Nice interview! EVO is the best, even for someone like me who rarely plays fighting games. Luffy's list of dudes he brought down in order to win the title is truly impressive.
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Space combat/more vehicular combat in general. I'm holding out hope that this will be present in the final product.
More configuration options, which could also be in the retail release I guess. There are a few minor things I wish I could adjust: which player names are visible and when(Tower vs. missions), whether or not you see numbers pop off on hits, and a few other small things I'm forgetting now.
I wish that connecting with people outside your Fireteam while you're out on missions was handled a little more elegantly. It's kind of a bummer to kick some ass with a random stranger and watch them just kind of disappear after hitting an invisible zone wall. Also, some areas feel like the respawn timing for enemies could be adjusted.
Other than those minor issues, the game feels like it was made just for me. Can't wait to play the full game.
I loved that match between K-Brad and the Australian Bison whose name escapes me. And after seeing Daigo's E.Ryu I really want to see him match up against Sako's.
I want to see sako take it, by far my favorite player. But I hope Smug and Sabin do well too. I've been really impressed with Sabin's Dhalsim play lately, same with Momochi's Ken.
I think it has less to do with an actual bias, and more to do with the fact that both games seem daunting for newcomers to just jump in to. As a result, you've got two types of people. Those that don't play either game and probably never will, and people that play one or the other because it's the one they've invested the most time in. I might be mistaken, but I imagine it is rare for anyone to have hundreds of hours and a ton of interest in both DOTA and League.
It just so happens this site has one DOTA guy, and everyone else just doesn't care about either. And they don't really even cover DOTA...Brad just plays it sometimes. I can't speak to the rest of the games journalism industry, but that's why I think you see more DOTA than LoL on Giant Bomb.
I think there are goobers on both sides of this silly debate. You aren't that evolved if you are in favor of diversity to the point of immediately marginalizing the perspectives of two people just because they're white males. You're just an asshole if you feel the need to shout people down because they criticize or take note of a lack of diversity.
If anyone needs me, I'll be here waiting to see the content these new hires produce before I make any judgments about them being good additions to the team or not.