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Also puppet Yoda was SO GOOD. He was puppet AF and you knew the production team was so proud of it. They made no effort to hide it. Sure it didn't look 100% like the original trilogy puppet, but it beat the hell out of this:
Guys, it is literally my job at EA to comb through the entire internet of comments around our games, do social analytics, and report to our executives on what the conversation is around our franchises and advise on how they should react. I'm willing to bet there are very few people in the United States more educated on this entire situation than myself, and certainly fewer have quantified the actual reaction and impact of this whole situation.
I'll get this out of the way - to say the last month and a half have been stressful for me is a gross understatement. They've been the hardest weeks of my working life, without question.
Despite all of this, I can promise you the pretense around Reddit driving the narrative and dictating the direction our executives and the impact on my company's NYSE value are completely and utterly incorrect. We're a Fortune 500 company. We are disciplined. Whether you like it or not, there are more moving pieces in the grand scheme of things than some comments on the interwebs.
Look. I'm not saying anyone needs to like or defend EA just because I work there. Hell, the majority of you haven't been EA customers for the last 5 years or so "just because", so there's no love lost when you openly talk smack about the company and act like I'm the victim. You weren't going to buy Battlefront 2 anyways, so what's your point?
It's been over a month since the game came out. The stock has normalized, the game is doing just fine (and if you'd actually play it, you'd find that it's legitimately quite fun), and if you're still angry about it, move on and play a game you do care about it. You do like playing video games, right? Or would you rather just be angry on the internet about the ones you don't play?
Video games. We're talking about video games. Calm down and focus your passions on things that actually matter.
Loved the movie. My biggest complaints? The complete lack of backstory on Snoke (how on Earth did someone, out of nowhere, get as powerful as him in less than 30 years and we don't know about it? Gotta be more to that). And the way they killed off Admiral Akbar. Obviously had to be done with his VA passing away, but I felt it was a weak way to kill off such a legendary character.
I think the biggest backlash from internet nerds is because this is the first truly new Star Wars trilogy we've all gotten to experience as grown adults, and that brings a lot of expectation from folks. We've had two years to build theories and expectations for this film, and the film said to hell with that. The main theme is burning away the old ways. You aren't meant to be comfortable with that film. I think that's great. The movie was awesome, people need to chill.
I don't buy that Rey is a nobody. Too much build for that. I get that anyone can be Force sensitive - we knew that before this current trilogy. But I think it's a misdirect. I mean come on - what's the point of this scene from TFA if her parents are just drunk junkers?
You expect me to believe that young Rey shouting NOOOO COME BACK! to a ship taking off isn't about her parents, and that those drunk junker parents are not just peacing out? I thought they were dead? Also, why would Unkar Plutt be taking Rey in as a worker as the top lord junker of Jakku? She has to have some value if he gives a crap about her. I don't think there's any way that Rey is truly a nobody, and if that's the canon, it's a cop out.
Also, I believe Phasma will be back - her armor blocks blaster shots. No way a little fire is harming her in that. I bet we see her in the next film with a half cyborg face due to the hole in her helmet as she fell. If she doesn't return, then her character was a massive waste.
Saw it. Super dope. Porg AF. I wanna talk about it I WANNAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Go see it you punks.
Managed to get a 4-pack of Barleywine. That website is an utter catastrophe. It's also VERY classic Kuhnhenn.
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