I figured I'd put in my two cents about the show, knowing that the staff sometimes browses the forum, and I could give some (hopefully) constructive criticism. Maybe it's just a fear of change, but I did not like the live show today as much as the other streams. The main reason is, that, I truly believe there is just no place for GameSpot people on the Giant Bomb shows. If they want to guest-star or collaborate, put the content on Gamespot's site. I came to Giant Bomb (and still come to, more than any other gaming website) because of the unique, hilarious, and unequivocally genuine personalities of the GB duders. I didn't get that vibe at all from the GS people. With all respect to them, this is just not their arena. They are two different crews, that just don't lend to a collaborative stream such as this. Please, let GB shows just be the regular folks with their guests.
Some more general feelings I had:
Loved the segments with Patrick and a random game, but they got kinda stale towards the end
Segments in-general were just too rushed. Sim City got like 5 minutes, it seemed, and two Naruto and two baseball games went just a little...long
Way too scripted and planned. The transitions and cutaways were funny, but everything about the show seemed, well, forced
I really enjoy Unprofessional fridays, and TNT, so I guess one stream that I don't end up watching during the week isn't a big deal. But, this content just seems so far out of the norm of GB's ridiculousness and hilarity that I get kinda worried if they let the GS people work with other shows. I know it's a stretch, but, I like GB just the way it is, and change just seems bad. It's a new show, though, so I will definitely give it a chance.
"The fact is more people die from street violence than from angry teens massacring people, and even more die from car accidents, cigarettes and alcohol. I would worry about the stuff that's actually killing us en masse instead of the occasional massacre that is more or less unavoidable. Yes it's tragic, but as they say one death is a tragedy, thousands are a statistic. We need a better sense of perspective as a society."
I was really hoping somebody would make this point, because I think there is a bigger issue here. I agree, that larger occurrences of preventable deaths, unhealthy living, and criminal violence need to cause concern, instead of mass shootings, which, I think I saw a statistic on this, are on the decline overall.
Thinking maybe a short form review or video feature about games you've played that week. Like, record what you would talk about during the "What have you been playing?" segments on the Bombcast. I'm personally fascinated with what you think/feel about games coming out, or what you play. Thanks!
Yes, definitely this. Would love some "Hey Read This" articles from around the industry. News bits are good, but linking to stuff is what I would personally prefer. I would say three times a week would be sufficient.