#1 Edited by spyder335 (265 posts) -

I have a 16 hour drive coming up and am in need of roadtrip entertainment.

#2 Posted by StarvingGamer (7557 posts) -

They usually roll that stuff out Christmas week while they're on vacation, so if I had to guess I'd say we'll see the first podcast on the Monday, December 23.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (13847 posts) -

@spyder335: Judging by past years most likely around Christmas time.

#4 Edited by HerbieBug (3840 posts) -

They usually roll that stuff out Christmas week while they're on vacation, so if I had to guess I'd say we'll see the first podcast on the Monday, December 23.

Yep. It's been like this the past several years.

#5 Edited by JBird (484 posts) -

The people above have answered the topic thread so If I may side track slighty.... The end of year podcasts are usually my favourites over the year, but to properly enjoy them you have to have either played all the main releases or just not care about spoilers. It's the one pod-cast I wish they put timestamps in so that if I wish to hear the debate about say, the GTA plot, I can just skip it....although that being said it's no huge deal to just scrub along a bit!

#6 Posted by chiablo (847 posts) -

Makes you wonder if this is what they're up to today. Surprisingly little content from the SF Giant Bomb crew. Glad to see Patrick is pulling all the weight around here. :p

#7 Edited by GaspoweR (2509 posts) -

I also wonder if they're going to do video stuff for the GOTY like they've always done but considering what has happened half-way this year it might probably be a lot tougher.

#8 Posted by wjb (1551 posts) -

@chiablo said:

Makes you wonder if this is what they're up to today. Surprisingly little content from the SF Giant Bomb crew. Glad to see Patrick is pulling all the weight around here. :p

This was how it was last year. Barely anything after December 1.

The end-of-year videos apparently take so much time to create, film, and edit, Vinny and Drew will be pretty busy for the next few weeks. Since they out-do themselves each year, it takes more and more effort. Meanwhile, game-of-the-year stuff takes some time to plan out. I'm sure since Thanksgiving happened later in the month and two consoles came out, they have even less time to prepare.

Also, with the exception of GT6, Walking Dead, or Peggle 2, nothing is really coming out until next year, unless I'm mistaken.

I think two years ago Ryan and Patrick started their Chrono Trigger endurance run around this time, so there was something every day, but obviously, endurance runs...yeah...

Time to watch 48 hours of Extra Life stuff, finally!

#9 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

Download all of the Chrono Trigger ER and pour one out for RTD.

Not while driving though.

#10 Posted by chiablo (847 posts) -

Download all of the Chrono Trigger ER and pour one out for RTD.

Not while driving though.

Speaking of which, I'm rewatching the Deadly Premonition Endurance Run with Brad and Ryan. Good times... the combination of Brad's less than stellar gameplay and Ryan being smarmy makes for hilarity.

#11 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11000 posts) -

You could listen to GOTY discussions of years past for that car ride if you wanted. 2011's deliberations get nasty in several places, and the ultimate Saints Row vs Skyrim discussion is filled with videogamesmen angrily discussing the merits of dildo bats.

Online
#12 Posted by DarthOrange (3495 posts) -

Download the 2010 GOTY deliberations. Those were the best ones they have ever had.

Online
#13 Edited by believer258 (11039 posts) -

You could listen to GOTY discussions of years past for that car ride if you wanted. 2011's deliberations get nasty in several places, and the ultimate Saints Row vs Skyrim discussion is filled with videogamesmen angrily discussing the merits of dildo bats.

Doesn't that argument between Jeff and Brad last for like two hours? I remember starting to get annoyed with it when Ryan just up and said "All right, Skyrim, we're done, let's go home!" And so granted the rightful winner its place! *runs fast*

#14 Posted by Zeik (2111 posts) -

@gaspower said:

I also wonder if they're going to do video stuff for the GOTY like they've always done but considering what has happened half-way this year it might probably be a lot tougher.

I'm sure they will (I recall Drew making an off-hand comment about doing them recently), but I wouldn't be surprised to see them toned down a lot from last year. Although I wouldn't be surprised if that happened regardless of anything else.

#15 Edited by Sammo21 (3021 posts) -

Yeah, this stuff will be up on the week they are on vacation. We'll get normal stuff the week of and then the podcasts and videos will roll the week they are out.

#16 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

You could listen to GOTY discussions of years past for that car ride if you wanted. 2011's deliberations get nasty in several places, and the ultimate Saints Row vs Skyrim discussion is filled with videogamesmen angrily discussing the merits of dildo bats.

Doesn't that argument between Jeff and Brad last for like two hours? I remember starting to get annoyed with it when Ryan just up and said "All right, Skyrim, we're done, let's go home!" And so granted the rightful winner its place! *runs fast*

"Listen man, no other game can do what Skyrim can so GOTY!"

"In Saints Row you go into Tronworld!"

guhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

#17 Posted by believer258 (11039 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@arbitrarywater said:

You could listen to GOTY discussions of years past for that car ride if you wanted. 2011's deliberations get nasty in several places, and the ultimate Saints Row vs Skyrim discussion is filled with videogamesmen angrily discussing the merits of dildo bats.

Doesn't that argument between Jeff and Brad last for like two hours? I remember starting to get annoyed with it when Ryan just up and said "All right, Skyrim, we're done, let's go home!" And so granted the rightful winner its place! *runs fast*

"Listen man, no other game can do what Skyrim can so GOTY!"

"In Saints Row you go into Tronworld!"

guhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Which was, incidentally, one of the worst fucking parts of the game!

I'd go into more detail but I don't want to derail this thread. Or, whatever, we can totally derail this thread. Maybe bring it around to proving Skyrim's superiority using the Mongol Empire as an example somehow.

#18 Edited by MildMolasses (3194 posts) -

Download all of the Chrono Trigger ER and pour one out for RTD.

Not while driving though.

I don't see why I can't pour alcohol out of my window while driving

#19 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11000 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

@believer258 said:

@arbitrarywater said:

You could listen to GOTY discussions of years past for that car ride if you wanted. 2011's deliberations get nasty in several places, and the ultimate Saints Row vs Skyrim discussion is filled with videogamesmen angrily discussing the merits of dildo bats.

Doesn't that argument between Jeff and Brad last for like two hours? I remember starting to get annoyed with it when Ryan just up and said "All right, Skyrim, we're done, let's go home!" And so granted the rightful winner its place! *runs fast*

"Listen man, no other game can do what Skyrim can so GOTY!"

"In Saints Row you go into Tronworld!"

guhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Which was, incidentally, one of the worst fucking parts of the game!

I'd go into more detail but I don't want to derail this thread. Or, whatever, we can totally derail this thread. Maybe bring it around to proving Skyrim's superiority using the Mongol Empire as an example somehow.

Nah, I'm fully in favor of running this thread off the tracks. Prediction time: Which game will Brad Shoemaker bust out his legendary filibuster powers for this year? Oh right. Brothers. Silly me.

Online
#20 Posted by believer258 (11039 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@brodehouse said:

@believer258 said:

@arbitrarywater said:

You could listen to GOTY discussions of years past for that car ride if you wanted. 2011's deliberations get nasty in several places, and the ultimate Saints Row vs Skyrim discussion is filled with videogamesmen angrily discussing the merits of dildo bats.

Doesn't that argument between Jeff and Brad last for like two hours? I remember starting to get annoyed with it when Ryan just up and said "All right, Skyrim, we're done, let's go home!" And so granted the rightful winner its place! *runs fast*

"Listen man, no other game can do what Skyrim can so GOTY!"

"In Saints Row you go into Tronworld!"

guhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Which was, incidentally, one of the worst fucking parts of the game!

I'd go into more detail but I don't want to derail this thread. Or, whatever, we can totally derail this thread. Maybe bring it around to proving Skyrim's superiority using the Mongol Empire as an example somehow.

Nah, I'm fully in favor of running this thread off the tracks. Prediction time: Which game will Brad Shoemaker bust out his legendary filibuster powers for this year? Oh right. Brothers. Silly me.

But discussing the 2013 GOTY's is pretty much on topic.

Another prediction: The "Are there ten games better than Brothers?" meme has gotten so out of hand that Brad Shoemaker will not want to bring it up out of guilt and the game will just fade out of GOTY deliberations. Besides, Dota 2.

#21 Posted by wjb (1551 posts) -

It'll be interesting this year because I don't think there's a clear winner to me. I knew XCOM was going to win last year, I knew Skyrim and Saints Row 3 would be in contention in 2011, and the same for Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2 in 2009.

#22 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11000 posts) -

@arbitrarywater said:

@believer258 said:

Which was, incidentally, one of the worst fucking parts of the game!

I'd go into more detail but I don't want to derail this thread. Or, whatever, we can totally derail this thread. Maybe bring it around to proving Skyrim's superiority using the Mongol Empire as an example somehow.

Nah, I'm fully in favor of running this thread off the tracks. Prediction time: Which game will Brad Shoemaker bust out his legendary filibuster powers for this year? Oh right. Brothers. Silly me.

But discussing the 2013 GOTY's is pretty much on topic.

Another prediction: The "Are there ten games better than Brothers?" meme has gotten so out of hand that Brad Shoemaker will not want to bring it up out of guilt and the game will just fade out of GOTY deliberations. Besides, Dota 2.

Eh, Brad at least has Patrick's support when discussing Brothers (because it's a short artsy game that tries to make you feel something). No one is going to back him on DOTA.

Online
#23 Edited by HatKing (5557 posts) -

@chiablo said:

@brodehouse said:

Download all of the Chrono Trigger ER and pour one out for RTD.

Not while driving though.

Speaking of which, I'm rewatching the Deadly Premonition Endurance Run with Brad and Ryan. Good times... the combination of Brad's less than stellar gameplay and Ryan being smarmy makes for hilarity.

Crazy that somebody else is revisiting that stuff. I'm on episode 29 or so of Vinny and Jeff. I was going to do the Ryan and Brad one afterwards. It's weird how long it's been since those went up. I remember watching them like it was a few months ago, but it's been years. I've been getting weirdly sentimental about this website recently. How huge it has been in my life since it launched. I think Ryan passing has put a lot of stuff in perspective. I spend more time with these guys than pretty much anybody else.

Sorry for the tangent.

I was wondering what they'd do for the GOTY stuff this year. With Ryan gone and Patrick (and they don't usually do extended call-ins) living far away, the podcasts might be a little weird. I mean, Drew certainly has fantastic perspective, but he doesn't seem to keep up with games the way the other guys (are paid to) do. Although, I think he's the only one of the regular crew who finished The Last of Us.

#24 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

Download all of the Chrono Trigger ER and pour one out for RTD.

Not while driving though.

I don't see why I can't pour alcohol out of my window while driving

I'm sure Officer Steve will disagree vehemently.

#25 Posted by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1782 posts) -
@wjb said:

It'll be interesting this year because I don't think there's a clear winner to me. I knew XCOM was going to win last year, I knew Skyrim and Saints Row 3 would be in contention in 2011, and the same for Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2 in 2009.

I predict that Bioshock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V will be front-runners.

#26 Posted by Kidavenger (3380 posts) -

Klepek said on Idle Thumbs last week that he'd be back in SF in two weeks for the goty stuff.

#27 Posted by wjb (1551 posts) -

@wjb said:

It'll be interesting this year because I don't think there's a clear winner to me. I knew XCOM was going to win last year, I knew Skyrim and Saints Row 3 would be in contention in 2011, and the same for Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2 in 2009.

I predict that Bioshock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V will be front-runners.

I think both will definitely be top 5 for sure. GTA V was impressive, but it seemed like a few were a little disappointed with the game afterward. I don't think it'll be number one.

BioShock can be a possibility for number one since everyone seemed to love it unanimously when it came out, but I wonder how they feel about it now. The Internet has been picking that game apart for months.

#28 Posted by Zeik (2111 posts) -

@wjb said:

@c0l0nelp0c0rn1 said:
@wjb said:

It'll be interesting this year because I don't think there's a clear winner to me. I knew XCOM was going to win last year, I knew Skyrim and Saints Row 3 would be in contention in 2011, and the same for Arkham Asylum and Uncharted 2 in 2009.

I predict that Bioshock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V will be front-runners.

I think both will definitely be top 5 for sure. GTA V was impressive, but it seemed like a few were a little disappointed with the game afterward. I don't think it'll be number one.

BioShock can be a possibility for number one since everyone seemed to love it unanimously when it came out, but I wonder how they feel about it now. The Internet has been picking that game apart for months.

If Patrick is around for GOTY then it won't win, since I remember him saying he "soured" on it recently. I do wonder if anyone else backpeddled on their opinions too though. That complete 180 people have had toward that game is so dumb.

#29 Posted by Iodine (532 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@brodehouse said:

@believer258 said:

@arbitrarywater said:

You could listen to GOTY discussions of years past for that car ride if you wanted. 2011's deliberations get nasty in several places, and the ultimate Saints Row vs Skyrim discussion is filled with videogamesmen angrily discussing the merits of dildo bats.

Doesn't that argument between Jeff and Brad last for like two hours? I remember starting to get annoyed with it when Ryan just up and said "All right, Skyrim, we're done, let's go home!" And so granted the rightful winner its place! *runs fast*

"Listen man, no other game can do what Skyrim can so GOTY!"

"In Saints Row you go into Tronworld!"

guhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Which was, incidentally, one of the worst fucking parts of the game!

I'd go into more detail but I don't want to derail this thread. Or, whatever, we can totally derail this thread. Maybe bring it around to proving Skyrim's superiority using the Mongol Empire as an example somehow.

Nah, I'm fully in favor of running this thread off the tracks. Prediction time: Which game will Brad Shoemaker bust out his legendary filibuster powers for this year? Oh right. Brothers. Silly me.

Sir, there is going to be a 6 hour debate over the Dota 2 hero of the year, in which every 35 seconds Jeff will just yell "BRISTLE BACK"