I'd kept hearing the name Giant Bomb brought up, especially from the Game Informer show which i've listened to since 2014 and finally decided to check the podcast out in early 2016. I then saw that there was a 2nd podcast, the Beastcast, and started listening to that as well. Soon after I realized they had videos, a wiki, forums, the whole shebang and started getting into all that stuff and became a premium member after a couple months. Before that I had watched and listened to a lot of IGN content and some Rooster Teeth podcasts but once I found Giant Bomb all that other stuff just felt like garbage in comparison. GB is just top tier in games coverage.
My favorite, "Proto Culture" by Del already got posted. Fun fact: the beat in that song is a sample of Morrigan's Victory Theme from Darkstalkers . I realized this while watching the Darkstalkers episode of Ranking of Fighters. Also does it have to be just rap? Would tribute bands like The Protomen count? Cause they talk A LOT about Mega Man. If the page doesn't exist, nothing wrong with making it yourself, duder!
My mom refused to let me watch Dragon Ball Z and when my dad saw me playing Goldeneye, he immediately ripped the cartridge out of the N64 and threw it in the trash. (My brothers and I sneaked to the garbage later that night and retrieved it.) I had to play the GTA games at my friend's house and if my parents had found out, they'd not let me go over there anymore. Rated-R was a concern for them until I was like 13 and then they stopped caring as much.
2003 was such a great year for me. As a Nintendo fanboy, that was the year I learned to love my Xbox. My buddy brought over KotOR and PoP: Sands of Time. I had played Sands of Time on GameCube a bit before then but it just felt right on the Xbox, the triggers felt better than the GC shoulder buttons for the actions you were doing and it looked a lot better. KotOR took me a while to get because I wasn't an RPG kid, but it has since become my favorite RPG (and the first I've ever beaten). We also played Halo multiplayer which I hadn't really experienced before because I mainly played the single player whenever I'd rent it. So taht was amazing. 2005 furthered my love for that system with Stranger's Wrath, Jade Empire, and Psychonauts.
I highly recommend it. It has amazing atmosphere and some pretty great but light crafting and survival mechanics. It's also got the classic Resident Evil hook for me of exploration being exciting and terrifying at the same time. I'd love to see a QL but I'm not sure who would be best suited for it. None of the duders seem huge on survival-horror games.