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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

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  • Ms DapperMs Dapper Cheers Luv! King's RowRegistered User regular
    I will actually be disappointed if Giant Bomb has it as their GOTY. I know that's petty.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    kids need a parent or someone over 17 to roll in with them and buy them CoD unfortunately

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  • MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    They can online.

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    MrDapper wrote: »
    I will actually be disappointed if Giant Bomb has it as their GOTY. I know that's petty.

    Pretty much everyone's impressions on it seem to vary from "it's alright" to "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

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  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
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    SimBen wrote: »
    EDIT: ahaha wait no the 2nd best selling because GTA5 came out this year right

    i go back and forth on this and also how this number will be calculated given that CoD has more platforms and the upgrade path may end up counting as two copies for the game

    GTA5 is still gonna come out on top no matter how you cut it.

    see i don't know if that's true

    CoD consistently sells huge numbers and based on personal experience parents have less stipulations buying their children CoD than GTA

    I think GTA deserves to be the best selling this game this year but i really don't know if it will be

    beg pardon

    GTA is really good!

    Despite the fact that Lazlow is a piece of shit

    I was really bummed he didnt have his own radio station this time around

    I wasn't!

    It took me until GTAV to realize Lazlow's an unfunny homophobic misogynistic transphobic overall hateful sack of garbage

    yyyyyyyyyyeah that's fair

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    I will actually be disappointed if Giant Bomb has it as their GOTY. I know that's petty.

    Pretty much everyone's impressions on it seem to vary from "it's alright" to "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

    Five stars indeed

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    GTA5 is probably the only game everyone at GB will agree on even though it probably won't be anyone's #1 (except maybe Jeff).

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Great Power Great CostumesRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    Unfortunately that's usually up to the cashier's discretion

    I would assume they're more strict about it at a Gamestop, but when I'm working Black Friday and a kid who looks 14 walks up with a Call of Duty game and tells me that oh my parents totally said I could have this I could call them and ask if you'd like, I'm going to let him buy the video game.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    i live in a weird situation where my parents constantly call me and ask about all this stuff and i explain things like faking account details and birth dates and parental controls and stuff, because my siblings go from 3 years old up to 12 and my parents just know nothing on the subject

    and it has really made me wonder on my off time a lot how much kids are able to do because their parents don't have resources accessible to know this shit

    like a parent might not be willing to buy their kid call of duty in a store but if they're willing to buy their kid a PSN card and the kid put in a fake birthdate for his account he can just go download it

    same with GTA

    we live in a weird world

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    Unfortunately that's usually up to the cashier's discretion

    I would assume they're more strict about it at a Gamestop, but when I'm working Black Friday and a kid who looks 14 walks up with a Call of Duty game and tells me that oh my parents totally said I could have this I could call them and ask if you'd like, I'm going to let him buy the video game.

    you fucking shouldn't

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  • The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    Unfortunately that's usually up to the cashier's discretion

    I would assume they're more strict about it at a Gamestop, but when I'm working Black Friday and a kid who looks 14 walks up with a Call of Duty game and tells me that oh my parents totally said I could have this I could call them and ask if you'd like, I'm going to let him buy the video game.

    I know when I worked at target, you had to scan or run an ID card to purchase an M rated game

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I am eternally grateful my parents are tech savvy.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    I think the only givens for their top 10 are Gone Home, Saints Row 4, and Gunpoint

    Everything else is up for grabs

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Great Power Great CostumesRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    Unfortunately that's usually up to the cashier's discretion

    I would assume they're more strict about it at a Gamestop, but when I'm working Black Friday and a kid who looks 14 walks up with a Call of Duty game and tells me that oh my parents totally said I could have this I could call them and ask if you'd like, I'm going to let him buy the video game.

    you fucking shouldn't

    Maybe not

    But I know when I was his age I was playing Halo

    And have you ever worked a Black Friday? Those things are awful. You do a lot of things you wouldn't normally do.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    Unfortunately that's usually up to the cashier's discretion

    I would assume they're more strict about it at a Gamestop, but when I'm working Black Friday and a kid who looks 14 walks up with a Call of Duty game and tells me that oh my parents totally said I could have this I could call them and ask if you'd like, I'm going to let him buy the video game.

    You should not do this

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Call of Duty doesn't seem much worse than a typical pg13 action movie

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    I will actually be disappointed if Giant Bomb has it as their GOTY. I know that's petty.

    Pretty much everyone's impressions on it seem to vary from "it's alright" to "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

    Here's what I think is gonna happen

    Jeff: GTA5, runner-ups Bioshock and Saints Row
    Vinny: Saints Row, runner-up GTA5
    Brad: GTA5, runner-ups Brothers and DmC
    Patrick: Bioshock, runner-up GTA5
    Drew: Last of Us possibly? Don't know about runner-ups

    It's there enough that they can probably reach a consensus that it's GOTY.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    i remember being grumpy i couldnt buy deus ex hr at a target because i didnt have a drivers license

    i did have a college photo id and a driver's permit with my dob though

  • MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    Unfortunately that's usually up to the cashier's discretion

    I would assume they're more strict about it at a Gamestop, but when I'm working Black Friday and a kid who looks 14 walks up with a Call of Duty game and tells me that oh my parents totally said I could have this I could call them and ask if you'd like, I'm going to let him buy the video game.

    you fucking shouldn't

    But then they'll just get their Call of Duty off the black market, man. It's safer if the kid gets ahold of it in a controlled environment, rather than potentially getting stabbed in some dank alley looking for his fix.

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    SimBen wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    I will actually be disappointed if Giant Bomb has it as their GOTY. I know that's petty.

    Pretty much everyone's impressions on it seem to vary from "it's alright" to "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

    Here's what I think is gonna happen

    Jeff: GTA5, runner-ups Bioshock and Saints Row
    Vinny: Saints Row, runner-up GTA5
    Brad: GTA5, runner-ups Brothers and DmC
    Patrick: Bioshock, runner-up GTA5
    Drew: Last of Us possibly? Don't know about runner-ups

    It's there enough that they can probably reach a consensus that it's GOTY.

    I would be pretty disappointed if they gave it to GTAV

    Because that to me just sounds like they sigh and go "yeah sure whatever fuck it" instead of actually think about it because none of them seem to really like it too much and if they didn't have to play it they wouldn't

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    Maximum wrote: »
    Do parents still buy their kids actual games, or do they just throw a gift card at them and say "here". Becuase I'd probably be a terrible parent and do the latter.

    People under 17 can't buy M rated games

    Unfortunately that's usually up to the cashier's discretion

    I would assume they're more strict about it at a Gamestop, but when I'm working Black Friday and a kid who looks 14 walks up with a Call of Duty game and tells me that oh my parents totally said I could have this I could call them and ask if you'd like, I'm going to let him buy the video game.

    you fucking shouldn't

    Maybe not

    But I know when I was his age I was playing Halo

    And have you ever worked a Black Friday? Those things are awful. You do a lot of things you wouldn't normally do.

    so was I but I have the foresight to look back and realize that i probably shouldn't have been

    and the knowledge of what those games have evolved into now to know that a 14 year old definitely shouldn't be playing them

    i have worked five black fridays and i don't think it's ok to sell that game to a 14 year old who gave you word-of-mouth that his parents said it was ok just because lines and busy periods suck

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    like that's just not ok

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Great Power Great CostumesRegistered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Call of Duty doesn't seem much worse than a typical pg13 action movie

    Also yeah, this

    Like, I guess there's some blood around the screen if you get hit?

    I don't think I'd let my 14 year old play it, but if a 14 year old tells me that his parents said it was fine, I'm inclined to believe him, considering how many parents apparently say it's fine.

    Not to mention that, since it's Black Friday, he's got a line of literally hundreds of people behind him, and I'm going to cut as many corners as possible to lighten the load.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Call of Duty doesn't seem much worse than a typical pg13 action movie

    Most PG13 action movies do not have you take control of a character who mass murders hundreds of civilians in an airport

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    And yeah as far as being in their personal top 10 at all, GTA5, SR4 and Bioshock is gonna show up in everyone's list, for certain.

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Call of Duty doesn't seem much worse than a typical pg13 action movie

    You personally murder dozens of innocent civilians in Modern Warfare 2.

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  • Ms DapperMs Dapper Cheers Luv! King's RowRegistered User regular
    edited October 2013
    SimBen wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    I will actually be disappointed if Giant Bomb has it as their GOTY. I know that's petty.

    Pretty much everyone's impressions on it seem to vary from "it's alright" to "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

    Here's what I think is gonna happen

    Jeff: GTA5, runner-ups Bioshock and Saints Row
    Vinny: Saints Row, runner-up GTA5
    Brad: GTA5, runner-ups Brothers and DmC
    Patrick: Bioshock, runner-up GTA5
    Drew: Last of Us possibly? Don't know about runner-ups

    It's there enough that they can probably reach a consensus that it's GOTY.

    Brad seems more done with Grand Theft Auto then anyone else. I can see him giving it to DmC or Brothers.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    i remember being grumpy i couldnt buy deus ex hr at a target because i didnt have a drivers license

    i did have a college photo id and a driver's permit with my dob though

    I lost my wallet the week before HR came out and my parents were out of town

    And I really had to play Deus Ex

    So I decided to call one of my parents' friends who was on call if I needed assistance for anything

    i was so ashamed

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  • KwoaruKwoaru Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    Mr. G wrote: »
    I think the only givens for their top 10 are Gone Home, Saints Row 4, and Gunpoint

    Everything else is up for grabs

    pokeyman

    edit more seriously: bioshock

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  • MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    I would not believe a single thing that comes out of a fourteen year-old's mouth.

    They are all liars and assholes. Every one of them.

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Great Power Great CostumesRegistered User regular
    I guess it just doesn't bother me too much. To my knowledge the kid didn't go out a week later and shoot someone, so my conscience is clear.

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  • ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Mr. G wrote: »
    MrDapper wrote: »
    I will actually be disappointed if Giant Bomb has it as their GOTY. I know that's petty.

    Pretty much everyone's impressions on it seem to vary from "it's alright" to "ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

    Here's what I think is gonna happen

    Jeff: GTA5, runner-ups Bioshock and Saints Row
    Vinny: Saints Row, runner-up GTA5
    Brad: GTA5, runner-ups Brothers and DmC
    Patrick: Bioshock, runner-up GTA5
    Drew: Last of Us possibly? Don't know about runner-ups

    It's there enough that they can probably reach a consensus that it's GOTY.

    listening to brad on the bombcast there's no way gta is going to be his goty

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Pokemon is better than Bioshock in my subjective opinion

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Yeah if GTA5 isn't their GOTY, it's gonna be Bioshock. Those are the only two games all of them liked this year.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Call of Duty doesn't seem much worse than a typical pg13 action movie

    CoD games have increasingly more language and intense themes that a PG13 movie in part due to ambient dialogue

    additionally PG13 movies do not have the excessive racial and homophobic remarks that are now ingrained into the general culture of those games and their online components
    Not to mention that, since it's Black Friday, he's got a line of literally hundreds of people behind him, and I'm going to cut as many corners as possible to lighten the load.

    then tell him "you have to be over 17 to buy this" and move the line

    like you need to sit the fuck down and think about what you're saying here

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Yeah if GTA5 isn't their GOTY, it's gonna be Bioshock. Those are the only two games all of them liked this year.

    only because they won't play last of us

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I guess it just doesn't bother me too much. To my knowledge the kid didn't go out a week later and shoot someone, so my conscience is clear.

    you are not the ESRB or the kid's parents

    It's kinda not your call

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  • SirEtchwartsSirEtchwarts Great Power Great CostumesRegistered User regular
    I'm saying that I let a kid buy a video game that he was 3 years too young to buy, yes

    I'm not proud of it

    But I sleep just fine at night

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    I guess it just doesn't bother me too much. To my knowledge the kid didn't go out a week later and shoot someone, so my conscience is clear.

    how about when he played the online, heard an n-bomb and decided that was an ok thing to say

    like

    ugh

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