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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

I don’t.

valorous wokelord (silby), Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

no, that's him

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

i like his videos way more than his written stuff

ciderpress, Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (nine months ago) Permalink

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 (eight months ago) Permalink

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

Does not disappoint.

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

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 month ago) Permalink

those two are tied for my goty

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:03 (one month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

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

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 01:28 (one month ago) Permalink

kinda sold on this guy

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

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 month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

^same

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:15 (one month ago) Permalink

good list. hollow knight s/b #1 tho

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 08:19 (one month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

Hollow Knight is also a 2017 game

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

year of impact

PCs are powerpoint

||||||||, Wednesday, 19 December 2018 17:55 (one month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

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 month ago) Permalink

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

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

shooting zombies is the vegetarian version of murder

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

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

Karl Malone, Friday, 28 December 2018 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

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

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 January 2019 19:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this is one franchise I just solidly dng

||||||||, Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, i don't really like disney that much so i got really bored about 3 hours into the first game and never came back

Karl Malone, Thursday, 24 January 2019 21:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol, though, that video is great, one of his very best

Karl Malone, Friday, 25 January 2019 04:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he's pretty OTM there

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 25 January 2019 19:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol after all that kotaku made him do their review of the game anyway

ciderpress, Saturday, 26 January 2019 23:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It’s good

https://kotaku.com/kingdom-hearts-iii-the-kotaku-review-5113989

Norm’s Superego (silby), Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i wish it was a video review, i much prefer him in video format

ciderpress, Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Those take him like seventy times as long is the thing. I still like his writing. I want his novel to come out.

Norm’s Superego (silby), Sunday, 27 January 2019 00:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ciderpress, you're in luck
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvBcSY9vC3o

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 28 January 2019 04:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

thats not a scripted review its just bonus footage & ad-libbing

ciderpress, Monday, 28 January 2019 22:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Tim Rogers ad libbing is more entertaining than most prepared material tbf

Norm’s Superego (silby), Monday, 28 January 2019 22:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Another person who rules is Gita imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 28 January 2019 22:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I dig the whole Kotaku crew; Paul Tamayo seems like a very chill dude

days of being riled (zchyrs), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

However, Tim is the only one who I'll read a novella-length review of a game I have no interest in ever playing (e.g., Kingdom Hearts)

days of being riled (zchyrs), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 18:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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