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Thursday Night Throwdown 5/27: Blur

Prepare for an evening of shunting, getting barged, and other stuff that sounds vaguely dirty in Bizarre Creations' neo-kart racer!

Strap on your Union Jack Doc Martens and slap on your vinyl copy of Parklife, because we're playing Blur on this week's edition of Thursday Night Throwdown! Britpop! Madchester!

That's right, we'll be playing Bizarre Creations' latest... bizarre creation this Thursday, May 27th from 4PM to 6PM Pacific Daylight Time. If you want to be part of the action, throw a friend request to GBTNT on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. If you'd rather just watch, that's cool too! We'll be live-streaming the whole thing and taking your questions and comments from the chat right here. 
 
UPDATE: Show's over, folks! Thanks to everyone who joined us both in the game and on the live-stream. If you missed it, you can watch the archived version in the window below. 
 
  

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Posted by Ryan

Strap on your Union Jack Doc Martens and slap on your vinyl copy of Parklife, because we're playing Blur on this week's edition of Thursday Night Throwdown! Britpop! Madchester!

That's right, we'll be playing Bizarre Creations' latest... bizarre creation this Thursday, May 27th from 4PM to 6PM Pacific Daylight Time. If you want to be part of the action, throw a friend request to GBTNT on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. If you'd rather just watch, that's cool too! We'll be live-streaming the whole thing and taking your questions and comments from the chat right here. 
 
UPDATE: Show's over, folks! Thanks to everyone who joined us both in the game and on the live-stream. If you missed it, you can watch the archived version in the window below. 
 
  

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Posted by wsowen02

You should go back and games like Uncharted or Killzone 2.  Games that are out but still popular.
Posted by Sil3n7

No Red Dead...? Lame.

Posted by Skogen

Awww, thought that said vinyl copy of "Painkiller"!

Posted by GoodKn1ght

i wouldn't say old but at least give the game like 2 weeks so people can have a chance to buy it

Posted by Vasta_Narada
@wsowen02: They said they would, but not until the supply of new releases ends.
Posted by bigsmoke77

Number of  total Blur plays for xbox according to gianbomb is 27 while  Red Dead Redemption has 7500, hmmm that makes sense!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Hamz

Glad to see Blur is this week's TNT game choice. After Split / Second last week I'm extremely  interested to see how Blur plays :)

Posted by ThatWasBrilliant

You should continue until TNT has covered all of Damon Albarn's projects. Next week will be Gorillaz, of course. Though I suppose someone should make it into a game first...

Posted by AjayRaz

sorta excited for this ^^

Posted by elko84

Yes!

Posted by RobbieMac

Huzzah!  I can potentially play with the Giantbomb guys!

Posted by Mystyr_E

too bad I don't care for Blur or I'd join you guys...if you were doing Modnation Racers on the other hand

Posted by RandomInternetUser

HANG ON FRAN!  Anyways, can't wait.  Watching last week's TNT was THE BOMB (AHAHAH- no? ok... sorry.)

Edited by Brackynews

Fewer Fiery Buses this week.
/sadpanda

Posted by MachoFantastico

Glad TNT is playing Blur after Split/Second last week. 

Posted by Earthborn

Here we go?
Posted by Biddy
@wsowen02 said:
" You should go back and games like Uncharted or Killzone 2.  Games that are out but still popular. "
Well, they still need to do a red dead and a modnation before that can happen.
Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

Really looking forward to a Modnation Racers TNT, but I don't know if it'll happen next week since 3 racers in a row seems like overkill. The load times might make for awkward viewing as well, but I'd really love to see it on TNT regardless.

Posted by Binman88
@Scrumdidlyumptious said:
" Really looking forward to a Modnation Racers TNT, but I don't know if it'll happen next week since 3 racers in a row seems like overkill. The load times might make for awkward viewing as well, but I'd really love to see it on TNT regardless. "
I would totally be up for that, though I'm in Ireland so I'd probably be lagging all over the track. Would be great to see Giantbomb's character and car creations.
Posted by washablemarkers

The reason for playing a game the week that it's out is that it's difficult to have any footage of a game's online multiplayer in the week of its release. GBTNT gives the folks at home who don't have a copy of the game the chance to see what playing online is like, and the early adopters a chance to rub elbows with the elite V.I.P. club of the video games journalism crew. That being said, it would be neat if they went back and played some classic titles, maybe in the lulls where there aren't many big online games being released.

Posted by Gav47

Just got my copy a day early so I'll be there.

Posted by Supermarius
@Binman88 said:
" @Scrumdidlyumptious said:
" Really looking forward to a Modnation Racers TNT, but I don't know if it'll happen next week since 3 racers in a row seems like overkill. The load times might make for awkward viewing as well, but I'd really love to see it on TNT regardless. "
I would totally be up for that, though I'm in Ireland so I'd probably be lagging all over the track. Would be great to see Giantbomb's character and car creations. "
well since the boys dont like sports games, its pretty much allways going to racers, shooters, or maybe some quirky live game. Their ideal games need to have online that involves alot of players at a time, has quick games and allows you to switch people up fast. I would like to see a Burnout paradise classic GBTNT, since that game is awesome and Jeff is really good at it. That or bomberman.
Posted by YoungFrey
@bigsmoke77 said:
" Number of  total Blur plays for xbox according to gianbomb is 27 while  Red Dead Redemption has 7500, hmmm that makes sense!!!!!!!!!! "
Something was weird with the counter of Blur players for awhile.  One of the achievements I have it claimed only 2 people had, but then it had 10 people listed with it (and I was not one of them).  Not that the current listing of 245 foir the 360 is huge, but over a certain pretty small number it's enough to fill 1/2 a TNT.
Posted by Yummylee

I'd rather strap on my cowboy boots but...ah well...Blur looks like it'll be a fun watch at least.

Posted by DarkFury

 

Posted by Wickstrom

I wish I could participate. I'll be picking up a copy of Blur this weekend. I think it's great that you're giving racing games some attention on TNT. They are often overlooked by most people, but are extremely fun!

Posted by Ryan
@bigsmoke77 said:
" Number of  total Blur plays for xbox according to gianbomb is 27 while  Red Dead Redemption has 7500, hmmm that makes sense!!!!!!!!!! "
By this logic we'd just play Modern Warfare 2 every week! Or World of Warcraft!
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Posted by dvdhaus
@Ryan said:
" @bigsmoke77 said:
" Number of  total Blur plays for xbox according to gianbomb is 27 while  Red Dead Redemption has 7500, hmmm that makes sense!!!!!!!!!! "
By this logic we'd just play Modern Warfare 2 every week! Or World of Warcraft! "

 
Just got my copy of Split/Second because it looked awesome last week.  I was debating whether or not to get Blur...hopefully the weather holds out and the power stays on.  It's to bad I have to work during the show though.  Great new feature guys keep it up.
Posted by Shisnopi

you guys should make it 4-7 because I don't get off work till 9 XD    
Posted by EpicSteve

Can we eventually move the questions and user commentary to a forum to make it a little more organized? 

Posted by Yummylee
@Ryan said:
" @bigsmoke77 said:
" Number of  total Blur plays for xbox according to gianbomb is 27 while  Red Dead Redemption has 7500, hmmm that makes sense!!!!!!!!!! "
By this logic we'd just play Modern Warfare 2 every week! Or World of Warcraft! "
Next weeks TNT....Alan Wake!
Posted by mythus

great, turned on my 360 to get the red rings.  guess im out.  god, this was a launch one too.

Posted by DrWhat

So sad that I'm away from an Xbox, this is such a fantastic game, I loved the beta.
 
I will be watching for sure!

Posted by LiquidSwords

ITT: cry babies

Posted by Delta_Ass
@Ryan said:
" @bigsmoke77 said:
" Number of  total Blur plays for xbox according to gianbomb is 27 while  Red Dead Redemption has 7500, hmmm that makes sense!!!!!!!!!! "
By this logic we'd just play Modern Warfare 2 every week! Or World of Warcraft! "
 
Actually, now that you mention it... you guys doing a TNT on WoW: Cataclysm the week it comes out would be pretty awesome. Seeing as how we've never seen you guys play WoW before.
Posted by Tsukiyomi

Looking forward to seeing some of the other tracks on Blur. Really liked the demo but right now I'm so split between Split(ha!)/Second and Blur.

Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

What time will this be on east coast time?
Posted by SomethingClever

I had fully intended to purchase Blur day one but sort of forgot that was this week.  Whoops.  Somehow I thought it was next week even though I knew they were doing Blur for this weeks TNT.  Man, my brain must be miss-firing.  Oh well, still looking forward to watching tonight and it will just make me run to the store after work tomorrow to pick it up.  Though, I have time, I could do it now but I just took my shoes off, putting them back on would be such a drag.

Posted by Nev

I'll make sure to throw on Modern Life is Rubbish in the background while i watch. ;)

Edited by gosukiller
@wsowen02: What kind of purpose would that have? With all these new games coming out they have more than enough interesting stuff to do.
 
And be honest, how much chance would game journalists that play 20 different games a week have on the average Halo server? At least with these new games they don't have a skill/experience gap with other players (or less so).
Posted by Spiritof
@JoeRiccadonna said:
" What time will this be on east coast time? "
Man, maybe we should switch to Swatch digits!?
 
PT: 4PM
MT: 5PM
CT: 6PM
ET: 7PM
 
IT: 541
Posted by benspyda

Would love to see a modnation racers or RDR TNT.

Posted by louiedog
@benspyda said:
" Would love to see a modnation racers or RDR TNT. "
I'd like to see RDR soon, but I'd like to wait awhile on Modnation Racers. I'd like a break from racing games for a bit and by waiting the custom stuff for that game is only going to get more awesome.
Posted by kollay

A scented piranha told me that there will be a major throwdown here?

Posted by Sarumarine
@Skogen said:
" Awww, thought that said vinyl copy of "Painkiller"! "
Heh, I would make a joke about Freewheel Burning or Heading Out to the Highway but those songs weren't on that album.
Posted by DukeTogo

The video should be out of focus all night.

Posted by Noctis

METAL GEAR ONLINE FOR THE NEXT TNT!!!!!! lol 

Posted by Joeybagad0nutz

Next week should be Red Dead Redemption.
Edited by MeatSim

I will watch since I don't have this game.

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