Creamypies's forum posts

#1 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

I can't wait until we live in a world where everyone plays games, and you don't have to make movie adaptations that appeal to those who don't.

Just play the damn game. Enjoy the story as it was originally intended.

#2 Edited by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

Well Rogue Legacy and The Swapper are two of the best indie games on Steam. Good get, Sony!

#3 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

I watched for an hour or so. Downloaded the game. Then played through the tutorial and hated it. Every single part of it. I found it incredibly boring. MOBA's are not for me, it seems.

Shame really, I wanted to like it.

#4 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

Most of them are shit now. I just stick to the professionals, especially when they're being unprofessional.

Shout out to GB, Videogamer.com & Dan Ryckerts dad!

#5 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

I got about 4 hours into Watch Dogs, got bored, and have absolutely no inclination to go back. What a disappointing piece of turd that game turned out to be. A real shame.

#6 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

I have no idea what a Yogscast is. And I spend A LOT of time on the internet.

#7 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

@jonyjc: This was a conversation waiting to happen, Giant Bomb has just become the poster child for said conversation. It's just part and parcel of this industry finally growing up.

#8 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@creamypies said:

@hailinel said:

@getz said:

All I want is my Giant Bomb. Bats Vs Knives, not Men Vs Women.

Unfortunately, your Giant Bomb (and mine) does feature an element of Men vs. Women. Enough such that some women have gone to the length of posting in this very thread to express how uncomfortable the community makes them feel. While the core of yesterday's conflict played out on Twitter and Giant Bomb was caught in the crossfire, it also helped to expose some very unfortunate behaviors in Giant Bomb's community. Behaviors that shouldn't just be hand-waved away with a <>.

But again, this isn't isolated to Giant Bomb, this is practically all video game related forums. I'm not defending our community, but it's not just us. This is a problem that does need to be fixed, however.

In no way is it isolated to this community, but we should do what we can to make this specific community better. I don't have the answers for how that can be accomplished, but the fact remains that something needs to change. And (I know you're not arguing this, but allow me to make the point) we shouldn't use the behavioral standard of other websites dictate what is considered appropriate here.

Of course not, sweeping things under a rug get us nowhere. It just saddens me that Giant Bomb has become the scapegoat for all of this.

Either way, if there are women on here that do feel uncomfortable amongst our community, I am truly sorry. I cannot speak for everyone, but I'll pledge to do my part in making these forums a better place for all, whatever that entails.

#9 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@getz said:

All I want is my Giant Bomb. Bats Vs Knives, not Men Vs Women.

Unfortunately, your Giant Bomb (and mine) does feature an element of Men vs. Women. Enough such that some women have gone to the length of posting in this very thread to express how uncomfortable the community makes them feel. While the core of yesterday's conflict played out on Twitter and Giant Bomb was caught in the crossfire, it also helped to expose some very unfortunate behaviors in Giant Bomb's community. Behaviors that shouldn't just be hand-waved away with a <>.

But again, this isn't isolated to Giant Bomb, this is practically all video game related forums. I'm not defending our community, but it's not just us. This is a problem that does need to be fixed, however.

#10 Posted by Creamypies (4052 posts) -

@rorie: I think what people are missing is, "Pick your battles." Giant Bomb is kind of a unique beast here. It's all well and good to argue that there should have been a minority hired, but there wasn't, and in this specific case, two white guys happened to be the perfect fit for the job.

Right now, to me, arguing that Dan and Jason got the job instead of a minority is insulting to them and their hard work and accomplishments that led them to this position. They didn't get the jobs because they're white. They got the jobs because they worked harder than anybody else, they were already friends with Giant Bomb, and they have the right personality and skills for their respective new roles.

Should they not have gotten their jobs because they're white and male and straight? Or should we take a step back and not blame Giant Bomb for a societal problem and an industry problem and instead focus on helping to solve those greater issues? We should encourage the industry as a whole to incorporate more diversity so there's a greater pool of minorities to choose from in the future rather than demonizing Giant Bomb now for hiring people that make sense (because of their skills and accomplishments, not their skin color or sex).

I don't think Giant Bomb is above criticism; I just think people's rhetoric is way off here and they're attacking the symptom, not the disease. It's counter-productive.

I don't have a whole lot to add to this, but I feel like your analysis of the situation is perfect. Forgetting Dan's personality, gender and race, he has worked at the biggest video game print magazine for the past 5 years, I'd be amazed if there was anyone better qualified than him who applied for the position.