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Edited by listerfeend

Great thumbnail.

Edited by Stevemax

Thanks Drew.

Posted by PDXSonic

Kinda sucks Vinny won't be on UPF's going forward. His driving skills are excellent, and should be shared with the world.

Posted by Silentsnake510

Video games!?

Posted by FoxMulder

I wish you the best Vinny! UPF won't be the same w/o you, but I hope you appear on it when you are back in SF for events and such.

Edited by grillzz88

fast, hot, sad, great!

Posted by billymagnum

ugh brad what are you doing?! DAMN YOU DOTA!!!!! Get off my Giant Bomb!

Edited by Fram

ugh brad what are you doing?! DAMN YOU DOTA!!!!! Get off my Giant Bomb!

Dota is Valve's magical money loom. It makes me want to avoid Steam.

Edited by Tits_Matador

Rorie is very upset about that vending machine temperature change.

Also everyone in that game Brad played seems like a piece of shit.

Edited by nickux

Not ready for vinny to leave the main office. Will miss him on the Bombcast, Quick Looks, UPF-- hell, everything. Supreme bummer. Hope GBNY works out.

Posted by serujiow

The compendium microtransactions are so gross. I'm surprised Jeff didn't call Brad out on it after the big deal they made of the XBone microtransactions.

Posted by billymagnum

@fram: it doesnt make me want to avoid steam, just dota and any game with anything close that kind of BS business model.

Posted by joshua1prince19212

This just in! Vinny's Mom's Best Breakdancer!

Edited by Sammo21

I am pretty bummed that I will no longer hear Vinny on the bombcast nor will he be replacement host for Jeff when he is out. This super, super, super bums me out. I am glad we'll potentially get new stuff and he's not leaving Giant Bomb, but it stinks. Oh well, maybe this will just mean a new podcast for me to listen to.

Good luck Vinny and have a safe trip.

Also, Brad comes off as the biggest mark for DOTA2. Not a smark...just a mark.

I am also super tired of hearing, "check your privilege". That is quickly becoming the dumbest statement of the modern era.

Posted by ultrapeanut

<3 you Vinny ;_;

Edited by kblosnack

Goodbye Vinny

Edited by Saganomics

@sammo21 said:

I am pretty bummed that I will no longer hear Vinny on the bombcast nor will he be replacement host for Jeff when he is out. This super, super, super bums me out. I am glad we'll potentially get new stuff and he's not leaving Giant Bomb, but it stinks. Oh well, maybe this will just mean a new podcast for me to listen to.

Good luck Vinny and have a safe trip.

Also, Brad comes off as the biggest mark for DOTA2. Not a smark...just a mark.

I am also super tired of hearing, "check your privilege". That is quickly becoming the dumbest statement of the modern era.

Yeah, I genuinely wish everybody all the best going forward but -and I promise this isn't meant as an insult to the rest of the crew- UPF and Bombcasts minus Vinny sound far less appealing to me. He's also pretty much the only person who drops fatherhood anecdotes without boring the shit out of me. Really hope things work out at GBNY.

Also while we're calling out tired-ass memes, I'd like to add "thanks, Obama" to the pile. Shit stopped being funny a while ago.

Edited by csl316

BURN WITH ME!!

Edited by Hardywells

Good luck Vinny!

Posted by mythus

Please move gb to New York. I still hate that Patrick isn't on the bomb cast, but if vinny isn't on, then really who but, possibly Danny can be so charismatic to carry the cast through all those incredibly stupid antidote I loved so much. They are really going to have to reconsider streaming vinny in.

Edited by shieldb

@fram: it doesnt make me want to avoid steam, just dota and any game with anything close that kind of BS business model.

What's wrong with Dota 2's business model? The entire game is free, the only thing you can put money into is cosmetic items with no gameplay impact. Dota 2 / TF2 usually get pointed to as pretty much the least offensive/onerous way to do free to play, so I'm curious what your take on it is.

Posted by sub_o

Good luck Vinny!

If Vinny's Goku, then Max is Cell, and Alex is King Kai.

Posted by Illyr

Good luck Vinny! Sad to see him leave but if this ultimately means more Vinny content then that's great. Also, I have another thing to watch if he starts appearing on the morning podcast.

Posted by UncleGramps

Ugh, DOTA. KEEP YOUR DOTA OUT OF MY UNPROFESSIONAL FRIDAYS, YOU MONSTER.

Edited by sub_o

German simulators are really intriguing.

Posted by billymagnum

@shieldb: no real take on it...im not looking for a debate

Posted by Tr0n

@billymagnum: TF2 and DotA2 business models should be adopted by more games/developers/publishers. Free game, optional cosmetics.

Posted by Zeeman155

Another Vinny-crashes-something-in-some-simulator thumbnail. All I needed to see.

Edited by MarkJW

Fuck I need to move to New York now.

Edited by CellularArrest

Every single part of that fire fighting was fucking gold.

Edited by Bipa

Comrade Drew's training is almost complete. Standby for activation.

Posted by Satintrousers

Long term i think its great that Vinny is opening GBNY. If they want giantbomb to last, they gotta expand, and if someone can be in charge of a new base, its totally Vinny. But maaaaaaaaaaaan, im gonna miss him with the other dudes :(

Posted by DukesT3

I'm usually a positive duder and of course I'll miss Vinny but maaaaybe we can get another podcast hosted by Sir Vinny? That'll be pretty rad.

Edited by kerse

@sub_o said:

@hardywells said:

Good luck Vinny!

If Vinny's Goku, then Max is Cell, and Alex is King Kai.

Idk I kinda see Alex as Piccolo for some reason.

Posted by Innovacious

PSA: DOTA ends at 00:06:45.

Posted by Fram

@shieldb said:

@billymagnum said:

@fram: it doesnt make me want to avoid steam, just dota and any game with anything close that kind of BS business model.

What's wrong with Dota 2's business model? The entire game is free, the only thing you can put money into is cosmetic items with no gameplay impact. Dota 2 / TF2 usually get pointed to as pretty much the least offensive/onerous way to do free to play, so I'm curious what your take on it is.

Broadly speaking, I agree with you 100%. If you're talking about FTP business models, Dota 2 and TF2 do it well. If what you buy is purely cosmetic, it negates the "pay-to-win" argument that can be leveled against so many other payment structures.

My feelings on Valve are hard to qualify. Steam has done a lot of good for both consumers and developers. I have about 200 games in my Steam library, and as far as I'm concerned it's THE storefront from which to buy games on PC.

That said, there's something odd-feeling about "earning" a Steam trading card by playing a game, putting this digital cipher of a thing on the "marketplace" and having it sell immediately for 20 cents (of which Valve takes a cut.)

Every time a "rare" item (whose rarity is governed by Valve) is sold for stupid sums of money, Valve takes a cut. Often those items are then re-sold to other players for higher amounts.

They've become insanely good at creating systems and monetising them in ways that don't really put up a barrier between you and your games. Something about that feels super insidious to me. I can't adequately express why that is, and that bothers me even more.

Edited by Stimpack

Go teach them how to drive fire trucks in New York, Vinny =(

Posted by hustlerlt

Man, I really hate everything about Dota.

Edited by ColonelXanders

OH GOD! It's this game. I haven't thought about Jazzuo in ages.

Definitely play Sexy Hiking in the future. It is may the worlds first hammer-mobility-only games.

Edited by Draxyle

How fitting that a (mysterious) fox would see Vinny off for his last days in San Francisco.

Posted by DeadPanJazMan

Another UPF, another game I'm compelled to get on Steam

Posted by Metal_Mills

@sub_o said:

@hardywells said:

Good luck Vinny!

If Vinny's Goku, then Max is Cell, and Alex is King Kai.

Max is obvious Gohan and Alex is Krillen.

Posted by Steadying

I remember being fucking blown away when I first saw Project 8's graphics.

Edited by zenmastah

That lightsaber hand is fucking crazy!!

Posted by Sessh

@sub_o said:

@hardywells said:

Good luck Vinny!

If Vinny's Goku, then Max is Cell, and Alex is King Kai.

Max is obvious Gohan and Alex is Krillen.

Wrong and wrong again. Because come on, Alex is the perfect Mr. Satan.

Posted by Phished0ne

I would kill for an Ico Pro t-shirt.

Posted by Alibambam

@billymagnum: haha, you can argue about the compendium, but Dota 2 is one of the few F2P games that's actually completely free, there is 0 difference in their in-game chances between a guy that has spend 1000 dollar or 0.

Edited by singateco

"ugh I don't know shit about dota and its business model but it's gross anyway"

you guys are so cool

Posted by Renpatsu

Ugh, how did they ruin the pacing of Tony Hawk so badly? Even that deliberately bad Star Wars game looked more exciting to play.

Posted by paulunga

@fram: it doesnt make me want to avoid steam, just dota and any game with anything close that kind of BS business model.

What BS business model? It's one of very few games that are literally free to play. Absolutely everything you can pay for is cosmetic and optional.

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