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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vigafre » 01 Dec 2010, 19:40

Sounds like a Mega64 video.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vaughn » 01 Dec 2010, 20:06

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Vaughn wrote:after totally not an unsettling ammount of internet creeping, i found out she played "Female Malcolm" in the imagined alternate reality episode of Malcolm in the Middle. That was pretty rad.

Talking about videogames while in a miniskirt is never, EVER a bad thing in any capacity.


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We take 3 hairy, overweight men, stuff them in miniskirts and have them talk about video games in between physical challenges. They'll be mud wrestling, pillow fighting, braiding each others' back hair, doing competitive strip teases and shaving each others' chest hair. All in the name of spicing up those boring old video game reviews!


it'd still be awesome, just a different kind of awesome.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby goat » 01 Dec 2010, 20:19

Vaughn wrote:it'd still be awesome, just a different kind of awesome.


Like... the bad kind?
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Matt » 01 Dec 2010, 20:21

wait- she's like, an actual actress?

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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vaughn » 01 Dec 2010, 20:22

Put a miniskirt on a train, then maxspeed it into a brick wall.

Im not sure what that WOULD be, but its not nothing.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vigafre » 01 Dec 2010, 20:23

Matt wrote:wait- she's like, an actual actress?

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She was on All That when she was younger. That's where I knew her first.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vaughn » 01 Dec 2010, 20:26

Matt wrote:wait- she's like, an actual actress?

-m


The aforementioned COMPLETELY NOT CREEPY I SWEAR STOP LOOKING AT ME netrunning:

http://lisafoiles.com/resume.html
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vigafre » 01 Dec 2010, 20:30

Dude, I did that, too. That's not creeping, it's research.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Matt » 01 Dec 2010, 20:30

Vaughn wrote:
Matt wrote:wait- she's like, an actual actress?

-m


The aforementioned COMPLETELY NOT CREEPY I SWEAR STOP LOOKING AT ME netrunning:

http://lisafoiles.com/resume.html


The less creepy thing to do would have been to imdb her, which is what I did.

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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby JenSev » 01 Dec 2010, 20:37

It seems these videos are going to be completely random top5s in videogames. I doubt this will get any better.

I realised this since the videos are tagged as "Top 5 With Lisa Foiles".
So there will be no purpose, point, meaning or sense to them, it will be some girl naming a top5 of whatever and basing it entirely on personal opinion with very little motivation behind those and probably not that much research done in games other than mainstream games.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vigafre » 01 Dec 2010, 20:39

I don't know about that last statement. She knows quite a bit about video games. No doubt it will be opinion based, but I wouldn't discredit her yet.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Matt » 01 Dec 2010, 20:43

If cracked has shown us anything, it's that top x y lists can be limitless in their entertainment if done right, so it's way too early to draw conclusions.

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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby JenSev » 01 Dec 2010, 20:43

Or the people around her know about them or do some research and simply tell her what to say. In which case she's just a figurehead on the show fit only for presenting it and being eye-candy.

But since I don't know her personally and haven't heard of her until now, I could very well be wrong and we're looking at an actual gaming chick here.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vigafre » 01 Dec 2010, 20:47

That's kinda what I figured you were doing.

Yeah, don't do that.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vanguard » 01 Dec 2010, 20:55

Vaughn wrote:
The aforementioned COMPLETELY NOT CREEPY I SWEAR STOP LOOKING AT ME netrunning:

http://lisafoiles.com/resume.html


My God, she had a part in Master of Disguise? That poor, poor girl...

Anyway, back on topic. As far as the "might just be a figurehead/eye candy" thing I've seen her a few times on The Angry Joe Show and apparently she writes/use to write columns for Kotaku. This girl is the real deal, and she definitely knows her stuff.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Dubious_wolf » 01 Dec 2010, 20:59

woah hold the phone. she write for Kotaku? Isn't that like a nerdy internet thing? I need to look into this as it may provide her with the legitimacy that she needs in order to promote this latest series.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vanguard » 01 Dec 2010, 21:02

Yes, she writes for Kotaku. Damn good articles, apparently. I'm in the middle of reading one right now.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Dubious_wolf » 01 Dec 2010, 21:06

Vanguard wrote:Yes, she writes for Kotaku. Damn good articles, apparently. I'm in the middle of reading one right now.

So I saw. My opinions of her being a front who simply presents material presented to her has been removed. In fact this new top five thing maybe an underestimation of her talents.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Vigafre » 01 Dec 2010, 21:13

You should read the Internet more. Ever heard of Leigh Alexander? She's the news director at Gamasutra and she's been around longer than Lisa. And she writes REALLY good stuff.

She's been quoted on Extra Credits (before it was Extra Credits) a couple of times. That's where I heard of her.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Dubious_wolf » 01 Dec 2010, 21:17

I don't get out on the internet much. I barely have time to read the normal news. Adding several more articles to may daily intake would only serve to stress me further.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby the_lone_bard » 01 Dec 2010, 22:48

Matt wrote:If cracked has shown us anything, it's that top x y lists can be limitless in their entertainment if done right, so it's way too early to draw conclusions.

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Ahem. They do have a limit, that limit is the rare occasion where we get 4-5 days straight of top x ways this sport/sports star/sports comentator/stupid sport done something. seriously, them weeks almost make me want to stop reading....almost...

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What were they before extra credits? i done a quick search when they first apeared on the escapist and couldn't find anything.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby falconknight06 » 01 Dec 2010, 23:07

I enjoyed it actually. It is was short and sweet and actually decently put together. I do think it has room to improve though.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby LogicSword » 02 Dec 2010, 01:11

I'll repeat what I said on the Escapist.

I really didn't enjoy it, it didn't make me smile once and there are hundreds of people doing Top 5s on YouTube anyway.

On top of that, would there be as much love for this series if she was a guy? I'm guessing not.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby elvor » 02 Dec 2010, 01:58

Lol at all the "Clearly they are just having a hot chick present it to get cheap viewers" and then being surprised to find out she's actually the one behind it responses.

To respond specifically to LogicSword's last sentance, would there be as much hate for this series if she was a guy?

Anyway, I watched it, it was reasonably funny, will watch again until it gets boring.
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Re: top 5 with Lisa Foiles

Postby Slack Mesa » 02 Dec 2010, 02:18

Matt wrote:If cracked has shown us anything, it's that top x y lists can be limitless in their entertainment if done right, so it's way too early to draw conclusions.

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I'm pretty sure the reason Cracked runs so many top x y lists is that they get consistently higher clickthroughs on that headline style than on non-top-x headlines. They joked about that in an Agents of Cracked episode, but I strongly suspect the joke is based in reality.

The good news is that many online publishers nowadays use traffic data as a core part of their editorial planning. Thus the content adapts quickly to what the audience likes. The bad news is that many online publishers nowadays use traffic data as a core part of their editorial planning. Thus the audience bears a lot of responsibility for the content's quality.

Cracked's readers have, via their clickthroughs, trained Cracked's editors and algorithms to favor the top-x list format.

And if we in the Escapist's audience choose to read/watch/share/digg/retweet content like "Top 10 sexiest video game characters wearing sexy glasses that our sexy commentators would like to have sex with, sexily," we'll end up training the Escapist to favor that type of content. And that's a slippery slope. And at the bottom of that slippery slope is a pool of lava. And there are sharks in the lava.

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