Are you guys getting sick of Windjammers?

Edited 1 year, 5 months ago

Poll: Are you guys getting sick of Windjammers? (990 votes)

One does not simply GET sick of Windjammers 35%
No, it is basically the only E-sport worth caring about 36%
I'd prefer more Money Puzzle Exchanger/Battle Tetris 19%
You don't get sick of Windjammers. Windjammers gets sick of you 23%
The constant Windjammers coverage is annoying and needs to stop. I'm also a terrible person 25%
#1 Posted by Petiew (1380 posts) -

No!

#2 Posted by Seiken_Enhasa (102 posts) -

Yes.

#3 Edited by Fredchuckdave (7140 posts) -

Just need a challenger to Jeff.

#4 Edited by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Not really.

#5 Posted by Animasta (14820 posts) -

I love how biased your poll is

#6 Edited by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

Absolutely. It's ruining alot of stuff.

#7 Posted by Krockett (509 posts) -

Nope!

#8 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3296 posts) -

I'm a terrible person and I think Windjammers is boring as shit, but I'll watch them play anything.

#9 Edited by Demoskinos (16320 posts) -

If your against windjammers you need to kindly leave Giantbomb.

#10 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -

Nope, but I didn't watch them play it for 8 hours during the 48 hour stream, so you guys are way ahead of me.

#11 Posted by BaneFireLord (3085 posts) -

It was great the first couple times, but it's wearing a bit thin. They need to ration that shit out.

#12 Posted by Fobwashed (2527 posts) -

Let me show you something. =)

#13 Posted by Pie (7217 posts) -

There are so many games out there

#14 Edited by DeadpanCakes (1112 posts) -

I'd love to see more Money Puzzle Exchanger, but I'm not sick of Windjammers, especially because they're still improving their game.

AHHHH HA HA HA HAAAA

#15 Posted by Metal_Mills (3393 posts) -

Yes.

#16 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1494 posts) -

Never.

#17 Posted by BigDaddy81 (350 posts) -

I am indeed sick of Windjammers. I've avoided watching 2 or 3 videos on the site for that reason alone.

But then again, one does not come to Giant Bomb for variety these days.

#18 Posted by JeanLuc (3795 posts) -

I'm more disappointed that I have no way of playing it myself.

#19 Posted by Ares42 (3022 posts) -

Jeffs whole nostalgia thing is getting old in general.

#20 Posted by Krullban (1471 posts) -

It sure is. The site has become pretty stale overall to be honest.

#21 Edited by TooWalrus (13333 posts) -

This is actually the first piece of windjammers related content I've seen, so no. What were the others?

#22 Posted by Spoonman671 (5028 posts) -

I was never really on board with Windjammers to begin with.

#23 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

Yes and no. I still really like it, but not when Jeff gets to play because he is so much better than everyone else. When the players skills is evenly matched it's super exciting, but then Jeff comes in and just dominates them. Vinny seems to be the only one that can stand a chance from time to time, but even then it takes him a few games to get going and even then it's not a sure thing.

#24 Edited by skelington_ (294 posts) -

@bigdaddy81 said:

But then again, one does not come to Giant Bomb for variety these days.

I laughed at this. I have decided against ascertaining exactly why I did so, likely through fear of the reason depressing me.

#25 Posted by JoeyRavn (5122 posts) -

You know who was sick of Windjammers? Hitler.

#26 Edited by alwaysbebombing (1838 posts) -

Get out.

#27 Edited by Demoskinos (16320 posts) -

@ares42: Or....and stay with me here he just genuinely likes those games.

#28 Edited by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@animasta said:

I love how biased your poll is

Giant Bomb doesn't feel like the type of place where you can question the status quo (or at least if you do, you'll get quite a bit of shit for it).

#29 Edited by Yummylee (23269 posts) -

Yup, it's getting to be a bit much. It takes me back to when the MK reboot was released, and how they just never stopped playing it.

#30 Posted by freakin9 (1187 posts) -

You Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball fans sicken me.

#31 Edited by IsenTorr (41 posts) -

No, Windjammers is great to watch.

And heres the thing, they are enjoying playing Windjammers. As a result they have a fun time and that shows through the stream making it more enjoyable to watch.

#32 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (4797 posts) -

Windjammers cash or scrub league game.

#33 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (1084 posts) -
#34 Posted by Freshbandito (695 posts) -

Yes, definitely getting burnt out on windjammers. Kind of disappointing that now whenever any of them say "special livestream" all I hear is "2 hours of windjammers" and immediately tune out.

I'm sure it's probably a fantastic game to play but with how the commentary by those playing it has degraded to grunts and yells as they try to score it's just sort of become a noisy screensaver with very little to recommend it as far as enjoyable viewing. I can not understand the zeitgeist around it, maybe it's that whole community desperately needing something they can call their own?

I'd just like some variety. God! how I crave some variety in their livestreams of late...

#35 Edited by Ares42 (3022 posts) -

@ares42: Or....and stay with me here he just genuinely likes those games.

I'm not desputing that at all, but that doesn't mean I have to enjoy them. It would surprise me if he didn't really enjoy them considering they have become a re-occuring feature on the site.

#36 Posted by Ramone (3073 posts) -

I like it because I get really into the competitive aspect of it and I end up really rooting for someone. It helps that the game is fast as fuck.

#37 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1904 posts) -

I am sick of the community's constant bringing up of Windjammers, that's for sure.

#38 Edited by believer258 (12836 posts) -

Sick of it? Not quite, no. I don't hate the game, it seems like fun.

Ready for them to give it a rest already? Absolutely. I don't know if any of you guys are reading this, and I doubt that you'll follow the recommendation of one lowly forum poster... but please, leave that game alone for a few months. Actually, next time you do a livestream of old games, try picking things we haven't seen before.

#39 Posted by Nodima (1526 posts) -

No, but maybe it's because I'm one of those people who looks up home Neo Geo machines every time they play it and then curses the video game gods for the cost of those things, let alone the game cart itself. The nuance to Windjammers seems ridiculous to me for such an old game and I love the animations to death.

I AM tired of Money Puzzle Exchanger, Battle Tetris, and any other kind of Tetris though. I do not have any fun watching people put blocks together even when there's magic involved.

#40 Posted by zerdune (205 posts) -

Yes. It was fun to watch at the beginning but now I just skip past that stuff.

#41 Posted by JYoung (176 posts) -

I didn't think I'd like windjammers, but I think it's exciting to watch.

#42 Posted by wjb (1760 posts) -

I don't mind it usually, but I'm kind of not looking forward to watching yesterday's archive because they've been going back to it too many times. Like Tetris Battle Gaiden.

I mean, they play what they want, but people are watching and not everyone is going to love the same old thing they keep on doing. The game doesn't inspire a whole lot of conversation, either.

"It's not what you want. It's the consumer." -- Joe Dirt.

#43 Posted by Nodima (1526 posts) -

Another reason I don't think I mind the Windjamming is that, considering the year it's been, just about anything that makes these guys laugh and come together is fine with me. I didn't come to Giant Bomb for the video games, necessarily, I came for the people. Sure, I've played more games over the past year and change than I had the entire generation of PS3 and I owe a lot of that to the enthusiasm I absorbed form Ryan Davis and the realization that Jeff was the real Hip Hop Gamer, but not a lot of those games came at their explicit recommendation. These people just reminded me how to have fun with games, and really how to appreciate life in general. So whenever I can see them having honest moments of joy, especially the past six months, it really warms my heart.

#44 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@freakin9 said:

You Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball fans sicken me.

#45 Posted by Atlas (2564 posts) -

I'm bored of it. Watching Jeff choose the same character and win over and over again got tired pretty damn fast. Yeah, we get it, you're good at these kinds of games; you spent a lot of time in arcades playing fighting games and whatnot. Beating the same handful of guys repeatedly doesn't prove anything any more. Sadly, they seem to have the arcade mentality of winner stays on, and therefore it's just Jeff cycling between the less experienced, less capable players, and it doesn't help that he's so damn competitive about it. It's just not any fun any more. Either Jeff needs to step up and actually bring in some decent competition, or he should excuse himself from Windjammers so we can enjoy watching the other guys play each other on a more level playing field. The least he could do is play a different character. Jeff doesn't need to listen to me, and he doesn't owe me shit, so whatever. It's just a shame, because it started off being so enjoyable to watch, and it's still can be fun to watch, but they have been running it into the ground since the Extra Life stream.

In many ways, this whole thing is exactly why I tend to avoid playing competitive multiplayer games.

#46 Posted by Party (123 posts) -

It was more interesting when Jeff wasn't dominating every match.

#47 Posted by Vuud (2052 posts) -

Turn on the dip switch or whatever that unlocks the move to cut off the other guys head with your frisbee.

#48 Posted by Gamer_152 (14284 posts) -

I could always go for some more Windjammers, but I think it would be cool to see more Tetris and Money Puzzle Exchanger in there too because those are great games.

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#49 Posted by Tom_omb (504 posts) -

It looks like a fun game, but after you watch it for 5 minutes you see everything it has to offer.

#50 Posted by e30bmw (373 posts) -

Yes, definitely getting burnt out on windjammers. Kind of disappointing that now whenever any of them say "special livestream" all I hear is "2 hours of windjammers" and immediately tune out.

I'm sure it's probably a fantastic game to play but with how the commentary by those playing it has degraded to grunts and yells as they try to score it's just sort of become a noisy screensaver with very little to recommend it as far as enjoyable viewing. I can not understand the zeitgeist around it, maybe it's that whole community desperately needing something they can call their own?

I'd just like some variety. God! how I crave some variety in their livestreams of late...

That's kind of my issue with it. They don't really seem to have interesting conversations while playing it. I'll watch them play anything if they're talking about the random shit they talk about. But it seems that Windjammers just draws them in too much and they don't have as much fun conversation.

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