So far I've found it satisfactory. How do people feel about the variety of games played?
On the one hand, I feel like proper Quick Looks are way down in number. I think there have only been like 6 official "Quick Looks" in the past month. BUT GB staffers have done 60+ minute streams of Half-Life: Alyx, Good Job, Control DLC, One Step from Eden, etc. They're doing a good job of trying to continue ongoing shows where possible (Sims Baby Challenge, Alexy Quest, etc.). I feel like there's been a HUGE uptick of people playing old (multiplayer) games (Bloodborne, Rock Band, Deeprock Galactic, State of Decay 2), which is a nice change of pace.
I gather that it is sometimes harder to stream for the family men of the site (Vinny seemingly has to spend most of his day hours teaching kindergarten/elementary school lessons, Jeff has to be quiet if his baby is napping, etc.), while the childless seem to have more flexible schedules.
I read Ben's original article (https://www.giantbomb.com/articles/giant-bombs-work-from-home-spectacular/1100-5992/), and I'm still unclear on why they switched to streaming nearly everything, all the time. Aside from prerecording a few Quick Looks here and there, I think the vast majority of everything from the past months was livestreamed, and archived later? I don't really understand why this was necessary for the work from home, other than as a favour to the community since so many more people are home than usual and can possibly watch livestreams. I don't mind it, but it's just bizarre to watch GB go from a site that does like 3-4 livestreams a week (Bombcast, Playdate, UPF, maybe 1 other thing) to suddenly doing like 6+ hours of streams each day. Also weird to watch staff members suddenly have to fill dead air like a solo Twitch streamer and talk to chat WAY more than pre-Lockdown.
Anyway, any impressions of this strange period in GB that you guys want to share?