Anonymous asked: Are you proud how how organically things like the endurance run and quick looks developed into something? I think its a really cool thing about giant bomb.
Proud might not be the right word, but yes, I like the idea of building things that get popular organically instead of just trying to use some sort of soulless content algorithm to say, like, “well, Minecraft videos are popular, so let’s do one of those!”
I’d rather slowly build a loyal audience of people that genuinely likes what I do than quickly rise on the power of a hit show that locks me into a “now we have to find a way to duplicate that exact idea and manufacture that success on a repeatable, predictable cycle” mentality.
I’d rather make things that reward people that stick with it than neatly package everything up so that anyone cruising in from a search engine gets the whole story, no matter where they land. That’s not to say that I want to deliberately make things difficult for newcomers, though. That can be a tough balance to strike.
All this, by the way, is why traditional business types probably wouldn’t like working with me. I’m mostly incapable of caring about things on a quarterly basis and I hate feeling like I’m locked into doing a specific show or content type.
This is why I love giantbomb and Jeff gertsmann
Anonymous asked: Favourite comment from the Youtube Miku page: "Even worse is that these guys are popular, meaning they represent westerners by proxy". Thanks for letting down the entirety of the west, Jeff. It all hinged on you and you pooped on it.
I AM THE WEST
*THROWS UP A W*
*JUMPS IN LOW-RIDER*
*PULLS OUT STRAP*
*TALKS ABOUT THE LAKERS*
*TELLS YOU HE ONCE SAW THE CORNER OF CRENSHAW AND SLAUSON AND IT DIDN’T LOOK SO BAD*
*MAKES GHETTO BIRD NOISE*
*TELLS YOU THAT HE IS FROM ‘WHERE THE BOMB-ASS HEMP BE’*
*STARTS POOPING ALL OVER LOW-RIDER*
*BEGINS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH*
*TURNS INTO HORRIFIC HALF-MAN HALF-DOG CREATURE*
ellimem asked: People need to understand something (that I am sure you know): When you say something to the effect of "My criticism doesn't force a creator to change their art," that doesn't preclude a creator from changing his work because of your criticism. Critiquing something is part of the process, and if someone feels it is valid and they decide to change their work, that isn't censorship or anything bad at all. If the content creator *wants* to change their product based on your criticism, that's okay.
Can I hug you?
Anonymous asked: GTA does not even pretend to be subtle with its humor though. It just seems like you have a fundamental disagreement with what GTA is. Which is fine, but don't tell creators to change their entire philosophy to suit you when it suits millions fine. GTA has cracks at everyone, this is nothing new, in this insane tumblr world now though people are looking to be offended.
I never said Rockstar should do anything different. Can you point out where I said that? This type of response is infuriating because it betrays the point of criticism. Rockstar released a game, I have some opinions on it, and that’s the end of the road. Criticism is not a suggestion that art should change, only that art prompted a reaction and that feeling was shared.