It came as no surpise to me that Bethesda's new review policy was immedeately seen as a slight towards the amateur-press as it exists on Youtube. Youtubers dependant on the clicks stand to earn quite a bit when the next Bethesda blockbuster is about to drop and they can show their review-copies off in advert-laden videos or subscribtion based Twitch screenings.
Were I to come up with a tag-line for Rise of the Tombraider it would be 'Rage of the whinging spinster', because the de-objectifying of ms. Croft left me as a Tombraider-fan since the first game with a lot to desire. Eyecandy-wise Crystal Dynamics merely objectified Lara even more by giving her girl-next-door dimensions and an average white brit face which is a marked improvement over the adult entertainment look she used to have. I love the new Lara. But character- and personality-wise I have no idea what's going on with that moron.
When I heard that Naughty Dog is working on TLOU2 I couldn't be happier. I don't give a rat's ass about Nathan Drake or Crash Bandicoot, ND's other IPs, but TLOU...
Yeah, you shouldn't get me started. I've become somewhat of an amateur-expert on Cordyceps even. The level of nerdism runs that deep when it comes TLOU and what surrounds it. The only thing I possibly take further than that is Firefly.
Many times I have talked about You-tube and the people that are so big on it being a new industry. How they massage themselves and their 'collegues', spend quite some time name-dropping themselves, think that their opinion is the only one opinion and want other people to defend that opinion.., the list goes on.