Patrick should fly to NYC for the GBeast deliberations. Just give me double the podcasts, I can handle it.
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@jyoung: I don't know what "weight" means. Is it just because we don't know the broader story yet?
I mean that there are no interesting characters to care about, and the city you're supposed to be protecting doesn't have any personality or anything but NPCs stationed to serve a gameplay purpose. The Halo games weren't just about the combat (although there were more interesting setpieces worth seeing than Destiny has shown to have), Halo had other things going on that made you want to know what happened next.
I'm listening to Peter Dinklage's character drone on in Jeff's current stream and it's just all meaningless, there's no weight to what's going on at all. It's pretty and the shooting seems fine, but the game is not what I was expecting. I think it was justified to expect more from Bungie than an iteration on Borderlands, especially with how they hyped the game up.
Whatever you guys do, get those extra hands on deck SOON. I fully believe in Vinny's ability to lead a team like Jeff can, the prospects are exciting, but 2-3 guys talking in a room does not create the same magic and energy that vintage Giant Bomb had. Remember how it was when Ryan, Jeff, Brad, and Patrick were on the couch with Vinny and Drew in the control room? That's where the bar is set, and it's a tall one, but you can do it!
I'm excited to see Drew in a leading role in SF, conceiving and creating content, just get him the crew that he needs to make it happen. I haven't kept up well with Bombin' the AM or other east content because I try to cherry pick my content and not spend so much time in front of a screen, but I'll be eager to see what you guys cook up with the changes. Good luck!
@mrfluke: Parkin is great. As a long-time New Yorker subscriber, I hope they hire him on a more regular contract to also write in the magazine. It would be great if a magazine like that got a semi-regular video games column (they already have ones about film, music, theatre and TV), and maybe even some feature writing. Wouldn't hold my breath though, I doubt there's many editors at the magazine taking video games seriously enough for that to happen anytime soon, but it would be really cool.
If you've ever heard of KurtJMac or "Far Lands or Bust" before, you know that story's not about the game. That could be any human interest story, really.