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#1 Posted by SuperPickle (28 posts) -
#2 Posted by LikeaSsur (1486 posts) -

Well....I hated the Xbox when it came out too....maybe I'm a parallel universe version of Jeff?!

#3 Posted by delorean99947 (225 posts) -

I can't tell if they are serious or if they are joking.

#4 Posted by JJOR64 (18881 posts) -

Fuck that guy. XBOX RULEZ

#5 Posted by Stonyman65 (2566 posts) -

That thread is AMAZING. Thanks for sharing.

#6 Posted by believer258 (11555 posts) -

Well, he's playing video games all day and traveling the globe to see more video games and making a 3-hour podcast every week where he talks about some of the stuff he and his friends have done, along with four other guys who have other friends who do some stuff and, oh yeah, they talk about video games. And get paid for it.

...yeah, I'll bash the Xbox and take some hate for that sort of life.

#7 Posted by FreakAche (2948 posts) -

Just recently, either on this website or on NeoGAF, someone linked a funny thread where people were calling out Jeff Gerstmann as a Tekken and N64 fanboy circa 1998. The internet never changes.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (8382 posts) -

Don't worry. That guy will never go anywhere.

#9 Edited by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Some of the people in that thread are poopy heads.

#10 Posted by CornBREDX (4738 posts) -
@believer258: So you know, i don't know if you noticed (don't feel weird about it) but that thread is from 2002. 
 
Although, I'm sure there's a corner somewhere where people still complain about his reviews- and most other reviewers.  
 
I kind of wish I could find something I wrote on the internet in the 90s just to see what I was reading and writing about on the internet at the time. All I remember is making a crappy geocities website with some of my stories. 
#11 Posted by believer258 (11555 posts) -

@CornBREDX said:

@believer258: So you know, i don't know if you noticed (don't feel weird about it) but that thread is from 2002. Although, I'm sure there's a corner somewhere where people still complain about his reviews- and most other reviewers. I kind of wish I could find something I wrote on the internet in the 90s just to see what I was reading and writing about on the internet at the time. All I remember is making a crappy geocities website with some of my stories.

I know, I was saying that Jeff seems to be in a pretty good position in life all these years later. I don't know about those guys, obviously, but I bet they're not getting paid to play video games.

#12 Posted by Hippie_Genocide (529 posts) -

The comments in that thread are HILARIOUS.

#13 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

mutherfvcker

#14 Posted by ShaggE (6287 posts) -

@CornBREDX said:

Although, I'm sure there's a corner somewhere where people still complain about his reviews- and most other reviewers.

Oh, definitely. There are people who, to this very day, are still pissed about the famous 8.8. Like, death threat pissed. Keep in mind that these people take up physical space, and ostensibly participate in society. Enough S0n1c_H3dg3h9gs to fill a large auditorium, if not more. And that just covers the people that are pissed about this one particular bit of inconsequentia.

This is the world we live in, folks. No wonder cynicism and nihilism seem to be on the rise.

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#15 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2050 posts) -

That son of a bitch. Let's find this Gerstmann person and slam an Xbox on to his head. That'll teach him.

#16 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Man, the "hurr gay" comments in that thread are really fucking depressing, even more than the "hurr someone said something bad about a game on my system of choice, he must be biased!" bullshit.

#17 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (383 posts) -

haha, that was depressing

#18 Posted by Brendan (7663 posts) -

At least the *mercifully* short thread ends on a high note.

#19 Posted by Th3_James (2576 posts) -

All the xbox games he listed were complete shit.

#20 Posted by ThePickle (4152 posts) -

My favorite post:

Gerstmann is without a doubt hatchetman for Sony. Certainly these games aren't the top of the heap by any means, but he severely lowballed them. It's rather suspicious seeing as he gave the abyssmal State of Emergency an 8.5 (a 10 for graphics!), the mediocre Tekken Tag Tournament a 9.6, and the infamous perfect 10 for the PS2 version of the good but not astounding THPS3. I don't know if it's Viagra or what but he seems to get a suspiciously strong tilt whenever a big name PS2 title comes his way...

THPS3 is without a doubt a 10. It's almost an 11.

#21 Posted by MikkaQ (10261 posts) -

Fucking potato chip sandwiches. What kind of monster runs this place!?

#22 Posted by CornBREDX (4738 posts) -

Sorry my internet decided to go out. 
Anywhos, this has now made me start searching my username on google. I actually found a site I used to go to when I played Counter Strike regularly. That was pretty crazy, I totally had forgotten about that. So weird that site even still exists. 
 
@ShaggE: Ya I heard about that. People are crazy though. What ya gonna do haha.  
Oh and just cus I just saw it the other day, I now know where your avatar is from. That movie is weird haha 
 
@believer258: Ah. Yes, very salient point. I think the fact that its an xbox site may something to do with it as well- cliche' fan boyism it seems like. Even the posts that start off fairly casually cant help but devolve into inane insults. Its kind of comical in a way haha

#23 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4239 posts) -

I still think there needs to be a post requirement before users can post threads...

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#24 Posted by VincentVendetta (229 posts) -

I remember I once found a small pamphlet for Xbox games coming soon, and it was just filled with stuff you never heard about (for good reasons) or stuff that just got canned. You know, amazing games like Malice... or Nightcaster... or Kakuto Chojin... or The Lost.

...yeah.

#25 Edited by WalkerD (461 posts) -

That Gerstmann guy is obviously on the take from Sony, he's also trailer trash, and I DID NOT waste my one birthday gift when I asked for an Xbox.

#26 Posted by ADarkMatter (138 posts) -
@BabyChooChoo: I don't see what's wrong with this thread, I think it is pretty funny.
#27 Posted by Jayzilla (2554 posts) -

i totally forgot i started that thread back in the day. thanks for the trip down memory lane. oh boy, was i ever a douche.

#28 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2779 posts) -

Jeff is much wiser now, maybe. Definitely older.

#29 Posted by Portis (1279 posts) -

Funny how things never change.

#30 Posted by Skytylz (4023 posts) -

I love how this stuff will be there forever or at least till it gets shut down. Think about in like 10 years, if Giant Bomb is still around, looking at some of the shit we've done on these boards. Hell, looking back at some of my older posts I think I sound like an idiot and that was less than three years. I like to think I'm a much better poster now a days.

#31 Posted by fRAWRst (236 posts) -

Jeff i love you

#32 Posted by Ben_H (3290 posts) -

Looked those games up, they all look terrible.

#33 Posted by Hunter5024 (5503 posts) -

I loved it when they assumed he was trailer trash because of some dumb segment on Gamespot. Arguing over scores is so stupid, it's a gut feeling about someone's own personal opinion, which is then run through a stupid math formula to determine an arbitrary number. God 5 stars is so much better.

#34 Posted by Getz (2986 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

My favorite post:

Gerstmann is without a doubt hatchetman for Sony. Certainly these games aren't the top of the heap by any means, but he severely lowballed them. It's rather suspicious seeing as he gave the abyssmal State of Emergency an 8.5 (a 10 for graphics!), the mediocre Tekken Tag Tournament a 9.6, and the infamous perfect 10 for the PS2 version of the good but not astounding THPS3. I don't know if it's Viagra or what but he seems to get a suspiciously strong tilt whenever a big name PS2 title comes his way...

THPS3 is without a doubt a 10. It's almost an 11.

Hah, I was just gonna point this one out. CLEARLY a hatchetman for Sony. I heard he fired like 10 people over there.

Also, I thought Jeff hated Tekken Tag?

#35 Posted by Village_Guy (2478 posts) -

@InfiniteGeass said:

That son of a bitch. Let's find this Gerstmann person and slam an Xbox on to his head. That'll teach him.

Wow there, I agree with slamming this Gierztmahn with something, but the Xbox have a warning in the manual that it is dangerous to drop it on someone/something (as the only console to have that in the manual if I remember correctly!), the Death Star would be safer to drop on him for all involved.

#36 Posted by ajamafalous (11793 posts) -

That guy's avatar is two safes fucking.

#37 Posted by Xymox (2052 posts) -

Who doesn't remember Gunvalkyrie. Now there's a high profile title if there ever was one. If they had bothered to actually read the first sentance of the review -> "Gunvalkyrie is almost a good game, and it won't be surprising to see some people looking past the game's problems and having some fun with it."... Instead of becoming butthurt over a game score (that, actually, looking at what "fair" meant in game review terms on gamespot, kind of fits fairly well with the review.) I love people who look at scores as some kind of final determinator on things, especially when they think a score of 8.0 is the worst thing that ever happened. I mean, how *dare* a professional video game reviewer who's played games almost since the dawn of video games have a different oppinion than me? Needless to say this is an outrage so I must go onto the internet and tell them how absolutely disgusted I am with this and it's quite clear that this reviewer is a fanboy of [insert company you don't like here]. Just look at my proof, the user score! ... and at the same time fail to understand how user score was handled and how easy it was to hand out 1's and 10's to games that had a) not even been released yet and b) that you never even played. I would personally like to move away from score/star systems in general and figure out a better way of doing it.

#38 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

When the OG Xbox came out, I was like, Fuck the Xbox I'm sticking with my PS2. Stuck it out until the end with my PS2. Barley bought an Xbox 360 like 3 years ago. In other words PS2 > Xbox.

#39 Posted by upwarDBound (654 posts) -

Wreckless was a good rent. Never played the others.

#40 Posted by ThePickle (4152 posts) -

@Getz said:

@ThePickle said:

My favorite post:

Gerstmann is without a doubt hatchetman for Sony. Certainly these games aren't the top of the heap by any means, but he severely lowballed them. It's rather suspicious seeing as he gave the abyssmal State of Emergency an 8.5 (a 10 for graphics!), the mediocre Tekken Tag Tournament a 9.6, and the infamous perfect 10 for the PS2 version of the good but not astounding THPS3. I don't know if it's Viagra or what but he seems to get a suspiciously strong tilt whenever a big name PS2 title comes his way...

THPS3 is without a doubt a 10. It's almost an 11.

Hah, I was just gonna point this one out. CLEARLY a hatchetman for Sony. I heard he fired like 10 people over there.

Also, I thought Jeff hated Tekken Tag?

I think Ryan hates Tekken Tag.

#41 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

He also hates anime fans
  

#42 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

"Gerstmann is without a doubt hatchetman for Sony."

My new favourite sentence.

#43 Posted by FifiChiaPet (39 posts) -

@Jayzilla said:

i totally forgot i started that thread back in the day. thanks for the trip down memory lane. oh boy, was i ever a douche.

If you were Jayzilla909, I might believe you.

#44 Posted by Serpentenema (215 posts) -

@Tylea002 said:

"Gerstmann is without a doubt hatchetman for Sony."

My new favourite sentence.

Woop Woop, reppin' the sony hatchets

#45 Posted by Demoskinos (14510 posts) -

My favorite part is where he complains about the 6.8 score by saying "Oh yeah, its much better I would have given it a 7.3" Like, what? No. Seriously. WHAT? *facepalm*

#46 Posted by Shaunage (677 posts) -

Wreckless was never anywhere near that good. I really hated that game.

#47 Posted by mbr2 (558 posts) -

SUCKBOX! CRAPBOX!

#48 Posted by Heltom92 (698 posts) -

Shit the internet hasn't really changed at all in the last 10 years has it?

#49 Posted by dungbootle (2454 posts) -

God 2002 was dull

#50 Edited by NTM (7233 posts) -

Ha ha, damn, they were bashing him. This was from 2002? Goodness, I was in seventh grade then.