted by Turbo_Toaster (948 posts) -

Pretty sure Ben Coello did the original Bombcast art and review pics, that was long before my time. Dave as far as I know did all the logos ( save for Anime Vice I assume). I think they need me to allocate my work time for Quests as of right now, but if they asked I'd be happy to do them up. ^_^

#22 Posted by RobotHamster (4156 posts) -

Well since Johnny V's getting his then why not.

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