Posted by VoshiNova (1691 posts) -

It was really, really awesome.

After re-watching the Hitman T.A.N.G in Patrick's recent article; I stumbled and fell into a "this ain't no game" extravaganza.

I think the series of videos features some of Vinny's most charming/funny video editing, and Ryan is at his best in every episode.

If your new to the site, or have never seen the series check it out

What was your favorite episode?

#1 Posted by VoshiNova (1691 posts) -

It was really, really awesome.

After re-watching the Hitman T.A.N.G in Patrick's recent article; I stumbled and fell into a "this ain't no game" extravaganza.

I think the series of videos features some of Vinny's most charming/funny video editing, and Ryan is at his best in every episode.

If your new to the site, or have never seen the series check it out

What was your favorite episode?

#2 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2010 posts) -

Well, the RE: Apocalypse one is great for reasons I need not explain. I actually, unironically, like the Postal movie though so that one was hard to watch.

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#3 Posted by kerse (2114 posts) -

It's fantastic, I miss new episodes.

#4 Posted by MikeW1980UK (71 posts) -

Why did it stop. Was video tape transfer just not possible?

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#5 Edited by iAmJohn (6120 posts) -

Dear Ryan and Vinny,

You are both history's greatest monsters for mercilessly killing WUTANG for no goddamn reason. Between things like Wreck-It Ralph, Scott Pilgrim and be myriad other films that are tangentially about games, there's no reason you couldn't keep doing it. Moreover it was one of the best video features you guys have ever done and no other site does anything comparable. Therefore you killed your best content and I hate you for it... In as much as I can hate two people who I don't actually hate and continue to happily give $50 to every year of course.

No but seriously, bring it back.

Love, John.

#6 Posted by Tesla (1923 posts) -

It was great because Ryan is fantastic at talking about movies. Mad knowledge, good taste, and says intelligent things about movies without sounding pretentious. His guest spots on Screened podcasts were top notch as well. Ryan on movies is better than Ryan on games.

#7 Posted by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

@MikeW1980UK: It was simply because they were running out of movies based on games, and then running out of Wonderful Universe movies based on games that don't actually exist.

Ryan's said he'd like to get back to it sometime. We'll see.

@iAmJohn: Those two would make for good episodes. I'm not sure there'd be enough to keep it going for more than another ten or fifteen episodes, but there's always something coming out eventually. I'd take sporadic episodes.

#8 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11029 posts) -

I still wish Ryan had done a TANG for that Prince of Persia movie, because that movie wasn't half bad. But I wouldn't put it past Ryan to not like that one anyway.

But yeah, it was a fun feature. While there's definitely movies out there he could cover, for both TANG and WUTANG, I bet it falls under the same category as video reviews where the amount of time and effort put into it isn't worth it compared to the other things they could be doing.

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#9 Posted by Venatio (4491 posts) -

I really miss it, such a bummer it just stopped
 
Also miss video reviews and Endurance Runs, but I better not mention those

#10 Posted by Capum15 (4901 posts) -
@Tesla said:

It was great because Ryan is fantastic at talking about movies. Mad knowledge, good taste, and says intelligent things about movies without sounding pretentious. His guest spots on Screened podcasts were top notch as well. Ryan on movies is better than Ryan on games.

That last thing made me think of "This is your brain on Ryan." for some weird reason. Silly old PSA's.

As for the topic, oh man, Ryan was really great in those TANG videos. I wish there were more video game related movies out so they could continue making those.
#11 Posted by Nev (548 posts) -

True story, TANG is what really got me into Giant Bomb. I joined on the launch, but didn't actually visit for around a year and a half, until I stumbled onto episodes of TANG. Watched them all in an afternoon, and have loved Giant Bomb since.

Really miss the series. I have never liked the Endurance Runs, so for me, bringing back TANG is my real wish for the site.

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#12 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -

TANG was amazing, back then you could feel the energy they had for doing something new and exciting. It was not just WORK, they were liberated from corporate interests and it really showed.

Miss those days.

#13 Posted by GalacticGravy (548 posts) -

God it was great.

#14 Posted by VoshiNova (1691 posts) -

@floodiastus: too true - there was a certain light-heartedness to the videos back then; not that there isn't now, but there is something missing in the new equation.

@Sesiras: word! I think I may fall into the same basket!

@Venatio: those we do not speak of.... ^_^

#15 Posted by Superfriend (1555 posts) -

Guess they ran into some copyright issues?

Maybe it´s also not cool to make fun of movies that CBS somehow has/had a stake in?

Anyway, I miss that feature. Or any other feature.. these days it´s all Quicklooks, but I guess that is what the kids want.

#16 Posted by csl316 (8685 posts) -

MORTAL KOMBAT!!!

#17 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3154 posts) -

WUTANG. That is all.

#18 Posted by Vig02 (24 posts) -

TANG is missed. Thank the Heavens for Unprofessional Fridays (completely awesome and always surprising) because I never got over Happy Hour disappearing abruptly after 2011's Big Live Live Show.

Just sort of shrug it off as the Bomb Crew gets older. They have less time and energy to do what they could when they were slightly younger. I think Jeff will refuse to go gently into that good night, I mean he's burning the candle at both ends with Jar Time and Bombastica.

#19 Posted by Willtron (243 posts) -

@floodiastus said:

TANG was amazing, back then you could feel the energy they had for doing something new and exciting. It was not just WORK, they were liberated from corporate interests and it really showed.

Miss those days.

Oh, Christ.

#20 Posted by destruktive (1069 posts) -

Tang IS pretty awesome.

I wouldn't mind some new episodes of Wutang

#21 Posted by Mezmero (1904 posts) -

TANG is probably one of my favorite features on the entire site. Still want Ryan and Vinny to bring it back. Those two make magic together. Favorite episode was probably Super Mario Bros because Ryan is unrelenting in his critique of that awful movie. WUTANG had such a promising showing as well. I will still rewatch those videos from time to time.

#22 Posted by SuperSambo (2865 posts) -

@Superfriend said:

Guess they ran into some copyright issues?

Maybe it´s also not cool to make fun of movies that CBS somehow has/had a stake in?

Anyway, I miss that feature. Or any other feature.. these days it´s all Quicklooks, but I guess that is what the kids want.

Yeah, cause they stopped when the CBS takeover began...

I seriously believe that you got it right the first time.

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#23 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2390 posts) -

Tang is a pretty decent drink.

#24 Posted by VoshiNova (1691 posts) -

@Turtlebird95: I go 3 full Tsp in an 8 oz drink CUZ I DON'T GIVE A F&*#!

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