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Aaaaand... It's been ganked.
     
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Apr 5, 2012, 02:38 PM
 
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Apr 5, 2012, 03:20 PM
 
Game On. Last show's on Sunday.
     
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Apr 5, 2012, 03:33 PM
 
I was not impressed with Game On. I think I withstood five minutes.
     
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Apr 5, 2012, 06:42 PM
 
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Apr 5, 2012, 06:53 PM
 
From what I can gather, Leo's being a pretty huge douche.

On Sunday he mentioned the show wasn't doing as well as it needed to, but it was getting six more episodes.

On Wednesday it's cancelled.

The only explanation I've heard was they played Cards Against Humanity on the LAN party, and it got out of hand (complaints from viewers).

I feel extra bad for Glenn. I really liked the LAN party.
     
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Apr 6, 2012, 05:01 AM
 
Justin Robert Young confirmed it was a money vs. numbers thing.

Leo also talked about "cutting back" because of an expenditure vs. revenue issue on the stream Wednesday.
     
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Apr 6, 2012, 11:11 AM
 
I think Jacksonfly didn't help. Leo seemed really pissed.
     
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Apr 6, 2012, 11:22 AM
 
What is a jacksonfly?

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Apr 6, 2012, 11:36 AM
 
Someone who when he visits TWiT for the first time, gets everyone fired. He was the most drunk and suggested the dirty card game.

Also, Justin Jackson, Dr. Kiki's co-host for This Week in Science, which isn't an official TWiT show, but gets recorded on TWiT. They have a few shows like this where someone borrows a technical director and the multiple Skype channels.
     
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Apr 6, 2012, 11:50 AM
 
Here's Leo getting pissed:

Justin.tv - TWiT Live -. Start at 18:38:00

And here's what he's pissed about:

Justin.tv - TWiT Live -. Start at 82:12:00

I haven't watched much of the second, but I assume it's NSFW. Also, if I'm reading the timecode right, they play for a couple hours, so get popcorn first.

They're both flash only. Which is obnoxious.
     
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Apr 6, 2012, 12:08 PM
 
I was hoping for something more like brundlefly.

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Apr 6, 2012, 12:10 PM
 
He sorta looks like Jeff Goldblum. Does that help?
     
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Apr 6, 2012, 12:14 PM
 
In fact, now that you mention it, I wouldn't be surprised if that was one of the reasons he picked the nick.
     
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Apr 6, 2012, 01:56 PM
 
Is it just me or would Brundlefly make a killer TWIT guest.

He'd probably have more interesting things to say than Dvorak.

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Apr 6, 2012, 04:33 PM
 
Spoiler from the LAN party card game:

Question:
Why am I sticky?

Possible answers:
Boogers
Date rape
Embryonic stem cells
Pot cheese
The miracle of childbirth
Jerking off into a pool of children's tears

Survey says:
Date rape
     
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Apr 7, 2012, 07:41 PM
 
Needleman
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Apr 8, 2012, 03:06 PM
 
Topolsky bailed, to be replaced with Ahktar.

That kinda sucks.
     
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Apr 8, 2012, 03:11 PM
 
That does suck.

Vergecast >>> TWIT

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Apr 8, 2012, 03:19 PM
 
Considering how talented Topolsky is, I almost think that's an unfair comparison. He's an order of magnitude more versatile than Leo.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 10:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Game On. Last show's on Sunday.
I suddenly realized its been on 3 months. Didn't feel that long.

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From what I can gather, Leo's being a pretty huge douche.

On Sunday he mentioned the show wasn't doing as well as it needed to, but it was getting six more episodes.

On Wednesday it's cancelled.

The only explanation I've heard was they played Cards Against Humanity on the LAN party, and it got out of hand (complaints from viewers).

I feel extra bad for Glenn. I really liked the LAN party.
You've become TWiT gawker.

Show probably wouldn't have pulled through, but this still feels like a quick pull on the plug.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 10:49 AM
 
As in train wreck or Nick Denton?
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 10:54 AM
 
You report on all the drama.

I guess the more correct site would be valleywag.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 11:25 AM
 
And I'm sure like Nick I get stuff wrong.

For instance, It doesn't actually look like anyone actually got fired. Glenn was still hosting the LAN party and they claimed they want to keep doing them every now and again with him as host.

As for Game On getting cancelled, Leo made a pointed yet (IMO) fair argument that Veronica has 1,000,000 twitter followers and the show was getting 25,000 downloads, the obvious subtext being she wasn't pulling in viewers commensurate with her salary.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 11:26 AM
 
Yeah, I thought of her first because I remember it being portrayed as a big coup that they pulled her in.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 11:31 AM
 
Leo kept on saying "Veronica has an agent, which should tell you all you need to know".
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 11:48 AM
 
Hmmph.

Leo's claiming if the show reaches 50K downloads he'll bring it back.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 11:50 AM
 
Yeah, for another month.

I wouldn't be surprised if Veronica was the type of person who would walk away rather than deal with the ever looming threat of cancellation.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 11:59 AM
 
Agreed.

I imagine they had to have discussed people taking pay-cuts until the show got an advertiser, and someone had to have said "no". I don't see that being Shwood or OMGChad.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 12:06 PM
 
Does the show still feel like it's targeted at 15 year olds or did they "mature" it up?

Because I watched two episodes and they were terrible.

I miss CO-OP. That was a gaming show that didn't dumb it down. Adults talking to other adults like adults about video games. Crazy concept, I know.

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Apr 9, 2012, 12:18 PM
 
Game On's problem always struck me as it being Leo's take on what a gaming show should be. Overly produced and 10 years out of style. Right down to the TechTV guy voiceover.
     
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Apr 9, 2012, 12:27 PM
 
Yeah, seriously. Just get 3 or 4 smart/interesting people and let them sit around talking about games for an hour a week. Drop the lame gimmicks.

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Apr 9, 2012, 12:44 PM
 
I get the feeling the talking head market's pretty saturated.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 11:26 AM
 
Heh, they had a pretty clever end of the show.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 11:33 AM
 
I wanted to say something, but felt I should keep quiet.

That character has definitely made the "it's so bad it comes back around the other side as good" trip.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 11:49 AM
 
It's the Dallas reference. It's so dated and vague I can't help but appreciate it.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 12:00 PM
 
You know, I didn't even pick that up.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 12:01 PM
 
You suck.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 12:04 PM
 
What's your point?
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 12:07 PM
 
I don't know. It's like my personal version of "Serenity now!"
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 12:27 PM
 
I'm glad I Googled that before making a Firefly joke.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 12:50 PM
 
Firefly was a joke.
     
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Apr 10, 2012, 05:19 PM
 
Compared to what, Dollhouse?
     
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Apr 15, 2012, 04:06 PM
 
Dvorak
O'Dell
Ratcliff

Last minute addition: Ballecer
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Apr 15, 2012, 05:39 PM
 
There was some sort of hostage situation at the old TWiT studio. Ratcliff happened to be walking by and took photos.

     
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Apr 15, 2012, 05:58 PM
 
Looks like it was next door where there's a divorce lawyer. Guy shot his wife and then shot himself. Wife is still alive as of the last report.
     
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Apr 16, 2012, 06:07 PM
 
Couple dead in Petaluma shooting | PressDemocrat.com

Sadly, the wife didn't survive.

This was at 10 Keller street and the old studio was at 8 Keller street.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 09:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Dvorak
O'Dell
Ratcliff

Last minute addition: Ballecer
Once again, O'Dell with Dvorak.
     
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Apr 17, 2012, 12:59 PM
 
A whole mess of boobs, basically.
     
 
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