• freedo posted a message on the post Bombin' the A.M. With Scoops and the Wolf: 10/20/2014.

    @nicked said: To say that the black bars are cinematic is categorically incorrect on the part of Bethesda.Widescreen format (black bars on movies) was a result of 4:3 TVs not being able to show wider ...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic We Need To Talk About Kiefer. on the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain board

    I think the main problem for me is just how much Kiefer will actually be in the game. What I've heard exists I suppose, but it's not a lot. The budget for the game is probably huge, but how much of t...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic Yet Another Developer Leaves Their Home Following Harassment. on the Brianna Wu board

    @pepipopa said:@rzxvc said: @jayc4life said: These loonies certainly aren't the face of the people they're attempting to represent, and it's pretty god damn awful that when people talk about people...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic Yet Another Developer Leaves Their Home Following Harassment. on the Brianna Wu board

    Let's hope three is the unlucky number and this all stops soon. Two goddamn months of this nonsense.Thanks for writing about this, @patrickklepek. Not just this article, but the other instances where...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @spaceinsomniac said: @freedo said: I normally start in the same place as you, @milkman, in trying to see all sides to any given situation. I try to stay in that cozy middle ground and sometimes tha...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic GB GS Merger incoming?. on the General Discussion board

    Doubt it. That would be sort of antithetical to the whole point of the site. The duders are doing a very specific thing that only works with a smallish staff of personalities. I think the relationship...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    I feel like I wrote this exact same post in my head and just never had the wherewithal to actually write it. Well done.I normally start in the same place as you, @milkman, in trying to see all sides ...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @rockdalf: I said almost because I have yet to actually see anyone who isn't awful. I've yet to see a rational discussion from them, just supposition, gossip and vitriol. And yes, GamerGate was in fa...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic Standing Silent in the Echo Chamber. on the General Discussion board

    @wolfgame said: @hallic said: The way GB has handled the whole gamergate discussion or more appropriately lack thereof (We have Patrick to thank for that I presume) has made me very disappointed in th...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic What exactly do you want from games journalism?. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman said:Again, sorry to keep harping on this but when people ask why games writers have hostility towards their audience, this is why. I know, I know #NotAllGamers but this is a real issue and ...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic Suicide.... on the Off-Topic board

    @idoublespy: Let me add to the chorus: don't. There's nothing I or anyone can say that will change your mind since that's something only you can do for yourself but just hang in there. Life sucks and...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic What exactly do you want from games journalism?. on the General Discussion board

    @erhard said: Original and interesting articles by talented writers with good taste who don't write news stories, don't do developer interviews, write human interest drivel, write about their politics...

  • freedo posted a message on the post Letter from the Editor - 07/02/2014.

    Nice piece, Jeff. Can't imagine how hard it's been for you guys and all the other people who've been attacked the past couple of days. But hey, no where to go but up from here, right?

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  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic Commentary on GB Hiring. on the General Discussion board

    @millionthlayla said:After this incident, I really don't feel welcome here. I used to want to be active on the forums, but that enthusiasm has dwindled with every discussion about sexism. Every ratio...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic Commentary on GB Hiring. on the General Discussion board

    While I sort of agree that the initial criticisms were off base, they are understandable and do speak to one of the biggest problems in the games industry. Patrick recently shared an article from Joy...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic The Wrong Questions about No Man's Sky. on the No Man's Sky board

    @betterbuckleup: Thing about this game is that it will be insanely divisive when it comes out regardless of anything. I'll agree that I don't want to see a quest log or any of that shit in this game....

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic New Tropes VS Women & the Importance of Basic Respect. on the General Discussion board

    @herbiebug: re: Bayonetta. Ok, sure.I haven't really played the game outside of a demo, so sorry for the ignorance and thanks for giving a good argument.Even so, that's still a rare character to find...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic New Tropes VS Women & the Importance of Basic Respect. on the General Discussion board

    @cornbredx: Well, ok then, give some analysis. That's why we're all here: to talk about the issues brought up in the video. Forget who made it and lets just talk about the issue at hand. What are your...

  • freedo posted a message in the forum topic New Tropes VS Women & the Importance of Basic Respect. on the General Discussion board

    @jadegl: Excellent post. And good pull on the Witcher 1 card thing. I completely forgot about that. Your angle on Mass Effect was also great since it really shins a light on how important presentatio...