I think Nintendo owes Giant Bomb some royalties.

#1 Posted by jehrco (35 posts) -

On the podcast they said that Miiverse is a great new idea that will be put into other consoles in the future. Which I find funny because isn't it just EXACTLY a feature that Giant Bomb has? A forum per game where anyone can say crazy things and it doesn't matter if you've played the game or not?

#2 Posted by Dark (380 posts) -

Last I checked, Giantbomb didn't file a patent for this kind of thing as it would in no logical sense go through. So no.

#3 Posted by Hailinel (24799 posts) -

Nope.

#4 Posted by Milkman (16792 posts) -

In that case, Giant Bomb owes GameFAQs some money too.

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#5 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4351 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

Nope.

#6 Posted by DeF (4889 posts) -

@jehrco said:

It was a joke guys. A bad one seeing as I had to explain it I guess. I just found it funny that it is super similar concept.

you know, forums/message board-type stuff with on the internet are not really a new thing so I don't really see how the obvious similarity would even be noteworthy to you - even in a jokey way.

#7 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Giant Bomb needs to start labelling people who haven't played the game they're discussing.

#8 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@Milkman said:

In that case, Giant Bomb owes GameFAQs some money too.

#9 Posted by jehrco (35 posts) -

Hmm No way to delete a topic. So the shame of being not funny gets to hang around with me.

@LordAndrew said:

Giant Bomb needs to start labelling people who haven't played the game they're discussing.

However this is actually a good idea. Giant Bomb taps into steam, psn, xbl etc It should be possible to be able to automatically flag people when they talk about a game in its forum as having played the game. I don't know if that is worth anything but I think it would be interesting.

#10 Posted by alternate (2706 posts) -

Didn't bulletin boards and then usenet have a similar - one forum per topic deal Nothing new here.

#11 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

@jehrco: Achievement tracking is dead on the new site, actually. It always breaks when Microsoft, Sony and Valve change things, so the feature is being dropped entirely.

#12 Posted by Brendan (7810 posts) -

@jehrco said:

Hmm No way to delete a topic. So the shame of being not funny gets to hang around with me.

@LordAndrew said:

Giant Bomb needs to start labelling people who haven't played the game they're discussing.

However this is actually a good idea. Giant Bomb taps into steam, psn, xbl etc It should be possible to be able to automatically flag people when they talk about a game in its forum as having played the game. I don't know if that is worth anything but I think it would be interesting.

This isn't necessarily accurate. I've tried playing a bunch of games, and grew up playing lengthy sessions of games, I didn't own on machines I did not own.

#13 Posted by jehrco (35 posts) -

It's never going to be 100% accurate because the website doesn't know I played a shit load of karnov in an Ames when I was a kid or that I was addicted to SmashTV in the corner of a smokey pool hall but it would be neat if there was a small icon for played and a slightly different one for played and a rank.

#14 Posted by Hunter5024 (5683 posts) -

@LordAndrew said:

@jehrco: Achievement tracking is dead on the new site, actually. It always breaks when Microsoft, Sony and Valve change things, so the feature is being dropped entirely.

Really? That sucks. I thought it was a pretty unanimously loved feature. The staff talks about getting S ranks all the time.

#15 Posted by jehrco (35 posts) -

It's not their fault. IIRC every time there is a new Xbox experience Microsoft changes to API a little and breaks everything that seeds from it. Probably waiting for the relaunch to be fixed.

#16 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

It's a good feature, but it relies on external data structures and breaks when they change. It can break at any time without notice, and stays that way until someone eventually figures out what's wrong and fixes it.

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