Counterclockwork87's forum posts

#1 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

Dude has no case, it would only be something if they used his EXACT assets like what happened with the Olly Moss borderlands thing.

#2 Edited by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

Looking at this thread I'd say maybe an Apple TV since it looks like you want simplicity. Chromecast is the simplest (and cheapest) but you need another device to use it. Roku works as well but it depends if your mom/you would use what it has to offer. No idea on Amazon Fire since I've never met anyone with one.

#3 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

@counterclockwork87: I have a friend who uses the top of her thumbs when she plays. And also my hands sweat a lot...but I'm going to contend that sweaty hands are gaming tradition.

Perhaps! I play with the thumbsticks at the very bottom of my thumbs, almost near the hinge of the knuckle. I have pretty long thumbs/hands so its the best way to hold a controller for me, so it could be due to how I hold the controller. My hands also never ever sweat unless I'm doing super hard labor or something.

#4 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

Y'all must have some sweaty fingers...launch ps4 and have 2 controllers and both look as new as the day I bought them. I play everyday as well.

#6 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

@syz said:

@counterclockwork87: Does your time in television or at the Grammy's positively contribute to an ability to discuss and critique video games for a video game website?

I know a hell of a lot about video games, but also I was applying for the video producer role which is not the same as the editor role where the critiquing part would be more of the job description. The video role would be like Drew or Vinny where they are technically capable and can also add to the video game discussion but don't write reviews and such.

@counterclockwork87 said:

@cabbagesensei said:

One of my fears is if Giant Bomb decides to publicly talk about the applicants' demographics, and it's revealed that little to no minorities or women applied, some people will say "See! We were right." They will casually ignore that the tone and atmosphere created by some (vocal) people in this community might keep minorities and women from applying in the first place.

I'm a minortiy, 100 percent hispanic first generation American (just to give an example my father was born in the Dominican Republic). I applied to work at Giant Bomb as a producer and I must say I was incredibly qualified as I've worked in television as a producer on things WAY bigger than Giant Bomb for a few years now. While Drew and Vinny were going to E3 I was producing content at the GRAMMYs (not diminishing their work of course!). Only reason I applied to GB is because I love the guys there even though it may be a "step down" from big time television. All that said, and despite my really good resume/reel I knew I had no shot...I KNEW someone from the inner circle of game journos would get the job. Why did I apply then? Because for a second I thought Jeff really wanted FRESH BLOOD, I really thought he meant it. Kind of like when they make a new Superman movie and they ask people what do they want an established star or a fresh face...lots of times people ask for a fresh face which is why Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill got those roles. Sometimes you just want someone new and I thought maybe that's what Giant Bomb was looking for. I have no ill will towards the new hires, I actually quite like Dan Ryckert...but I still find Giant Bomb comes off badly making this hire out to be more than it was every going to be. They should've just hired Dan and Jason and never made their hiring practices public on the forums....I doubt this would be happening if they just did this like when they hired Patrick (even though he got his fair share of hate, it wasn't for this reason).

If you came across as being this condescending in your resume, I can see why they wouldn't have considered you. Or, they could have simply considered you overqualified.

Jesus, I said nothing wrong, I love Giant Bomb with all my heart...I don't know why you think I have anything against what they've done.I'm not bitter about not getting hired, I have it pretty good, just putting my story out there.

This forum really is toxic. There are places far bigger and more important than Giant Bomb in the media relm but because I grew up with these guys from the GameSpot days I thought I'd just give it a try.
I think I'm done here...as I can't even be honest without people trying to cut me down now.

Goodbye GB forums (for now), I'll still subscribe and can't wait to see Dan on the next QL.

#7 Edited by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

@cabbagesensei said:

One of my fears is if Giant Bomb decides to publicly talk about the applicants' demographics, and it's revealed that little to no minorities or women applied, some people will say "See! We were right." They will casually ignore that the tone and atmosphere created by some (vocal) people in this community might keep minorities and women from applying in the first place.

I'm a minortiy, 100 percent hispanic first generation American (just to give an example my father was born in the Dominican Republic). I applied to work at Giant Bomb as a producer and I must say I was incredibly qualified as I've worked in television as a producer on things WAY bigger than Giant Bomb for a few years now. While Drew and Vinny were going to E3 I was producing content at the GRAMMYs (not diminishing their work of course!). Only reason I applied to GB is because I love the guys there even though it may be a "step down" from big time television. All that said, and despite my really good resume/reel I knew I had no shot...I KNEW someone from the inner circle of game journos would get the job. Why did I apply then? Because for a second I thought Jeff really wanted FRESH BLOOD, I really thought he meant it. Kind of like when they make a new Superman movie and they ask people what do they want an established star or a fresh face...lots of times people ask for a fresh face which is why Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill got those roles. Sometimes you just want someone new and I thought maybe that's what Giant Bomb was looking for. I have no ill will towards the new hires, I actually quite like Dan Ryckert...but I still find Giant Bomb comes off badly making this hire out to be more than it was every going to be. They should've just hired Dan and Jason and never made their hiring practices public on the forums....I doubt this would be happening if they just did this like when they hired Patrick (even though he got his fair share of hate, it wasn't for this reason).

#8 Edited by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

Limbo maybe?

ha, I came on here to say Limbo as well...though it's more subdued than dingy.

#9 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

i actually like the lightbar, it makes the controller look cool and it doesn't reflect off my tv or anything.

#10 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (573 posts) -

So I had to reinstall watchdogs this morning due to an issue with a update not triggering properly and I have been instantly reminded of the thing I hate the most in this new generation, installation. both machines seem to take forever to install games from discs. Its been 3 hours and I'm only up to 17% installed on watchdogs, fuck this shit... Its says I can play but we all know that its just the very beginning of the game that's playable and I wont be able to access my save till the install is complete

Does anyone know why this is? Are bluray drives super slow? I mean last gen games seemed to take about 5 to 10 minutes to install and they were about a quarter of the size (6 gig or so when compared to 17- 25 gigs) I expected an install time of maybe an hour. Why the fuck does it take so goddamned long.

All this gen seems to be so far is waiting, waiting on installs waiting on patches waiting on DLC waiting on actual fucking releases...

There's something wrong with your PS4, it should not take that long at all, Watch Dogs installed in like 20 minutes for me.