Talk:LJN

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Relationship with James Rolfe[edit]

I have a couple of problems with this section. First, it's poorly written: "James Rolfe chose many LJN game titles since it happened to be a label for many games he criticized" is basically saying The Angry video Game Nerd uses many LJN games because they produced what Mr. Rolfe considers to be bad games. That's a piece of trivia connecting LJN to AVGN, but beyond that it's not noteworthy.

Second, it's not noteworthy in the least. While Mr. Rolfe is "famous" by Internet standards, he's little more than a guy with a camera and some editing equipment. His critiques of these games come at a time when LJN no longer exists, and therefore have no impact whatsoever.

Finally, even if the above two criticisms are ignored, this section would be better suited in the Angry Video Game Nerd article, explaining why LJN is featured so prominently in many of "The Nerds" videos.

To be honest, I don't really care as much as this post might make it seem. It's just a small section. LordKaT (talk) 20:46, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

  • I think bringing up LJN's notoriously low quality games is noteworthy, but bringing up James Rolfe's relationship with the defunct publisher is not. This isn't noteworthy like Roger Ebert's review of North because as pointed out this was before Rolfe's time.--70.119.16.109 (talk) 14:03, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Its all a non-issue. Rolfe/AVGN was deemed an unreliable source for reviews by the video games project, as his reviews are for purely entetainment purposes only. Regarding a review of an item from before the viewer's time, there is no such such qualification here or anywhere else I'm aware of. Film critics review movies from ages ago, its all relative to the notability of the reviewer. --Marty Goldberg (talk) 16:29, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
  • I Fully agree with mentioning that LJN is notorious for making shitty games.Tommkin (talk) 13:32, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Perhaps instead there should be a "legacy" section, or a "reception" section that mentions the fact that LJN is widely remembered for producing lots of shovelware titles, which are widely regarded as awful. Then, the AVGN could be a source, instead of the focus of the section. The fact that this article makes no mention of the quality of these games, seems rather lacking in a historical sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.100.97.55 (talk) 17:14, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Instead, why not make a "Reputation" section and there put in the entire infamy LJN received due to not revealing the developers often and people's not acknowledging nor researching that they were just publishers, which has led to a "fad" where people says LJN makes shitty games or that LJN has become an icon of bad games often based on movies? 0.0.0.0 (talk) 04:28, 19 April 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 187.126.66.51 (talk)

Typo[edit]

Fixed the LGN typo in the criticism paragraph... there's a picture of the LJN logo... how can there be a typo so huge, oh well... - SaberJ2X —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.224.239.83 (talk) 21:15, 17 April 2010 (UTC)