Y'know What Grinds My Gears?

Y'know what grinds my gears? People who are so cynical of the world around them that they can't even trust other human beings. 
 
Specifically some of the haters on Giantbomb in regards to Modern Warfare 2, and even more specifically those that have accused Giantbomb of being payed by Activision for talking about Modern Warfare 2 so much. Checking on some of the comments for the latest "I love Monday" video there are a few comments that bring my piss to a boil, to quote AVGN. 

" Are you guys paid by Activision?  That was pretty over-the-top "

 Yes, because there's no reason why they would talk about a game that is by far the most hyped up and anticipated game of the year. A game that has caused publishers to delay their own games just so they don't have to compete with it. 
 
Why is it that when a reviewer of any importance really likes a game they are immediately accused of lying and being bought out by "Evil Corporations ZOMG?" 
 
Where does this mentality come from? What parent raises their child to be so misanthropic (look it up),  what happened that made an individual suddenly be all rebelious against, what they percieve to be, the "evil overlords" of the world? I would REALLY like to know. 
 
What basis does this person have to suspect that Giantbomb is being payed by Activision to advertise a game? The simple fact that this site is run by Jeff Gertsmann already gives it credibility. Don't believe me? Do I REALLY have to bring up the Gamespot Kane and Lynch review?

I wouldn't say they are paid. It's more likely that Activicion will lift the review embargo a little sooner for "friendly" websites, or something like that. "

And THIS. This is why eight year olds shouldn't have access to the internet. Clearly this person knows nothing about how review embargoes work or how basic advertorial bussiness works either. News flash dood, any  site that has deals with a publisher for releaseing early reviews does so many weeks in advance. That's why Gameinformer had their Dragon Age review up long before anyone else. A publisher is not going to let anyone's review go upearly only if the reviewer plays ball. A legit reviewer wouldn't take that bait even if it was offered in the first place. Because of something called INTEGRITY (look it up!) 
 
That's what it boils down to, these ..."critical" people are so jaded and skeptical that they do not believe that the people around them have integrity, and thus do not believe their fellow man to be anywhere as decent as themselves. These people need to wake up and actually look at others as human beings who have feelings, and emotions and not just as money grubbing pigs.  
 
I'm Brad Bolton, and that grinds my gears.
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Posted by Bones8677

Y'know what grinds my gears? People who are so cynical of the world around them that they can't even trust other human beings. 
 
Specifically some of the haters on Giantbomb in regards to Modern Warfare 2, and even more specifically those that have accused Giantbomb of being payed by Activision for talking about Modern Warfare 2 so much. Checking on some of the comments for the latest "I love Monday" video there are a few comments that bring my piss to a boil, to quote AVGN. 

" Are you guys paid by Activision?  That was pretty over-the-top "

 Yes, because there's no reason why they would talk about a game that is by far the most hyped up and anticipated game of the year. A game that has caused publishers to delay their own games just so they don't have to compete with it. 
 
Why is it that when a reviewer of any importance really likes a game they are immediately accused of lying and being bought out by "Evil Corporations ZOMG?" 
 
Where does this mentality come from? What parent raises their child to be so misanthropic (look it up),  what happened that made an individual suddenly be all rebelious against, what they percieve to be, the "evil overlords" of the world? I would REALLY like to know. 
 
What basis does this person have to suspect that Giantbomb is being payed by Activision to advertise a game? The simple fact that this site is run by Jeff Gertsmann already gives it credibility. Don't believe me? Do I REALLY have to bring up the Gamespot Kane and Lynch review?

I wouldn't say they are paid. It's more likely that Activicion will lift the review embargo a little sooner for "friendly" websites, or something like that. "

And THIS. This is why eight year olds shouldn't have access to the internet. Clearly this person knows nothing about how review embargoes work or how basic advertorial bussiness works either. News flash dood, any  site that has deals with a publisher for releaseing early reviews does so many weeks in advance. That's why Gameinformer had their Dragon Age review up long before anyone else. A publisher is not going to let anyone's review go upearly only if the reviewer plays ball. A legit reviewer wouldn't take that bait even if it was offered in the first place. Because of something called INTEGRITY (look it up!) 
 
That's what it boils down to, these ..."critical" people are so jaded and skeptical that they do not believe that the people around them have integrity, and thus do not believe their fellow man to be anywhere as decent as themselves. These people need to wake up and actually look at others as human beings who have feelings, and emotions and not just as money grubbing pigs.  
 
I'm Brad Bolton, and that grinds my gears.
Posted by lucas_kelly

Yeah, people need to STFU.

Posted by mikethekilla


Kimbo Slice  
Sony 
50 cent  
Soulja boy 
lil mama 
brocoli 
Fools 
Comcast 
Alistair Overeem 
K-1 rules 
Brock Lesnar 
Cry babies
Tricks 
Marks  
Trick ass marks 
Mark ass tricks  
Cry baby ass marks and tricks
 
I'm mikethekilla and those things grind my gears

Posted by omgmetalgear

I like games.

Posted by Suicrat
@mikethekilla: I like your sense of efficiency, mikethekilla. Keep up the good work.
Posted by LethalKi11ler

nice family guy reference ;)

Posted by angelfan91

You know what grinds my gears?  The View.
Edited by mordukai

 Y'know what grinds my gears?  
   bazillion threads about MW2. 

Posted by ShaunassNZ
@omgmetalgear: Now that was inappropriate and stupid I see your very new. Shhh OK?
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

You know what grinds my gears?  Poorly folded burritos at Taco Bell!
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Posted by Bucketdeth
@mikethekilla said:
"


Kimbo Slice  
Sony 
50 cent  
Soulja boy 
lil mama 
brocoli 
Fools 
Comcast 
Alistair Overeem 
K-1 rules 
Brock Lesnar 
Cry babies
Tricks 
Marks  
Trick ass marks 
Mark ass tricks  
Cry baby ass marks and tricks
 
I'm mikethekilla and those things grind my gears

"
I love your list, Brock Lesnar is a big cry baby, Alistair needs to get off the roids, but I do like Sony and my Playstation 3 : D
Posted by MarkWahlberg

Poorly done shifting grinds my gears (and on that note, only knowing how to drive automatic means you don't know how to drive).

Posted by mikethekilla
@Bucketdeth: I have beef with sony because the PS3 wass 500 bucks when it first can out, also alot of their stuf is proprietary    
Posted by omgmetalgear
@ShaunassNZ:  lol in all seriousness, great thread.
Posted by Daryl

Family Guy grinds my gears. 

Edited by ShaunassNZ
@omgmetalgear said:

" @ShaunassNZ:  lol in all seriousness, great thread. "

Son, as I'm your father I can't be relaxed all the time.
Posted by pause422

This stupid saying that you headed your thread with and its origins.

Posted by Coolarman

WORD!!!!

Posted by JB16

You know what really grinds my gears? 
 
Ignorant people who like to talk about things they know nothing about, like that 15 year old on youtube who types "AMERIKAS IS EVIL AND WEAK!! check out this vid about how 911 was an inside job done by cheney and SATAN!!!! "
 
Yeah people like him should be shot.
Posted by FluxWaveZ

Humans can't be trusted.  That is all.

Posted by Bones8677

You people are funny. ^.^

Posted by The_Tolman

Fuck Family Guy refrences.
Posted by Pepsicolaboy

this is good.