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Vidocq
09-11-2014, 05:37 PM
Siskel and Ebert at the movies was a show where two movie critics from two rival publications (perhaps inspired by Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris debating on tv and radio) debated over the movies that came out each week. It ran for over 30 years.

If someone was to do something like that today for video games, which two game critics from two different sites would you chose?


I'm thinking Jim Sterling and Angry Joe.

JCAll
09-11-2014, 06:32 PM
Adam Sessler and Yahtzee.

simbob4000
09-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Video games don't seem to have a Siskel and Ebert to do that with. Wouldn't want to see Adam Sessler do anything like that at all, although it would be funny to see someone call bullshit when he goes crazy hyperbolic in a review. Angry Joe doesn't really seem like the best reviewer.

Guess I would go with Erik Kain, maybe also Dan Hsu.

Vidocq
09-17-2014, 12:26 AM
Video games don't seem to have a Siskel and Ebert to do that with.
Neither did Film really before At The Movies. It was an experiment with the two young film critics who happened to live in the same city and happened to write for rival publications. Their chemistry was a strike of luck, that hard as they tried they could never replicate.


Wouldn't want to see Adam Sessler do anything like that at all, although it would be funny to see someone call bullshit when he goes crazy hyperbolic in a review. Angry Joe doesn't really seem like the best reviewer.

Guess I would go with Erik Kain, maybe also Dan Hsu.[

And that would make a hell of a show, exactly like S&E, two very well spoken guys calling each other's bullshit. That's why I wanted Jim Sterling and Angry Joe. They are so opposite to one another that they would surely clash in great ways.


Do you guys think that a show like that would have any level of success, though?

wjowski
09-19-2014, 09:44 PM
I'd rather have Siskel and Ebert themselves review video games than any 'gaming personality' I can think of.

CatAttacker
09-20-2014, 10:39 PM
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EDIT-oh jeez I forgot this wasn't Statler and Waldorf



In order for us to have a Siskel and Ebert for video games we'd actually need to have someone who understands the video game medium and what makes a good game, and as far as I know very few developers exist that can pinpoint that. Maybe Hideki Kamiya and a western dev like John Carmack or someone from Retro