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#1 Posted by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

This is probably not the way to do it even if the intent was genuine. The double edged sword with a community that probably doesn't invite enough visibility from its minority members is that there's some amount of egalitarianism with leaving things as they lie and not bringing it to the front.

Internet is weird.

#2 Edited by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

@getz said:

To be fair, those writers know they're stirring the hornets nest when they write things like that. It's not their place to be surprised given knowledge of the internet's "quirks"

Actually I would argue it's entirely the opposite. In what way is it fair to get an entire hoard of bullshit, for whatever reason, just because you expressed some disappointment in something. I don't care how flippant or whatever the tone of the original thing was, it's inherently exhausting and uphill and bullshit when the internet machine decides to focus its targets. Context plays a part but only so much to excuse being on the other end of the internet being shitty for whatever reason. So even if we know we can do little to change the current state of things, I think we gain nothing by being passe about it.

Personally I think it will be a much more staid response regardless of who they hire because it's happened once already and in general there's a lot of important stuff that has happened since concerning outrage in video games. We might not avoid the mudfight but we likely won't make the same mistakes again in not getting ahead of it. That much I can hope for.

But yeah it's a hard topic because goddamnit I love this website and there's a lot of great people who do too and they help make this place great. It's a shame to see that whether the jerks are on the periphery or not.

#3 Posted by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

I have a weird relationship with my parents not only as the second generation immigrant of the house but one so much younger than my parents. There's kind of a self-expression barrier that makes it difficult to have that come up (even though I owe my parents so much for their love and support) regardless of who it is in the house.

So in a lot of ways I technically do but not nearly as often as I'd like because I wish my parents were altogether closer to who I am.

#4 Edited by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

At every turn when Kojima went back on saying each Metal Gear would be his last, I always suspected there was more of Konami than Kojima in that decision. Now that he's apparently done with the company, maybe we'll finally get an answer.

#5 Posted by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

I'll let Scoops do the scoopsin'

SCOOOPS

#6 Edited by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

Shit, I mean if you're going from more or less exclusively retail games on a 360 to the entirety of PC games since 2006, you've got a LOT of amazing stuff out there but if you've been following the site closely in those years you should already know about a good bunch. Basically most everything that mattered on XBLA or PSN made its way to PC and you saying you didn't keep up with the digital stuff as much means you're going to have to know because that's a big part of PC gaming now.

But anyway, here's two lists, the first being stuff that wasn't on 360 and the second being non-retail stuff that technically was but I'll put in case you missed it and should play it on PC. The order is pretty slapdash so I wouldn't read too much into it.

  • Civilization V
  • Sam & Max: Season 1, Season 2, and The Devil's Playhouse
  • Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition and Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
  • Machinarium
  • Nelson Tether: Puzzle Agent and Puzzle Agent II
  • Cook, Serve, Delicious!
  • Dungeons of Dredmor
  • Diablo III
  • Starcraft II
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Broken Age
  • Tiny and Big: Grandpa's Leftovers
  • Legend of Grimrock and Legend of Grimrock II
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • VVVVVV
  • The Witcher and The Witcher 2
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
  • Cryostasis
  • Trine and Trine 2
  • Darwinia
  • Audiosurf
  • Transistor
  • The Room
  • Osmos
  • Shatter
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Endless Space
  • World in Conflict
  • World of Goo
  • And Yet It Moves
  • Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing and Icarus Proudbottom's World of Typing Weekly
  • Divekick
  • Surgeon Simulator 2013
  • Super House of Dead Ninjas
  • Antichamber
  • Risk of Rain
  • Don't Starve
  • Nidhogg
  • Sportsfriends
  • Samurai Gunn
  • Luftrausers
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch
  • The Binding of Isaac
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Roundabout
  • Lethal League
  • Hotline Miami
  • Gunpoint
  • The Swapper
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Papers, Please
  • Velvet Sundown
  • Proteus
  • FTL
  • Guacamelee!
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Gone Home
  • Fract: OSC
  • Neverending Nightmares
  • Heavy Bullets
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Fotonica
  • Braid
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Spelunky
  • Iron Brigade
  • Costume Quest and Costume Quest 2
  • Stacking
  • Zeno Clash and Zeno Clash II
  • Bejeweld 3
  • Orcs Must Die! and Orcs Must Die! 2
  • Terraria
  • Bastion
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Torchlight
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Renegade Ops
  • Limbo
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Mount Your Friends
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
#7 Edited by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

Over the years I've noticed that occasionally the culture at large picks certain games out of the lineup at certain times to serve as the platform for a larger criticism about innovation or the like. What it means is that a game that is ultimately no more of an offender than some next to it are disproportionately criticized or given attention in this sense. Often times though it's brought on by being sold under the banner of the next big game and that's what I think fuels the scale of it.

Happened with Watch Dogs last year and while I'm sure it can be a bit harrowing to be on the other end of that, I think it's probably healthy in the long term to have these moments for as arbitrary as it may seem to have that discussion on a larger scale.

#8 Edited by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

Who would I be if I didn't patronize GB fan goodness in kind? Count me in for grabbing a pack. Luckily for you I got some leftover PAX goodies of my own to hand you in exchange.

#9 Edited by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

I'm not going to put too much time and energy into thinking about Law & Order in 2015 but based on the reactions in this thread it seems like it's Law & Order up to it's old embarrassing tricks again. Also there's no poll option for "It's a Lockdown, Baby."

#10 Edited by BaconGames (3728 posts) -

Panel descriptions have been incomplete before for a variety of reasons. Basically all of Giant Bomb that can go is going to PAX East and that's all that you really need to know.