#1 Posted by blogpostnogood (320 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/wii/puzzle/marioparty8/video/6171690/mario-party-8-video-review
 
Did he talk differently before Giantbomb?

#2 Posted by rjayb89 (7806 posts) -

Years of smoking and duding rooms does that.

#3 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -

No. He sounds the same.

#4 Posted by Th3_James (2593 posts) -

Drugs maybe? Cocaine and bad quality video and continuous talking

#5 Posted by DonChipotle (3077 posts) -

Because it was a really good party.

#6 Posted by IBurningStar (2205 posts) -

Seems the same to me. Maybe a bit faster than usual, but that's it.

#7 Posted by S0ndor (2718 posts) -

He used to have a very low key presentation style. He has clearly evolved and become a much more engaging person to watch on camera. If you check out his early Gamespot vids, man, that stuff is embarrassing compared to modern day Ryan.

#8 Posted by fox01313 (5177 posts) -

Might also be that the people at giant bomb know better or have better tech for capturing & compressing audio then back at gamespot.

#9 Posted by Subjugation (4815 posts) -

Talking style is the same. His voice is a tiny bit different, maybe a tiny bit higher or raspy. Possibly he was recovering from being sick? I wouldn't go so far as to say he sounds "funny."

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#10 Posted by dr_pineapple (195 posts) -

why are you watching a mario party 8 video review?

#11 Posted by coakroach (2493 posts) -
@Th3_James said:

Cocaine

#12 Posted by Ninja (586 posts) -

@dr_pineapple said:

why are you watching a mario party 8 video review?
#13 Posted by MentalDisruption (1786 posts) -

Thanks for reminding me that there's still no new mario party :\

#14 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2032 posts) -

He sounds sick, but yeah, why're you watching a four-year-old video review?

#15 Posted by DjCmeP (1224 posts) -

@Dany said:

No. He sounds the same.

#16 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Puberty? 

#17 Posted by ez123 (2012 posts) -

He sounds the same in that video. Though, Ryan spoke softer during some of the Gamespot days, he changed at some point. 

#18 Edited by Grumbel (1010 posts) -

Pretty much the same as today, only difference is that you today hear him mostly in chatty podcast situations and less in scripted "serious" video reviews.

#19 Posted by JoeyRavn (5130 posts) -

@dr_pineapple said:

why are you watching a mario party 8 video review?

Well, genius, you tell me how he can know whether Mario Party 8 is a good game or not. Geez.

Ryan sounds the same. Maybe a bit younger, but that's it.

Also, cocaine.

#20 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

Mario Party 4 was the best one anyways.

#21 Posted by iAmJohn (6166 posts) -

@Ninja said:

@dr_pineapple said:

why are you watching a mario party 8 video review?
#22 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1247 posts) -
@MentalDisruption said:
Thanks for reminding me that there's still no new mario party :\
There is...
#23 Edited by CornBREDX (6751 posts) -

Ryan has kind of evolved his personality from the old days, as others have mentioned. It's kind of funny, because if you watch really old gamespot videos he's very mellow and to the point. A lot less crazy and sarcastic like he is now.

I guess you could say, he came out of his shell on the internet over a period of time. I think Giant Bomb and what it is today has a lot to do with that. Only a guess though, I don't know the guy personally- just seen him in videos for over a decade or something like that.

#24 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

Mario Party 4 was the best one anyways.

I think you meant Mario Party 2.

#25 Posted by DougQuaid (1272 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:

@Ninja said:

@dr_pineapple said:

why are you watching a mario party 8 video review?
#26 Posted by MentalDisruption (1786 posts) -
@Icicle7x3 said:
@MentalDisruption said:
Thanks for reminding me that there's still no new mario party :\
There is...
Oh wow :o
#27 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

@OllyOxenFree said:

@Afroman269 said:

Mario Party 4 was the best one anyways.

I think you meant Mario Party 4.

That's what I said.

#28 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

@OllyOxenFree said:

@Afroman269 said:

Mario Party 4 was the best one anyways.

I think you meant Mario Party 4.

That's what I said.

...You win this round.

#29 Posted by ajamafalous (12514 posts) -

He sounds basically the same. I think if you want to see something different, you should be watching like his THPS2/3 review.

#30 Posted by Jackhole (405 posts) -

This is Ryan, before Giant Bomb. He was much thinner back then. Also, cocaine.  
  

#31 Posted by Ramone (3076 posts) -

Cocaine also more cocaine

#32 Posted by MHumphreys89 (759 posts) -

Not to be mean but the comparisons between these old Gamespot Video Reviews and the staff today need to stop, people change, things change.

Yes, he does sound different.

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#33 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

He sounds younger that's all

#34 Posted by Vexxan (4625 posts) -

Seems about the same...maybe he's talking a little faster.

#35 Posted by paradox121 (343 posts) -

If you're looking for weird Ryan talking then surely this is the best example 
  

  
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#36 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

It's almost as if people age and change over time, weird…

#37 Posted by crusader8463 (14755 posts) -

Ryan has finally hit puberty, and his voice is changing.

#38 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3482 posts) -
@NeverDave said:

It's almost as if people age and change over time, weird…

I know, right? It's like anime is real, or something...
#39 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2763 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

@dr_pineapple said:

why are you watching a mario party 8 video review?

Well, genius, you tell me how he can know whether Mario Party 8 is a good game or not. Geez.

It has Mario in the title, so it probably isn't.

#40 Posted by buzz_clik (7287 posts) -

@JoeyRavn said:

Ryan sounds the same. Maybe a bit younger, but that's it.

Also, cocaine.

All o' dis.

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