• MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Does anyone else remember this crazy ass dude?. on the Robert Pelloni board

    @facelessvixen: The origins of the story predate Giant Bomb I think. Basically a guy obsessed with getting his game published on a Nintendo platform in the late '00s. The extent to which it was an act...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Steam Next Fest: What've You Played?. on the General Discussion board

    I played through the Norco demo a couple of nights ago (it snuck out a day early for the festival if you were paying attention.) I have been waiting for this since it was announced and so far it is a...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic I know that graphics aren't everything but.... on the General Discussion board

    Nintendo's games look like indies (BAD!) because they are superficially similar to games published by Epic and Sony?I understand that it is pedantic to quibble over the term "indie" in this day and ag...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic What was the most disappointing game of the last generation?. on the General Discussion board

    @kyary said: Kind of a niche pick here, but Videoball super bummed me out. ... It's just not fun! Sure, it controls well enough,Beat you to it 10 posts earlier ;)I actually kind of hated the controls ...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic What was the most disappointing game of the last generation?. on the General Discussion board

    Videoball (most disappointing): For a game that looked great in development and got a lot of promotional hype (Dave Lang showing up at giantbomb to demo it,) and multiple 9/10 reviews at big publicati...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Who do you think is the best run Developer team in the gaming industry?. on the General Discussion board

    Probably some obscure middleware maintainer that you've never heard of.

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic the biggest game bundle of all time returns. on the General Discussion board

    It's an entirely different bundle with different games and a different cause from the racial justice bundle last year. They only commonality is being hosted on itch.io.

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Is this the Beginning of the End for GB?. on the General Discussion board

    I think the most disappointing thing about all this nonsense speculation is how many GB fans are completely oblivious to the wider world of games and games coverage.Like they think past 1 or 2 famous ...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Have you replaced your Beastcast void?. on the General Discussion board

    I haven't really replaced it. I miss the Beastcast, but I don't really crave what was covered on it in general now that the people behind it are gone. Plus there was a lot of duplication with the Bomb...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic How are people enjoying this? *Possible Minor Spoilers*. on the NieR Replicant board

    I picked up Nier Replicant Numbers on release and have so far only played enough to confirm the falseness most of the worst horror stories about the PC port. I loved the original Nier at the time, but...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Which racing game has the best pit stop animation?. on the General Discussion board

    GeneRally

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Vinny and Alex leaving - gap in the market for older streamers?. on the General Discussion board

    I beg you all. Please spend 5 minutes researching before you make claims about what does and doesn't exist on youtube/twitch.

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Modern video games are unpreservable. on the Dirt 5 board

    This is a more obvious problem now. But it's been a problem from the start. And arguably a much more pernicious problem with older games, where there was less awareness of changes between versions (th...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Anyone Else Find Game Subs Not Super Worth It?. on the General Discussion board

    @navster15: That's the same phenomenon though. Barely altered marketting copy from establishment services (paid or otherwise) crowding out equivalent or much better value offers from smaller stores/d...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Anyone Else Find Game Subs Not Super Worth It?. on the General Discussion board

    They're good deals and probably great value for a lot of people. I wish it was put in appropriate context though.I don't know why "GAME XYZ is on xbox gamepass!" tends to be important info/news. But "...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic What's the Greatest Video Game: Dante's Inferno. on the Dante's Inferno board

    I thought Dante's Inferno was alright. Kind of unspectacular as an action game, but I thought a lot of the imagery and farcical plot was quite deliberate. Who doesn't love Killing Death in the first b...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Too many podcasts?. on the General Discussion board

    IMHO they are missing Interviews/Giantbomb Presents/niche Premium podcasts the most. Can you imagine today's giantbomb having a deep dive into match fixing in the FGC? Or a thorough analysis and decon...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic What is a video game thought you know is probably wrong but refuse to budge on?. on the General Discussion board

    The Wii-U was a better console than the Switch (allowing for 4 years of tech advance between the two consoles' launches)Lucasarts killed adventure games.

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic Best game of 2021 so far?. on the General Discussion board

    I've had a ton of fun with Valheim and continue to be surprised by how much it's stuck with me.But Omori is the best game I've played this year, (even if it technically came out Xmas day 2020.) In a m...

  • MagnetPhonics posted a message in the forum topic The End of Ownership and now we can't even have NFTs?. on the Bombcast board

    a) Digital sales are goods. This has been decided unambiguously in court years ago. The case was even covered on the bombcast but, like everyone, they missed the forest for the trees and came away wit...