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#1 Posted by rentfn (1393 posts) -

This week will be her last episode. She has been on sporadically since Good Job Brain...well even before then. I really enjoyed listening to her on Legendary Thread. It's sad to see one of the original geekboxers leave. Does anyone else listen to the geekbox?? I would recommend it if you are looking for another "gaming" podcast.

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#2 Edited by nerdsbeware (281 posts) -

I did for a while because I liked a lot of Ryan's thoughts and hate on everything haha. But then Adam just kinda got to annoying and over the top. Karen was easily my favorite, any reason why she is leaving?

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#3 Posted by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

I used to. I stopped listening probably three weeks after Lost ended. Then about two months later Jeff Green was on so I listened to that one and they were still talking about Lost. It seemed like they had nothing to say about but still felt the need to fill time and produce content so they kept going over old topics. That kind of disrespect for the listeners time made me stop. Karen was the good one though. It seemed like she actually had things to say.

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#4 Edited by Miketakon (535 posts) -

Dang. I used to listen to Geekbox got tired of Adam though.

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#5 Posted by FLStyle (6256 posts) -

Pardon my ignorance, I have never heard of Karen Chu nor the Geekbox before.

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#6 Posted by mtcantor (984 posts) -

I used to listen to Geekbox religiously, but slowly, over time, it just became irritating and annoying. It was Adam, but it was also the rest of the show as well. Same way I feel about Arthur Gies, dude just pisses me off. He somehow manages to make me angry even when I agree with him. Neat trick.

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#7 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

I used to listen to the Geekbox, and I'm not sure why because a lot of what they discussed, like comic books and Lost, didn't interest me at all. Maybe I just listened because of Ryan Scott.

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#8 Edited by nerdsbeware (281 posts) -

I always felt Arthur came off as too critical on Rebel FM, to the point where it was like he just hated everything. I felt the same way about Brian Leahy on Weekend Confirmed. I like both their written work though. Odd, either way, yea Adam on Geekbox was a deal breaker.

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#9 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4385 posts) -

I hate Ryan still doesn't say anything on his own show. I try to listen, I just can't stand Adam either.

The Comedy Button has the right type of class, I think.

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#10 Edited by mosespippy (4751 posts) -

@mtcantor: I've come around on Arthur over the years. I used to hate him when he was working at TeamXbox and IGN. I may not like his opinions about games but his opinions on games media, both journalism and criticism, is sound. Enough so that I'll trust the content of the site he works for, because I know that if he didn't agree with the way that organization was operating then he wouldn't work there anymore.

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#11 Edited by hardindr (212 posts) -

Been a long time Geekbox listener, sorry to hear this. Wonder if they will get someone to replace her?

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#12 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -

I'm still catching up on old Geekbox episodes. Why is she leaving?

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#13 Edited by envane (1225 posts) -

karen chow aint no asian

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#14 Posted by kishinfoulux (3243 posts) -

Honestly she's barely on anymore so I don't really care. She seems a bit whiny anyways. Actually I find fault with all of them, but I still listen. Go figure. Ryan is super condescending, one of the other guys has absolutely no logic to arguments, etc.

I always felt Arthur came off as too critical on Rebel FM, to the point where it was like he just hated everything. I felt the same way about Brian Leahy on Weekend Confirmed. I like both their written work though. Odd, either way, yea Adam on Geekbox was a deal breaker.

That's part of the love/hate thing I have with Arthur. I feel a lot of reviewers aren't critical enough. Sometimes I feel he goes overboard though. Little things that only he will notice, and 90% of gamers won't or don't care about. Sometimes it's good to just relax, be at ease, and enjoy a dumb, fun game.

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#15 Posted by ottoman673 (1081 posts) -

She should take Ryan Scott with her... he's the only reason I don't listen to that show. His opinions are so hyper-condescending..

At least he doesn't talk on the Comedy Button, so I can ignore his existence

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#16 Posted by envane (1225 posts) -

what the hell

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#17 Posted by ShaggE (8399 posts) -

I don't listen to the Geekbox (not enough pizza whistles and/or swazzle stars), but I like her on Good Job Brain.

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#18 Posted by kristov_romanov (502 posts) -

Why couldn't it have been Adam?

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#19 Edited by Miketakon (535 posts) -

@mtcantor said:

I used to listen to Geekbox religiously, but slowly, over time, it just became irritating and annoying. It was Adam, but it was also the rest of the show as well. Same way I feel about Arthur Gies, dude just pisses me off. He somehow manages to make me angry even when I agree with him. Neat trick.

I feel the same about Patrick.

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#20 Posted by Jothel (1017 posts) -

who left what now?

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#21 Edited by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

@mtcantor said:

I used to listen to Geekbox religiously, but slowly, over time, it just became irritating and annoying. It was Adam, but it was also the rest of the show as well. Same way I feel about Arthur Gies, dude just pisses me off. He somehow manages to make me angry even when I agree with him. Neat trick.

I feel the same about Patrick.

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#23 Posted by Nilazz (827 posts) -

Wait what? Why is she leaving? She was supposed to be on every episode this year!

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#24 Posted by Kerned (1185 posts) -

I haven't listened to Geekbox in years. I just find Ryan insufferable.

I always felt Arthur came off as too critical on Rebel FM, to the point where it was like he just hated everything. I felt the same way about Brian Leahy on Weekend Confirmed.

Arthur is a complete jackass. On the other hand, Brian Leahy was the only reason I listened to Weekend Confirmed. Once he left I was done. Garnet and Jeff Canatta just come across as insincere to me.

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#25 Edited by cutyoface (580 posts) -

@flstyle said:

Pardon my ignorance, I have never heard of Karen Chu nor the Geekbox before.

I am pretty much in the same boat.

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#26 Edited by Zirilius (1441 posts) -

@flstyle said:

Pardon my ignorance, I have never heard of Karen Chu nor the Geekbox before.

I am pretty much in the same boat.

Former 1UP employee and Legendary Thread personality back when 1UP was at its peak. Think she appeared on a couple of GFW radios but its been so long I can't remember.

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#27 Posted by rentfn (1393 posts) -

I don't know why she is leaving. I'm guessing work and focusing on Good Job Brain. She said on twitter they were going to talk about it on this weeks podcast. Should be a sad one.

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#28 Posted by Soapy86 (2738 posts) -

I tried to listening to Geekbox before, but I found the hosts to be annoying and unlikable.

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#29 Edited by bibamatt (1129 posts) -

:( I listen less and less to the Geekbox these days, mainly due to the lack of Chu and the awful awfulness of Adam. Seriously, between the racist voices and the inane stories that go nowhere. Awful. I really like the two Ryans, though! I want the Scott, Chu and Higgins dream team.

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#30 Edited by nerdsbeware (281 posts) -

@bibamatt said:

really like the two Ryans, though! I want the Scott, Chu and Higgins dream team.

Them plus Alice and Justin were the best of the Geekbox IMO.

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#31 Edited by kortex (544 posts) -

Well, fuck.

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#32 Edited by Fearbeard (877 posts) -

@flstyle said:

Pardon my ignorance, I have never heard of Karen Chu nor the Geekbox before.

Likewise... first time I'm heard either name

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#33 Posted by kuz101 (223 posts) -

Well, I dunno who she is either, but according to Jared rea on twitter, she just got hired by Twitch.

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#34 Posted by Sooty (8193 posts) -

@flstyle said:

Pardon my ignorance, I have never heard of Karen Chu nor the Geekbox before.

Likewise... first time I'm heard either name

Me three. I feel left out.

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#35 Edited by LTSmash (793 posts) -

Unfortunate, since she seemed like the voice of reason on the Geekbox.

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#36 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (5568 posts) -

Good things have to come to an end at some point. If you think about it, podcasting for 3+ years on one show is a pretty good run. Good luck to her as it seems like she might be leaving because of her new job at Twitch.

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#37 Edited by nerdsbeware (281 posts) -

@jothel said:

who left what now?

Brad, Giantbomb.

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#38 Edited by Purplie (42 posts) -

Damn, what a bummer. She was easily my favorite

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#39 Edited by DaMaJaDiZ (68 posts) -

@bibamatt said:

:( I listen less and less to the Geekbox these days, mainly due to the lack of Chu and the awful awfulness of Adam. Seriously, between the racist voices and the inane stories that go nowhere. Awful. I really like the two Ryans, though! I want the Scott, Chu and Higgins dream team.

I'm pretty much in the same boat. Adam really lowers the standard of discussion in the room on such a consistent basis, I often wonder what kind of brain trauma he suffers from. I've grown to appreciate some of what he brings to the table, but it's been a real struggle. Karen had always been the counter to the the head shaking nonsense that the other three spout consistently. Still, they've had several shows without her already, so I don't see much changing. I will however be less enthusiastic to download and listen to whatever is left of the show with her departure. Good luck at Twitch.tv to her. She'll be missed.