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#1 Edited by cgeare (34 posts) -

The new Allegaeon album is damn good. Also these guys are hilarious

Wretched released a killer album this year, this is a great instrumental off of their release "Cannibal".

And finally some shameless self promotion for my band, released this guy last month.

#2 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

I would really like to believe Drake is a new hire at GB. Doesn't look that way though.

#3 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

Stoked for Vinny, glad he's going back home with his family.

That said,

Giant Bomb "franchises" seem unnecessary, and to me, sort of flies in the face of what GB is all about. Interested to see how in the hell they pull this off.

#4 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

I came to this thread expecting some quick, tabloid-like entertainment from some unfounded grievances about this site. It seems that I'm many pages deep now and completely invested in some of the insights and honest thoughts. I wasn't expecting that at all.

I've never regretted renewing my yearly membership. Once I got it, I couldn't believe how I lived without it. Giant Bomb has been one of my main sources of entertainment, period, over the last 3 years. That said, This site seems to always run hot and cold over time based on your personal interests. Spelunky with Patrick and Volgar with Brad? I'm hooked. Dark Souls and Pathfinder? Not so much. But that's just me. For some people it's probably the opposite.

These guys also have to contend with what games are coming out (or lack thereof), and in the midst of preparing for E3, it's amazing that they get as much content out as they do.

As far as the premium stuff, it's just the reality of their business model. As a lot of people put it, it's basically a tip jar. If you care so deeply about the site that you have such in-depth critiques, it's a little strange that you've never even tried the subscription.

#5 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

FTL - I'd like to see Patrick unlock the crystal cruiser and beat the mothership, however with a free expansion of that game coming out soonish, it might be better to wait.

#6 Edited by cgeare (34 posts) -

All really good points here. I've found that I actually have to schedule gaming into my day in order to have time for it. Right before bed is a good time. Of course most of the time I have a nagging guilty feeling, if I have any extra time I feel like should be doing something productive. So I maybe play a couple hours a week on average, and they are usually older games I already know how to play well.

It's a shame because I still regularly buy games on steam. 16 year old me would be blown away with what I have sitting uninstalled on my library. Is it weird that I generally get more entertainment value from watching the fellas here play games more than playing the game myself?

#7 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

I'm a crotchety old man about these new movies. Spiderman 3 was a trainwreck and all that, but they really didn't wait long enough to reboot. I like my Spiderman with a heavy dusting of Tobey and Raimi. Peter Parker shouldn't be a cool, skateboarding, fohawked, skinny jeans wearing "nerd". He should be a normal nerdy dude.

#8 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

Mr. Epic Games was on Joe Rogan the other day, not a bad conversation. Talks about movies, lots about games, comic con, etc. Too bad Joe isn't a little better about knowing about current games. He's always said he had to chill out after his crippling quake addiction.

http://joerogan.net/podcasts/

#9 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

The first Matrix is one of the greatest action films ever. Right up there with Terminator 2. The second one is actually totally fine all things considered. The third failed to stick the landing in any way.

Both sequels suffer from trying to outdo the last entry. It's no mistake that the first scene in reloaded is practically just 5 minutes of bullet time. They took something that blew everyone's mind from the first film and hit you over the head with it like a sledgehammer. Same goes for Neo fighting 100 agent smiths. They tried to keep up the pace until you had the final fight with Smith which is really, really stupid to watch. Watching two super-human immortals throw each other through skyscrapers without a scratch. Absolutely zero tension.

The broad story for the sequels, on paper at least, is brilliant. It just wasn't executed well. I think the Wachowski's got backed into a corner when they made Neo as powerful as he is. He's pretty much just unstoppable, so they had to introduce these super powerful foes for him to battle and it just spun out of control. I'm also going to agree with most people here that the supporting characters in the sequels are all completely forgettable.

#10 Posted by cgeare (34 posts) -

I've only ever been a watcher and listener. But something like this happening has drawn me into the community. It's bittersweet to read what people are writing, but feels good to read so many messages voicing condolences, support, sadness, whathaveyou. Ryan's voice is something I took for granted, and I'm sad it's gone. I can't imagine the thoughts and feelings his family, friends, and co-workers are dealing with.

Exactly how I feel. This tragedy has made me realize how truly amazing this community really is. I've never really checked the forums here at GB, but I've found myself in here regularly since Monday. It's practically a support group for me at this point. You folks are awesome. Here's to the crew for putting together a podcast for us.

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