gizmo88's forum posts

#1 Posted by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

I'll only buy a game for reviews (that I wouldn't have otherwise) if it's something like 93+ on metacritic. If I'm mulling buying a game I'll look at videos of it first and foremost, reviews are largely ancillary to the process unless reviewers bitch about the difficulty (like this) in which case the game is almost certainly good.

Jesus dude, 2006? Sometimes its best to let a grudge die.

#2 Edited by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

I don't trust the majority of game enthusiasts. I even hesitate to call them "journalists". That would require ethics. Giant Bomb is a different story.

I saw that Brad gave Shadow of Mordor a 5/5 and I picked it up the same day. The game is absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Destructoid gave this game a 60/100. There's a reason why I only visit this site.

#3 Edited by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

It's pretty rare that someone of her skill level doesn't move on directly to another job. Was she let go?

#4 Posted by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

Well said Jeff. Great write up.

#5 Posted by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

@zedman said:

@gizmo88 said:

@nardak said:
@zedman said:

I agree free speech is important, but why should it not be free speech in your real name when did free speech in anonimity become everyones right. if you truly believe in what you are saying you should put your name to it / stand by it

Free speech and anominity on the internet are important factors when there are people trying to fight against regimes who commit atrocities.

If every identity can be tagged and tracked all the time then that gives opressive regimes ways to track disobedient people wherever they are.

Although anonimity can be used for wrong purposes (like harassment and death threats) it also gives people ways to organize which wouldnt be possible if we all could be identified on internet.

A frightening statement followed by an incredibly reasoned one. It gives me hope!

not really a "frightening statement" mate you see i agree free speech is vital and important just like the right to protest and vote for your government but social media sites like twitter need to do more to identify and ban nuisance posters who harass and bully and ruin peoples lives because they can post with anonimity

Anonymity is not the issue. The issue is a certain percentage of our society is comprised of sociopaths (Both men and women). Revealing their names accomplishes absolutely nothing. As one user already pointed out, just visit Youtube. You will see endless comments of racism/sexism/hate speech, coming from people who are using their real First/Last names.

#6 Edited by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

@rorie said:

@gizmo88 said:

I'm very surprised this is considered gaming news. I wish Giant Bomb would keep it on topic more imo.

Our definition of "on topic" is pretty flexible. This is far more relevant than some things that we've posted in the past. We welcome your feedback, but at the same time, we also regularly post a podcast about F1 racing. We're far beyond the point of this being a website strictly about a narrow section of gaming news.

Hey Rorie, I appreciate the reply. Good point about F1. There's something to be said about uplifting gaming news stories however. I don't want to live in a bubble, but I also don't want this to turn into channel 10 news. Judging by the comments however, it looks like stories like these will continue.

Negative stories draw attention, positive ones don't. :-(

#7 Edited by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

@nardak said:
@zedman said:

I agree free speech is important, but why should it not be free speech in your real name when did free speech in anonimity become everyones right. if you truly believe in what you are saying you should put your name to it / stand by it

Free speech and anominity on the internet are important factors when there are people trying to fight against regimes who commit atrocities.

If every identity can be tagged and tracked all the time then that gives opressive regimes ways to track disobedient people wherever they are.

Although anonimity can be used for wrong purposes (like harassment and death threats) it also gives people ways to organize which wouldnt be possible if we all could be identified on internet.

A frightening statement followed by an incredibly reasoned one. It gives me hope!

#10 Posted by gizmo88 (109 posts) -

RIP Ryan Davis.