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WOW! I always wonder:

1. When Abby will find some comedy skit show and shine there.

2. When Dan will find that wrestling related gig somewhere

Although the thought has crossed my mind many times I’m not prepared for Dan leaving. The Beastcast has become my favorite podcast because of the personalities. Dan will be missed. Hopefully Abby will stick around for a long time because I enjoy her humor and point of view.

Best of luck Dan!

Now I’m also pissed I didn’t wait longer to get Dan to sign his book at pax East.

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Abby has a great on screen personality. I would have enjoyed this more if the video was a little shorter but I liked the concept.

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I enjoyed Vinny’s list of board games and Matt’s books.

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@quikblink: I am months behind on the Beastcasts so I’m curious what changes I’m unaware of. I’m guessing this is a joke…

I’m always expecting to get to hear “Abby has left” because of a lot of times she expresses how the job has affected her fun with games.

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Give Rorie a big bean bag chair and sit him in front of the desk.

love it!

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@2kings: Your opinion is valid and an example of why reading a review isn’t worth my time to me. I have seen quite a few numbered scores that rated this highly. (4 Star, in the high 80’s on the 100 scale, or 8 on the 10 scale) Listening to a review allows me to know what the reviewer’s opinion is; but I can do maintenance on my aquariums or be driving to work while taking in the opinion. After reading a lot of comments here I can relate to the concerns of these reviews affecting the podcasts. Will we be listening to the review twice or will the game play talk disappear from the podcasts when they know a video review is being considered.

Others have mentioned if these should show game play video. I personally don’t want visual spoilers with the review. Quick looks are good enough for that.

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I really like this style of review because I can listen to it while working, driving, or doing other things. I stopped reading most reviews years ago and started skimming the text for the intro, the conclusion, and a number score. A person’s feelings about a games is similar to ones feeling about food, drink, cars, etc etc. It all comes down to personal tastes and preferences, although some things in life completely suck for everyone. Jeff hated The Saboteur and I really enjoyed that game even with some of the flaws Jeff found with it. So reading reviews haven’t been valuable to me and my time. I like the number score just for a quick reference if how the reviewer felt about the game. With this style of review I would actually listen to a review while doing other things even for games I don’t have any interests in. I might even discuss what I heard with people who are actually into the game.

I don’t mind reading but I do enough for work and for my other interests that reading a game review is something I couldn’t care less about.

I appreciate that some still want to read a well written review but this works better for me.

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I attended Pax West for the first time this year. I usually go to Pax East because it’s a lot closer to me. I had to head home Sunday and missed the GB panel this year. I did catch 4 other panels that included GB members. None of those panels including talk of gaming (real games to be specific). I enjoyed all of them. Watching Jeff, Abby, and Dave Lang improvise postmortems on nonexistent games was comedy gold. I listen to HOURS of gaming podcasts a week and don’t need to hear them discuss gaming live. Personally I ok with pointless pax panels as long as they are funny. I’ve seen a few that were very flat and some that were golden. Patrick in the hot dog suit throwing stale hot dogs around the room and other moments.

I have enjoyed them discussing games at Pax when Ryan and Patrick were around but I actually prefer silly fun.

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I bought RM on Target clearance for less than $8. I spent about 2 hours with it and never went back. Maybe I’ll give it another shot.

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I’ve only watched up until the Kessler bit ends so far. I found it really funny but it if it wrapped up sooner it would have been better. I get this style of humor and I’m definitely guilty of joking around like this more then I should. I’m actually glad I read through all the comments here as a reminder to myself that not everyone gets my jokes. I do forget that that my mean spirited jokes with a straight face are hard to read. I know that I’m only joking but others don’t always know that.

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