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By Johnny Chiodini | @johnneh on July 25, 2014 at 1:50PM PDT
Johnny wades through the very best (and worst) of your comments to find out what's getting the gaming community talking.
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Within 24 hours of release, Grand Theft Auto V generated more than $800 million in revenue, equating to nearly 13 million copies sold for Take Two, exceeding the previous first-day sales record of $500 million set by Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The numbers nearly doubled analysts' expectations for the title. Three days after the release, the game had surpassed $1 billion in sales.This broke the previous record set by Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which took 15 days to surpass $1 billion in sales.
Johny, Caroline and all you GS wussies suck on this!
@TomJimJack You know, trillions of flies eat shit every day. So obviously shit is the best food ever, right?
@oneworddrum @TomJimJack You must have done a lot of shit eating to come up with these facts!
Your red herring argument only makes me think she is more credible. :)
@mariocerame @TomJimJack A loud mouth hoping to be paid piece of shit is more believable that gamers' choice? You must be fucking kidding?
@TomJimJack You're an idiot.
@TomJimJack nobody said it didn't do well but there is no shortage of people who play the game due to social conformity. Now I'm not saying it's not a great game a 9/10 rating indicates it's one of the best games this year I don't understand the frustration over a simple number (if that is your complaint for you didn't specify your point)
@kvnmcfddn @TomJimJack Feast your eyes in the evidence numbers to understand you blind ****! This is the best game of this generation!
@kvnmcfddn @TomJimJack Hope for more?! A game is played for what it is not for what you expected it to be!
@kvnmcfddn @TomJimJack Go say that to the next Platinum game!
I don't think sales revenue should be a huge deciding factor in terms of a score there are plenty of games that got low scores and are still very good it depends on your standards as well as the fact that despite the high sales if someone were sensitive to discrimination they are not going to like it no matter how many people bought it
That's because the new cod is just map dlc packaged as a new game:p
@shreddyz @TomJimJack @kvnmcfddn Who said they were retards?
@TomJimJack @kvnmcfddn best is a relative term. But last year when cod broke records people were all retards. nice double standard.
@TomJimJack @kvnmcfddn so far (arguably due to again social conformity) however that is not to say they could not hope for more especially since it was made by Rockstar a company with plenty of practice.
I don't think it matters what any site or reviewer has to say about the game, the sales figures speak for themselves lol
I personally admire the camaraderie displayed here. I can't help but feel that the attacks on the reviewer are a much more important topic than how bad the review may have been. Furthermore, Gamespot has always been harder on games I can't remember a time when there scores were generally lower than others. While sites like Ign give 10/10 to basically everything.
Well said. People who attack others for a difference in opinion has no idea what freedom of the press means.
Looking at the comments in context--I think they make Ms. Petit more credible, actually. It's all logical fallacy--ad hominem and red herrings and so on, whereas Ms. Petit's points were based on an observation, and an opinion on the experience of that observation. I'd like to think that Joe-Lunchbox-Gamer can see the emotional and hollow comments instantly for what they are.
@mariocerame @rubbageman Petit presents herself as a "Journalist" and as such should have learned that fact based, unbiased reports are what is expected. If you want opinionated reports there is always Fox, MSNBC and that steaming pile of CNN. People complain about the lack of integrity with sensationalist "journalists" all the time, but the comments here seem to beg for opinion. Form your own opinion, don't have it fed to you.
Bravo Johnny! The gaming industry needs more insiders to say what you said.
@jmikesmith Bravo for what? Its one thing to make fun fun of these comments, but another to get serious and try to make a point out of them. They are comments made by kids looking for attention. Now he is upset and giving them their attention. On top of that, he is making the reviewer look inferior like he needs to come to their aid over mean internet comments made by kids. All the while ignoring the fact the review was done poorly.
I loved Johnny at 4:12-4:30. After that--I think he took things too personally. That (a) lets the Trolls win and (b) was less interesting to me.
That said, I think the review is quite praiseworthy, especially for tackling an issue few major game review sites would dare to discuss. Good for GS.
So here is the problem i have with it. You gave GTA IV a 10 and by all means this is a much more advanced game than the linear model of IV. Giving this game a 9.0, the same as the Beatles Rock Band and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six is a little below the belt, the writing and characterisation alone are a 9.5.
So is it that you do not believe this is a better game than IV, (which would be hard to believe) or are your reviewers incompetent and want to be different in some way, like those people who listen to bands no one else knows the name too, just so they come off as musically edgier.
@IndoorActivist You know it is just a fucking opinion right? Wow people need to stop bitching so goddamn much. If you enjoy the game then play it. Who gives a **** about the score THAT DOESN'T MEAN A DAMN THING.
@IndoorActivist it means different scores for different games dingus
I think it should have got a 7. since the game is incomplete. in order to experience the whole game you have to have online (gta online has 500 missions 61 of which are included in the single player game). Also nearly everywhere is shut on the single player, cannot even go into the burger shot or the cluckin bell lol.
I still can't make the impound lot work? Do you have to get past a certain point of the game first?Also is there anyway that you can miss part of the game by changing characters at the wrong time?Sorry to ask on here but I couldn't think or anywhere that has more people who might know the answers to this for me lol
@Blondezilla11 This is going to saound stupid and I do apologize if it does....Do you actually have a car impounded?
@jonzilla_basic @Blondezilla11 Apparently yes... it said that I do, it is the "special car" that I think, after google searching that I got because I signed up to the social club?But it definitely said on the screen "your elgyn whatever (not exact wording) has been taken to the impound lot..."
@jonzilla_basic @Blondezilla11 Ah crud... That might explain it... Whic police station am I supposed to be using then?
@Blondezilla11 @jonzilla_basic Nope. There is a police station that has 2 gararage doors and cops out there doing whatever they do. Just keep walking towards the garage doors
@jonzilla_basic @Blondezilla11 Is this through the little gate from the lot where you pick up the van with Tanya or whatever she's called?And the garage door at the back of that carpark yes?
@Blondezilla11 HMMM..... I don't know what to tell you. I know I had 2 cars inpounded. I waled up to the police station where the garage doors are and at the top left hand corner it popped up for me to choose which car to release and the cost. I had to press right on the D-Pad
Awesome!! A Defense of Carl - Lyn wrapped up in a GTAV Feedbackula. Well done....UGH
Johnny, your best feedbackula to date. Can tell you are really p*ssed! And rightly so,
But if you can make just 1 GS user have a more considered approach with FB is that not a victory for you, a victory for the community?
Don't stop FB, its the best show on GS. You sir are a legend. I shall burn many slices of bread in your honour.
PS 9/10 good score for a good game that had a great review.
Juvenile people who wanted a "look mummy, my comment is on feedbackula"
i personally would have given 8.5
Wow very we'll said at the end of the video! I find it so strange that people on this site get so hurt when a review for a game doesn't go the exact way they want it to. Carol did an excellent job reviewing GTAV, and like any professional critic she brought up things the game excelled at and points she felt it could improve on. People need to stop taking these things so personally, and realize that just like with everything else, your opinions are going to differ with others on these things. Take a review for what it is, a writ up on another's opinion of a product, and nothing more
Bravo man, well said.
hey moderators. are my comments getting modded? if so, why? if not, why are they disappearing?
it is sad to see this video have almost 13000 comments and alot of them are negative towards GS, Johnyy or Carol. it leave me thinking that eighter this site is filled a******* or most of the normal and decent people just dont give a f***
@joshmonus Seriously. These guys are jumping on the feminism bandwagon thinking it'll get them more views and make them seem pro-equality. But they feel to realize the fact that they're going at it the wrong way and infact hurting themselves as more and more people get fed up with their bullshit. IGN nailed it this time.
I fully expected him to support the reviewer but I didn't expect to see him this hurt. Made my day! XD
Good stuff Johnny. Very well put defense of Carol
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Yeah..... last time i watch jonny's shows
@dimondlv The part where he said "F*ck You" was totally uncalled for. Talks about civilized behavior but ends up swearing himself. Hypocrite
The misogynistic comment was very silly. Sure, it shows women in that light, but does it show the men as being any better? But it's okay for all the men to be shown in a negative way, but not women? Seems a little biased to me.
I've been with Gamespot for almost 15 years now. This is where I move on. This whole Johnny section is completely unnecessary and lame. I thought it was lame a while back when Johnny was mocking Tomb Raider 1 because of the controls, a game that was groundbreaking when it came out.
I thought the review of The Last of Us was BS, but seeing how GS handles critique and what they have become recently I gotta move on. RIP.
I agree with their review. GTA5 is just an amazing & addicting game. I'm really impressed with the technical achievement & storytelling in parts. But there's no getting around the fact that the lack of any shred of morality in this game seriously deteriorates the pleasure of spending time in it's world. I know that some people vehemently defend that this game is about criminals and therefore we should know what to expect & like it, but in my humble opinion there is no reason for everything from the random comments from people on the side of the road, to the situations & the characters themselves to be so vile. If you want a good example of some moral struggle from interesting criminal characters watch Michael Mann's, "Heat." It's my personal hope that someday Rockstar will give us a GTA game that might have characters we could actually fully like, sympathize with & care about. They got closest to this in Red Dead, so maybe someday.
@MCSantaBarbara thats why GTA never deserves a 9 let alone a 10..just look at their fanboy's behaviour..absolute pathetic..
Sorry, I have asked this on facebook titter and google searched for 20 mins....Where the **** is the impound yard on the map???
@Blondezilla11 At the police station. It has a little icon that looks like a car when looking at the map.
@XPats @Blondezilla11 How do I use it?
@XPats @Blondezilla11 Thanks. I can`t get it to work for some reason.... That kind of sucks :(
@Blondezilla11 @XPats When you approach the garage, it should indicate to push 'right' on the d-pad to claim your car if there is infact a car stored inside that belongs to the character you are using, I think.
HAHA i think the gta trolls succeeded wanting to make this dude quit his shitty show. The comments they picked were not even funny compared to the ones i read on the review.