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Unprofessional Fridays: 01/04/2019

Ben's on the hunt, Rorie's controlling presidents, and you can call him Mister Jeff.

The end of the week is here! You made it! Let's sit back, relax, and close the week out in style with some video games.

Jan. 4 2019

Cast: Jeff, Ben, Matt

Posted by: Jason

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Oh Mister! It's Garfield Time!

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Stream started strong, but man I just don't have it in me to watch bad old games anymore. Once in a while for like a little bit it's a fun goof, but even when I was a young kid these games weren't great, and now they haven't aged gracefully either. Jeff loves the oldies but at some point I just don't know, I don't see the value in looking at a bunch of stuff that rivals Steams recent releases in quality.

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This is seriously the team with the best chemistry on the site right now

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Ni no Kuni II! Nice pick, Rorie! This was my GOTY for 2018.

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jeff is my spirit animal , this mister project seems fascinating...

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Ni no Kuni does look nice graphically. Wish it was on Switch since I cannot play a 50 hour game on TVs anymore. Growing old and all.

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@humanity said:

Humanity

Stream started strong, but man I just don't have it in me to watch bad old games anymore. Once in a while for like a little bit it's a fun goof, but even when I was a young kid these games weren't great, and now they haven't aged gracefully either. Jeff loves the oldies but at some point I just don't know, I don't see the value in looking at a bunch of stuff that rivals Steams recent releases in quality.

Yeah I quit watching once the old games show started up. If that's what the main content on the site is going to be (and today was more really painful to watch Goldeneye from the East Coast) then it makes re-upping my premium hard to justify.

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This stream has a weird audio bug for me from 1:01:20 to 1:03:44. There's a continuous high pitch tone during that time, but only while in full screen. The real odd thing is that the tone persists even if pause the video, but only during that time frame.

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MiSTer is great. Messing around installing old operating systems and getting things working is a good time, but I certainly get it's not for most people.

Relax, GB isn't going to turn into Jeff's Retro Gaming Channel. That's his home stream.

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2019??? Akira???

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@humanity said:

Humanity

Stream started strong, but man I just don't have it in me to watch bad old games anymore. Once in a while for like a little bit it's a fun goof, but even when I was a young kid these games weren't great, and now they haven't aged gracefully either. Jeff loves the oldies but at some point I just don't know, I don't see the value in looking at a bunch of stuff that rivals Steams recent releases in quality.

To each their own, duder. No disrespect. I, personally, love when Jeff breaks out the weird, old, obscure, retro shit. The Old Games Show and Gerstmann Home Games are always a highlight to me just for the knowledge / insight / opinions Jeff brings to all of those games. I probably fell in love with this kinda stuff when Jeff and the crew sat down for Game Room QL's. Dunno about anyone else, but to me - this shit is great. Train-wreck or not!

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I think Matt Rorie watched a different version of Captain Planet than the rest of us. :b

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I think Matt Rorie started this drunk.

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"Half minute hero.......... Why waste time"- Jeff (2019). I haven't laughed that hard at a Giant Bomb one liner in a while

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I miss Brad.

And I'm worried about Brad. Is he really on assignment? Has something bad happened?

Is "assignment" a euphemism?

(great stream all the same)

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Moonstone on the Amiga was fun with multiple players. Always up to see more retro amiga action.

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@baconbutty: I’ just presumed he was still on holiday, or just working on a bigger project from home.

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Tuned into the livestream about half an hour in, looked at who was on it, then tuned out. Didn't seem like the strongest of line-ups but the comments have convinced me to watch it!

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@mcdslps: I find it interesting in moderation. Back when Jeff started doing these I was equally entranced by it and his knowledge of these titles. It almost seems likely that if a game was ever developed pre-1990 then Jeff has had some contact with it. Over time though the interesting games of the past gave way to just looking at anything, and there is no value in checking out how "bad" some of these were. As always GB is mainly about the conversation and gameplay second, so having fun Rorie anecdotes and interesting Jeff quips is definitely a plus, but a whole hour of just bad pixels on the screen is too much for me. Cool that others enjoy it I suppose.

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Just working on my core head muscles this fine Friday.

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doncabesa

@humanity said:

Humanity

Stream started strong, but man I just don't have it in me to watch bad old games anymore. Once in a while for like a little bit it's a fun goof, but even when I was a young kid these games weren't great, and now they haven't aged gracefully either. Jeff loves the oldies but at some point I just don't know, I don't see the value in looking at a bunch of stuff that rivals Steams recent releases in quality.

Yeah I quit watching once the old games show started up. If that's what the main content on the site is going to be (and today was more really painful to watch Goldeneye from the East Coast) then it makes re-upping my premium hard to justify.

Yeah I completely agree with both of you, it gets to a point where it starts to be a little bit too much. Retro games can be fine and interesting, but it has to be in moderation.

But hey, not everything is bad, at least we finally got an UPF without a fighting game or a brawler!

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@humanity said:

Humanity

@mcdslps: I find it interesting in moderation. Back when Jeff started doing these I was equally entranced by it and his knowledge of these titles. It almost seems likely that if a game was ever developed pre-1990 then Jeff has had some contact with it. Over time though the interesting games of the past gave way to just looking at anything, and there is no value in checking out how "bad" some of these were. As always GB is mainly about the conversation and gameplay second, so having fun Rorie anecdotes and interesting Jeff quips is definitely a plus, but a whole hour of just bad pixels on the screen is too much for me. Cool that others enjoy it I suppose.

I feel the same way about all these pixel art games coming out in the last several years. When Fez came out, I looked at it wondered why anyone would want to play a game that looked like that anymore. It just keeps going and it blows my mind that people want to play games that deliberately look old. I went to school for years to study Roman artifacts and I get the same reaction when I see knickknacks in peoples' homes that are new made to look old.

Having said that, that's why I like it when Jeff looks at the old games, because they look old because they are old. They're not going for an aesthetic, they look that way because they've always looked that way.

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What Rorie was using in Ireland was an electric shower. That cable he pulled is the power cable for it. It heats the water as it's used rather than heating a tank of water.

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I played so much Moonstone with friends as a kid. Loved it! Wish they would have tried out Hunter also which is like 3D GTA way before GTA 3.

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@baconbutty said:

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I miss Brad.

And I'm worried about Brad. Is he really on assignment? Has something bad happened?

Is "assignment" a euphemism?

(great stream all the same)

Sorta, Brad's just been pretty sick lately (flu and bronchitis).

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this is very unprofessional just 2 minutes in

Ben I just started doing those calves stretches too! They definitely have helped. I think I need better shoes too.

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If they do, do a dedicated Amiga stream I hope they make another thread to gather submissions since that last thread Jeff made some years ago never went anywhere.

I still have stuff I want to see, none of it may be good but that´s not the point.

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GIVE ME ALL THE OLD GAMES CONTENT

THANK YOU

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Good stream and don't let the same tedious complainers influence your game choices, please and thanks.

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I could, and will, watch Jeff play old ass games all day long.

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those old games were cool. looking forward to a possible "ranking of amiga games".