Thursday Night Throwdown 5/20: Split/Second

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Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

 Oh my god! Someone has cut the brakes on Thursday Night Throwdown, and now we couldn't stop it if we wanted to! 

But we don't want to. 

No, the online multiplayer mayhem will continue unabated this week as we strap in for some seriously absurd car-nage [EDITOR'S NOTE: ugh.] in Split/Second for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. If you like car crashes and incredibly unnecessary collateral damage.. well, first off, congratulations, you've got impeccable taste and you're awesome. But also, consider yourself personally invited to come do some damage with us!  
 
To RSVP to our car-crashing party--which, I swear, isn't going to devolve into a David Cronenberg movie--just send a friend request to GBTNT on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. If you'd rather just watch, that's cool too! Whatever gets you there, man. We'll have a live video stream to follow the action, as well as a chat room full of like-minded hooligans, and we'll be taking your questions and comments on the air.  
 
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who joined us for all the fiery-bus-flinging fun. If you missed it, you can check out the archived version below.
     
    

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#1 Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

 Oh my god! Someone has cut the brakes on Thursday Night Throwdown, and now we couldn't stop it if we wanted to! 

But we don't want to. 

No, the online multiplayer mayhem will continue unabated this week as we strap in for some seriously absurd car-nage [EDITOR'S NOTE: ugh.] in Split/Second for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. If you like car crashes and incredibly unnecessary collateral damage.. well, first off, congratulations, you've got impeccable taste and you're awesome. But also, consider yourself personally invited to come do some damage with us!  
 
To RSVP to our car-crashing party--which, I swear, isn't going to devolve into a David Cronenberg movie--just send a friend request to GBTNT on either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. If you'd rather just watch, that's cool too! Whatever gets you there, man. We'll have a live video stream to follow the action, as well as a chat room full of like-minded hooligans, and we'll be taking your questions and comments on the air.  
 
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who joined us for all the fiery-bus-flinging fun. If you missed it, you can check out the archived version below.
     
    

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#2 Posted by Tordah (2584 posts) -

Nice!

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#3 Posted by TheMasterDS (2955 posts) -

So @000 then on Friday? Fantastic.

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#4 Posted by JJOR64 (19692 posts) -

This will be fun to watch.       :)

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#5 Posted by hejklyscha (36 posts) -

@_000 rather

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#6 Posted by elko84 (1360 posts) -

Sweet I might be in on this action

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#7 Edited by Lazyaza (2511 posts) -

I'll be buying the PC version of Splt Second tomorrow but I cant wait to watch you guys go nuts with it in TNT.   :D

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#8 Posted by MachoFantastico (6528 posts) -

Damn time differences, but if their doing Split/Second for TNT I hope that don't mean no Blur TNT. I think that would be amazingly awesome. Having said that, there needs to be a Red Dead Redemption TNT.  
 
So many TNT's!

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#9 Edited by Kibblez (774 posts) -

Just a suggestion Ryan, but maybe you should just post the times for all the other time zones besides just your own. Seeing as how TNT is at the same time every week, it..yknow....makes sense. and avoids people bitching and moaning about what time it will be for them (though probably not)

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#10 Posted by Rhaknar (6300 posts) -
@TrueEnglishGent said:
" Damn time differences, but if their doing Split/Second for TNT I hope that don't mean no Blur TNT. I think that would be amazingly awesome. Having said that, there needs to be a Red Dead Redemption TNT.   So many TNT's! "
blur is out next week not this one
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#11 Posted by Term (86 posts) -
@Kibblez said:
" Just a suggestion Ryan, but maybe you should just post the times for all the other time zones besides just your own. Seeing as how TNT is at the same time every week, it..yknow....makes sense. and avoids people bitching and moaning about what time it will be for them (though probably not) "
That would be pretty impractical, considering how many international visitors this site has.
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#12 Posted by TheDoorman (571 posts) -

wheres the link to there stream

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#13 Edited by Lazyaza (2511 posts) -
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#14 Posted by natetodamax (19467 posts) -
@TheDoorman said:
" wheres the link to there stream "
Their.
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#15 Posted by Kibblez (774 posts) -
@Term said:
" @Kibblez said:
" Just a suggestion Ryan, but maybe you should just post the times for all the other time zones besides just your own. Seeing as how TNT is at the same time every week, it..yknow....makes sense. and avoids people bitching and moaning about what time it will be for them (though probably not) "
That would be pretty impractical, considering how many international visitors this site has. "
Would it really though? copy and pasting a few extra times zones is hardly difficult.
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#16 Posted by Term (86 posts) -
@Kibblez:  I guess they could make up an image with a list or something, but just straight posting them in the body of the article would be pretty cluttered. Just adding a few of the 24 different time zones wouldn't really help any, since you'd be leaving people out that way.
 
Besides, like you said, this happens the same time every week. They only really have to look up what time it is to them the one time and write it down or something if they can't remember it.
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#17 Posted by random_guy23 (310 posts) -

Split/Second? Awesome. I've got both Skate 3 and Split/Second coming in the mail, and those games are both of the games they did TNT's for recently. They have to do a Battlefield Bad Company 2 TNT tho. that would be awesome.

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#18 Posted by Llama (168 posts) -

What no PC love? I'm playing it on PC right now and it looks f'ing gorgeous.

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#19 Posted by phrosnite (3519 posts) -

Oh man... I have to wait until 2:00 a.m. and will there be a PC game on TNT besides Starcraft 2?

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#20 Posted by JeevesPleez (374 posts) -

Excellent use of lmgtfy.com, Mr. Davis.

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#21 Edited by JokerSmilez (1376 posts) -
@Kibblez said:

" Just a suggestion Ryan, but maybe you should just post the times for all the other time zones besides just your own. Seeing as how TNT is at the same time every week, it..yknow....makes sense. and avoids people bitching and moaning about what time it will be for them (though probably not) "

a) if they're too dumb to click the damn link Ryan provided, then they aren't really invited to watch the TNT anyway
b) since it has been at the same time every week for a month now, if people haven't figured it out, they are also too dumb to watch
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#22 Posted by citizenkane (10887 posts) -

I wish I could join, but Red Dead Redemption game to me through GameFly before Split/Second.

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#23 Posted by trace (3741 posts) -

I'm all friended up with GBTNT and ready for tonight's action. Hopefully I'm able to take part in a race or two!

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#24 Posted by EternalMesh (100 posts) -

Throwin in my votes. Uncharted 2 and Red Dead Redemption need some TNT'S

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#25 Posted by Roger_Klotz (834 posts) -

Awesome, this will be fun to watch. I'm very curious about this game and had a lot of fun playing the demo. 

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#26 Posted by Rhaknar (6300 posts) -
@EternalMesh said:
" Throwin in my votes. Uncharted 2 and Red Dead Redemption need some TNT'S "
there are too many new games coming out to have a uncharted 2 TNT, for now at least. 
 
Blur and UFC 2010 next week, then we have E4 mid june, Transformers War For Cybertron in late june after E3, the SSF4 tournament mode dlc comes out late june aswell which they said they wanted to do a TNT for, etc
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#27 Posted by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -

Gah, if I didn't have an exam I'd be all over this.

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#28 Posted by EgoCheck616 (820 posts) -

MUST pick up this game before my brain melts from awesomeness. Unfortunately RDR (PS3 ver) has me drooling all over my shirts.

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#29 Posted by Shimakaze (177 posts) -

Would have made slightly more sense to write the times in UTC as well I guess... Then people could just add their own time zone modifier to it rather then having to look up what PDT is first. If anyone's wondering, PDT is currently -7 hours and UTC for that time is is  23:00 / 11P.

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#30 Posted by Daveyo520 (7764 posts) -

Wow, the banner just got a whole lot fancier.

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#31 Posted by sin13 (275 posts) -

Friend request sent on xbox live. I'll try to be there tonight to blow stuff up.

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#32 Edited by DjRich (131 posts) -

For anyone in the east. It's 7pm :D
 
edit: Northeast USA I mean, sorry

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#33 Posted by ISmoochyI (281 posts) -

looking forward to watching...next week y'all should play Red Dead Redemption! :D

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#34 Posted by Animasta (14911 posts) -

hey the first TNT that I'm actually interested in! I'm psyched; I like arcade racing games :D

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#35 Posted by TigerDX (439 posts) -

And for all my progressive dogs on Internet time, that's @000.beats.

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#36 Posted by zudthespud (3325 posts) -

I'm thinking I could just watch this, see all the awesome explosions and not have to buy the game.

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#37 Posted by nkornek (140 posts) -

Why must I work every thursday night!

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#38 Posted by Damian (1521 posts) -
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#39 Posted by regnits (42 posts) -

Sux not to be in the US midnight start time here and work in the morning :(

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#40 Posted by atheistium (421 posts) -

I sent a request to play on the xbox 360 version! Can't freaking wait~

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#41 Posted by JoelTGM (5784 posts) -

I hope the footage is saved so I can watch it later.

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#42 Posted by champpain (3 posts) -

why do they have to use ustream when justintv is better

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#43 Posted by swamplord666 (1816 posts) -

i'm sad it's a thursday night :( only get split second on friday

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#44 Posted by Milkman (19027 posts) -
@champpain said:
" why do they have to use ustream when justintv is better "
Justin TV has some really obnoxious ads.
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#45 Posted by Majkiboy (1067 posts) -

Only problem I got with the timezone issue is that .. the "Let me google it for you site" is not telling me what the Pacific Daylight Time actually is, there is nothing named that. There is Pacific Time and lots of other similar things. But how am I supposed to know which one is the correct one? I dunno, so I gambled and picked on of em, according to that.. the show is up at 01:00

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#46 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6651 posts) -

I was hoping for Red Dead, but I really want to see this game in action so I really couldn't care less.

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#47 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4714 posts) -

huck.... huckabees? what?

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#48 Posted by Dany (8018 posts) -
@LordXavierBritish said:
"

I was hoping for Red Dead, but I really want to see this game in action so I really couldn't care less.

"
maybe next week so more folks can get it
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#49 Posted by Xeiphyer (5876 posts) -
@Majkiboy: It starts a little under one hours from right now. =P I believe Pacific Daylight Time is GMT -07, it might be -06 during daylight savings, I can never remember DST. Also you could always google PDT and find out.
 
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On topic: I don't have Split/Second, but this should be a very entertaining TNT! I hope next week is RDR, I would love to get some of that going on.
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#50 Posted by Leptok (982 posts) -

When the hell are they going to do a PC game?

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