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Sun 18th May, 2008

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get2sammyb commented on Talking Point: Is Indie Becoming a Defunct, Di...:

@crazykcarter You're absolutely right - but I think that highlights just how silly the term has gotten. A title like Valiant Hearts for example may 'seem' indie from afar, but it's actually made and funded by Ubisoft.

And games like No Man's Sky are 'indie', but appear on par with some of the biggest blockbusters. It's time to throw this phrase out — or, at least, use it in the context that it's intended. It should never be a derogatory term in my opinion.



get2sammyb commented on Feature: Watch and Yearn - Are YouTube and Twi...:

Really good article, Matt. It's interesting, I never really thought of titles like Octodad and Goat Simulator as 'PewDiePie bait' but I totally get what you mean. Those zany games do seem to do incredibly well on YouTube, and in the case of Octodad, I was really excited about it because I'd seen some of those silly videos — but like you say, it wasn't actually that much fun to play.

It's interesting how much the industry has changed in just a few years, and I find it incredible that these days one person with a YouTube account and a microphone has the power to make or break a game more than entire marketing departments. It's quite incredible really, and opens a whole other can of worms.



get2sammyb commented on Yay, PSN's Delayed Scheduled Maintenance Retur...:

@Paranoimia I think it's just a perception problem they have. If you're a layman and don't understand what's going on, all you see on popular news sites are that the "PSN is being hacked" and the "PSN is offline". Neither are true, but it looks bad - especially when you don't really see as much with the other platforms.



get2sammyb commented on Feature: What Are September 2014's Free PlaySt...:

@voodoo341 It's not snobbery - you said you didn't "know anything" about one of the games being offered, despite writing it off. If you knew about it, then what you should have instead said was, "I don't think Velocity is my cup of tea" or something to that effect. Many other posters have managed to do that!



get2sammyb commented on Feature: What Are September 2014's Free PlaySt...:

For the record, I'd like to stress that I also don't think this is a particularly great month - though I absolutely would have bought Velocity 2X anyway, so I'll happily take a complimentary copy. I also think Sportsfriends — as interesting as the game appears to be — is a very poor choice considering the feedback that Sony's been getting of late.



get2sammyb commented on Feature: What Are September 2014's Free PlaySt...:

@voodoo341 Fair enough - don't vote, then! There's an article above this with links and a little bit of information about what Velocity 2X is - perhaps try reading it, and then come back?

Still don't like anything, fine - but at least take a moment to educate yourself about what you're actually complaining about in the first place. Then perhaps we can actually have a conversation about it.



get2sammyb commented on PSN Temporarily Offline Again as Attacks Ramp ...:

Yeah, there really is no need to bring Xbox into this. I know it's natural to compare and contrast everything, but competing platforms have very little to do with this article. There's maybe a discussion to be had about why Sony is getting singled out or why Xbox Live seems better equipped to deal with these issues, but even then, I'm not sure it's particularly constructive right now.