MrAriscottle's forum posts

#1 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

Probably too difficult to say right now with the releases coming up but as many others have said, Shadow of Mordor will be right up there. That and Dark Souls 2 are my two picks so far, although we all know that Dark Souls 2 won't fly with most of the crew.

I doubt anyone could have guessed Shadow of Mordor to be that good before release. That will win best surprise for sure.

#2 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

Limit comments to paid accounts only. Trolls won't be paying money just to abuse someone. Any abuse from paid members will be easier to track. I know this means that the number of comments will be significantly decreased (how much are comments worth anyway, let's be honest?) but it would solve most of the issues.

#3 Edited by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

I agree about the sentiments for diversity, but I also don't see hiring two white males as an issue. I can't understand why there has been such an outcry on the subject when the hiring clearly had no hidden agenda behind it, other than they were two good candidates for the job.

I feel that the criticism towards the site was unnecessary in the first place, but the backlash from certain people was unacceptable but out of the site's control. It is harsh to put all the people in the same pot as we all know 99% of the people on this site are good people. However, like any community in the world, there will be people who ruin it for the rest and end up getting the whole community tarnished with the same brush. Giantbomb did not create the bad people, they are just part and parcel of any community. The only option for the site is to ban those people when they can and block IPs if possible.

And for those being abused (in or out of the site), I know it is terrible and shouldn't happen, but I guess it sadly is a part of being a public figure on the internet. We all know of the abuse Patrick has faced for example. For every piece of abuse however, I would love to see 10 bits of praise and like to think that it would make up for some of the abuse these people face.

Welcome to the new hires, I'm sure the only way is up :)

#4 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

The staff was cut down significantly due to the untimely passing of Ryan. Naturally, it has been difficult for the site to get back on their feet. However, the content recently has improved and has been exciting. There isn't many games so the crew are working with what they can. If they hire new staff, the content will continue to improve. The crew are the same as ever. Vinny and Drew are just lovely blokes, Brad has always been sleepy and Jeff has always been full of hatred in a delightful way. Patrick's content is good. The content is improving.

#5 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

Timesplitters, FIFA and the Souls games.

#6 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

He upgrades his armour, which is pointless and a waste of resources. Of course, it's the game's fault for not getting this point across to the player but still, it's annoying.

#7 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

I really like Charlie Brooker, he's a good writer as shown by Black Mirror and his Screenwipe show, but he is like one of the three people in the public eye in the UK that they ever ask about video games. I guess you could do a million times worse and only he would likely get a show like this made on one of the five main channels. I saw that video over on Eurogamer where he is trying to get the C4 newsreader to play games and he somehow comes off a lot worse than I'd have expected him to, trying to defend games to someone that very clearly has no interest in seeing video games as a valid art form.

I think just showed how out of touch with the world Jon Snow is. I think Jon Snow came across as an archaic and sexist pig in all honesty, and sometimes it's worth giving up on people like that. Sadly, it seems hard for older generations to pick up on video games (no disrespect to older people) but in years to come, as video games become an even larger part of our culture, we will find that everyone and anyone has played video games or has a fondness of video games. I'm glad Charlie Brooker is trying to get the mainstream to understand what we love (even though parts of video games are mainstream themselves), and especially towards titles outside of the Call of Duty's. On the Jon Snow interview he mentioned Paper's Please, which was pleasing to see.

#8 Edited by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

I've finished Dark Souls over 10 times now and I still love watching people play it, good or bad. It might be one of the best games I've ever played.

#9 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

UK/Europe getting screwed as usual!

#10 Posted by MrAriscottle (262 posts) -

@SpikeSpiegel said:

@zombiepenguin9:

Sorry for taking so long to reply! I went ahead and uploaded all of them to a folder on Giant Bomb. You can get them here!

Thanks a lot, that is great!