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Next Stop, San Frantastic

We have rocked this island nation to its very core, and now it's time to head home. Seriously, they're making us leave.

That's it from us in Tokyo. It's time to pack up the small pile of horrifically filthy socks I've generated over the last week and bring them all back to California. I hope you've enjoyed our Tokyo Game Show 2008 coverage.

Now, as you might expect, our attention will turn to reviews. I'll probably be jumping into Saints Row 2 and/or SOCOM almost immediately upon our return, and of course Dead Space is also shipping to stores as I write this.

And you can't forget these games that are also out this week...

  • Sam and Max: Season One
  • Rock Revolution
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider
  • Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band - The Game

Having already played through Sam and Max's first season back on the PC and seen how Telltale's stuff translates to the Wii via the Strong Bad games, I bet that Season One collection for the Wii is absolutely incredible.

OK, time pack go airplane. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff

That's it from us in Tokyo. It's time to pack up the small pile of horrifically filthy socks I've generated over the last week and bring them all back to California. I hope you've enjoyed our Tokyo Game Show 2008 coverage.

Now, as you might expect, our attention will turn to reviews. I'll probably be jumping into Saints Row 2 and/or SOCOM almost immediately upon our return, and of course Dead Space is also shipping to stores as I write this.

And you can't forget these games that are also out this week...

  • Sam and Max: Season One
  • Rock Revolution
  • Littlest Pet Shop
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider
  • Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band - The Game

Having already played through Sam and Max's first season back on the PC and seen how Telltale's stuff translates to the Wii via the Strong Bad games, I bet that Season One collection for the Wii is absolutely incredible.

OK, time pack go airplane.
Posted by jarryd

good to see you getting back to normal

Posted by GalvanizedNails
Posted by LethalKi11ler

Nice to have u back in the USA :D

Posted by OmegaPirate

Welcome back guys :D 

Posted by MasterSplinter

The coverage was superb guys. Looking forward to Dead Space and FIFA tomorrow!  =D

Posted by Zebadee

Damn you UK! Why do you have to give us Dead Space 10 days late!

Posted by Lifeonmars

Great TGS coverage! Looking forward to reviews of Littlest Pet Shop and Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band - The Game! I need to know whether to buy the latter or Rock Revolution!

Posted by Elazul

Great coverage guys, especially the podcasts. I'm looking forward to your Saint's Row 2 review.

Posted by spilledmilkfactory

hey Zebadee, at least you get Dead Space. it was banned in 3 countries.

Posted by albedos_shadow

Oh yes, The Naked Brothers Band game is out! Finally!

Posted by Serker

"I'll probably be jumping into Saints Row 2 and/or SOCOM slmost immediately upon our return"
and you call yourself a professional

cant wait for the reviews btw

Posted by chililili

lol @ the typo yeah thatkss guys although I get the feeling you are getting stretched too thin maybe you need another reviewer in the site?

Posted by mrfluke

THE GAME OF THE YEAR IS OUT THIS WEEK ROCK REVOLUTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by KingOfIceland

"Rock University Presents: The Naked Brothers Band - The Game"

wat?

Posted by ManMadeGod

I loved your TGS coverage this year but now it's time to get serious with these reviews; I need help shifting through what games are buys and what are rentals.
So many games coming out, so little time to play them :(

Posted by Peacemaker

I'm not sure if I want Saints Row 2 or Dead Space this week.

Posted by j_meyer_13

time pack go airplane?   Coverage was awesome guys, have a nice flight.

Posted by Chocobo_Blitzer

great coverage guys, the podcast marathon was amazing.

Posted by MrKlorox

If I hadn't already gotten S&M Season One on PC, I would totally pick it up for my dismal Wii collection. However I will not be picking anything up this week as I have to build my computer for the awesomeness that is the next week's release of Far Cry 2. So excited to have a game-worthy PC again. RIP Dad.

Note to Jeff: Firefox contains a spell checker that works for slmost all text boxes.

Posted by heavymtlhead

I can't believe that Littlest Pet Shop is slmost out!

Posted by TheGTAvaccine

OH COME ON...YOU ARENT GONNA REVIEW LITTLEST PET SHOP?!

Posted by dontbedifficult

How, oh how will the GB review of dead space affect my already made-up mind on purchasing day one? It won't.

Posted by WickedCobra03

Ummm, I was thinking of getting the entire first season of Sam and Max on teh Wii but really at this point, I am not sure, I mean I still have backlog games to finish up on plus all the new junk coming out this week, and I need to buy a set of fake instruments and both Rockband2 and GHIV in Oct....so I Am really stretching it.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Yeah Dead Space!

Posted by Rio

Dont forget Fable 2 guys  ;)........... Should I assume Brad will be reviewing that one?

Posted by Mattalorian

I fully expect to see a review for Littlest Pet Shop.

Posted by HatKing

Saints Row 2 seems like the kind of humor that Jeff would really enjoy.  I'm looking forward to that one.

Posted by ScottG13

Don't forget some World of Goo!

Posted by Milkman

What about Blitz: The League II? Everyone seems to be forgetting about that. I would expect better of you of all people, Jeff.

Posted by mr_tickles

Have a safe flight back boys. 

Thanks for all the great coverage.

p.s. please drop at least an "OK USA" in the airport for me. 
Posted by MeatSim

yea, review time.

Posted by MOLE

I can't wait till Giantbomb reveiws Fable 2 and Gears 2.

There going to be so busy, they are going to be playing non stop, this is when their Job truely matters becuase this is when the biggest consumer decisions matter, which is during the holiday.

Many people rely on reviewers to see if a game is good or not, its possibly the biggest contributor to a consumers purchase.  I'm going to spread the word of Giantbomb.com, this website diserves every bit of attention.

Posted by dotxhideki

Welcome back! Great coverage of TGS and the creepy side of Japan. I especially enjoyed the TGS podcasts; I listened to them all at work. Now I'm slacking even more at work.

BTW, who's reviewing Fable 2?

Posted by DrRandle

I know, I know... it's not a big game, but guys you HAVE to check out Dokapon Kingdom for Wii.

Posted by get2sammyb

Safe journey guys! Thanks for the awesome coverage. Look forward to all the reviews.

Posted by Harts

Thanks guys, your coverage have been awesome! I have lisened all you gameshow editions of bombcast and watched the videos, great work:)

Posted by Jotun

Welcome home, fellas. Great TGS coverage for just a few dudes working in a basement in California.

Posted by Rasta_Zergling

yeah, best TGS coverage I've read in a long time
can't wait to pick up my copy of dead space

Posted by fresh2deafbill

thanks guys

Posted by TheVilrak

I've really enjoyed the coverage guys, I will look forward to your  reviews :D

Posted by super_machine

Thanks guys, great job again.

Posted by Venatio

Thanks for the great coverage and podcasts guys, I hope you had fun in Tokyo

Hopefully I get to go there sometime

Posted by ep_driver

Don't forget World of Goo! And I hope there will be an abundance of video reviews! I'm too lazy to read, I already have to read 4 chapters a week in my Federal Taxation book for class, so pleaseeee video reviews. Good work in Tokyo!

Posted by MichaelBach

Have a nice trip!

Posted by ferrarimanf355

I'm waiting patiently on Midnight Club LA next week. How about you guys?

Posted by MagusMaleficus

Too many games! I finally get some free time from work and school to play, and I still don't have the time to play everything... I feel your pain, brother man.

Saints Row 2 is on the way from Gamefly, and I purposely left a spot open for Dead Space, so I should get it this week too. I still haven't beat Silent Hill: Homecoming, though, so I don't know if I'll get the time to really dig into either of the aforementioned games. Then there's WipEout HD, which I haven't finished yet, and a couple songs remaining locked in Rock Band 2...

Fuck!

Posted by PLWolf

Next week will be my week for purchases. LBP and Fable 2, woohoo!!

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

INT: Airplane. Cruising altitude 35,000ft.

Gerstmann: "OK guys, time to drop the kids off at the pool. SNARF!"

Pausing to contemplate the journey ahead of him Gerstmann allows himself a quick smile and fist-pump of self-affirmation. He passes Brad Shoemaker engrossed in the in-flight movie 'The Princess Diaries 3' .

Finally he reaches the toilet cubicle and seals himself in *TSSSSSSCHT THUNK!* Pulling down his Bermuda shorts he begins to evacuate his bowels *TSSSSSSCHT THUNK!* *TSSSSSSCHT THUNK!* *TSSSSSSCHT THUNK!*

Suddenly his gastrointestinal euphoria is interrupted by screams and a man shouting "Schweigen! Nobady move! Vee are in kontrol of dis flugzeug now! Vhat?! You ver expecting clichèd Arabs?!"

Fade to black

Fade In: Gerstmann crawling through air-duct guided by a lit tampon.

Fade to black

Fade In: Brad Shoemaker on his knees crying "But I'm too pretty to dieeeeee!"

Fade to black

Fade In: Ryan Davis emerges from lower galley elevator behind an unsuspecting terrorist in super-slow motion.

Fade to black

Fade In; Close up on Gerstmann's face as a terrorist puts a gun to his temple and says "Acht punkt acht!"

Fade to black

Fade In: Vinny Caravella grappling with the airplane's tiller as Mount Rushmore looms in the distance.

Fade to black

Fade In: INT: John McCain sitting on desk "I'm John McCain and I approve of this message."


Posted by Hamst3r

Jeff: Play Dead Space first!