Atwa's forum posts

#1 Posted by Atwa (638 posts) -

Work in progress, still have a few games I absolutely have to play before completing this list (Transistor, Alien Isolation to name a couple), the ones I put one are almost guaranteed though and I am probably decided on my #1.

#2 Posted by Atwa (638 posts) -

If you like warriors style games, get Hyrule Warriors.

Its incredible if you like the style of game it is.

Also Wonderful 101 is criminally underrated, the depth there is massive, still new combos and combo videos are released. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is one of the best 2d platformers ever made.

#3 Posted by Atwa (638 posts) -

Lots of good to me Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Smash and Mario Kart 8 alone is enough to make a great year for me.

Spent 50+ hours on each.

#4 Edited by Atwa (638 posts) -

I don't see the issue? You can match with people that have bought it. What is the alternative here? Letting people race on tracks they didn't buy? That is insanity, no map pack is treated like that in any game, Call of Duty and Battlefield is exactly the same.

Yeah, the characters and karts should probably be usable when playing with people that didn't buy it but make no mistake, these are map packs first and foremost. The rest are basically cosmetic bonuses.

#5 Posted by Atwa (638 posts) -

Cause DICE is doing Battlefront in 2015, they don't really get that much time for 5.

#6 Posted by Atwa (638 posts) -

Its funny how Patrick only acknowledges people that don't even associate with gamergate to try and fling shit towards it. This guy has nothing to do with gamergate, he is a horrible piece of shit that deserves the worst but trying to tie gamergate into it is beyond ridiculous. You cannot hold a few idiots accountable for an entire movement, it just doesn't make sense on any level and not exclusive to gamergate. Yes, this needs attention and discussion but the end paragraph shows that its only used to further the anti-gamergate agenda.

If you want to talk gamergate, talk to the people that want a civil discussion on radio shows and similar. Offers have been made but shut down every time, instead this is how you treat it? Really?

#7 Posted by Atwa (638 posts) -

@atwa said:

Is there a problem with you guys hanging out, making friends and hanging out with game developers when a lot of your work directly is meant to influence readers purchasing decisions. I am not saying that you can't make friends with game developers, it often makes for great content. But then I hear glowing talk about their products, which sometimes can be justified, it just kinda makes me wonder. There has to be a certain bias when talking about products that good friends of yours create?

Does games journalism need more disclosure to inform your audience exactly of the strong relationships a lot of media and game developers have?

I mean, we try to do that at Giant Bomb all the time. Not reviewing Bastion, for example. Being part of the games press is a very weird business, and one that we try to come at honestly by telling the reader what's up. There are lots of gray areas in this business, and we hope by letting the reader know about them, they'll trust our judgement or go to another site/writer that fits what they're looking for. That's fine.

The Bastion example has come up a lot in all of this, but really that is as far as it goes when it comes to Giantbomb. You have plenty of other friends that hang out and that are featured on the site on a regular basis that don't get that clear journalistic disclosure that Bastion did.

I kinda feel like trust issues arise when I listen to you guys these days, since I have seen how close you are with some of the people creating the games. Its not a criticism to you guys alone but I just feel it harder and harder to genuinely pay attention to games press, which is wrong and I wish it wasn't so.

I respect the Bastion thing a whole lot, but when will you front with such apparent disclosure again, if ever?

#8 Edited by Atwa (638 posts) -

Is there a problem with you guys hanging out, making friends and hanging out with game developers when a lot of your work directly is meant to influence readers purchasing decisions. I am not saying that you can't make friends with game developers, it often makes for great content. But then I hear glowing talk about their products, which sometimes can be justified, it just kinda makes me wonder. There has to be a certain bias when talking about products that good friends of yours create?

Does games journalism need more disclosure to inform your audience of the strong relationships a lot of media and game developers have?

#10 Posted by Atwa (638 posts) -

Wait, so if I received the games they gave out before, does that mean I can OR can't get these?