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dandb on GB

On a recent Giant Bomb update email, a recognisable user appeared the featured blogs.

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/thenewagentdandb/

This guy used to post just as embarrasing material on GameSpot AU.

To no surprise, he's sporting a Banjo-Kazooie avatar, and some familiar forum posts!

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion/30/am-i-ugly-or-am-i-not-ugly-please-give-a-response/116790/

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic/31/does-this-dream-mean-anything/115375/

I jokingly added him to my Xbox LIVE friend's list and praised his work on the GameSpot AU forum a while ago, but reading his blog and forum posts reminded me of how much pain he brings from facepalms.


The FailSpot

I tried my best to stomach the first episode of The HotSpot for 2009, but it was painfully BORING.

I thought I had been listening to it for nearly an hour. I looked at the timer and it was at 24 minutes!

Does anyone still listen to the show? This episode runs for over two hours. I don't think anyone with taste can listen to this.

Luckily we now have The OzSpot on a weekly basis to fill the gap that The HotSpot has left since Vinny Caravella left.


The 1UPaypal Network

As a fan of the 1UP podcasts and the 1UP Show, I was devastated to read about the release of nearly all the employees that were a part of all the great content.

Many of the ex-staffers are working on new (fan funded) things which bear similarity to their previous work, like Rebel FM and an unnamed video project, but I want to preserve the past before UGO realises that they don't need it.

It's going to take a while because I have download limits, but over the next two or three months I plan on saving every episode of their podcasts and every 1UP Show. It's expected to exceed over 50GB, but it will be totally worth it.


Pink On The Inside And Outside

I think I'm starting to develop a liking to this anime chick that's on GameSpot user Turbo-Evil's avatar and sig.

I never paid extra attention to his avatar and signature until he featured the lady in figure form on his Pick-up Of The Year post.

Sometimes when he posts I look at his avatar for up to ten seconds at a time.

Moka Latte? Mokaccino? What's her name? I hope Youtube and some torrents can answer all these questions.


Always Use A Clean Pad

I had been thinking of a good way to clean my Guitar Hero: World Tour drum kit for a while now.

I don't cover it or anything like that, so it always collects dust, which is hard to remove from the rubber pads.

My new way of cleaning it is to get a roll of masking tape and lay it across the pads, then pull it off and repeat the process on a new area. It actually works quite good.



It's like you're waxing your kit.

elektrixxx.
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Posted by elektrixx
dandb on GB

On a recent Giant Bomb update email, a recognisable user appeared the featured blogs.

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/thenewagentdandb/

This guy used to post just as embarrasing material on GameSpot AU.

To no surprise, he's sporting a Banjo-Kazooie avatar, and some familiar forum posts!

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/general-discussion/30/am-i-ugly-or-am-i-not-ugly-please-give-a-response/116790/

http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic/31/does-this-dream-mean-anything/115375/

I jokingly added him to my Xbox LIVE friend's list and praised his work on the GameSpot AU forum a while ago, but reading his blog and forum posts reminded me of how much pain he brings from facepalms.


The FailSpot

I tried my best to stomach the first episode of The HotSpot for 2009, but it was painfully BORING.

I thought I had been listening to it for nearly an hour. I looked at the timer and it was at 24 minutes!

Does anyone still listen to the show? This episode runs for over two hours. I don't think anyone with taste can listen to this.

Luckily we now have The OzSpot on a weekly basis to fill the gap that The HotSpot has left since Vinny Caravella left.


The 1UPaypal Network

As a fan of the 1UP podcasts and the 1UP Show, I was devastated to read about the release of nearly all the employees that were a part of all the great content.

Many of the ex-staffers are working on new (fan funded) things which bear similarity to their previous work, like Rebel FM and an unnamed video project, but I want to preserve the past before UGO realises that they don't need it.

It's going to take a while because I have download limits, but over the next two or three months I plan on saving every episode of their podcasts and every 1UP Show. It's expected to exceed over 50GB, but it will be totally worth it.


Pink On The Inside And Outside

I think I'm starting to develop a liking to this anime chick that's on GameSpot user Turbo-Evil's avatar and sig.

I never paid extra attention to his avatar and signature until he featured the lady in figure form on his Pick-up Of The Year post.

Sometimes when he posts I look at his avatar for up to ten seconds at a time.

Moka Latte? Mokaccino? What's her name? I hope Youtube and some torrents can answer all these questions.


Always Use A Clean Pad

I had been thinking of a good way to clean my Guitar Hero: World Tour drum kit for a while now.

I don't cover it or anything like that, so it always collects dust, which is hard to remove from the rubber pads.

My new way of cleaning it is to get a roll of masking tape and lay it across the pads, then pull it off and repeat the process on a new area. It actually works quite good.



It's like you're waxing your kit.

elektrixxx.
Posted by Samulies

Whew, alot to take in there. Ahh yes I remember Agent d and b, golly gosh.

The OZ spot is weekly now? I havnt listened for a few episodes as I have been catching up on all the old bombcasts, I really prefer them to the Oz spot. Although no competitions which is a shame.

Anyway, toodles.

Sam