#1 Posted by Mitch0712 (472 posts) -


#2 Posted by Mitch0712 (472 posts) -

I like to know what the game is so I can plan ahead. If it's a game I don't own but am looking to get, I can go ahead and prepare/learn the ropes. How do you guys feel?

#3 Posted by Sgtpierceface (624 posts) -

I prefer to know beforehand, so I know if I have a chance to play.

#4 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I like to jump in with no expectations or preconceptions.

#5 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

The last time someone surprised me, they wound up in a body bag.

Because they were dead.

#6 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11030 posts) -

I dunno. It's always nice to know about things beforehand, but on the other hand, I kinda like GB's since of randomness and doing-things-at-the-last-minute-ness. You know what I mean?

If TNT was something I ever took part in (the one time I tried I was unable to get in), I would want to know about it in advance. But generally, it doesn't really matter.

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#7 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

I like to know beforehand generally but I don't mind surprises either

#8 Posted by FTomato (234 posts) -

My time zone is incompatible, but if it was I'd have liked to know beforehand so that I can practice a bit, join the friends list in advance, get patches, etc.

Not relevant for the recent coop TNTs, of course (which have been great, please do more of them, thank you).

#9 Posted by B0nd07 (1699 posts) -

As a (the?) primary contributor to the TNT promo thread, yes. Those things don't just make themselves. Plus, a lot of people involved in the thread (basically everyone else) stopped contributing when they stopped reliably saying what it was going to be on ILM.

#10 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I love when it's not known, that way I can put a game in my console and fire it up and gamble with it, maybe I'm lucky, maybe I'm not.  
 
No, I really like to know ahead of time what it's gonna be

#11 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

Just like two midgets shitting into a bucket, I like my TNT's spontaneous.

#12 Edited by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

I'm pleasantly surprised when a TNT doesn't suck. Knowing ahead of time would help because if the TNT is on a console then I have zero interest and I'm sure people could say the same about PCs.

#13 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

I prefer knowing what TNT is going to be ahead of time if any of us are going to be able to play with the guys. When it comes to stuff like the Fortune Street TNT or the Cards Against Humanity TNT last week, I don't mind the surprise.

#14 Edited by Swoxx (3000 posts) -

@Mitch0712 said:

I like to know what the game is so I can plan ahead. If it's a game I don't own but am looking to get, I can go ahead and prepare/learn the ropes. How do you guys feel?

Exactly like this.

#15 Edited by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

A. So far, it seems that they are getting the hang of community play sessions (talking about in on I Love Mondays) and their own casual time (they don't mention it on ILM).

#16 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Honestly I feel they need to be more consistent/early with telling us what game is going to be played. I never seem to find out unless they happen to announce it on the week's before, and if I miss the live one that can be a pain. Kinda wish they would announce the TNT two weeks from the bombcast on the bombcast. But then, it's already usually impossible to get on the list in time for me with the games I'd actually play so who know.s

#17 Posted by Doctorchimp (4076 posts) -

I have thrown out any notion of actually playing with them on TNT, I like it spontaneous.

However that being said I think they should have some consistency. Starcraft 2, Battlefield 3, and Street Fighter 4/MvC3 should be on TNT more often.

#18 Posted by Demoskinos (14838 posts) -

@mfpantst said:

Just like two midgets shitting into a bucket, I like my TNT's spontaneous.
#19 Posted by ozzy369123 (44 posts) -

I prefer to be surprised.

#20 Posted by Mahonay (828 posts) -

I enjoy it being a total surprise.

#21 Edited by Mitch0712 (472 posts) -

@Little_Socrates said:

I prefer knowing what TNT is going to be ahead of time if any of us are going to be able to play with the guys. When it comes to stuff like the Fortune Street TNT or the Cards Against Humanity TNT last week, I don't mind the surprise.

I LOVED the Fortune Street and Cards Against Humanity stuff, it seems they really enjoy doing their own thing in-house like the Dead Island TNT. But poor Jeff didn't seem to have much fun during Cards Against Humanity. It was a little depressing watching him play Star Trek Online and have to switch to Trackmania.

#22 Posted by alternate (2707 posts) -

I don't think they are keeping anything for a surprise. I think they decide - oh shit, we need something for TNT, on Thursday morning.

#23 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

I prefer to know.

They're on pretty late in my time zone, so I like to know if it's something I care enough about to watch live.

#24 Posted by Mahonay (828 posts) -

@alternate said:

I don't think they are keeping anything for a surprise. I think they decide - oh shit, we need something for TNT, on Thursday morning.

Yep pretty much. I don't think that's a secret. I personally like this approach.

#25 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

@Mitch0712 said:

@Little_Socrates said:

I prefer knowing what TNT is going to be ahead of time if any of us are going to be able to play with the guys. When it comes to stuff like the Fortune Street TNT or the Cards Against Humanity TNT last week, I don't mind the surprise.

I LOVED the Fortune Street and Cards Against Humanity stuff, it seems they really enjoy doing their own thing in-house like the Dead Island TNT. But poor Jeff didn't seem to have much fun during Cards Against Humanity. It was a little depressing watching him play Star Trek Online and have to switch to Trackmania.

I would say that Cards Against Humanity, Fortune Street, and Dead Island have been the best TNTs since...well, at least WWE All Stars, right? They're all better than WWE was to begin with, though...

#26 Posted by mfpantst (2574 posts) -

@Mitch0712 said:

@Little_Socrates said:

I prefer knowing what TNT is going to be ahead of time if any of us are going to be able to play with the guys. When it comes to stuff like the Fortune Street TNT or the Cards Against Humanity TNT last week, I don't mind the surprise.

I LOVED the Fortune Street and Cards Against Humanity stuff, it seems they really enjoy doing their own thing in-house like the Dead Island TNT. But poor Jeff didn't seem to have much fun during Cards Against Humanity. It was a little depressing watching him play Star Trek Online and have to switch to Trackmania.

Idk because Jeff seems prime audience for cards against humanity, but there seemed an air of "well we're a video game website so I guess I should play a video game" to what Jeff was doing, and the shifty eyes when he switched to trackmania was kinda funny...

#27 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

Doesn't matter to me. It takes me months to get around to watching a TNT and when I do, it's usually on the laptop that I sort of passively absorb while playing a videogame or doing some work.

#28 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@mfpantst said:

Just like two midgets shitting into a bucket, I like my TNT's spontaneous.