EXTomar's forum posts

#1 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

Eep, $150 is a new, modern video card for a PC. That feels a little too much for the stand alone Kinect.

#2 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

Besides the "core features" like "e-reader", I find tablets a superior interface for other devices. For instance, it is easier to use Youtube on a tablet or a phone then "push" that video to TV by Apple TV or Chromecast.

That said, at least for the Apple Eco System, the integration is pretty good and supports a lot of the similar things on OSX as well. But still to push something like Youtube or Twitch to my Apple TV I tend to pick up my iPad instead of opening the Mac Book Pro.

#3 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

I listen to them like I listen to other ads in podcasts which is barely at all but that is fine for ads. In fact I would rather put ads in podcasts like this than other forms.

#4 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

The issue is the team has full real world schedules and Brad needs a better setup where in particular they need someone actually "producing" the stream so Brad isn't trying to show the game while playing.

#5 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

@spaceinsomniac:

You need a hint: No one cares what you think of Zoe Quinn. No one should care what I think either. And it is frankly off topic for this site if not others. Maybe your obsession is why I am ignoring your ranting. Or maybe I'm part of the conspiracy but it doesn't matter because I have a feeling you are going to continue due to your crusade and the stalwart belief that THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.

Back to Giantbomb, what some are advocating means that Giantbomb (and others) couldn't do features like "Unfinished" or a bunch of "Lets Play" style content. I don't think Giantbomb staff are up to anything nefarious but the suggestion that they need to disclose every relationship to some game they found is absurd and irrelevant. People find things they consider neat and want to share. Are they violating some "trust" by doing so? It doesn't seem like where to have an ethics violation would require ulterior motives and evidence.

#6 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

@spicyrichter said:

@extomar said:

This is why this argument is madness. We all have connections and yet we can still comment and record and share them without damaging or endangering the "public trust". In fact you are doing it right now.

The average Joe posting on a message board isn't claiming to be a journalist, critic or anything other than the average rabble. Those claiming to be journalists need to be held to at least some level of standard, or else it's just more rabble.

But the average joe posting on this message board seems to claim they know a thing or two about ethics making wild claims about what is in violation and what not. Which I actually don't care about but when they turn around and do the very thing they wail and wring their hands over so what does that mean? Should they do as these guys say not as they do? Hmm, okay. Or do they really want Kuchera or other journalists held to higher standard? I can support that but that also doesn't seem likely due to multiple reasons outlined in multiple other posts by others in the thread. Was Kuchera hiding something or was it something that no one bothered asking until "now"? On the other hand I suspect they instead not like what he is talking about and want to tear him down with a pseudo logical thing that makes them feel they have cover for saying what they feel.

Set aside Zoe Quinn for a moment. Can anyone do reporting on Phil Fish? He has met and talked with a lot of journalists before Fez. How about Johnathan Blow? Even bigger names like Tim Schafer have no particular qualms about letting himself come into contact with journalists. Can any of them write a story about Broken Age and how that came to be because they have a semi-professional relationship or contributed to Double Fine Kickstarter projects or does that automatically disqualify them because they "broke the public trust"? I think they can where I expect them to work with editorial and work out what is relevant and what isn't. Disclosing is always good for transparency but believing they need to dump everything is too intrusive where neither the reporter nor the subject can have private personal connections. You, the GB crew, me, everyone have connections and personal information about video game people and industry that are wholly irrelevant to any particular discussion and do not need to be disclosed before or after discussing or reporting on a topic.

As for the other threads, their purpose appeared to be trying to tearing down Quinn instead of some other discussion. At this point I still don't see what the point of bringing up what is going on surrounding her since it seems inappropriate for most forums and sites. There probably needs to be a story of the whole but so far too many are interested in salacious details instead of recording an event where each reposting of "Hey look at what Zoe Quinn did according to..." is not helping.

#7 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

Clearly you don't follow. I asked "Just out of curiosity what would you write if Patrick wrote something..." where it isn't about Patrick's article or Patrick's connections or anything but that you as a user of Giantbomb.com are helping to paying Patrick and the Giantbomb.com staff by browsing. To say Kuchera can't report on Quinn while you claim you can continue to write stuff about Patrick while you have a clear connection to Giantbomb and a vested interest in seeing more stuff from Giantbomb.

This is why this argument is madness. We all have connections and yet we can still comment and record and share them without damaging or endangering the "public trust". In fact you are doing it right now.

#8 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

@n1nj4d00m said:

@extomar said:

@n1nj4d00m:

Just out of curiosity what would you write if Patrick wrote something new on Zoe Quinn? If you have a slightly positive thought about Giantbomb, Patrick or anything else then I guess you can't say anything less you violate some trust.

Patrick's connections to Zoe are well established:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGiUHF2iqkY

As far as I know he hasn't given Zoe any money or vice versa. I don't really agree with Patrick's stance on a lot of issues he brings up, but he seems like a games journalist who takes the ethics side of things very seriously. I'm sure if he did write an article it would clearly disclose any level of personal involvement with her. Again, the issue isn't the fact that people have connections in the industry, its when those are kept secret from the public.

The funny thing is you didn't answer the question. If what you take to heart the things you claim about "public trust" then it isn't about Patrick but ABOUT YOU.

This is why your stance is preposterous. You, Patrick, Ben, me, etc. are free to have opinions and can write about whatever they please. To suggest that Kuchera can't mention anything about Quinn is as silly as saying you can't mention anything about Patrick because you read stuff on Giantbomb.com.

There is a real story going on with Quinn. To suggest a reporter must completely dump their private and personal information out on how they may favor Quinn before they can report on Quinn is crazy.

#9 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

@n1nj4d00m:

What is the violation of public trust? Why can't Ben Kuchera report on the goings on about what is happening to Zoe Quinn? Because he might have had a positive thought or two about Quinn? If you can't catch my incredulous tone, I believe your stance is pretty incredulous. I have no idea what world you live in that a reporter can't write on things they know about.

Just out of curiosity what would you write if Patrick wrote something new on Zoe Quinn? If you have a slightly positive thought about Giantbomb, Patrick or anything else then I guess you can't say anything less you violate some trust.

#10 Edited by EXTomar (4670 posts) -

Brodehouse does bring up a good topic on that tangential topic about what is worth "a subscription" that we (tangentially) see in games as well which feels like a better topic than this. :(