Draxyle's forum posts

#1 Edited by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

Ahhhhhh chaaaaaange. I always had the worried feeling that Vinny would eventually leave Giantbomb, though if just moving away is the worst that happens, I'll live with it.

Good luck, Vinny. I hope you guys will think about some more hires in NY as well to round out the roster.

#2 Posted by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

If only the people who took the reigns of the Xbox One over the last several months were in charge of its development two years ago; we would probably have had a much better kinect lineup that actually played to its strengths.

Everything about that original reveal only showed complete obliviousness to the criticisms of Kinect 1.0. Kinect 2.0 should have been an apology and a course correct for the tech, but it didn't seem like they were even aware that the original device was derided in a majority of its uses.

#3 Edited by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

"Don't worry, I'm not about to turn Worth Reading into feature where I just read links into a camera for an hour."

I don't know, it's always amusing to hear it during the URL of the year award,

"Aich tee tee pee, colon slash.."

#4 Posted by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

Woo! Been waiting all year for a sale, and I was just thinking of buying a month to catch up on everything; this is opportune timing.

On that note, I will be so glad if I never have to hear the "Officer Ray" ads ever again.

#5 Edited by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

The kickstarter is effectively a game announcement from a sizable and known company; I think that alone deems it fit for a story on the front page, despite allegations of "collusion". It'd be kind of weird for GB to pretend the story doesn't exist.

Never heard of Amplitude myself, but good luck to those folks.

#6 Edited by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

Really fantastic talk. It's great to hear a lot more up-front info about the future of the site; stuff we've only heard light rumblings of beforehand.

And Jeff really knows how to speak in just about every environment; dude is talented as heck. I hope GB can sort out the business end of things soon so that he can go back to doing more of what he's good at.

#7 Edited by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

The existence of the 3DS version is still weird to me. I can't think of anything that would push WiiU's better than Smash Brothers if it were an exclusive (though I suppose it was in production long before they knew the WiiU would be in trouble).

This is looking good though, first time I've had even a slight bit of excitement for the game.

#8 Posted by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

This has to be the lead-in to Frog Fractions 2.

#9 Posted by Draxyle (1931 posts) -

Jim Sterling just put up a video with a great perspective on the matter.

He makes an excellent point; Facebook has a better track record in not screwing up what it buys than.. pretty much everyone else in the actual game industry. This buyout might be the thing that saved the Oculus from fading into obscure, niche territory.

I have no love of Facebook myself, and I'm sad that the Oculus will be moving away from its grassroots appeal, but this story could have ended so much worse.