I am so excited for him to be named the writer. I am even more excited to see who gets the standalone film treatment.
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I agree, the Mass Effect series was by-far by favorite series for the last generation. I enjoyed everything about them, except maybe ME3's ending, but whatever. The games and universe BioWare created were something special that roped me in.
I agree with some of your points, the flow of content on Giant Bomb has really slowed the for the past year, but I believe that for certain reason that is why. I have told several friends that Giant Bomb (the site) feels stale, but every week I listen to the podcast and enjoy it tremendously. The personalities behind the site are still strong, they just need more hands to help them produce the content they are all extremely capable of doing.
And as for a subscription-wall, I think it is fine. I was a premium subscriber for over two years and enjoyed the content and believed that supporting this site was well worth the money. While I am not a subscriber anymore, I still think it is a valuable option to help these guys out. They are trying to build a new business model, and I believe Jeff when he says its the way of the future, not ads.
I think they same could be said for any type of media or journalism. Some writers are going to push an agenda, because they can and want to. In the realm of politics and media that is exactly the case. A journalist has the ability to destroy a candidate, take for example in 2008 when Katie Couric interviewed Sarah Palin. The interview made Palin look like a complete moron. Well, now that is the case. It just highlighted how ill-prepared she was as a candidate, but Couric was attacked for how she interviewed Palin.
Sadly, a lot of jobs are like this. I am political science major and trying to find a job in a government office or on a campaign boils down to, "Well know so-and-so and you will get the job." Having connections is half the battle and people are more likely to hire people they know and trust, it's just a sick part of the real world.
Adam gave really good opinions and reviews. It's a shame that people always attacked him for his views. I wonder if that all the negative feedback drove him away from games criticism as a whole.