The *Official* Jeffrey Matulef Appreciaton Thread

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 30 Jul 2013 01:14:22 16,947 posts
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    A thread for all your favourite hot off the press news bites and insightful commentary from EG's "night watchman" Jeffrey Matulef.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-29-20-cancelled-star-wars-games-revealed
    A host of cancelled Star Wars games were revealed in the LucasArts tell-all book, Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts.

    While published in 2008, the logos for 20 canned Star Wars projects is just now coming to light

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-25-call-of-duty-ghosts-confirmed-for-wii-u
    While a Wii U version of the game had been hinted at, it was never confirmed until today when a picture of its box art recently popped up on Nintendo's official Wii U Facebook page.
    Edited by neilka at 01:15:06 30-07-2013

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  • spamdangled 30 Jul 2013 01:40:38 27,891 posts
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    @PenguinJim

    Well, they might expire, but they could also be renewed. It could also just be a simple pre-emptive move to prevent future cyber-squatters. Either way it's pretty meaningless until it's confirmed what, if anything Attack Squadrons is. Domains get registered all the damn time (and funnily enough, Logos get designed too, doesn't mean something was ever actually in development with that name, a lot of those titles struck me as simple ideas for a name for a single game - several of them look like different ideas for a Jedi Knight sequel name, and I'm fairly certain that Star Wars: Obi Wan was meant to be the first in a whole series of games focusing on different characters until it tanked harder than the titanic, which could explain at least three of the other names on the list.

    Pretty pointless article, all told. But then, yeah, Matulef.

    Also, you just know that kickstarter update on Liege is one of his as well.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 01:41:52 30-07-2013

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 30 Jul 2013 01:42:04 16,947 posts
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    The typo was ironic.

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  • spamdangled 30 Jul 2013 01:53:59 27,891 posts
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    Christ, he's just published another 2 in the space of about 30 seconds.

    He must be feeling rather productive today.

    Makes you wonder if he just has a bloody stockpile of these things already prepared and just sitting in a folder on his windows desktop.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 01:55:26 30-07-2013

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  • spamdangled 30 Jul 2013 02:11:12 27,891 posts
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    It's not even particularly noteworthy. Official controllers have always been expensive. It's not as though the 360 controller or the DS3 is particularly cheap. If anything, it's more of a surprise that they're still as expensive as they are. You'd think that, along with the actual consoles themselves, the controllers would also get cheaper as production becomes more efficient. But you never see any journalists writing about that.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 02:19:29 30-07-2013

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  • mrpon 30 Jul 2013 08:03:34 30,261 posts
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    Give me $10 I'm worth it.

  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 08:28:13 13,460 posts
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    I just LOVE his new hat, sunglasses and leather jacket ensemble.
  • cubbymoore 30 Jul 2013 08:31:30 36,509 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    I honestly wish they would pt some sort of signifier of who the authour of an article was before I clicked on it, some alt text or something.

    I'd hate to think my click registered as some sort of positive metric for this guy.
    The subheadings are usually enough of a clue.
  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 08:41:09 13,460 posts
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    Guys,

    I think we're being mean.
  • Ziz0u 30 Jul 2013 08:48:02 8,785 posts
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    Yeah, he's going to go the way of Phil Fish.
  • graysonavich 30 Jul 2013 09:05:46 7,588 posts
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    What's his view on new/old bin chicken?
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 30 Jul 2013 09:22:56 16,947 posts
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    I think it depends on how /r/chickeninadustbin is feeling about it at any particular moment.

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  • GuiltySpark 30 Jul 2013 10:39:21 6,612 posts
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    "While published in 2008, the logos for 20 canned Star Wars projects is just now coming to light (thanks, AllGamesBeta)"

    If I want to be a dick, it should be "are just now", rather than "is just now."

    But y'know, I read through EG and always see a load of mistakes, I just figure that they write them in a rush and then that's fair enough really.

    Get bent.

  • ZuluHero 30 Jul 2013 10:42:55 4,537 posts
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    The constant use of "shuttered". I know he's American, so I'll let him off, but it really makes me cringe.

    Edited by ZuluHero at 10:44:08 30-07-2013
  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 10:45:00 13,460 posts
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    He might pop into the thread and sunset your posts if you're not careful.
  • GuiltySpark 30 Jul 2013 10:46:14 6,612 posts
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    I much prefer his style (and EG in general) to something like IGN, though. I'm fine with the more colloquial and informal approach, we're talking about games, not politics.

    Get bent.

  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 10:52:59 63,366 posts
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    Its probably quite difficult to bring your A game when you are being asked to report on such thrilling topics as Kickstarter Game #4598.

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  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 30 Jul 2013 11:37:23 16,947 posts
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    Kickstarter Game #4598 "looks amazing" though, as did Kickstarter Games #1-#4597.

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  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 11:40:51 63,366 posts
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    I backed #3082 through #3894. I stopped at oculus rift, though. That shit looks ridiculous.

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  • Mr-Brett 30 Jul 2013 11:52:30 13,261 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    A thread for all your favourite hot off the press news bites and insightful commentary from EG's "night watchman" Jeffrey Matulef.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-29-20-cancelled-star-wars-games-revealed
    A host of cancelled Star Wars games were revealed in the LucasArts tell-all book, Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts.

    While published in 2008, the logos for 20 canned Star Wars projects is just now coming to light
    Also that article title is just misleading. Clicking through to the original link you see:
    Concept logos for potential titles of some Star Wars projects

    A logo does not equal a cancelled game.

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  • spamdangled 30 Jul 2013 12:02:55 27,891 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Its probably quite difficult to bring your A game when you are being asked to report on such thrilling topics as Kickstarter Game #4598.
    I'm still not entirely convinced all of his articles get advance editorial oversight. I wouldn't be at all surprised if his position boiled down to "Can you stretch out anything to tenuously link enough things in gaming to pad out a GMT night-time? Good. You're hired."

    Not that I think he is genuinely incapable of writing something acutally relevant (some of his Kickstarter articles have, at least, highlighted something that I overlooked during my regular browsing for interesting-looking games ideas) of course. I'm sure somewhere he's written something pretty damn good for EG and actually does have good experience. I'm just not so sure the job interviewer cared as much as Jeff might have hoped.

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  • cubbymoore 30 Jul 2013 13:23:34 36,509 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I backed #3082 through #3894. I stopped at oculus rift, though. That shit looks ridiculous.
    You mean.... riftoculus.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 1 Aug 2013 01:38:07 16,947 posts
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    Dark Souls mod reimagines the game in first-person! Sounds interesting, maybe I could give that a g...

    The mod doesn't appear to be available for public consumption, but that's okay as it looks almost entirely unplayable.
    Ah.

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