Always felt like it was a Greg thing that the others took on when they were still small. But it's just an untenable and as you say, dangerous, concept the bigger they get. There's plenty scary people out there who don't understand where the line is with something like that.
Ehhh, I don't really see the harm in putting yourself out there. Especially when it works.I also think literally hiring fans is a bit of an issue too. Don't get me wrong, I think Andy and Joey are great, but it creates a really weird vibe amongst the fans. 90% of the time when I see one of these hardcore fans who the hosts are always bringing up on shows my mind immediately jumps to them angling for a job there. I have no doubt in my mind that the 4 or 5 people who write into KFGD every single day are doing it to try to put themselves at the front of the line next time they're hiring. It's creepy and gross IMO. I'm also surprised they don't just get people showing up at their studio considering the address is widely known.
I mean, there definitely is harm if people are bothering the people that work at Kinda Funny. That guy asking Andy to hang out is pretty clearly trying to parlay that into being considered next time a job comes up.
I don't see how its a direct correlation. One is folks constantly writing into KFGD to get their names known, the other is someone pushing boundaries on Andy's personal streams.
Lol she really said that? $80 would be insane, how would people afford more than a couple games per console?
I won't say that they're always super in touch with the overall market, but this is a little bit over the top. If your gaming budget stayed the same and you bought all your games at full price, the change from $60 to $80 per game would result in you owning 25% fewer games. So if you buy 16 per console cycle, you'd buy 12. It's definitely an impact, but it's not enough to say that someone who's happy buying games at $60 now would only be able to afford "a couple" every five years.
That's how much we've been paying in Canada for years.
You say this as if they aren't all completely out of touch, Greg especially so. It's hard to take their thoughts seriously when they get all their games for free. When was the last time any of them even paid for a game?
Yeah but they *totally would* if they had to.
Microtransactions are almost always optional though. I buy new games pretty often and I have never purchased a microtransaction. So you're charging an extra $20 to people who never would have bought those extras to begin with - and that's the best case scenario, because you know they would still have additional microtransactions on top of the $80.
I know. We're talking absolute best case, which wouldn't happen.Microtransactions are almost always optional though. I buy new games pretty often and I have never purchased a microtransaction. So you're charging an extra $20 to people who never would have bought those extras to begin with - and that's the best case scenario, because you know they would still have additional microtransactions on top of the $80.
Well, like I said I played many great new games and never purchased one... seems pretty optional :P
And sometimes they add pad and grind to encourage you to buy experience boosters, like in AC. If they charged an extra $20 to make a better game, I'd be all for it.
Yup, it's good to see this from him.I'm already exhausted from a lifetime of having this argument with people who don't know what they're talking about.www.newsweek.com
Nice to see Greg doing some writing again and I thought this was a pretty good piece.
Honestly it's getting harder and harder for me to invest in new people at this point. I haven't watched anything from KF for probably 6 weeks but I'm glad people seem to have enjoyed the new person!Ok can we talk about Chloe now? Potential new eventual KF hire and all. With the reaction she got, and her interest in it, I'll probably happen.
I sort of think the love is a bit overblown, not that I mind much. She's fine, I'm sure she can grow well into KF if she were to get hired.
The next up and commer is Blessings Jr.
Really I'd be super on board with both of them getting hired at some point largely for diversity's sake. (At the very least, I aspect anyone they'd choose to hire would grow into a good fit at some point)
I'd actually be interested in a Greg/Tim Gamescast every once in a while...Hiring someone who has no interest in games would be the dumbest move possible. Greg, Tim, Andy, and Barrett are the only "gamers" that they have at the moment that work full-time for the company. Andy isn't allowed to be on gaming content all the time because of other commitments and the same goes for Barrett. When you're down to having only two employees that are actually into video games while also running a gaming YouTube channel you'd think your next hire would be someone who plays a lot of video games.
With Andrea leaving and Fran not appearing all the time, how are they even going to run Gamescast every week? They're running out of people they can contract in, and a two-man Gamescast consisting of just Greg and will never work in the long run. Tim is way too picky with what he plays and Greg has seriously decreased the variety of games he plays over the last few years. Could honestly see them axing the show at this point.
I've had to say that like 15 times in this thread. Smh no one ever listens to good ol icyAlso I'm pretty sure every time Andy's talked about it, it's not a case of him not being allowed to be on shows, it's more that he doesn't feel comfortable being an on-camera person. That's always the sense I get from him anyway. And if you look at most of his on-camera stuff, it's usually him goofing around and being funny.
I didn't want to say it but yes.