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Posted by Aegon

Rumors...shmumors?

Posted by development

Definitely the most problem-free show

Posted by oldskooldeano

@aegon: Adam Sessler won't be able to monetize his youtube videos or some such BS. Nothing for us to get worked up about.

Posted by Dooley

woohooo

Edited by Sydlanel

Lame, the internets is conspiring against us, and you!

One thing.. and I don't mean to bitch... nor to be a vocabulary Nazi.
But you guys are using the phrase "much better than it has any right to be" far, faaaar too often, and it doesn't always fit nor does it really make any sense. "much better than anyone expected it to be", "much better than the average", so many options for you guys to chose from.

I also wish puppeteer had a better game complimenting its visuals. I started it a few weeks ago, but I really haven't found any pressing reason to go back to it.

Posted by derp267

I am very confused--what are they talking about at the 10:00-14:45 part???

Edited by Goldfinger

Sessler being a child because he is not getting private access to a ps4 until 13th Nov launch event now he trying to pressure them into giving him one, by creating a bunch of fake bad PR for sony thats why was using twitter and not email. I lost all respect for the guy nothing but a cry baby.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

This past weekend sure was a bomb.

Posted by Lazyaza

Sessler being a child because he is not getting private access to a ps4 until 13th Nov launch event now he trying to pressure them into giving him one, by creating a bunch of fake bad PR for sony thats why was using twitter and not email. I lost all respect for the guy nothing but a cry baby.

It is standard practice for all review outlets to get consoles ahead of their official street date in order to provide coverage/content for the device that people desire to see around the time of its launch. By having to wait and potentially have difficulty acquiring the machine his job becomes that much harder and frustrating. As a long time very high profile and well respected games media person his outlet by all rights should be treated the same as others.

Think about it for a second, if GB was in the same position and we had to wait say a week, maybe even a month before they can do/show/talk about ANYTHING concerning the PS4 due to not having a PS4 would that not be really irritating and unfortunate? would you and millions of GB fans not be constantly shouting "hey guys wheres the coverage?" This is the potential scenario Adam and Rev3 games is in now.

Posted by AnthonyAtom222

Right when my question is asked the stream crashes and burns....my luck!

Posted by Terranova

I missed this live due to the time change here in the UK I hope GB remembers it has changed so that correct times are put up for any of their live stuff.

Edited by Goldfinger

@lazyaza: And giant bomb will probable not get them until late ether this is launch these things a full of stuff thats the paints still not dry on. PR will be controlling the message until launch as best they can their not going to block access to him or any other site but only a hand full of site get cherry picked cos they will agree to not do certain things. rev3games coverage of e3 was bad sesslers been getting the same access his choice to be very down beat towards it all which is fine his view he trust MS more than Sony currently. PR people cant exploit that he gets put in the all camp doesnt give him the right to start trying to publicly use twitter to cause a fake stir 1000s peoples jobs require both these consoles to work right and be successful so he posts a few videos late big whoop

Posted by Marokai

I genuinely appreciate Patrick's fair and level-headed take on the whole cryptic-tweets/apocalyptic-rumors saga. There's not much of that elsewhere.

Posted by jimmyfenix

Oh Sess money....

Edited by TournamentOfHate

Actually Liu Kang & Katana were the only actors that stayed the same in the 2nd MK movie. They recast Raiden, Sonya, Johnny Cage and I think even Jax. I think that first movie is my favourite video game movie ever.

Edit: Also I'm just glad to know that whatever was going on during the weekend is looking like it won't really effect Giant Bomb. I'm guessing Sessler and maybe some of those others wish they didn't tweet anything because I doubt they wanted it to turn into this big thing that they couldn't/didn't want to talk about.

Edit #2: Best ending.

Posted by Benmo316

It is a shame all outlets aren't treated equal. Though I can understand why they aren't. The only outlet I've seen talk about having a PS4/Xbox One and are playing games is IGN, big shock. But whenever GB and other sites I like to visit get their coverage out I'll watch it.

Posted by MeatSim

Google hangout you have failed us all!

Edited by SolidusCZ

I think Puppeteer gets better in the later levels. You get more masks/powers, levels get more complicated but in a fun way, and the boss battles are just epic. Yes the story is simple but the characters are cool, partialy because of the great voice work.

Edited by CptBedlam

Good on Patrick for calling out the Sess a little bit there. He is a good man but leveraging his popularity with apocalyptic, vague tweets in order to gain earlier access to review consoles (supposedly thast's what he was raging about) rubbed me the wrong way. Either be clear about what you're saying or don't speak up at all. That shitstorm was not necessary. People thought the gaming world as we know is about to end. But nope, it's still the same old monkey business.

Speaking of which, hey, Patrick, as far as IGN and early access goes... you don't need to be coy about what everyone knows. Reaching a big audience is one part, that wouldn't explain why other outlets won't get early review consoles sent to them, however. It's the simple fact that IGN's coverage will be very positive, guaranteed, always. It's often part of the deal even. And I can imagine Giantbomb's position on these "send stuff early"-lists is not very high since you guys are rather unpredictable and honest, publishers don't like that. We love you for it though. ;)

Edited by Seikenfreak

I don't know why people think the MK: Annihilation is so bad compared to the first. I always liked the second one more because it had more MK characters in it and that's all I really wanted from a MK movie lol.

The special effects were horrific in both movies.

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Posted by Milkman

I've watched a lot of wrestling but I have never heard the term "fuck finish" in my life.

Posted by clumsyninja1

I love the Sass but Patrick is right in this one. Sass vs Klepek, coming soon...

Edited by CptBedlam

@lazyaza said:

@goldfinger said:

Sessler being a child because he is not getting private access to a ps4 until 13th Nov launch event now he trying to pressure them into giving him one, by creating a bunch of fake bad PR for sony thats why was using twitter and not email. I lost all respect for the guy nothing but a cry baby.

It is standard practice for all review outlets to get consoles ahead of their official street date in order to provide coverage/content for the device that people desire to see around the time of its launch. By having to wait and potentially have difficulty acquiring the machine his job becomes that much harder and frustrating. As a long time very high profile and well respected games media person his outlet by all rights should be treated the same as others.

Think about it for a second, if GB was in the same position and we had to wait say a week, maybe even a month before they can do/show/talk about

ANYTHING

concerning the PS4 due to not having a PS4 would that not be really irritating and unfortunate? would you and millions of GB fans not be constantly shouting "hey guys wheres the coverage?" This is the potential scenario Adam and Rev3 games is in now.

Giantbomb won't get the new consoles early. They didn't get the WiiU early either as far as I can remember. They order it or walk into the store on release day just as everyone else.

Publishers, or platform manufacturers in this case, like to send their stuff to predictable outlets.

Edited by BaconAndWaffles

I was really hoping that Patrick's connection problem would resolve with an image of him standing in the corner facing the wall and then cut to black...

Posted by Landmine

Is everything on fire?

Posted by Abendlaender

Giantbomb won't get the new consoles early. They didn't get the WiiU early either as far as I can remember. They order it or walk into the store on release day just as everyone else.

Publishers, or platform manufacturers in this case, like to send their stuff to predictable outlets.

Yep. So maybe keep that in mind when the first next gen reviews hit. I'm not saying "Everybody who got a PS4 early is on the take" or something stupid like that just.....keep it in mind.

Edited by Hailinel

@cptbedlam: They did get a Wii U early. They just didn't publish reviews until after release because some games, ZombiU in particular, had online elements that weren't available until after the Day 1 patch.

Posted by ptys

I get the feeling Patrick is considering making his own horror site... through all the cryptic messages, lol.

Posted by CptBedlam

@hailinel said:

@cptbedlam: They did get a Wii U early. They just didn't publish reviews until after release because some games, ZombiU in particular, had online elements that weren't available until after the Day 1 patch.

Uh my bad. Maybe I didn't remember because Nintendo didn't have 30 hot girls deliver the WiiU. ;)

Edited by Goldfinger

@cptbedlam said:

Giantbomb won't get the new consoles early. They didn't get the WiiU early either as far as I can remember. They order it or walk into the store on release day just as everyone else.

Publishers, or platform manufacturers in this case, like to send their stuff to predictable outlets.

Yep. So maybe keep that in mind when the first next gen reviews hit. I'm not saying "Everybody who got a PS4 early is on the take" or something stupid like that just.....keep it in mind.

Certainly not money exchanging but assigned dedicated personal that are playing to a fanbase of that black box and you get a site that start saying dumb stuff like 1080p and 720p are the same upscaling fixes that. btw its the same if your on a very small screen tv at your desk writing that or not knowing said company showed you game running on native 720p tv and the upscaler isnt running.

Posted by sb5k

ending was great

Posted by rekon

Hahaha the last 5 minutes were pretty hilarious

Edited by MrPlatitude

Hopefully this isn't the end of the AM show!

Posted by csl316

Cryptic Tweets is the name of my new folk doom metal band, and Fuckfinish is my new Finnish glam metal group.

@patrickklepek @alex Kudos for addressing a stupid topic in a classy manner.

Posted by Overbite

beastiality

Posted by MATATAT

Does anyone else notice Patrick often sighs, pauses, then says some blunt statement. I'm actually listening to the Friday show, but it seems to happen a lot. It just sticks out to me in the same way certain people say "like" very frequently. Doesn't bother me that much, I just focus on it every time it happens.

Posted by bunkerbuster05

Sessler being a child because he is not getting private access to a ps4 until 13th Nov launch event now he trying to pressure them into giving him one, by creating a bunch of fake bad PR for sony thats why was using twitter and not email. I lost all respect for the guy nothing but a cry baby.

When I first read his tweets, I thought it was the end of the world for games journalists or something.

Then I saw Jeff respond to it and realized Sessler was overreacting. I seriously love the guys work, but this just seems like things blown out of proportion. Yeah, it's a bummer you're not getting things early. But you're entire life as a game journalist possibly being over? I doubt it.

Edited by scottygrayskull

All the familiarity of a Skype podcast. :3

Edited by Spedstyle

could not stop laughing at how it all just broke at the end and Alex freaking out and Patrick just telling him to end it like a normal show, awhoooooo

Posted by Fram

The "beastiality" bit almost made me lose my coffee through my face.

Edited by HerbieBug

Boo hoo to Sessler. I am terribly wounded on your behalf that somebody doesn't wanna give you extra special media early access to a thing. Buckets of tears, Adam.

Posted by MichaelBach
Posted by McLargepants

So that ended up being 1:03 out of 45 minutes long? That's odd, anyway, good show as always, keep it up!

Edited by RockyRaccoon37

@derp267 @michaelbach Rumours and speculation regarding access to new consoles, or maybe something else entirely. Cryptic tweets being deciphered by message board sleuths.

And apparently, going by the comments here, it's a good reason to shit on Adam Sessler, who has done absolutely nothing wrong as far as we know but is still somehow being judged and shit on for reacting to something that we don't understand.

Good stuff internet, keep it up.

Posted by HouseOfWolves

ENDING ROCKED

Posted by thugg1280

When did they start putting beastiality moves in MK? been playing this game all WRONG.

Posted by GiantAdenoid

"I think the chat might have crashed..."= Best way to end that discussion.

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