Matt's Podcast 6: Frustration and Loathing in Skyrim

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It's like, how much more black could this be?It's like, how much more black could this be?I'm so angry about Skyrim that it was hard to make this podcast, but I did it anyway. I shouldn't have to say this, but if you are in love with Skyrim, this podcast isn't for you. This episode is intended only for complete morons, dolts, dullards, and out-and-out nincompoops like yours truly who are just too jaded and bitter to ever enjoy a truly fantastic masterpiece like Skyrim from the glorious design wizards at Bethesda.

Warning: There is some mild adult language here (PG rated).

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Matt's Podcast 6

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Anonymous (not verified)
Everything will become MMO

Everything will become MMO style. KSX - Kill, Steal and XP.
RPG's legacy is dead, finally!
Is almost ridiculous the number of fools who embrace rpg as mental capacity at some point.
Diablo is the next to show everything online, with your price and your game.
There are indie crap for phones and tablets.
For those considering, something useful in dragging square by square.

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Sold it back

On a positive note, I was able to recoup all my losses from this game. I don't know why, but someone bought my used copy within an hour for only a few bucks less than I bought it new. Amazing!

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August (not verified)
Lucky you that Bethesda did

Lucky you that Bethesda did not make with Skyrim, the same thing as the id Software did with Rage.
Rage, besides a bad game... have blocked content, if it is secondhand. id Software became a shame.

Do you have intention to make a game? during my travel between home and work, i play this on my android - http://deadlydungeons.com/
is a perfect example of the old style... no problems with square by square walk, is a quite confortable enviroment.

Some chance of Dungeons & Desktop get a portuguese (br) translation?

Sorry about the 80´s tv... a unecessary joke. the site have an amazing content.

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still like it
Matt Barton wrote:

On a positive note, I was able to recoup all my losses from this game. I don't know why, but someone bought my used copy within an hour for only a few bucks less than I bought it new. Amazing!

fear the evolustion of gaming, oh, old school gamer.. Todays players all have ADD so non stop action is required i guess. I do believe the reason you sold it so quick is.. its soon to be the best selling RPG- cross paltform (or whatever type of game you want to call it) game of all time.. sadly COD's will hold BEST selling "game" of all time (or if you call SIMS a game, they are both one and two the best selling of all time).. but the RPG genre it sounds like it will soon be best selling. Even on steam its held its own, BF3 and COD are not outselling it which does suprise me, it been #1 for 3 weeks now, considering its only 4 weeks old. I had no doubt you would do ok selling it as I suggested when you said it was not your type of game.. Ebay still has them like $5 less then full price used.. I must admit the lack of comments here at first suprised me.. i figured this thread would garner alot of hits.. and in the end it seems it did.

PSOne Final Fantasy 7 is largets of all time (9.8 million)
Skyrim sold 3.4 Million in 48 hours .. and that was retail boxes, no STEAM numbers (which are estaimted at 1-3 million as of this weekend), its rough guess is close to COD numbers and more then BF3 numbers worldwide. SO it.. may be best selling of all time.. but crossplatform does give it a HUGE advanteage over the PSone Only FF.

And, no , sales do not make a good game.. (see Sims, best selling game of all time-cross platform)... and yes.. I still enjoy Skyrim :) i did want to make one comment.. the music was ALL NEW.. maybe it sounds a bit the same as its the same composer of the last 2 Elder scroll games (one of the most awarded video game music composers of all time). while I wont say i care much for it.. its not my style of music.. but much like haveing Snoop Doggy making the biggest selling rap songs of all time.. I wouldnt be able to tell you if they where good.. not my style of music. Sounds like crap to me.. (rap)

I'm glad you got rid of it.. and hope you find a game you enjoy half as much as I enjoyed Skyrim (4th playthrough for me know.. and still dont like the thief.. might not make it all the way.. he is tending to shoot more Ice shards then backstab).... But with my glitched (quest, dog has to live through quest so if you take him and never finish quest the dog cant die) dog.. im doing ok :) ya its a cheat i guess. but I suck at Thief.. its like a built in game trainer ( and no.. once i figure it out I DID NOT use it with my melee, archer or Mage ).

You may want to point out the flaws in COD next.. get some more comments going.. was a good thread to read for the most part, a few hate or Love posts with no reasoning behind um.. but most .. pretty good arguments both ways. I keep wanting to post a counterpoint.. but im far to much in the LOVE stage to do anything constructive but post some sales numbers.. maybe thats my spin.. I guess DUKE3D sold big too for awhile.

Josh M. Aruda (not verified)
You sold a openworld, without

You sold a openworld, without even trying to explore and consider the quests?? you lost my respect! you live in the past, the market and taste has changed a lot today. Which will be the next step? mention that all this old stuff here, surpasses current technology?
You're the worst profile to be added to the indie, hell! we are already with too many problems with amateurs and not to mention, the horde of game developers "broken" using the niche to promote itself.
ex: John Romero and Tom Hall, now the all things indie... god!

I've been frustrated with the chaos in the free community, the loss in quality and focus.
Now this! everyone is INDIE because the industry is wrong!

Go Away!

blablabla (not verified)
While a bunch of NOBODY is

While a bunch of NOBODY is arguing here.
Bethesda has a great closing of 2011.

Waste of time!

Bill Loguidice
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Some of these comments are

Some of these comments are priceless! Usually we don't get bottom-of-the-barrel commenters like that. It's actually kind of refreshing. I suppose if you poke a sacred cow now and again, these things will happen...

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poke
Bill Loguidice wrote:

Some of these comments are priceless! Usually we don't get bottom-of-the-barrel commenters like that. It's actually kind of refreshing. I suppose if you poke a sacred cow now and again, these things will happen...

I must admit I was close to being the outraged gamer defending all that was good in gaming. its a wierd to agree on so much stuff with sombody and so differently on another. But much like music, food and so on.. no two of us will like the same things all the time. I do think anything GOOD or BAD should have somebody point out why they do or dont like it, everybody can benifit from that..

and I'm going to assume that some posters here first language isnt english so they are a bit hard to understand, cool to know how podcasts get out to the whole world sometimes. (I'm sure a few here who read my post will think the same of me by my horrible spelling)... but yes.. "you are dumb" .. comment are kinda funny.

Bill Loguidice
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clok1966 wrote:

and I'm going to assume that some posters here first language isnt english so they are a bit hard to understand, cool to know how podcasts get out to the whole world sometimes. (I'm sure a few here who read my post will think the same of me by my horrible spelling)... but yes.. "you are dumb" .. comment are kinda funny.

That was more my point. I love when the only argument someone has is calling someone else a "nobody" or "clueless" or any other last resort type of insult because they're incapable of engaging someone else's contrarian - and reasoned - opinions in any other way...

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Considering the obscurity of

Considering the obscurity of the post and the site in general, these folks must be diligently searching the net for precisely these kind of negative views about their game--just to get themselves riled up I suppose.

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