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#1 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

Age of Empires 2. My reasoning would be similar to those who will pick Civ.

Dota 2....Dota 2 never changes.....

I'd go with that because I enjoy it as much now as when I started. My favourites are all single player games but aren't hugely replayable. Maybe I'd go with Dark Souls otherwise.

What if... WHAT IF people stopped playing Dota 2 in favour of, say, Dota 3?

#2 Edited by themangalist (1748 posts) -

@vuud said:

Pretty sure it's this:

I always thought the Brad's moment of doubt "umm..." before losing it was what made this segment amazing.

Can't wait for a Brad thread.

#3 Edited by themangalist (1748 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@themangalist said:

I think what Jeff had said was what he envisioned Giantbomb to be, but through the years Giantbomb has shown to be not quite that. It really is hard to argue, as rationalized an answer Jeff has, that Giantbomb's audience is mainly white duder gamers. There are dudettes and people from different countries that are brought together by the love for video gaming, but the crew's specific humour is very north American/dude-esque. Their interests are North American/dude-esque. They ARE North American dudes.

It's not even just that. North America, is a very diverse place with people of all sorts of beliefs and viewpoints. Many of those viewpoints are perfectly rational, even when set against an opposing, equally rational viewpoint that might be held by someone in another part of the continent. It's like when people on the west coast make fun of the midwest, thinking of the entire region as a backwards cultural void. They're being closed-minded and ignorant of the views of people that just happen to live in a different region than they do.

Yes. They are of a very specific type of people.

For a "personality-based" site, we feel close to these guy; but at the same time, sometimes we are expecting the bomb crew to be everything for everyone, or at least, everything to us. I just don't think that's how a "personality-based" site works.

#4 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

I think what Jeff had said was what he envisioned Giantbomb to be, but through the years Giantbomb has shown to be not quite that. It really is hard to argue, as rationalized an answer Jeff has, that Giantbomb's audience is mainly white duder gamers. There are dudettes and people from different countries that are brought together by the love for video gaming, but the crew's specific humour is very north American/dude-esque. Their interests are North American/dude-esque. They ARE North American dudes.

At the end of the day, it comes down to us liking what the bomb crew does. They do what they do, and we are all just watching. We don't really "participate" directly in Giantbomb. So even if there are times that we are offended by what they make, we really don't have say in what they do. I understand your concern as well, I raised by eyebrows sometimes at the things they sometimes say, but I choose to walk away when those moments happen. I won't go in there and tell them to be what they aren't (which mostly likely would be something they aren't good at).

"Why are they not covering RTS games?" I guess we just all have to accept what Giantbomb.com has become and is at this moment.

#5 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

I'm not a subscriber so I won't be able to tune into the Friday show, but I really want a proper introduction to these seemingly cool dudes. They just kinda popped out of nowhere in the bombcast without too much introduction either. The only photos I've seen of them is the "IGN hired these guys" tease. I really really want to see them "in action", and properly introduce themselves! Anyways, welcome Dan and Jason.

#6 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

I miss that dude. I really, really miss him.

I need to type words for a reply. This is everything i wanted to say.

#7 Edited by themangalist (1748 posts) -
GIANTBOMB.COM, circa 2056

I don't think they should hire to meet a quota or to diversify for the sake of diversifying.

Basically this and what the OP said. I'm a dude on a couch who enjoy gags spout out by dudes on couches. We are the target audience for them.

People always say Giantbomb is a personality-based website, but to me what's more important is that it is a SMALL personality-based website. Everyone knows each other, that's why it works.

#8 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

@nixx: aww sucks to hear. I play on a laptop with a geforce 330m card and i got at least 25 frames all the time, on lowest settings. I guess ill have to burn in hell.

#9 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

@winsord: @cale: I guess the joke went over your heads/sucked. I was just kidding because the Steam sale just ended. Usually I'll have heard of a good handful of them but I have just barely heard of one of these.

well... if it's a joke, it's not a very good one.

Btw, Gothic is a great RPG franchise. Gothic 2 is definitely up there my "favourite RPGs of all time" list. The atmosphere is fantastic, it's one of the few open-world games that manages to make you feel trapped in a desolate landscape. I think in certain aspects Gothic 1 and 2 are better than Elder Scrolls by leaps and bounds. Give them a chance.

#10 Posted by themangalist (1748 posts) -

@nixx: In State of Decay, the characters are blank-slate and the story is pretty paper-thin (there are a few story missions yes). It's where imagination/immersion takes precedence. I guess in a way, that's like DayZ and that genre. And DayZ really isn't about survival from zombies anyways, it's a huge pvp arena where funny/stupid human interactions happen. If you are looking for a zombie survival game, I really don't think DayZ is it. Again, really depends on what you're looking for.