The Game Overthinker - Narcissist? 2011-10-23 04:31:53
Well I think it has come time to start looking at someone who probably needs to be picked apart a bit. However beforehand I thought it would be nice to give a little insight first. As this forum goes we do tend to have our fair share of bandwagon riders here no question about it.
Most of the time it is people who are fanboys.. We all know that ZJ is a hardcore Nintendo fanboy. We all know that RightWingGamer is a Call of Duty fanboy as well. They both know this and they will accept it. However it seems one guy doesn't seem to get the point and that is The Game Overthinker.
I first found out about The Game Overthinker through a thread here in the Video Game Forum made by Gustavos. So I took a look at his videos and loved them. This guy was not only serious about gaming, but at the same time could be witty as well. He knew we wouldn't care right from the start and knew we would question him. His style of rants were not only thought out well, but at the same time they were a bit different from the other zany cartoon like reviewers such as Angry Joe and Spoony. As I kept watching however I became disappointed over time.
Yes his topics are great and how he addresses them are right as well. The only problem here is that his biased outlook in favor of Nintendo tends to overshadow his opinion at times. The very first episode he told people to back off the Wii and stop making jokes about "Gamecubes and duct tape" and get the fuck over it. Yet in different episodes he never gets tired of calling the PlayStation 3 "A Blu-Ray player that plays Metal Gear Solid 4".
Also although (and even I'm not fond of saying this) the XBOX 360 had the Red Ring of Death problem and XBOX Live assholes, that's not enough to really go against the system. He also goes on saying that all it has are First Person Shooters and that one of the only games he likes for it is Bioshock. What the fuck? I understand if you want to prefer one console over another I really do, but at the same time bashing one console over another based on this kind of matter is quite childish really.
However any bitching he has to do about consoles doesn't matter anyways since his Sonic the Hedgehog episodes he clearly stated that he didn't have any patience for the console wars back then and he doesn't have any patience for them nowadays. Keep telling yourself that Game Overthinker.
Bias aside though his points are well made, especially his episode "Build A Better Gamer" in which he was absolutely right about that one. However when he makes a biased point it does tend to make my skin crawl. Why? Because people take it for face value, gamers take it for face value and that just doesn't sit right with me.
Now before I keep going I want to talk about James Rolfe. You know that name I'm sure, he does The Angry Video Game Nerd. Yes a series that started on YouTube, moved to ScrewAttack, and then onto GameTrailers. Despite all this moving around though, James does upload the episodes to his website and his YouTube account, however he has to stay within the limits of his contract with GameTrailers so he has to wait one year beforehand. You see this though? Even though his videos are being hosted on different sites he still cares about his YouTube subscribers and audience. Hell he even releases TRAILER videos to let you know there is a new episode out on GameTrailers.
Why did I tell you this? Well because once The Game Overthinker got moved to ScrewAttack, he pretty much said fuck you to his YouTube audience and doesn't even give a shit to have his newer episodes put there. It just blows my mind as to why he couldn't do it. James could and he's part of ScrewAttack, so what's the problem here?
The one thing though that has pissed me off about his show more than anything else though was the storylines. Now before I start I will say this, there is nothing wrong with introducing a storyline into your show, nothing wrong with it at all. Nostalgia Critic does it, Spoony does it, Angry Joe does it, even The Angry Video Game Nerd does it. However they all knew how to do it right. They all had great writing, good acting, and could tie it all in well.
So I guess Game Overthinker decided he wanted to give it a try. Fair enough, the only problem was that not a lot of people were enjoying these storylines, Overthinker's bad acting, and even worse writing. It just seemed all around awful. However he kept it going, I guess he already had it planned out and he just wanted to get it done and finished. All in all fair, he tried something and it didn't entirely work out well. So does he listen to his fans? Fuck no, why should the egotistical bastard do that?
This is where fan abuse comes in. What is fan abuse? Fan abuse is when you make a show and you are pleading for people to watch you, comment you, and share your video with others. Then after you have all these viewers who will watch you no matter what, you then gain a certain ego to the point of you'll try something and if your fans don't like it then you won't give a shit because you know they'll watch you either way around as long as you have a shred of what they like in your episode. Unfortunately The Game Overthinker has this figured out and he damn well knows it even going as far as calling his show nothing more than something for him to play with... yes he stated this in an interview.
I hate to see him just do whatever the fuck he wants to with his show. You think he would have learned from his first episode about "A Matter of Character." Simplicity is your friend, why fix something that doesn't need to be fixed? Overall you could say "well it's show he can do whatever he wants" and although with your show you can do what you want you should make sure the viewers who made your show possible are still happy. For the time being not many of them are.
Oh and one more thing. I know his name is Bob Chipman and the reason why I didn't refer to him by his name is because I only refer people by their names if I truly respect them.
1. What do you think of The Game Overthinker?
2. What is your favorite Video Game Show?
3. What is your favorite Zelda game?
4. Whose your favorite Let's Player?
5. I'm all out of gum do you happen to have any?