Tim Rogers
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I make videos for Kotaku. I make video games for myself and my friends. I like writing fiction. Someday I will publish a novel. Who knows!
11/7/19
1:54 PM
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i just can’t do middle fingers on triggers! for some games i do it, though for most, it’s gotta be my big ugly index fingers on there. it’s like as soon as they gave me paddles i threw bumpers in the trash. and now that you can use a bumper as SHIFT . . . buddy, i’m pushin bumpers down to the BOTTOM of the trash

11/7/19
1:53 PM
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honestly, the trick is to do these things in one take, and have an impatient camera man so you’re self-conscious the whole time

11/7/19
1:52 PM
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it . . . just didn’t happen to me! or anyone else i know personally. i am absolutely NOT disbelieving you, though yeah. it didn’t happen! i feel like i missed out on something to get mad at lol

11/7/19
1:51 PM
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see, this is why i made a video . . . maybe about 50 minutes in you can see me dig my fingernail as far as i can get it under the rubber :-D Read more

11/7/19
1:50 PM
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tbh, yes, i’d go with white, despite my all-black wardrobe. the fine rubber surface gets heck of greasy.

11/7/19
1:45 PM
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I dedicate a whole 15 minutes of this video to the improvement on the paddles. Maybe check it out—they’re much, much tighter than the original Elite’s paddles. They’re about the actuation distance of a cherry mx blue keyboard key, if that reference tracks for you. I find them delicious. After returning this Review Read more

11/7/19
1:43 PM
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interestingly, when i worked at sony, i learned that in internal communications you’d get yelled at if you called it a “d-pad.” they had conventionalized the term “Directional Buttons.” look at any playstation game instruction manual (do those even still exist?? lmao) and you’ll see they refer to it—i mean, THEM—as Read more

11/6/19
7:25 PM
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yeah, this—the original xbox one controller d-pad is too slippery. the angle of approach is too low.

10/25/19
6:00 PM
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mark cerny announced way back in 2013—before the PS4 even came out!—that all future playstations would be “forward-compatible.” so “backward compatibility” is not really a thing. in summary, the playstation 5 is pretty much gonna be an xbox one x lol

10/25/19
5:59 PM
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being perfectly honest, it’s a pretty idiotic list. if you aren’t chill with hangin out with this video, you probably won’t like the list!

10/11/19
5:30 PM
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ah, lol, i promise i had an extremely elaborate joke planned in the way of comparing mustangs and crown vics, before i cut myself off by talking about something else . . . oops

10/10/19
1:06 PM
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whenever i write about or stream a racing game, i get a lot of “how do i get into racing games” questions; so many that i keep thinking i should do a “how to get into racing games” video. one of my Top Ten Tips would be to crank that sound and always be listening to the cars. playing with the sound turned off should = Read more

10/10/19
1:05 PM
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events are all grouped into classes, so there’s a little playlist of cars you’re allowed to use for each one. you can buy a new car if you need one for a particular race. and sometimes you are forced to drive a specific vehicle. for example, for the third event in the stock car series, you have to buy a trophy truck; Read more

10/10/19
1:03 PM
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i 1000% forgive you for not wading into my hideous video to find the answer, so here it is: yes! the damage is great. persistent debris on the track, as well. the AIs are rowdier than heck, too, and cause big accidents decently frequently, so yeah, i’ve lost a race because i got slammed by the hood flyin off another Read more