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@humanity: I didn't say it was childish to cut off business relations. I said it was childish to treat the site like they don't exist. Like, if you're mad, fucking tell them. Say the words "we are severing our relationship with you" instead of going radio silent and leaving them hanging indefinitely. There is a way to communicate your professional displeasure over something that isn't straight silence.

The publishers are obviously free to decide they no longer want to work with an outlet. But generally speaking, my feeling is that maybe instead of taking it out on the outlet who received the leaks, maybe look internally and figure out why leaks are coming out in the first place.

@neckbear Yeah that script leak really did a lot of damage to Fallout 4. Not sure how that game will ever recover.

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how the site handles Quick Look EXs? Do the developers approach Giant Bomb, does Giant Bomb approach developers, or is it a mixture of both?

I get the impression it's a mixture of both, but probably mostly marketing people approach Giant Bomb while they're out doing tours of gaming sites with their game. I've noticed it is frequent that Giant Bomb gets a Quick Look EX right around the time GameSpot gets a big preview story of the same game.

Edit: This is just a guess though. Basing it on how games marketing stuff usually works.

This is basically accurate. Usually we're approached by the PR team as part of a larger press tour. Avalanche also has dev offices in NYC so this was a pretty quick trip for them.

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@agentboolen: You can actually see us play around with the face thing in the quick look. It works pretty well, especially if you have mild photoshop skills.

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@hassun: At a certain point writing about yearly franchises like this breaks my brain and I start meditating on the nature of nostalgia in modern wrestling.

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@demoskinos: I think if the grind were a bit better balanced I'd be more into it. I'm not saying your character should be able to overpower everyone (I've actually kept my wrestler's rating in the mid-80s in NXT in order to avoid just trouncing everyone), but when I'm putting on like three and four star losing efforts and only getting like 20-40 SP for my efforts I feel like maybe there's something wrong here?

I've been playing these games for years and don't have much issue winning against the AI in most situations, even with like Zack Ryder or similarly rated characters. But my first 10 or so NXT matches essentially consisted of me attacking and reversing, only to get blasted after a handful of moves or getting stuck in a submission I couldn't break my way out of. That's not much fun.

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@bradbrains: That's actually really great. Stupid, but great.

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@assinass: I think I misheard or just didn't process Austin's original question at the time. To answer it more specifically, I like the pace of this game a lot more than Mad Max. I like the activities a lot better than Mad Max. I think Witcher is a much bigger, more interesting world to explore, but that's also a huge RPG versus a more streamlined action game.

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@duhvinci: I think you're misinterpreting my comment. In nearly every case, the things these review embargoes cite are simply major plot points they don't want spoiled. It never has anything to do with major game features, or like known issues with said games. Nobody (or at least I hope nobody) would ever agree to an embargo like that.