horseman6's forum posts

#1 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

It will probably be f2p on the PC at some point.

#2 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

The legend of drunken master is a great place to start. There are very few good Chinese martial arts films today, they've gotten really bad.

#3 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

I feel like I'm one of the few minorities that is pumped for the new hires. Dan seems like he's funny and meshes well, that's kind of what I want out of Giantbomb. Don't understand the hate being directed towards Jeff and the rest of the duders either, they most likely only controlled the hiring process for Dan's position and there are few men, let alone women, who have the same stature and resume as him. Dan Ryckert's a get, full stop.

I'm a minority and I'm extremely excited. Dan and Jason are amazing. I can't wait for some content with these guys.

#4 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

@neonie: I understand what you're saying but I don't agree with it. You should hire who's the best fit based on previous knowledge, experience, personality, etc. It's how pretty much all hiring is done. If there was a woman or man of a different ethnicity that was a great fit and applied, I'm sure the GB crew would have picked him/her up. That just didn't happen this time around.

#5 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

@neonie said:

@horseman6 said:

@neonie said:

@herbiebug said:

If you can't supply an example of an applicant who you think was passed over, all you are doing is fighting for affirmative action, which is horrible.

I think this argument kind of falls on it's face. If the entire point is to get fresh faces and new perspectives, then ideallyno one would know who they are yet or be able to name them. If they had actually taken applications from the community like it seemed like they were going to do before going the Rolodex route with it, then they would have been relative unknowns, not people that were already well known or "famous" in the already present game industry.

What I wanted from this was for them to introduce to me someone completelynew who would provide a fresh perspective and voice on on things. I don't give a damn about race or gender, but there are definitely genres at Giant Bomb that aren't being covered, there are people out there who no one knows, there are risks to be taken with a fresh view that might not actually just agree happily with everything the rest of the staff says.

In any company, you hire people with experience. It wouldn't have made sense to hire someone as a senior editor or someone who could do video from the community unless they had a lot of experience. The point of this site isn't do get new up and comers, it's to basically have a group of friends play games together and then tape their dumb antics. Hiring people that are unknown to the crew would probably end up being a big mistake.

You're right. People don't learn from mistakes, and risks are never worth taking. Good thing they never hired that Patrick guy. We ALL know that would have turned out horrible.

That's not what I mean. Of course risks are sometimes worth taking. However, they had two spots to fill and had two great individuals able to take those spots. It wouldn't make sense to pass that up. When you have a perfect fit, take it!

#6 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

@octaslash: Didn't see that. Still would prefer a real and heartfelt apology but it's not easy to do at the moment. Even though I disagree with Patrick on many things the hateful comments towards him are terrible. Get off of twitter people, it's no good!

#7 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

@horseman6 said:

@hoodcommando: Samantha Allen's tweet was completely unacceptable but I understand the emotions at the time. Still, an apology would have helped that specific situation. While I disagree with the general belief that GB should have hired someone of a different race or gender to make things "interesting", I really really despise the treatment of people who espouse those views. Threats, curses, etc. towards Leigh and Samantha is despicable and helps nothing. I believe that the people doing this are either from different sites and/or are an extreme minority of the GB community. There are real jerks everyone on the internet, just check out Yahoo News comments.

I agree, the sexist and rude comments were terrible. But it's not all black and white, there are more than two sides to this story.

There were some constructive comments on both sides, but the severe negative comments towards those two individuals greatly outweighs everything else. The one thing I learned from this is something that I already knew, to stay off of social media.

#8 Edited by horseman6 (360 posts) -

@neonie said:

@herbiebug said:

If you can't supply an example of an applicant who you think was passed over, all you are doing is fighting for affirmative action, which is horrible.

I think this argument kind of falls on it's face. If the entire point is to get fresh faces and new perspectives, then ideallyno one would know who they are yet or be able to name them. If they had actually taken applications from the community like it seemed like they were going to do before going the Rolodex route with it, then they would have been relative unknowns, not people that were already well known or "famous" in the already present game industry.

What I wanted from this was for them to introduce to me someone completelynew who would provide a fresh perspective and voice on on things. I don't give a damn about race or gender, but there are definitely genres at Giant Bomb that aren't being covered, there are people out there who no one knows, there are risks to be taken with a fresh view that might not actually just agree happily with everything the rest of the staff says.

In any company, you hire people with experience. It wouldn't have made sense to hire someone as a senior editor or someone who could do video from the community unless they had a lot of experience. Also the point of this site isn't do get new up and comers, it's to basically have a group of friends play games together and then tape their dumb antics. Hiring people that are unknown to the crew would probably end up being a big mistake; it would have ruined the dynamic between personalities and could potentially destroy the sites appeal.

#9 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

Prometheus

Oh boy, I guess I could jump on that bandwagon. The dialog. . . wow. And the plot holes. . . sigh.

#10 Posted by horseman6 (360 posts) -

@hoodcommando: Samantha Allen's tweet was completely unacceptable but I understand the emotions at the time. Still, an apology would have helped that specific situation. While I disagree with the general belief that GB should have hired someone of a different race or gender to make things "interesting", I really really despise the treatment of people who espouse those views. Threats, curses, etc. towards Leigh and Samantha is despicable and helps nothing. I believe that the people doing this are either from different sites and/or are an extreme minority of the GB community. There are real jerks everyone on the internet, just check out Yahoo News comments.