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#1 Edited by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

@pimblycharles: Jeff Green was on the podcast not too long ago as well as Brad Muir to replace GB's Jeff and Brad. I think it was one of the first one's Vinny hosted.

[EDIT] Found it: http://www.giantbomb.com/podcasts/giant-bombcast-11-12-2013/1600-671/

#2 Edited by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

@irishalwaystaken: From what I've heard from LoL friends, he's not even respected in that community either. I mean, how could you take someone who believes this seriously: http://i.imgur.com/KBFtVn8.gif

#3 Posted by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

I'd really like some discussion from the Chris Wager article. It would be particularly interesting to hear the guys discuss it on the podcast.

As for my thoughts, I think the main reason there's such a large disconnect is the compulsion of large sites to cover EVERYTHING that comes out. For example, if Jeff and Vinny actually reviewed the sports games they played on quicklooks, they would be doing the games a huge disservice. Likewise, most sites just give the review to someone who played last year's release for a week and hasn't touched it since. The "all things to all people" approach has turned reviews into meters of hype and production value because that's all reviewers can gauge before they move on to the next project.

#4 Posted by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

The article on Pewdiepie completely misses the point. It's like saying, everyone that hates on Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus is just jealous of their success. No, most people are angry that such terrible people are given that much success. If you want to be overly offended about "Diversity" and such, Pewds is literally just shouting slurs and making rape jokes for "entertainment."

#5 Posted by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

@video_game_king: I would say both composition and grammar were pretty substandard.

Reading way too into mechanics that are primarily used as throwaway jokes and trying to use them as an example of societal change is something that would impress no one outside of Tumblr.

No healthy relationship anywhere in the world works as an "open relationship" as the author is describing. It doesn't matter if you're straight, gay, or some other designation. Denying reality is unhealthy and not to be encouraged.

That more specific enough for you?

#6 Posted by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

The blog on Saints Row and heteronormativity made me facepalm quite hard. First of all, it was written by someone who would fail High School writing. Second of all, most of the content was reading way into things that weren't even close to the intentions of the developer. Lastly, it comes off as extremely unhealthy when the author is talking about how great it is you can "romance" whoever you want and nothing matters to the other characters and then implies that's how real life should be. Overall, I struggle to understand why this was highlighted other than the wishful thinking of the title. I can't even sure Patrick read it before linking.

With all that negativity out the way, I really enjoyed the Jon Bois, Tim Colwill, and Richard Moss links.

#8 Posted by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

The reaction to the Far Cry 4 cover saddens me. Guess what, it's a light skinned guy subverting the locals. Far Cry 3 was the exact same thing after a point in the story. No one had a problem with Hoyt, that I noticed, but this character we know nothing about and the scenario he is depicted in is too far?

#9 Edited by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

Facebook has increasingly made changes to their service that are anti-consumer as well as layout revamps that are always heavily disliked (even after the newness wears off). I simply don't want that kind of company having any influence on the Rift as I see them becoming less and less relevant in the future.

#10 Posted by R3DT1D3 (173 posts) -

Why is everyone blaming Ken for the studio closing? Has no one stopped to think that Irrational without Ken Levine and his top 15 isn't worth 2Ks money? I highly doubt the rest of the studio is capable of delivering AAA profits without their top people.