Feedback -- Best of 2009 Edition

Posted: December 10, 2009
Feedback -- Best of 2009 Edition
The gang gets together to talk about G4's Best of 2009 nominees, a key Valve departure, Dead Space 2, and more Borderlands.

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  • Drakonzo

    lol that patrick dude has the best eye contact of others in a podcast that ive ever seen, very confident dude.

    Posted: December 12, 2009 1:15 PM
  • Belisarius19

    I loved your discussion of games and education. My dad bought me Age of Empires as a kid, and I became fascinated with learning about the Ancient and Medieval words. I'm still a big strategy fan with the Total War series at the top of my list. But I still look back and see my interest in history starting with AoE. I remember looking at all the hero characters in the map editor and wondering who they were, and then looking them up and learning about them.

    Now I've graduated with a history degree and teach high school Western Civ and Ancient Civ, where I've created a massive turn based strategy game using maps and push pins to help my students get into history. I don't suppose I can give video games all the credit for what I've ended up, but I have to say that it was Age of Empires that sparked that fascination.

    On an entirely different note, I too was deeply disappointed that DA:O was passed over for the short list, but on the other hand I can't really argue that any of the games that made it shouldn't be there, so I guess that just means we had a lot of really fantastic games this year and not everything can make the list.

    Posted: December 12, 2009 12:12 PM
  • crocodilius

    Abbie is still the most adorable thing ever.
    wish i could wrap her up for christmas

    Posted: December 12, 2009 1:50 AM
  • myrmidon3240

    I just wanted to ask if the X-play team has ever thought that video games ever have had "racist" tendencies. I only ask because as I was playing Resident Evil 5, I was considering all the comments of racism, and while I agree that there are some unfortunate "coincidences", I don't think that that it was the games intention to offend anyone. i also see it as a lose-lose for devs because if you have all white enemies, you're racist for lack of diversity, but if there are enemies of different races, you're racist because that's discrimanation. sorry to ramble. Thanks!

    Posted: December 11, 2009 6:28 PM
  • thesilentmole

    Still no love for Rhythm Heaven, eh? That's more original than Shadow Complex, as good as SC was.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 6:04 PM
  • BlakeKellermann

    At the end with the reader question, I thought that was interesting because I actually wrote a paper on that same topic not to long ago and I agree that it's effective. I'm sort of suprised that they didn't mention the fact that earlier game had no voice so you had to read the text, and if you were younger that ment you learned to read.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 5:01 PM
  • kingofcod4

    I was hoping you guys would read this comment nad answer my question on the next feedback. What do you think the video game industry will be in around 10 years?

    Posted: December 11, 2009 4:48 PM
  • MachineHeadHero

    I love the absolute honest opinions here. I'm upset that DA:O didn't make game of the year potential AND screw you Adam! I liked The Darkness! lol.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 4:27 PM
  • Ifrid

    You guys nailed it. It has been a good year for games Assassins Creed 2 is an awsome game. I would have like to seen Dragon Age Origins on the list but it's all good there are a lot of good games and everyone can't make the cut.
    Off subject I would realy like to see a revamp of Lagend of Dragoon.
    Thats all from me you guys are doing a awsome job keep it up.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 3:54 PM
  • DSwat

    THANKS!! for another good feedback guys!!

    Posted: December 11, 2009 3:41 PM
  • sewageking

    You guys missed a huge point regarding the question of the week, which is that video games can be an art form. I will argue until I'm blue in the face that a good game can be just as enriching as a good book or movie. Most games today, especially ones that are very story-driven, use the same literary devices as books and movies. I remember one time in my high school English class when my teacher was talking about all sorts of literary devices, and what makes a book interesting. I couldn't really relate to it, until I realized that everything my teacher was talking about was used in Metal Gear Solid, and then it all finally clicked. If people realize that video games could be enriching for kids in the same way that books like the Harry Potter series are, there would be a stronger push to make games that are more interesting and enriching. And that could be the next big step for video games in general.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 3:05 PM
  • Kensan_Oni

    Is it really that hard to remember the name Flower?

    Posted: December 11, 2009 3:03 PM
  • bucherbag

    great episode, feedback has been great so far, i always find the depth of the discussions refreshing. also, (just noticed this) abbie heppe has the biggest and brightest eyes ever, they're like fricken pearls

    Posted: December 11, 2009 2:32 PM
  • equary

    Thinking of left for Dead multiplayer i thought it would be fun if they had somthing like halo's infected sytle game

    Posted: December 11, 2009 1:50 PM
  • Kajaah117

    Wow! I'm not sure if it was the lighting , or the camera angles, or whatever it was, but Abbie's eyes look even more beautiful than they normally do. She's definitely the reason I'm subscribed to the video version of the podcast.

    Anyway, great Feedback this week.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 1:40 PM
  • xBloodyxMessx

    ASSASSIN'S CREED 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: December 11, 2009 1:26 PM
  • R3LF_13

    awesome episode as usual.

    I don't think its game of the year by any means, but I think people were saying Killzone 2 should be on the Best Multiplayer list, and with that I completely agree.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 1:13 PM
  • Resist_4_Ever

    Abby for President!

    Posted: December 11, 2009 12:58 PM
  • greenboom

    Obviously, I thought that episode was brilliant.
    It was easy to see from the wide range of responses from the panelists that there are many avenues to explore concerning the subject of games and education. It was thought provoking.
    If something comes to me, I'll not hold back in asking more questions in the future.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 12:55 PM
  • TheSauceMan

    Dead Space multiplayer will be amazing, there's never been a multiplayer where you have to detach your opponents limbs which Dead Space 2 is said to have.

    Uncharted 2's multiplayer is one of the best online experiences ever and I'm still playing it every day.

    Posted: December 11, 2009 12:14 PM