Stimpack's forum posts

#1 Posted by Stimpack (899 posts) -

I don't even entirely understand what this GamerGate stuff is. All I know is that people are complaining about ethics in journalism, which I understand the concerns, but I don't see it being as rampant as to warrant all of this lunacy. Aside from that, then there are the crazy folks who harass and make death threats, which is quite honestly beyond my comprehension. I understand having issues or concerns, or not agreeing with what someone might say, but there is a base amount of respect for other people that is entirely absent.

I just don't like this era of the internet. I'd rather go back to the point where it's just a bunch of nerds talking to other nerds.

Anyway, I'm not a part of any of it. My deepest apologies for those who are being hurt in any way by this. As usual Giant Bomb is a site run by decent people, and we should all strive to be civil towards one another.

#2 Edited by Stimpack (899 posts) -

@isomeri: I never followed gaming outlets of any kind. Even as a kid I was never really into reading the magazines or anything like that. That said I ended up watching a Quick Look which led me to look at the How To Build A Bomb episodes, and that's when I thought these guys were alright. Now I regret not following them during their GameSpot days!

@alwaysbebombing: I thought it was dumb as well, which is why I never really paid much attention to any video game coverage, and I definitely thought watching someone play a game was idiotic. Why would I watch someone else play a game, when I could play it myself? I guess a part of it can be related to something like MST3K, though, and I loved that. Anyway, I'm glad I ended up giving them a shot. I had no idea I'd get so hooked.

#3 Edited by Stimpack (899 posts) -

@alexisg Oh... no.... I've got to say, this is heart-breaking news, duder. I feel like everything I've ever known about Giant Bomb is slowly fading away =( You will be missed. I hope you find happiness in whatever comes next.

#4 Posted by Stimpack (899 posts) -

These are genuinely incredible.

#5 Edited by Stimpack (899 posts) -

I'm probably one of the biggest fan of the Soul's series. Even to go so far as to play through the King's Field series because of them. I cannot believe I missed this alpha test. Ugh.

#6 Posted by Stimpack (899 posts) -

@cerberus3dog: Eh, I'm willing to cut them some slack, considering they aren't really used to developing loot-based games. That said, there are numerous other problems that can't be excused. But that's been discussed in great length already.

#7 Edited by Stimpack (899 posts) -

It's not that crazy, and it's what we can start to expect from newer games. More detailed textures will require more space and more ram, plus open-world gaming is starting to become the norm. If anyone takes the time to understand their hardware and the trend in video game development, it was pretty obvious that this was going to happen. I'm sure everyone will be able to run this stuff fine on 2GB cards for the next couple of years, you just won't be able to max everything. I really feel bad for those who bought high-end graphics cards with 2 gigs of ram in the past 1-2 years.

#8 Posted by Stimpack (899 posts) -

The fact that Dan is alive today is proof enough that he can literally do anything.

#9 Posted by Stimpack (899 posts) -

@rorie: I hope you do keep it pinned forever. Ryan was and still is a big part of the website. I hope that every new member coming in here goes back and watches the endless hours of entertainment that he provided. Giant Bomb wouldn't be where it is without Ryan, and he deserves a prominent place on these forums.

Anyway, that's just how I see it. We still miss you, big guy.

#10 Posted by Stimpack (899 posts) -

Guild Wars 2 was rather boring and lacked in depth and complexity. I didn't care for the themepark of Wildstar. Archeage seemed okay for a little while, but I don't think it really hits the mark in terms of "sandbox" gameplay. FFXIV is a backwards step from FFXI. FFXI is getting up in years and has changed so much that it's no longer recognizable as what it once was.

What is left for me? Is there anything on the horizon that's actually offering something different and interesting?