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  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 20 hours ago

    @Kat.Bailey Please understand. I did not mean to bum anyone out by saying this :(. But what I am saying is that writing a review like that Shadow of Colossus review, is very difficult to do on a site like Polygon, in particular - It's an entirely different readership and community there.

    There's much larger issues here, as others have mentioned, but this is ultimately why I prefer USGAMER - because you guys have always gone beyond giving simple "product reviews". It's why I started reading in the first place.

    EDIT: Awhile ago, I can't remember which year it was, but USGAMER and Polygon had a top 25 list of games going on at the same time. I can't remember what it was but:

    On USGAMER, everyone here reflected upon these choices and agreed this top 25 list was well researched and informed and made you think about these particular chosen games in a different way. (which is what these lists in the end are supposed to do, provide new insight.)

    ...But on Polygon, you had like 50, 70, 100, 150 comments, maybe more, of just these guys absolutely trashing this list for the most inane reasons, imaginable. It didn't matter how well researched these choices were, they just tore into it like old newspaper - It was absolutely surreal. I've never seen anything like it.Edited 2 times. Last edited 19 hours ago by Unknown

    Posted in The IGN Plagiarism Incident Once Again Highlights the Strange Place Occupied by Game Reviews

  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 1 days ago

    ...The problem with Chris Plante's review of Shadow of the Colossus, is that people just wanted to know what Shadow of Colossus was about, what differences were made from the PS2/PS3 version if any, and whether or not it was worth buying.

    Polygon is one of the largest gaming news sites currently, next to Kotaku, it has some of the widest coverage that extends beyond video games and explores the culture that surrounds them - but it also caters mostly to casual audiences; the nerdy father of 5 who wants to catch the latest marvel/starwars movie or the woman in her 20s who only has a passing interest in Persona 5 and Animal Crossing.

    This was the perfect opportunity to rope new players into playing Shadow of the Colossus and tell them what the game was actually about - Instead Chris Plante goes on some tirade on whether or not games could be art - like really? like, jesus christ dude come on.

    I'm all for well thought out reviews and opinion pieces, but there is a time and a place for everything, this was neither the time nor the place. (..The staff at Polygon barely know what they're covering half the time, they just want to get the news out there as fast as possible, and that's okay, most of the readers don't really know what their reporting on either - Polygon just wants to cover it)

    Like, know your audience guys. Like, seriously, come on:

    Matt Leone's "Final Fantasy 7: an Oral history" was received really well there, because it was just an interview with the developers.

    When you post a top 18 list of the best Super Mario games of all time on Polygon, people from all different walks of life - kids, teens, adults, who've all played a Super Mario game, in one iteration or another - are naturally going to get angry and tell you that, you, are, wrong.

    It's an entirely different audience from what was.Edited 2 times. Last edited Yesterday by Unknown

    Posted in The IGN Plagiarism Incident Once Again Highlights the Strange Place Occupied by Game Reviews

  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 1 days ago

    Make sure to make eye contact, otherwise this is going to be a very jarring movie

    Posted in It Looks Like Sonic Will Drive an SUV in the Upcoming Movie

  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 1 days ago

    "...rolling around at the speed of sound!"

    Posted in It Looks Like Sonic Will Drive an SUV in the Upcoming Movie

  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 4 days ago

    Some really great answers by@nimzy@Maxbeedo and@Kochambra, Arena shooters have changed a lot since then - it's one of those genres that definitely won't come back as they were, unless we were to go back in time to witness their inception all over again.

    Growing up in 2000, I was forced to get a Mac cause at the time that's what our art department at school supported - it was cool cause when we finally started using photoshop and indesign, I had a head start on the other students.

    ..But the problem was that, at home outside of Mac Addict Demo discs and inferior SNES emulators (iNes and SNES9x couldn't play Battletoads or MegaMan X2,X3 till 2007...I know right?!) I was desperate to play anything I could get my hands on.

    One of the games I ended up downloading was the demo for Rainbow Six Rogue Spear. It only had one level: The M.E.T. the Museum of Art in new york. it always took about 15 minutes to load on my orange imac, but once it was done, I played the crap out of that demo.

    One time I was playing online however, and a guy I lost to IM'd me immediately after and was like "…Hey you got Game Ranger?" and I was like "What's Game Ranger?" Apparently Game Ranger was a 3rd party app for PC/Mac gaming that would allow you to host/join and see what other people were playing on the network (hands down one of the best online multiplayer network ideas I haven't seen replicated since) - Not only that, but the guy linked me to a patch that would turn the Rainbow Six Rogue Spear demo into a full blown multiplayer demo with several multiplayer maps, it blew my mind.

    So there we were playing Rainbow Six Rogue Spear demo on the M.E.T level again, but this time, modified with several explosive barrels littered throughout the hallways, sneaking around, while armed with 9MMs, silencers and flashbangs. It was like something out of James Bond. One misfired bullet would blow the entire Museum to kingdom come - but in reality, my Mac would just crash me out of the game again , and I'd have to wait till the match was over to play - but dude it was so much fun!

    I know Rainbow Six is not an Arena Shooter. but when I think back to multiplayer shooters, this is the memory that I think resonates with me the most. I really miss that early 2000-ish era of free demos in PC/Mac gaming.

    rip Gamespy :'(

    P.S. I eventually went to see the M.E.T in New York for a year end Art Trip ( wasn't as cool as the demo, lol.)Edited 3 times. Last edited 3 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in What's Your Favorite Arena Shooter?

  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 5 days ago
  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 5 days ago
  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 5 days ago

    " The truth is becoming the Tomb Raider was also becoming a bit of a sociopath. Watching this Lara over the course of three games, being the Tomb Raider feels like a bit of a loss of who she was. "

    YES! what's the deal with this?! I thought Tomb Raiding in a race to get the dagger of xian before the mafia does was FUN!

    Posted in Shadow of the Tomb Raider Highlights Lara's Moral Struggles, but Tombs and Puzzles Reign Supreme

  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 5 days ago

    @mobichan which episode is this? I'd like to check it out.


    I remember listening to retronauts when VC was a THING. I'd like to hear what their thoughts are now. I always thought Virtual Console was a way for customers to buy a variety of old games on new consoles and I think Nintendo achieved that to a certain extent, the trouble they had ultimately came down to their rights distribution - like those Commandore64 games and Donkey Kong disappearing and reappearing on the service - but every digitally distributed service has that problem.

    (Netflix, why you take Fresh Prince of Bel-air away. Why?....WHY?! :'()Edited 2 times. Last edited 4 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in Nintendo Narrows Nintendo Switch Online Release Date a Smidge

  • Avatar for Funny_Colour_Blue Funny_Colour_Blue 6 days ago

    Anyone in Seattle make sure to get autographs! I wish I could be there. USgamer is SO GODDAMN COOL!!

    Posted in Join the USgamer Crew at PAX West for Two Panels!