Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 
 
 




#Rev Rants


 photo
8===D

Rev Rant: a clarification

Every Thursday (or thereabouts), "Reverend" Anthony Burch monologues about games and gaming culture for a segment we call "Rev Rants."However inadvertently, a lot of my rants end up addressing the idea of games as a uniq...   read

 
 
my last rant got as popular as it did.

It's all downhill from here. 

This week's rant is about the (to my mind) ludicrous assumption that games are essentially a medium based on "fun," and that that is what they should be, no matter what. You can watch it after the jump, as always, or email me at reverendanthony[at]gmail[dott]com. 

Update: David Jaffe responds

[embed]142052:21053" data-vidtitle="

Rev Rant: Fun isnt enough Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series.I have to say, I'm flabbergasted as hell (and that's really flabbergasted) t...  
Full story

" data-purl="rev-rant-fun-isn-t-enough-142052.phtml" data-vidsummary="" data-remodal-target="watch"> photo
8===D
my last rant got as popular as it did.

It's all downhill from here. 

This week's rant is about the (to my mind) ludicrous assumption that games are essentially a medium based on "fun," and that that is what they should be, no matter what. You can watch it after the jump, as always, or email me at reverendanthony[at]gmail[dott]com. 

Update: David Jaffe responds

[embed]142052:21053" data-vidtitle="

Rev Rant: Fun isnt enough Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series.I have to say, I'm flabbergasted as hell (and that's really flabbergasted) t...   full story

" data-purl="rev-rant-fun-isn-t-enough-142052.phtml" data-vidsummary="" data-remodal-target="watch">  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Fun isn't enough

Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series.I have to say, I'm flabbergasted as hell (and that's really flabbergasted) that my last ran...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Donate

Every week, "Reverend" Anthony Burch talks about aspects of game design and gamer culture in his weekly "Rev Rant" video series. Admittedly, this week's rant turned out a lot more angry and weirdly serious than the other ones I've done -- ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: cinematic "gameplay"

Every Thursday, Anthony Burch discusses some aspect of game design he finds interesting or frustrating, except it's just him talking to a camera so it's not really a discussion. Image by Jetrockite.This week's Rev Rant is about modern games...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: the most important game of 2008

My entire schedule of free time has been borked up since I started a summer class this week, so I didn't have time to physically stand in front of a camera and record this week's Rev Rant. Instead, I recorded an audio version of the whole t...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Metroidvanias

Every week, Anthony Burch monologues about a topic of his choosing in a video Rev Rant.As is typically the case, I screwed up some aspect of the exporting and this week's rant is in the wrong aspect ratio. Doesn't really matter, though: the...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: true nonlinearity

Every Thursday, (Reverend) Anthony Burch discusses something about the world of games that bothers him. They're not really rants, because they're not that angry, but "Anthony Discussions" would be the most boring series title in h...   read

 
 
Podtoid.

In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.

[embed]136653:20084" data-vidtitle="

Rev Rant: indie mercy Everyone seemed to dig last week's rant, which means you're all in for a good round of comparative disappointment today. My rant this week concerns indie games, but it's probably not what you'd expect -- it is not the usual ten to fifteen minutes of Jason Rohrer ball-licking that I so frequently indulge in on Podtoid. In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.  
Full story

" data-purl="rev-rant-indie-mercy-136653.phtml" data-vidsummary="" data-remodal-target="watch"> photo
8===D
Podtoid.

In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.

[embed]136653:20084" data-vidtitle="

Rev Rant: indie mercy Everyone seemed to dig last week's rant, which means you're all in for a good round of comparative disappointment today. My rant this week concerns indie games, but it's probably not what you'd expect -- it is not the usual ten to fifteen minutes of Jason Rohrer ball-licking that I so frequently indulge in on Podtoid. In fact, it's kind of the opposite. Hit the jump to watch it.   full story

" data-purl="rev-rant-indie-mercy-136653.phtml" data-vidsummary="" data-remodal-target="watch">  Watch Video

Rev Rant: indie mercy

Everyone seemed to dig last week's rant, which means you're all in for a good round of comparative disappointment today. My rant this week concerns indie games, but it's probably not what you'd expect -- it is not the usual ten to fifteen m...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Character Empathy

What makes a virtual character sympathetic?Probably a thousand things, actually, but I chose to only focus on one or two in this week's Rev Rant.  And one of those things involves Jack Bauer, for some reason. I also decided to wear a ...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Moral Choice

This week's Rev Rant is about the implementation of morality systems in games like Fable or BioShock or InFamous (though I recorded this before playing the latter, getting 2/3 of the way through it has done nothing to change the basic point...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Snakes, Plants, and Difficulty

I'm making progress with these, I think, because every week I make new mistakes. First the chroma keying was bad, then the camera was too close, and this week I've put my torso on the wrong side of the frame so my left side keeps disappear...   read

 
 
 photo
8===D
  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Snatcher and the Wii

I used to randomly rant about stuff on RetroForceGO!, but now I do it in front of a camera because I enjoy being able to count all the acne scars on my face.This week's Rev Rant -- they're scheduled for Thursdays now, tell your friends -- i...   read

 
 
RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intelligent. That segment has since been replaced by the New Gamer Dictionary, but I still wanted to bring the Rev Rants back in some form because some of you -- for whatever reason -- seemed to enjoy them.

The first episode of the new, video-based Rev Rants now sits after the jump. Or at least, what I hope will be the first episode. Hit the jump if you're so inclined, watch the video, and feel free to give feedback.

On an unrelated note, it is functionally impossible to find a single screengrab from that video where I don't look like a smarmy jackass.

[embed]130605:19014" data-vidtitle="

Rev Rant: Fallout 3s ending height="3… When RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intel...  
Full story

" data-purl="rev-rant-fallout-3-s-ending-130605.phtml" data-vidsummary="" data-remodal-target="watch"> photo
8===D
RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intelligent. That segment has since been replaced by the New Gamer Dictionary, but I still wanted to bring the Rev Rants back in some form because some of you -- for whatever reason -- seemed to enjoy them.

The first episode of the new, video-based Rev Rants now sits after the jump. Or at least, what I hope will be the first episode. Hit the jump if you're so inclined, watch the video, and feel free to give feedback.

On an unrelated note, it is functionally impossible to find a single screengrab from that video where I don't look like a smarmy jackass.

[embed]130605:19014" data-vidtitle="

Rev Rant: Fallout 3s ending height="3… When RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intel...   full story

" data-purl="rev-rant-fallout-3-s-ending-130605.phtml" data-vidsummary="" data-remodal-target="watch">  Watch Video

Rev Rant: Fallout 3's ending

height="3… When RetroForceGO! was in its infancy, I had a segment between act breaks called the "Rev Rant" where I'd basically just whine about something and try to make said whining sound halfway intelligent. That se...   read

 
 
Anthony BurchFeatured blogger

Lead writer of Borderlands 2, curator of

 


 


Reviews   filter by...

PowerA Fusion Controller for Xbox One"More buttons, more sticks, less money"

 

River City: Tokyo Rumble"Kickin' ass and takin' coins"

 

The Bunker"'I'm going underground (going underground)'"

 

Virginia"It's a game, I guess?"

 
More ReviewsGame Trailers
 


 


Not in stores: Upcoming games

More Previews
 

Destructoid Originals

More Originals
 
 

Community expand | +quickpost

Mike Martin

You guys scoffing at backlogs (and you folks with puny backlogs, are This is just Not all my other PC Not my PS, nor my Not even my 3DS or retro Just Steam, sitting at

 
JcDent

Every good genestealer cult patriarch knows that establishing brand identity is the first step to ascension

 
Electric Reaper

How about a cute RWBY x Overwatch crossover fan comic from an awesome artist to send Monday on its way?

 
Kaleido Ruby

Reclaimed top lines on I feel bad I didnt make level

 
Rudorlf

I just woke up, and whats this about what presidential debate? Who roasted who? Was Hillary able to escape the shadows of her father? Did Trump ever wise up during the arguments? (Terrible at politics here, but being curious about it)

 
Amna Umen

Backlogs? Honey I use Steam, my backlogs have Edit: Put in a picture of my first

 
hlarge4

Serious You ever close your eyes and without thinking see impossible, eldritch creatures? Just inexplicable horrific Only lasts a Comment description of

 
Papa Niero

Im working with suppliers to find cheap but brilliant gift ideas for our end of the year holiday shopping guides, which will be located at: Link is at the very top of the page, your feedback is much appreciated

 
iam16bit

Im pretty sure that if you made a drinking game out of how many times Trump sniffled and Hillary creepily smiled, wed all die of liver failure before it

 
DeadMoon

Politicians are

 

Blogs | expand

 

WTF IS DESTRUCTOID? 10 years of pants optional Free Download

Stats