Feedback :: CES 2012 Round-Up

Posted: January 18, 2012
Feedback :: CES 2012 Round-Up
Check out our CES 2012 Feedback with Morgan Webb and Jessica Chobot. The Feedback panel talks about THQ rumors and answers your questions.

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  • M-Theory

    By far my favourite line-up. Great chemistry.

    Posted: January 19, 2012 7:15 PM
  • CharlyRicco

    No comments on the PSP Vista, nerd panel extraordinaire ?

    Posted: January 19, 2012 5:58 PM
  • DJTahoe

    C'mon! The Wii U "Experiences" are gonna be part of a console package of "games", like Wii Sports came with the original Wii.

    Posted: January 19, 2012 5:21 PM
  • DJTahoe

    Steve likes Peet's Coffee! It's the details that set this show apart...

    Posted: January 19, 2012 5:12 PM
  • DerkMan

    Budding documentary film makers, please give me an in depth look into the lives of the people that purchase and love farming simulator.

    Posted: January 19, 2012 4:50 PM
  • godzillaisyourdaddy

    Did it all for the nookie man.

    Posted: January 19, 2012 11:45 AM
  • BlizzCo

    BURGER TIME WITH JESUS!!!... ... ...priceless...

    Posted: January 19, 2012 10:09 AM
  • ParkinLotPlaya

    hey Morgan, you should do feed back ever week! jessica i was at ces and you licking the ps vita was the high light of the day! but the best thing of all is taking a picture with stephen johnson! Thank you sir that was awesome!

    Posted: January 19, 2012 10:01 AM
  • m0ccha

    As far as the "hype not living up to the product" question... G4 needs to own up to how much they hyped the Wii when they first saw it. They totally bought into the whole gimmick of the thing and it was all that they talked about after E3. What do you guys think of the Wii now? C'mon, admit it..

    Posted: January 19, 2012 9:16 AM
  • batmanjokergorden

    Just leave Stephen "The Johnson" Johnson on every episode of feedback. HE....IS....HILARIOUS!

    Posted: January 19, 2012 7:15 AM
  • MisterBrown

    Why might someone worry about Mass Effect 3? The first two are some of my favorite titles from this generation (and, unlike what seems to be most, I prefer the first to the second, but that's for another post), but here are a few reasons why the concern might exist:

    1. Centering the story on Earth - A great deal of the fascination from the first two games came from exploring unknown worlds, yet all of the marketing for this one is centered on a planet with which we're pretty familiar. We've already played Resistance, thank you. How much more in the galaxy will ME3 offer? It's yet to be known.

    2. Feeling fresh - The first game felt fantastic and new and the second made enough changes to the controls that it felt original as well. If we don't have Kinect, will ME 3 seem underwhelming without enough to change in how the campaign experience is played?

    3. Toning down the RPG - BioWare has said NOTHING to make us believe this, but after ME2 simplified squad points and inventory, and after most everyone has played the BRILLIANT leveling system of Skyrim, is there a chance that this game will again lean further towards the heavily-populated shooter genre rather than focus on the characters and dialogue that truly make ME a uniquely cinematic and engaging RPG?

    4. Multiplayer distractions - Like we do with so many titles, we worry that adding on multiplayer will give an extra line for marketers to work with, yet the experience won't be worth it, and will that come at the cost of resources that could have been allocated to the single player campaign. Again, not saying this will happen, but it creates a concern.

    And, yeah, Chobot, I couldn't agree with you more about the elevators. Keep me in the gaming world!

    Posted: January 19, 2012 3:58 AM
  • MisterBrown

    Mike D'Alonzo gives love to WWE '12 and Pengo in the same episode? Well played, sir.

    Posted: January 19, 2012 3:40 AM
  • Thogin

    True True and True....

    and I think I am alive is not coming to the PC because they called PC users a Bit#ch

    Posted: January 19, 2012 12:25 AM
  • gamerjes

    Scrappy Doo is a disgrace to the Doo family name.

    I miss elevators, much easier to sit through than load-screens, but I could do without the Mako. Not saying I prefer scanning planets, I don't. Nonetheless, a creative company, like Bioware, should be able to find a more agreeable method of exploration and resource gathering than those two options.

    The only game I can readily remember that did not live up to my hype is Duke Nukem Forever. I enjoy the game and consider it a guilty pleasure moment when I sit down to play it. But, it really didn't stand up to my rose-tinted glasses memories and child-like hopes for its greatness.

    The "which celeb would you came with" question is a tough one to answer. Celebs are fine and all, but how many know anything about games? I'd go to dinner with many celebs or party with them, but I sorta doubt many on the red carpet have touched a PS3 or Xbox seriously, so I don't see that as a fun afternoon. I'd much rather game with folks from the gaming industry, like the G4 crowd or any number of people you see on panels or doing interviews. The shiny effect of playing a game with a celeb would wear off quickly after the first dozen deaths and "what's this do?" moments?

    Posted: January 19, 2012 12:01 AM
  • bipolar93

    Remember when GTA IV came out? How just about every media outlet hailed it as one of, if not the greatest video game of all time? How it sold millions of copies, becoming one of the fastest selling pieces of media ever? When did everybody decide that it actually wasn't very good? I'm with Stephen on this one. I put more hours into that game than I would care to admit, and I loved it. I thought the story was one of the better ones I have encountered in video games, the gameplay was smooth, the sound was top-notch, the graphics were great...I could go on and on. What really put it over the top for me was how engaging and detailed the world was. I really appreciated seeing little things like posters, graffiti, litter on the streets: the things that made me feel like I was a part of its world. As a person that prefers cities to rural areas (though I can appreciate wilderness), GTA IV was like my Skyrim. I loved just driving around the city, listening to the radio stations, and experiencing the world around me. There have been very few games for which I can say that I simply wanted to spend time in its world for the world's sake, and GTA IV was one of those. The point that I'm trying to get at is that it was a really good game (which you may have picked up on in my extended jerk session above). So now, I guess I'm confused as to why the discourse in GTA IV retrospectives seems to revolve around a) just mowing people down for fun and b) the phone and relationships. Case A was a fun thing to do with the game, but it was only an aspect of it. If that's the reason the consumer bought the game, they were missing out on a fantastic (if overly long) narrative, but that consumer's choice to focus on a small part of the game doesn't diminish anything about GTA IV. Case B I'll admit could be annoying at times, but I feel like that's been blown way out of proportion. In a 50+ hour game, you only had to participate in any of the "activities" for maaaaybe 20 minutes, and after that they were entirely optional. And I thought the phone was a natural and intuitive menu system that kept me immersed in the world.

    So, was GTA IV perfect? Absolutely not, but it was a massive undertaking and an incredibly well-fleshed out universe that hit a whole lot more than it missed. I don't want people to let their memories of little gripes make them forget the achievement in gaming that GTA IV was.

    Posted: January 18, 2012 9:45 PM
  • Lilthunder910

    Best Russian accent ever

    Posted: January 18, 2012 8:05 PM
  • faulknasty

    Morgan > Blair
    i miss adam
    Blair's offensive humor isn't funny usaully
    sorry dude
    but i do enjoy him otherwise

    Posted: January 18, 2012 7:50 PM
  • Spartan144

    Jesus joke made me rofl for hours. Keep up the good work!

    Posted: January 18, 2012 7:35 PM
  • dklingen

    Great show Morgan - I enjoyed the show and like the light hearted and upbeat demeanor! Blair is just too offensive and not nearly as cleaver or funny as he thinks he is (sorry Jessica). I really miss Adam hosting, but if he can't I hope Morgan continues. I had pretty much given up on this show...but who knows.

    Posted: January 18, 2012 7:09 PM
  • dklingen

    Great show! Nice job Morgan I really like the toned down - happier show! Much better then Blair (sorry Jessica but he is crude and not as funny or clever as he thinks he is). Adam is the true master of the show, but I would prefer Morgan continue if Adam still can't/won't...

    Posted: January 18, 2012 7:05 PM