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6 hours ago, deerokus said:

There's a couple of good new t-shirts. Unfortunately, thanks to trump, the import tariffs will kill your wallet. 

 

Yeah, I got stung for another £11 on delivery of mine, which almost wiped out the sub store credit.

 

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On 15/07/2018 at 23:08, deerokus said:

Drew's patreon continues to bleed backing. 

 

https://graphtreon.com/creator/clothmap

 

Less than $12k a month isn't that much of an income at all in San Francisco, insanely*, and that's before all his costs and stuff. 

 

*I read some study that said 110k a year was the bare minimum just to live comfortably. 

 

He can move.

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I'm realllly struggling with the new Giant Bomb stuff at the moment. There just doesn't seem to be anything interesting to me coming out in the last while.

 

There's also no real current series they've got going that's interesting to me. Last thing I properly liked was the Sunshine series. Watched XCom for a while but tuned out a few weeks ago - it's just boring now. Tried the Garfield stream and Ben turned me off instantly. Couldn't stomach it. UPF is a humourless vaccum and the East Coast stuff recently on a Friday night has been pretty crap. That No Man's Sky stream was unwatchable.

 

Pretty much the only thing I'm checking out now is the Beastcast and that's got a free version. Can see my subscription running out and just not renewing after, which is a shame :(

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The only time Abbey seems really engaged on the Beastcast is when they're talking about bodily functions or private parts. She pretty much admitted as much on this week's show. It's fucking weird. Did she grow up in a convent or something?

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7 minutes ago, Trumpets said:

The only time Abbey seems really engaged on the Beastcast is when they're talking about bodily functions or private parts. She pretty much admitted as much on this week's show. It's fucking weird. Did she grow up in a convent or something?

 

Yeah and the only gaming stuff she seems to know about is Nancy Drew games, which I've got no interest in whatsoever.

 

Think I'm also going to start turning off the Beastcast when they get to emails - the amount of fucking cringe that gets read out is unreal at times. Hate to think what's been left on the cutting room floor.

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I've cancelled my GB subscription although it doesn't actually expire until November. The last video series I enjoyed was Mario Sunshine and none of the recent videos or streams interest me at all. Maybe I'm just aging out of their content but I get all I need from the GB team from the podcasts so I'm not losing anything by no longer having access to their premium videos.

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Just now, ryodi said:

I've cancelled my GB subscription although it doesn't actually expire until November. The last video series I enjoyed was Mario Sunshine and none of the recent videos or streams interest me at all. Maybe I'm just aging out of their content but I get all I need from the GB team from the podcasts so I'm not losing anything by no longer having access to their premium videos.

 

I was wondering the same but I frequently go back to their old stuff when I'm bored. It sounds a bit awful as I'm sure Ben is probably a nice person but I really wish he'd go somewhere else :(

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They’ve been talking about playing GTA V a lot on the Beastcast recently, are they doing something with that?

 

I let my sub lapse a few months back and haven’t missed it at all. The only thing I had any interest in watching was the Mario Aces play date, but there’s no way I could justify paying to watch it. 

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The problem with GB playing online games is they always seem go into them cold. No research whatsoever. That gives the potential for hilarity but more often just lets them complain about things they don't know.

 

That NMS stream was fucking terrible.

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Ben is just a vacuum. He's got irritating mannerisms, a dreadful sense of humour, isn't blessed with a good voice and thus just tends to undermine everything he's involved with. Unfortunately he's also taken on the old Klepek role of 'appear in everything', only more so because it appears that Ben doesn't actually do anything. At least Klepek occasionally was busy pretending to be a journalist. Ben's a really bad presence in everything, which seems to make him uniquely unqualified for the job. You can only assume he's got the job because Jeff bizarrely likes him and presumably because he's cheap.

 

I don't listen to the Beastcast anymore as I only really like Vinny and Alex (I find Dan's schtick incredibly tiresome) but I can't imagine Abby brings much to it. I don't mind Abby, certainly compared to Ben, but I do feel like she's only tangentially interested in games and would run out the door instantly if someone gave her a job in comedy (which is unfortunate because she's not that funny and improv is a dreadful art form).

 

Giantbomb really does feel like it's running out of steam.

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Think Dan is my favourite, at least when he's leading the way in a video or when a series was his idea. MG Scanlon was brilliant, as was Sunshine. I wish they'd continued with "Bring your B Game" too as that seemed good from what I watched.

 

But lately... Oof. There's just nothing exciting at all. Looking forward to the Mass Effect playthrough but is it just going to be Abby & Alex in the videos? I hope Dan and Vinny are also involved.

 

Abby seems a strange one, in that she really doesn't know much at all about games. Like if they wanted to be more diverse by hiring a woman, they could have picked someone who can relate to what's being talked about. But I dunno, that's just my opinion. The Dream Daddy being included in the top 10 GOTY and the discussions leading up to it still gives me nightmares.

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Vinny and Alex doing Mass Effect should be great!

 

I still enjoy GB content so I guess I'm weird - but after all this time I still can't stand Ben. Yes, he's ruined Demo Derby. Ranking of Fighters is now also unwatchable. That Garfield stream would have been great without him. He seems like a nice guy, but can't they find him a job behind the camera? 

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17 hours ago, Flub said:

The problem with GB playing online games is they always seem go into them cold. No research whatsoever. That gives the potential for hilarity but more often just lets them complain about things they don't know.

 

That NMS stream was fucking terrible.

 

Pretty sure a large of part of that is due to the game being kinda shit to watch. Also, having Ben involved means it's automatically going to be a shit stream.

 

Definitely going to let my GB Premium subscription lapse, but for now, I'm happily watching lots of their old content.

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