In a word, yes. But as a fond remembrance of the good times, not a yearning for more. You could see they were running out of ideas and Will was out of things to buy at the As Seen On TV Store. I'd much rather see them continue to experiment and bring us varied content and maybe a Happy Hour every once in awhile when they feel they can do something truly entertaining.
After first few weeks it became kind of recap show for rest of the sites. And GB did a quick, very quick look. Nothing special at all.
Now instead every week we have at least two premium live shows (so far) that focus purely on games on GB. I much prefer the latter. Though I feel they need to set the time of live shows in stone.
I honestly really liked it, because I don't have that much time to keep track of everything and with the WMHH, it gave me a quick peak at what every site was working on or talking about over the past week. I think they got bogged down by the idea of having to do crazy stuff every week instead of just producing a show that dealt with what was big on every site during the week. I know some people wouldn't really want that, but it's something I really enjoyed watching when I got up on Saturday mornings.
I understood the flaws people may have had with it--or, at least, the flaws as restated by the Whiskey Staff on the subject--but I always enjoyed it. The loose, sometimes unstructured angle gave way to some truly hilarious moments.
That said, so far all of the new content has been spot on. They've substituted an occasionally memorable round table series with a consistently refreshing stable of features. And TNT's new look has been fantastic thus far.
No not really. But there again I became busy on Fridays when they decided to can it for a while. The timing was perfect. I wouldn't mind a once a month thing or two. An end of year Happy Hour would be cool. Let people talk about the year in video games, tech, comics and movies.
I don't miss the Giant Bomb segments because the content replacing it is better, and I don't miss the Tested segments as I didn't really like them, but as a casual comics and movie fan, I'll miss the weekly recaps from Comic Vine and Screened - they were just the right length to put certain movies and comics on my radar and talk about big news, and I didn't need to check those sites daily for the little I wanted to know. It seems the only place they just talk amongst themselves about movies/comics now are the podcasts, and I'm not interested enough to spend 2 hours a week on those :/
I miss the happy hour.
While I know that it has been replaced with other content it just feels like less in comparison, maybe because the new stuff is less visible for me.
I just follow everything from my RSS feeds in google reader and so I don't really notice if its subscriber only content or not, With the happy hour I got very visible premium content every week.
Maybe I am getting more now, I honestly couldn't tell you, but I feel like I get less.
Nope. At least not in it's current format. I would like to see maybe it once a month with more planning.
Definitely this. I loved the idea of the happy hour, but by the end they felt so rushed and certain segments clearly had no thought or planning behind them at all.
The random stuff they do now (what I've seen before my subscription expired) is great though.. so just doing it monthly would be fine.
I like the sub content we get now, but I miss the Happy Hour because I enjoy all the sites getting together.
The Happy Hour kinda flipped my opinion from a while ago. I was worried that things would turn to shit when they moved to the current office, I thought that GB rocked because they seemed kind of indy and on their own, but the interactions with the other sites made it even better. So many fun characters at whiskey Media.
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