@big_jon: I really can't stand Dan at this point. I know a person can't be completely blamed for not experiencing basic foods or common practices while they're a child, but come on - he's 30. I'm tired of hearing about wrestling, shitty fast food, and general ignorance about the world.
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Both sides of this pointless firestorm need to calm down. Here's an idea - and I am being totally serious, not sarcastic or facetious - why don't some of the notable female game journalists band together and create their own game journalism site? It may be too expensive to create a "female Giant Bomb" right off the bat, but it might grow into that. Just like Kevin Smith has said of people wanting him to read their scripts: "Don't beg me to read your script. Make the movie and I'll watch it."
I've been watching/reading stuff Jeff has been putting out since the early Gamespot days - when he's allowed to speak and act naturally he always has more to complain about than praise. That's just how he works. And it's much more entertaining/insightful to hear about how and why a game is broken than to hear some gush about it for minutes on end.
One thing that should change, though: I am sick and tired of all the Dark Souls and Roguelike coverage. It seems to be on its way out, but for a few months there the amount of content was getting ridiculous.
This is going to be hot garbage. Reasons:
1. PG-13 Rating instead of R? Check.
2. Coming out in the film-death month of February? Check.
3. Suit looks ridiculous? Check.
The director Jose Pidilha has done some good stuff in the past, so that's about the only glimmer of hope I see.