As others have said, after Vinny left, the podcast was in need of someone that felt enthusiastic about games and stuff. I think he is a good counterpart to Jeff and he is so different on opinions that it brings new things to the table (I enjoyed his defense of Mario Sunshine).
Short disclosure first: When eating cow, people in my country tend to leave nothing behind... NOTHING. So, there are weird dishes that include the kidneys, the brain, the guts, the blood, etc... what in english you call "offal".
Funny thing is, in general, I like a lot of those "side dishes" more than the asado, which is closest we get to beef.
The other things are whatever... but the blood? That is possibly the grossest most disease ridden thing you can consume from an animal.
Well... its not like we drink it straight up like we were a bunch of vampires. ;)
Its processed into a sausage called "morcilla". There is even a sweet variety that include raisins, but I am not a fan of those...
Coming from someone that considered it one of my favorite series of the PS2 generation, and did a similar marathon up until 3, let me advice you: abandon this quest. Nothing like too much of a good thing to lose all interest in it.
By the time you reach 3 you will be so overblown by the samey combat, poor writing and characterizations that go all over the place, that you will end up hating the series.
I think that Microsoft's willingness to actually listen to their user base is refreshing.
Yeah, real refreshing to see a company to suck up to the consumers only after they have receiving an financial ass kicking. It is real heart warming to see that company is willing to do what you asked them to do, only when it is their last option.
Cursed if you do, cursed if you don't.
Make the changes, and people will accuse you of bending over pressure, being a coward and not having enough faith in your original proposal...
Don't make the changes, and people will accuse you of being headstrong, having lack of touch with your audience and force situations based on hubris...
The difference, as always, is not on the message, but the delivery...