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Posted by pirata

yay

Posted by Thoseposers

wow that was fast

Posted by Pop

I was wondering all through the broadcast if Ryan was sitting on a drawer or a mini fridge.

Posted by thevigilanteoflove

Happy to see this.

Posted by Mark

Wrong year, duders!

Posted by Goldanas

Ah, good, I had to mute the first 30 minutes or so because I had to take a call.

Posted by drowsap

sweet missed the live show

Posted by Anim8td_fan

Good to see TNT's are back because I forgot about watching it today.

Posted by theveej

didn't watch it live, but from the first 10 sec I can tell that shit just got real

Posted by Kombat

Hey, I just wanted to bring attention to the Giant Bomb community's petition to change the ending of this installment of Thursday Night Throwdown. You can get involved here and let your voice be heard.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

Damn, that was up fast.

Online
Posted by DJ_EuroGhost

IT'S TIME TO PARTY!

Posted by Osaladin

Freaking huge green screen.

Posted by SilentZero

@Kombat said:

Hey, I just wanted to bring attention to the Giant Bomb community's petition to change the ending of this installment of Thursday Night Throwdown. You can get involved here and let your voice be heard.

Done.

Posted by Robopengy

I look forward to much shenanigans in the future from the now technologically empowered Bombsquad!

Posted by johncallahan

My internet cut out for the last five minutes of the stream. I now see those last five minutes were THE most important minutes.

Posted by dr_mantas

OK, didn't see this live, and just started watching... I think they (and by that I mean Vinny) should maybe mess around with the lighting of that room. I first noticed it in the Jeff talking about his firing video. Anyone filmed in that greenscreen room looks sort of... weird.

Maybe I'm just seeing things, but that room is too green or something?

Posted by AlKusanagi

The 40 story brings back a memory from my youth: The Yeast 40!

Friends and I got some drinks to celebrate New Years around either 94 or 95, and one friend cracked a 40 but only drank about half. We put it in the fridge of the friend's house where we were celebrating and there it remained. For years. Eventually it had seemingly separated into its individual components and we dubbed it the "Yeast 40." Come the evening leading to Y2K, it was still in there and the friend who had started drinking it half a decade before proudly proclaimed he would drink it at midnight (what with society about to collapse with the Y2K virus). The clock struck 12, he gave it a good shake and then knocked it back. He went blind for a couple of minutes before puking it up and dumping the rest out.

Good times...

Posted by CurtisBonds

Could you guys have been any more unemotive and cynical?

I mean don't get me wrong, Mario Party games aren't exactly the holy grail of gaming, but jesus christ guys, lighten up a bit and have some damn fun.

Posted by joshthebear

Sweet. Hey it's 2012, not 2011.

Posted by Jawshua

The hell is up with that ending.

Posted by pwnmachine

Please we need another Fortune Street TNT!! W/ more baby bowser.

Posted by InsidiousTuna

@AlKusanagi: Jesus goddamn Christ, dude.

Posted by Illyr

Needs vindave

Edited by I_Stay_Puft

Is Ryan Davis sitting on a file cabinet? They should probably get some more furniture.

Posted by super2j

shit just got real(read: awesome)

like this if you agree

Edited by Draxyle

I hope this doesn't preclude Mario Party 2 or 3 from ever being played in a TNT, or even in an off-special event.

My gawd does Mario Party 9 rip out any semblance of competition and edge to the series. All taking turns in the same vehicle? What's the point of the board itself at that point? I know the series is overdue for drastic changes.. but not ones that cut the series off at the shins.

TNT was still great, but Nintendo managed to make MP9 less interesting than Fortune Street. Mario Party was supposed to be a shoe-in to double the amazement of that one TNT, but it failed miserably. That's.. impressive for all the wrong reasons.

Still though, props to Vinny for green screen craziness. Giantbomb awesomeness is still in full swing.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

@CurtisBonds said:

Could you guys have been any more unemotive and cynical?

I mean don't get me wrong, Mario Party games aren't exactly the holy grail of gaming, but jesus christ guys, lighten up a bit and have some damn fun.

Kinda have to agree here. Wishing out loud that you want it to be over is a good way to make viewers feel the same way. I think a better attitude could have helped this.

Posted by TheMasterDS

MP9 looks like a bad game. They should go back and play Mario Party 3! That game was much better than this!

Posted by Game_Baron

You have Ryan Davis sitting on a file cabinet? Why would you do that to him? Ryan Davis deserves a chair.

Posted by Milkman

What the hell was that song at the end?

Posted by Jerr

Loving the 40 oz

Posted by Homeslice
@Milkman said:

What the hell was that song at the end?

PC Bob - Blair Booth (Shazam'd it. I had no idea either.)
Posted by freakin9

I'm a little worried that the Giantbomb crew spent most of the TNT laughing at unfunny jokes.

Posted by Xbox420

What did I tell you all about Birdo?! Birdo Always wins

Posted by smitty86

Heart-wipes? Oh Vinny....

Posted by DJJoeJoe

My money went towards this. My money went towards this, HARD.

Posted by ScorpioNicus

Could you put some sort of volume equalizer on these videos.

Whenever people decide to scream the audio gets pretty fuzzy and my house shakes.

Posted by ghostNPC

That ending was amazing.

Posted by gesi1223

@CurtisBonds said:

Could you guys have been any more unemotive and cynical?

I mean don't get me wrong, Mario Party games aren't exactly the holy grail of gaming, but jesus christ guys, lighten up a bit and have some damn fun.

I agree. The main attraction for Mario Party games to me is to have fun with friends. Which is what I was expecting out of these guys. Just have them let loose and play a silly Nintendo game.

Maybe instead of betting who would drink the 40 afterward, they all should have had some beforehand. Might have been better.

Posted by Xearo

Love the shaky hand, makes it look like someone's on coke

Edited by MordeaniisChaos

Man, weird how they managed to have higher production values before their budget asploded. I hope they can find a non-green screen set for doing shows that don't need greenscreen, because when greenscreen isn't perfect it looks like fucking shit. The lighting is pretty crummy too because it's just there to make the greenscreen work, which is barely does at that.

Hopefully they stabilize and get things like the audio quality on the podcast and the quality of their live set up. I think virtual sets are silly for the MAIN SET. Greenscreen can go wrong so much faster and is so much harder to get right than an attractive physical set. It'll never be the old set, which was fantastic looking but maybe they can go somewhere with good lighting and not constant awful greenscreen crap. As much as I love giving Vinny greenscreen to play with, I don't want that constantly. I prefer him to be restricted, because then he just makes things be on fire, or explode.

Also, as someone who played MarioParty for the first time ever recently via N64 netplay emulation, 9 looks boring as fuck. Instead of just total bullshit, which was at least hilarious.

Posted by Nightriff

Wow that was terrible....should've played fortune street again

Posted by iceman228433

Yea this sucked next time play fortune street that was amazing to watch.

Posted by crusader8463

Such a disappointing TNT. Why do you guys bother doing TNT's of games you all seem to despise with every fibre of your being? If you all hated it so much why even pick that game? No one wants to listen to you guys bitch and moan about how you wish you were doing something else for 90+ min.

Hope you guys can get a real set again and get back to doing quality videos, because so far everything made at the new place has been crap. I'm sure it's just because everyone is tired and you are still trying to get things worked out, but at a certain point that excuse starts to wear thin. If this is the new "improved" GB, I want the old broken one back.

Posted by BisonHero

In the Goomba bowling, it was kind of crazy how backwards they all had it. For example, when all the Goombas were in a straight line, the guys were all throwing perfectly straight, when instead you should be angling your shot against the wall so that your ball always follows where the line is. If you aim perfectly straight, the only way the shell could possibly hit all of the Goombas before they move out of the way is if it were going several hundred miles per hour.

Posted by Knite
Posted by LegendaryChopChop

@Mark said:

Wrong year, duders!

Posted by CactusJack

Nobody can bitch about this, it had heart wipes! YOU CAN'T BE MAD AT HEARTWIPES

Edited by Death_Burnout

This was unfortunate, but only because Mario Party 9 is terrible...It's not even Mario Party! Everyone should have individual spaces and multiple paths going round the board trying to get stars and screwing each other over!

Instead it is the most pathetic shell of what was an actually fun...I was looking forward to it not realizing how gimped it actually is. Jeff's dire cynicism didn't help I guess.

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