thread of tim rogers content (do not read if you hate tim rogers)

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the incomparable tim rogers has been a full-time contributor to kotaku since last year. I have loved tim rogers' writing, but it's possible that talking-fast-over-a-video is him at his finest. here's a thread for tim rogers content past present and future!

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:41 (three years ago) link

this week he did a video review of Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition which makes me…kinda want this bugfuck game…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep5SWvImTRU

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:41 (three years ago) link

mostly for my own future reference, here's a wayback machine link to action button dot net, which is currently missing with a message that says "relax, it's coming back", featuring his 18,000 word review of Final Fantasy XIII which I think is a high point.

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:48 (three years ago) link

I'm guessing you dont mean this guy!

http://artslab.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Tim_Rogers_1.jpg

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 17 May 2018 10:37 (three years ago) link

I don’t.

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:48 (three years ago) link

no, that's him

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:52 (three years ago) link

i fondly remember his long, digressive "reviews" of earthbound, chrono trigger and super mario bros 3 being really important to my own writing at a certain time in my life, and i'm sad to find out the website is down now so i can't spend 2 hours reading all three again!

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:59 (three years ago) link

i like his videos way more than his written stuff

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:01 (three years ago) link

the part of the hyrule warriors video starting around 13:30 where he tries to explain the appeal of musuo games is wonderful

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:08 (three years ago) link

I have a mixed opinion of Rogers as writer. He has some annoying tendencies for sure, but his perspective and his style feel so unique and inimitable. I like his absurdist wordplay. I like his overall design philosophy. I could do without about half of his loopy digressions on his travels and lifestyle...at the same time, a large part of his appeal (for me) is the way his writing is always crammed-to-bursting with vivid and unnecessary detail. I'd be lying if I said his stuff didn't influence me, though if you asked me to define said influence, I'm not sure I could. Anyway, his God Hand review is pretty funny.

a film with a little more emotional balls (zchyrs), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:59 (three years ago) link

rereading the FFXII review last night, there was a lot of 2010 bro-type/edgelordy language and imagery that he's mercifully moved on from.

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:02 (three years ago) link

I've met him irl a few times. he's relatively nice but does not stop talking

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:04 (three years ago) link

xp yeah, I was reading that and "blade raped" made me cringe. Glad he has matured a bit.

a film with a little more emotional balls (zchyrs), Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:05 (three years ago) link

yeah i've met him at pax a couple times since my friend did the music for his game - he's basically the same person you see in his videos, it's not a put-on

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:18 (three years ago) link

recently ive been listening to the Violence Island podcast:

https://web.archive.org/web/20151130033625/http://earthblows.com/

it's a battle royal of random characters. interestingly the one they taped in October 2014 "Must See Killing Spree" begins with a fight between Dick Solomon and Dr. Huxtable himself, and Tim Rogers wastes no time saying that there are some deep, dark "grandmother terrifying" things about Cosby. he never comes out and says what he was accused of but it's clear he saw/heard the Hannibal act from the same month and he took that stuff seriously. just kind of interesting, i was listening to that and had to look up that it was 4 years ago. an entirely different world.

as for his personality, he doesn't seem all that different from music hipsters i've talked with. then again hipsters hate nothing more than their own kind.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 18 May 2018 17:33 (three years ago) link

this is the best and worst of tim rogers, al in 5 minutes

https://jalopnik.com/should-you-honk-at-people-in-anger-a-cargument-1826083140

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 18 May 2018 18:34 (three years ago) link

imwo honks are the only non-violent way to communicate to other cars. someone needs to invent smart honks that figure out if you are trying to merge lanes or whatever and produces a tone the other car understands and can communicate to the driver.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 20 May 2018 15:57 (three years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Tim Rogers reported from E3. Videos are up from the booths of the major publishers. There's also this video. https://kotaku.com/the-weirdest-things-we-found-at-e3-2018-1826928317

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:47 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Good stuff from Tim recently: Judge Eyes demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je7hYYjr9Mk

Eyebrow-raisey Shadow of the Tomb Raider preview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8lgFc6vFyU

Affectionate DQXI review

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4iTbUGItU0s

faculty w1fe (silby), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:54 (three years ago) link

Oops forgot to remove the m on that last one, here’s the embed for those who prefer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iTbUGItU0s

faculty w1fe (silby), Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:54 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

let's see if tim can sell me on forza horizon 4, a candidate for my biannual Fancy Graphics Game Impulse Purchase

ciderpress, Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:34 (three years ago) link

I like his series about translating Final Fantasy VII, funny and informative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZefYEaNUJ7w

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:55 (three years ago) link

Tim made me want Forza Horizon and it’s not a thing I should want.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 28 September 2018 00:54 (three years ago) link

Tim plays, screams at Mega Man 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7GR5GQy9XU

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:43 (three years ago) link

I can't tell if I prefer exasperated Tim or chill Tim

a film with a little more emotional balls (zchyrs), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:24 (three years ago) link

the two types of tim rogers content i love are his scripted review vids that all take poetic turns in the 2nd half (e.g. hyrule warriors, forza horizon 4) and his on-site vids from E3/conventions

ciderpress, Thursday, 11 October 2018 03:59 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Tim and I have the same Game of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru3yZzhhnS8

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:14 (two years ago) link

Does not disappoint.

days of being riled (zchyrs), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:55 (two years ago) link

This also reminds me that I need to 1) go back and beat Celeste & 2) pick up Obra Dinn ASAP

days of being riled (zchyrs), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:57 (two years ago) link

those two are tied for my goty

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:03 (two years ago) link

i downloaded obra dinn the other day and i'm trying to con my partner into trying it out with me tonight!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:28 (two years ago) link

and rogers' #1 same as mine too. it was a good year for games!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:28 (two years ago) link

kinda sold on this guy

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:20 (two years ago) link

Obra Dinn is awesome btw, and i don't think i will ever come close to figuring out the fates of everyone

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:25 (two years ago) link

I’m going to sit on my hands on that one for a while owing to my Switch Only policy but I’ll stop waiting in a year or so. I loved Papers Please, what a game.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:26 (two years ago) link

^same

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:15 (two years ago) link

good list. hollow knight s/b #1 tho

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:19 (two years ago) link

He even says there's nothing wrong with it and struggles to find a complaint (too dark to play on the NYC subway, lol), so at the least it should be higher!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 13:27 (two years ago) link

Sheesh it’s not like a scientific ranking.

I agree with him though: Hollow Knight is very good and Celeste is the best platforming video game and basically a perfect realization of what video games are good at

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:18 (two years ago) link

Hollow Knight is also a 2017 game

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:51 (two years ago) link

hollow knight is low b/c he played it last year jeez yall didn't listen to all 44 minutes did you xp

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:53 (two years ago) link

year of impact

PCs are powerpoint

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:55 (two years ago) link

of course I paid attention to all 44 minutes, and I might do it over again!

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 18:21 (two years ago) link

it's possible that talking-fast-over-a-video is him at his finest.

This is a terrible thing to say about anyone, but having a look at the Shadow of the Tomb Raider video you might have it right.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 20 December 2018 13:55 (two years ago) link

The sheer amount of video editing he must do for these is pretty intense

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 20 December 2018 18:43 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y48DgYY6GVA

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 17:45 (two years ago) link

shooting zombies is the vegetarian version of murder

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 18:12 (two years ago) link

his story about jonathan blow (#4, braid) is interesting and kind of sad

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 21:12 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqnAx3gx99w

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 January 2019 19:09 (two years ago) link

this is one franchise I just solidly dng

||||||||, Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:00 (two years ago) link

ok that was enjoyable on the whole but i think the first hour where he places the game in historical context was the strongest part

ciderpress, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:49 (nine months ago) link

well that plus the creeping horror of the 'successful' playthrough. his ruminations afterwards don't really add that much that isn't already expressed there

ciderpress, Sunday, 3 January 2021 00:51 (nine months ago) link

HELLO. starting at noon saturday i'll stream a complete game of TOKIMEKI MEMORIAL: FOREVER WITH YOU for sega saturn over at https://t.co/ZM876RMmAc. my goal will be to get megumi mikihara, which as i explain in my review i consider the most interesting route. so follow me please~ pic.twitter.com/AVtnr6fTrJ

— tim rogers (@108) January 7, 2021

chihuahuau, Thursday, 7 January 2021 23:10 (nine months ago) link

Is L.A. Noire really as good as his aside implied in this one?

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 8 January 2021 00:48 (nine months ago) link

I'm prepared to believe it when he gets done talking about it

Canon in Deez (silby), Friday, 8 January 2021 00:51 (nine months ago) link

yeah i was surprised to learn he thinks its good, ive only ever heard lukewarm impressions of that game

ciderpress, Friday, 8 January 2021 01:38 (nine months ago) link

i kinda hated it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 8 January 2021 02:39 (nine months ago) link

i always think "l.a. noire is supposed to good, right?" before remembering that i'm primarily thinking about tim rogers raves throughout the years

Karl Malone, Friday, 8 January 2021 02:41 (nine months ago) link

The one risk with Tim Rogers is he likes a lot of stuff, including NASCAR t-shirts, Conan novels, direct to video martial arts movies…

Canon in Deez (silby), Friday, 8 January 2021 02:45 (nine months ago) link

80s Japanese idol pop…

Canon in Deez (silby), Friday, 8 January 2021 02:46 (nine months ago) link

It’s inspiring to me to learn from someone with the openheartedness to enjoy so much.

Canon in Deez (silby), Friday, 8 January 2021 02:47 (nine months ago) link

i like to let him convince me that something is amazing and then give it a shot, it's fun

Karl Malone, Friday, 8 January 2021 02:49 (nine months ago) link

i am an avowed I LOVE EVERYTHING guy but LA Noire is not a fun game. It's Heavy Rain.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 8 January 2021 03:27 (nine months ago) link

Tim is the american bradass of videogames

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 8 January 2021 03:39 (nine months ago) link

LA Noire's game mechanic was annoying, you had 3 options when questioning a suspect, forget the terminology but essentially you could believe them, challenge them with proof of their dishonesty, or doubt them without proof. The distinction between the latter two options was close to utterly arbitrary and annoying as hell. The acting,storyline, and writing were all pretty good as far as games go

Fenners' Pen (jim in vancouver), Friday, 8 January 2021 07:37 (nine months ago) link

the one time I bought into tim rogers' contrarian hyping the game was pish

marg bar āmrikā (||||||||), Friday, 8 January 2021 09:11 (nine months ago) link

there were definitely things about la noire i liked, in spite of the bad parts, im curious to see him talk abt it for a long time bc he might cover some of those things

like if they removed all of the "game" from it and made it a drive around 1920s simulator i'd maybe love it even more?!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 8 January 2021 20:25 (nine months ago) link

In the context of this TM video at least, he seemed to be championing the interrogation gameplay.

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 8 January 2021 21:23 (nine months ago) link

don't think he hypes up games he loves to convince other people to actually play them, usually

, Friday, 8 January 2021 23:34 (nine months ago) link

omg lol

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:29 (nine months ago) link

I absolutely must play this game now.

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 9 January 2021 01:29 (nine months ago) link

this game seems like it is good

kniphofia face (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:33 (nine months ago) link

When you're doing the part of the game that isn't interrogating people it's pretty stale

But it's a great game world for the era. Really cool version of classic LA

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 9 January 2021 07:11 (nine months ago) link

He's streaming tokimemo rn on Twitch if anyone's interested:

https://www.twitch.tv/actionbutton

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Saturday, 9 January 2021 17:55 (nine months ago) link

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that Action Button is nominated in the 2020 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2020 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 29, 2021

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:43 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Looking forward to the review of baseball

baseball rules in part because every turn contains a massively dreadful opportunity for infinity. baked right into the design are questions whose answers involve "idk man somebody's arms'll fall off first". anyway please anticipate my review of BASEBALL, coming 2025-ish https://t.co/GE8LZxUKiY

— tim rogers (@108) March 14, 2021

Canon in Deez (silby), Monday, 15 March 2021 04:11 (seven months ago) link

honestly, this would be the ultimate tim rogers review for me

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 March 2021 04:13 (seven months ago) link

I have zero interest in baseball, but I'm sure he'd make it compelling. And then I might come away with *a little* interest in baseball.

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:08 (seven months ago) link

i would like to make a 3 hour tim rogers-style parody video, raving about baseball. then convince some of you to join me to watch a game, only to watch that you absolutely hate it, still (my experience with yakuza)

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 23:16 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Finally going through Pac Man a segment at a time, it's excellent.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:14 (six months ago) link

Love to hear his disturbingly specific memories of his early '80s childhood renting NES games from the video store, very resonant for me

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 8 April 2021 20:16 (six months ago) link

He has beyond photographic memory, he said something like "I remember everything that's ever happened to me and I hate it"

lukas, Thursday, 8 April 2021 21:35 (six months ago) link

theres a vid where he describes the first hour or so of link's awakening screen by screen from memory

ciderpress, Thursday, 8 April 2021 22:12 (six months ago) link

I assume everyone who's ever written a memoir has that strong of a memory, if I wrote a memoir it'd be all "I suppose I went to school…I had some birthday parties…"

Canon in Deez (silby), Thursday, 8 April 2021 22:34 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

latest updates have been wild

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 8 July 2021 22:40 (three months ago) link

go through this thread if you like tim rogers

i made a massive patreon post about this, so here's the tiny twitter version: the cyberpunk video is REAL GOOD (and huge). it's gonna take another month. it's the best thing i've ever made, so please wait a little longer so i can finesse it! expect it week one of august. pic.twitter.com/RYUJc8VIqX

— tim rogers (@108) July 6, 2021

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 8 July 2021 22:43 (three months ago) link

"i played 110 video games total for this review" lol

glad to hear the 'season 2' reviews are going to be shorter, i still much prefer his old 20-40 min kotaku videos to the new 3 hour format. 20 mins is still a lot of content!

ciderpress, Thursday, 8 July 2021 23:26 (three months ago) link

Yeah, all of that seems like good news!

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 8 July 2021 23:37 (three months ago) link

I'm stoked

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 9 July 2021 00:15 (three months ago) link

about season 2 and that he has finally forced himself to only work 40 hour weeks but also for whatever the hell this cyberpunk review will be

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 9 July 2021 00:16 (three months ago) link

ciderpress I hear u and you're right but also the tokimemo review was worth every stinking minute

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 9 July 2021 00:16 (three months ago) link

also i'm sure shorter videos still means like an hour long at this point

ciderpress, Friday, 9 July 2021 00:24 (three months ago) link

yeah

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Friday, 9 July 2021 00:28 (three months ago) link

Can't wait. Action Button was the best discovery from the 2020 "TV" poll!

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 9 July 2021 00:32 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

New episode 10/10 at 10. So this is gonna be 10 hours, huh

next sunday is october tenth. i don't care if you're from the united states OR kingdom: that is the best possible day for me, a Video Game Critiquer, to release a hideously massive video review of @CyberpunkGame. i will take no further questions. sunday 10/10, 10am eastern. pic.twitter.com/UqxmtIEKGv

— tim rogers (@108) October 1, 2021

maf you one two (maffew12), Saturday, 2 October 2021 20:31 (two weeks ago) link

Delayed once more

, Sunday, 10 October 2021 17:09 (one week ago) link

Thematically appropriate (and for tech issues to boot)

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Sunday, 10 October 2021 19:09 (one week ago) link


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