The only thing the Europe or more specifically in my case the UK one ever had that I wanted that I eventually got was the Super Mario Galaxy Platinum soundtrack. Other than that it was mostly junk, which is a damn shame because if they did soundtracks for other Nintendo games like say Zelda, Donkey Kong Country: TF etc, I would have used it more.
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Nice to see someone liked Dark Souls II enough to put it on their top 10 list. Granted, it isn't as good as the first and I was disappointed with it slightly but I still had a great deal of fun playing through it whether it was solo or co-op and I will be playing the remastered version next year seeing I have not got around to playing the DLC, which I heard is better.
Oh and I need to play The Fall badly.
Hate to see you go but nice to see you will continue doing things that fans appreciated you doing here. Hope you decide to do a Demon's Souls run since your Dark Souls adventures while not on here exactly was some of my favourite content of yours. Going to miss you with Alex on Bombin' the AM too and also was nice for you to get people that some of us probably didn't know about and got a understanding to who they are etc.
Man, it really sucks to hear this news. I wasn't much of a fan of his when he first joined Giant Bomb back in 2011 but I grew to like and appreciate his work a lot over the last year and a half or so and thoroughly enjoyed his endeavours into Dark Souls and Spelunky from this year so it is a shame he won't be around here any more especially since I enjoyed him and Alex doing the Bombin' the AM show since it began and sad it won't be around now. I will continue to follow what he does but whoever the new news guy is has some pretty big shoes to fill no doubt. Best of luck Scoops.
I personally loved this episode and it was my favourite episode of the season along with 3! The ending you felt was the most meaningful is the one I went with even though I kind of regret the last choice I made but not going to go back and change it so sticking with my "With AJ in Wellington" ending.
I do agree with you on some points in that some of the characters just seemed to be there like Mike who didn't bring anything to the table and his turn just seemed to come out of nowhere in a meaningless way. I liked Bonnie in a way but her just hating me all of a sudden for not trying to save Luke enough was pointless despite the fact I did try and save him and almost died because of it.
I do think the characters in the first seasons were better although I wish Jane was in this season more since to me she was the best new character mainly because she got more development than most of the other characters who were there from the start and I didn't want her or Kenny to die but it had to go that way and my connection to Kenny despite his downward spiral got the better of my Clementine.
I am very interested to see how Season 3 goes now considering the various endings there is to Season 2. I enjoyed the season overall although it had its shortcomings but will still be getting Season 3 when it comes around, which I will guess will be end of 2015 possibly first half of 2016 or later.
@hagane: Was going to thank you but realised they are just the same one (4th December 2007). Oh and I tried just copying the links as shown but nothing is there. The 8th August 2006 is not there since I tried it myself and hence why I asked if anyone had it. Strange that most of 2006 and 2005 are there yet there are a few not like the one I mentioned.
Edit: The first one above doesn't work but I believe all the other ones do, which I will probably check out since I never listened to the Hotspot really again after Jeff got fired and only went back to Alex and Ryan's last ones a while back.
Very thoughtful read Patrick. In a few weeks time, it will be 15 years since my favourite cousin died and I still remember him fondly with the sleepovers we used to have and the like back in the 90s before he tragically had an accident that left him in a coma for months before he was gone. As long as you treasure those memories and times you had together, they will last forever despite knowing that they are no longer with us.
We will always cherish what Ryan did for us on here and on Gamespot before that and knowing we have hundreds of hours of video and audio of him shows that he will have a lasting legacy on the cold, cruel world that is the Internet.
Anyone have the 8th August 2006 Hotspot since that is one of the episodes I enjoy listening to but is not on the list above. It is the last one that featured Carrie Gouskos and the first to feature Vinny.
Words can not express how much I am grateful for this since even though the This Year collection of the Hotspot is great, I always wanted to find somewhere where I can listen to old episodes and came across this thread. I remember some of the episodes like the 21st August 07 one has the kid who kept calling in with the short stories and the rap and Alex and Tor Thorsen losing it just as the call ended.