By Mento 3 Comments
Didn't think I could get this in under the wire. The May Madness has been all-encompassing this year, but I've managed to carve out a few days to get May's Comic Commish (and later, the next TurboMento-12) up during the month for which it is assigned. As always my gratitude goes to @omghisam for buying me a Gold membership and for Giant Bomb itself for its entertaining premium member features, easily worth the cash someone else paid on my behalf. I mean, I would have to guess. (Past Comic Commishes can be found yonder: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr.)
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I get the sense sometimes, from Brad and Patrick especially, that they wish they could be doing something a little more cerebral with their time. I mean, they clearly relish spending time with the dumb excesses of the wide video game medium during GB's less edifying streams, but all the same I think they want to occasionally branch out a little and talk about some nerdier, headier shit regarding (or perhaps outside of) video games. Smart Bomb is a feature that lets them and perhaps some guests (John Carmack? Maybe?) discuss some topics that might go over the heads of most, which can be safely locked behind a premium wall where only the most dedicated autodidacts will search it out. Unprofessional Fridays can always "unclass the joint" after they're done.
One of the more fun things before the XONE reveal was trying to guess what Microsoft was going to bring to the table regarding new generation technology and features. Turns out that sort of conjecture was a lot more fun than actually watching the thing. So for E3 and many of the other press events to come, I thought it might be interesting if the crew got together and tried to prognosticate on what may or may not be revealed, what they hope to see and what they had better not see. It's true that making wild predictions that will probably more often than not prove to be patently fallacious is perhaps not the most productive use of their time, but then that doesn't seem to stop Michael Pachter.
You ever have one of those days where you feel you've not only not contributed to the world and the betterment of people's lives, but have instead actively made everything worse? That's pretty much every day for me. Yeeep.