Hello Giantbomb community,
If you're completely unaware, the mega-super-awesome site known as Spill.com is going to be shut down by the end of December by their parent company (OR SO WE WERE TOLD, SCREW YOU HOLLYWOOD.COM), and it really freaking sucks. The site has been going on for eight years now, and to see it all collapsing is just really depressing. The site has provided me with a shitload of entertainment over the years - hell, I'd even actually say that I enjoy their podcasts more than Giantbomb's at times (Don't kill me please). 2013 has already been turning out to be a crappy year, so this was really just a little more crap added onto an already depressing year.
I've seen the site mentioned a few times around here, so I'm sure that some of you are at least partially aware of it.
Here's their website if you're interested in checking them out if you've never heard of them before: Link removed because Hollywood.com are assholes and took the site down early.
For the time being, while Korey gets his site set up, there's http://oneofus.net/. Both Chris (Cyrus) and Martin (Leon) are present on the site, and they do movie review there now as well. They are a bit too chatty when it comes to movie reviews, so it's not quite more of the same, but it's great to hear both Chris and Martin landing on their feet and making themselves at home at a new site. At the moment, Co-host is still unaccounted for, but as others have said, it's a pretty safe bet that he will move onto the same project with Korey, as will Martin. It's probably also a safe bet to say that Chris won't be going with them, since he seems to be quite rooted in his new site now. It's a shame, but I suppose it's just how it'll have to be.
Here's what I posted on the second page, a few updates regarding the new site:
-Leon (Martin) will be involved in the new site!
-Korey explains where the money from the kickstarter will be going, but the most important detail here is that he'd really need about 100k to make sure that the site will be funded for an entire year. 30k was just low-balling it, and he claims that it would last him maybe 4 months at the most.
-The new site will have their podcasts, and it's pretty much confirmed that ACoCO will be back! Granted, they probably won't be using the same name due to Hollywood.com owning it, but if you're a fan of it like me, then no matter the name, that's fantastic news!
-He is planning to have a sort of premium system similar to what Giantbomb has, and used listening to the podcasts live as an example of the extra content that could be provided for the service, among other things.
If you wish to donate to the kickstarter to help these guys out, then please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/573779592/it-aint-going-down-like-that-korey-colemans-new-si. ALL of the additional money that he gains will go towards the site, since the original goal of 30,000 was intentionally a low amount of money, because he didn't know how much people would be interested in a new site. Let's try to get this thing to 100k guys!
And since some members of the site have already brought it up in the comments below, I figure I'll just use the opening post to make a few things clear. After Ryan's unfortunate passing, they had a news podcast in which they reported his death, and one member made a very bad joke about how his wife may have killed him. The very next podcast he apologized for this horrible joke, and I sincerely hope you guys won't hold this against them. If you do hold it against them however, then please don't bother posting in this thread that you hope they won't succeed, because all that will do is make me feel bad, and though I doubt you really care about how an anonymous person on the internet feels, I beg you to just leave that shit out of the thread, please.
Bad Joke stated here: Sorry, site's down now.
Apology stated here: Sorry, site's down now.
Sorry I don't have the exact times they say the things, but if you skip around, you'll find them. Now I beg of you, please forgive and forget.
P.S. If you do berate them, I promise I won't lash out from now on, but I can guarantee that I won't think nice things about you.