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Giant Bomb Co-Operates With Area 5

Brad met up with the former 1UP team to talk Riddick on their Revision 3 show, Co-Op.

Last week I had a chance to join the guys at Area 5, some of our fellows in this covering-games-from-an-indie-perspective thing, to chat about Riddick: Dark Athena on their weekly show Co-Op. If you can't remember all the way back to the heady days of January, Area 5 was formed by some of the guys let go in 1UP's mass layoffs. The group has since been doing pretty well for itself, with Co-Op getting picked up for regular rotation not too long ago on Revision 3.

The Riddick segment starts at about 27 minutes in, but you should watch the whole episode for some iPhone coverage and appearances by other games editors, including Philip Kollar and What They Play's John Davison.

  

Thanks to the Area 5 guys for having me on!

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Posted by Brad
Last week I had a chance to join the guys at Area 5, some of our fellows in this covering-games-from-an-indie-perspective thing, to chat about Riddick: Dark Athena on their weekly show Co-Op. If you can't remember all the way back to the heady days of January, Area 5 was formed by some of the guys let go in 1UP's mass layoffs. The group has since been doing pretty well for itself, with Co-Op getting picked up for regular rotation not too long ago on Revision 3.

The Riddick segment starts at about 27 minutes in, but you should watch the whole episode for some iPhone coverage and appearances by other games editors, including Philip Kollar and What They Play's John Davison.

  

Thanks to the Area 5 guys for having me on!

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Posted by iAmJohn

Chocolate in my peanut butter!!!

Posted by EvilNiGHTS

Kinda wish I hadn't read this now... gonna watch Co-Op before I go to bed and randomly seeing Brad on there would have made me MFTO.

Posted by JJOR64

Awesome.

Posted by RelentlessKnight

Awesome duo!

Posted by MassiveDuck

I was watching this earlier and i got confused when i heard that gruff manly voice.

Posted by ververdan0226

co-op is so good. glad to see you were on.

Posted by mcrproductions

Aww man. Why can't it always be like this? If only there was someway that Giantbomb and Area 5 were just one company...that would be my dream.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

I guess I'm the only one who doesn't really care for co-op or any of the 1up people. They take games too serious. Oh well, I'll watch it if GB is on there :P

Posted by PLWolf

Bacon wrapped Hot Dogs. mmmmmmmmmmm

Posted by AndrewB

I love Co-op, but what I could do without is the waste-of-time skits I've seen in the few episodes I have watched so far. I'm a down to business kinda guy, and the humor in video game show skits is generally lacking.

It's a page straight outta X-Play. Adam Sessler is a genious of a gamer, and someone I greatly look up to, but he gets held back so much when he's forced to throw in the stupid humor and skits.

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Posted by Luke
Posted by ververdan0226

some of the skits on co-op are pretty good, they add a lot of personality to the show.... i think at least.

Posted by gingertastic_10

ah i didnt know 1UP show guys started a new site, i need to get on that

Edited by Death_Burnout

Nah you're not the only one TripMasterMunky haha. But that's not my reason.

That Ryan guy really reminded me of Dave Toister...

Great discussion though! i really really want to get Riddick: Dark Athena now.

Posted by welly

:D

Posted by Hoshnasi

Man, Mission has food on the CHEAP!  Those are all day prices too!  Not just happy-hour like by me.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

OMG I was actually watching CO-OP the other day on revision 3 and thought that It would be cool if you guys appeared on their show, they host new guests every episode so far! Awesome, checking it out now!

Posted by Hector

Kick Ass!

Posted by I_smell

Does anyone else hate the awkward sitcom things they do in the episodes?

Posted by TripMasterMunky

I guess I didn't really mean..."serious," its just that....these guys seem like they just play Braid 24/7 and talk about how "artsy" it is. They just annoy me usually, and their skits are hardly ever funny.

Also, Brad looks like an 8 year old boy in here.

Posted by InFamous91

lol i was just about to watch this on revision3.com
then i went to giantbomb and seen the same video
giantbomb and area 5 are the best

Posted by eduardo

Yeah, I watched that this morning. I didn't expect to see Brad there at all. It was a nice surprise for sure.

Posted by Wright

quite a great show, and brad only adds to the greatness.

Posted by dQuarters

Co-Ops a good show. My only complaint are those unnecessary skits they throw in there. It feels too contrived and out of place for the type of heady-gamer vibe they appear to be shooting for.

But otherwise, I enjoy hearing what those gents have to say. Especially as they cover many games I wouldn't have otherwise discovered.
Plus they get Tiff Chow on every so often. Can't go wrong there.
Posted by MCXCI

Very nice! When do I get my Rebel FM/Giant Bomb mash-up episode?

Posted by AURON570

Eliss looks cool. same with chronicles of riddick.

Posted by SJSchmidt93

Love the 1UP Show/Area 5 guys and the Giant Bomb guys... Great "crossover" if you will.

Posted by theMcNasty

Sad to see you're beardless Brad, but it was a great video nonetheless.  By the way, how did you manage to make eye contact with the camera tastefully when the session screamed "YOU PRETEND CAMERA NO THERE!"

Posted by musdy

dont really care about the area 5 guys but Brad will make it decent.

Posted by Artie

Co-op's alright. Not a fan of the first six minutes being dumb bullshit and ads.

Posted by Valke

I think the Area 5 guys are great and it was a real treat to see Brad on the show when I watched this morning.

What I don't get from previous comments is people are either complaining that Co-op is too "artsy" or that the skits are "dumb and pointless" or both. Is it just me or does this completely contradict. The guys interject the skits purposely to show their personalities and to make sure the tone doesn't stay too serious. They used to do it back on the 1up show as well so its not like its anything new.

Posted by ImperiousRix

I agree with everything about Dark Athena.

Edited by TwoOneFive

that intro song almost made me shoot myself. 



but dude, that fucking real time color changer thing had me rolling, holy shit, that was funny man
Posted by MeatSim

I like how there just hanging out on a roof talking about video games.

Posted by dagas

Never played Riddick, good that I get a second chance. Even if the expansion part isnt quite as good, it still seems like it's a must have for the HD remake of the first game.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

Saw it the day it popped up on my iTunes. Didn't expect to see Brad on it, so that was a nice surprise. Nice to see a variety of guests.

Posted by SunKing

I quite like co-op; the discussion is mostly really intelligent and varied. My only complaint is how contrived a lot of it seems and that the the theme song sucks (seriously, it makes me want to drill my brain out).

Posted by kuddles

You guys suck.  The theme song is catchy and fun.

Posted by Subject2Change

Gives me something else to watch when downtime at work. Like that they create their own mock advertisements for companies, actually have a SquareSpace account at work. The opening theme reminds me of the opening song from "The United States of Tara" for some reason, it really doesn't go with a video game site imo, but meh thats me.

Posted by Hairydutchman

Brad is too cool for that crowd.

Posted by Goly

ah, glad these guys are back, the 1up show was awesome.

Posted by BawlZINmotion

Giant Bomb and Area 5 are my favorites outfits, ones I'd love to see more heavily integrated.

Edited by Pazy
Pato said:
"Very nice! When do I get my Rebel FM/Giant Bomb mash-up episode?"

Ive been wishing that for as long as it was possible.

Co-op is an awesome show, even though they do adverts they're usually short or they make them interesting. Spoiler of an ad (if that matters) - They make the add for gamefly an old time advert with sepia/film grain etc. with the voice over saying "Do you feel like you never have enough money for video games? Then why not try Gamefly" and then the dude's face reacting to it all. Pretty original rather than "Gamefly rents x amount of video games, and put in our code to get a trial". Hopefully the rest of Giant Bomb will get on soon.

Posted by Shuborno

I love Co-op and I love Giant Bomb, but I don't want to spoil Riddick since I want to play it with no expectations going in, so I'll have to hold off on watching that segment.

Posted by Spiritof

I love when people complain about ads. As if there is absolutely no reason these guys should get paid for what they're doing. Then, without the ads, when the show disappears, everyone will be saying "where did it go?". If you had an ounce of gratitude or realism of how the world works you might think about writing sponsors like Netflix or Gamefly and letting them know that you appreciate their keeping shows like CO-OP available for nerds like us.

It's better than thinking that the money just silently arrives in the mail as long as the intentions are good.

Posted by Media_Master

enjoyed it very much

Posted by LangarN

It was awesome.
The only thing that would make it better is that Shane (Mangod) Bettenhausen also would appear on that show.

Edited by MrKlorox

WTF? They're in San Francisco Mission district and they're excited about really cheap FOOD?! I'd be much more interested in the $5 LSD hits.