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I originally bought Dragon Warrior 3 for the Gameboy Colour because after playing Golden Sun for the Gameboy Advance at my friends house I wanted it so desperately I asked to go to the Electronics Boutique so so I could find something similar. I had a slow start with that game (my initial playthrough I never actually got past finding the orbs to get to Baramos and only beat the game a few years later) but it ended up becoming one of my favourite RPG's!

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I've played through the Mass Effect games so many times that I don't know if I'll ever play through them again but probably in the future when I have a beefier PC (I'm rocking a 1650 Super) I'm sure I'll give the original ME trilogy one last go around.

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I'm fairly price sensitive with games, mostly because through Steam sales and PS+ free games/sale games I've rarely felt like I didn't always have more game I wanted to play than time. I buy maybe one full price PS game per year.

Oddly enough, because the Switch doesn't offer much in the way of discounts I've spent $50-$70 CAN on almost every Switch game purchased since last August when I first picked it up.

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I love seeing Danny on stuff, but I'm surprised with NoClip's output and the size of it's team (two people) that Danny has any free time to even show up on the Bombcast. I welcome it 'cus Danny's great but I can't imagine it'll last for long. I don't know what Giantbomb would look like if it was all freelancing but if Jeff described reinventing the way Giant Bomb works I can't imagine that will mean the exact same staffing structure as before.

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There are so many games released all the time that there is no way for most people to keep up with them all. The Switch is the first system in a while where I am purchasing video games for $50-$70. For the past several years I've picked up stuff on Steam for cheap or downloaded stuff through PS+. A large enough percentage of that stuff are titles that I've seen on Best Of lists and titles I've been interested in playing that I haven't been current with the zeitgeist essentially ever, and yet I'm always playing great stuff.

I'm enjoying the heck out of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (learned from the internet to just play the game with that expansion layered on top) and that game is 3 years old?

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I've sent three emails to the Bombcasts over the years but none of them were interesting so I'm not surprised they weren't read lol

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Interesting idea, I will give it another listen. Thanks!

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Hmm...I honestly don't know what I want for the future of GB! Has a dynamic like this particular core group ever existed in the games media space? I may be ignorant but the sheer length of time they've all been friends...even with a new group of co-workers I would be surprised to see anything like what GB was, again. There has been great talent that has come and gone but the Bombcast was never as good as having Jeff, Vinny, and Ryan all at the same table.

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I believed I am subbed until October or November this year. I mostly absorb the site through the podcasts on apps so that I do not even listen to the premium versions, and I only watch snippets of videos and best of giant bomb so I do not know how much I would miss if I stopped being premium. Other than when I did not have Auto renewal on I've basically been premium since the concept came about. I have used the premium subscription basically as a tip jar because if I stopped the way I absorbed the site's content would not really change. If however the site developed was not in a way I was very interested in I do not think it would be the difference between being premium or not, I think it would be the difference between me going elsewhere elsewhere + no longer subscribing or not.

I'm not too worried about this right now. I'm going to keep listening to Jeff and crew on the podcast every week and enjoying it. I assume just like whenever big changes happened one month isn't going to be enough to really see how plans work out. I think 2021 will essentially be an entire rebuilding year for giant bomb and whatever they try to pivot to 2022 will be the year.

I don't think it's a big mystery of where the site is pivoting to. This industry is basically watching people play video games on camera and and listening to them on a podcast. Unless there is some entirely new way to interact with games coverage it'll come down to weather these people are fun to watch.

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I will echo what I have seen in other threads that it feels like friends of yours are moving away (albeit not real friends here). I'll be interested to see where they are next, if it ends up being somewhere visible. Ben mentioned he desired to go somewhere he wouldn't be seen as a public figure.

Brad has the casual tech podcast with Will Smith and that scene seems engaged with that in a way that's really cool. Seems like more of a side hustle but even if Brad doesn't keep up with that for long it's nice that I still get to hear him every week.

Danny and Drew do the Shift F+1 podcast and I enjoy that as a casual fan of Formula 1.

I don't watch Abby's or Dan's Twitch stuff because while I can fit in podcasts it's tough to spend a bunch of time watching video so unfortunately I don't get to keep up with them anymore.

Alex and Vinny are a bit of a mystery for me! If they choose paths that mean I don't hear or see them anymore I'll miss their one-way presence in my life.

I've probably taken for granted how long and stable the core group of GB has been. I'm happy for the time I've gotten to have them on my screen and in my headphones.