Kevin_Cogneto's forum posts

#1 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

Let's compare and contrast, shall we?

#2 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

@kevin_cogneto said:
@straightgrizzly said:

I wouldn't say Grantland is mainstream water cooler stuff. The whole point of that site is collecting great writers and giving them freedom to write features on what they want. While they often do cover mainstream topics, they are often through a completely unique lens that you wouldn't find in many other places. Like Bill Simmons writing a piece that is ostensibly about LeBron, but filling it with mostly discussions on where his personality compares/stands in the halls of some of the greatest players ever. Or him writing another story about Melo not being a superstar by throwing down a gauntlet of historical statistics that would make most statisticians cry with joy.

Or Tom Bissell writing some of the best video game editorials on the internet. Video game coverage on Grantland is neither surprising nor new.

Tom Bissell writes about why games that are popular and well liked are terrible. He's the latest in a long line of people who have somehow decided to focus on and write about something they have clearly long ago started to despise.

And those articles are about GTAV and Gears of War and Skyrim.

Well now I know that either you haven't actually read his work, or you're the type of person that transmutes even the tiniest amount of criticism about a game you liked into a personal attack upon all that you hold dear.

Bissell wrote a fantastic article (not a review), for instance, about the tone of GTA V as it compared to GTA IV and Red Dead, and his mixed feelings about the fact that what he saw was a tonal regression. He also said that he admired the hell out of it. But sure, feel free to simplify the article down to "IT'S TERRIBLE" if you really insist.

#3 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

Oh, after reading the OP I was under the impression that people in Germany were upset... Now after googling the story I see that it's just people on Twitter in general. You can understand my confusion, considering that Auschwitz is in Poland.

Here I thought this was actual news, not stupid Twitter drama. I officially take the stance of not caring one iota about anyone involved.

#4 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

"In hot water" meaning what, exactly? In hot water with whom?

#5 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

I wouldn't say Grantland is mainstream water cooler stuff. The whole point of that site is collecting great writers and giving them freedom to write features on what they want. While they often do cover mainstream topics, they are often through a completely unique lens that you wouldn't find in many other places. Like Bill Simmons writing a piece that is ostensibly about LeBron, but filling it with mostly discussions on where his personality compares/stands in the halls of some of the greatest players ever. Or him writing another story about Melo not being a superstar by throwing down a gauntlet of historical statistics that would make most statisticians cry with joy.

Or Tom Bissell writing some of the best video game editorials on the internet. Video game coverage on Grantland is neither surprising nor new.

#6 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

Freedom.

Coincidentally, I'm eating a slice of leftover Lou Malnati's right now.

#7 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -
@seikenfreak said:

A lot of people here are not saying who is right or wrong, they're saying go away and argue about this some place else

In other words, "Everyone is welcome here, except for the people who want to discuss why certain people don't feel welcome here -- those people aren't welcome here."

#8 Edited by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

All of a sudden the car turned into a cannoli!

#9 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

@andmm said:
We should be happy that they are a part of the gb community now and not dealing with this racism/feminism bullshit that has absolutely nothing to do with the site or the hiring process. Take that shit to Polygon.

This is exactly the kind of dog-whistle comment this community needs to stop tolerating.

#10 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1000 posts) -

@rorie: people like this underAttack person are the perfect example of the toxic element within this community. They are not the only one and they need to be weeded out.

I don't think it's a question of weeding it out. It's not a problem that can be moderated away, the only thing that can get rid of someone like that is culture change around here. This community's culture can't be one where women don't feel welcome (as is clearly the case now), it needs to be a culture where that guy doesn't feel welcome.