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#1 Posted by Bob_Loblaw (131 posts) -

I paid a rare visit to IGN today and was interested to read Greg Miller's article about going into remission from cancer.

http://www.ign.com/blogs/greggy-ign/2012/12/03/greg-miller-beats-cancer-for-now/

In it he gives a long list of personal thanks including one to our own Jeff Gerstmann who he reached out to be an emergency stand in host of up at noon when he had an emergency treatment.

Jeff was happy to offer his services, although it turned out they weren't required but it was great to see an instance where a willingness to help out a fellow videogamesman superseded any perceived loyalty or rivalry to one website. Jeff is always ready to give praise of good work where it's due and appear on other shows whether it's an affiliated site or not and it's honesty like that that keeps me coming back to Giant Bomb

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#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12459 posts) -

That's pretty cool. Also a little weird that IGN wouldn't have enough extra guys on hand to cover up for Greg, but still cool.

Also, just want to say, I'm glad Greg's doing better.

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#3 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

Don't like his videos but good for him for beating cancer.

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#4 Posted by Benny (2009 posts) -

@MooseyMcMan said:

That's pretty cool. Also a little weird that IGN wouldn't have enough extra guys on hand to cover up for Greg, but still cool.

Also, just want to say, I'm glad Greg's doing better.

I'm sure there are other on camera guys at IGN, but I doubt there are any 'Top Men' that could actually fill in proper for Greg. Probably need some decent comedic timing to make it work.

Cancer scares the shit out of me, good on him for fighting back.

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#5 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -

I don't think the humor in his show is great, but he seems like a nice dude, good for him.

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#6 Edited by Xeirus (1636 posts) -

Man he looks terrible, that's really sad.

Glad he's doing better.

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#7 Posted by RazielCuts (3246 posts) -

@Sweep: Yup, being snarky about cancer never makes you the good guy :P

That's cool and all but yeah I have to agree with @MooseyMcMan its a little weird they wouldn't use someone inside IGN to cover, I mean would Jeff be getting paid to cover for him? Surely it would be easier to use someone who's already on the IGN payroll? (although saying all of this I know none of the personalities at IGN so they could all be super shitty infront of camera). I'm not against cross pollination of the sites though, it's what makes the E3 podcasts so fun.

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#8 Posted by Rokkaku (260 posts) -

This reminds me of how I miss On The Spot. Anyone else? And well done Greg, been a fan of yours for years.

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#9 Edited by Sweep (10070 posts) -

@RazielCuts: In fairness, I wasn't not caring about the cancer (Which sucks, obviously) I was more not caring about the fact that Jeff nearly presented the show.

I went ahead and removed my own comment as I realised that I sounded a lot more of a dick than I had intended. My bad, I guess.

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#10 Posted by AckbarTheGreat (423 posts) -

I'm kind of disappointed this is a "Jeff was nearly on Up at noon!" and not a "Greg Miller beat cancer!" thread.

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#11 Edited by MachoFantastico (6118 posts) -

Aren't Jeff and Greg friends anyway, and isn't that show Greg's baby. Not surprised if he'd want someone with a solid reputation behind him jumping in and hosting. Who else do IGN have?

Very happy to hear about Greg doing well, I'm not always a fan of his reviews but he seems a real nice chap and passionate about games which I always appreciate.

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#12 Posted by mesoian (1621 posts) -

It'd be interesting to see what Jeff and Brian Altano could do together. I feel like their styles would mesh well with one another.

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#13 Posted by ShockD (2486 posts) -
@Sweep said:

In fairness, I wasn't not caring about the cancer (Which sucks, obviously) I was more not caring about the fact that Jeff nearly presented the show.

I went ahead and removed my own comment as I realised that I sounded a lot more of a dick than I had intended. My bad, I guess.

I don't understand why people stress out that Jeff has nearly been mentioned when one man's life has been saved.
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#14 Edited by I_smell (4219 posts) -

Weird I'd expect Brian Altano to fill in. Or Anthony Galleigos (I'm not spelling that right in a million years)
In Jeff's subscriber videos, he seems pretty impressed by Greg and IGN's ideas. 
 
Also congratulations Greg Miller, beyond
 
EDIT- This is a pretty good quote aswel:
"Hey, Randy Pitchford. Thanks for cutting my hair."
HAHahaha the episode is named " Greg Miller Beats Cancer & Planetside 2 Hints" 

lmao AGAIN: "Speaking of Final Fantasy: It's MY final fantasy to interview our guest this week!"

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#15 Posted by RazielCuts (3246 posts) -

@Sweep: yeah I know, it was just unfortunate.

@Mesoian: And, heeeeellllll no! Brian Altano is the thing Jeff is making fun off when he goes all 'bro' and frat boy. That guy hasn't been in my life since I stopped listening to rebel fm but every story started with him saying 'so I fucked this bitch right..' there was no irony involved, fuck that guy.

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#16 Posted by MocBucket62 (1746 posts) -

Great for Miller! Glad to see him beating cancer! 
 
Though I'm a little curious of how Jeff would of presented Up at Noon if Greg Miller wasn't up for it.

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#17 Posted by TooWalrus (13384 posts) -

I don't know... what that is.

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#18 Posted by I_smell (4219 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

I don't know... what that is.

Oh it's a disease that kills people.
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#19 Posted by Deusx (1942 posts) -

@Mesoian said:

It'd be interesting to see what Jeff and Brian Altano could do together. I feel like their styles would mesh well with one another.

That would be too damn awesome for the internet. BRAP BRAP!

Also, I think Greg Miller is awesome, I'm glad he's doing well.

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#20 Posted by Nentisys (919 posts) -

@Benny said:

Probably need some decent comedic timing to make it work.

Then why is Greg hosting it? He has zero comedy talent.

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#21 Posted by brownsfantb (435 posts) -

Great to hear about Greg beating cancer and I hope it stays away. Cancer sucks man. I've never watched his show but I assume he thought that Jeff would be the best guy to fill-in for him so that's why he reached out to Jeff instead of anybody else at IGN.

@RazielCuts: I think it's a bit of an act with Altano. Did you know he hates sports and CoD and absolutely loves Rayman? I don't think there are too many 'bros' who even know what Rayman is.

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#22 Posted by contagious (82 posts) -

It is very cool that he is in remission, it is a great feeling and a huge weight off of your entire body when you get told those results.

I find it strange that he and so many people refer to it as "beating" cancer though, sure he decided to go through with the chemo but it has not been his skills or abilities that has seen him survive this far, its just luck, cancer is not fair.

Its not as if all the people who have died to it did not try hard enough when getting their chemo every two weeks, they were just unlucky, they booked that checkup two months too late or they just happened to not show any signs of it. Cancer just sucks and its shitty realising that you have very little control over whether or not you live to see your 10th, 30th or 60th birthday.

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#23 Posted by TooWalrus (13384 posts) -
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@TooWalrus said:

I don't know... what that is.

Oh it's a disease that kills people.
IGN's 'Up at Noon' is a disease that kills people? Wow, I'm glad I avoided it all this time.
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#24 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

@contagious said:

I find it strange that he and so many people refer to it as "beating" cancer though, sure he decided to go through with the chemo but it has not been his skills or abilities that has seen him survive this far, its just luck, cancer is not fair.

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#25 Posted by Phatmac (5928 posts) -

Hey guys? How about we focus on the fact that a great guy like Greg Miller is beating cancer. Thanks.

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#26 Posted by laserbolts (5506 posts) -

No idea who this Greg guy is but I probably wouldn't have listened to that IGN thing anyways so congrats to Greg.

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#27 Posted by dietmango (1775 posts) -

I've always stayed away from IGN for obvious reasons, but when it comes to someone's life on the line, it's a different story. Grats to Greg for surviving, here's to him getting better, obviously to the point in which he doesn't have to do chemotherapy anymore.

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#28 Posted by JasonR86 (10148 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

I don't know... what that is.

Dude is a games journalist, had cancer, and now it is in remission.

I'm glad he's doing better. He seems like a really nice guy even if I don't always like the content he makes.

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#29 Posted by PokeIkzai (427 posts) -

I haven't seen much of Up at Noon nor am I very familiar with Greg Miller but from what I have seen he seems to be a very nice person. I'm very happy he's beat cancer.

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#30 Posted by JasonR86 (10148 posts) -

@brownsfantb said:

Great to hear about Greg beating cancer and I hope it stays away. Cancer sucks man. I've never watched his show but I assume he thought that Jeff would be the best guy to fill-in for him so that's why he reached out to Jeff instead of anybody else at IGN.

@RazielCuts: I think it's a bit of an act with Altano. Did you know he hates sports and CoD and absolutely loves Rayman? I don't think there are too many 'bros' who even know what Rayman is.

I like sports and have liked COD. Am I a bro? Cause I know and really like Rayman. Maybe I'm a 1%'er.