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#1 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

PSN: Kesith

Time Zone: Eastern US

I don't play a ton of multiplayer, but I am looking to change that. Picking up AC:U, CoD:AW and maybe even Diablo 3 this week. CoD is way outside of my comfort zone and will be my first attempt at a game in that series, so feel free to laugh at me.

#2 Edited by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

I really appreciate the sentiment here that "Silence does not equal complicity". Honestly I don't watch Anita Sarkeesian's videos. I tried and found them boring, so I turned them off. I felt no need to destroy her life over them. People who want to fight this fight on either side are more than welcome to do so, and all seem like crazy people in some form or another. What I don't like is the idea that me not getting involved makes me complicit in the hate. I have my own life to deal with, as does everyone else. The idea that just because a social issue has cropped up, I have to take notice and participate, devoting my time and energy to it is silly. I just want to spend my days being a good person and really not get in the way of anyone who wants to accomplish anything. I get the feeling a lot of people are like this as well, but too often get thrown under bus for "not doing their part" to stop the general insanity going on. I feel like I am doing my part simply by not adding to it. Thanks for the post @jeff, it was nice seeing this sort of not...extreme view of things.

#3 Edited by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

Hey if anyone wants to add me, my FC is 0688-5250-9512 and I have Pokemon X. My trainer name is Kesith

#4 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, New 3DS, New 3DS XL. Should have come up with a new name for this, especially with the software split coming from it. I feel bad for all the retail people who will have to explain this clusterfuck of a product-line to the moms and dads who are not games enthusiasts.

#5 Edited by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

The system to some degree, seems to be eating its own tail. I know the situation you're talking about, and while I don't care about the personal aspects of it, the professional ones are genuinely scary. While I expect Journalists and Developers to be nice with one another, friendly, maybe things would be better if some sort of line were drawn. GB refused to review Bastion given their close relationship with Supergiant, and their special coverage. Granted, the specific situation that sparked off this topic is a lot more personal in nature than simply being chummy with someone who used to be in your field. Professional Disclosure is the most important thing here, and while the Developer in question owes nothing to anybody for this, the Journalist should really be taking a hard look at what this does to not only his career, but the trust put in his publication. The publication's EIC recently Tweeted that he finds no ethics were violated in this situation, and hopefully none indeed were, but this should be a cautionary tale to Journalists especially.

#6 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

I am not a visitor of GS, but this really sucks for them. Unfortunately this round of layoffs may be a direct result of Giant Bomb doing well. A lean, smaller staff that people connect to is probably a much sexier proposition to a company like CBS, rather than a huge staff that costs a lot more money. GS also always required huge things like big E3 booths and such, where Giant Bomb proved it can do everything it needs to do with some mics and a cardboard cutout of Joe Biden in some back room. Plus yeah, video is the way this industry is going; having so many writers probably made no sense to CBS.

#7 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

The premium stuff is definitely worth it. I pay the yearly cost, and the extra content more than pays for itself. Figure for the cost of seeing three movies at a theater you get access to an ad-free version of the site with a ton of extra content. I watch a lot of the old stuff, like Jeff's jar videos and they're still great, even when time has passed.

#8 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

I have to say the best MMO out there is still WoW. So many players, and so much content, it will do you good for a long time. However, if you want to avoid the sub costs, I hear good things about Guild Wars 2.

#9 Edited by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

People really have to stop with the horrible shit. I don't agree at all with Samantha Allen, or Maddy Myers, but there is no need to go off and verbally attack them for stating their opinions on things. It's a shame there has to be any controversy with the two extremely talented people hired, but it is the world we live in. People disagree with the choices, and that is their prerogative. There's no need for what is happening in response however. The people doing it really need to stop.

#10 Posted by Rays_Gaming_Rants (74 posts) -

Dan Ryckert is probably the best choice to come into Giant Bomb. He is incredibly talented, as well as a little insane. Game Informer is a good publication, but it seems to be a more straight-laced place that could only put up with some of Dan's asshole nature...some of the time. Giant Bomb can embrace it fully and make it into a great thing. Also he is already on The Powerbombcast, just now he won't be on Skype while doing it presumably.

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