Feedback -- Holiday Guide 2010 Edition

Posted: November 24, 2010
Feedback -- Holiday Guide 2010 Edition
Adam Sessler, Abbie Heppe, Nikole Zivalich, and Stephen Johnson are the perfect people to help you buy gifts this holiday season, so this edition of Feedback takes advantage of our exquisite tastes! It's our holiday gift guide!

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  • drakoniansun

    Just gotta reiterate, I love Feedback, and now I love intel because they love feedback, and much love for Nikole!!!!

    Posted: November 27, 2010 12:54 AM
  • Athtsak

    My answer for Kinect: I am a Hardcore gamer and the only thing that the Kinect is good for is to control the main menu, like Minority Report. That's cool, to game with not so much.

    Future of the consoles , forget making a new type of system just make better games for the existing consoles. I agree with Stephen, load time sucks!

    holiday wish: Make a version of Heavy Rain for the 360! or a remake of Indigo Prophecy for the 360.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 9:24 PM
  • cyclo1224

    its frat boys and teenage idiots doing all the wangs and swastikas, you said it was obnoxious people. i mean, who the hell is more obnoxious then them?

    Posted: November 26, 2010 8:37 PM
  • Jayremy

    I would like to See more interactive doodads in games. Physics down to every object, where when you run through the brush of grass it actually moves, or the weapons you wield don't go through the hands of your toons, arrows when shot stick in you, armor breaking, physical details of health levels, destructible environment and so on. Including wind/bubbles created from movement.

    The loading screen idea was a great one, should be a target more people try to tackle.

    Just seeing crap in game that just sits there doing nothing isn't very immersible.

    Goldeneye and Perfect Dark were the best ground breaking FPS games for their times on the N64.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 7:47 PM
  • ZCube

    I like Nicole! she's funny in the stupid way...and she seems to piss off abbie lmao!

    Posted: November 26, 2010 6:32 PM
  • ControlV

    To add to their point about the swastika. The swastika NEVER meant anything to hinduism/buddhism or any Indian or Middle Eastern Cultures. The symbol that means eternal, inner peace is a mirror image of the swastika is a position that would fit to square. (As opposed to the swastika which is quite often skewed 45 degrees.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 3:53 PM
  • Sphincterror

    I love Feedback, but in the future can you please not have Abbie and teenage russian girl in the same episode? It's obvious Abbie doesn't like her and it can get a little uncomfortable to watch at times.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 3:42 PM
  • Spidey47

    Please don't have that Nikole girl on again. I really don't understand how shes in this business because she doesn't seem to know what shes talking about half the time. I love Abbie's disgusted looks towards her comments. I hate the fact that I have to sit at my boring ass job selling mattresses and see someone with my dream job working with people I look to when it comes to game news and reviews who really shouldn't be there. Hire me!

    Posted: November 26, 2010 2:25 PM
  • takoma7777

    u forgot about the joints

    Posted: November 26, 2010 7:53 AM
  • GunslingerD7

    Another great show guys!

    I think Limbo is my choice for GOTY for me.....I can't put my finger on it exactly but there is just something about the whole game that makes it amazing. The first time I played it I instantly fell in love with it and still can't stop playing. I think I'm workin on my 4th play through now lol.

    Posted: November 26, 2010 5:35 AM
  • Spman2099

    @ Adam

    About the swastika...

    I think it is utter crap that there are jerks that are trying to get a rise out of people through such ridiculous and juvenile means.

    However, I do take issue with your stance on those who believe there is validity in the classic Hindu swastika.

    Firstly, it is important to establish the fact that they look different. While they are similar, there is a distinct difference between the two (mainly the angle of the swastika).

    The most important aspect is that this is not a symbol of the past, it is still used regularly by people that practice Hinduism in modern times. When you say that it is wrong to support the classic Hindu swastika you are effectively stigmatizing a symbol that existed before the Nazi's and still exists today.

    I lived in an apartment building with a large amount of Indian people; the symbol was everywhere. I became friends with an individual who lived in an apartment on the same floor as me. At one point he gave me a shirt that had the symbol on it as a present. I was too embarrassed to wear it at first. However, over time I realized that I was supporting ignorance and that there was no reason for me to not wear the shirt. It was cowardice on my part...

    The symbols are distinct enough that one would easily be able to recognize the difference between the two if they bothered to take a moment to learn the difference. More importantly, the non-contorted version of the swastika is still a relevant symbol for that culture. It is ignorant to lump the two together. More importantly, it is wrong.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 10:34 PM
  • Nohons

    Something I want from my next console: A 6-disk changer. Seriously.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 10:26 PM
  • xkvcq

    Dear Adam Sessler and the rest of the Feedback panel,

    Microsoft ABOSLUTELY wants people hacking Kinect. Microsoft made Kinect work for PCs for a reason, in fact I bet they're encouraging it. I'll prove it as well,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=D_rxpAgBFQo&feature=rel ated

    skip to 5:55 and listen to what Bill Gates says. ( By the way these sets of videos are wonderful you should watch all of them as these men absolutely are in control of this industry and of the industry of computers. They realize that gaming is the new frontier and Microsoft and Apple are trying to centralize everything in two different ways. It's their way of having an oligopoly. This isn't a negative comment, just an enlightening one.) This video is from back in 2007 and Steve Jobs talks about tablet pcs (iPads) and Bill Gates talks about Kinect working for PCs
    Think about it, why try and create a market blindly with Kinect for PC when you can have thousands of modders do it for you? Microsoft is just giving people a little push closer to Minority Report. If you think this is new you're crazy, but what's even crazier is that it's going to work. Slowly, but surely it will.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 10:22 PM
  • napkinshower

    HAHAHAH CHECK OUT ABBIE'S FACE OF TOTAL CONFUSION! 21:12-21:21. haha thats awesome dude. (no offence to abbie shes cool and all, just finding fun)

    Posted: November 25, 2010 9:45 PM
  • Stormraught

    Feedback gettin trolled hard D:

    Posted: November 25, 2010 9:35 PM
  • Kemo85

    Stephen needs to be on more he's pretty funny brings a darker comedy to the show lol
    He killed his kids with his Kinect o.o; lol
    And Nicole keeps me watching instead of listening lol
    Good group this week thats for sure :)

    Posted: November 25, 2010 9:04 PM
  • mr.brightside

    besides the whole nazi detour this podcast took,i fail to see what nicole brings to the discussion. everybody who has appeared on this series has brought a personality and/or a deep knowledge of games . for example, abbie has a infinite amount of knowledge about online shooters(and shooters in general) then theres jp, who seems to have a great understanding of music games.this brings me back to nicole. either shes just a substitute for a regular, or an intern. ( which then she should be let go) her monotone voice, lack of enthusiasm/confidence and interruptions all point to her inexperience .yes, i no everyone has to start somewhere ,but maybe not at this level . she might be pretty, but this isn't a fashion blog where looks count. here , a bit of knowledge would suffice , and by that, i dont mean reading the feed every other day. she has a face for radio.

    Posted: November 25, 2010 8:50 PM
  • mpgrunt787

    I really love Feed Back and Adam is a cool cat. But "the Sizzler" really could leave politics out of the show I mean NPR? Nothing like a bunch lefty of propaganda spit out by some soft spoken socialist trying to sound smart on my favorite web show. Jeez please stick to the video games.
    Also Mass Effect 2 for game of the year. Save the council but give Cerberus the station I mean what could go wrong?

    Posted: November 25, 2010 6:18 PM
  • Roan_Plotz

    http://yfrog.com/5nfeedbacklol j

    Fixed link. Seriously, just look at that and honestly tell me that's not the vibe you got when they were talking about "Kinect support for Portal." *facepalm*

    Posted: November 25, 2010 2:42 PM
  • ((GLADOS))

    I feel like there is an awkward tension between Abbie and Nicole...

    Posted: November 25, 2010 2:13 PM