I miss sort of sub par but still fun dime-a-dizen 3D platformers. Tak, Ty the Tazmanian Tiger, Scaler, etc etc etc. I loved that shit as a young teenager. I don't even think they were that good, I didn't have particularly discerning taste, but I miss them anyway.
Metroid Prime. That game fucking blew my mind, and it's still one of the best, most atmospheric experiences I've ever had. To be able to explore that world for the first time all over again would be amazing.
Giant Bomb has always featured content that isn't necessarily about video games, that's part of the reason why I came here! Remember, for every non-video game related video you might get around here, there's probably 20 or 30 or whatever number of videos that are definitely (mostly) about video games. It's fine for a small(ish), personality-driven website like this to spread its wings from time to time.
This is really bizarre to watch now. It truly feels like a different era. Like, four or five eras removed from the current.
Hey, man. It's a GIANT Bomb. There's enough room for a vast breadth of subjects here. To an extent, I almost feel like Giant Bomb benefits from being so eclectic, and the very name Giant Bomb (not necessarily sounding video game related at all by nature) allows them that freedom. Bring on the dumb shit, I have to consume all of it.
All of it. We're the fucking 80's of the 2000's. Okay, that's stupid, but what I mean is in like 20 years everything that is popular now will be ironically popular and lampooned. People will think of dubstep like they think of 80's synth. A throwback FPS game with mad bass drops will be the analog to Far Cry Blood Dragon and its retro synth soundtrack.