Looking forward to Phaedrus: Origins
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I think they can do better with trying to do something else. I hope they attempt to do a big live show like that again, but it's understandable that they'd see it as very unlikely after the loss of Ryan. They're just going to have to come up with something even better that they can handle, and I'm confident they'll figure something out.
I agree. And with two new consoles launching, I'd be willing to bet we'll have multiple all day live streams in the near future anyway. That, coupled with Ryan's passing (and the concept itself getting a bit stale IMO) makes the decision understandable.
And on that note, can't agree with rumblings that they need to "step it up." Not that I want less videos or anything, but lately I've had a big backlog of Giant Bomb stuff to pour over on weekends because I can't keep up with everything they've been putting out. Maybe I've just been busy at work, maybe it's all relative, but as far as I'm concerned it's been all good on that front.
That's awesome, quests were a fun incentive to browse around the wiki. Looking forward to it.
Wonderful game, interesting article/interview/post-mortem. Makes me want to dive back into Adventure Game Studio and seriously devote some time towards learning it, at least for a weekend or two. Can't hurt to try.
The games press are in a very privileged position where they generally don't have to buy a lot of the games they play, it's understandable that this might skew their view on the value of certain shorter experiences. They also don't have the time to play a lot of longer games. This disparity between critics and their audiences is always going to cause issues of perspective like this.
I don't think calling them assholes is the right way to go about starting this debate and I also haven't seen anyone sneering at us normal folk but it is a discussion worth having.
I agree with this sentiment. Would never want press types to give anything less than their true subjective opinions on a game, but not paying for titles large and small and being tasked with playing games to completion, good or bad, changes the perception of value. At the very least, labeling folks that are out to get the most bang for their buck in this hobby "part of the problem" (I've seen it) deserves to be called out. It hasn't been too prevalent, though.
One of if not the most entertaining competitive gaming events I can remember, I'm only a casual Dota fan and I was hooked from the prelims on. Amazing production, community, and play. Valve really has something here, can't wait for next year.
Great read, had not been following this story. It's a problem with competition on every level, from Olympic badminton to video games. The flopping comparison is apt, we all know it when we see it yet when done well it's not always easy to prove. Sounds like those with power in the FGC are taking the necessary steps to ensure their product is as honest as possible, interesting quotes and opinions from a number of folks in here.
Great for Oculus and the future of the format in general. Carmack's intelligence is being wasted at modern day id and his passion for VR is well known. Can't wait to see where this whole thing ends up.
So, I don't understand. What's Polytron gonna do now without Fish?
Polytron is Fish, I don't think there's people being put out of work aside from him and Disasterpeace due to this decision.
Thanks for putting out your personal take on this strange story Patrick. I still believe if this exchange happened at a bar no one would bat an eye, the magnification of all things by the internet kind of sucks sometimes. Too much drama on all sides. Hopefully we'll play another game by Fish one day, whatever road it takes.