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#1 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -
#2 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Anyone suddenly surprised by this has not been paying attention this whole time, and was certainly not paying attention last night. Sony has said all along that third parties will be able to do what they do. Sony is maintaining the same system they've always had. Some third parties will have draconian requirements and Sony leaves it up to you to decide whether or not you're going to support that shit. If you buy an Xbone, MS makes the decision for you, and that decision is online checkins, used games controlled by their system, and no lending. I am baffled that people are somehow calling this a backtrack.

#3 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

True for me as well. On Chrome, mobile. (On my Wii U as well for what it's worth)

#4 Edited by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Just to throw this out there, I'm glad the majority of the forum stuff is off the front page. If it was an intentional design decision, I'm all for it. I would much prefer to have just the community spot light with the normal forums in that section of the site. The front page looks great as is.

If they do come back, it would be great to have an option to hide them.

#5 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Some of the personalities on the site are fine, Justin and Griffin for instance, but they spent a hell of a lot of time blowing a lot of hot air leading up to the release of Polygon. I was truly excited for what they might bring to the industry.

What they ended up with is... just another gaming site with some flashy, obtuse web design tacked on. It's frankly been a big disappointment.

#6 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Vinchenzo said:

@BrockNRolla said:

@DonChipotle said:

As someone who is also from Chicago, anyone who is a Cubs fan can fuck right off.

This is White Sox territory, son.

Oh yeah? Well I'm from Chicago, and anyone who is a baseball fan can fuck right off. I hate getting on the Red Line during baseball games. You're fucking with my commute!

Also, this is America. Football is our sport. So instead, Bears fans can fuck right off, because I'm a Packer fan.

This is a weird town.

Getting on the Red line or any line at any time is a terrible ordeal, Chicago trains are gross. Also Metra trains are always late and prone to failure.

We can more than agree on that.

#7 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@DonChipotle said:

As someone who is also from Chicago, anyone who is a Cubs fan can fuck right off.

This is White Sox territory, son.

Oh yeah? Well I'm from Chicago, and anyone who is a baseball fan can fuck right off. I hate getting on the Red Line during baseball games. You're fucking with my commute!

Also, this is America. Football is our sport. So instead, Bears fans can fuck right off, because I'm a Packer fan.

This is a weird town.

#8 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

@laserbolts said:

Do everyone from Chicago say scenario wrong and as often as Patrick does? If so I never want to go there. Good hockey team though.

How does he say it? I never noticed. Then again i'm from the distant land of French Canada so that might be why.

I'm also curious. How does he pronounce it?

#9 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

I too am from Chicago.

There are two types of "city" or "regional" people I'm not a fan of.

First is the "Hey, I'm from (insert place here). The (insert food here) is better than anywhere else. The (insert sports team here) destroy all other teams. Where you live sucks. (Insert some kind of city/regional chant here)." It's a weird sort of elitist douche-baggery when you can't possibly know whether or not your regional things are actually superior, but claim it nonetheless.

The other type of person I'm not a fan of is the "Hey, I'm from (insert place here). I hate it when people talk about us like they know us. Real (insert sports team here) fans don't act like that. (Insert regional food here) isn't that good; (insert more obscure local eatery here) is way better. Get out of my town and stop acting like you know it. You're giving us a bad name." It's a weird sort of elitist douche-baggery where you act as though you're superior to people who share your region, like you know better than them how a person should or should not act.

Sounds like you're being the latter. I'm not sure I've experienced Patrick being either.

#10 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@RollingZeppelin said:

I feel like the OP is secretly jealous of the gaming press, that's why he hates them so much.

How could he not be upset? Clearly he could do a better job than all those other journalist schmucks out there. His opinions are far superior to theirs.

On a related topic which is closer to reality, there are plenty of problems with games journalism. Thankfully, its a topic based on entertainment, so the stakes aren't too high. And when we feel irritated, we can just look elsewhere. I don't read Kotaku anymore because they made me literally angry, which is incredibly silly in the pantheon of things worth getting angry about. Yet the problem was remedied by simply clicking elsewhere. Life was literally made better by that simple action. I'm glad to see most in this thread responding in this manner.

OP, if you really think things are so bad in this industry, if you really think there are conspiracies around every corner, if you really think your opinions are correct above everyone else's, by all means, and I mean this as serious advice, stop reading the offending material. Write your own. Maybe you'll revolutionize the way things are done. That, our you'll realize your vitriol is misdirected. But know this, your angry and hateful attitude is harmful to those around you.