In one episode of TWIMMO over a year ago, he made a big deal of throwing the XIV box on the floor. It was an uncomfortably childish moment in an otherwise professional career.
GBTV used to have a channel devoted to XIV. It was up and running months prior to release and he and the co-host were pumped for it. They apparently both played XI and were excited for the new game, but the final episode pretty much summed it up. I guess it could be called childish but honestly, if I hadn't been lucky enough to play the alpha(lucky in the sense that it was enough of a sour taste to keep me from forking out money), I probably would have done the same or worse with a CE.
Gary Gannon's real issue was with the PR value of the video. And he's right. As PR, its absolute garbage.
Couldn't agree more. Most people interested in the game at this point have already been exposed to the fact that the initial launch failed and many of those have already tried it. Even if someone had never been exposed to XI or XIV 1.0, this video is really pretty boring.
Click a mob. Click a spell. Wait 4 seconds. Click another(or the same) spell. Wait another 4 seconds. Wake Winter up and tell him to wipe the drool off his chin. Repeat.
I suppose it could be offensive to suggest that American's would do a better job, but we all know SE can do a better job. How and why would you follow up on the blockbuster final CS from 1.0 with stuff like this? The official trailer for ARR really needs to deliver or people probably won't be willing to even give the game a chance at all, much less a second chance if they're considering returning.