Let me tell you about the way I consume Giant Bomb...
I check the site daily - watch at least of the first few minutes of most Quick Looks and have been a loyal Bombcast listener from the beginning. However, I am perpetually 6-8 months behind on the Bombcast. I have just hit the Brad-host and Ryckert-add era Bombcasts and I have to say... they've hit a fantastic high.
Brad is a great host and being host engages him for the entirety of the cast, lets Jeff be much looser and wacky and adding Dan add some great back-and-forth between the cast as they learn more about him. Also... he has some amazing stories. I can't wait to hear GOTY 2014 podcasts!
I'm late to the party, but did anyone else feel the same way?
P.S.: John Drake and Dan Ryckert together should happen more often.
I have a week of vacation left to use before the end of the month - so I have booked a week's vacation from April 20th to April 24th (I work a M-F/9-5 job, so I essentially have the 18th to the 26th off or 11 days off).
My travel friends have a different vacation year and cannot take a week off this month, so the trip might end up being a solo trip. Help me plan a solo vacation! Here are the parameters:
I've been to Las Vegas and San Antonio (PAX South) this vacation year.
I would like to spend around $1000 on the trip
I have never travelled alone either - so solo trip tips are also welcome! Thanks in advance!
I find myself paralyzed by indecision more often than not--generally I keep some short games (Tetris, Terra Battle, Crossy Road, etc.) on hand which I will throw on and mindlessly play while I wait to come up with the next larger game to play. That or I just wind up losing hours to Tetris, but that happens sometimes.
In terms of finding new stuff? Rock Paper Shotgun regularly covers small, free games that are if nothing else interesting little experiments to check out. I've gotten in the habit of pulling one or two of those a week to check out--sometimes they're crap, sometimes they wind up being pretty good, and most of the time they get me to go back and explore an older game in my backlog.