@delrueofdetroit: Thanks! It was the very first idea I had, I’m so glad other people enjoyed it too. Congrats to everyone who submitted to the contest! Can’t wait to see what Game Pass stuff they show off today.
@brackynews: The characters in RB are user-created, so with some work pretty much anyone could recreate them.
Apparently so. I just thought it was so uncanny how well he did them there must be some kind of dev tool when RBN authors want to add a likeness.
What I did to create the characters was just use the in-game creation tools while looking through hundreds of photos of them for reference. i put a lot of time into trying to capture their looks and personalities the best I could (which is why Vinny looks like a total badass).
I still have the characters on my game, and re-used them for the "Giant Bombstep: Reloaded" video. I'm keeping them in case I ever be partner up with the Bomb guys again. Who knows now.
This all came about when Ryan made an off-the-cuff remark on the Bombcast that he "wanted Buckner & Garcia to write a song about our stupid web site." This is right after I had set up Jerry and Gary appearing on the Pac-Man Scrub League, and I knew that this was a horrible/brilliant idea. I pitched it to the duo, helped collect and write all the dumb references for the song, and this blues jam was the result.
To see again how genuinely happy Ryan was to hear the song makes me both so happy I could play a part in it and so devastated that he is gone.
I just wanted to post this to share with you guys the email Ryan sent immediately after this video was shot. The tone of it is so Ryan: http://i.imgur.com/pJ4iDV8.jpg