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#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14878 posts) -

So hey, I have a thursday off for the first time in what seems like awhile and noticed that there hasn't been a TNT since the final one that they did with Ryan before his wedding. Have they said anything officially about retiring the show? I mean I know that it was sort of Ryan's show and all with him hosting but I'd have hope that it would have lived on.

#2 Edited by StarvingGamer (8284 posts) -

I would wait until we start seeing real releases. I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up doing one for Saints Row.

Or maybe not. Who knows.

#3 Posted by JayEH (534 posts) -

Maybe in the fall when more multiplayer games are out. I don't think there's been a lot of candidates lately.

#4 Edited by Demoskinos (14878 posts) -

@jayeh said:

Maybe in the fall when more multiplayer games are out. I don't think there's been a lot of candidates lately.

Hey, man, Dragon's Crown resents that.

#5 Posted by Bocam (3762 posts) -

Don't you know Giant Bomb doesn't plan anything. They might have retired it. They might have replaced it with Daily DOTA. Who the fuck knows.

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#6 Posted by StarvingGamer (8284 posts) -

@jayeh said:

Maybe in the fall when more multiplayer games are out. I don't think there's been a lot of candidates lately.

Hey, man, Dragon's Crown resents that.

None of them had any interest in that game, to the point where they had to call in a ringer to do a QL for them.

#7 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5020 posts) -

Thursday Night Dota. Right now this is what we got.

Man I would love a real TNT thought. Dota just doesn't doin' it for me anymore.

#8 Posted by Bollard (5598 posts) -

Yeah I seriously miss TNT. I don't think they ever did a Trackmania Valley TNT, right? That, and I hope that at long last they might actually play ArmA when ArmA II releases officially soon. My god that would be glorious.

#9 Edited by BlackLagoon (1441 posts) -

I'd really like to see a Payday 2 TNT. Been hooked on the original since I got it free on Plus, so it'd be fun to get a real impression what the new one's like.

#11 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Nothing real interesting has come out as of late.

#12 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2162 posts) -

Most of them usually seemed pretty bored on TNT, especially Jeff. They'd need to find a pretty janky co-op game for that show to be any interesting without Ryan.

#13 Edited by Yummylee (21775 posts) -

TNT was getting to be pretty redundant as it went on and was basically just a lesser weird and crazy Unprofessional Fridays. Though Hell, that's kinda what all of GB's video features are to be fair.

Losing TNT isn't an especially great loss in any case, but I would like to see a new weekly Thursday feature in return.

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#14 Edited by chiablo (940 posts) -

Unpro Fridays is the evolution of TNT.

#15 Posted by Bocam (3762 posts) -

@yummylee said:

TNT was getting to be pretty redundant as it went on and was basically just a lesser weird and crazy Unprofessional Fridays. Though Hell, that's kinda what all of GB's video features are to be fair.

Losing TNT isn't an especially great loss in any case, but I would like to see a new weekly Thursday feature in return.

You get DOTA

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#16 Edited by Yummylee (21775 posts) -
@bocam said:

@yummylee said:

TNT was getting to be pretty redundant as it went on and was basically just a lesser weird and crazy Unprofessional Fridays. Though Hell, that's kinda what all of GB's video features are to be fair.

Losing TNT isn't an especially great loss in any case, but I would like to see a new weekly Thursday feature in return.

You get DOTA

D'oh.

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#17 Edited by Demoskinos (14878 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

@jayeh said:

Maybe in the fall when more multiplayer games are out. I don't think there's been a lot of candidates lately.

Hey, man, Dragon's Crown resents that.

None of them had any interest in that game, to the point where they had to call in a ringer to do a QL for them.

Which is a goddamn shame. But you're right.

#18 Edited by vorpalparasite (295 posts) -

If there's no Divekick TNT then, it'll be time to panic.

#19 Posted by BigJeffrey (5025 posts) -

I'd really like to see a Payday 2 TNT. Been hooked on the original since I got it free on Plus, so it'd be fun to get a real impression what the new one's like.

Seems that Jeff did not enjoy his time w/ it.

#20 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11798 posts) -

@yummylee said:

TNT was getting to be pretty redundant as it went on and was basically just a lesser weird and crazy Unprofessional Fridays. Though Hell, that's kinda what all of GB's video features are to be fair.

Losing TNT isn't an especially great loss in any case, but I would like to see a new weekly Thursday feature in return.

Agreed. With a few exceptions, I feel like a lot of the TNTs of the past year have been less about playing the shooter of the week with the community and more about them playing whatever... which is exactly what UPF is. I wouldn't cry if it was gone for good, and that last one with Game and Wario miiverse sketches may have been the best way for that feature to go out, really.

#21 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3349 posts) -

Barely noticed TNT was missing. I think it works better as a couch co-op show, they should do more of that, and just play with the community off-video at other times.

#22 Posted by 5Figh (172 posts) -

I think its telling that I didn't notice it was gone

#23 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4221 posts) -

I miss TNT. Its done.

#24 Posted by Slag (4455 posts) -

I think the TNT concept is a still a good one (multiplayer madness), but it doesn't hurt to mix up the lineup occasionally.

#25 Posted by Capum15 (4907 posts) -

It'd be cool if they did more community stuff. I don't think I ever managed to get into a game when they did the multiplayer TNTs.

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#26 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Someone asked Rorie on yesterday's live stream and his reply was basically that they're not going to do it for a while. He didn't say that it's gone completely.

#27 Posted by GorillaMoPena (2170 posts) -

Fortune Street coming to the WiiU?

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#28 Edited by Aetheldod (3594 posts) -

@chiablo said:

Unpro Fridays is the evolution of TNT.

Yeah maybe , but thats premium and we the masses dont have it ... TNT was free for all

#29 Posted by ShaggE (6474 posts) -

Sad that it went on hiatus before ROTT came out. That game screams TNT.

#30 Posted by Vuud (2013 posts) -

We don't need to wait for new releases, the best TNT's ever were UT and Quake.

#31 Edited by Genfuyung (237 posts) -

Thursday Night Mugen would be great.

#32 Posted by Vuud (2013 posts) -

Thursday Night Mugen would be great.

Replace Daily Dota with Daily Saltybet. Just Jeff makin' bets and talking metagame and his betting strategy.

#34 Edited by Giganteus (185 posts) -

@chiablo said:

Unpro Fridays is the evolution of TNT.

Yeah maybe , but thats premium and we the masses dont have it ... TNT was free for all

Yeah, that's the downside for me. I don't have the scratch to pay for premium right now, so I'm gonna miss TNT.

#35 Edited by BisonHero (6567 posts) -

Unprofessional Fridays is way more flexible than TNT, and also way more engaging for the staff members, as a sort of "show and tell" of whatever games, new or old, they want to play. The part where TNT was multiplayer (and preferably able to involve the community) was kind of limiting when the staff rarely commits to getting good at any one game, so it resulted in a lot of shows where one person barely felt competent to play the game online, and was just a weird stream of that guy getting obliterated while everyone else was barely interested in what he was doing.

On the other hand, it was a good feature to have guests on (Brad Muir, John Drake, Jared Rea, etc.), which Unpro Fridays doesn't have to quite the same degree. Also, bummer for non-premium members, as TNT is now one less free GB stream for them to watch.

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#37 Edited by csl316 (8766 posts) -

They could've just done Quake TNT's for the last month and I'd be happy. If they do a retirement show to commemorate the good times, Quake would be a fine choice.

Getting into a TNT was super fun (Twisted Metal, I'm looking at you), but I rarely watched them. It was all about listening to the conversations for me. Unless there were dueling games and everything was crazy.

#38 Edited by Scotto (1188 posts) -

I hope it's not gone. And I certainly hope it hasn't been "replaced" by Daily Dota, a feature I have absolutely no interest in, that basically seems to exist as an excuse for Brad to play a bunch of Dota 2 at work every day. At this point, my eyes start to roll back into my head every time Brad starts talking about Dota on the Bombcast, or on a stream. I totally understand that some people like Daily Dota, and that's fine, but it's content targeted primarily at fans of one game.

I also don't buy that it's because of a lack of games. It's not like all they ever played on TNT was Triple-A barn burners - most of the best TNT's were exactly the opposite. If they want to take a break from them for a while that's okay, but it'd be nice to hear them devote a couple minutes on the podcast or something, explaining why.

#39 Posted by TruthTellah (9153 posts) -

Workload-wise, I'm guessing organizing another livestream like TNT is just too much right now without Ryan around. Maybe they'll get back to it eventually, but at the moment, they're short Patrick and Ryan as far as livestreams and the rest of the workload goes. I'm still a bit amazed they have the Bombcast as strong as it is right now; though, it definitely needs some help being reigned in a bit and finding that flow that Ryan provided. They'll get there.

#40 Edited by Benny (1953 posts) -

I suspect there'll be divekick shenanigans and livestreams aplenty with all the new consoles and stuff coming out soon. It'll be back in one form or another.

#42 Edited by Wrighteous86 (3782 posts) -

I think it will be retired or change a lot in the near future.

#43 Posted by Vinny_Says (5713 posts) -

I'd rather just have them find a co-op game and have 2 of them play it for an hour and a half every thursday. I dunno man, have Vinny and Jeff play Crackdown for an hour, or Borderlands, or whatever random game they want and stream that out. It's simple to set up and doesn't require them to limit themselves to a single game (ER style) or alienate an entire portion of the audience (Daily Dota style).

#44 Posted by believer258 (11949 posts) -

I like Unprofessional Fridays better anyway. TNT was fun to watch sometimes, but other times they just seemed a bit bored. That Quake 3 TNT seems infinitely watchable.

However, seeing as how my Premium recently ran out and I don't have the money to pay for it again, it would be nice to see some kind of two hour long free stream like TNT was. Weren't the archives of TNT's premium and the live streams free? That would be a pretty awesome compromise.

#45 Edited by SpoogeMcduck (191 posts) -

It seems like a lot of video to do with Friday and then TNT along with it so could just be hard to keep doing them both consistently...

#46 Edited by mrfluke (5193 posts) -

well id imagine that one would feel a bit weird for the guys as that was a show that Ryan hosted for the majority of the time. but according to jeff on tumblr, they are now getting back to the proper groove of things,

so yea, if divekick tnt doesnt happen then tnt might be over.

#47 Edited by Aviar (442 posts) -

So far I prefer Unprofessional Fridays as it seems more adaptable then TNT was. TNT was more of the community playing multi-player games with the guys, which is great, but the format of UF seems much easier for them and can bring in a greater assortment of games.

#48 Posted by myketuna (1710 posts) -

I think it'll be retired to a more "once in a while" thing than every week. Unprofessional Fridays is much more malleable and flexible than TNT. Toward the end, TNT was basically just a UF with a theme anyway. The crew rarely gave a shit about playing multiplayer with us anymore and we didn't really mind it either. The Brad Muir and Dave Lange TNTs? No community multiplayer, but still absolutely golden.

#49 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5593 posts) -

I really fine with it being retired for now. Unprofessional Friday's is much more fun to watch. Ideally though we would still have both though.

#50 Posted by mlarrabee (2971 posts) -

Even though I never participated in it, I always liked how TNT was a time set aside for the staff to play multiplayer games with the community. I still enjoyed it when it changed formats, and I recognized the desire for change. But while the final form of TNT closely resembled Unpro, I miss classic TNT and hope it makes a triumphant return someday.