Feedbackula - Top 5 Controversies of 2013!
With 2013 drawing to a close, Johnny takes a look at the five biggest hornet nests that got kicked over the course of the year.
Just disabling commenting. Would stop the crap you guys have to deal with. Can you imagine, these people who rage so having to write a letter into the game spot office.
One thing I truly love about this show is the voices they use and their interpretation of pronouncing the bad grammar/spelling. I've cracked up so many times listening to that! Awesome!
Hah! Great feature. Ps: the Last of Us should, in my humble opinion, have scored at least 0.5 higher for the incredible voice acting storytelling atmosphere etc etc that felt like how games should be in future. Shame it was let down by wishy-washy multiplayer mode.
I must say... I recently finished The Last of Us. And, that game blew me and blew me again. Same goes with Skyward Sword. So I take every review on every site. (including this one of course) With a hint of pepper and salt. You all should too. A game/movie can't have a number, or a percentage or a star rate. It's getting broken by people that expect too much or too little by just glancing at it. I remember playing games and watching movies that I was amazed, just to find out it had mixed reviews. Getting angry at a reviewer for reviewing a game a score you are unhappy with is like being unhappy with their own opinion. Their opinion can't be generalised to make everyone happy. Would simply defeat their own purpose in the first place.
The comments of the GTA 5 review were actually ridiculous. In my opinion 10/10 is an unrealistic score. Every game has its flaws. 9/10 was the perfect score for it. Haven't played TLOU so dont know if 8 was a fair score or not.
what an arrogant piece of shit he can be at times. Bashing hard those that were NATURALLY demanding a working product they were promised. If I buy a microwave and half its features doesn't work, would you say "pfffffffffff... just give em time to fix it. Stop being a bitch complaining" ??
I don't know why so many people get so caught up over review scores. They're supposed to be a tool to use to decide whether you want to get the game or not. If you've played it already, why do you even care if GS scores it higher or lower than you would? Maybe you liked the game & you want it to have commercial success, but surely any intelligent individual would look at a range of reviews. GTA V certainly sold plenty of copies even though GS *only* gave it a 9. Personally I think that game was overhyped & really deserved a 7, but each to their own.
I love watching this guy trash all of the ridiculous commentators on this site. Hilarity epitomized.
I never go by what reviewer says on a review or what a get as a score cause in the end it is all about you the user/consumer in the end if you want to spend money on the game then do it no matter who's opinion in the it is your choice on what you get unless it some those popular games that your friends have like Call of Duty or something, but with most games it is up to you in the end with your choice.
These videos exemplify perfectly why some of us are ashamed to call ourselves "gamers". What could be a perfectly neutral descriptor like, say "runner" or "guitar player" or whatever other pastime someone may have, has been co-opted by stupid angry nerds that know only how to blather profanity and insult pretty much every human group out there. Seriously, the hate Carolyn received this year was simply inexcusable. It should have never happened, and fuck everyone who made those comments about her.
Why can't we just all be friends and make the world a nicer place for everyone? Why do some people feel that being little shits is somehow an important thing to do? It's always baffled me.
My top 5 controversies
5) Diablo 3 always online DRM
4) Sim City always online DRM
3) Xbox One always online DRM
2) Every single thing EA did. Everything.
1) Bill Gate's extramarital affair with Miyamoto, and the scandalous video subsequently released
Still put off by Tom's TLOU review even now. Not really the score but just the overall poor quality of the review itself. It was one of the biggest most anticipated releases of the year and the review was ridiculously short, didn't tell you hardly anything about the game itself, focused way too much on minor issues and annoyances, and generally just showed off McShea's inability to convey his thoughts in a coherent manner. That review was an embarrassment for someone who is supposed to be a professional reviewer. The quality of the writing, the inattention to detail, and his inability to comprehend the material he was given to review (just watch the GS spoilercast video) are the kinds of things that people tend to get fired for in most jobs.
Always enjoyable. Yet it reminds me why I'm sometimes embarrassed to be a part of the gaming community. Thanks for the good laughs!
The pronunciations of typos and grammatical errors were among the best yet. Thanks for the laughs.
Having finally played The Last Of Us, its great writing and voice acting but uninspired gameplay definitely land it firmly in 8.0 territory. It's stunning to watch people lose it because marketing or the name Naughty Dog convince them something is sacred and perfect.
Wow... seriously, the only scores that matter to people who rate things these days whether it's an app on google play, movies or games is: 1, 5 and 10. With 1 and 10 having most of the votes. Everything is extremes with people these days. Every piece of criteria is forced fed into black and white categories while people take their opinions, speak as if its “fact” and then shove them into the throats of other people.
Kids these days. Those comments are ridiculous. (love the show BTW)
lol, so funny. Especially the shove a pole up Mcshaes arse comment LOL.
Really angry people are the funniest.
I like how they seem to continue to ignore the actual valid criticism of the GTA V review. But meh, we've been over this before. Happy new year.
I honestly really hate this show because it never shows any proper "feedback" at all. Even in this episode where there has been decent comments in these controversies that give interesting points, Gamespot feels the need to ignore them and just show the idiotic ones to make them feel superior. This is such a terrible way to interact with your viewers, guys!
Stop treating the viewers like idiots and stop acting so smug because you filtered the comments that have poor spelling or grammar and you point fun at them because it doesn't make you look any better. If you at least SHOWED the comments that get a clear point across instead of using the "look at how stupid our viewers are" approach you wouldn't even have these kinds of problems. The fact that you are giving these morons that write this crap attention is why it still exists.
@Virtual_ErkanYou know, I get what you're saying, but honestly, kinda tired of people telling others that caps lock is yelling.
Yelling is when you raise your voice and talk really loud. Caps lock is just a way to use capital letters in our archaic 'capital case/lower case' alphabet which serves no purpose, but i digress.
I guess what I'm saying is that I don't bow down to some sort of faux etiquette rules, concocted by a couple of people on usenet 20 years ago, and now mindlessly rehashed by among others, my mom, as some sort of bible code passed down to use from above.
@Vienreich He made one jest at the people complaining over GTA5's online launch issues. The jist of the video was true, and showed how disgusting this community can be over a professional opinion. Way to go in proving the video true with 1 beautifully crafted opening sentence.
@airshocker you just enjoy subtle bully mentality, that's what it is. People have all the right to be pissed off when they've payed for a product and it doesn't work as it should. Only slave mentality just silently accepts
@Ailurusf I can assure you I'm proud to be a gamer, just becuase some people aren't as literate... or as bright, as the rest of us doesn't mean being a gamer is a bad thing.
As for the GTA5 review, no game should get a 10. It's not possible. 9 out of 10 is an extremely good score. Just goes to show how some people are never satisfied...
@Coren_Larken is the "gaming community" some kind of cult where we have a moral code and shit? Random people all over the world, of all ages, of all kinds good and bad, play games. You talk as if we're some unity bonded by the mighty God of Gaming
@youre_a_sheep Yeah I know what you are saying, because I finished Uncharted 1 last night and I thought game was great in 7.5 area do to the great voice work and story telling reminded me of how an Indiana Jones game would be like, but the gameplay mechanics were a little sloppy with the mix of dualshock 3 and sixaxis controls. I am going to check out The Last of Us next week.
Oh I almost forgot that I found Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was also a little short I flew through the game pretty fast.
@CraZkid37 I still play games that have low, mediocre, great and even the perfect scores and I find my self having more fun with all of the above, but I have the most fun with the mediocre and great games the most.
@nyran125tk McShea IS terrible, though. Reference: DuckTales RM review in which he lowballed a game based entirely on nostalgia for being too nostalgic.
@---Cipher---No. It was Gullum. Was it not preccccccious?
Reading the comments about reviews, I find that the majority are posted by people who express themselves with a disregard for the readers; they don't do their readers the courtesy of making their comments clear and intelligible, failing to use grammar and punctuation correctly. Moreover, many of them say what they think without providing reasons, preferring to be angry and incoherent; these commenters prefer to say, 'I feel good/bad about this', rather than, 'I feel good/bad about this because...', and, for good measure, cravenly chuck in some profanity and insults from the safety of their anonymity.
Because (in my experience, at least) the considerable majority of the comments are of the kind I've described above, 'Feedbackula' is bound to have mostly those kinds of comments in the show rather than clear, reasoned, grammatically and punctuationally considered comments like ours. Furthermore, by posting ill-thought-out comments, such commenters invite ridicule and are, therefore, complicit in the mockery they receive.
I like that 'Feedbackula' does what it does the way that it does it. However, I think you make a good point too. In Britain, there used to be a television programme called 'Points of View'; viewers would send in their earnest opinions about the programmes that had been broadcast during the previous week, and those views were expressed reasonably and presented respectfully. Perhaps Gamespot could do show like that as well as 'Feedbackula'.
@Shuda7 Good comment. Said it better than I ever could at least.
Also, the show has become way too preachy at this point.
@Shuda7You're missing the point of this show. The point is to highlight all the stupidity within the gaming community, particularly that which exists online, and by bringing it to the forefront, hopefully it will make some people think twice before clicking on the "Post" button and put a little more intelligence into their thinking process. In other words, it's an attempt to appeal to people's critical thinking skills, or to acquire some when it's clearly lacking.
Also, it's comedic to view the satirization of inane comments, aka it's for teh lulz.
If you can't laugh at the banalities of life, then you're taking life much too seriously.
@silvertoof You're lucky there is no "downvote" button. :)
@VsT_Delta the hell are you talking about. I've seen this from him many times. People mad about a non-functioning product or being tricked into buying pure shite spew out their discontempt. Then we have guys like these, that empowers the business model that somehow finds it appropriate to release broken products and instead frowns upon the customer that's naturally pissed.
@kennythomas26 Remember, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune is pretty much a PS3 launch game. I believe it was released in 2007. Standards were lower then.
True, for some people it can be a badge of honor, but those are pathological cases. For most people, being featured in this show would be embarrassing, and public shame is a wonderful way to purge inexcusable behaviors like these.
That is the exact word-for-word description the show gives about itself and it can't even follow it correctly. I can laugh at the banalities of life but to just simply mock it's users on the few that make these stupid comments when they are helpful ones, and then completely ignore them, is outright idiotic. The show is about what the gaming community is talking about on Gamespot and it seems as if they don't even know.
I have started playing The Last of Us and Uncharted 2 this week and they are both great but I have noticed some similarities between the two like some of the gameplay mechanics and even the visuals were almost the same as well.
Sure Feedbackula has changed over the time and well the description does need a bit of refreshing, but that is not reason enough to hate them for it.
In my opinion it has become something that is trying to tell people what is not oki in the online community. Swearing with rage and not actually getting a real point across isn't really helping or doing anything, other than provoking other people. They bring out these examples to show that this kind of behavior is not oki and I think it is a good thing. There aren't any rules about what you can or can not say so people loose all sense of reality and simply rage about anything. Productive criticism is always welcome but if you have noticed then most of those comments consist of "This is bad, I hate it, I hate you, I hate your opinion and I hate this place" lined with bad grammar and all sort or swear words. The comments don't have the reasons behind that opinion, they don't really explain their point of view. And they never seem to accept that a review is still one person's opinion and that everybody can't share the same opinion. At least they explain their opinion.
It's Not "look our viewers are stupid" but more like "this kind of behavior is not oki". And they should get this attention and attitude from them, because otherwise they might get the impression that it is acceptable and normal behavior....which it is not.
But that's only my opinion.