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#1 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

Does anyone have a PS3 beta code they'd be willing to share? I would be eternally grateful. :)

#2 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

Just finished it. Can't believe this was a fan translation. There's just a staggering amount of text in this game, and I can't believe the translation ended up being this good. Even the name puns and the few pop culture references were spot on.

But in regards to the actual gameplay, the Edgeworth games are less compelling from a gameplay perspective than the Phoenix Wright games. I feel like I have a bit more agency in the Phoenix Wright games, and I feel more engaged while I'm going through the story. In the Investigations games, it feels as though I'm mostly just clicking through text. Regardless, I still think the stories in both Investigations 1 and 2 were fantastic.

#3 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

What an amazing EVO. Somehow it keeps getting better every year. My top 5 moments were:

5. Mao hamming it up during ST team tournament.

4. Insane/emotional Blazblue grand final.

3. Louffy leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake.

2. Justin Wong saving Marvel

1. SNAKE EYEZ WITH THE BUZZER BEATER AGAINST XIAN

Honorable mentions go to Koji KOG and his Troll Hawk and WNF bodying NLBC (gotta throw this one in here cause I'm from SoCal!)

#4 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

@syz said:

@wumbo3000 said:

I love EVO to death, BUT HOW CAN YOU NOT SHOW INFILTRATION VS VELOCIRAPTOR OR F CHAMP VS DAIGO?!?!?!?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Because showing every match with a top player in it would take about a week.

Need to invest in multiple streams for next year.

Yeah, I really hope they have two streams for USF4 next year. I mean, I had to practically follow Twitter feeds to find out who won the other half of the brackets. I remember that they had two streams for Street Fighter last year, but I'm not sure why they didn't do it this year. Such a shame. So many fantastic loser bracket matches weren't on stream at all. Wanted to see the people's champ Mike Ross a bit more on stream, cause he had a pretty great run.

@jjor64 said:

Very productive day for me today. Just sat on my ass and watched EVO. That was literally all I did.

Same. Literally at 8 AM to the end of WNF vs NLBC exhibition.

#5 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

I love EVO to death, BUT HOW CAN YOU NOT SHOW INFILTRATION VS VELOCIRAPTOR OR F CHAMP VS DAIGO?!?!?!?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

#6 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

Scarlett Johansson could make a movie about drinking a glass of water and I'll still be interested.

#7 Edited by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

I think we can dispel every argument on the Internet with, "Some people's opinions are different than yours! That's how opinions work!"

#8 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

@rorie said:

@zevvion: I think that response is very dismissive to the legitimate concerns that people have with minority or gender-based representation in the industry. I have not seen anyone claim that our hires were not appropriate for the site, and I think that claiming that claiming that it's "impossible to reason with each other" is a fantastic way to ensure that no one even tries, when this entire thread is an attempt to do exactly that.

I guess this is where it all breaks down for me. By criticizing these hires, aren't you inherently implying that the hires were not appropriate for the site? Even though Dan and Jason appear to be great fits for a personality driven site like Giant Bomb? I think @zevvion totally hit the nail on the head.

#9 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

@wumbo3000 said:

Why didn't this happen when Patrick came on board? He's a white dude.

Everything that happened today is so weird. I mean, when Polygon first started it was 95% white dudes, but people didn't make a stink over that. Like, why is this happening only towards Giant Bomb? Is it because it was an open application that had hundreds (thousands?) of people applying?

I think the reason it didn't happen with Patrick is because, as another user (probably many) on the forum pointed out, they didn't make that decision so public. This time they made a forum and gave the impression, literally and figuratively, that they, as @counterclockwork87 pointed out, wanted "new blood." Hiring two well established white game journalists is not new blood. The phrase new blood can be taken in a lot of different ways but two fairly obvious ones are 1) people who diversify the crew in terms of opinion and appearance and 2) people who aren't well recognized in the industry. Neither of those conditions were met by these hires. And so I think that's where a lot of the frustration comes from this time around. The expectations were not set accurately.

Fair point.

The only thing I got out of this today is that Giant bomb is a BIG deal. Its not some small little website that caters to a small community.

Yeah, you're totally right. Sometimes I forget that Giant Bomb is one of the powerhouses in the world of video game websites. I know Jeff often says that Giant Bomb is doing really well, but situations like these really show how far reaching Giant Bomb actually is.

#10 Posted by wumbo3000 (937 posts) -

Why didn't this happen when Patrick came on board? He's a white dude.

Everything that happened today is so weird. I mean, when Polygon first started it was 95% white dudes, but people didn't make a stink over that. Like, why is this happening only towards Giant Bomb? Is it because it was an open application that had hundreds (thousands?) of people applying?