Chalk Talk - A new way to show off GameSpot members blogging skills! This week GameSpot members write about forgiving the games industry.
This weeks Chalk Talk assignment is about forgiveness. For those of you who are unaware Chalk Talk is a new community feature that gives bloggers a chance to gain special recognition. This week we asked GameSpot members to write a blog about a gaming publisher, developer, or franchise they felt had wronged them and despite their actions they still forgive them and they are still willing to care for and support them.
Pierst179: Whenever there is passion, time, money or dedication involved, there will most likely be intense emotions, and to most of us gamers watching a company that is a favorite of ours do well is similar to watching your team win a championship, your favorite rock group walk into the Hall of Fame or even patching things up with someone you care for….read more
Sonicare:: Bioware had let me down. Always the master storyteller, they fumbled the ball on the one yard line. I dont think I've ever been that disappointed about a game, which in a sense is a credit to Bioware. The prior games had been so great that they set me up for this big fall. Had they not crafted such a great story and characters, I would have had less emotionally invested. Had they not set the bar so high, I wouldn't have seen it come crashing down so hard…read more
Azghouls: I would like to forgive a certain game that caused me grief and aggravation and lets not forget, wasted time during the unusual events that surrounds my adventures sailing the grand oceans. The game I'm referring to is Ship Simulation Extremes…. read more.
SuperMassive20: I started to get mad at Crytek, all the things that made Crysis the game I wanted to play so badly were gone! No more open world, no more tropical setting and a completely different looking enemy. The only thing that had seemed to have made it from Crysis was the Nanosuit. Instead of the enemy freezing tropical islands we were given New York covered in slime and sick people. A setting and a situation we have all experienced through games as well as other mediums a thousand times before….. read more.
-Saigo-: So what happens when a game developer breaks my trust? You guessed it: One and done. Peter Molyneux of Fable fame guaranteed a masterpiece with Fable 2 and lost a customer for life. Activision / Treyarch promised a new Call of Dut" game but lost my business when I opened another map pack. …read more.
Sometimes a good blog is simply a good blog, and these GameSpot members deserve recognition for their efforts and contributions:
- ArmA II 4 Noobs - Easy Fun With the Ambient Combat Module By: DraugenCP
- Soundtrack Special: How Important Music is to Video Games By bbkkristian
- HD Collections - a waste of time and money? By: michaelP4.
Next Weeks Assignment: The Art of Storytelling
A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. - George R.R. Martin
For next week’s assignment we want you to discuss video games in literature and its effect on the games mythos and history. In need of inspiration? Consider this; do video game novels have a positive or negative impact? Do you feel that some games in desperate need of deeper explanation into the lore or are some books simply tools used to coarse fans into spending more on their beloved franchise. If you'd like an example, check out Synthia's recent blog
I support any feature that pushes for the recognition of those who invest in GameSpot's blog department as well as encourage other users to participate. I believe this is a step in the right direction.
I think it's good to have a thing like this where people can talk about shortcoming of developers/publishers maybe we can even help each other to forgive certain devs/pubs. Excellent idea GS
great idea for a new segment. some of the best insights come from the community (but usually not me!).
Very interesting new segment! Might get me back into the whole blogging stuff again, been meaning to start writing more recently.
I skip GS for a couple of months and they add all sorts of stuff while I'm gone
*Sigh* catching up is gonna be really hard
Still, this is a pretty awesome feature I hope I get mentioned one day :P
I'm going to keep following these, but it seems (from the offerings here) that most people are just going to whine about their experiences in one game
Hmm, very interesting indeed. Good to see something similar to the 'ol Soapbox feature; especially something that spotlights good blog reads again. Very creative spin to as well. I might have to try to do one one day.....preferably on a day off or something when my mind's not mush, lol.
Some of them were interesting to read and some weren't so much. Anyways glad to see blogs getting some love on GS.
I really do not forgive anonymous entities unconditionally and they need to show sincere remorse in order for them to earn forgiveness. Currently, I have no publisher or developer that I felt truly "wronged" me that I am willing to forgive it.
@thom_maytees That's kinda my feeling, too. I mean, I don't feel a personal sense of being 'wronged', how there are things I really hate that some publishers have done that disappoint me.
BUT, if I was to say there was one that kinda quasi-felt that way about, lol, it'd be Capcom for not localizing Ace Attorney Investigations 2, butchering the DMC series, and abandoning my Onimusha.....>_<
@PumpkinBoogie Not localizing Ace Attorney Investigations 2 is a crime. Easily their worst decision.
Very good to see it on the front page. If I ever quit working 72 hours a week, I'll be submitting my own.
Wow all these articles are great. One even made me remember why I bought a wii. Can't wait to read next weeks articles.
It's great to see an interest in expressing our gaming hobby by the use of blogging, even more ideas into gaming will surface. Congratulations to the bloggers and future ones who participate.
Pretty neat feature, anything that gets the community sharing different viewpoints from their perspective has to be commended. Look forward to reading more user submitted articles and maybe submitting one myself. :)
I'm liking this idea. Its' been some time since the bloggers of this site have received attention. It's nice the one who can have a natural talent for it get their due. I just don't want the same people to win or be recognised over and over again. Other shorted blogs, that may not be as wel thought out or detailed , need attention to. Not just the ones with 10-12 pictures, footnotes and annotations.
@zinoalex Totally agree with you my friend. I hated the Soapbox for that very reason. The more entries / bloggers the better I say.
@zinoalex I think that's the idea, there's that little section marked "extra credit" which were blogs that didn't have anything to do with the topic but were still solid reads.