George Broussard defends A:CM, calls media a lynch mob

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#1 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2723 posts) -

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I thought this was pretty funny. The man responsible for 90% of Duke Nukem Forever, which Gearbox bailed out and published, and was garbage, comes forward to defend their honor on Twitter, saying all the negativity amounts "to little more than mob mentality lynching".

This is kind like murdering your wife and having OJ Simpson run to your defense. But I still find it hilarious and entertaining. The continued fallout from this game is almost worth the $35 I pre-ordered it for.

But probably not the $18 I paid for the Season Pass, which will probably haunt me for months down the road, likely when I least expect it to.

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#2 Edited by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

It is one man's opinion, which he evens states is just that, yet I'm sure every games journalist site will put this down as news.

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#3 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

He has some nerve trying to defend the game and their behavior in the years leading up to its release.

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#4 Edited by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

Guy's entitled to his opinion.

Now what would be really funny would be for the press to lynch George Broussard like a mob for this comment.

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#5 Edited by OfficeGamer (1120 posts) -

I haven't played it yet so he could be right and we could be all bandwaggoning like we always do in the video game fanbase...

But then I remember the horror of watching ACM videos o.O

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#6 Posted by shivermetimbers (1289 posts) -

So negative critical reaction to a video game=lynching?

Okay...

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#7 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

@shivermetimbers: A lot of the criticism at least from media has been straight to the point and more often than not backed up by facts painting a less than pretty picture.

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#8 Edited by Beaker (98 posts) -

If he genuinely likes it then good for him.

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#9 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2723 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

Guy's entitled to his opinion.

Now what would be really funny would be for the press to lynch George Broussard like a mob for this comment.

He totally is. At the same time, given his friendship/dealings/history with Randy Pitchford and Gearbox, when you're a minor celebrity on the internet, people are going to take anything you say and pick it apart. He wouldn't be the first and won't be the last.

Sometimes the best position to take is silence.

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#10 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

@krakn3dfx: Yes, this is basically what it is, I agree. He's just backing a friend.

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#11 Posted by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -

Fuck Em

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#12 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7807 posts) -

He isn't the first to enjoy the game, and he won't be the last. This just in: people like different games and some people on the internet just can't handle that.

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#13 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

@nekusakuraba: A lot of truth from folks today. See, apparently we're not all a mindless mob.

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#14 Posted by Winternet (8377 posts) -

He's not that far off with the "mob mentality lynching" part.

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#15 Posted by Dagbiker (7038 posts) -

I have not read his comment, nor do i intend to, but I will comment as though I have.

Whatever.

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#16 Edited by joshthebear (2704 posts) -

OPINIONS

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#17 Edited by Humanity (15616 posts) -

He isn't the first to enjoy the game, and he won't be the last. This just in: people like different games and some people on the internet just can't handle that.

Yes of course, but it is well documented how this game is not only flawed in narrative but in gameplay as well - showcasing numerous examples of poor enemy AI, shoddy texture work and borderline broken mechanics. I am always for the "your own opinion" bit but a turd is a turd and if we all see it and someone says no thats brownies then thats not really covered by the "having your own opinion" clause.

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#18 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

He's kind of right, though. The gaming press have been beating the fuck out of Gearbox and this game with relish over the past week. The game isn't good (I'd call it "okay"), but there comes a point where it stops being criticism and it just devolves into mean spirited bullshit. We hit that point a few days ago.

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#19 Posted by Funkydupe (3604 posts) -

@oldirtybearon: I'd say Gearbox/Pitchford deserves a "Welcome back to Earth" after those PR speeches about respect, loving the IP, doing it justice, catering to fans and all of that. Sometimes people reap what they sow and this is one of those instances. I do agree that I hope more crap doesn't come up about them now, it is bad enough as is.

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#20 Posted by Animasta (14898 posts) -

He's kind of right, though. The gaming press have been beating the fuck out of Gearbox and this game with relish over the past week. The game isn't good (I'd call it "okay"), but there comes a point where it stops being criticism and it just devolves into mean spirited bullshit. We hit that point a few days ago.

I dunno, that demo/final product comparison is kind of... really really bad. like lying to consumers bad.

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#21 Posted by GERALTITUDE (5582 posts) -

@beaker said:

If he genuinely likes it then good for him.

My thoughts.

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#22 Edited by owl_of_minerva (1485 posts) -

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a terrible game. However, the criticisms levelled at A:CM should also be levelled at many other poor to mediocre AAA titles that are given a free pass; to that extent the "mob-mentality lynching" comment is justified. The Aliens game is just a convenient scapegoat so that vg journalists will acquire a semblance of integrity before resuming business as usual.

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#23 Posted by CornBREDX (7170 posts) -

Whats weird about this is I went to twitter to read that and got caught in reading about much more petty internet drama from a super minor internet celebrity yet again.

This is why I don't care.

George has the right to his opinion and is known for stating it bluntly. I can only base my opinion of this game based on what I've seen, but it's pretty clear the finished game is not what all the people that got on the hype train were waiting for. In general it looks like a pretty generic game, boring and repetitive with spots of interesting ideas, but does nothing to further games innovation or even to uphold it's own canon. I'd probably like it ironically.

I kind of feel George is out of touch, sometimes, when it comes to games in general, though. That's why I love him, and why he probably shouldn't ever make a game again. That and his ego seems to make development for a certain game take way to long to make.

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#24 Posted by colonelpopcorn (1983 posts) -

@animasta: At some point you just start a class-action lawsuit and move on, though. Oh wait, they put something in some EULA somewhere about that not being possible.

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#25 Posted by PhilipDuck (646 posts) -

Good for him if he honestly enjoys playing the game.. I have put off buying it due to the comments it received. I may pick it up when it has a massive discount...

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#26 Posted by Ramone (3080 posts) -

Great. More power to him. Although saying the press were "wrong", even if it is in his opinion, is stupid. In my opinion.

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#27 Posted by Optix12 (677 posts) -

@philipduck: Honestly that probably wont take long, I have already seen discounts happening from last Friday. I bet a used copy would be easy to get by within a week or two.

To me if a game is really as bad as critics are saying then it really should get pointed to consumers that there are better games out there. Il play my brothers copy when he is done with it, he started super excited and I asked him yesterday how long does he have left, he knows its 1 mission and he still doesn't want to finish it. Guess this goes in favour of Jeff stating that pre-orders are dumb. In regards to George, its Twitter, all I see from that service is twitter wars, people getting called out and unable to respond properly due to their character limit.

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#28 Posted by triple07 (1255 posts) -

So negative critical reaction to a video game=lynching?

Okay...

To be fair some sites seem to be jumping on the bandwagon of hating this game. Not saying it doesn't deserve bad reviews, haven't played it so I don't know but still.

Although it is a bit weird because of his relationship with Gearbox.

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#29 Edited by DonPixel (2830 posts) -

George Broussard is a man child buffoon of the same breed randy pitchford is. they are anachronistic relics of the 90s dev mindset, bro.

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#30 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@dagbiker said:

I have not read his comment, nor do i intend to, but I will comment as though I have.

Whatever.

What I was going to do.

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