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@video_game_king: Yeah... I guess, but I still think it'd be better to say "All of the guys need to get better at this" because it's a site-wide thing. Or something, it's weird since you don't get to much of the content where everyone else does the exact same things others have been complaining concerning Dan. I dunno, always been bothered by this activity ever since people complained about Rorie a long time back doing things that Ryan or Jeff had done all the time (I forget the context). It feels like sad, blind fanboyism. At least their comments, not yours specifically.
I watched him in the Jet Gunner Quick Look today, and I have to say that I'm not a fan. It was pretty grating to see him discover things in the game that he should have known about beforehand.
I've always wondered this, but how little of the site's content do you take in? Because that's the sort of thing that's in 1/3 of most videos nowadays, if not more. I just think calling Dan out specifically for "not knowing something beforehand" is exclusionary considering that's been the case since ~2010. i'm not saying we shouldn't be questioning it and talking about it, but we should probably include all the crew's collective lack of awareness.
I went to login on Origin to collect this (I've been getting a bizarre itch to play these games) but then instantly forgot what my login information is. Last time I tried to retrieve my information took about two weeks before I finally got an email, at which point I didn't give a shit what I had even wanted it for previously.
I'd literally rather pay for this on gog than deal with that again.
I dunno, me?
I tend to forget about things that I actively dislike. Makes it easier on my psyche. If I had to take a guess it would probably be Dickens or something like that, i.e. authors paid by page/word in magazines/papers that result in overdrawn novelizations about the eating habits of wealthy people.
edit: I clearly meant Dickens and not Bruce Dickinson
For some reason I picked up Warframe again and I've sunk around 100 hours into it over the last 4 weeks. It's still a fantastic shooter and more spacey than ever. The repetitive grinding is very soothing during these troubled times. Playing a game or two of Unfinished: Heavy Bullets 05/22/2014 every day as well.
Sad part is I also purchased Divinity: Original Sin, Jazzpunk, SteamWorld Dig, Transistor and Valiant Hearts over the last 4 weeks without touching any of them.
You are a monster. Jazzpunk and D:OS are probably my favorite games this year. Fucking great games.
@djou: Always possible. I remember them talking about the soundtrack relatively frequently, but I could be misremembering (I just watched again, but my memory is about as useful as wet cardboard so who knows). Either way, sorry for the possibly confrontational tone - was a bit of a testy morning. I agree that a lot of the content could start to feel churned out, especially with GBeast feeling like they're just grabbing any indie game in a sort of slapdash way of making content. It's still a weird transition period (cue the raw vegetables because jesus fuck that's been said for about 5 years now), so I'm just hoping that the personalities gel and the party continues.
My only tip so far is play more computer games dude! Your lack of familiarity with some of the older ones as you said you never had a good computer seems weird. I know GI always seemed rather console focused but now you gotta catch up. The WoW content is a good start I hope to see more.
PS: Dota isn't dumb wrestling is dumb.
As someone who played on a terrible computer in the mid 00's and was forced to play games from the mid-late 90's as a result, I wholeheartedly disagree. Mostly because I stopped coming to Giant Bomb to agree with the cast on games, and Dan is certainly not stopping that trend.
@djou: you are way over the top. Everyone member of Giant Bomb starts Quick Looks of games sometimes without knowing about them.
Yeah, I know and that is weak filler content.
@djou: I don't say he's bad at his job and dumb either. You're going way too far, it sounds childish. It's really fine if you don't like him but to say he's phoning it in already? What?
I don't think he is dumb or bad at his job either, I never said that. Obviously he has worked in the games press for a long time so he should know good from bad coverage, but his work so far is lazy and his insight is shallow. This is exactly how I would describe Game Informer and most traditional mainstream game coverage. Having personality and reciting a list game features isn't offering meaningful insight. I wrote that after watching the Lovely Planet QL which literally told me nothing about the game. Neither Brad nor Dan talked about any of the game features and he played like total garbage even though it was his second time through the levels. They went on about the game soundtrack which you couldn't hear... at all. They didn't even mention that it was from the devs of Speedrunners. Contrast this with something like the Hotline Miami QL, Ryan was enthusiastic while discovering the game, jammed out on the soundtrack, and showed off the game.
The reason I subscribe to this site instead of just getting game news from the dozens of very good Youtube or Twitch players is that these people are professionals. They are paid to play and think about games. They have insight and access to developers not available to some yo-yo in his bedroom playing games with a face cam. There's value in experience. If Dan talked about video games like he did wrestling then the story would be different, unfortunately I don't give jack shit about wrestling and this is not a wrestling fan site.
I'd be interested in your version of the Lovely Planet QL where Brad was there instead of Drew and Dan didn't immediately say "I've never played this game before." Interesting. Also, I don't know what platform you watched the QL on because that soundtrack was really loud in the mix for me. It was an awesome QL because of that. Also "showing off the game?" Didn't they do a few full worlds' worth of levels?
I understand the rest of your comments, but I think you should either use actual evidence or back up some of the other mentions (like saying the soundtrack wasn't at all audible, which can be dependent on more than just the source mix).