mems1224's forum posts

#1 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

@fisk0 said:

@mems1224 said:

I thought the archery in Dragon's Dogma and Dark Souls is horse shit. I think Skyrim, Far Cry 3/4 and Tomb Raider probably have the best archery mechanics in gaming.

I thought it was pretty good in Dragon's Dogma. Didn't enjoy it much in the Souls games though, mostly went with crossbows there.

the magic archer is kinda fun to play for a while but i never thought the archery in that game was satisfying.

#2 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

I thought the archery in Dragon's Dogma and Dark Souls is horse shit. I think Skyrim, Far Cry 3/4 and Tomb Raider probably have the best archery mechanics in gaming.

#3 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

another shitty month but i guess ps+ sucks a little less.

#4 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

well that was dumb...

#5 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

I loved Origins a lot more than Fallout 3. I've played it on 360 and PC and imo both versions are great but PC is obviously the way to go if you can.

#6 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

I've subscribed to Game Informer for most of the last 20ish years(still do). Also subscribed to Game Pro, OXM, Tips & Tricks and EGM at one point or another

#7 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

@mems1224 said:

@dannyhibiki said:

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Why is it an either or situation in your mind?

Its not but the 3 big hires for GB have all been white. Would this site have been better if they would have just hired a minority or a woman instead of Dan or Jason because they felt pressured to diversify? I personally don't think so. We don't even know all the people who applied for the jobs so its kind of silly to hold that against Jeff and GB

You don't know about the prospective women / minority hires either, so why hold that part of their identity against them or dismiss what it could possibly bring to the table? You may be surprised.

Well, Im biased because Dan has pretty much been my favorite video game personality for years so I don't think anyone else in the industry would have been a better fit, man or woman.

#8 Edited by mems1224 (274 posts) -

If the right person for the job is someone who is going to offer variations on the same perspective that has been perpetuated on this site and other sites for almost a decade then by all means, hire a straight white dude.

The employer i.e. Jeff dictates the requirements for the job. Some of the best ways to fulfill those requirements is to have a similar sense of humour, taste in games and attitude towards games as most of the GB crew.

"Corporate culture" is one of the biggest barriers to increasing diversity. The belief that some people wouldn't "fit in" because of their personalities is ultimately an unhealthy one, because the Venn-diagram of have personality that will resonate with the GB community and being a straight white dude has a lot of crossover. It's a vicious cycle where the same types of people are hired because it's easier than adapting yourself and your corporate culture to include a new and challenging perspective.

On the other hand, if you have a personality on a personality driven website that doesn't fit with anyone else then they're going to put out shitty content. Im not a white dude but if the most entertaining personalities that they hire are white dudes Im not going to complain. I come here to laugh at stupid videos, I don't care about their skin color or gender as long as Im being entertained because thats the point of this site. I don't think they should diversify for the sake of diversifying.

#9 Posted by mems1224 (274 posts) -

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Why is it an either or situation in your mind?

Its not but the 3 big hires for GB have all been white. Would this site have been better if they would have just hired a minority or a woman instead of Dan or Jason because they felt pressured to diversify? I personally don't think so. We don't even know all the people who applied for the jobs so its kind of silly to hold that against Jeff and GB

#10 Edited by mems1224 (274 posts) -

@mems1224 said:

@spacekatgal said:

@mems1224 said:

So you'd rather they check off some minority quota than hire the right person for the job?

Hey, you know what? Don't say that to me - okay? Women are not a "minority quota." We're here in this field. We're passionate about games, we bring a lot to the table. Giant Bomb would be lucky to have any number of women work here.

If you don't respect women, that's your problem. But don't say this garbage to my face. Understood?

Not sure why you're getting defensive and attacking me for simply asking a question. I never said women shouldn't work for Giant Bomb.

Because you just said that hiring a minority isn't the right person for the job? UH DUH

Not what I said at all.