I think they are not lying, but only in the sense that they have the PR chip so ingrained they are not aware its speech doesn't resist any amount of scrutiny. They are still too scared to do anything other than the shallowest introspection, so they will still make a contortionist proud trying to engage in a setting without actually engaging in it, mostly as window dressing instead of worldbuilding.
I am starting to listen to Fire Escape for that kind of content, although they are longer and get released biweekly. However, they have some of the problems modern Giantbomb has, that they seem like too similar personalities, and have few instances of one of them going out of their comfort zone. I don't care about Call of Duty or Rockstar news, I wouldn't have discovered games like Satisfactory, Yakuza and Spiritfarer if not for Vinny and Alex, and I think these teams suffer for it. Let's Fight a Boss is another biweekly video game podcast that I listen to and, at least, they have the advantage of being more adventurous and esoteric with their recommendations.
In terms of friday podcasts routine, I mostly listen to the Kermode and Mayo show, as well as some spanish podcasts, although I know nothing will fill that beastcast hole in my heart.
I haven't heard the podcast yet because I dread the news, but whatever make them take that decision, I wish them all the best.
Truth is, even when I don't know them personally, the presence of content like the beastcast, the bombcast, the Mass Alex series, We be trucking!, Bloodborne with Jan, Vinnyvania, and a long, long list of etc, has been immensely important to undergo this pandemic for me, specially in the early days. If it wasn't for the effort of everyone involved (from which I single out Alex, Brad and Vinny due to the current situation), I would have fallen into an even deeper pit of depression.
Side note: I just finished the first season of JoJo's Bizarre adventure and feel like I'm not sure I really loved it but might keep watching the 2nd season. I dunno.
I don't want to be that guy that says "it gets better the more you go", but just to point out JoJo's seasons differ greatly in tone, with the 1st one being, by far, the most standard. The 2nd and 3rd seasons are closer starting points to what most people identify as Jojo, so I would advise you to see a few episodes of those seasons before ruling it out.
I would say the chance is decent, but not soon. Horizon Zero Dawn came to PC 3 and a half years after it came out on Playstation, Days Gone will be just over 2 years when it comes to PC in a few weeks. If Returnal comes to PC, it probably be in a minimum of two years.
Agreed. I think Sony will capitalize on Returnal on other platforms once they feel the game has had its run. However, given the drought that is the PS5 and its exclusive catalogue currently and it the near future, I would guess it won't happen until 2025...