TGO: EPISODE 78 - "Press Played"
Episode 78: "Press Played"
Is "Dorito-Gate" really as big a deal as was made of it? Do game journalists get a raw deal from their audience? And who the hell is that guy in The OverThinker's kitchen?
For a second there, it felt like I was watching an episode of the Jimquisition.
So out all of what I said, you only focus on my punctuation? For this I was angry & used to them to get my point across. No one else seems bothered. Do you have any opnion on my what I said?
I have a couple questions:
Why do you use exclamation points at the end of every friggin' sentence? Are you aware that this makes you sound like a complete douchebag? Do you intend to realize such consequences of this grave error of common English, or do you plan to make a defiant and/or butthurt response?
It's not so much about doing anything illegal. Good journalists (or in this case, the citizen journalists that Bob is referring to) do investigative digging. They make connections with insiders who want to divulge this information, which will ultimately hike public interest. Ultimately, it's all about who you know and who's willing to throw you a bone.
New intro Gameoverthinker? But you're still using the same logo as always? Fancy a update? I'm a fan of the show so maybe we can work something out. Send me a message if interested.
I am confused sir. If these "guerilla pirate underground indie spies" of yours aren't doing anything illegal, how the heck are they supposed to get this mythical "access?" I thought the original premise was that the publisher won't let you see Halo 4, therefore you're not allowed to report on Halo 4 unless you drink their cool-aid. And if you can't even get a look at the game they're trying desperately to hype this week, how the heck would you get ahold of all the skeletons and dirty little secrets they're trying to hide? Wouldn't that kind of info be HARDER to get ahold of than the product they're shilling in the first place?
*eats a bag of Doritos and drinks Mountain Dew* I do think that massive game companies sometimes get too much slack in things like this. It's not always the journalist's fault.
Could someone please tell me where the intro song is from?
Who is this mysterious figure that resembles about 90% of the shows cast of characters...
I think the main problem with video game journalism is the audience! Its people whoa re passionate about games and when stuff like studios shutting down & CEOs making greedy decisions and what not it feels like there's nothing we can do as people outside of this culture have no idea what's going on and frankly don't really care!
That being said we do need more actual journalism! I was supremely pissed off when I read an article by a supposed 'veteran games journalist' that, being a games journalist mainly means reviewing and previewing games! NO IT DOESN'T! We need people asking companies like Activision, Ubisoft & EA why they think they can get away with online passes and more ridiculous DRM, creating unrealsitic sales figures for developers and poor excusees for some of their very questiuonable business practises!
Such as Microsoft pathetically defending the increase in XBL gold subscription fee because they need the money to improve and maintain the service! Despite the millions upon millions of dollars Halo 4 has made & will continue to do so, all the charge fees they get from indie developers and patch charges they give developers. Not to mention the ad revenue they get from the ridiculous saturation of the dashboard (which by now you shouldn't have to see if you're a gold memeber)! Lest we forget the product advertisement money they get from the Doritos & Mountain Dew ad campaign! Its just complete corporate greed bullshit & it needs to be exposed!
I'll be honest, I wouldn't have touched halo if it weren't for red vs blue, which is a really good series, but Halo's story actually surprised me with how good it was. I especially like how Cortana and John have no shortage of wit, making their partnership that much more interesting.
uh maybe you should find some more actors there bob
Honestly my reaction was that the makers of Doritos/Mountain Dew and/or Halo4 are a bunch of clowny cash whores, and not that there was any effective bribary going on. I am still not going to buy Halo, but I may still eat snack chips, and drink caffinated soda. In other words...
"It's not very effective..."
Fair enough, but my comment was more about how surprised he seemed.
Well all things considered, he probably is an evil overthinker from the future who is there to ensure overthinker turns evil from the stones.
Ivan himself said in response to my question "aren't you worried that continued use of the "macguffin emeralds" will corrupt overthinker like the yellow one did to retrothinker?", "It's not so much worried as much as it is grudgingly resigned"
So basically I have already figured out who the main villain is and what his motives are.
Are you talking solely about political -gates here?
But those DO have something to do with watergate: They are political.
This "Doritos-gate" and derpygate have nothing to do with any of those.
That doesn't make it any less dumb.
Pundits and commentators have been calling every political scandal ***-gate for 30 years. Obama's Benghazi-gate, for example.