@mosespippy: I was going to say I've seen 0 proof of him going there, so I am glad its not true. I mean, if that's what he wants to do so be it but it sounds like such a bullshit concept. Then again, what do I know.
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I think what matters is what looks more appealing. My gut reaction is that Infinity offers more. I am a big Marvel Comics fan and collector so as soon as Infinity launches with Marvel stuff I am getting of those.
I wouldn't assume Skylanders gameplay is "more fun". From what I've seen, there is more variety in the game mechanics in Infinity not to mention all the creation tool and playbox stuff.
I always found N'Gai Croal becoming a "game's consultant" to be hilarious, especially since he admitted on 1Up Yours that he had not been in gaming for very long and that he really only started playing around, or barely before, the original Xbox. I also remember him saying stupid stuff like if you aren't playing Halo on Legendary then you aren't playing the game...I've never cared for the stuff the dude said and he always came off as someone who was given a pulpit for no real reason at all.
Anyway, I would like to say that I am sad to see Sessler go, but I honestly didn't watch his Rev3 stuff religiously and since I haven't had cable/sattelite in 4-5 years I wasn't watching his G4 stuff before he release either. I know, like others have said, he has said some really, really, really stupid stuff on Twitter that made my eyes roll hard. Maybe he simply decided he would leave before that evil and foreboding video game apacolypse rolls around. You know, the one he and Arthur Gies freaked out over and then chastised people for asking wtf they were talking about (which Shawn Elliot awesomely correct Gies on).
I am sure since he is choosing this path for himself, opposed to it being forced upon him (that we know of), that he has a plan and is safe in whatever he's chosen.
Honestly, at this point, there are a select few people who I even care about in the "games press" any longer. The Duders at Giant Bomb, Jeff Green (who seems to just be in job limbo right now), and...I don't know...Justin McElroy? Polygon has some OK stuff but in terms of specific people I follow I can't say I do follow anyone there. Phillip Kollar maybe but that dude is a little too hipster at times.
@eccentrix: I don't like the taste of all alcohol and I typically don't drink anything straight. I drink Mojitos, Baileys, and other stuff. Also, most of the people I know who drink to excess are the type of people who get drunk and then complain about it the next day, so perhaps experiences have defined by opinions. I think the same of people who smoke pot all the time and then don't really do anything with their lives.
@eccentrix: Why? I like the taste of a Coke, but I don't want to drink one until I physically vomit and get a sugar high. I also stay so busy that I can never even imagine a time in which I would even consider allowing myself to get a hangover. Then again, maybe I am just a boring person. I've never done drugs, I've never smoked a cigarette, and I don't drink to excess. I guess in 2014 that's a weird thing for someone who isn't a religious fundamentalist, "straight edge", or a prude?
@chrissedoff: These are conversations I have no interest in anymore. Even when I talk about this to women who are "nerds" (I use quotations because I hate classifying someone like that these days as it means nothing) they seem perfectly fine with it and even encourage it through cosplay and stuff. If so many women and females are cool with it why would any men even bother? That's not to say that all women, or even the majority of women, are cool with sexist video games and tropes but it feels like it kills any debate that I would ever have on the subject.
Then again, Japanese culture as a whole also seems to push this. I like anime OK but sometimes its downright creepy how this "adult" female character is drawn like a 9 year old girl outside of her curves. Same for the game and manga.