I would say please stop loot crates but not because of the fact that I can't have any of the cool shit, I literally could not give a fuck as long as it's all cosmetic -- I'd say please stop because, before long, they're going to have to start answering questions about why they're not considered actual, literal gambling and exploiting gambling addicts.
It's the exploitation that bugs me. I know it's easy to shrug it off as "Oh, they're either wealthy fuckos from some Silicon Valley startup, an oil baron's kid or some Saudi Arabia prince with way too much time", but I'm fairly sure lots of people who aren't particularly rich spend way, way too much money on loot crates as a form of escapism. It's just wrong to keep peddling that stuff.
Currently playing through Trails of Cold Steel. I don't know if I'm actually enjoying the game, but honestly, after years of playing very demanding games in terms of execution and attention required, it feels good to just sit back and play a good old JRPG that lets your brain mellow out. The fact that it took inspiration from Persona helps, as well, as those were basically the only JRPGs I've enjoyed past my 20s.
I wish it was a little more like Persona in the writing department. It still plays it a little too straight.
First video I watched of them was their quick look preview of Pid, back in mid 2012. I actually went back to it several times because I kept forgetting which game it was and who was doing the quick look.
I have no idea what prompted me to subscribe to them. I probably started listening to the bombcast back then and I had so much fun with their antics I felt I couldn't really pass up their offer. My email says I subscribed in October 2012. Probably to watch TNT and Breaking Brad -- there didn't use to be as much premium content back then as there is now. I remember singing up for the monthly $5 just as a trial run of sorts, and after having so much of their content in my daily routine, years later I ended up upgrading to the yearly sub.
I gotta say, this website has gone through some shit. I'm impressed with everyone's ability to pull together and get to where we are now, which is probably Giant Bomb's golden age in terms of content production. Some of the tone has certainly changed over the years, and it's really hard to fault them for that given the fact that so much stuff has happened, in Giant Bomb and elsewhere, over the almost ten years the site has, but they still manage to make it interesting, even if not all the stuff they churn out is my cup of tea.
I am Setsuna does this but I don't think it rewards you in any way. It also displays multiple messages per kill letting you know the elements involved in the kill. It also shows you the opposite of overkill ("Exact kill", in their lingo) if the final damage amount is within a minimum of their remaining health.
Also, no questions asked, Dan would absolutely love a sizable portion of anime. I'm sure stuff like Gurren Lagann and similar nekketsu shounen stuff would be 100% something he'd love. Which is kind of the best part of anime, so he would not be wrong to like that stuff.
Please, if you complain at Gamestop, don't torture or go nuts over the poor employee that's going to deal with your case. I have an inkling that you might go a bit overboard if legal action is the first thing that comes to mind on something like this.