Sessler's Soapbox: More Creativity, Less Penis!

Posted: November 23, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: More Creativity, Less Penis!
Adam expresses his affection for the Sly Cooper Collection and how it represents a time in gaming where testosterone didn't reign supreme.

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  • blue_duck

    if they made a new jack i would buy a ps3 just to play it

    Posted: November 27, 2010 10:57 AM
  • Michael553


    Posted: November 27, 2010 10:06 AM
  • Wrathofsauron


    Posted: November 27, 2010 9:15 AM
  • ilovemyjeep

    One more thing:

    I am really tired of reading articles (on G4 and elsewhere) that begin with "it's no secret." Please, remove this introductory statement from your long list of writing strategies. "It's no secret" is nothing more than a form of throat-clearing. When you say "it's no secret" it's assuming something about the reader. How are you, the writer, so sure that we, the reader, know "that Adam Sessler loves the Sly Cooper series"? Unless someone is an avid G4 visitor, their is little validity in that statement.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 5:33 PM
  • ilovemyjeep

    I'd absolutely love to see Tomba! (PS1) on the PS Store. Nothing better than smackin' pigs on the noggin with a boomerang while you cavort through an amazingly beautiful, multilayered 2D environment. Does anyone else remember this lost gem? Rumor has it that Whoopee Camp, the developer, went underwater after the Tomba series tanked (there was an equally awesome sequel). Perhaps this is what is preventing Sony from putting the game on the PS store; that, or no one cares about this game besides me.

    Long live pink hair, green shorts, and one-toothed grins!!!

    Posted: November 26, 2010 5:23 PM
  • Tyler_Wolff

    Less penis? LAME!

    Posted: November 26, 2010 5:18 PM
  • starmano1

    penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis penis PENIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: November 26, 2010 5:04 PM
  • XRedWolf5566

    Great soapbox Adam! i 150% agree. Too many shooters with beefy muchachoness and not enough creative games coming out. Too many games with that "Big Penis" mentality. But I also thinks it's today's crowd of gamers. All they want is that game with the "Big Penis" mentality. That's why you got too many kids waiting in line now for a shooter at midnight vs. a sly cooper, jak and daxter, and even a crash bandicoot. We have pounded it into this young generation that shooter is the way to go when in reality you really should play one of everything.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 4:55 PM
  • slyroykoopa

    i wish they would start making games again as well now its army stories sports and wanna be movies

    Posted: November 26, 2010 2:10 PM
  • HammerfistClan.com

    Speaking of re-releases... where is my X-wing vs. Tie Fighter - no need for the Mature label on that game. I guess it just us old PC Gamers who are looking for this title to be re-released with some nice updates. Well since I know this won't happen...

    Back to waiting for more SWTOR updates!!

    Posted: November 26, 2010 1:45 PM
  • Mrdc55

    I once made the argument on an IGN forum (dumb idea) that seemingly childish games actually tend to be for more mature gamers. I had just bought Zack and Wiki for the Wii, and I pointed out that it's geared towards a more mature audience because it requires critical thinking and an appreciation for the quirky characters and jokes. Also, since there were no boobs or violence, you had to love it for what it actually had to offer, which was a great puzzle experience. Games like Modern Warfare and God of War, though? Most kids will buy those games just for the gore, and they do.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 11:25 AM
  • TheyTarget

    Know exactly how you feel. I love all these games, and I wouldn't want to get rid of them, but it's like theres a hole deep down that I'm trying to fill and the same shooter 3 mores times just doesn't do it. I want that slight twitch of the joystick, and the perfectly timed jump to dodge whatever is flying at me. I miss it so much. I want to double jump. I know it's impossible, but I want to do it.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 7:56 AM
  • crazyfooinc

    Adam, I couldn't have agreed with you more with this episode of Soapbox. It seems like the whole industry is slowly losing the charm and luster that drew so many of us to it years ago. I miss Spyro, Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper (especially! :-D), and slews of other games that were from bygone days. I love today's generation, but it seems like almost everything coming out is either an FPS or something ridiculously bloody, gory, and needlessly violent. I always find it hilarious when someone attempts to insult someone because they play something like Little Big Planet, or other "kiddie" games nowadays.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 8:26 PM
  • rfedun

    "look at me Im a really big penis".................great

    Posted: November 25, 2010 7:27 PM
  • the13thprince

    hey Adam... in line with this creativity in gaming and stuff, I'd like to ask you how you feel about those quick time events that are being shoved into our faces. Don't you think that they should limit these QTEs where they don't hamper gameplay. I mean it's quite a pain during boss fights where you die if you miss a button and then have to restart the whole damn fight. Those mini cutscenes during the boss fights is pretty annoying. We used to have those epic cut scenes AFTER you beat the boss and give us all a breather. Now you don't even get to the ending because you're stuck repeating what Simon Says. Plus it distracts you from watching the rendered scenes as you are waiting for the next button to hit. I wish they would just do it old school and let us beat the crap out of the boss using the game's actual gameplay and not some minigame ala Konami's infamous 30 lives cheat.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 3:23 AM
  • CrueltysOrchid

    I'm 34 years old, and I LOVE games like Ratchet and Clank, Psychonauts, Super Mario Galaxy, Little Big Planet, etc. I also love mature titles like GTA, Gears, COD, and the like, but I don't let that stop me from playing games like Sly, or from being really excited about Epic Mickey or Donkey Kong Country Returns. Great games are great games, regardless of whether they feature lots of blood and profanity or not. I think appearing macho is more important to teenage boys than to guys in their 30s on up. It's a shame, because there are some really awe inspiring platformers out there that they will probably never play.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 2:36 AM
  • AlyMayhem

    Sly Cooper was fantastic! Spyro was a big one for me. But I grew up on Sonic games. Seems when they come out with a new one it gets worse and worse and worse (except the Sonic sidescrollers, it's when they started going 3D it got iffy), it's hard to beat a perfect game and most of them were. but I agree, I'd love to see the next generation of these types of games.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 10:51 PM
  • Tonarin

    Finally someone else share's the same sense of loss (I suck with words) i was not raised on these roid raging shooters, i was raised on Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and clank (Series still good) sly cooper (Sadly lost most memories from them), Spyro, Kingdom hearts, crash bandicoot all that stuff... now it seems like those types of games are nothing more than a myth although enslaved was pretty close to it all.

    Don't get me wrong i love shooters just as much as the next person but... what happened to all the GOOD platformers? I'm beginning to wonder if we'll ever see those games ever again.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 9:28 PM
  • AgileNate

    I love Sly Cooper and other non-typical games that just don't seem to be an interest in the market as of now. I think this is the reason people have respect for the Sega Dreamcast. It had unique games.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 7:18 PM
  • ArrenKae

    Morgan would ask for more penis :)

    3:45 The penises wore you out with their relentless pounding, aye Sessler?

    5:29 Women could make videogames if they wanted...and were skilled enough.

    Posted: November 24, 2010 5:41 PM