Yeah, I don't think this year was as bad as last and I think next year won't be so bad because new consoles are now out. But yeah, games are getting more bigger and shit are bound to break at some point unfortunately.
I just played Saints Row 4, it froze 3 times and I ran into a bug where I could not get pass a boss battle until I found a workaround in the internet. It has been out for months and a big bug has not been fix yet which piss me of sightly.
Joel made me cringe through most of the show. Sure it may have been boring without him, but that is still better then making me mute the player every so often.
However, I stop cringing about a hour in and thought Joel had some good questions that he ask. I think if he let Geoff have some breathing room or if they actually got in sync more than it would had been better. Also less shitty jokes and condescending attitude.
Of course, Geoff was stiff up there, and he was very tradition when speaking to developers which would have been boring. He was of course nice, but too nice. When someone goes out of their way to not critique something is super shitty to me.
I still think Joel made the show worse overall, but Geoff did not do a great job either.