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#1  Edited By seanvail99
@KevinWI: Now that you mention it, Gary Whitta is awesome too. Games industry brits are definitely doing something right.   
 
Sadly, Destructoid's Jim Sterling might be doing enough harm to negate all of their fine work...
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@ZanzibarBreeze: You're right, but at that point of the podcast and E3, everyone is so exhausted I don't feel you get the same level of interest and involvement you would on a typical podcast. There were gems in there though, like the breadmaker analogy and the Shattner story. They were just mixed in with a lot of not so great stuff.
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Bioshock and Fifa 10

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Johnny V and Barnett are both amazing story tellers but they have very different styles. Johnny V brings the hilarity like no other and plays the role of goofball to perfection.  Barnett is more of a straight industry guy with tons of experience, contacts and a very informed perspective. Which is why I really think it was a shame he was on the E3 finale clusterfuck podcast instead of the more traditional format.

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After all the hype and craziness I finally made some time to check out the closing E3 Bombcast and decided I should collect my thoughts in a blog post.

 Hello, nice to see you Bradley
 Hello, nice to see you Bradley

First off, Leigh Alexander caused quite the stir on the internet and while I don’t want to dwell on this any further I do have to address it. Plain and simple, Leigh is not an interesting podcast guest. Her laughable attempts to present herself as the professional business journalist were intermixed with cries of “Fuck Boston”, slurred explanations and apologies for her past appearance, and the ridiculous Activision party budget fabrication.   I felt bad listening to Barnett just rip her for it, but it was completely deserved.

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The "Leigh is embarrassing herself" signal 
My favorite Leigh moment was when she molested the just arrived Mr. Shoemaker while everyone else made the gang sign: 

Having said all that, it’s too bad she’s being personally attacked on twitter. She certainly poured gasoline on the fire with some of her comments though…

I think that after a couple years of E3 podcasting we now have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the finale podcast. A chaotic booze-fuelled clusterfuck that frequently goes right off the rails. Sometimes this creates great entertainment, other times it’s just hard to listen to. I understand where the guys are coming. They’ve been busting their asses for the duration of the show and they’re ready to celebrate. It’s just too bad because there are seeds of interesting discussion that can never really get off the ground due to fatigue and brewskies. You can see it in their faces at times, just too damn tired to get invested in the deep stuff.

Paul Barnett has just surpassed John Davison as my favorite video game industry person to listen to. The man can tell a story like no other and brings an amazing perspective. Both his bread maker analogy and William Shattner story were great examples of this. I just wish we could listen to him in a more traditional podcast with fewer guests and more order.

I found the other guests were good. Dino seemed especially cool. I enjoyed Pope’s bumbling attempt to exclusively reveal his Rock Band track list, which turned into a podcast-long joke.

Despite the madness, the crew had an extraordinary show and pumped out the most interesting E3 content I saw on the web. 

   
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#6  Edited By seanvail99
@agentboolen said:
"...I guess what I'm saying is try eating a burger drunk off your ass and you'll think you have eaten the best. "
 
Truer word have never been spoken. This applies to nearly all types of food.
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#7  Edited By seanvail99

I think the coolest addition this year is that they're adding the full CHL licensed teams and rosters (OHL, WHL, QMJHL). Coming from an OHL town where we care about junior hockey, this is going to be great. Adds a lot more depth and makes the career modes much more interesting.

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#8  Edited By seanvail99

The new slim xbox 360 has a kensington lock slot on it. The Microsoft guy who was showing it off to the GB guys noted it was specifically for college students concerned with theft. So problem solved. Just buy a new console! ;)

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#9  Edited By seanvail99

 I should not be having problems with   Stovepipe Hat Attack but I am... What am I missing?  

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I should not be having problems with   Stovepipe Hat Attack but I am...