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July 03, 2005

June in Review - A controversial month...

It's been somewhat of a controversial period in gaming for myself, as the reviews I've written in negative toungue have sparked a flocking of Nintendo fanboys, which if I do say so myself, should have predicted long ago...



Psychonauts and Destroy All Humans are poised to take some review spotlight in July...Happy Belated Canada Day!

59 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mm-hmm. How's Purgatory treating you?

July 03, 2005 6:03 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Hows what?

Hope you enjoy this as much as Sean Penn did.

July 03, 2005 10:23 PM

 
Blogger exogenous said...

excellent site and content. i wouldn't call videogames mindless though.

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Health/story?id=814080&page=1

July 03, 2005 10:44 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go ahead and feign ignorance if you want.

July 03, 2005 10:56 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Feign ignorance? Okay, but I'm not exactly feigning anything. I have no idea what you're on about.

July 04, 2005 12:42 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Odd. Several of the posts have mysteriously vanished. I wonder how THAT happened...

July 04, 2005 2:34 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I won't have mindless crap clutter this place. You do that enough everywhere else you travel Nintendo fanboy.

July 04, 2005 3:01 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Nope, I just have blogger set to delete a certain number of posts from targeted IPs. Useful tool, I know.

July 04, 2005 3:15 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

July 04, 2005 3:15 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Looks like you managed to escape the 5 post deletion limit I set for you. Doesn't mean I can't delete it myself...stop flooding this place with incoherent words and phrases, then mauybe you won't be deleted. (Also, why hide behind anonymity? Don't want to get caught for flooding?)

July 04, 2005 3:18 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

Sad that Auron can't remember his purgatory on GameFAQs. :(

Also, I want to live the day Adam gives a Nintendo game a 9.0+ or when he forgets about "Nintendo fanboys" and just cares about the people who aren't super-happy-fun-time-crazy about Nintendo; maybe you'll feel different about playing Nintendo games by then.

I know it was my initial reason to stop playing PS2 games. :)

July 04, 2005 3:19 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incoherent? I don't see how pointing out that you've been almost banned from GameFAQs is "incoherent". But, of course, I guess I can see why you'd prefer retaining some credibility, so go ahead and delete this.

July 04, 2005 3:19 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Incoherent? I don't see how pointing out that you've been almost banned from GameFAQs is "incoherent". But, of course, I guess I can see why you'd prefer retaining some credibility, so go ahead and delete this.

Banned? First, I'm not banned nor have I ever been close to being banned. Second, GameFAQs has no relation to this site, please do not keep bringing it up. It's irrelevant. Irrelevant banter is the equivalent of being incorherent.

July 04, 2005 3:22 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3: Purgatory
Account suspended indefinitely by admin for numerous TOS violations.

This is where your account happens to be. That seems pretty close to banning to me.

July 04, 2005 3:23 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I know it was my initial reason to stop playing PS2 games. :)

What, no taste? Too young to play big people games? Too poor because you aren't old enough to work yet? Every game Nintndo has, Ps2 has an equivalen t, and most are often better than Nintendo's version (despite Nintendo's versions already being complete rip offs of other games.)

July 04, 2005 3:24 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

This is where your account happens to be. That seems pretty close to banning to me.

It's been there many times. It's not close to banning.

July 04, 2005 3:24 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many times, eh? No surprise there.

July 04, 2005 3:25 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Of course not. The moderators running GameFAQs are corrupt, it's a known fact.

July 04, 2005 3:26 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course it is. Fight the power!

July 04, 2005 3:27 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

What, no taste? Too young to play big people games? Too poor because you aren't old enough to work yet? Every game Nintndo has, Ps2 has an equivalen t, and most are often better than Nintendo's version (despite Nintendo's versions already being complete rip offs of other games.)

No, I have taste, it's called my opinion. I still play PS2 games. I'm 19 years old, as you supposedly are, which I'm beginning to doubt by your intellect shown here. That also means I'm old enough to work, so money is flowing. And, no, that's not true about PS2 having Nintendo equivelents. I haven't quite seen anything on PS2 that was close to Super Mario Sunshine, Zelda: The Wind Waker, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Darkened Skye, Lost Kingdom 1 & 2, Rogue Squadron Leader, Pikmin 1 & 2, Metroid Prime: 1 & Echoes, F-Zero GX, P.N.03, Final Fantasy: CC (Yes, I know you said it ripped off FFIX, (despite it was made by the same company, which constantly uses the same enemies for their games).

It's the same reason I have a Xbox and a PC at the same time. There's games that not every system have, and it's nowhere near the same experience. (Also, I have the add that I have more third-party games for GC, than Nintendo games)

July 04, 2005 3:30 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

All I hear is "Blah blah blah, I'm unbiased because I play Nintendo games". Does listing of titles that you think have no equivalent mean anything? No, just a list of games that are the equivalent of those would mean nothing to you. People like you (ie: Nintendo fanboys) are impossible to reason with, because they open their eyes to pro-Nintendo chatter only, and close everything else to anyone and everything that even remotely slights against them.

July 04, 2005 3:37 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

All I hear is "Blah blah blah, I'm unbiased because I play Nintendo games". Does listing of titles that you think have no equivalent mean anything? No, just a list of games that are the equivalent of those would mean nothing to you. People like you (ie: Nintendo fanboys) are impossible to reason with, because they open their eyes to pro-Nintendo chatter only, and close everything else to anyone and everything that even remotely slights against them.

1. Wait, how am I unbiased, and how did you gather it from that? You insulted my taste, because I said I used to not play PS2 games, but now I'm back to playing them. I'm not unbiased. I still don't like Sony as a company; doesn't mean I can't like their products. I have a PS1, PS2, and a Sony CD player, along with a bunch of other Sony products. Same goes for Microsoft and Nintendo. Doesn't mean I like Microsoft, as a company, either.

2. Name me some games that are equivelant to the ones I just listed. I'm sure you can find some on PS2.

3. I'm not a Nintendo fanboy, but that doesn't mean just because I'm not, that gives me an excuse to dislike them at every turn or act like an ass on a message board, especially the Message Help, because things aren't going my way.

4. You said you have Nintendo products, but you hate the positive Nintendo chatter? Do you buy things you don't like, sir?

July 04, 2005 3:42 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pfft. He seems to think that everyone who enjoys Nintendo products is a Nintendo fanboy. Pretty typical mindset, really.

July 04, 2005 3:44 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

You seem to think someone has to hate Nintendo as a whole and hate their products if you find something wrong with them, or even slightly think negatively about them. Pretty typical mindset of a Nitnendo fanboy.

July 04, 2005 5:06 PM

 
Anonymous Some Guy said...

You seem to think someone has to hate Nintendo as a whole and hate their products if you find something wrong with them, or even slightly think negatively about them. Pretty typical mindset of a Nitnendo fanboy.

You haven't shown one ounce of fondness towards Nintendo or its products.

Jeezus, get a brain...

July 04, 2005 5:18 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

You're right, I actually hated Kirby: Canvas Curse...

July 04, 2005 5:34 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

slightly think negatively about them.

Oh, indeed. A 0.7 is only SLIGHTLY negative.

July 04, 2005 6:35 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

And 8.9 is "absolute hatred". Right?

July 04, 2005 10:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No, I have taste, it's called my opinion. I still play PS2 games. I'm 19 years old, as you supposedly are, which I'm beginning to doubt by your intellect shown here. That also means I'm old enough to work, so money is flowing. And, no, that's not true about PS2 having Nintendo equivelents. I haven't quite seen anything on PS2 that was close to Super Mario Sunshine, Zelda: The Wind Waker, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Darkened Skye, Lost Kingdom 1 & 2, Rogue Squadron Leader, Pikmin 1 & 2, Metroid Prime: 1 & Echoes, F-Zero GX, P.N.03, Final Fantasy: CC (Yes, I know you said it ripped off FFIX, (despite it was made by the same company, which constantly uses the same enemies for their games)."

It all comes down to opinion. Mine, for example can complete tear yours.

Super Mario Sunshine: Ratchet&Clank, Jak games.

Zelda WW: Not only was it overrated because it was well... Zelda. Play Drakan. Very common to Zelda in gameplay, but surpasses it in every way possible.

Mentioning PN 03 on that list won't give you a lot of credibility either.

July 05, 2005 2:29 AM

 
Anonymous Mega Phoenix said...

about the Gamefaqs moderators being corrupt...does anyone know abother message board more stricter than gamefaqs?

gamingforce requires you to be 13 to join up, and that gives you access to "the sewers" (where you can basically post porn) and you can say fuck or whatever you want.

Something awful is much the same, but you can get banned if you just act like a dickhead (eg: doing fads)

but gamefaqs has an insane moderation system. you have to be 13 to sign up there, but your not allowed to say many things and if people cry at what you say, you can get marked for trolling. it is pretty sad, but at least there are much better forums around the place.

"You seem to think someone has to hate Nintendo as a whole and hate their products if you find something wrong with them, or even slightly think negatively about them. Pretty typical mindset of a Nitnendo fanboy."

i agree with that. the drones think i "hate" nintendo because i'm not interested in their console and most of their games and because i notice that nintendo has gone rather downhill since pre 1995.

it is sad, but since they are kids on the internet, then obviously you can't expect anything more than that.

July 05, 2005 3:52 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First you complain about fanboys, then when someone mentions that they prefer games on GCN you say they have bad taste?

You, sir, are a hypocrite.

July 05, 2005 8:00 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I'd question the age of somsone who finds Pokemon to be in good taste.

July 05, 2005 11:39 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who said anything about Pokémon???

There are only 2-3 Pokémon games on the GameCube.
Out of hundreds of titles available.

You fail.

July 05, 2005 1:27 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Haha, got 'im.

I fail to see why you can't accept that people have tastes that are different that yours. You are not the end all be all of video game fans. Your Sony fanboyism proves that without a doubt. But, hey, who am I to judge? I don't know you personally, just from what you've posted on this site.

It's too bad that's all I can see of you, otherwise I might not think you're a blithering idiot. Sigh.

July 05, 2005 1:42 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I fail to see why you can't accept that people have tastes that are different that yours.

I've accepted that, and have never hinted otherwise. Remember, you're the one who started posting here, I never asked for your input, but you deemed it necessary to attack me review on your own accord. Perhaps a teaspoon of your own advice is in order...

You are not the end all be all of video game fans.

I never claimed such things. Again, YOU started posting here, and no one asked you to. Once again, perhaps you should criticise yourself.

Your Sony fanboyism proves that without a doubt.

Substantiating allegiances by the scores of Lumines and Meteos isn't exactly the best way to make yourself sound intelligent while mocking your opponent as a "blithering idiot".

But, hey, who am I to judge? I don't know you personally, just from what you've posted on this site.

Which you've misinterpreted many times over, and falsely accused me of things which have never been uttered or actions never taken.

It's too bad that's all I can see of you, otherwise I might not think you're a blithering idiot. Sigh.

Then stop posting here. You're the one wo started, no one asked you to post your rehashed horse shit, and no one asked for your incoherent lie telling. Maybe you need to find a hobby rather than pinning someone you've only just met, a Sony fanboy, based on two reviews. You have a long way to go before you're in a position to judge such things.

July 05, 2005 2:39 PM

 
Anonymous Pergie Mcurgatory said...

Mega Phoenix, you're a fucking newjack idiot that was probably teething in 1995. Nobody cares what you "think" after you made the amazing announcement that "multiplayer has no effect on a game's score".

That type of shit should be tattooed across your face so the next time you go to Toys R Us to buy a video game you get kicked out and blacklisted.

Auron would do best to distance himself as from idiots like you as possible if he plan's on having this site hold even a spec of credibility.

July 05, 2005 2:39 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I think you're forgetting that this is a blog trained. Are that thick? It isn't a site meant to hold "credibilty". It's a fucking blog, get over your sad obsession with mocking it's "e-credibility on teh e-freewebs, lmao XD". It doesn't need it. Unless you want it to, then all you have to do is worship. Other then that, kill yourself, your existence is saddening human kind.

July 05, 2005 2:48 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've accepted that, and have never hinted otherwise.

If that is true, then why did you say:
What, no taste? Too young to play big people games? Too poor because you aren't old enough to work yet?

Again, you are a hypocrite.

July 05, 2005 3:03 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...


If that is true, then why did you say:


A person who doesn't play Ps2 games just because they're on Ps2 IS in questionable taste, and up to scrutiny.

July 05, 2005 3:35 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

But, Adam, I'm so bored, I just have to spend my time insulting you!

Why is it that I'm not allowed to say the same "rehashed horse shit" over and over, but you are?

And what makes you think I've only read the Meteos and Lumines review? Assumptions do no one any good. Get a life, it's fun sometimes.

On a side note, I feel stupid that I only just got the name, "pergie mcurgatory." Oh, well.

July 06, 2005 3:42 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

I'm not making any assumptions and you know it.

July 07, 2005 1:39 AM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Yeah you are. I know very well what I have and have not read.

And stop avoiding things. Why can't you respond to everything people say? Oh, that's right, you like to pick out only the things that you can respond to without sounding like a dumbass. We've been through this. Sorry, I forgot. Won't happen again, I promise.

July 07, 2005 5:44 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

And stop avoiding things. Why can't you respond to everything people say?

I've addressed everything. Please stop posting.

July 07, 2005 7:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"tongue"

July 08, 2005 10:45 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

If you really had addressed everything, I wouldn't have said that.

You can delete this post if you wish me to stop posting. I don't see your problem with me, though. You let other, less intelligent people post continuously on this blog. Oh, maybe that's it. I'm too intelligent for you. OK. I see how it is. Delete away!

July 09, 2005 11:00 AM

 
Blogger Erik said...

Well, when you give a wonderful game a 0.7, you'd better fucking expect some people will be pissed off.

July 12, 2005 9:49 PM

 
Anonymous Mega Phoenix said...

"you'd better fucking expect some people will be pissed off."

those some people are fanboys, ya know. i love GTA and FF, but i don't give a shit if people rate them low. why should i care what people think about a game that I like?

well, im not a fanboy, so i can't answer that question. but ya know, it IS funny when all these faggot fanboys cry about adam's reviews.

if they REALLY didn't like his reviews, they wouldnt look at his site. but they do because they can't resist and thus adam has achieved something that many people can't on the internet.

he has the ability to make retards start crying and complaining about HIS opinon. goddamn, that deserves respect :)

July 13, 2005 9:14 AM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Oh erik, it's that mindset that qualifies you to be a Nintendo fanboy, and so far you haven't shown otherwise. Good show dear child.

July 13, 2005 10:56 AM

 
Blogger Erik said...

I already told you, I am no fanboy.

I was merely stating that you should expect some negativity when you give what is widely know as a good game a 0.7.

July 13, 2005 12:49 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really hated Paper Mario soooooo much, WHY THE HELL DID YOU KEEP PLAYING IT? Sometimes when people hate a game, they do a really crazy thing, they stop playing.

So reallly, why did you keep playing, if not to draw attention to your sad self.

July 13, 2005 12:51 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

WTF are you people doing? Adam and I were having quite a respectable discussion without you people butting in! Adam, I demand you delete their comments at once! Get to it!

Oh, boy.

July 13, 2005 2:26 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

So reallly, why did you keep playing, if not to draw attention to your sad self.

I spent the money, I played the game. Hard to believe eh?

July 13, 2005 4:29 PM

 
Anonymous another jon said...

Hey, Adam! I thought we were good buddies! Come on, old chum, to a mate a favor.

July 13, 2005 8:20 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well when I buy a game and dont enjoy it I sell it for a better game.

July 13, 2005 10:42 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On GF you used the Pokémon shows to prove that Nintendo is kiddy...


http://pikachulovestits.ytmnd.com/


...oh.




(PS, this is supposed to be funny, don't take it seriously :P)

July 14, 2005 4:12 PM

 
Anonymous Hawke said...

I spent the money, I played the game. Hard to believe eh?

You buy games, to play them, right? Now, I've heard of masochism, but why would you put yourself through a game like American Idol?

July 15, 2005 6:33 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spent the money, I played the game. Hard to believe eh?

Yes, actually it is. I bought FFX-2. IMO, it sucked ass. I did not play it all the way through, instead I traded it in for a better game.

When you buy a game, no one is forcing you to play it, you have every right to take it back and trade it in. So therefore you just wanted an excuse to troll against Nintendo.

July 20, 2005 1:49 PM

 
Blogger Adam said...

Thats not how I operate. I don't trade games ever. The trade in value is far too low and the money you make back is insignificant. I'd rather take my losses and give a game the benefit of the doubt and play it froms start to finish.

July 20, 2005 11:01 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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July 22, 2005 12:07 PM

 

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