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Yes, It's Me On Bonus Round (Part 3 of 4)

Episode 27 rolls on with Jeff talking about Q4's biggest games with Shane, Geoff, and Pachter.

I was unable to immediately find a large photo of Shane Satterfield, so instead here's a Phillies logo.
A quick reminder for you, in case you forgot. I know I sure forgot, but then, at this point, anything that happened prior to the Tokyo Game Show feels like it happened a lifetime ago.

I appeared on GameTrailers' Bonus Round, a weekly show that posts a new installment every Sunday. They break each session up into four parts, and as of yesterday, part three is now available over on GT. I linked to the HD version because there seems to be some sort of issue with the SD version that prevents it from playing.

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Posted by Jeff
I was unable to immediately find a large photo of Shane Satterfield, so instead here's a Phillies logo.
A quick reminder for you, in case you forgot. I know I sure forgot, but then, at this point, anything that happened prior to the Tokyo Game Show feels like it happened a lifetime ago.

I appeared on GameTrailers' Bonus Round, a weekly show that posts a new installment every Sunday. They break each session up into four parts, and as of yesterday, part three is now available over on GT. I linked to the HD version because there seems to be some sort of issue with the SD version that prevents it from playing.

Posted by I_smell

I wish someone would just take a sec to explain what's so great about Fallout.

Posted by SomeGuy890

Wait, they put it out one part a week? Thats...interesting.

Posted by John

Wtf, Shane is a Phillies fan? In what world do we live in?

Posted by I_smell

And there's no way Fable 2's gonna make a splash. It's got no appeal to regular guys.

Posted by MasterSplinter

You need to be a regular. The first 2 parts were thoroughly enjoyable.

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Posted by TheMikelGuereca

I guess that is why you smell?

Posted by RenegadeSaint

I'd watch it if I didn't absolutely despise GameTrailers.  The average visitor to that site is either too young or too dumb to be considered a functioning human being.

Posted by Milkman

I'm going to have to agree that Mirror's Edge is not being marketed especially well at all. I don't think it will put up numbers nearly as big as Assassin's Creed. However, that's not to say I'm not excited for it.

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Posted by Nets

TAMPA BAY IS GONNA TAKE THE CROWN!!!

Posted by Meltbrain

Pachter pisses off no end, some interesting opinions expressed otherwise.

Posted by Afroman269

Hey Jeff you should see the fags over at GT making fun of you man. You should show them what happens to those who talk smack about people from Giant Bomb!!!!!

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN
Posted by Jimbo_N

I feel like Jeff gets to say less and less for ever part. Now they´re even talking over him. Patcher is such a joke really. I wish there was a way to shut him up, seems like its not possible. If im not mistaken tho I think Keighley actually pronounced Gerstmanns last name correcly this time. Or at least way better than before. Congratulations to him, he leveled up and learned the basic reading ability.

Posted by DrLove

Mirrors Edge will flop

Posted by momentarylogic

People forget that Fallout is a word-of-mouth game, if it hits the fans, they will be the one to put the game on their shoulders.

DrLove is probably right, I heard about the "headache problem". I just don't want him to be right, it's a really solid concept: gun-less kinetic fighting.

Posted by MeatSim

Better the Phillies or Tampa Bay then the Red Sox.

Posted by suneku

great episode, I -4 the jerks that talked crap about you hah.

Posted by musdy

I was hoping for Shane Bettenhausen.

Posted by NAZAR3NE

FC2, FO3, GoW2, L4D, PoP!

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

Watched it a couple of days ago.
It was a great show!

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Posted by daniel_beck_90

at last Keighley pronounced Gerstmanns correctly .!!!

Posted by jakob187

Um, wait....whoa whoa whoa....when did the official announcement for Guitar Hero: Hendrix come out?  Because...uh....if there wasn't one....Pachter just gave it.  -_-

Posted by TomboDemon

End War
i played the demo
and that is something to get excited about
i didnt press one button apart from the trigger to start issuing my voice commands

Posted by Johnny5

Im actually surprised how good it was. Also it  was nice to see an analyst expert type that actually knew what the fuck he was talking about. Not the type that go onto mainstream news shows.

Posted by scurrybot

zzzzz jesus jeff. enough with these reminders.

Posted by TatoBins

The baseball gods are trying to tell me that the Phillies are gonna win the World Series. I'm seeing signs everywhere. Finally Philly will have a championship! 

Posted by TheHT

gt rocks
gb rocks
gg can't wait for fallout 3. just started fallout 1 LOL

Posted by NathHaw

I agree that LBP may move console sales to some significant degree.  Fallout 3 will probably appeal more to core gamers.  Definitely Fallout 3 has played the low publicity card,
I wonder how much that will mean.  As mentioned, one of the reasons CoD4 sold so well is that it is a fantastic game.  Word of mouth is still one of the best forms of advertisement.  

Dead Space looks great.  I will rent that for sure.

Posted by Scarabus

I don't know why GT wants to pretend they're a TV network. It's annoying as hell to watch them spend the first and last five minutes repeating what has been said or what will be said.. or the fact that they have to cut up a 15 minute discussion into four weekly sections. It's dumb.
If I wanted Gerstmanns opinion on something, and I often do, I come here where there's no bullshit.

Posted by BasketSnake

gert ...st

Posted by SubTact

Definitely a worthwhile watch.  But I'm wondering why there wasn't more on Fable 2.  In regards to the teaser to the final part where there was mention of Fable 2 not doing as well as MS hopes, I'm not so sure about that.  I believe the original sold about 3 million copies, and for my friends that are more casual game players, Fable 2 has been their most anticipated game for a longtime.

I think there are quite a few non-hardcore game players who played the original Fable and really enjoyed it, and they'll snatch up a copy of Fable 2 without a second thought.

Posted by Endogene

Game trailers has one hell scary community...

Posted by EpicBenjamin

@ Endogene.


More scary than YouTube's community?

Posted by darkjester74

GO RAYS!  =)

Also Bonus Round is a snore fest, pass...

Posted by Cleric

Thank God someone agrees with me that Pachter is a complete tool. I got bashed at Gametrailers just for saying that the episode needed more N'gai and less Pachter. Guy doesn't know his arse from his elbow, really...

Posted by Kohe321

Great show!

Posted by Xymox

I love the article picture. Zoom in on the box :D

Posted by Crono

Something wrong with SD?  Don't lie, Jeff, we all know you just wanted us to see you in HD :p

Posted by Wright

fullscreen, HD action baby! thats how we DO!

Posted by xer0

Good job on the show Geoff.

And well done to you and your team for all the improvements on this site - over the last couple of months.

GIANT BOMB IS EXPLODING! :)

Posted by SunKing

Don't get why people hate Pachter, I think he provides an interesting perspective from a business angle and seems completely pleasent.

Posted by Garfield360UK

Its very good, I like this style as it reminds me a bit of the Giant Bombcast. Both sets of teams compliment each others styles well, like the video has the business person and he adds some interesting points and Geff with the other reviewer make good points about actual gaming. The host leads it well. Its like the podcast where Ryan leads it well and everybody adds their points. I like these sort of things where I can feel the hype for games and its honest thoughts rather than having marketing tell me what to buy.

Posted by ArclightBorealis

I got myself caught up on parts 1 and 2 and watched this one. Pretty good so far, though Pachter bugs me quite a bit.\

His analysis on Microsoft and Sony and everyone else is okay. But he starts pulling statements out of his ass whenever the subject is on Nintendo.

Good to see their input on Wii Music, but I disagree with Pachter's statement of Wii music being "Rock Band on training wheels." You get much more control over the music than what I've seen with Rock Band and Guitar Hero. You just press buttons to the correct timing, and the only influence you have in those games really is the whammy bar.

I now anticipate part 4. Oh, and Jeff, good job on the show.

Posted by Moeez

If anything, Fable 2 might appeal more to casual gamers than Fallout 3, mostly in difference in tone and complexity. Fable is very easy for anyone to understand, Fallout not so much. You need people who've either played Oblivion or know what STALKER is all about. And also, playing previous Fallouts would help. Fable 2's marketing is big, did you see the Sci-Fi TV special? Along with Dead Space? Fallout 3, I barely have seen anything, even just gameplay footage. 

Posted by TwoOneFive

WOOOOOO GO PHILLIES!!!!! thats all i needed to say

Posted by Two

Good job Jeff, hope you appear more often. Hearing your perspective in comparison to everyone else on the show is quite refreshing.