really stoked about this!
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@donpixel: Don's had enough of your discussions, its time to get back to what a message board is for... Wait a second...
Is not that I fundamentally disagree with some review outlets being better than others, But this is an entertainment business. Basically you are paying money for a product to spend a great amount of non productive time with it, by very definition videogames are already an economic nonsensical waste.
What do you guys want a reuters report treatment of every dumb ass videogame coming up? That sounds like a no fun read to me.
In the risk of sound like a douche or "elitist" some of you guys are investing great amount of over-thinking, over-writing and over-whining on the internet about this, Make it seem like 40-60 spent on a videogame is such a big deal. If this industry is creating so much anxiety in you; Use that energy wisely, get a better job or get another hobby, one that is not full of evil corporations and media conspiracies.
Sure stuff like Sim City was disapointing but it was not a rip off, game was fun for a couple of weeks, cool beans I moved on, no need to start a gamer revolution.
@donpixel: Because there has been two dota games and two Starcraft games in the last 15 years. And they don't ask you for 60 bucks every year for a decade.
God.. again with this week argument? no one forces to buy them, and there is people actually playing COD4, Mw2 and Blops since release imagine the value they got for that purchase. People keep buying COD in the millions, maybe they feel $60 is worth it for them.
Dota 2 bleeds people with microtransaction, is not like Dota is Valve's social service they doing a zillion money with it, and that is cool. It is cool both COD and Dota make money.
I hate hate hate hate these threads because what it really means is that "This person hates thing I like. Why don't they see things like I do?!?!?"
I celebrate variety in vid games, people should like and play different things. I'm just rather disappointed in hearing a vid game personality coming out with weak ass arguments to bash a style of game he doesn't enjoy. Make him no different to a random board fanboy. There is nothing more to it.
Are you open minded about every single game released for genres you have no interest in?
Yes, it's really not that hard. You seem to have trouble with it?
He's not interested in the game. Get over it. It doesn't really matter if he's not excited about the same thing you are and I think the term double standard confuses you.
Why must you bash something you're not interested in? If you're not interested in it then don't bring it up and start bashing it. I have no interest in Dota2, but when my friend starts to talk about it I don't dismiss it and bash it. If anyone is confused here, it'd be you.
yeah, I wasn't so sure why all this bothers me, people like different stuff and that is a good thing: different games stroke different flavours for different people.
I'm aware Giantbomb is not the New Yorker of videogames, but Its hard not feel I lost respect of a videogame personality when you hear him come out with arguments not so far off from a random fanboy in any given internet board.
DOTA: 2 FREE releases in 10+ years
CoD: 8? $60 releases in 8 years.
There is no double standard.
Buying those games is people prerogative, no one forcing them. I guess they getting their money worth, otherwise they would stop many call of dutys ago.