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#1 Posted by Shnippie (58 posts) -

So I know they said it as a joke, but I would totally donate $10 to $20 towards getting that USB drive fixed, just to watch a regular video segment of Brad going back and finishing those old saves. Any idea how we could actually get that off the ground?

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#2 Posted by Bocam (4099 posts) -

@Shnippie: Send that money to me. I'll make sure it gets to Brad.

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#3 Posted by jtotheotothestothee (21 posts) -

i second this motion

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#4 Posted by Morka (201 posts) -

Lets start a kickstarter! :D

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#5 Posted by musclerider (794 posts) -

This is the dumbest thing but I'm totally on board.

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#6 Posted by Brendan (8914 posts) -

I will offer .78 dollars.

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#7 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

Brad said it's not guaranteed to work. Imagine if people donated and that was the outcome. Would not end well.

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#8 Posted by Winternet (8370 posts) -

For what? For Brad to get his save, which has decisions he doesn't remember/know about and who's Shepard is the default Shepard?

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#9 Posted by jking47 (1287 posts) -

Nah he can just use a save file editor, no reason not to.

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#10 Posted by huntad (2233 posts) -

@jking47 said:

Nah he can just use a save file editor, no reason not to.

Yeah, he should just do this. I doubt they'd accept donations for something like this if there's a possibility that the data could not be read after the stick was recovered.

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#11 Posted by MetalBaofu (1584 posts) -

@Winternet: @jking47: @huntad: He said something about a lot of other saves being on there, and said that if he recovered them he would promise to go back and finish all the games he had on there. That's what the OP is talking about. Making videos for giant bomb out of Brad playing the games that were on there....not just to recover the ME saves.

That being said, I agree that is something they would probably not want to accept donations for. With the data recovery not being guaranteed and all.

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#12 Posted by rawrsair (836 posts) -

I will offer imaginary money because I can't afford the real deal.

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#13 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3053 posts) -

I think they won't be accepting donations for shit anymore...

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#14 Posted by JoeyRavn (5195 posts) -

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

I think they won't be accepting donations for shit anymore...

I don't see why they wouldn't. We may be part of CBS now, but Giant Bomb remains largely "independent", in a sense. I don't think CBS would want to try to recover the data in Brad's USB, but they'd be more than willing to accept money from us to do it. I get that it may not work in the end, but if it guarantees a new good, long series, I say the gambit is worth it.

Either way, they have my axe. And possibly my money.

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#15 Posted by fuzzybunny566 (476 posts) -

speaking of brad and old games in a series, how far backed-up in the Assassin's Creed series is he at this point?

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#16 Posted by RE_Player1 (8002 posts) -

I bet it wouldn't even work. If we were talking about PC files being lost than fine but for an Xbox 360 I doubt a place could recover all of the data on a USB device and make it recognize properly on a 360.

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#17 Posted by NegativeCero (3134 posts) -

Nope, no money to spare.

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#18 Posted by Mnemoidian (1016 posts) -

"Cool idea": Contact the company, send the USB drive in, write an article on it - independent of outcome (how it works, likelyhood of working, etc.) I'd think it was interesting. Sure it might be a bit more techy - but it's something most of us will or has experienced at some point.

If it works, new potential feature for the site ("Watch Brad not pay attention while playing these 'old' games")!

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#19 Posted by DeF (5329 posts) -

you know what would be a "better" idea?

Mass Effect trilogy Endurance Run w/ Brad :P

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#20 Posted by Brodehouse (10827 posts) -

As much as I'd like to see some content where Brad plays some old 360 games, I'm already paying 60 bucks a year for that exact kind of content, so I don't feel as if I should pay more.

Give me an old console party every month or two, the SNES party, Nostalgiafest and 3DO TNT were some of the best content in the last year. Maybe that makes them sad, but that's the more entertaining part of the site.

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#21 Edited by kseoul (3002 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

As much as I'd like to see some content where Brad plays some old 360 games, I'm already paying 60 bucks a year for that exact kind of content, so I don't feel as if I should pay more.

Give me an old console party every month or two, the SNES party, Nostalgiafest and 3DO TNT were some of the best content in the last year. Maybe that makes them sad, but that's the more entertaining part of the site.

I like this idea, except the 3DO was boring to me. Never liked the 3DO....

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

Brad said it's not guaranteed to work. Imagine if people donated and that was the outcome. Would not end well.

Doubt it, especially if it said that in the agreement. People will likely only donate $1.00 and their complaints will go silent when people realize that if it happens.

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#22 Posted by Joker369 (950 posts) -

I would give some

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#23 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -

I would totally be in favour of getting that drive fixed. Love those segments.

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#24 Posted by GenghisJohn (297 posts) -

Maybe I'll kick in if he can get the Mile High Club achievement in CoD4

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#25 Edited by Justin258 (13950 posts) -

@DeF said:

you know what would be a "better" idea?

Mass Effect trilogy Endurance Run w/ Brad :P

This. An endurance run of all three games would be interesting, though it might be even more interesting for them to find a "cult classic" or something that most people haven't played and do an ER of it. Or maybe System Shock 2. Yeah, let's see an ER of that.

@GenghisJohn said:

Maybe I'll kick in if he can get the Mile High Club achievement in CoD4

I thought he already got that? Granted, I didn't watch that entire video, but I thought he got it...

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#26 Posted by Nux (2688 posts) -

@musclerider said:

This is the dumbest thing but I'm totally on board.

Dumb you say? Welcome to Giantbomb, we are all about the dumb.

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#27 Posted by Jimmi (183 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@GenghisJohn said:

Maybe I'll kick in if he can get the Mile High Club achievement in CoD4

I thought he already got that? Granted, I didn't watch that entire video, but I thought he got it...

Not even fucking close.

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#28 Posted by Hunkulese (3488 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

I think they won't be accepting donations for shit anymore...

I don't see why they wouldn't. We may be part of CBS now, but Giant Bomb remains largely "independent", in a sense. I don't think CBS would want to try to recover the data in Brad's USB, but they'd be more than willing to accept money from us to do it. I get that it may not work in the end, but if it guarantees a new good, long series, I say the gambit is worth it.

Either way, they have my axe. And possibly my money.

Do you work for Giant Bomb?

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#29 Posted by poisonmonkey (446 posts) -

Terrible idea, I love it, I am in.

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#30 Posted by Justin258 (13950 posts) -

@Jimmi said:

@believer258 said:

@GenghisJohn said:

Maybe I'll kick in if he can get the Mile High Club achievement in CoD4

I thought he already got that? Granted, I didn't watch that entire video, but I thought he got it...

Not even fucking close.

Eh, well, I didn't know.

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#31 Posted by oct_ONES (68 posts) -

Considering the files are corrupt and they're locked behind the formatting the Xbox 360 requires for drives to work in the system, the chances of this actually working are extremely low.

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#32 Posted by RazielCuts (3244 posts) -

More videos of Brad playing games badly for the comments to go crazy on? And people would've paid for it? Can't imagine that ending well..

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#33 Posted by AndrewB (7814 posts) -

Brad doing such video features? Sure. But I've already paid my dues to make it happen. I subscribe to literally no other internet website. Giant Bomb is the only site I give money to directly.

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#34 Edited by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

Sure, go for it. As long as it isn't coming out of the subscription money pot. An extreme waste of money in my opinion (getting the drive fixed).

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#35 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

Should send out his USB to Jamie and Adam's TESTED