I've been thinking for at least a couple of years how cool it would be for a documentary or book to be made detailing the history that the GB staff have had in the industry from their perspective and from people that have worked with them. Also this video was real awesome thanks for posting it and I'm glad it was recorded.
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Just last night I was going through my head of what happened that day. Luckily I was off work, but I remember reading twitter as the tweets came in, and it started off with kind of mysterious tweets from Patrick, Alex, Eric Pope, John Drake and some other people. Just stuff like "Really don't want to go in to work today" and "Today's gonna suck", but I just thought they were having the Monday blues. Then when Pope and John started tweeting about wishing that they could bring the tri-state area together for a day, then I started to get a bad feeling. The last time Alex was tweeting like that was when their equipment got stolen at E3 which wasn't long before that, except this seemed worse. Then Patrick tweeted "Giant Bomb has suffered a profound loss, and I've lost a close friend.", then I clicked on the link, saw the headline and Ryan's picture, and I immediately stood up, started pacing around the room and was basically yelling as tears ran down my face, started punching my couch, it sucked. Every once in a while when I start to really think about it again the tears come back, and I'm not sure if that'll stop for at least several years.
Though again at least I was home that day, so I was around and read all the articles from people that I saw on twitter, watched the livestreams that fans were having with lots of Ryan videos, and the stream that Harmonix did that day helped. This was the first death in my life that hit me really hard, and it's definitely changed the way that I think about life.
I just wish Ryan was still here.
@joeybagad0nutz: It's in one of these videos somewhere.
That's really what the videos are titled.
Awesome video! For people contemplating getting a Premium subscription, I just canceled my cable, and I paid more per month for my cable than I do for a years worth of GB premium content, which I watch all the time.
My backlog is massive but I'm planning on getting South Park and Dark Souls 2 on Day 1. I hardly ever get retail games at full price but it's like I've been waiting for Matt & Trey to make a South Park game since the show started. It's my favourite show and I'm super excited to play an awesome South Park game.
I want to play Dark Souls 2 while that's new and before too much stuff about that game gets out there. I'm going in expecting it not to be as good as Dark Souls just so I don't get disappointed. I mean they have to follow up what is many people's favourite game of the generation(mine included), like is that even a possible task? So I'm just kind of expecting more of the same and I'll like that.
So I started playing through the game again after you started Patrick, and I got to Smough & Ornstein, I think only 5 or 6 levels below what you were at that point. The game did feel much easier than when I first played. Now I don't know how much of that is because I've played it before(and twice more in NG+), but I remember doing way more farming my first time playing and having a much tougher time. One big example is those Twinkling Titanite that you used to upgrade your Blackknight Great Axe, when the game was released you couldn't buy those from any vendor, they were a rare drop from those oyster enemies, I had to farm them for hours to get enough to upgrade my weapon. At least with that patch it cut out a lot of farming because it made more items available to buy/less expensive. You're right though, at least you and other people getting into the game later can say that they beat it, and playing it is better than never giving it much of a chance. Thanks for the write-up. :D