Monday, February 28, 2011

"Extra Consideration"

The Escapist decided to let Your's Truly, Zero Punctation's Yahtzee and Extra Credits' James Portnow have a lil' email debate and assemble the result into a column. In other words: Two of the most important voices in the gaming world... and, for some reason, also me ;)

Here we are, debating the state of console gaming: Take a look.

13 comments:

Ezenwa said...

Oh my goodness. Are you serious? Wow. You know what this means? take it to the next level. If you could do this in podcast form, I'd hit the roof. That said, it's a very novel idea having you 3 come together.

volvo crusher said...

That was such a great read. Nice to see that even in writing, Yahtzee isn't beyond making sex jokes.

dwu009 said...

This is something I'd like to see more of and in video form, although I know that it might be unlikely.

A said...

Hooray! Three of gaming's cultural juggernauts finally meet for the first time for intellectual discussion! I was hoping something like this would happen sooner or later.

Popcorn Dave said...

Sweet. This is the Batman vs. Superman vs. Spider-Man of videogame snobbery. I've got to say you all made really good points, I'm not even sure who I agree with more to be honest.

I'd love to see more of these, here's hoping they become a semi-regular feature.

a said...

I've been watching the GameOverthinker for years and I finally got off my butt and made my own video on YouTube in a similar vein to Bob's opening statement.

If you want to check it out, the link's:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3JrMjoQhAI

It's nice to see that my fave 3 webpundits are joining forces and sharing opinions similar to mine.

Smashmatt202 said...

Derr, but Mr. Overthinker, how culd u b talking 2 thos guis if ur in Warios Woods?!

Seriously, though, this is the most awesome thing I've seen on the Escapist! Definitely hoping for more of this!

imsmart said...

A lot of people don't realize that everything that was gained in the transition from 8 bit to 16 bit was something developers felt was necessary, and everything lost in the transition from 8 bit to portable 8 bit was something developers felt was unnecessary. It's a stark contrast with the current environment, where almost every new piece of hardware is born unbidden, and dies unrealized.

Papa said...

That was awesome. I absolutely want more.

David said...

You are the 3 people I make a point to never miss a show of, so this is simply cool. And don't sell yourself short Bob, I've been watching your show since before I was watching Yahtzee and I'm as big a fan now as then. Are you guys taking suggestions for topics?

Smashmatt202 said...

If you check the end of the article... Or at least the latest one, you'll see a link to an e-mail address taking suggestions.

Gregwilson7 said...

It's actually thanks to you that I know every single one of you, you gave a plug to Extra Credits (James) and the escapist gave the link to arguably its most popular show Zero Punctuation (Yahtzee). Every week I make sure I see the new videos and it keeps me coming back for more. :-)
P.S: If you could, can you tell them about this comment I just wanted to show you all my appreciation, For The Game Overthinker, The Big Picture, Escape to the Movies, Zero Punctuation and Extra Credit Episodes I enjoy.

sexshoptienda said...

There's no doubt, the guy is completely right.