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8 months ago
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[Video] Josef Fares' Rant at the Game Awards

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ZekeFreek
243 points · 8 months ago

I'M A PASSIONATE MAN

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10 points · 8 months ago

This guy directed Brothers Tale of Two Sons.

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218 points · 8 months ago

4 minutes of ranting later "I'll come to my point soon" LOL

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I love this guy.

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166 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago

if the whole world tells me your game is shit I'll tell them... no it's not.

SOLD!

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I_am_rushin
67 points · 8 months ago

I mean it might be shit, but I really appreciate that he believes in his art so much. Was excited for this game when unveiled, and that hasn't changed. It was maybe slightly annoying and I felt bad for Geoff, but it was funny as hell.

level 3

I hadn't heard of it before, but I have to admit that I find the concept intriguing. Seems like something I can play with my partner. I have no idea who that maniac Frenchman is but I like his moxy.

level 4
12 points · 8 months ago

He was born in Lebanon and moved to Sweden as a child. Not sure where "Frenchman" came from. :)

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126 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago

He probably did a better job of giving EA a better PR than it's CEO and CFO.

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"I-I DONT KNOW MAN, THEY TREATED ME WELL THAT'S ALL I'M TRYING TO SAY"

level 1

Dude cut the best promo in GA history, poor Geoff lmao

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pasta_fire
190 points · 8 months ago

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING BROTHER

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THEY SAY ALL AWARD SHOWS ARE CREATED EQUAL, BUT YOU LOOK AT THE GAME AWARDS AND YOU LOOK AT THE OSCARS, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT STATEMENT IS NOT TRUE.

...THE OSCARS ARE A BUNCH OF FATASSES

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empty-p5flair
70 points · 8 months ago

SEÑOR GEOFF, THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE.

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Cyber_PlayerV
26 points · 8 months ago

Geoff Keighley, while you stand there, hopefully as uncomfortable as you possibly can be, I want you to listen to me. I want you to digest this because before I leave in one year with your Game of the Year award, I have a lot of things I want to get off my chest.

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AND THEY SPELL DISASTER FOR YOU AT SAKERFICE.

🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨

  • Big Poppa Pump

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x13ucketHeaDx
8 points · 8 months ago

It's not Saturday yet but goddamnit anyway

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🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨

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HAH!?

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FUCK YOU OSCARS!

Flips off camera

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THEY'RE FAT!

level 1

He managed to get the largest crowd reaction and best moment of the show.

I like him. He’s a passionate guy.

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Phunkboy
61 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago

I just checked his Wikipedia page. First it directed me to the Rwandan genocide. Then it took me to his page when I refreshed, but had a picture of him titled Tommy Wiseau. Someone is fucking with his page right now.

Or Wikipedia is fucked up.

Edit 1: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Fares

Edit 2: Wikipedia being fucked with

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It was 4chan raiding his page, they were doing it for a good hour

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I'm surprised so many of the words were spelled correctly if it was 4chan doing it.

level 4

You say that but they're scary smart

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Cavity_Explorer
4 points · 8 months ago

A bunch of 12 year olds with keyboards

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TheDiggleGod
3 points · 8 months ago

I was watching Demolition D's stream and people were editing the "A Way Out" page to hell and back. It kept on getting reverted back every few seconds.

level 2

Wassup da world

level 3

It was you, wasn't it? Haha

level 4

Nah, I wouldn’t even know how to begin getting Wikipedia to trust me enough to edit anything, lol. But I did find it amusing for sure.

level 5

Can't anyone edit stuff in wikipedia? I put a joke edit on Kojima's page months ago and it's still there, and i've never done anything to gain wikipedia's trust (don't even have an account)

level 6

Yeah, anyone can edit Wikipedia, there's no trust involved. Your IP address does show up on every edit though and they can block it if you mess around too much, but that's about it. And so many people are editing Wikipedia, it's unlikely that would happen.

level 1

EA's response: "Josef Fares' public appearances will now be decreased by 75%"

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Rightclick
4 points · 8 months ago

Hey everyone is off the EA hate train now cause of this guy and saying he is changing gaming history... Yet the game is being published by EA. He did the PR they needed.

level 1
294 points · 8 months ago

This dude definitely did a line of coke or something before he came on stage.

level 2

A line

All the lines.

level 3

If the line is 6 feet long it still counts as one right?

level 4

All the six-foot lines.

level 5

Actually lol’d

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he's just a passionate jet lagged man

level 2

Yeah you can tell his forehead is a bit sweaty and his eyes are popping.

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AlexCustom6877
20 points · 8 months ago

He just kept going

level 4

I absolutely loved it! We have to get this to the front page!

level 3

so uncomfortably touchy

level 2
10 points · 8 months ago

If he was on coke he wouldn’t of asked if he can cuss

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86 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago

I like how we as a society just immediately assume someone is on something when they do something unexpected.

Let’s all make sure to let him know that we know he does coke with no evidence.

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[deleted]
10 points · 8 months ago

If you don't follow societal norms, you are labelled as a stranger or outsider. No one is considering the fact that the people who know him personally are all saying that he is like that all the time. Chill people. He is a passionate man, just because he is more passionate than you or I does not mean you must seek to destroy him.

level 3

The guy was fucked up, man. But it's possible he was just drunk and manic from the energy at the event, that's happened to me before (not while being watched by anyone more than the patrons of the karaoke bar...). But his actions are totally in line with blow as well. Doesn't really matter, it's just funny that the guy was inebriated and ranting like a maniac.

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Dogmatic_Cat
4 points · 8 months ago

That's what I was thinking. As someone who has made more than few drunken rants in his life I should know. Explains why he keeps repeating himself.

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It's also kind of obvious when someone else is on a drug that you've done plenty of times before and are familiar with

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I'm surprised people are so offended by this. Guy is in entertainment, blow doesn't really have a stigma in those circles. Not like he's a office worker whose going to get randomly tested on Monday.

level 3

kinda agree its shitty to label someone a drug user without any knowledge of them its almost as if people cant believe someone is eccentric or as josef put it passionate

imagine checking social media sites and people are claiming your actions are because you're snorting coke

yay for tarnishing peoples images

level 4

I dont see whats wrong with using drugs

level 5

It often tarnishes a person's credibility.

Not saying I agree with it, but that's the reality.

level 4

If you see enough people come through the doors of the ER acting like that, eventually you can just see it... this guy was on some kind of stimulant. Either an illicit one like coke or amphetamines (prescribed or not).

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eventually you assume it

Fixed that for you.

I remember two years ago going to the ER and I legitimately thought I was having a heart attack, my pulse rate was hitting 120 at times. The nurses and even the doctor seemed kinda cold towards me. Not mean necessarily but more so they didn't really seem to care about what was going on with me. They ended up taking some urine and came back and told me I was having a panic attack and the way they treated me did a complete 180.

They told me the urine test was so they could check something with my heart. I'm not a doctor so as far I know that could be true but part of me thinks they just assumed I was hopped up on some type of amphetamine and when it came back that I wasn't they decided to be a bit more warm towards me.

They sent me a survey a few weeks later in the mail. I expressed my disappointment in everyone I had to deal with that night. Doubt those do anything however.

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level 7

Empathy is a thing. You should try it sometime.

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[deleted]
1 point · 8 months ago

Correlation doesn't equal causation

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-7 points · 8 months ago(0 children)
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So he's usually this way? That really doesn't help his image either.

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Literally this.. I remember watching a documentary about the war on drugs and the drug industry and this is what I DREAD the most about them.. Everytime you're being spontaneous, creative, surprising or just doing something new everyone instantly assume you're doing some drug.. Just like what ALL OF YOU thought after watching Hideo's new game trailer.. 'Oh, man.. Hideo is smoking some really strong shieeettt'

I hate that shit.. Fuck that.

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Oh no, i have full confidence that Kojima isn't on drugs, because if he was, his shit would make more sense.

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When you get to that level of weird, I find that it wouldn't really be possible to keep up that level of drug use for that long, so I figure he's just got to be like that all the time. Like Salvador Dali said, "I don't do drugs, I am drugs."

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SirRealistOne
8 points · 8 months ago

Except his eyes were bugged out, glazed over and he said he had "jetlag". Pretty sure he was on some kind of substance.

Source: I've been on all kinds of substances.

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Just like what ALL OF YOU thought after watching Hideo's new game trailer.. 'Oh, man.. Hideo is smoking some really strong shieeettt'

It was clearly an exaggeration, very few people actually thought that. People often say it when they see something highly unusual, but they are rarely serious. It's meant as "wow, this is so out of this world, a normal brain wouldn't think of it".

It's different from the situation with Fares. He was manic, rambling barely coherently and largely off-topic, he had physical symptoms that don't necessarily indicate drug use, but might. When I was watching him, I wasn't thinking "wow, what a passionate man with a vision!"; I was thinking "fuck, he's unhinged". And if I'd never heard of his game before, he'd have immediately put me off of it because I'm scared of maniacs.

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-9 points · 8 months ago(1 child)
level 5

I do have issues detecting sarcasm but my statement remains.-

level 3

It was just a harmless joke. Chill the fuck out

level 4

Yeah. I can totally see how saying someone does drugs can be harmless to their image and/or how they're perceived by their peers.

This is how stupid shit rumors get started by making "jokes" about false information.

level 5

If im not mistaken he was in film before hand so no one gives a fuck if he's doing blow.

You on the other hand sound like you could use a Xanax.

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[deleted]
3 points · 8 months ago

Oh yeah, because some guy in a thread on an internet forum said "lul i bet he's tripping" is totally gonna ruin this guys entire life and career.

level 5

You need some pussy or a candy bar or something. Jesus

level 5

nailed it.

Maybe we should start a "joke" about how /u/uclownbrownies is... a.. i don't know.. a child molester. Is that okay? After all it's just a joke! /s

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Okay but ONLY if it's a joke.

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-12 points · 8 months ago(0 children)
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[deleted]
0 points · 8 months ago

You sound triggered.

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He seems a little drunk is all

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He's like that in every interview.

level 1

Fuck the Oscars lol

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falconbox
139 points · 8 months ago

He's like Tommy Wiseau.

level 2

You're tearing me apart EA!!!

level 3

Oh hi Marketing

level 4

This comment better get all the upvotes or I’m quitting Reddit.

level 2

Oh hi Oscars, fuck you

level 3

oh hai Oscars*

level 2

Hahaha, What a story Geoff!

level 2
11 points · 8 months ago

My game is not shit, it's not true! It's bullshit! It's not shit! It's naaat! Oh hai, Geoff.

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-5 points · 8 months ago(0 children)
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112 points · 8 months ago

Geoff always trying to keep it professional and timely. I know he was thinking the entire time, "this motherfucker right here man...." Always nice to seem him around though <3

level 2

You could see his frustration, there was really nothing he could do but keep level headed and try to shut him up as best as possible lol.

level 2

He was probably thinking "Jesus Christ, the sponsors..."

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I think Geoff misunderstood/misheard the question about cursing, else he wouldn’t have said yes to the question “can you curse?”.

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Super_Miojo
19 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago
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Thank you. That was a great trailer.

level 1

Honestly, what he said and how he acted made me excited for this game even though its being published by EA

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We've been down this road before...

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He said the F word a lot, he was just very very excited to be on stage - some say he was totally stoned, idk Europeans can seem strange sometimes to people. He was just very eccentric, he said “Fuck the Oscars” quite a few times, he talked about how shit EA games has been lately and that they fucked up with Battlefront 2 but none of that micro transaction bullshit is coming to his game and he has 100% control over what happens, and that they’ve treated him nicely. He said if you make it to the end of his game, there is not a chance you won’t love it.

Calling out your own employer takes balls, especially in front of a million people - and he wasn’t the only one to rip on them. Zachary Levi made a jab when he announced a game award by putting his credit card in the envelope he was given in order to pay for it to open. Also Bethesda made a jab in their ad campaign saying that companies that say gamers don’t want single player experiences are wrong, and that there are many single player experiences and pretty much if you’re bummed out shout EAs lack of them, Bethesda has u covered.

level 4

some say he was totally stoned, idk Europeans can seem strange sometimes to people.

Acting like you're stoned isn't normal European behavior and certainly not in Sweden, where Fares is from. His behavior was strange and borderline inappropriate in the eyes of Europeans too.

level 5

I mean, if you're an actor, hyped-up, jet-lagged, abroad and at a huge event this isn't too strange. I can totally see myself behaving exactly like that, sober.

level 6

Yeah, but that has nothing to do with being European.

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2 points · 8 months ago(0 children)
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pasta_fire
46 points · 8 months ago

This needs to be in the national archive.

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[deleted]
23 points · 8 months ago

Hahahaha. I liked his energy.

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26 points · 8 months ago

We are witnessing history

level 1

Just watched this guy live. Semi awkward, but hella funny. Defo pumped for his game, he is I mean.

level 1

That was amazing. Top 5 meme of the year.

level 1

We've all been stuck in this conversation. You're at a party when one person is drunk and won't shut the fuck up, and you're just standing there with one beer in you saying "...yeah....totally.....yeah yeah man. Cool."

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HAILtoSTARSCREAM
Original Poster3 points · 8 months ago

That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw it happen lol.

level 1

Pretty funny guy

level 1

That was incredible.

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Holyshit I want to play “The Room: Revengeance” from Starbreeze Studios.

level 1

He's also a movie director, very famous in Sweden.

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ComicAvenger1962
6 points · 8 months ago

Welp I'm convinced, I'm definitely getting this mans game

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Sa1sa_Sh4rk_Alex
14 points · 8 months ago

I felt so bad for Geoff. He was trying to shut him up (dude ranted WAY too long) but kept getting shut down.

level 2

I wouldn't feel bad for Geoff.

level 1

Cocaine is a hell of a drug....

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Oh hi Geoff

level 1

Is that Ezio Auditore da Firenze?

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3 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago

I felt like he was going to announce that only one player would need a copy of the game to play with someone else online

Anyone else feel like that was what his announcement was going to be?

But srsly what a god

Edit: https://twitter.com/josef_fares/status/940160844394057728 ty

level 1

Brothers was a masterpiece is believe everything he says

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I did not hit her! I did not. Oh, hi Mark.

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I’m going to check this game specifically after hearing nothing about it because of this incredible man

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3 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago

TIL: That old gif of the cop throwing his gun in the air, catching it with his crotch and firing it with pelvic thrusts...yea, this guy directed that movie.

EDIT: The movie is KOPPS

level 1

Hopefully EA doesn't fuck up, cause this guy just sold me in this game.

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-7 points · 8 months ago(1 child)
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6 points · 8 months ago · edited 8 months ago

Edit - I was right. Only one person has to buy the game, the other can download the trial and play the entire experience from start to finish for free. It’s too bad he didn’t manage to get this bit of information in, maybe in place of one of his many I’m a passionate guy’s, lol. Link to Polygon article explaining how it works

—————

I felt like he was supposed to talk about... and Geoff was trying to remind him... about a feature in which maybe the second person can play for free, or without the game? I don’t have any evidence for this and It’s almost 4am so I don’t give enough of a shit to google, but it seemed like that was a point that he was supposed to get out (like the release date for the trailer that he didn’t manage to get out, either). I could be totally wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time. But if it was something like that, I can see how it would be grounds for a “see, EA isn’t so bad you guys” argument he was going for.

level 1

Highlight of the show. Plus he's not wrong, fuck the Grammys. The crowd loved him, most wrestlers don't get that kind of pop.

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he's a passionate guy!

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Joltda
4 points · 8 months ago

YOU'RE TEARING ME APART, EA!!

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level 1

There is no Way Out of this one.

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KingKongJeff
2 points · 8 months ago

I had a laugh attack with this guy lol

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thatsage
2 points · 8 months ago

Dude is crazy I feel sorry for Jeff he's so helpless haha

level 1

Say hello to my little friend.

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ThatLadPrecious
2 points · 8 months ago

Keighley is such a fucking pro, cool bastard gets the guy back on track from fuck the oscars back on to the game

level 1

"let's look at the trailer and we can talk after?" "No, we can't" hahaha the best

level 1

He's my drunken spirit animals, I also hate on the Oscars when I do cocaine

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LISA, I'M A PASSIONATE MAN

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FIRED.

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Yeah but can you trust a man who is paid by EA ?

level 1

Lol at Jeff Goldblum

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ThePrinceMagus
1 point · 8 months ago

Sure fuck the Oscars, but also fuck The Nintendo Circle Jerk Show The Game Awards.

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TheMaysian
2 points · 8 months ago

The Nintendo Circle Jerk Show

literally what

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Yeah it was I ejaculated with every award Nintendo got, how ‘bout you?

level 1

He just wants us to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when we play his game

level 1

this guy look hiiiiigh af

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why is he saying it's an independant game when it's for EA ?

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Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

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He’s not on cocaine he just likes to touch people

level 1

He reamed EA but his game is sponsored by EA? lol

The Room pt. 2

Swept off stage with The Broom

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I_am_rushin
3 points · 8 months ago

He praised EA, not really unexpected considering they are his publisher.

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-8 points · 8 months ago(3 children)
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I loved it.

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Same here. This guy loves what he does and that's rare these days.

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Me too, especially feel sorry for Geoff

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-6 points · 8 months ago(0 children)
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-11 points · 8 months ago(0 children)
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I'm stoked on it to be honest also love the fact you can buy one copy and play through it entirely with a friend via online co-op via "friend pass".

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That is a cool idea with the friend pass, but it doesnt make up for those shitty animations.

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Not at all from the looks of it. Check out their last game (Brothers: A tale of two sons) and then this and the production values are night and day.

What do you expect from a small team? Fucking GTA6?

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-4 points · 8 months ago

Comparing sloppy shit with solid shit isnt getting you anywhere. And GTA is your go to comparison for quality? I rest my case. Plenty of small teams have released far better looking games and dont feel the need to get coked up and tell everyone itll be the best game ever either.

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