TopCat88's forum posts

#1 Posted by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

"I think a big problem is that people really don't like it if people don't toe the party line...simply having a mildly dissenting opinion, causes people to (over)react terribly."

@Gaff I think that this is a great summary of the problems with Internet discussion. Everything is talked about in extremes. 1/10 or 10/10. Not just reviews but everything is polarised. Less so in good communities like Giant Bomb, more so in terrible communities like YouTube. It's a problem for me and I rarely post online because of it. I read a lot, form my own opinions but rarely vocalise them. (This is definitely not a problem in real life, where I'm open and chatty). Maybe I have Internet social anxiety. I rarely play online for the same reasons. I can't deal with the "THIS IS THE BEST EVER" "NO, FUCK YOU. IT'S THE WORST THING EVER" type of discussion and I feel that if your talking online your never far away from that.

I've tried this week to write more on these forums. Maybe I'll keep it up, maybe I won't.

#2 Edited by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

He's a good fit with the team for sure, I enjoy his video company. He's clearly a very smart guy and I look forward to many great contributions from him. I certainly don't agree with everything he says, and I'm glad because life would be pretty dull otherwise. But as this is an appreciation thread, I'll just say: keep it up Austin.

#3 Posted by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

I enjoy Forza, but I'm so glad I'm not on this level. The standard edition will do me fine. For people who are really into it, it must be a bummer to have to shell out so much every year for the same cars in some cases. I hardly ever buy DLC for any game though. $60 is enough.

#4 Posted by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

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These are my rates for shipping to Taiwan.

#5 Posted by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

Woman's football has come a long way and still has a very long way to go, but this is a good step in the right direction and will help legitimise the sport around the world. So long as the rest of the game has not been left practically unchanged because of this, I'm all for it.

On a wider lever, there's no shame in the quality of Woman's football being low right now. Believe me, it's come a long way in recent years and will only get better as time goes on. Most of these ladies aren't professional and haven't had lifelong training but each generation will enjoy greater opportunities and the sport will continue to develop around the world.

This mainstream acceptant from EA and the FIFA team is a great boost.

#6 Edited by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

Luchadeer is the true source to EVERY one of Dan Ryckert's stories. He bought his lifetime supply of anecdotes, Kramer/Peterman style, back in 2002 and has been living in regret ever since. One day, soon, this will come to light publicly and Mr. Ryckert will be forced to admit to his normal, every-day lifestyle and background. On this day, the natural balance of the world will be restored and Luchadeer will take his rightful place as the Editor in Chief of Giant Bomb. Jeff's head will be placed on the office wall, sporting a lucha mask and will be forever more known as LuchaJeff!

I come from the future....Heed me warning....Or else I'll...I'll...continue my life as if this post never happened.

#7 Posted by TopCat88 (196 posts) -
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I don't agree with this particularly, but it's delivered so brilliantly by the genius Cleese that it deserves its place in this thread. Also, I doubt John Cleese himself is particularly bothered about the subject.

#8 Edited by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

Only one entry from me this year. Time is against me. I'd love to be able to animate it to be like the actual wonky achievement style, but that's beyond me so this is what you get.

#9 Edited by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

@fattony12000: Hello to Jason Isaacs

For me it's been podcasts; Bombcast, Football Ramble, Kermode and Mayo, Can They Score and Football Weekly.

Music-wise: Story of the Year, Death Cab For Cutie, NoFX, Weezer, Pink Floyd and The Get Up Kids.

#10 Edited by TopCat88 (196 posts) -

I'm hardly an expert at the old PShop, but this is my contribution...