Now it's all said and done, I didn't completely hate the podcast section of GOTY, but like others I definitely prefer the old format.
However, the non podcast content left a very bad taste in my mouth when compared to past years. Only 2 group video's is such a shame, as that is the thing the site does so well. I did enjoy the Winter Games at least, but even that was a slight chore at times due to the audio quality.
Also I do understand East had less time in San Francisco this year than normal, but that is really no excuse when they have done plenty of cross coast things before (Quicklooks, Hitman Double Agent/Killing Busey, East vs West Rocket League, etc), so I wish they had at least done something along those lines.
It's is rather fitting my Premium ran out this week, as the disappointing end of year videos helped the choice to not renew for now. (But let's face it, I'll probably sign back up eventually for Mass Alex 3.)
Anyway, sorry this post was overall rather negative, so on a more positive note, Happy New year to all!
Well can't say I'm not disappointed how this is turning out. According to the "upcoming" there are no more videos later today, so it seems that will now be only 1 group thing in 3 days. This is a real bummer to me, as the Holiday Spectacular stuff they did the past 2 years were some of my favourite things they have done, and I was definitely looking forward to more of the same/similar this year.
But it seems like a majority of it is just replaced with these solo videos. Which just give this years stuff a very phoned in vibe. (Though I am sure Vinny, Jan, Abby and Jason put alot of work in production wise, so not at all a knock on that side of things.)
I just keep up hope that maybe the latter half of the week has some of the stuff I am missing.
Hey all. I have come to the conclusion that I will probably not use the $15 store code due to living outside the US. So happy to give it away to anyone who posted an answer, but did not win. First person to ask for it can have it.
If no one replies on this thread by next week, I'll just give it away in a separate post.
@chesme I've thanked you privately, and I will now do so publicly. So very generous of you. Received, and redeemed gift code. Now very much looking forward to catching up on the premium content I missed out on over the past year or so (especially Mass Alex). Thanks again!