• stise posted a message in the forum topic Jeff statement on the future of the site. on the General Discussion board

    Obviously this is a huge loss and nobody knows exactly what the future of the site will look like, but I've always appreciated that Jeff seems like the type to say fuck a graceful fade-out and leave e...

  • stise posted a message in the forum topic Vinny, Brad, and Alex are leaving the site. Last day is Friday.. on the General Discussion board

    The first piece of GB content I ever encountered was Brad's glowing BK Nuts and Bolts review, and I immediately thought: man, this guy gets it. Turns out it was the gateway into a whole gaggle of dude...

  • stise posted a message on the post Hitchhiker - A Mystery Game.

    @madaboutpandas: Thanks for the thoughtful reply. Your points are well-taken, and I've ended up at a place where I pretty much agree. I'll edit my posts to be less flip about the granularity of the bo...

  • stise posted a message on the post Hitchhiker - A Mystery Game.

    @ignatz27: Good point re: the Murdoch quote.Yeah, the discussion in this thread has convinced me that my initial reaction was founded in a conception of IP that just isn't really relevant to this part...

  • stise posted a message on the post Hitchhiker - A Mystery Game.

    @dr_mel: Totally agree that modern copyright laws are insane, and that in general it's cool for works to incorporate and be in conversation with stuff that came before. It's just that when it so direc...

  • stise posted a message on the post Hitchhiker - A Mystery Game.

    The story of the man encountering a gate on a road is very clearly a retelling of a Franz Kafka story (Kafka's story ends when the guard informs the man the gate is made only for him, so all the bird ...

  • stise posted a message in the forum topic Microsoft shouldn't be generous when it comes to Bethesda exclusivity. on the General Discussion board

    Most consumers want every game on every platform. I don't think anyone really has the double standard you're describing, there just tends to be more talk surrounding MS putting games out on rival plat...

  • stise posted a message on the post The Hitmazing Race.

    Love this! My proposed rule addition for a potential full World of Assaasination marathon would be to disallow autosaves and force a full level restart on death. A little harsh, but makes death much m...

  • stise posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2020: Day Five.

    Giant Bomb GOTY 2020 Best Moment or Sequence AwardRunners-up:- SPOILER

  • stise posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2020: Day Three.

    Really enjoying the deliberations this year! One thing I found myself wondering during the best party discussion is where the seemingly ubiquitous perception that Aerith is some sort of hyper-aloof my...

  • stise posted a message on the post Game of the Year 2020: Day One.

    "Tony Hawk didn't make his kid go on an Islamic retreat AND he can do a 900!"GOTY deliberations are at their best when they produce proclamations like this.

  • stise posted a message on the post Episode 293.

    I'll echo a sentiment expressed by Jeff B in one of the prior New Year's Beastcast specials and say I don't know how anyone plays TTRPGs without Austin Walker. He always gives a masterclass in meeting...

  • stise posted a message on the post Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time.

    GOTY so far. Hard to see anything topping it. The amount of care that went into every asset and design decision really shines.

  • stise posted a message on the post Episode 10.

    Wow, congrats on making it happen!! Asking on behalf of the world for the next series to be "Fortnite with a safe, effective, and easily distributed covid vaccine."

  • stise posted a message on the post Ep. 402 - Pacify.

    That first run of the dolls scenario belongs in a museum.

  • stise posted a message in the forum topic I'm getting tired of GB's dismissive attitude towards the new consoles. on the General Discussion board

    I will never understand how simply listening to others state their opinions can make people so frustrated and anxious. The calculus on this stuff is different for everyone. Some GB staff say there's m...

  • stise posted a message in the forum topic i made a little game and it would make my day if you played it. on the General Discussion board

    That was a neat little thing. Great sound design!

  • stise posted a message on the post 652: Gods and Monster Energy.

    Haven't listened yet, but figured what the hell, I'll jump in on the Ranking of Zeldas mentioned in the description.1. Majora's Mask2. Ocarina of Time3. Breath of the Wild4. Link's Awakening5. Link Be...

  • stise posted a message on the post Episode 277.

    I wasn't familiar with Merritt K before this episode, and can't speak to what she did or didn't do. But I will say the combo of that episode description and producer's note is extremely dissonant."Get...