EDIT: Beaten. A lot.
Originally Posted by Belfast
Shane is now a meme.
You can tell us what it is that you really miss.
Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter
Lets be honest. None of us care about video games anymore. Shane's presence on theweekly 1up podcast was us living our child like exuberence for video gaming vicariously through him, and now that that is gone we have nothing. The passion is gone. A new prince of Persia? Wow thanks who gives a fuck? Need for Spped and Tony Hawks pro rider no thanks you. Lets just realize this now.
Edit: Missed this. :lol
Originally Posted by Rlan
I hear he works out.
I was trying to hint at that in the "does Sega hate money" thread without name dropping Shane. But since this whole thread is about Shane I'll mention it here.
As for gaming, it does seem like fewer people post in the Listen Up and Co-op threads than the old 1upYours and 1upShow threads. Just an observation. I myself didn't start watching co-op until recently, and have since caught up on all the videos. Those guys are still doing good work and I just got done listening to this week's Listen Up, it's also still an entertaining podcast.
Is it just that people are watching/listening to these shows but not talking about them as much, has there been a real drop off in viewer numbers amonst the GAF audience or has there been no significant drop off and it's all in my head?
Originally Posted by Bootaaay
I never listened to a 1up podcast - why does all of GAF have a man-crush on this Shane guy?
Because GAF likes to worship and hype up all things that are wrong in the industry.
This is why more people were posting in the 1up podcasts threads when Shane was on, he was a controversial character, I think people forget how many long drawn out arguments there was about his obvious like for Sony in many of the old 1up threads, not I that I cared.
Originally Posted by MWS Natural
After the last couple of cutbacks Sony couldn't keep Shane on the payroll any longer.
Originally Posted by OnPoint
Didn't know Shane died. GAF exclusive.
Btw-has anyone ever noticed that with all the blackheads he has on his face he could pass for StarBucks twin brother? Bwahaha.:lol
He was the General of the Sony Defence Force before being let go, after which he was hired by a Private Military Company, which is ironically currently working for Microsoft (according to the last 1up podcast).
Originally Posted by DMeisterJ
Who is 'Shane' and why should I care?
I've always listened to IGN podcasts, and never really liked 1up (the site or podcasts).
Shane Bettenhausen came to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and he's got a fresh supply of Hubba Bubba.
Shane Bettenhausen was born in Vault 101
Shane Bettenhausen has a 9 slot inventory
Shane Bettenhausen introduced Need for Speed to Facebook
Originally Posted by snap0212