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sensesfail99
sensesfail99

they seemed to used only a set number of games for this video.... shouldnt it have been every game released since last years 4th of july explosion video montage? i thought last years was better


The-Real-Shadow
The-Real-Shadow

I like how it appears to be written as Happy Independence Day From GameSpot (as in no longer under GameSpot rule or something) when they really mean Happy Independence Day, From GameSpot (what amazing power a comma has :)) Overall, great video and Happy Birthday America :D

paulsifer42
paulsifer42

Looking only at the comments you wouldn't know there was a movie with video game explosions at the top.

SultaN-s
SultaN-s

If a third world country used a similar montage for its independence day, American media would freak out.

Falcon084
Falcon084

I love these videos they do every year :)

raptor302
raptor302

Need more popcorn to scroll through all these comments, how enlightened they all are......

Simplythebest12
Simplythebest12

The problem with US today is that produces too much attention whores (Justin Bieber for example) and idiotic pimps and most modern US politicians suck major balls they are corrupted to the bone

Even Obama would be better as a comedian and an actor than a President of a country...

V-Nine
V-Nine

...hmmm .."BANG" ect ...

usadefcon1
usadefcon1

You don't like America because you're forgetting the greatest American movie of all time... Back to the Future!

nait2k4
nait2k4

God Bless America, without them we would be stuck making fun of the French.

usermikey
usermikey

Happy Independence Day. Game On!

Cilendil
Cilendil

Nice touch using Russian music to celebrate the date

93ChevyNut
93ChevyNut

Since GS is a global organization, why they chose to celebrate America's holiday and not others?  This just seems like a chance to stir up controversy in the comments section.

CBN16
CBN16

Anyone who sais they hate America on the internet is just fishing for attention. Especially on a video made mostly out of games that are being made in the U.S.

Also, I never see Americans complain about a holiday that isn't celebrated in the U.S.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

....no different. I just have one thing to say, people are allowed to feel how they feel, I don't have a problem with that, doesn't mean we'll always agree, but that's life. The only thing making me want to bash my head into my monitor is all the stereotyping. Let's not assume (and for those who don't I'm not talking to you) that all of a people from whichever place are all the same. If there's one thing the internet has taught us it's that every obnoxious person in the world seems to have an internet connection! Internet is full of the worst examples of man- and they're in every country. I try very hard not to let myself just believe stereotypes, it's small and dismissive- not to mention quite unfair to a large number of people.

bassplayer55
bassplayer55

Let's all be grateful to live in nations where trolls can bicker freely over subjects they know nothing about.

Steki_knight
Steki_knight

i wish there was a dislike button on the site.

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

Europe is a dying beast. Spain has 55 percent youth unemployment. Abandon Europe, it has no geopolitical use after the cold war.  Focus on the BRIC countries. Ignore these bitter European losers.

blackadder88
blackadder88

candian are better at winning war ..          we beat in one  war 1812  

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

I think America should really withdraw and impose tariffs on all foreign products. Europe is already in a depression. The East Asians don't hate us so much, we should do business with them and eff these bigoted Europeans to heal.

Withdraw from NATO, withdraw from Europe entirely.

Zensora
Zensora

@SultaN-s And what a great thing, everyone everywhere has the right to do so...

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

@Simplythebest12 beiber is canadian. agree about nobama though, I'd say worse actually about him. best not to get me started on that. not good for my bp.

Saketume
Saketume

@CBN16 I bet you'd see a lot of US negativity in the comment section if GS started celebrating other countries national days.

GreyWolf217
GreyWolf217

@Tidal_Abyss Thanx for someone not drinking haterade today.  The world would be boring if we all got along but this trollin is ridiculous.

Simplythebest12
Simplythebest12

@dmblum1799 You are overreacting. South European countries have problems but North European ones are doing fine....

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

@blackadder88 

By that logic, Canada should invade the USA to take its resources. That war would last about 30 minutes.

fazio93
fazio93

@Saketume @CBN16 but they would never do that because...idk...maybe it's an American website run and owned by an American company?

Mercadeo
Mercadeo

@Simplythebest12 @dmblum1799 yeah and Im sure you have never visited Italy, Spain or Portugal... they have problems but they will manage to get out of it, their people and cities are great and amazing, very modern and very well made and organized.... people leave their country when they really have no choice of being happy there or see absolutly no future for them or their way of life... in 2008 USA was an absolute mess, and still have some problems from it

Mercadeo
Mercadeo

@CBN16  @Saketume @fazio93 everyone who says who hates america is fishing for:.... spies! Snowden proved that pretty much without question... Im probably (surely) going to be recorded because of this, dumb of me wrinting Snowden, America and Hate in the same comment (im just looking to get my rights taken away), so for that matter, let me do it one more time; SNOWDEN!... but really, I dont hate america =) I enjoy pretty much my visits there, specially when i went california (wait, what?! me on american soil? get those spying things working pronto.... Snowden!)...haha in reallity, all the people in the world are cheated by their goverment, generally because the believe in them (yeah I know, settle down people! this does happens).. so fighting and feeling proud in patriotism debates for me are empty cups!, in the end lets us party and play all togueter!

Saketume
Saketume

@fazio93

I'm not. I'm trying to argue that the lack of criticism about other countries national holidays is because they're not even featured here so there's nothing to comment about.

If gamespot started celebrating other countries national holidays there would surely be complaints about it from US citizens. 

If you'd read and understood the OPs sentence "Also, I never see Americans complain about a holiday that isn't celebrated in the U.S." you might understand what I'm trying to say. 

Then again maybe you're incapable of understanding something as simple as that.

fazio93
fazio93

@Saketume @fazio93 yes, it does. you're trying to argue that it's inappropriate for an American based site to mention a holiday that America celebrates because it might "offend" users from other nations.

Saketume
Saketume

@fazio93

First of all that has nothing to do with the point I was making.

Secondly: it's an international website owned by an American company and run from a variety of countries such as the US, UK, Australia and Singapore.

fazio93
fazio93

@blackadder88 @dmblum1799 sadly, the American government can pretty much strong-arm and mold any other government to their liking. and every other country happily bends over and takes it. there wouldn't even need to be fighting involved. just threats and leverage

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

Canada's population is the equivalent of California, one friggin state.

The USA spends 682 billion dollars per year on defence.

Canada spends 18.3 billion dollars per year.

These figures don't calculate the immense research investment the US has made in defense. The internet was partially created by the US military.


As for allies, the US holds the world reserve currency, the dollar. It's not in anyone's economic interest to attack the country with that currency.

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

@blackadder88 @dmblum1799 

You honestly believe a country of 30 odd million people with a tiny military would conquer a nation of 320 million people and the largest military industrial complex in the history of the world?


You must be drunk or 8 years old.

Also, work on your capitalization and grammar: Canadians is a count noun (don't mean to be the grammar police but just saying).