As one who owns a computer and knows what Steam is, I have a massive collection of steam games that are in some state between never installed and probably mostly finished with a few that I would even consider actually done. Typically, I just migrate from one game to the next, rarely actually putting in enough time to really finish games. The long and short of it is that I just jump from game to game or play a lot of multiplayer games so I usually just jump to the next game when its cheap or brighter and shinier.
How do you finish games? Do you march down the checklist and no game is finished until you have seen and done everything? Is a quick trip through the story enough? What makes you lose interest or just plain give up? Also, is the completionist mentality (that I once was apart of) a dying minority or still going strong in its own niche?
Alex seemed fairly positive about it, It sounds like they kept a lot of the old stuff and streamlined a bunch of other mechanics. I will wait for more information before I make a purchasing decision regardless.
Yeah, I suppose when your budget is over 100 bucks, it is a bit on the cheaper end. I was used to 25 dollar Logitech headsets so it was a substantial upgrade when I switched. I do like the sound and while the fuzzy earphones make my ears warm sometimes, usually they are just soft and nice...and covered in bits of lint, but they are on my head so I don't see that often.
Its probably bad form to suggest this but I will anyways. I got recommended a Creative Fatality headset, with USB connection (seems like they only sell them with 3.5mm jacks now). But, I really like them and they have held up pretty good for the 2+ years that I have had them. My only real complaint is that they dont seem to work with my PS3.
This article helps put into perspective the kind of relationship I feel like I have with the Giantbomb Staff. They aren't my favorite website because their dumb antics make me laugh or that they delight in the dumb things that are amazing. Its that when I hear their opinion about recent events or a new release, I trust them and their opinions. Some of that is just because I have been coming to the site for two years now and just know their personalities pretty well. The rest is how blunt and up front they are with their method of delivering game information and how easily it is to understand their reasoning.
So in short and without wordy pandering: everything Giantbomb stands for is successful and I like it.
While we are picking fights, why dont we go after youtube commenters and amazon reviewers too. Then we can be sure we are fighting the entire internet instead of just some part of it. The vocal minority they call them. They aren't impossible to please, its just that if all those mechanics would have been the way these people wanted them, a whole different group would be bitching about it instead.
Of course, considering that RPS is a site where most of the writers are old-guard PC enthusiasts (or elitists, I guess), it doesn't surprise me that it attracts the same kind of readership with more extreme positions.
Also, well said sir. Something about the term Old-guard just made me nod in agreement before I had finished reading the sentence.