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#1 Edited by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

Here's the most important link about the situation: http://kotaku.com/an-updated-list-of-studios-ea-has-bought-and-then-shut-1689498614

At this point, if you sell your company to EA, you're a damned fool. See ya in the mass grave soon, BioWare!

Edit: Also, remember how hilarious and pathetic EA's 2014 E3 presentation was? It might have something to do with them not knowing how to not fire people for fun. Plenty of companies have gotten in and out of plenty of larger binds without fucking up the lives of thousands of people. EA just doesn't know how to business.

#2 Edited by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

This is so so so great.

#3 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

I stopped with Kotaku when Patricia Hernandez did her piece on Max Temkin's false rape accusation. Took it down and replaced it with a version that didn't damn him as a rapist. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of that website, I do wish all the best for Patrick.

It's amazing and alarming when you realize just how fundamentally awful Kotaku is. In my case, I actually agreed with Hernandez - Temkin is probably a rapist, and if not then a rape apologist. But the fact that Kotaku felt the need to cover the story at all is indicative of how gross and tabloidish they are. It's just another example in a long list of examples of Kotaku doing something terrible for hits, which is a complaint lodged against them no matter the individual's personal beliefs. It's like the world can be united in calling that site out on their bullshit. If Jeff or somebody really liked The Cosby Show as a kid, he's not going to publish a ~breaking news~ story about how we're to damn Bill Cosby for his allegations. That's not to say we shouldn't, it just isn't appropriate for the site's character. The three or four good articles a year don't overweigh the trash, and even if they did it wouldn't give the trash a valid excuse for existing.

I have full confidence in Patrick's ability to produce good content for any site, but the good content will never be as good as the bad content is bad.

#4 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

What an incredible step down in the world. I wish him the best, but when you work for Gawker the best only goes so far. No ill will to him personally, it's just an awful institution. I'll keep the good memories. I ranted about it on Twitter but thinking about the outside gaming media (Kotaku/Polygon/Destructoid/IGN/whatever) just makes me more happy Giant Bomb exists.

#5 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

Patrick, thank you for writing this article. Giant Bomb can cover serious, personal issues while still making silly videos. My one criticism is with this: "All three cases have come in the wake of GamerGate, a rhetorically loud hashtag ostensibly about problems in games journalism, but one that has been mired in incidents of extreme harassment."

The problem here is that GamerGate IS harassment. That's the point. It hasn't been mired in the harassment, it exists to harass. Actual problems with games journalism are being completely ignored, or actively encouraged, while GamerGate destroys the lives of every woman in the industry who won't conform to little boys's standards. Don't try to play nice by making it even sound like there's some merit to their claims of corrupt games journalism, because the harassment overshadows it, IS it, and ignores actual corruption anyway. Please don't be afraid to dismiss GamerGater-s (or maybe just "gam3rz") from the site entirely.

#6 Edited by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

Competition. Not to say EA's initiative will be good (because EA), but if subscription models start being served up per-publisher it means there will be less of an incentive to subscribe per-console manufacturer. It's the cable company/cable channel dynamic again.

#7 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

This is a really great progressive move from a company that's been relatively shitty on the business and creative side for the past several years. A Netflix-style model where you give an annual fee to access all a publisher's forthcoming/previous titles would benefit consumers with an overall lower price point and might(?) give the publisher more money overall than each game would at 60 a pop. Now, it's EA, so surely they'll find a way to screw things up. But the idea is sound. I pay for Netflix, Amazon Prime, PlayStation Plus, and the WWE Network, and all have been very good deals that save me money in the long run. Just imagine if Valve or Nintendo or even a small developer like Devolver Digital adopted this idea (it's basically a Patreon). People would eat a valuable subscription service up.

Those who are negative on this are letting their rightful distrust of EA initiatives blind them to the actual words in the actual news story. And if there's a section out there that really hates the idea of saving money while positively supporting publishers (EA or otherwise), well, they're the same people who would've said streaming movies was for dumb idiots back in 2007.

#8 Edited by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

@leebmx said:

@hassun said:

Disappointing to see @danryckert behaving like this on twitter every time something world cup football is happening.

Behaving like a common internet troll? Really?

Also Dan, if you're reading this, people are not mentioning pro wrestling during your sad trolling attempts because they think wrestling is a sport. They mention it because they think pro wrestling is terrible / way worse than football.

It's not funny, it's the kind of behaviour people would be reprimanded for on Giant Bomb by the mods/staff.

One of the things that has really pleased me about the World Cup is the way lots of Americans have tried to look past their silly nationalistic sterotypes and join in this big party the rest of world is having. Dan's tweets just seem bitter and lonely. I love that Brad has made an effort to try and understand why so many people love this sport and feel passionate about it enough to get emotional.

I was really prepared to give him a chance because I trust Jeff's judgement, but the more I hear from him, the more I fear that he is just a closed minded bore with nothing new to offer this site. I really hope I am wrong. All this chat about 'wimps' and how stupid it is to cry just seems the sort of thing the typical US college-jock bore would come out with - really hope I am wrong. I come to Giant Bomb to get away from those sorts of attitudes.

#9 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

I'm excited to play this a year after release when a "Game of the Year/Complete" Edition appears on Steam at a reasonable price.

#10 Posted by TadThuggish (968 posts) -

@allison said:

It's funny that in the same week John Cena won the WWE World Heavyweight Championships in a ladder match against several opponents that many fans and outsiders - myself included - would have loved to see be given a run with the titles instead, Giant Bomb hired on essentially two John Cenas. Very safe choices that probably won't change the status quo all that much but is met with a very resigned sigh.

I can see why it happened this way. It absolutely makes sense. That doesn't make it any less desirable.

I agree with what you're saying but in my mind I'm witnessing Cesaro on a quick look and Zoe Quinn winning a ladder match.