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#51 Posted by cooljammer00 (2043 posts) -

I thought the same thing about Guacamelee when I heard about it. I'm not Mexican, so it's more "is this offensive?" than it was "is this offensive to me?".

From what I understand, though, the development staff has Mexican people on it and it is a wholly respectful game that reveres luchador tradition. I'd like to give Drinkbox the benefit of the doubt.

#52 Posted by patrickklepek (2212 posts) -

Not sure what caused some weird link swaps in this week's edition. They should all be fixed.

#53 Edited by cooljammer00 (2043 posts) -

In Verbis Virtus sounds REALLY silly, because requiring microphone commands in games has worked so great before. In Binary Domain it could be ignored, but in something like Lifeline it could not.

#54 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -

The old woman oculus rift video was easily one of the most genuinely cute things I have seen in a long time.

#55 Posted by EchoEcho (837 posts) -

Weird. I just watched all of that dude's acapella videos two nights ago.

#56 Posted by Akeldama (4257 posts) -

@patrickklepek Not to be that dick, but I don't know we can call the events in Boston a massacre.

#57 Posted by oueddy (59 posts) -

There's a super-secret ending to Safety Instructions if you cheat. If anyone is having trouble with the nightmare mode, here's the autoit/autohotkey code for all the phrases so you can just press '=' to cheat your way through

http://pastebin.com/hbjZEvtv

Funny little game, but infuriating if you don't have a US keyboard due to the placement of the ' key!

#58 Posted by dudeglove (8273 posts) -

@patrickklepek I should point out that Robin Yang is actually Robert Yang. Unless I'm missing something.

You're perfectly right to.

C'mon Klepek, this isn't the first time there's been some glaring errors in your articles. I know you guys are super busy n'all, but is it really a bit too much to ask that you get someone to edit your material before it's copy?

#59 Edited by Silver-Streak (1382 posts) -

@akeldama: Massacre: "An indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people"

Also, the Boston Massacre of history had less than 10 deaths. So yes, I think this could be called a massacre.

#60 Posted by Winternet (8053 posts) -

I know I'm not from an English-speaking country, but "This whole conversation started with designer Raph Koster wrote a letter to Leigh Alexander." seems wrong.

#61 Edited by Greenshoes (297 posts) -

There was a an oculus developer at my college yesterday, that stuff was pretty cool.

#62 Edited by happymeowmeow (214 posts) -

While I was reading that thread about the copyright troll I noticed phisheep was banned recently, some kind of threating or sounding like blackmailey post, hard to say because the posts he was banned for were deleted. Strange twist on a strange story.

#63 Posted by NoelVeiga (1115 posts) -

@danm_999 said:
@freedomtown said:

Can I read any of your articles without having to wade through the shit of racism or feminism? There is more the journalism then stirring the pot constantly. Hell I guess I'm in the minority here, I suppose people these days like to get all riled up about shit.

What wading? What constant pot stirring? Of the like 30 things here, only two are even tangentially related to a discussion of racism and/or sexism. Why do you seem so horrified Patrick would dare mention what's being discussed on the internet recently in an article designed to summarise what's being discussed on the internet recently?

There is somebody that definitely likes to get riled up for no reason here, but I think it might be the person you see in the mirror.

Thiiiiiiiis so much.

I am amazed at the people that request content they aren't interested in to be removed from the site. In these cases I can only extrapolate a self-indulgent "I don't want to be confronted with my failures or challenged about my opinions" approach. It's not just choosing to ignore content, which is extremely easy, it's getting feelings and thoughts and shit and not knowing what to do with them.

... which of course is why those articles need to keep happening.

Also, the way Jaffe addressed Alexander in his blog post was shitty, but the amount of douche used in retaliation immediately convinced me that I have no side I like in that feud. As for the idea Jaffe was presenting... yeah, I see why people in the business disliked it. It DID come across as a bit patronizing (if only somebody had the brilliant idea to fund a journalist with no strings attached, imagine how shocking and new that'd be!).

I mean, newsflash, a TON of people already operate that way, from those in media where sales and editorial are properly separated to people who have been successfully kickstarted already to do just that (Penny Arcade!) to people who do a mix of both (Giant Fucking Bomb, guys). Games journalism has some issues, but they certainly won't get magicked away by throwing money at a few guys.

That said, I am SO behind Jaffe on the sense of entitlement thing. He was spot-on about all of it and the Jaffe-tastic amounts of cursing drove the point home beautifully. The selective blindness of some up-and-comers or just outright outsiders about why they are where they are and the big names are big isn't just a bit annoying, but it's self-destructive for the guys not cleaning up their act because they think they are not responsible for their own shortcomings.

So help me out here, after this rant am I agreeing with everyone or disagreeing with everyone? I'm a bit unclear on that.

#64 Posted by TruthTellah (9471 posts) -

So help me out here, after this rant am I agreeing with everyone or disagreeing with everyone? I'm a bit unclear on that.

You're clearly not agreeing with -everyone-, but you're generally agreeing with most folks around here. As far as content goes, I'd agree with the sentiment you're expressing(more content, let people like or dislike what they want to), and speaking for most people(because why not?), I'd say that's a relatively common feeling when it comes to Giant Bomb.

Hope that's relatively clear!

#65 Edited by Parsnip (1116 posts) -

SmoothMcGroove gets recognition, and suddenly all is right in the world.

#66 Posted by Parsnip (1116 posts) -

Also, Jaffe is great.

#68 Posted by dropabombonit (1492 posts) -

That ladder video near brought a tear to my eye. I have such nostalgic love for MGS3 and I will fight anyone who says that the ladder climb is not the best moment in that game

#69 Edited by Coldman (61 posts) -

Glad to see Pietpiet's Sonic remix album getting some love! Everyone should give Track 8 a listen ("Faster than a Speeding Ballad", based on Sonic 2006's Radical Chase level (yeah yeah I know, I know)). Falk is kind of a hero amongst the Sonic fan community- he contributed to the Sonic Generations Unleashed Project, as well as the superb fan game Before the Sequel.

Also, screw Nightmare Difficulty. No-one can type that fast.

#70 Posted by Moncole (636 posts) -

I don't know if you read my tweet but you should look up Chess The Gathering by Misfit Addict. It's chess combined with Magic the Gathering and its very cool but its currently in pre alpha.

#71 Edited by Graham_Nix (109 posts) -

@oueddy said:

There's a super-secret ending to Safety Instructions if you cheat. If anyone is having trouble with the nightmare mode, here's the autoit/autohotkey code for all the phrases so you can just press '=' to cheat your way through

http://pastebin.com/hbjZEvtv

Funny little game, but infuriating if you don't have a US keyboard due to the placement of the ' key!

Can someone please explain to me how to use this?

#72 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1297 posts) -

the Drinkbox article was great

#73 Posted by Actinium (7 posts) -

I cannot type fast enough to complete nightmare mode of safety instructions

#74 Edited by fiberpay (282 posts) -

@chromule said:

@fiberpay said:

@freedomtown said:

Can I read any of your articles without having to wade through the shit of racism or feminism? There is more the journalism then stirring the pot constantly. Hell I guess I'm in the minority here, I suppose people these days like to get all riled up about shit.

Of course you can't it's a Patrick article. I've learned not to read anything but the "You should play this" part.

oh no white adult males just want to ignore all the bad stuff in the world abloo

Sorry I actually go to credible news sources for serious discussion and information regarding those subjects. I don't come to a game site to hear about it from some "game journalist".

#75 Posted by zoozilla (984 posts) -

@mcghee said:

Love that video of the grandma using the Oculus Rift. Made me a little teary eyed, actually. Gives me hope that I can be that old one day and still have new experiences and be excited about the world.

Yeah, that video is amazing. Kind of makes me wonder if the Oculus Rift really is the future of entertainment. If it gets grandma on board, it can get everyone on board.

#78 Posted by danm_999 (80 posts) -

@fiberpay said:

@chromule said:

@fiberpay said:

@freedomtown said:

Can I read any of your articles without having to wade through the shit of racism or feminism? There is more the journalism then stirring the pot constantly. Hell I guess I'm in the minority here, I suppose people these days like to get all riled up about shit.

Of course you can't it's a Patrick article. I've learned not to read anything but the "You should play this" part.

oh no white adult males just want to ignore all the bad stuff in the world abloo

Sorry I actually go to credible news sources for serious discussion and information regarding those subjects. I don't come to a game site to hear about it from some "game journalist".

Yes most credible media sources and non-game journalists do such a wonderful job examining those contentious issues in relation to video games.

After all, they've always played the games they discuss, and so talk about them in a way that's both accurate and in full context. They don't have the mindset games are for kids and have no inherit value, and don't jump to blame video games for tragedies.

Who can forget the wonderful coverage of Sandy Hook, where huge media outlets like CNN pointed out prominently that the shooter played Call of Duty? Or when Fox News had a segment where they called Mass Effect "Luke Skywalker meets Debbie Does Dallas". Or when a CNN op-ed called men "pathetic" compared to women and boys because they play more video games. Or the Telegraph called video games an addiction that leads to mental illness.

Yep, you sure are right. When I want a serious discussion about racism, sexism and basically any contentious issues in video gaming, I go straight to these credible mediums and these wonderful journalists that are fighting tooth and nail to stay relevant in the face of the increasingly digital and specialised news world. They're bound to tell me what's what.

#81 Posted by Raye (45 posts) -

They all look like super interesting reads, Patrick. Looking forward to diving into these!

#82 Posted by BombKareshi (979 posts) -

There's maybe one good track on that Sonic remix album.

The rest is a dime a dozen.

#83 Posted by danm_999 (80 posts) -

@fiberpay said:

Yea because Patrick always played the games he discusses and talks about them in a way that's both accurate and in full context. He never shows both sides of a story and just jumps on the P.C. side, he's a shitty journalist at best and a scared journalist at worst.

So I assume you can prove all those things wrong, right? Did the shooter at Sandy Hook play COD? Do video games lead to addiction that leads to mental illness? Prove them wrong.

I can't help but notice you do exactly what you say those news sources do. You automatically assume i'm talking about CNN and Fox, lol gtfo.

Patrick doesn't render an opinion though, he simply creates a list of what's being said about video games on the internet. For some reason, people like yourself take that for an endorsement of what's being said and froth uncontrollably over an alleged P.C agenda.

How dare Patrick link an article written this week on the role of women protagonists in video games in an article designed to summarise what's being said on the internet about video games. He must be pushing a P.C agenda! Clearly he must agree with everything listed here, even though some things he links contradicts over things!

And if you want me to not assume you're talking about CNN or Fox or the Telegraph or the mainstream media, how about actually list wtf you're talking about when you mention 'credible news sources'.

#84 Posted by ch3burashka (5245 posts) -

That ladder video is very touching.

Fun fact - I played through MGS3 the first time with audio off, podcasts on. Had no clue why the hell I was crawling up a ladder for 3 minutes. Made waaay more sense the second time around.

#85 Edited by fiberpay (282 posts) -

@danm_999: If you don't think what Patrick publishes is backing his opinion then there is no more reason for me to talk to you. Clearly you, like Patrick, can only see one side of things. Get back to me when you open your eyes and can talk about subjects without your blinders on. Just look at his sexism articles they are all completely one sided, that's something a shitty/scared journalist does. A real journalist gets the same amount of people from both sides of a scenario and lets both tell their side. He's just scared and pushes the P.C. agenda because it is easier than showing both sides.

#86 Edited by Nate (705 posts) -

I can't stop watching Smooth McGroove a capella videos. Thanks for that, Patrick. Dude is AMAZING.

#87 Edited by Nettacki (1320 posts) -

@fiberpay: Just last week he posted an article that's against the #1reasonwhy campaign that he supports. That was an article that disagrees with many of his points, yet he posted the link up there anyway. Thus disproving your argument that Patrick only sees one side of the argument.

#88 Posted by fuzzypumpkin (389 posts) -

I just saw Smooth McGroove for the first time like 2 days ago and he is incredible. Also, MGS3 is one of my all time favorite games and that scene is one of my favorites from that game. I don't know what that says about the game or myself that climbing a ladder for upwards of 2 minutes struck such a cord with me.

#89 Edited by fiberpay (282 posts) -

@nettacki: If it's the one i'm thinking of, that was not actually against it. If it was, which I don't think it was, that is just one small link compared to the time he rounded up a bunch of people to back his opinions about that Dead Island bust. Points still stands, he is a shitty journalist. He needs to go make a blog or stop calling himself a journalist if he cannot show both sides of a topic. Make no mistake I am not saying he is wrong, I am saying he is a bad journalist who cannot be neutral.

#90 Edited by Nettacki (1320 posts) -

@fiberpay: Upon closer examination, you're sorta right. The article was not entirely against #1reasonwhy as an idea, but rather how certain people use it to further their own agendas and point out things that aren't actually sexist. And I wouldn't go as far as call Patrick a "shitty" journalist, but yeah, he's got room for improvement. He claims that he doesn't need to cover the other side in his article because people in the comments section did it for him by expressing their informed opinions.

#91 Posted by Tesla (1944 posts) -

That Metal Gear ladder tribute was perfectly sincere without taking itself too seriously. They truly captured the spirit of the game.

#93 Posted by Sabata (825 posts) -

Haha, "Kleepeck"