Xeirus's forum posts

#1 Posted by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@patrickklepek said:

The company hasn't yet earned back that trust

Says who? You?

and me, and probably tons of other people....

#2 Posted by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@kerafyrm said:

@kindgineer: yeh I am defending it, I bought it after all the backlash, I don't have to justify my purchase and I have enough disposable income to admit of a game sucks.

I'm sick of all the hate online, every game gets so much hate now and I'm bored of it, so I will start defending games more often because not enough people do.

You're really picking the wrong horse to back.
I'm all for you taking a stand, but not with this one man.

Also, congrats on your disposable income, lmfao. Some people.

#3 Posted by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

He'd pull off the straight-man shtick a bit better if he didn't purposefully pick out crude emails.

Y'know who doesn't get more appreciation? Drew. His stealth jokes are amazing. Seriously, listen to his small asides and puns he comes up with - some of them are freakin' amazing.

@drewbert jokes are literally the best of anyone on the staff. Hit hits gold more than you would expect.

#4 Posted by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@hermes said:

@kbohls said:

@milkman said:

@xeirus said:

@kbohls said:

Hmm... I just assumed it was a joke by the developers because of how out of place it is. It pokes fun at itself and at other games as games become more and more linear and quick timey.

Actually the assumption that the developers honestly thought of it as a thing to be taken serious is somewhat disheartening on Patrick's part.

My thought EXACTLY. How in the world are people not getting this??

Yeah, jokes about dead soldiers are a laugh riot. I have no idea how the world isn't busting a gut over this clearly hilarious joke.

Dude, come on. The point isn't to make fun of dead soldiers. It's a video game - it's not real, fantasy violence and all that. Why not try to one-up the "hide in mass grave" button prompt, nobody really cares about Call of Duty's story so it is the perfect place to just go stupid. Do people honestly think this text got through tons and tons of meetings, sprint/milestone demos and review sessions by the developers without someone mentioning how ridiculous it is?

Yeah, because COD is the place to go for tongue in cheek, over the top humor. They never do scenes to force emotions out of people, it is all in good fun...

How could we forget about these jewels of dark comedy?

Still laughing my ass off these...

And exactly like these, has no emotional weight.

Just because a game has parts that try (and fail) to convey a sad tone, doesn't mean another game in the series can't have some stupid single-line of throw-away text.

#5 Posted by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@milkman said:

@kbohls: @xeirus: My point was that if it was a joke, it's a bad one but also, it's not a joke. It's a tone deaf idiotic moment in what, I hear, is an otherwise excellent, fun campaign.

No, it's a stupid, over-the-top, non-serious campaign. It's nothing to be taken seriously, also, it's a COD game... you know better.

#6 Edited by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@milkman said:

@xeirus said:

@kbohls said:

Hmm... I just assumed it was a joke by the developers because of how out of place it is. It pokes fun at itself and at other games as games become more and more linear and quick timey.

Actually the assumption that the developers honestly thought of it as a thing to be taken serious is somewhat disheartening on Patrick's part.

My thought EXACTLY. How in the world are people not getting this??

Yeah, jokes about dead soldiers are a laugh riot. I have no idea how the world isn't busting a gut over this clearly hilarious joke.

Are you seriously, seriously looking to COD for a good joke?
It's obvious it wasn't meant to be serious, nothing in COD can be taken seriously, bad joke or not, it's a joke. Let's not pretend this is the only game to do dumb shit like this.

#7 Posted by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@kbohls said:

Hmm... I just assumed it was a joke by the developers because of how out of place it is. It pokes fun at itself and at other games as games become more and more linear and quick timey.

Actually the assumption that the developers honestly thought of it as a thing to be taken serious is somewhat disheartening on Patrick's part.

My thought EXACTLY. How in the world are people not getting this??

#8 Posted by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@rorie said:

@hailinel: Pretty much forever as far as I'm concerned. But if anyone on staff eventually says it's time to let it go then we'll think about it.

Forever is the only answer man. I never want to not see this.

Every few months I go out and find something of Ryan's to watch and laugh at. Greatest guy I never knew.

#9 Edited by Xeirus (1352 posts) -

@zombiepie: That'd be awesome, but I don't see my name in the post, what are you using of me?

Edit: Nvm, I assume it's my review. I've never been featured before and I'd be honored :D