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#1 Posted by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

@atwa said:

I am actually surprised this is game related, Drew just have never seen that into games to me. But that is cool, means I will more likely be into it.

I've seen a couple people saying this but I don't understand why. Just because he isn't into the usual AAA-stuff like the rest of the crew doesn't mean he's not into games. He grew up with games, learned to edit by cutting multiplayer matches of Jedi Outcast, got his first internship at a game company (Backbone) and applied for a job at a games media outlet -- knowing full well, much like Vinny, that he'd be making loads more money elsewhere with his skills. Add on that he's now spent the majority of his career covering games, so it's only common sense that he'd stick to a field he already has experience and credibility in. And of course, he's been a regular member/guest on GB where he always has input on games he's playing or aware of. So this impression that he isn't that into games is one I don't understand. He's definitely the most active outside his gaming hobbies of the crew and into the most obscure games (sims and strategy), but still very much into games.

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#2 Posted by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

Looks like footage he shot in Japan so he must've been planning this for a while and will likely have the first episode or "launch thing" on the 13th. Very cool. Can't wait!

Anyone know what Dave Snider is up to these days? I still miss him and rewatch his old videos.

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#3 Posted by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

That's such an awesome thing to do, to reach out to her like that. I hope the community donations and support helped her with Ryan's service.

It's crazy to think it's been so long. It's weird but I think of Ryan the same way I think of my deceased dad. Like how a new movie comes out you know he'd like and think "Man, I wonder what he'd say about this if I was watching it with him?" With Ryan, it's like "I wonder what he'd say to Dan" or "What would be his favorite games of 2016" or "What would he do on this Quick Look?" So much of Ryan rubbed off on the people around him to the point where you can't forget him ever as he lives on in how the gang talk, act and treat each other (excellently). I'm sure the same is true for herself. All the best, Anna!

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#4 Posted by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

If the alt-right make blinking Drew into their new mascot, like Pepe, does that mean we have to disown Drew along with it?

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#5 Edited by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

Purely anecdotal but my mom -- who is as far removed from gaming as possible -- knew about the new Doom when it came out for some reason but has no idea what a Switch is or that Nintendo is still making things. She watches a ton of popular TV on Hulu so I guess they aren't marketing toward the Moms of the world which makes sense, for the time being, I guess.

On the flipside, I have a friend who rarely plays games and wants to buy a Switch. He doesn't have a TV so the idea of being able to play current games on the device itself sold him on it.

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#6 Edited by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

Better to show, not tell.

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#7 Posted by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

Drew had a pretty killer Bill Paxton impression, iirc. Think it came up on some CoD expansion QL that featured Bill Paxton.

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#8 Edited by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

RE3 is actually a spin-off and Code Veronica which is thought of as a spin-off is actually the third main RE game. The only reason these things got reversed in marketing was due to some contract Capcom had with Sony. In this light, the game called "Resident Evil 3" can be skipped but I still like it.

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#9 Edited by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

I hope Drew leaves with one last flight club except it's in a actual plane going into the sunset.

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#10 Posted by LonelySpacePanda (383 posts) -

If Ryan were still alive, this would have killed Ryan. He would have laughed himself to death.

I remember the gang being really pumped about Dan Ryckert's bone-in vs. boneless tweet becoming an international topic for a day. Weird to look back at that now that Ryckert has an established history with the site.