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@Suburban_Hell @bowlingotter And yes, gaming journalism is far from respected in its current state.
3 months, 1 week ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know
@Suburban_Hell @bowlingotter Everyone gets advertisements to pay for programming. It's when a GAME is paying for programming that there's a problem. Every time. It's not like Slim Jim was promoting a game. Doritos and Mountain Dew were heavily promoting Halo 4 at the time.
There needs to be strict line between journalism and press. In gaming right now, there isn't. It's obviously not just Keighly, but as a respected journalist, he was expected to be one who would distance himself from it. He didn't. Easier said that done, of course, but the message is sent.
Until there's a stronger line drawn, there's always going to be questions about how press influences journalism in gaming. Such questions are rampant right now. This is why a big deal has been made, and should be made. And bigger deals should be made if gaming journalism is ever to be respected.
@Suburban_Hell Entirely missing the point by focusing on the food. Would anyone care if Roger Ebert did an Oreo commercial? Of course not. But if he did an Oreo commercial while they were clearly running a huge Zero Dark Thirty campaign, the film critic industry would lose its shit, and rightly so.
Actually, when our more prominent faces in the field show that they have been "bought," they lose huge amounts of credibility. It's NOT something that happens with regularity. If Jeff Gerstmann or Kevin VanOrd showed the same poor judgment, they'd be vilified, too. But they didn't. Geoff Keighley did, and he rightly loses credibility in doing so.
@Suburban_Hell The picture symbolizes the uncomfortable link between gaming PR and journalism. It's hard to take it out of context when it's clearly a promotional campaign for Halo. Not the kind of place you'd like to see a respectable journalist's face.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Five Gaming Culture Personalities to Know
@Suburban_Hell Certainly not Geoff Keighley. He has unfortunately turned over to the dark side. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-24-lost-humanity-18-a-table-of-doritos
I would give a shoutout to Angry Joe though.
I enjoy the active inventory, so I like not being able to necessarily pause in a game like Demon's Souls or Dark Souls. But at the same time, I wouldn't mind just throwing a black screen for a pause prompt.
But I certainly agree that all cinematics in all games should be pause-able. I think the newer Final Fantasy games do a good job with that.
6 months ago on On Pausing/Skipping in Games – Needs to Be Mandatory
@Suburban_Hell Indeed it is. Borderlands is really the FPS for the RPG/loot fan
6 months, 1 week ago on Let’s Play Tuesday! Married Borderlands Part 1: Snifer Apple
@MDKII Sega Master System! I was so jealous of the only kid on my block that had that thing. Seemed so much cooler and more exclusive than my NES at the time. Of course it looks a bit different in hindsight. :-)
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Are There Some Games You’ll Never Get Rid Of?
It's Valve - They'll come up with something awesome that has the whole gaming internet in a buzz.
But honestly, they could just post - "HL3 [release date]" and I'd be happy.
9 months, 1 week ago on Valve Can No Longer Simply Announce Half-Life 3
@stealth2k The 3DS is a Nintendo console. Nintendo is hardly a new name on the scene. There are no established "Ouya" franchises to leverage. And yet, Square-Enix and Namco Bandai are still dipping their toes in the water. Yes, that matters.
And no: There is no difference between seeing if it "has potential" and seeing if it "can make money." There's no difference because they're seeing if it "has potential to make money." For an investor, there's no other thing that they should rightly be worrying about.
9 months, 1 week ago on Ouya 2nd most successful Kickstarter ever
@stealth2k The importance is much less in the title of the game as it is the publisher at this early stage. Clearly, if a publisher sees profit from putting their "test" titles in play, they'll offer more. The foot in the door is the most important part, and that's established.
Also, it's important to remember that there's not even a release date for the Ouya yet. Any specific details you and I think we know are irrelevant as nothing has been officially announced. Again, the system isn't a failure until it's released and no one buys it. As that hasn't happened yet, it's not a failure yet. It's healthy to be skeptical, but also reasonable.
@stealth2k When you start throwing in names like Mojang, Square-Enix, Namco Bandai, and OnLive, the idea is obviously turning heads. It'll be a while before we find out specifics. Regardless, it doesn't fail until it's released and doesn't pan out.
@stealth2k I understand what you were saying. But it needs to be given a chance to fail before it actually become a failure. Now we're in wait-and-see mode.
@stealth2k Well it's certainly not a failure yet.
@Suburban_Hell You know, we were wondering that. And I haven't quite figured that out. It must have been important.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Let’s Play Tuesday! Married Dead Island Part 8: Herpalyderpalies
I wish they'd just included the second circle pad in this model. Forced accessory.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Nintendo Reveals 3DS XL Will Get Its Own Circle Pad Pro
I'm not sure I buy it. It'll probably be half a decade before a new Nintendo handheld is introduced. A slimmer 3DS, a bigger 3DS, a 3DS with a second circle pad, these are all sure-sells that would be too tempting for Nintendo to pass up.
11 months, 1 week ago on 3DS Hardware Revisions Are Unlikely
This is wild
11 months, 1 week ago on Crytek is going free-to-play Forever
I LOVED this game when it first came out, poured a ton of hours into it. I also stopped before it went free-to-play though. Maybe I'll revisit it as well
11 months, 1 week ago on The Backlog: City of Heroes
I LOVE this development. EA MMA was much better than THQ's UFC games.
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