RenegadeSaint's forum posts

#1 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

Oh man, this game was rough. I played all the way through it when it was released, but found it extremely unsatisfying.

#2 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

@ptys said:

@chicken008 said:
@ptys said:

Surely these headlines can remain part of your personal blog Patrick, wouldn't say it classifies as news.

Have you ever watched a Giant Bomb video or listened to a Giant Bomb podcast? Yoshi is a pretty popular discussion/joke here.

My criticism was more about how the headline was focused on a personal opinion rather than the content of the article. Clearly I got it wrong as I've had a few replies similar to yours, so I'll shut up :)

I agree with you ptys. But I care only enough to write these two sentences.

#3 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

It plays well. Too many MMO trappings for my liking, but should be a good time for a bit.

#4 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

The fact the so may people have such poor impulse control and a minimal grasp on economic concepts continues to astound me.

#5 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

Touche, Sega. Touche.

#6 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

Wow, I'd be interested to hear the pathology results. I sincerely hope it is benign because gallbladder and biliary tree cancers are extremely mortal.

#7 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

I agree. I was very pleasantly surprised by his hosting prowess.

#8 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

@xolare said:

Well to my knowledge there are a lot of 12 year olds on the internet.

This. In the world of the internet, where eyeballs are ad revenue, all you need to do is get clicks. Entertainment has changed and you don't need money to buy it anymore. As long as they can click, they are income.

#9 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -
@hailinel said:

I honestly have no opinion on Dan, other than if he is hired, it would be disappointing in the sense that once again, the incestuous nature of the games press wins out over finding new blood.

Well said. I'm sure Dan will do fine and a lot of people will like him, but I'm losing interest in Giant Bomb and more of the same is not what I'm looking for. In fact, as I've spent some time thinking about the current state of this site, I've realized there is a deeper issue at play here. Judging by the comments, a lot of people feel personally affected by Vinny's departure from the main office. This makes sense because the site has been kicking around for long enough (6 years in July if you ignore the GameSpot years) that readers/viewers have bonded with the staff and also experienced a lot of personal life changes. People have gone from awkward teenage years to finishing college and starting careers, while others have gained, lost, or just changed jobs as loved ones have appeared and disappeared. Hell, I've finished medical school, gotten married, and moved twice totaling more than 3,000 miles in just the last 3 years. In the same fashion, much of the current shakeup at GB is the result of important changes in Vinny's life.

So maybe this is just a changing of the guard for viewers and and staff. I just subscribed to cable for the first time in 7 years because my entertainment priorities and needs have changed. It's probably not a coincidence that I'm using GB less and less and consuming other media more. So I don't think it's a matter of Giant Bomb becoming worse. Instead, I think it's the normal course of things for both the audience and the staff to evolve. And that's how it should be. Stagnation is death in media and they are desperately trying to avoid that (even if hiring Dan seems a bit too safe and too conventional).

My two cents.

#10 Posted by RenegadeSaint (1539 posts) -

I tend to finish all games, even if I don't like them. I just like seeing all the content.