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#1 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -
@Nettacki

@hakunin said:

@Nettacki said:

@Tesla said:

@n1Nj4d00m

@Tesla said:

No surprise that a lot of you commenters are unable to communicate your views in a manner consistent with that of an adult. Being angry at the mere existence of this article is especially confusing to me. Argh what is this click bait that I feel like is beneath me yet here I am taking the bait!!! Good stuff Klepick.

While I don't find the content of the article offensive by any means, and these women are obviously entitled to these opinions; this is an article with an agenda dressed up like a news article. That's why I have a problem with it.

I guess I don't see where this is trying to pass itself off as news. To me it is very clearly labeled as 8 womens' reactions to a recent event in the gaming industry.

See the little text just above the headline? It says "Giant Bomb News". That means everything this guy (and others) writes, whether it be stuff like THQ's and Atari's bankruptcy, in-depth interviews with the guys who made The Walking Dead, or this editorial opinion piece are all listed under news even when stuff like the editorials and interviews isn't. If there was another category called "Giant Bomb Editorials" or "Giant Bomb Opinions," then I think there would be less complaints about this thing.

Ok, could you link to some examples?

This article for one. The initial one he made on the Dead Island statue and how it's sexist. And every other article he wrote about sexism in the industry (#1reasonwhy, the E3 Booth Babes). Barely any of those can be considered news, for they come off more as opinion pieces and "calls to action," if you will.

I see your point, and sure for the sake of accuracy having a separate opinion/editorial section wouldn't be a bad idea. Having said that, I highly doubt all this vitriol from people would magically vanish if this were explicitly labeled an opinion piece.
#2 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -
@n1Nj4d00m

@Tesla said:

No surprise that a lot of you commenters are unable to communicate your views in a manner consistent with that of an adult. Being angry at the mere existence of this article is especially confusing to me. Argh what is this click bait that I feel like is beneath me yet here I am taking the bait!!! Good stuff Klepick.

While I don't find the content of the article offensive by any means, and these women are obviously entitled to these opinions; this is an article with an agenda dressed up like a news article. That's why I have a problem with it.

I guess I don't see where this is trying to pass itself off as news. To me it is very clearly labeled as 8 womens' reactions to a recent event in the gaming industry.
#3 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

No surprise that a lot of you commenters are unable to communicate your views in a manner consistent with that of an adult.

Being angry at the mere existence of this article is especially confusing to me. Argh what is this click bait that I feel like is beneath me yet here I am taking the bait!!!

Good stuff Klepick.

#4 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

Of course, I'm a gamer.

I might not buy any of them right away, but I'm still excited and ready for that new new. Console advancements are a big part of what drive the whole industry forward, and this cycle has gone on long enough.

#5 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

@sdharrison said:

@Dookysharpgun:

Went and poked around Deus Ex HR forum and it is indeed another example of this. The game had some pretty hilarious and apparent problems, but there was a small army to shout down any detractors. Energy bars and man sized vents GOTY

Energy bars and man sized vents seem like nitpicky things to me, hopefully you had more to your argument. Otherwise, you deserved to get shut down.

#6 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

I agree, being so worried about spoilers has caused most conversation about games to be surface level at best. Even on the Bombcast they usually speak in vague, general terms when they're talking about games. It seems silly to me, because so few games have anything of note in their stories in the first place. Not every plot point is on the level of Aeris dying or Bruce Willis having been dead the whole time.

When the bomb crew finally decided to not care about the whiners and just talk freely during the GOTY podcasts, I ended up with more than a handful of new games that I checked out only because the guys were free to go into detail about their favorite games without having to worry about what they were saying. Spec Ops: The Line for example, which is still a fun game with an enjoyable story that was not at all ruined by what I already knew.

#7 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

Pull the NRA's dick out of the government's ass if you want to control gun violence.

#8 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

Drew, Dave, Vinny

#9 Posted by Tesla (1903 posts) -

It's like that one E3 podcast all over again when a bunch of kids around here first learned the phrase "corporate shill".

An unfortunate fact of life is that there just aren't any good communities of a substantial size on the internet. Too many meek individuals need a place where they get to be the tough guy and hurl insults over the least consequential things...like Brad enjoying the new Devil May Cry.

At least Giant Bomb has a small contingent of users that contribute interesting threads and discussions. But for the most part it is best to just ignore comments in general. Just like every other website.

#10 Edited by Tesla (1903 posts) -

The mix of pedigree and setting make this an exciting prospect.

With the internet at large wary of the future of Mass Effect, CDPR has an excellent chance to come in and drink some of that milkshake. Even more likely considering they seem to be in their prime, and people like me who are familiar with The Witcher series know you can put some amount of trust in what they are saying without having to see the game in action. Also, Blade Runner.

I hope they hit a home run with this one.