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Posted by Cerza

As the title states I am disappointed, angry, and confused. I became inactive two (or was it three?) months ago because I was gaming like a fiend as I burned through my pile of shame AKA my massive backlog of games. Day turned to night and back into day again as the weeks went by without me noticing. Feeling burned out with only four games left in the stack, I logged in for the first time in ages last Saturday and felt like I was walking into a shit storm. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? I am so overwhelmed and confused. 
 
Who are all these new people? Where did they come from?I feel like I don't know anyone here anymore. When did this new staff member appear? I like him and Giant Bomb could use more people like him producing written content for the site.  
 
What is the deal with this quest system? It is so fucking broken it's not even funny. Why didn't the guys upstairs come up with something to streamline the wiki and make it easier to navigate before implementing this quest system? There is no point in having multiple pages for the same thing. I don't care if it's both a character, an object, and a concept. Make one page and tag the thing in question as being what it is and have a section of the page devoted to each one. For example, a section on the character with that name, a section on the concept of that name, and a section on the object of that name all on the same page. It would make the wiki so much cleaner! Doing things the way they are now is stupid, redundant, and above all else makes navigating the wiki harder than it needs to be and turns the quest system from being something fun into something that is a frustrating mess! 
 
How did Linkyshinks get banned? The fact that this happened baffles me to no end. He was one of the most respected members of the community here and one of the biggest contributors to the site. Hell, he was posting news articles to things in the forums sometimes days before the Giant Bomb crew covered it. What did they do ban him because they were sick of competing with him over being first with the news, or something? The fact that he is no longer here really saddens me as my two primary motivating factors to come here and log in were his posts and Symphony's blogs. Now it seems the only reason I have to come here is her blogs, which put all other written content on this site to shame after seeing her "5 Things Anime Haters Get Wrong" article. The Giant Bomb crew needs to learn a thing or two from her regarding how to produce quality written content. That or add her to the payroll, because her articles make theirs look like something scribbled onto paper by a child in primary school. 
 
Giant Bomb has always had it's ups and downs, but overall it has always been going up. At least that's how I've felt it's been. I am disappointed in Giant Bomb now as it doesn't feel like up is the direction this place is headed in anymore with the way things have changed. As one of the people who has been following Jeff and the crew since the early GameSpot days this makes me angry as I do care about them, this site, and feel an investment here. Yet, above all else, right now I am confused as to why I even bothered to log back in.

Posted by Cerza

The more I see of this game the more it reminds me the webcomic Devil Bear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub, which is to say that it looks really fucked up, but hilarious at the same time.

Posted by Cerza

That was hilarious. It's a shame the BFBC2 campaign wasn't nearly as funny.

Posted by Cerza

This is an update for my friends and followers here on Giant Bomb. 
 
As you know, I haven't been on in about a month. I apologize for this. My absence is due to a combination of things. Well, more like three things. I haven't been too motivated to participate here. I now have a bookcase of games, which I am calling the bookcase of shame. It's a bookcase full of games I have purchased going back to the mid 90's that I am yet to play. I have begun to make my way through it, but there are all these other great games coming out right now too, which complicates matters. In short, I have been gaming. I've also been busting my ass with work, because in a few months I'm going across the pond to England where I hope to enjoy a real basket of fish and chips with an authentic pint, the company of real people who I can actually converse with, and the company of some lovely real women. So there you have it. That's what I have been up to. I apologize again to my friends for the absence. I don't know when I'll return to active participation since I have a lot on my plate. If anyone wants to get a hold of me the best way would be through Xbox Live, or leave a note on my wall here. Okay, now I have to get back to work. Keep yer stick on the ice Giant Bomb.

Posted by Cerza

That was... awful...

Posted by Cerza

I am terrified at what the responses to this weeks QOTW will be.

Posted by Cerza
@upwarDBound said:
" Anyone else feeling the Tim Burton vibe in this game? Or even Henry Selick for that matter. "
I do. I felt it almost as soon as the video started playing.
Posted by Cerza

So... since they did an "everything" emulator does that mean we can expect awesome Dreamcast titles like Project Justice and Power Stone to show up? I don't like the rewind mechanic, but everything else looks super awesome.

Posted by Cerza

I can't wait for this. The more I hear about it the better it sounds.

Posted by Cerza
@Zabant said: No. I just want a game that has modern mechanics and features that have come to be expected as the norm in the FPS genre and not something that feels like a game that came out in 2001.