#1 Posted by Reisz (1517 posts) -

That shot of upstairs looks like a crime scene.

I can't wait for them to have a professional shooting space this year. I think we can all agree that they've earnt it.

#2 Posted by chainreaction01 (182 posts) -

I have never seen a room more appropriate for murdering someone. Looking forward to seeing the studio they have this year, sounds like a nice professional place for some semiprofessional shenanigans.

#3 Edited by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I have never seen a room more appropriate for murdering someone. Looking forward to seeing the studio they have this year, sounds like a nice professional place for some semiprofessional shenanigans.

Let's not fool ourselves. There will be no resemblance of professionalism in the shenanigans that occur during their E3 streams, and I for one wouldn't have it any other way.

#4 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Who is sitting in that chair in the dungeon? He is freaking me out

#5 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (698 posts) -

That last picture has some Blair Witch vibes going on with it.

#6 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

@chainreaction01 said:

I have never seen a room more appropriate for murdering someone. Looking forward to seeing the studio they have this year, sounds like a nice professional place for some semiprofessional shenanigans.

Let's not fool ourselves. There will be no resemblance of professionalism in the shenanigans that occur during their E3 streams, and I for one wouldn't have it any other way.

so are the podcasts the unprofessional E3?

#7 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2564 posts) -

@venatio said:

Who is sitting in that chair in the dungeon? He is freaking me out

Tested.com's Joey.

Also: I suspect this year's diggs will be (/ at least look) very professional.

#8 Posted by zFUBARz (632 posts) -

are there any pictures of the skateboard stairs place?

#9 Posted by mellotronrules (1217 posts) -

@zfubarz said:

are there any pictures of the skateboard stairs place?

this actually is the skateboard stairs place- if you look at the left edge of the 2nd and 3rd pics, you can just make out some boards.

#10 Edited by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Holy christ, they weren't kidding, that place does look like a dungeon.

#11 Posted by zFUBARz (632 posts) -

Oh yeah, cool

For some reason i thought tht was the year before.

#12 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2035 posts) -

Oh man I remember that! I was surprised that nothing insane happened to them when they were down there because it looked soo shady and I even remember them having some weird encounters with random people passing by.

#13 Posted by theveej (839 posts) -

The image of Ryan sitting down totally depressed and defeated with his head down and coffee between his leg, made the whole story a lot better. Also, what kind of crazy shit has Ryan seen about this place (last E3 murder room) that he had to burden alone? Did he walk in during a gay orgy? some snuff film action? WHO KNOWS.

Also I hope this new pro shooting place they got is off the chains.

#14 Posted by Demoskinos (15009 posts) -

My favorite part of last year is that they had random ass people just wandering in. Like, who does that?

#15 Edited by Reisz (1517 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

My favorite part of last year is that they had random ass people just wandering in. Like, who does that?

I don't know man, but that was the first thing I thought when I saw the open door with the full glass front. This is downtown LA we're talking about, drunkards would be drawn to the light inside like mosquitoes to a flame.

#16 Posted by zFUBARz (632 posts) -

My favorite part of last year is that they had random ass people just wandering in. Like, who does that?

Intoxicated people

#17 Edited by EuanDewar (5028 posts) -

the outside shot is sick, love me some big show off panes of glass

#18 Posted by Indiana_Jenkins (392 posts) -
#19 Edited by Tearhead (2177 posts) -

Calling that upstairs room a Rape Room is an understatement.

#20 Edited by Akyho (1677 posts) -

Were those cool ass Skateboard Deck Steps that were so hyped!!

Oh I see them at the back on the last pic....wow...those dont look strong even doubled up.

#21 Edited by Bane122 (799 posts) -

I'm sure this new place will be awesome but, when they started talking about getting the student house I got slightly nostalgic. The E3 '11 streams were the first exposure I ever had to GB. It would have been cool to see them back there.

#22 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2412 posts) -

I always envisioned a house in the ghetto, not this weird storefront thing.

#23 Posted by alternate (2713 posts) -

That doesn't look that bad. Not as if they were sleeping there. It was unfurnished and I would not have gone near those stairs but otherwise. Isn't downtown LA basically empty store fronts and hotels.

I bet this year is nicer but they said it is further out - so they might have more trouble snagging decent guests.

No Jeff Green this year I bet Adam Boyes isn't allowed on by his overlord bosses.

#24 Edited by Bane122 (799 posts) -

No Jeff Green this year

When was this said?

#25 Posted by wjb (1674 posts) -

I always envisioned a house in the ghetto, not this weird storefront thing.

Yeah, me too. Looking at the first pic confused me for a second.

The random ass people showing up at the door makes more sense now; I probably would've done the same.

#26 Posted by jhevans51 (36 posts) -

Jeff Green isn't going to E3 this year, according to his Twitter feed. Apparently Ryan was disappointed and it looks like everyone's favorite Game Geezer will be on a Bombcast sometime after E3.

#27 Edited by Reisz (1517 posts) -

@indiana_jenkins: Thanks man, I was looking for those, that "living room" shot. . . I wonder what day of the week they rent it out for fight club?

#28 Edited by mellotronrules (1217 posts) -

@bane122 said:

I'm sure this new place will be awesome but, when they started talking about getting the student house I got slightly nostalgic. The E3 '11 streams were the first exposure I ever had to GB. It would have been cool to see them back there.

yeah- i mean, all judgement withheld until it's said and done, but i feel like the more buttoned-up the production gets, the less likely we're going to get that great off-the-cuff-oh-shit-did-i-just-say-that vibe. creative endeavors are almost always better when you're broke and have something to prove.

#29 Edited by Bane122 (799 posts) -

@mellotronrules: It's funny, I even took a line out of my post about the student house having a more laid back, casual vibe than last years (and I suspect this year's) place. I thought I was maybe a little crazy for thinking that. Like you, I'm not judging anything yet. I've little doubt the guys will make the streams fun as hell to watch.

Shame about Jeff Green not being there.

#30 Posted by Cirdain (3099 posts) -

What utter shit!!!

#31 Posted by huser (1087 posts) -

I have never seen a room more appropriate for murdering someone. Looking forward to seeing the studio they have this year, sounds like a nice professional place for some semiprofessional shenanigans.

I'm fairly sure that last picture is the last seconds of that person's life.

#32 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

@bane122 said:

@alternate said:
No Jeff Green this year

When was this said?

he tweeted that he isn't going to E3 this year.

#33 Edited by I_smell (3924 posts) -

And you guys wonder why they needed that subscriber money.

Look at that fucking matress.

#34 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

Never actually saw the pics that were of the front of this place. I would have been pretty skeptical if they told me to meet them there.

#35 Posted by Yummylee (22039 posts) -
@venatio said:

Who is sitting in that chair in the dungeon? He is freaking me out

Josh!?

#36 Posted by Darji (5294 posts) -

I liked that place I think GB does not fit in a studio environment. But the best location was the house^^

#37 Edited by jerseyscum (888 posts) -

@bane122 said:

I'm sure this new place will be awesome but, when they started talking about getting the student house I got slightly nostalgic. The E3 '11 streams were the first exposure I ever had to GB. It would have been cool to see them back there.

yeah- i mean, all judgement withheld until it's said and done, but i feel like the more buttoned-up the production gets, the less likely we're going to get that great off-the-cuff-oh-shit-did-i-just-say-that vibe. creative endeavors are almost always better when you're broke and have something to prove.

More money and more resources does mean better quality video and audio. Giant Bomb's always managed to walk the line being "professionally unprofessional". And the Bomb Squad's paid their dues enough. They've at least earned a place to do their E3 coverage that's at least sanitary. Or at least air-conditioned so Patrick doesn't have to camp out by the front door with a baseball bat to discourage drunks.

#38 Posted by planetary (350 posts) -

That flooring pattern is the shiiiit!

#39 Posted by 6n00bkilla9 (153 posts) -

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#40 Edited by HerbieBug (4212 posts) -

@tearhead said:

Calling that upstairs room a Rape Room is an understatement.

I'd like to reiterate Ryan's quote from this week's podcast in regards to that room: "That room was billed to me as a place where someone could stay." As in sleep. Overnight. On the mattress. O___O

Funny though, you sometimes can't tell when an apartment or event room/building will be something along the lines of a glorified actual drug den. A couple years ago I was in the market for an apartment. There was one advertised at a very reasonable rent in a nice area close to where I work. No pictures though. So I thought, well, this is a pretty nice neighbourhood it's located in so... how bad could it be? It turned out to be quite bad. Equally bad as 2012 E3 place. Potentially worse. Bare drywall. With holes in the bare drywall. Wall to wall linoleum that looked like it had been installed in the 60's and never once cleaned in the forty or fifty years since. Black mold on all caulk lines around the shower/tub. I was shocked. The appearance and smell of this place changed my whole worldview. I'll never be the same again. T__T

#41 Posted by Piranesi (452 posts) -

Even watching this on the stream made me itchy and I kept expecting "something" to knock on that door (or ooze out the bottom).

That nobody got murdered or hepatitis was the biggest E3 mystery.

#42 Edited by Tearhead (2177 posts) -

@tearhead said:

Calling that upstairs room a Rape Room is an understatement.

I'd like to reiterate Ryan's quote from this week's podcast in regards to that room: "That room was billed to me as a place where someone could stay." As in sleep. Overnight. On the mattress. O___O

Sure, as long as that "someone" is a person you kidnapped and wish to keep against their will as a sex slave.

#43 Edited by TorMasturba (1094 posts) -

@chainreaction01 said:

I have never seen a room more appropriate for murdering someone. Looking forward to seeing the studio they have this year, sounds like a nice professional place for some semiprofessional shenanigans.

Let's not fool ourselves. There will be no resemblance of professionalism in the shenanigans that occur during their E3 streams, and I for one wouldn't have it any other way.

True both! Can't wait for the stupidity to ensue!

#44 Posted by zFUBARz (632 posts) -

I miss the fridge cam but I'm curious to see what the guys do with a legit production studio to work with this year.