238 Comments
Posted by Existence

Great! I have pretty fond memories of this game.

Posted by VierasTalo

Well, that's promising.

Posted by Ett

Trainsurfing.

Posted by Fake_Empire

Love Saturday morning videos!

Posted by ReTarDedFisHy

Nice, a Dan game!

Edited by RazielCuts

Man, UI has come a long way.

I've never really been a car combat guy but Dan's enthusiasm is kinda contagious.

Edited by StraightGrizzly

Dan knows what's up. THUMPER 4 LYFE. Second, shout out to Mr. Slam. Also, every character in this game is great.

EDIT: This is how I imagined the real Dan would act if he was in Paris. FUCK THE EIFFEL TOWER!

Edited by development

Twisted Metal 2's "up down left right right left down up" invincibility/infinite ammo codes have been permanently imprinted in my head.

It's crazy what nostalgia can do. I still love this game, but I know for a fact that it's only because of nostalgia. I mean... I love the music, too, but I shouldn't. It's just so bad.

Also, my friends used to yell at me for "cheating" when I'd freeze them. Pshhhhh.

Posted by Tesla

Ahhhh Twisted Metal 2. One of the finest games there is,

Posted by SquirrelGOD

"Books are stupid." - Dan Ryckert, author of two books.

Man. Dan is a damn good fit.

Posted by forteexe21

I bet a TM2 remake would be fantastic even if its just online multiplayer.

Posted by darkest4

So much content this week. That nostalgia, played a lot of this game, didn't know all those tricks.

Posted by HatKing

I'm almost afraid to watch this. It's one of those cases where it's something I thought was really outstanding as a kid and I'm concerned is actually pretty mediocre.

Posted by shozo

One of my favorites, I don't think they know about the shield code: UUR. It can block the minion attack or freezing.

Posted by xite

Battlefield 4 ain't got nothin on this LEVOLUTION.

Posted by L44

Dan's enthusiasm is so refreshing.

Edited by CitizenCoffeeCake

Awesome, I'm really liking the Dan and Jeff chemistry and this is the best Twisted Metal (except for Black, which is actually the best).

P.S. Mr. Slam all day every day.

Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

Wow, never played any of the twisted metal games, but this looks really cool. I think I'll pick up that Ps3 one that came out several years ago.

Posted by BasketSnake

I want a Twisted Metal Gear game with batshit lore, sneaking and some driving maybe?

Posted by AMyggen

One of my all time favourite game. Great video!

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

This is pretty much the perfect Freedom Weekend video content.

Posted by Castiel

Please do more Encyclopedias in the office. I think these videos would benefit a lot from having two people in them. I know that might not be the original intention with the videos, but the only solo Encyplopedias I have ever enjoyed have been Alex's videos. Both Jeff and Patrick's solo videos I don't find that interesting to be honest.

This encyclopedia was great btw. Which is why I would love to see more of these made with two people in them. Also pretty cool choice @danryckert. I remember my brother having Twisted Metal, I think it might even have been the first one, and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. I had so much fun with this series back in the day.

Posted by DickSocrates

Never played a Twisted Metal (never had a PlayStation). I think the time has passed for me to be interested, but even when I was younger I wasn't that interested in pure car combat. Big fan of Carmageddon though. I can run down pedestrians all day long.

Posted by Splodge

Never played twisted metal series, but when I was a chap me and my buddy would rent Vigilante 8 from the video store every weekend and spend hours murdering each other vehicularly.

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Sweet thanks duders

Posted by KarlPilkington

Dan sounds so excited!

Posted by D_W

I didn't play much of TM2. I really enjoyed the first game and then got super into Black.

Posted by fisk0

I really miss the vehicular combat genre. Never quite got into Twisted Metal, but I adore DeathDrome, Necrodome, Quarantine, Interstate '76/Vigilante 8 and Carmageddon.

The only decent one for PC we've gotten in years was Metal Drift, and it's multiplayer only with a way too small online community to work.

Posted by D_W

I didn't play much of TM2. I really enjoyed the first game and then got super into Black.

Edited by GValo

@development: THAT'S what that code is! It's burned into my mind too but I wasn't sure what PS1 game it was from!

@danryckert has been killing it this week. Very happy he's on board.

Posted by Village_Guy

Sounds like Dan Ryckert in a nutshell. Not much else than Twisted Metal 2 in there :)

Posted by Kri0s

@danryckert Killing it! Very nice addition to the GB Crew. TM series was so good back in the day. Its also great to hear Jeff "loose" again, I can't remember hearing him like this since before Ryan passed. Great work guys.

Posted by Jedo

yay, my favorite twisted metal

Posted by kerikxi

So it turns out I'm pretty much the exact same age as Dan, thus it's fitting we share a similar fondness for this game.

This was actually the first proper Playstation game I owned as a kid. When we first got the system, we survived off demo discs for what must have been months. I was still playing a lot of SNES and whatnot so that was fine. But one day, me and my friend went to open the lid to put in one of those demo discs and inside was a CD I had never seen before, with that psycho red clown face on it. The original Twisted Metal 2 disc didn't actually have a title or anything on the disc itself, so we had no idea what it was as we booted it up.

It turns out my dad had bought the game intending for it to be a birthday present for me, and he forgot the disc in the system while he was "testing" it (my dad was and still is a big gamer himself). So me and my buddy played the hell out of that game all day, and it was fantastic. Once my dad found out about his mistake, there wasn't really much he could do at that point, so it ended up being a significantly early gift. It's probably one of my most vivid videogame related memories.

Posted by EveretteScott

"Like Carmageddon but way way better."
Blasphemy.

Posted by NoelVeiga

Wow, potty mouth there, Dan. That's... rowdy.

Posted by Cltuch

First game I picked up for psx and has a very special place in my heart.

Posted by Ozzie

Man I played the hell out of these early Twisted Metal games with my friend, love it so much

Edited by Spoonman671

"Books are stupid." - Dan Ryckert, author of two books.

Man. Dan is a damn good fit.

Air Force Gator and Air Force Gator II don't count as books.

Posted by Yesiamaduck

I loved Rouge Trip, I never got Twisted Metal so Rouge Trip holds a place in my heart in the same way Twisted Metal must do for Dan :D

Edited by coribald

@undulate said:
@squirrelgod said:

Man. Dan is a damn good fit.

So you're saying a brown lesbian SJW wouldn't have been a better fit? Blasphemy!

I don't think that's what he said and continuing to bring it up sarcastically or otherwise probably won't go over well with the new mod rules.

Posted by yyZiggurat

I used to play this game with my brother all the time. I remember how pissed he got when he kept losing to the last boss.

Posted by Ryanmgraef

Fuck yeah! I love this new guy! Good hire Jeff

Posted by PliggeTheFallen

Sweet! I was wondering when a Twisted Metal game would show up. It's actually a bit impressive Dan remembers all of the codes. And I definitely have some great memories of this game. Thanks!

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Posted by Moth_Pope

Always enjoyed Dan's work and he's the perfect fit to the GB crew. He's brought so much energy back into the site! Him and Jeff have immediate chemistry, really looking forward to more.

In a very similar way of wanting Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 to be made, I'd love a new Twisted Metal game to be made. Completely stripped back and carrying on from these earlier games.

Posted by MissAshley

Dan's youthful enthusiasm is adorable. I bet he'd also get along well with Millennial Correspondent Drew Scanlon. ;)

Posted by Corey1984

Great STuff! mORE PLEASe!

Posted by Pudge

I've been spending my holiday break catching up with some of Dan's work over at Game Informer, and there are some "Replays" over there that are just as good if not better than Quick Looks. Makes sense that he's already pretty good at the Giant Bomb thing.