Since the hardware iterates every year and is usually only very incremental upgrades, I'd prefer if news on mobile (outside of individual games) focused on the iOS and Android etc platforms not the hardware.
Also I'd just like to say that people who take this opportunity to slam or complain about anti-apple or anti-phone people are just as bad as those they complain about and just perpetuate the whole thing. Please cool it a bit so people can try and actually discuss instead of just slam each other.
I contest that anyone posting comments such as: "this isn't a gaming platform" and "this isn't gaming news" is not a gamer. A gamer looks for quality games no matter where they're found. I own a gaming PC, an iPad, and every console and handheld from the last 15 years, and I still find myself playing quality mobile games when they're released.
I'd say that the IOS and Android platforms can and often are gaming news. But cyclical incremental hardware updates probably aren't as much.
But really people, if you are going to voice that you don't approve of new phone release posts at least explain why in a cogent way. Just being a dick is dumb and bad.
Is that an unofficial GB YT channel? I was disappointed to log on on Monday to find out there was no bombing the AM because there was a destiny stream, but no destiny stream to watch because I didn't catch it live. I looked on the twitch archive and it wasn't there either?
The streams weren't on the GB twitch channel, they were on Brad and Jeff's personal ones. That YT account collects unarchived streams from Twitch, Justin.tv, UStream etc. It also has some related to GB content from friends of the site.
Honestly I loved the P.T. teaser but I fear for the whole game.
Neither Guillermo del Toro nor Hideo Kojima are particularly skilful at handling subtlety or character depth, and even with as much fucked up shit that goes on in Silent Hill (particularly 2 which I think is probably the best one), the handling of emotional / psychological topics is surprisingly mature and smart, which pushed the games beyond other similar experiences in he genre.
the team seems to have the suspense building down ( probably the scariest first hour I've experienced in any game ), but I just hope they can deliver in the narrative depth area.
Really? I always think of 2 as the least scary, most tame entry in the series. I think there's a scene toward the very end of 3 that I couldn't even believe I was seeing. ( Mouth aborting a god in the middle of a church ).
I think 2 was the first entry into the series for a lot of people, and maybe that's why it's held in such high regard. I was completely disappointed by it. It did away with the cult, there was only one area that was scary, and the story felt so boiler plate to me at the time.
Narrative depth doesn't matter a whole lot to me when it comes to horror. The most effective horror I've encountered is the kind where you finish the piece (game, book, movie) and have no idea what just happened. You know there's a logic to it, but it's alien to you.
You seem to have a great idea of why people like 2 the most and why you don't. People love the narrative depth of its story, sets it above normal horror tropes of which stuff like the cult story are full of. You obviously don't. No need to speculate that its peoples first game in the series (i started from 1) or some nostalgia glasses thing, not everyone judges them all based on which was the scariest (probably 3 IMO).
I am a bit confused how you think 2 had a boilerplate story though, it is extremely unique to this day and the most unique in the series.
We don't even know how involved Kojima is with this project, these days he seems more like a name + producer role guy for other franchises.... maybe for marketing reasons maybe because no one else at Konami can ensure quality. At this point I really doubt he is heading up this project, probably just a producer.
Also don't forget that a number of high profile Silent Hill 1-4 people joined Kojima Productions after Team Silent dissolved including: Kazuhide Nakazawa (director of Silent Hill 3), and Suguru Murakoshi (Drama Director Silent Hill 2, Director and Scenario Writer Silent Hill 4).
I do really hope Akira Yamaoka is involved in some way though.
SO.. it may be a crazy concept.. but to me.. a journalist is someone with a journalism degree... not the grace of god.
What if they are not working as a journalist? And what if somebody gets a job as a journalist without having a journalism degree (maybe not even something like a journalism degree)?
Technically, in the public view, that sort of job is just in the fringe. IE: a person can be a writer without formally studying literature. An artist can paint without ever having received formal arts education and still be considered an artist. Particularly in this case, I'd say the person in question is working in journalism without being a Journalist.
I guess it's a social prejudice: That arts don't require professional training and may respond more to talent. While it is only understandable if you are talking about lawyers or doctors, it is accepted that those professions ONLY respond to advanced technical training.
I personally mean no offense to anyone, but I try to keep it to the basics. If someone works in something without training, they DO that. While someone with professional training on something, IS that.
The problem I have with this viewpoint is that doing something IS training for that thing. At some point someone who has been doing journalism for years (despite any previous training) has accrued experience and training on the job that is at LEAST equal to prior training. There are tons of ways to learn, I think the viewpoint you are using here holds a single form up as the end all be all.