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#1 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

Raw is Hell:

Pros

  • Rusev kicking that soldier in the head was great.
  • Sandow pinning Sheamus was a great victory for everyone.
  • The sudden Orton vs. Cena edge is smart. We've seen this match a billion times, but Orton is hot right now due to RKOVines and his face(tweener?) turn coming up. A possible Orton vs. Lesnar match is interesting even though we won't get it.
  • The build for Rollins/Ambrose was great tonight and Mick Foley was in top form tonight. Hopefully the match delivers
  • Main event was fun when the Cell lowered, which hypes the PPV up well. Rollins turning on Orton was cool and surprising.

Cons

  • The Intercontinental and United States Champions continue to lose.
#2 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

She completely disappeared from public eye since the first Assassin's Creed it feels like. Hopefully she makes something cool post-Ubisoft.

#3 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

Just wondering, is that a picture of you with Ronda, because that's pretty awesome of her to let you take that picture!

No no no, just something someone put up last night on Wreddit. I'm way too intimidated by her to bother her for a picture.

I think using Ronda would be the perfect way to bring Charlotte up. Right now, Charlotte is the only character who could be a believable threat to Ronda Rousey. Rousey can terrorize the Divas for a few months for Rick Flair's daughter to cone along and save the day.

This could work. Ronda could pop up a few times and judo toss women and look badass while Charlotte goes through the ranks.

You would have to hope that Charlotte continues to rapidly develop though, she's not quite ready for that yet.

#4 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

@turboman: Would she even be interested in doing a wrestling match? Has she expressed interest? Would the UFC even let her do it?

I don't think she's openly said it, but she put out that video a few months ago of her doing a little wrestling match plus she was in the front row at SummerSlam and apparently talked to Stephanie McMahon a whole bunch that night.

She is under a UFC contract and is one of the biggest names there, and that mixed in with her current movie schedule makes her schedule seem packed. Dana White would probably let her do it since he kind of admires Vince McMahon.

#5 Edited by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

Once again, if WWE doesn't come up with a way to use Ronda Rousey by WrestleMania 31 or 32, then they missed the boat completely. Here she is at a PWG show.

Though the way WWE is using the divas now, there isn't anyone they could build up now that would be anywhere close to a believable opponent to Rousey.

If you don't know Ronda Rousey:

Her badass entrance.

Her 16 second title defense in her last match.

#6 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

The crowds never seem to do it to the faces, only the heels.

A few weeks ago, Mark Henry tried to rally the crowd against Rusev and they treated him to What chants. I agree that "What?" can be great for heels, but it can also ruin promos for faces (not to mention it getting old during a three hour show). I'm really happy that it's dying down.

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I just realized that Chikara comes to town next week, I'll probably end up going to that even though I'm way out of the loop.

#7 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -
@vinny said:

@mom_i_cant_pause_it said:

@vinny: Theres been a few huffington post live with the two groups going at it. While it ends up turning into #shotsfired from both sides at least they are trying.

When will it be intelligent? Depends who you get to talk

There are anti-gg and gg people who want to talk, you guys doing this shows you want to too. Try TB, sommers, milo, boogie just to name a few. They want to talk. They might seem really right-winged to you but that's what gaming culture has evolved into. It's now mainstream enough to have a ton of opinions from everyone.

Yeah, I've watched some of those. I find Milo tough to listen to. Seems like he's got some other motives in there. I just have not seen anything actionable come out of the gamergate requests. Not being dismissive, but saying "we want ethics" is like me saying I "I want the internet to be fair". The thing I have heard the most from both sides is "It's not us! Stop making up or associating actions with us!" and if everybody is a victim how can you have an aggressor?

I think they have to be defensive most of the time because they are constantly being accused of being misogynistic/etc... but I agree that most GGers are very poor about laying out on the table what exactly they want out of this other than "journalistic ethics".

I do want to see that kind of discussion to happen on Giant Bomb though (hopefully with someone who offers something from the other side). I think Giant Bomb is a great place that handles all of the problems GGers have. You don't review games that you have personal ties to (SuperGiant Games for example), you guys have addressed Kickstarter/Patreon openly, and I'm confident that all of your relationships are out in the open. So I think it's a good place to make it happen.

#8 Posted by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

@sylect said:

@sparky_buzzsaw: trolls can co-opt anything they choose, anything that has the potential to get them attention. I have tremendous respect for the staff at GB but I had hoped they would have been able to see past the trolls and actually dive into some of the issues.

Yes, but it's a lot easier to say #GamesEthics or #EthicsInJournalism has merit because no one's going to confuse it for a core message of misogyny or hatred. And that's the whole point - you and countless others might have good intentions, but you're saddling yourself on an unpleasant image, one that doesn't have a clear definition and little accountability. But if you say something like, "Believe in #GamesEthics," it's a lot easier to have a conversation with you. It's a matter of perception, not where your heart lies so long as you do really want to have an honest, open conversation about those sorts of perceived problems in the industry.

I'd like to argue that if all the #GamersGate folks somehow got together and turned it to #GamesEthics (a hell of a task), then the stench of GamersGate is always going to follow. People will always dismiss the conversation because of where GamersGate started.

It's like if there was a guy who never showered and people called him "Stinky Johnny". Even if he bathed for one day, people would still remember him as Stinky Johnny.

I forgot to buy Shampoo.

#9 Edited by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

@turboman said:

I wish this was tackled months ago head on.

I think the ideas behind GamerGate have some merit. And it's the same ideas that Giant Bomb have been openly agreeing with and adhering to over the recent years (especially with the growth of Kickstarter and Patreon). I would love to see if Giant Bomb could bring in TB for Bombin' in the AM to talk about these issues to give a different opinion on the issue.

I'd really appreciate that as well, as getting a calm neutral voice (Though some say he's Pro-GG now?) in about this whole mess would help start having a sensible discussion about all this.

We'll have to wait until he recovers from his recent therapy though.

I believe he's active now, though I can be completely wrong.

Boogie is also a "youtube famous" pro-GGer. I don't think he makes many appearances anywhere outside of his channel though.

There's always Adam Baldwin.

#10 Edited by TurboMan (7604 posts) -

I wish this was tackled months ago head on.

I think the ideas behind GamerGate have some merit. And it's the same ideas that Giant Bomb have been openly agreeing with and adhering to over the recent years (especially with the growth of Kickstarter and Patreon). I would love to see if Giant Bomb could bring in TB for Bombin' in the AM to talk about these issues to give a different opinion on the issue.