this guy is a bragger
Yes, Kinect Will Be Useable While You're Sitting
it's pretty funny seeing the amount of people who misinterpret his "gym two or three days a week" thing as something serious as opposed to a joke. pretty easy to spot rofl.
i won't be getting kinect any time soon, but i can imagine that nobody will want to have to stand up to navigate through nxe menus, and microsoft didn't really make it that clear whether their statement includes the nxe or not.
" @MAN_FLANNEL said:boom" What kind of tool goes to the gym 3 times a day? You write about videogames, you're not an Olympic wrestler. "Even still Body-builders don't go to the gym 3 times a day. You can't rest each muscle group enough. Ronnie Coleman's Mr Olympia training was 6 days a week (once a day). Must be doing a shit workout if you have to go 3 times. lol "
"I'm amazed at how obvious that joke is, and how many people actually take it seriously. It's funny because he doesn't go to the gym. It's like reviewing a waterskiing game and starting off with "as a dude who professionally waterskiis on the weekends, ..."
it's pretty funny seeing the amount of people who misinterpret his "gym two or three days a week" thing as something serious as opposed to a joke. pretty easy to spot rofl."
@Radar: I think he was referring to all the flak that he gets for his news articles.
That's great in all but i still don't see myself using this thing that much because playing games is a pass time for me and not an active activity. I also workout 3 to 4 days a week and have a job so when i come home and relax, video games is one of the pass times i choose to do. Like most gamers i just want to use it like minority report and move menus without looking for my controller. i don't know if a want to pay 150 for that.
" The sheer number of people who honestly thought he was being serious about the gym thing has made me lose faith in humanity.... "Doesn't matter if he was serious because it's still the does it because he thinks it cool to brag about going to the gym.
If you haven noticed he always talks about his gym (even before giant bomb) so it's not like it's some one time joke.
I'm actually looking forward to standing up to play some video games, without crappy Wii graphics and shitty gameplay.
I just have to be careful since 360 is in my bedroom, which means that if I have to jump for something in the game, naturally everything in my room will shake, (no I'm not fat! lol) and I'd be scared of accidentally causing my discs to scratch while I play.
My main concern (which I still have) was that it would make the navigation and other features fucking annoying if I had to stand up, be recognized by the Kinect, and then wave my arms around to control things. I'd rather just find my controller than mess with a Kinect if their features end up cumbersome.
You aren't going to sit down and play Dance Central or a fitness game. But standing up to use every part of Kinect would make it useless.
" @babblinmule said:Guess it depends on your humour taste - some people quite like the sarcastic humour Brad displays, but to each his own i suppose." The sheer number of people who honestly thought he was being serious about the gym thing has made me lose faith in humanity.... "Doesn't matter if he was serious because it's still the does it because he thinks it cool to brag about going to the gym. If you haven noticed he always talks about his gym (even before giant bomb) so it's not like it's some one time joke. "
I normally don't complain about him. I don't care if "it's not news" or bad jokes (I have defended him in the past). But to someone who does not know about it it leaves a bad first impression. I would be totally fine with it if it wasn't the first thing in the article, because if it was in the end of the article you would already know about his writing style. It's just a bad thing to start with. If this had been the first thing I read from him i would probably avoid to read anything more made by him.
" @gike987: Okay, fair enough. However, I don't think it's supposed to be some kind of conceited thing. It's just an endearing quality. Readers joke to him about it, and he sends it right back. But I can see if you aren't a "fan" how it could come off as being conceited. I don't know, it just seems like people aren't being fair, or to put it more bluntly, rude little rat dicks. Not just about the "work out" thing. On all of his articles he seems to receive a lot of very uncalled for detraction. He doesn't have to be your favorite writer, but I don't understand all the hate. [EDIT] And, no, this isn't "leave Britney alone!". I just think it's a little ridiculous, that's all. "
Actually, I think it would be awesome to throw a grenade in a game by imitating the actually throwing. Or even pulling the pin out by imitating that.
Now I totally want Kinect to be used in first person shooters like this. That desire will pass by tomorrow I'm sure.
" Damn the hate Nicolson's getting is surprising. "No it isn't. You have to be a douche of cartoonish proportions to start a videogame news story by telling people how often you go to the gym.
Hiring Brad N = worst decision ever made by GIant Bomb.
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