"A List" Videogame website "Celebrities"
Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:23 PM
Luke Smith from 1up.com
Shane Bettenhouse from EGM and 1up.com
John Davison from 1up.com
Jeff Gerstman from Gamespot.com
Larry Hyrb aka Major Nelson from majornelson.com
and last but not least CheapyD and Wombat of course. (and Im not being a kissass)
I think all the guys listed have a special talent for stating their opinion in a entertaining and informative way that surpasses others. They all take risks but do it in a smart manner which adds lots of value to what they are contributing to. Everyone on this list you can for the most part here on a consistent weekly basis, and there opinions are very well respected.
My honorable mention list- (people that are close but not quite there yet.)
Kathleen Sanders from 1up.com (great in videopodcast, but dont see any reviews and dont hear her in audio podcasts.)
Dan Shu from 1up.com (Needs more to always be on egm podcast and could use more exposure)
Alon Waisman from chatterbox radio show (Consistent show, good work, but his radio show is too disorganized at times so the opinions get lost. Also is a bit of dork, which I seperates him too much from the general videogame crowd)
Tony Thomas and Ryan Maule from VGM Daily podcast (For a daily show its inconsistent, sometimes there is 5 epidoes sometimes ther is only 2 to 3 episodes. There radio show tries to be too much, reviews are not needed and tend to be limited due to radio format and there scale of 1 to 5, short opinions would do just fine and be more entertaining.)
Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:08 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:29 PM
Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.
Posted 19 December 2006 - 03:56 PM
Cliffy B. (Epic)
Peter Moore (Microsoft)
Reggie Fil Aime (Nintendo)
David Jaffe (God Of War / Sony Games)
Will Wright (Spore, Sim City, The Sims, etc.)
Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:08 PM
I love me some video games but none of these names are familiar to me.
The only people who come close these days are the guys who run Penny Arcade. They do some big shit.
I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:29 AM
Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:15 PM
I guess Cheapy can be one if he keeps up on whatever he does.
Props to Ozzkev for the sig.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:50 PM
Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:55 PM
Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:13 PM
Posted 21 December 2006 - 12:18 AM
Posted 22 December 2006 - 04:16 PM
He likes to tell stories about the EB he worked at back home in KY from time to time on 1up Yours or EGM Live.
The only name besides cheapy D's I recognised on your list was Shane Bettenhouse from EGM and 1up.com and that's only because he is a personal friend of mine from Lexington, KY! He's fucking representing! I'll let him know about his celebrity status when I see him in January.
When you see him next, you have to call him "Special Guest" Shane Bettenhousen. He'll get it.
Unless they read their respective sites a lot or follow the industry closely, most people aren't going to know those names. If you're talking about gaming writers with the biggest audience, it would be the ones who write for big mainstream outlets like the NY Times, the AP, Reuters, Newsweek, and MTV.
BTW, Greg Kasavin toally owns Jeff Gerstmann as far as Gamespot goes.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:52 PM
Brad Pitt and Angelina.
Tom and Katie.
Beyonce and Jay-Z
There is nobody on the internet and CERTAINLY nobody in the Gamer community who has that kind of recognition or devotion.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:54 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:18 PM