Upon deep reflection, I'd say I enjoyed talking about its terrible moments with Giant Bomb chat and later writing a thorough summary of it. My favorite thing was sharing in the spectacle.
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Huh, the crippling weight of indifference is more disconcerting than anything else...
I think a lot of people(especially folks that would be frequenting a forum like this) already assume this is something they are doing. I mean, it doesn't seem that far-fetched. It does raise some questions about their use of such data, but when you're signing up to use a phone service, you should be aware that there isn't an assumption of privacy from the police. What should be restricted is how long they can store this data, and I believe metadata is still relatively long-lasting when it comes to being stored by your phone company. Actual content of messages is much more restricted for this very concern.
I do think that, in the wake of the NSA leaks and further understanding of just how widespread surveillance is, people in most developed nations should be putting more pressure on getting clearer restrictions that are more widely known to the public.
@scampbell Thanks! :D
@truthtellah: Saw those and they were worthwhile, I actually meant were there any good ones of Geoff and Joel that may or may not be cringe worthy.
Ah. hm... Well, that was one of the ones that was more amusing to me than it hurt me to watch. If you just want some terrible back and forths between them, I'd recommend watching the first hour and a half of the full stream I linked to on the first page. Though, if you want videos that will be amusing but not make you question your humanity and sense of place in the universe, that clip is about it.
I have no idea what we're upset about here. I'm trying to find it, but I can't.
@markwahlberg I'm sorry to say, but most of this did in fact happen. I may have editorialized a bit, but many of those quotes are either exactly as they were or based on the real thing. I tried to be a bit more fantastic with it, though, if only to help it all seem more like a dream than the dark reality that it was.
@development I would give it a 6/10 for the same reason. Yet, your kind words help me somehow cope with the fact that I not only saw it but also thought deeply about every part of it to make this.
@fattony12000 @giganteus @sunbrozak @edder Danke schon! The PS4 and Xbox One launch writeups before this hurt quite a bit, but they were merely one hour programs. This, this three hour hydra... It makes me feel good to think it might have all been worth it.
@dudeglove Aw. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I did indeed write this to help as many people as possible to be able to understand just what happened last night. This is information the world needs to know...
@me3639 I am concerned by the possibility that this is true.
@earlessshrimp Well, it all begins in a garden...
@csl316 So, what are the Vegas odds on Nintendo having anything to do with this next year?
Also, a far more distressing thought, there probably will be a next year. Though, I hope they just go all the way and become VGxXx, starring Vin Diesel.
@demoskinos I can assure you that I am not average, but it is true that some part of me still empathizes with average folks. That part struggled and throbbed in pain last night, like an unsettled grandmother forced into only making more and more cookies for eternity.
@robothamster I'd say the only worthwhile clips were of No Man's Sky, Broken Age, Titanfall, and The Witcher 3. Maybe the Borderlands Telltale teaser. Other than that, most of the world premieres were either lackluster additional footage of games we've already seen or very thin teasers for new games we still know little about. Like, the Game of Thrones teaser was literally just text saying that it is going to happen.
@punkxblaze Thanks, punkxblaze. I always knew you knew I was your favorite. Appreciate it. :)
@disaya The first hour was basically 70% that. It was harrowing, and I'm not surprised so many actually had some heart for Keighley following it.
I think he didn't deserve the initial hour of stereotypical mockery, but then, once Joel's interest became less about tearing down videogames and gamers and more about tearing down how disconnected the event was from actual gaming, it felt somewhat deserved. Keighley has a lot of influence on its direction, and as someone who found previous shows mildly decent, this felt embarrassing for all of the gamers watching and especially the developers that had any part in it. They deserved better.
Did this incredible accurate write up end with a Lars von Trier reference? Because it is amazing.
heh. I'm glad someone recognized it! I wasn't sure how many were familiar with Lars von Trier's films. :)
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@zgoon: Destructoid seems to have a decent listing of them. They are just news stories in order of when they appeared on the show. There weren't too many good trailers besides Broken Age, No Man's Sky, Titanfall, and The Witcher 3. I wrote a summary of just about everything that happened; so, perhaps that could be some assistance to you, as well. Good luck!