Sections launches

Tuesday, 28th October 2008 12:58 GMT By Mike

Former Google, eMusic and GameSpy Execs have announced the launch of, which is said to deliver “a voice and a community destination dedicated to the gamer generation,” according to the press release.

“Crispy Gamer was formed with a respect for the place of games in popular culture,” CEO Chris Heldman explained.

“Gaming is a massive entertainment medium that draws an incredibly passionate, opinionated and dedicated fan base. We want to serve the gamer culture with an honest voice and a contemporary community experience.

“To seal our authenticity for critical opinion, we will eliminate any perceived or actual sway dictated by ad dollars coming from the game publishers,” he explained.

Check it out.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Shatner

    Tom Chick’s review of Metal Gear Solid 4 is fantastic – particularly the opening paragraph. :D

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Quiiick

    Terrible logo, awful layout, colors that want to make me puke … :(

    … and the MGS4 review is BS, the autor just being an attention-whore and a typical american who understands nothing but US TV-culture …

    #2 6 years ago
  3. that_happy_cat

    What the hell does Fry it mean? Do I have to buy it first before i fry it?

    Edit: Oh… it means it’s shit.

    Oh ok

    #3 6 years ago
  4. El_MUERkO

    i think ‘fry it’ means ‘bad’

    #4 6 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    From the review Shatner linked:

    “Hello, smoldering ruined car. Did I tell you about the time I ate a snake? Do you have a couple of hours?”


    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner

    Tom Chick’s a pretty seasoned reviewer, not some attention whore who knows little about gaming.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Quiiick

    being seasoned doesn’t exclude anyone from being a complete idiot.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Shatner

    Yeah. Um. Read that first paragraph bit again. :)

    Tom Chick > You

    You see, here’s the wonderful knee-jerk reaction that so clearly defines gamer culture. It goes something like this:

    “I disagree with you on something about gaming. Therefore you’re a jerk. I don’t know you or your background. I don’t know anything about you. But it’s my divine right to call you names behind your back and suggest that, on the basis that we have a difference of opinion (about something wholly subjective) we are now sworn enemies and no amount of substantiation can redeem you. I shall now go and see if you have published any books and give them a 1-star rating on Next, I shall lash out at anyone that dares criticise my hobby whilst calling them all idiots who don’t understand me. After that I’m going to go to my room, slam my door and have a sulk.

    I am gamer. Hear me roar.”

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Quiiick

    First of all I would never call myself a gamer, that’s worse than calling someone an idiot (which I did not).

    Second, I can’t get into an argument with you, because english is not my native language. But rest assured, you would loose big time, if I was capable to do so! ;)

    Let me just tell you this: Some one who thinks he can base his arguments on JOKING about the length of cut-scenes or about hair-styles in a particular game is NOT a professional or “seasoned” in any way. Thats’ just haterboy-isme at it’s worst!

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Shatner

    First of all you implied it very heavily based on nothing more than a difference of opinion from someone you (clearly) never heard of.

    Second, making an excuse about why you won’t does not make your claim about winning an internet argument remotely valid. But the apparent logic behind the relationship between those two declarations is very amusing indeed.

    Let me just tell you this: I’m more likely to care about someone with an exemplary professional record (and maintainer of one of the internets most civil and intelligent gaming communities) and what he says about one of my favourite game franchises than some fuzzy-logic laden internet chap who assures me that I’m no match for him if only I spoke his language or he mine.

    I’m afraid there’s not a lot you’ve said or done that makes me think any more of you or any less of the reviewer.

    Gamers eh? Who’d have ‘em? :D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Quiiick

    … and saying that reviewing/judging a game is “something wholly subjective” is just a cheap way to bail yourself out of any responsibility.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Quiiick

    “I’m afraid there’s not a lot you’ve said or done that makes me think any more of you or any less of the reviewer.”

    You’re right, I agree, and I told you why. But to be honest: I couldn’t care less if I’m above or beyond anybody else in your opinion. ;)

    You’re the one here who’s famous for feeling obliged to write endless comments when you think someone’s wrong on the interwebs.

    You’re post are mostly intelligent and often amusing, I like to read them, but your self-esteem is way to high. You just get into rage-mode and don’t even want to understand any opinion other than your own.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Shatner

    Hey, my self esteem is high because I’m fucking awesome. If you’re at odds with that little nugget then you’re really no better than an attention-whore and a typical american who understands nothing but US TV-culture … (see how that works??)

    As for opinions, get this Sherlock, the most important opinion is my own. If you expect me to give a damn about your opinion then you’re going to have to do something pretty fucking amazing to make me sit up and take notice. Just because you’ve got no standards and low expectations of others does not mean that you should project those qualities onto anyone other than yourself.

    Now, do like you promised and don’t argue with me. Trust me, you’ll feel better for it. I have a controlling stake in the Internet and there’s no possible way you can ‘win’.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Quiiick

    I really feel sorry for you.
    The comment about “winning” was a joke, but that doesn’t seem to apply to you.
    Winning seems to be very important to you in a conversation. Poor guy!

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Shatner

    Inverted commas say hello.

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Quiiick

    Hmm … I considered taking back my initial statement “… a typical american who understands nothing but US TV-culture …” because it was just a gut-feeling I had when reading the MGS4 review.

    But now, after reading this guy’s “Saints Row 2″ review I’m pretty sure I was nail-on right. He really thinks this kind of rubbish is “fun”! But I can’t blame him: it’s the only kind of culture he seems to understand.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. ashers2ashers

    ^^ XD

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Shatner

    I think Quiiick is jealous.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. SwiftRanger

    “Tom Chick’s a pretty seasoned reviewer, not some attention whore who knows little about gaming.”

    He’s just too black & white, some of his reviews/rants containt more than a few factual errors as well and his one-liner slanting on his own sites Qt3 and Fidgit does reek of ‘attention whore’. The way he criticised the first negative Fallout 3 preview was hilarious, at least to mock him about it.

    He is seasoned idd and I don’t always disagree with him either but I rather prefer the British reviewer kind, more humble, only ‘arrogant’ when it makes sense and more witty.

    Btw, CrispyGamer has been online for quite a while now, isn’t it?

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Vincent

    Another characteristic of gamer culture… you don’t just disagree with someone, and you don’t just get angry about it, you actually think you’re intellectually superior than them (and almost everyone else). The amount of times I have to read people on gaming sites say thinks like “what a moron”, “only smart people will like this game”, “Americans won’t get this”, etc, etc, is just ridiculous.

    If I had to choose, really, I’d take US TV culture over games culture.

    #20 6 years ago
  21. scratchy69

    I used to like it when these comment sections just consisted of funny, throwaway witicisms. Long discussions mean I have to scroll further down to get to the stuff worth reading. Thank you.

    #21 6 years ago

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