#1 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -
#2 Posted by InfamousBIG (3227 posts) -

No real opinion, but I'll choose D, cuz that's about all I know about Destructoid.

#3 Posted by zaglis (910 posts) -

A joke

#4 Edited by FourWude (2245 posts) -

I'm confused when it comes to Destructoid. Just when you think they're posting informative articles and getting along nicely, there'll be a nice, big, fat piece of flamebait just around the corner deliberately placed just to bring the trolls out from under the bridge and of course the viewer clicks.

So opinions, what do you think of it.

#5 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6201 posts) -

I don't really care for it anymore.

#6 Posted by Yummylee (22568 posts) -

Meh, blah, blarg,

#7 Posted by DeathbyYeti (767 posts) -

Done with it
All the decent people are gone.
Jim is okay but too much trolling most the time

#8 Posted by Animasta (14725 posts) -

Destructoid would be an actual OK Kotaku if Sterling wasn't there.

#9 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -

Where is the "Sucks" option?

#10 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" Where is the "Sucks" option? "
Trolls paradise, or the Jim option, since he seems to be most of the 'suck' associated with it.
#11 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

I actually like a lot of the content Jim writes, though he can be a bit too aggressive when getting his point across. No, he's not a troll, he has an opinion like the rest of you. The rest of the site as a whole is decent as well. Samit should post more of his sports stuff, but he's an enjoyable read. Same goes for Jonathan Holmes and his Nintendo coverage. The community is eh...they seem too much like a clique in high school who only lets certain people that conform to their views in. At least Giant Bomb is more open arms to new members.

#12 Posted by Weltal (2276 posts) -

I enjoy what they do, for the most part.
 
Their new layout is a fucking train wreck though so I haven't gone there recently.

#13 Posted by Rockanomics (1150 posts) -

I loved Podtoid when it was on, I don't look at the site much anymore though.

#14 Posted by Oldirtybearon (4890 posts) -

I liked Destructoid at one point, and then Anthony Burch left to work for Gearbox.

#15 Posted by YoctoYotta (541 posts) -

I'm not a fan of the sensationalism Sterling tries to stir up, or when he tries to be "pissed off guy" on camera, but I do really like his reviews a lot.

#16 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

 I don't read the site but I know one of the writers from IRL, and he's a pretty cool guy.

#17 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -
@GlenTennis said:
"  I don't read the site but I know one of the writers from IRL, and he's a pretty cool guy. "
Which one?
#18 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -
@FourWude: Max Scoville.
#19 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3489 posts) -

I haven't visited the site before, so I don't really have an opinion^^

#20 Posted by PixelPrinny (1050 posts) -

I don't mind it. *shrugs*

#21 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4821 posts) -
@Ace829 said:
" I actually like a lot of the content Jim writes, though he can be a bit too aggressive when getting his point across. No, he's not a troll, he has an opinion like the rest of you. The rest of the site as a whole is decent as well. Samit should post more of his sports stuff, but he's an enjoyable read. Same goes for Jonathan Holmes and his Nintendo coverage. The community is eh...they seem too much like a clique in high school who only lets certain people that conform to their views in. At least Giant Bomb is more open arms to new members. "
Well said. Jim, more often than not, makes some really good points no matter what he does. I don't think he's God's gift to gaming 'journalism' or anything, but he does his job well. 
 
I don't really understand much of the hate they get, as I feel most of the content they put out is well done, but that's just me.
 
I might have to disagree with you on the whole community thing. I can't speak for everyone there, but a lot of the community members are extremely cool. There are obviously a few bad seeds here and there, but that's to be expected. The Giant Bomb community is no different.
#22 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8607 posts) -

E.
 
I don't much like the lay out, way too busy, but I don't care much otherwise.

#23 Posted by JonathanMoore (1858 posts) -
@KingWilly said:
" I liked Destructoid at one point, and then Anthony Burch left to work for Gearbox. "
This. 
 
I will watch, listen to or play anything he does.
#24 Posted by Jambones (1696 posts) -
@ThePhantomnaut said:
" I don't really care for it anymore. "
Yeah, same here. I went there frequently as there was usually something interesting posted, but I just haven't been there in ages for some reason. 
#25 Posted by SuperSambo (2885 posts) -

The really fat guy put me off with all those videos of him just being a dick and failing to be funny.

#26 Posted by Ben99 (1135 posts) -

First time I heard about it .

#27 Posted by smudo (150 posts) -
@DeathbyYeti said:
" Done with it All the decent people are gone. Jim is okay but too much trolling most the time "
#28 Posted by Cincaid (2959 posts) -
@Ben99 said:
" First time I heard about it . "
#29 Edited by stafax (283 posts) -

I use to visit Destructoid regular, and listening to Podtoid weekly. I liked the "casual" environment they had at the site. But after a year or two of visiting there, I just got sick of it. The big difference between Giant Bomb's casual and Destructoid's casual, is that GB knows how to act with a certain level of professionalism at the same time. Dtoid just acts like a punch of little kids and trolls. You go to GB for a news article, and the headline would be something along the lines of "Kratos officially in Mortal Kombat for PS3", but an article in Dtoid on the same subject would be titled "Kratos in MK! OMG JIZZ!!!!" which just makes them look immature. Also, Podtoid is a train wreck. I thought it was funny at first, how they would make fun of each other, but week after week, they would practically bully the same guy for liking sports games, yet everyone else on the cast are all 1-dimensional characters as well who always had the same responses, and they would eventually talk about how amazing Half Life 2 is, and praise how Valve are the best developers ever. It just got sickening. And the worst of them is Jim Sterling. He has all this little fanboys all because he says the c-word, and he would make obvious troll article and obvious troll reviews. What did he give Assassin's Creed 2? Something like a 4.5? It was obvious flame bait and their site got tons of hits due to it. And don't try to justify his review score, because he gave Dynasty Warriors an 8.5.  I fully agree with Jeff's philosophy on game reviews. They should be factual, like reviewing a car, describe what the game is about and how well it runs.  Dtoid's review were all opinion based and biased.

#30 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Destructoid, while occasionally useful, is a pretty terrible website.

#31 Posted by TooWalrus (13257 posts) -

They're OK, don't go there much.

#32 Edited by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

The world is filled with idiots that I don't want anything to do with, as proven by the number of die-hard haters Jim Sterling has.
 
That's right, I think I formed that sentence correctly. I'm pro Sterling.
 
...literally the only person in the world who is pro Sterling.

#33 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

it's a troll place to go.

#34 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

Trolls paradise. 
 
Not a terribly bad site. I just don't venture there or care whatever controversial points Jim Sterling brings up in his trolls and when Giantbomb users take the bait and start screaming from the top of their lungs.

#35 Posted by RE_Player1 (7526 posts) -

I only go to Giantbomb so I don't even know what Destructoid is. The only other website I go to just to see the headlines, because their articles and opinions are god awful, is ign. 

#36 Posted by FourWude (2245 posts) -

Moar opinions.

#37 Posted by amir90 (2178 posts) -

I searched for Vanquish review and found this site, with Jim Sterling.
After that I kept reading his reviews just to see the comments.
SO I guess trolls paradise?

#38 Posted by Valkyr (669 posts) -

If you don't pay attention to Jim's stupidly high or low reviews and concentrate in ginger girls talking about games then it can be a pretty good site