So Quest Spam has been popping up around the site, whether it be blog posts or asking for followers. I have had an idea -
How about if we have a forum board dedicated to Quest Spam? Not only would this save the mods a lot of time but no one else would complain about it. But what about the front forum page you say? well, it would be super easy for the Giant Bomb guys to hide it. Seeing as I can now go and change the preferences on the front forum page and adjust to what I want I would imagine it being easy to have the Quest Spam board as an option and to set it to ''hide'' be default.
What do you guys think? maybe it is not necessary but it would save the mods a lot of time by not having to lock spam and would help the community ignore it.
So often I see people complaining about the length of a Single Player campaign. Games like Alan Wake, Most FPS games, Heavy Rain etc And people often see this as a problem. It's not.
Most games today have been around the same amount of game time, around 6 - 7 hours but I don't see this as a problem...anymore. When it first started sure, it was a problem but now why is it still one? It has changed and has become a standard so when will people stop complaining about it? Is it good or bad? this isn't what his blog is about it is about why scores have been lowered when most non - RPG games are of this length yet people still complain.
Of course, this is my opinion. When do you guys think it will stop?
With our power we shall take over the Queen, all the presidents in the world and destroy humanity to make them obey and suffer under our incredible power as we destroy ever single one with out midget elf soldiers attack them to give us their gold as they sit there defenseless crying for mercy. THIS IS THE DAY, THE DAY WE SHOW THE MAN WHO THE MAN REALLY IS. Who are we?! WE ARE NEKU'S 100 FOLLOWERS AND WE WILL TRIUMPH AND DESTROY ANY ANIMAL, HUMAN, THING, ALIEN, FURNITURE, APPLES WHO GET IN OUT WAY.
As we quest our way to conquer all the people who have not chosen to join our army we will face many difficulties, lack of water, money, food, females and Video games. However after we have done the so called ''impossible'' everything will be ours, EVERYTHING.
Who can stop us? The mods? But what if the mods are already following me? WHO WILL STOP US? JEFF?! RYAN?! BRAD??! VINNY?! THEY WILL SOON JOIN US!
As I watch my friend evolve into soldiers, then into warriors, then into super gundam robot things. It puts a smile on my face.
For glory, for power, for revolution...
^__^ Sorry for that, in case you didn't understand I found out I have 100 followers. Is it a lot to other people? Not really, but to me I am honored that 100 people would follow me! :D
Thanks to all 100 of you, and for anyone else who decides to in the future! ^__^
Game reviews, what are the used for? many people use them for different things, but the most common one it to see whether the quality of a game is up to standards.
So then, what point is a review if it spoils the story of the game or even movie that you are watching the review for. The fact that you are watching that review means that there would be a good amount of people watching to see if the movie/game is worth taking the time to watch/play. Let's take a game like Metal Gear Solid 4 for example, you are a hardcore fan and have been waiting to see what happens in the story. The game is so close you can smell it and by watching a review you attempt to satisfy some of that hunger. But wait, the review just spoiled the ending of the game for you. Yes, of course there is still the gameplay but it feels like there is a big part of the game already has been filled.
So ultimately, what is the point of a review if it just spoils the ending for you?
Thanks for reading, feel free to share your opinion! ^__^
Hey guys, I thought I would do a blog on why I prefer to play games on PC over consoles. Please remember guys, I am not a fanboy of any system (Check my mini-bio) just why I like PC gaming better -
1. Mods - I cannot count how many hours I have played extra of a game because of mods, they add so much to a game (especially to ones like GTAIV, CounterStrike: Source)
2. Online - The online is amazing, it is free and I do not have to listen to 12 year old kids insulting me every 2 seconds. Also this is a small thing but PC doesn't have a dedicated online service (PSN, Xbox LIve) so for example, when they shut down Xbox Live no games were playable however PC games can live forever.
3. Controls - The mouse and keyboard are much more accurate and it is an advantage to have so many keys, since controllers have a certain amount of buttons the controls are sometimes cramped but with PC there is a whole keyboard to work with.
4. Exclusives - The PC has some killer exclusives on its hand, STALKER, Dawn of War 2, Crysis, The Sims 3 (A personal choice), World of Warcraft (Flameshield?), Starcraft 2, Diablo 3 and many more.
5. Indie Games - PC is easily the best system for indie games, they are great and only cost a few bucks and gives amateurs a chance to shine.
So, do you agree/disagree with me? post and tell me why! I am glad to have a discussion with anyone of you as long as you aren't a fanboy who thinks I am a retard...
And guys, I own all consoles so I am not a fanboy >__<
So, you guys are aware of the new update that came out a few days ago, no? well it seems that some users are destroying out community.
First of all, the thread spam. It is ridiculous and so disappointing because the community used to be so calm and laid back and now we have people posting pointless threads/blogs that is annoying the crap out of me.
Second of all, I have gotten 5 followers today, Yes, 5 of them, and why? for the quest. No longer is it a sign of being a good addition the GiantBomb community but it is now a random number that just determines how many people wanted a quest finished.
Hopefully this will end soon as I love this site and even if I do leave GiantBomb will still be my homepage, I will still watch all the reviews just no more forums.
Also a shout out to the mods who I know have been working very hard on keeping GiantBomb safe from spammers.
Oh and guys, please don't flame me. I said I might leave.
Hey guys, here are my opinions on the update on GiantBomb that introduces the quest system.
So far I am really enjoying it, at first I did not like but after about 30 minutes a was trying very hard to get some new achievements. I think it was a cool edition to the site because I will probably be on even more than I usually am which is always good ^__^
But was it for the worst? I have noticed a bunch of people making pointless blogs with one sentence, making silly threads and doing all other sort of annoying things to get achievements, I just really hope that it stops soon because one thing I love about this site is that there isn't as much spam as other site as I hate spam, so I hope it doesn't start now.
Another thing missing is a leaderboards of levels, as of now it is a bit pointless getting a high level since you are the only one to view it. I am guessing this will come soon after all this craziness goes away.
But like everything in life this update has its pros and cons, so far I am loving it but it depends on the community to make this work and not to spam just to get achievements.
Also, followers have no meaning now. I got 5 followers that I don't deserve today. People will now just follow random people were as before you followed someone because you were interested in there posts.