What pre-pandemic GB show do you miss the most?

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#1  Edited By BobbyDigital00

I'm really jonesing for a Demo Derby, Game Tapes, and Ranking of Fighters. I miss the sweet-science science.

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Quick Looks

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Ranking of Fighters was my favorite but I think it's dead now because the junior scientist has moved to a different research institution.

They'd have to start from the beginning with a new science team to be consistent. How can any new addition to the ranking be properly vetted by someone who doesn't understand Ten Count?

THAT'S NOT HOW SCIENCE WORKS!

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I wish Jeff did more Encyclopedia Bombastica instead of just aimless Mister streams. I'm in the minority here on this but I just don't get much out of Jeff jumping from one Commodore game to the next for an hour. It was entertaining when he did those Bombastica episodes and let you know some cool info about a game, shared some anecdotes about his time with it, or some drama that happened behind the scenes. Generally speaking edited content is some of the best stuff GB ever does and it's a shame they do it so rarely.

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Same as my answer every time this gets asked on the subreddit: if Giant Bomb had committed to doing Game Tapes and Demo Derby and only those two features from the very moment they were conceived, this would be the perfect website. As is, it's just pretty darn good.

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Ranking of Fighters was my favorite but I think it's dead now because the junior scientist has moved to a different research institution.

Man if they really don't continue Ranking of Fighters when they get back to the office that might be the worst cancellation of a GB series

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Flight Club is technically pre-pandemic, right?!

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@bicycleham: Not to be too morbid or maudlin but the worst cancellation of a Giant Bomb series ever is clearly This Ain't No Game.

Every time a new video game movie is announced I think about it. We don't even get to hear about Dbox on the podcast anymore (not that we would have during the pandemic but still.)

And now I'm sad.

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RPCG

Miss me the Dave/Vinny content

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Game Tapes. The years and years of dumb industry knowledge the crew talk about during those is really fun.

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Ranking of Fighters since I was getting into...y'know...sampling the goods and whatnot. That and Mailbag.

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Demo Derby and Garfield With Gerstmann. I know the latter concluded in 2018, but Jeff has talked about trying to play another on PS2 a few times, so I hope that becomes reality sometime soon, once he can get over the technical hurdles.

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Game Tapes and Jeff Gerstmann's Pro Skater. I know they have done quite a few but I like the idea of them playing more skateboarding games that aren't just tony hawk. It be hilarious if they tried Turbo Super Stunt Squad, which I didn't even know it was a skateboarding game till I picked it up.

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@dgtlty: Yeah I kind of wish we'd just get semi-regular quick look solos if nothing else

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A bit off topic but shows I would love to return are

1- Random PC Game

2- Blue Bombin'

3- Bring your B game

4- Beast in the East

5- Choose Our Own Adventure

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I miss Ranking of Fighters. SCIENCE!

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More VinniVania please. I would like to see another Exquisite Core even though it ended a long time ago and Dan and Abby are gone.

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#18  Edited By Onemanarmyy

Random PC Game, Beast in the East and Choose our own adventure :)

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Yeah, Demo Derby and Garfield With Gerstmann.

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#20  Edited By Darkaileron

Not having Demo Derby, Game Tapes or Ranking of Fighters to look forward to is killing me.

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Ranking of Fighters is probably my favorite series they've ever done on the site so I'd say that one.

It's also one of the few shows I occasionally dip back into to watch.

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@fisk0 said:

Flight Club is technically pre-pandemic, right?!

It wouldn't be the same with Drew having his PPL. Unless he was training Vinny over ATC.

Yes, please.

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I'm pretty sure most of the features mentioned above can be done as is
and I'd be perfectly fine with them continuing from their homes ad infinitum.

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TBH I think they've done a pretty good job doing stuff remotely. Playdates and Unprofessional Fridays were probably my fave content and we're still getting those (at least, recently, anyways). Bonus, I think we get more cross-coast stuff than before, too.

Mailbags are probably the one thing they can't do right now that I kinda miss.

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film and 40s

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I miss... well when they had non premium content.

Also in person full game playthroughs.

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Anything with them together in person. They've adjusted fairly well to doing things remotely, but there are plenty of bumps and breaks in the flow of any conversation that just don't happen as frequently when they're physically all their together.

Obviously that's not going to change anytime soon, but still.

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More consistent quick looks and demo derby

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I know it's not canceled but I miss UPF when they could be together and be silly together. Being remote leads to a lot of talking over each other and then just stopping, ruins a lot of moments that could be great

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Game Tapes and Tony Hawk mostly

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#31  Edited By whitegreyblack

I'll second Encyclopedia Bombastica. I love the deep dive into retro games that can otherwise be quite impenetrable, and the personal recollections and stories.

I seem to remember Jeff once mentioning (maybe in a Jar Time video? There's another series I miss) that they were considering being open to community encyclopedia videos, and for a brief moment I was very excited to put my name in for an entry on Impossible Mission for C-64.

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Game tapes, Demo derby and Ranking of fighters.

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Demo Derby & Game Tapes

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Yes, like everyone, nostalgia, so Tapes, Demos, Pro Skater, and FMVinny

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I want them to finish Def Jam

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Surprised to see my pick of Def Jam only just getting mentioned by the above comment so far. It is literally the first GB Show to go down because of the pandemic.

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I see a lot of people pining for Demo Derby but when was the last time you watched the last run of those? DD lived and died with the Jeff + Dan pairing because Dan was excellent at prompting Jeff to drop knowledge on the class. Plus Drew provided a solid behind the camera / younger perspective. Once Dan moved East the concept lost its steam and I was kind of glad they recognized that. Besides, they already mined out the highest yield demos from that very narrow era without getting into too many repeats. It would be the perfect thing to have in their back pocket as a GOTY winter specialtacular with Dan as a special guest.

Game Tapes is similar but I think Jeff and Brad do a better job narrating their experiences at each event without needing someone high energy to encourage them along. I think they still have a bunch of iconic events they could cover, too.

Old school Quick Looks are probably the thing I miss most. They're what drew me in to the site back in 2013 because even a bad game would still be a fun QL. I remember the raw energy when Vinny discovered PUBG and did a QL with Alex before the game fully took off. I think only the original crew really understood how to do it right, though (not just a 10 minute "Here's the game, it's one of those. Fans of the genre might like it, it's on _ platform for _ dollars okbye".

Playthroughs of narrative games are my all-time favorite. The Contradiction, Life is Strange, and Until Dawn series are some of the best work they've ever done. It really needs just the right kind of game and Vinny + Alex + a third person.

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Quick Looks and, to a lesser extend, Unprofessional Fridays (which could be seen as several QL put together). I think their comedic timing really shines when several of them are put together with a game in the background that they can comment on.

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Demo Derby and game tapes

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Mailbag of course.

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UPF, easily. It's the reason I pay for Premium. I am very glad that it has finally made its return in some way.

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Have they done old PC demo discs for demo derby? That’s an entire goldmine. Jeff and maybe Danny D (if he’s up for it) would be a good duo for that.

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Demo Derby and Game Tapes, but the other day I also found myself missing Ranking of Fighters.

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#44  Edited By Zelyre

Random PC game - for me, the crew lineup was 90’s era Chicago Bulls. Where else can you slow fall up or be friends with the dragon?

Flight Club - Again, a dream team combo.

Pathfinder - really wish they continued that. Especially with that tease of the module Rorie had printed out. I appreciate and enjoy the Austin GM‘d holiday sessions, but Pathfinder/Sword and sorcery setting is comfort food.

The old Whiskey Media variety show. That is pre pandemic, too.

Crazy Freights - even if we get a reboot, I really enjoyed Abby and Vinny content And this was peak Abby and Vinny content.

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Random pc game

Quick looks

Mailbag

Anything fmv

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@chamurai: Yeah, Def Jam was my first thought as well.

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The thing I miss the most is probably Blue Bombin'. It's not so much that specific feature, I just miss Alex trying to focus so hard and also talk while everyone ignores him. Classic.

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I would like to see more full playthroughs of games on features like Playdates and such. I fell off the Resident Evil remakes pretty early, and I never liked RE 4, but watching Abby play those was awesome.

But the real answer is Demo Derby. Especially once Jeff started being on those, the combination of nostalgia and his industry knowledge is one of the best things ever on the site!

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Demo Derby and Game Tapes.

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Random pc game/FMVinny

Ranking of Fighters was my favorite but I think it's dead now because the junior scientist has moved to a different research institution.

They'd have to start from the beginning with a new science team to be consistent. How can any new addition to the ranking be properly vetted by someone who doesn't understand Ten Count?

THAT'S NOT HOW SCIENCE WORKS!

Rof ran for 1 1/2 years before Ben even started, I don't see why it can't continue if/when they have an office again.