I'm actually pretty excited about this and looking forward to what Vinny and Alex do together. Looks like Drew's going to be heading the production ship in SF, good for him!
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Even if it's somebody who's been in the industry for years, the pressure of joining the GB staff must be pretty immense, just based on hearing other industry vets talking about being nervous about their first time on a podcast. Good luck to everybody, and here's to the community giving a warm welcome to these people.
What's crazy is the whole period where the Spice Girls ruled the world was only about 2 years. Girls loved them more than any boy band and boys didn't quite hate to look at them either(even if the younger ones wouldn't admit it).
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.
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.