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#1 Edited by boatorious (68 posts) -

After bringing in Dan it's been the second best thing that's happened to the bombcast recently. Still miss Vinny and Patrick though. Probably won't happen but it would be great if they came into town for GOTY discussions. Would love to hear Vinny and Dan on the same podcast.

Jeff is so much funnier now because he gets to react to the news. Brad reprimands Dan when Dan says horrible things. And when Brad tries to halt a conversation prematurely it seems like Jeff just keeps talking, which is as it should be.

I think it's been a great, great change.

#2 Edited by boatorious (68 posts) -

That's an "expansion"? Jesus. WoW gets more than that in free, post-expansion updates.

And by the time you get that "free" patch you've paid 80 bucks in subscription fees ...

#3 Posted by boatorious (68 posts) -

@slndr said:

My conclusions as 2014 comes to a close.

Man, Destiny 2 and Titanfall 2 will both be some solid games.

Actually, the news today made me think that I now have no interest in Destiny 2. Why buy a game and run the risk of being surprised by intentionally-crippled DLC?

#4 Posted by boatorious (68 posts) -

GT: Boatorious

Still just 23 right now, looking for low level weekly heroic buddies :)

#5 Posted by boatorious (68 posts) -

So sad to hear this Jeff. My thoughts are with you and your family.

#6 Posted by boatorious (68 posts) -

I just hit level 20 (I'm 21 now) -- what do you think I should focus on to get gear? Last night I went to the Cosmodrome and ran around and did public quests and got 20-25 vanguard marks in 2 or 3 hours. It was fun but I wonder if I'm doing the wrong thing.

#7 Posted by boatorious (68 posts) -

tag is Boatorious

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Just playing Destiny, for now.

#8 Posted by boatorious (68 posts) -

Congratulations Vinny! You should've named her Minnie, how cool would that have been?

#9 Posted by boatorious (68 posts) -

I think what the journalist is supporting matters.

It's OK for a game journalist to put money down for a kickstarter for a video game. It's no different than pre-ordering or buying a game, which is an integral part of covering games! (Although obviously there's a difference between using kickstarter to pre-order the game, and using kickstarter to donate 5k so you can go meet the creators. The latter shouldn't prevent reporting on the project, but it should be disclosed.)

It's a little more questionable when a game journalist decides to support someone who sees themselves as an "activist" in the game realm. Reporting on said activist raises even more questions.

Now, I'm sure that Ben Kuchera would support Zoe Quinn's political goals, whether or not he supported her on Patreon. But when another feminist group shows up, and you don't report on them because Zoe Quinn doesn't like them, and you are simultaneously supporting Zoe Quinn (the person, not the cause) -- that raises all sorts of red flags to me.

#10 Edited by boatorious (68 posts) -

@vierastalo said:

Congratulations! You should totally name your second kid Maximus.

That would be overkill when his first kid is already named Maximum.

Though that does make you think ... Overkill Caravella has a certain ring to it. And it could be either a girl or boy's name! You'd call them Ovie for short. When they heard "Overkill" they'd know either it was a teacher or they were in big trouble.