Anonymous said: After getting shot in the face, would you make like a Courier and embark on an odyssey of vengeance ending with you changing the path of gaming journalism forever?

When Liam Neeson shoots you, you stay dead son.

Anonymous said: ANOTHER GUNPOINT QUESTION! This time, you are forced to choose between Kotaku or Polygon as your only source of gaming news, which would you choose? Hint: there is an escape option, but it is only Geoff Knightley.

My answer to these is always going to be letting Liam Neeson shoot me in the face.

Anonymous said: Does it ever bother you that there are so many "game journalists" out there who're being paid to create relevant content and then do something like, I dunno, full three of their weekly "spots" with an overlong, meandering rant on "why Kevin Smith pisses me off"?

I feel like a lot of journalism in general (although gaming journalism is getting it worse than other journalism right now) is becoming increasingly narcissitic.

So yes.

Anonymous said: So, here's a queston I have! What makes journos bitch about hard games so much but then all of the sudden they change their tune for one moment and praise Dark Souls? Like, what's up with that? Does its difficulty activate the "ironic retro hardness" in them that they love?

If they don’t praise Dark Souls lots of people will yell at them.

Anonymous said: Can you explain what happened with Areal? It's the first time I heard about this game

This covers it.

Almost no outlets covered the obvious scam that was Areal beyond the initial “Look at this Stalker-like game”.
They did not cover the studio’s insane response to questions.
They did not cover the studio claiming Erik Kain’s articles about them were a plot by the chinese to destroy their project.
They did not cover comments on the kickstarter going up by 3000% overnight despite the backers not increasing in any significant amount.
They did not cover the fact that in last few days, when it became obvious the project would not be funded, that several very generous individuals suddenly backed in amounts from 5-10 thousand dollars.
Now that Kickstarter has deemed the project suspicious enough to suspend, they are covering it, and would like you to kindly forget all those other things they didn’t think were important enough to talk about, instead deciding to post about.. I don’t know, memes, or articles intended to make them feel morally superior to their own audience.
Polygon, Kotaku, were not interested in these, even with the very real possibility some of their audience could be backing this scam and unaware of these things.
Polygon and Kotaku aren’t actually interested in journalism.

Almost no outlets covered the obvious scam that was Areal beyond the initial “Look at this Stalker-like game”.

They did not cover the studio’s insane response to questions.

They did not cover the studio claiming Erik Kain’s articles about them were a plot by the chinese to destroy their project.

They did not cover comments on the kickstarter going up by 3000% overnight despite the backers not increasing in any significant amount.

They did not cover the fact that in last few days, when it became obvious the project would not be funded, that several very generous individuals suddenly backed in amounts from 5-10 thousand dollars.

Now that Kickstarter has deemed the project suspicious enough to suspend, they are covering it, and would like you to kindly forget all those other things they didn’t think were important enough to talk about, instead deciding to post about.. I don’t know, memes, or articles intended to make them feel morally superior to their own audience.

Polygon, Kotaku, were not interested in these, even with the very real possibility some of their audience could be backing this scam and unaware of these things.

Polygon and Kotaku aren’t actually interested in journalism.

Anonymous said: So a bunch of gaming devs were asked their top five games of the past gen. What are yours. LET US JUDGE YOU.

no particular order

  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Bayonetta
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Fallout New Vegas
  • Yakuza 4

Anonymous said: When Sushi Turns into Beautiful Boys, You're Gonna Have to Date Them

Look, at least that article is actually about a fucking video game.

thirdstrikereject said: Frankly with the amount of shit that's gone down with various Kickstarters, I'm surprised there's not been some sort of legal action, or at least a fuck-up so large that it makes people reconsider using the service.

I feel like Amazon is going to have to change the rules at some point simply to preserve the service. Amazon enjoys the 30% they take off the top of these projects, and I’m sure they know a number of high profile failures will kill crowdfunding. I can’t see them just kicking back and going “YEAH WELL, MAY THE BUYER BEWARE” and blowing smoke off a huge stogie forever.

Anonymous said: Wait, what happened to 'Pictures for Sad Children'?

All I know is that he did a kickstarter to print a collection and then went nuts and started saying shit like “If you ask me when your book will be shipped I will burn one of the books” and very few of the rewards/product was actually sent out to anyone.