I'm not a big fan of IGN these days. The seeming takeover by personalities I find grating, the departure of anyone I remotely respect, and all of those incessant lists and babe articles have turned me rather against the website. In the past day I've begun to rethink that. They have been playing Dark Souls from the start for the past 24 hours and it has been extremely entertaining. With nary a Greg Miller, Daemon Hatfield, or Ryan Clements in site.
I first want to say that both Keza McDonald and Ryan Sliva have been extremely entertaining. For hours on end they have kept the conversation lively and the gameplay knowledgeable. I almost get a Giant Bomb feel from the whole thing as they have been actively taking questions from the internet live and talking about non-sensical tangents such as death metal bands. And that's not even mentioning the awesomeness of Sliva's Jim Neidhart beard. He's also been up for the entire 24 hours and has been going strong.
So, I have to take my hat off to IGN. If they can keep doing awesome events like this I might have to reconsider having almost completely written them off. Also, put Sliva on my screen more often. I find him quite entertaining.
P.S. I'm pretty sure that it's Ryan Sliva hosting things. IGN's site is pretty crap for trying to find information on anyone who actually works there.