RIP Ryan. You and the rest of the Giant Bomb crew have helped me through some tough times these past 5 years. Can't even begin to fathom the number of hours I've spent enjoying content from you guys. Hell, the Bombcast alone has been a bright spot in my weekly routine for ages now, thanks in large part to your talent as a host. And then there's the countless hilarious quick looks, the Big Live Live Shows, the various livestreams that you hosted. Giant Bomb, and games media in general, will never be the same.
Thank you for all of the good times. Words can't describe how much you'll be missed.
This is a little surprising considering I played almost all my console games on 360 this gen and didn't get much use out of my PS3, but I'm most likely going to pick up a PS4 sometime around launch and skip the XBone for the foreseeable future.
I'll get an XBone eventually, just because I don't like missing out on neat exclusives from any console (and I love Halo!) but really nothing of what Microsoft is saying about their system has me very excited. Whereas PS4 is sounding incredibly promising.
And it's not even about used games. I've never bought a used game so I couldn't care less about that, it's more about the general...message for lack of a better term. Sony just seems to be interested in harboring a varied lineup of games. Not just AAA big titles, but also indies and more midlevel games. There's already been a number of smaller devs talking about how much more inviting the PS4 is. And I guess self publishing is going to be a big deal on PS4, the lack of which being a huge problem this gen and why so many devs stuck with Steam only for their smaller titles.
So yeah, all in all, PS4 definitely has my interest piqued. Pre-orders are sold out at the moment on Amazon so I'm not sure if I'll be able to snag one right at launch, but I'll definitely be trying to get one this year.
Discovery is my favourite by far. Such a fun record and one that I can still put on today and enjoy.
RAM is interesting in that it's a different direction for them, and it's clear they put a lot of thought into, but it's not really a record I see myself listening to much in the future. It's just not that enjoyable. I respect DP for making, but I'm pretty lukewarm on it.
I'd put Discovery far in the lead, then Homework, and then Human After All and RAM bring up the rear.
As for my favourite song on RAM, I'd say Give Life Back to Music. It's one of the few tracks on here that has replayability for me.
Cautiously optimistic about Last of Us and Watch_Dogs, but need to see more of both of these. Last of Us because I've never been a big fan of Naughty Dog's previous games, and Watch_Dogs because we still don't know much about it.