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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two years ago) link

I don’t.

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

no, that's him

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

i like his videos way more than his written stuff

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:01 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one year ago) link

Does not disappoint.

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

those two are tied for my goty

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:03 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

kinda sold on this guy

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

^same

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:15 (one year ago) link

good list. hollow knight s/b #1 tho

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:19 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Hollow Knight is also a 2017 game

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:51 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

year of impact

PCs are powerpoint

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:55 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 17:45 (one year ago) link

shooting zombies is the vegetarian version of murder

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 18:12 (one year ago) link

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

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

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

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 January 2019 19:09 (one year ago) link

this is one franchise I just solidly dng

||||||||, Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:00 (one year ago) link

as someone who has never played ffvii and has no intention of playing ffvii or the remake this was amazing. only trouble is that i couldn't help reading everything in tim's voice for the rest of the day

devvvine, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 09:11 (five months ago) link

"what a philosophical nightmare"

devvvine, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 09:15 (five months ago) link

I've also never played FFVII outside of the demo, and probably never will play it, but I find it very fascinating as a pop-cultural relic, so this was worth watching for me. I'll probably avoid his video on TLoU until I've actually played that, though.

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 15:57 (five months ago) link

two hours into this it has mostly convinced me i shouldn't play it. Good review! Saved me a lot of time!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:14 (five months ago) link

this was fine. i mean i watched three hours without being bored. but i wasn’t at any point wowed enough by anywhere he went with it that i felt, afterwards, it had been a sound investment of my time. which i suspect is how i would feel if i got the ffvii remake so i guess it fits

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Friday, 29 May 2020 04:58 (five months ago) link

INSERT CREDIT PODCAST is happening again btw and i kind of prefer his snide persona to his earnest persona so I’ve been digging that a lot

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Friday, 29 May 2020 04:59 (five months ago) link

only trouble is that i couldn't help reading everything in tim's voice for the rest of the day

― devvvine, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 09:11 (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

my girlfriend accused me of doing this. i was totally unconscious of it.

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Friday, 29 May 2020 05:00 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

well, here's three hours on the last of us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGSTEKapIAg

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 22 June 2020 04:08 (five months ago) link

One of his best videos imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 22 June 2020 20:01 (five months ago) link

his certainty is infectious

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 01:54 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9V8GPtvQEI

i found this entertaining and it offered a lot more info about the games he's worked on than i'd picked up from his videos

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 9 July 2020 15:34 (four months ago) link

i ran out of my crohn's disease medication a couple weeks back. coincidentally, i now know what the symptoms of crohn's disease feel like. also, i am experiencing an outbreak of shingles. i spent all day on the phone today, and learned i can't get health insurance until 2021.

— tim rogers (@108) July 22, 2020

dude's really been going through it

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 22:44 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

THREE AND A HALF HOURS ABOUT DOOM!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38zduHkwGcc

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 13 September 2020 21:29 (two months ago) link

this is very much my content of choice from him.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 13 September 2020 21:29 (two months ago) link

also this is how i feel about the nfl in 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43a2H7LQ1Xs

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 13 September 2020 21:31 (two months ago) link

Thank god

bogo jumbo boba (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 14 September 2020 00:13 (two months ago) link

pretty stoked to dig into that doom video

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Monday, 14 September 2020 00:14 (two months ago) link

alright, i just got through the first chapter of Doom and fuck, it's PROUSTIAN

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 14 September 2020 02:25 (two months ago) link

i spent ten minutes explaining to my gf who this guy was before i hit play (there was a considerable digression about patreon) and got her to agree to try this video to see if she could see what I liked about him. she couldn't even make it past the list of releases.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 14 September 2020 02:27 (two months ago) link

Your GF is a champ for sticking it out that far, dude is definitely an acquired taste. I daresay this is the best thing he's done yet. I'm amazed at how many times he cuts away to that Romero/Carmack photo and it is equally hilarious every time. Also amazed at how he seems to be aging in reverse.

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Monday, 14 September 2020 11:43 (two months ago) link

I seriously hope I am that hot when I'm 41 (I won't be)

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Monday, 14 September 2020 11:44 (two months ago) link

I loved his "Last of Us" epic, looking forward to this.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 September 2020 13:40 (two months ago) link

the doom video is fucking great; it really is like six separate long form video essays and they're all interesting and pretty funny.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 20:48 (two months ago) link

in the video he says he got COVID twice??

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:24 (two months ago) link

I also was not aware that he had some form of the Marilu Henner memory thing, but that sure explains how he was able to remember all of his play through in such detail.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:36 (two months ago) link

also his use of repetition is weirdly appealing to me

unpaid intern at the darvo institute (Simon H.), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:37 (two months ago) link

yeah, i empathize
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperthymesia

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 21:37 (two months ago) link

If anyone wants to read the FFVI essay he mentions in the ULTRA-VIOLENCE section, it's here: http://www.actionbutton.net/?p=3272

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:13 (two months ago) link

yes i do, thank you! i didn't realize he was publishing new action button (written) reviews, last year

Karl Malone, Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:15 (two months ago) link

i really enjoyed that essay. there's a reveal about halfway through that made me actually say holy shit

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:28 (two months ago) link

i'd read tim's auto-fictional epic

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:28 (two months ago) link

oh yeah i think that FF6 essay was partially incorporated into his 1994 review video

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:31 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ok I've watched three hours of the Doom thing, even though it blows up Firefox's memory usage and makes everything crash. I can't always make it through his super long videos but this is good.

(might have to switch back to Chrome even though I was trying to lesson my Google surveillance)

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 October 2020 16:20 (one month ago) link

The FFVI essay is good too, as a poignant midwest portrait of pre-internet childhood being obsessed with Final Fantasy games (relatable, except for me it was the original FF). Did he really go to high school with Subway Jared?!

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:06 (one month ago) link

If he did, he went to college near him as well

bogo jumbo boba (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 2 October 2020 17:08 (one month ago) link

I am very curious to see how he will spin insight, LOLs, and poignancy from Pac-Man, a game that to my mind, "speaks for itself" even more than Doom. Like what on Earth is there to say about Pac-Man?

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Friday, 2 October 2020 18:44 (one month ago) link

I struggled with the doom vid. doom's greatness is somewhat lost in watching gameplay video.

bogo jumbo boba (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 2 October 2020 19:16 (one month ago) link

i was ignorant of tim rogers before clicking on this thread a couple of weeks ago, i played doom back in the day and plenty of other fpses but am not a fanboy; anyway decided to start watching this for whatever reason and loved it.

neith moon (ledge), Friday, 2 October 2020 19:24 (one month ago) link

> it blows up Firefox's memory usage and makes everything crash
> might have to switch back to Chrome

how about neither: https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/

chihuahuau, Friday, 2 October 2020 19:51 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

I thought I was gonna get some projects started this afternoon--NOPE!

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

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Sunday, 22 November 2020 20:47 (three days ago) link

o god how many hours is this gonna be

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 22 November 2020 20:58 (three days ago) link

chat says a shade under three. i am kinda excited.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 22 November 2020 20:58 (three days ago) link

I can't believe he's still listing instances of the "come a long way" trope

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:10 (three days ago) link

By which I mean I 100% believe it, but man, this bit may destroy me

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:11 (three days ago) link

i appreciate his commitment to the 3 hour format though my favorite video reviews of his were the 20 minute ones (hyrule warriors, forza horizon 4)

ciderpress, Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:14 (three days ago) link

When he gets around to Super Mario Bros 3 I can’t imagine him doing anything short of a 10 hour series

is right unfortunately (silby), Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:16 (three days ago) link

TRUCK HECK

american primitive stylophone (zchyrs), Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:29 (three days ago) link

omigod this opening

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:41 (three days ago) link

I couldn't make it through the Doom one, but Pac-Man could be good.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 22 November 2020 21:52 (three days ago) link

saving this for Thanksgiving when I may give it my full attention.

foopin posts and pissin shits (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 23 November 2020 03:50 (two days ago) link


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