After an exhaustive search that spanned multiple continents and an interview process that involved chainsaw-filled cage matches and a perilous journey through shark-infested jungles, we found our man from the depths of the Interwebs and his name is Dylan Collins. Dylan “Not-Tim-Spaeth” Collins joins Chi Kong Lui, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Brad Gallaway for the first time in his inaugural audition episode that kicks off a new era of the GC Podcast.

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Pesto
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Pesto
4 years 4 months ago

Just catching up with this podcast now, and popping in to say well done to all – for me it was a fairly seamless transition from the Tim era. Engaging topics and an entertaining host. Well done to DYlan in particular – the Bruce intro made me laugh out loud. Looking forward to more.

KCalder
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KCalder
4 years 4 months ago
I buckled down and finished Morrowind’s main quest last September, after having come back to the game many times. And I’m telling you, it’s the best thing Bethesda has ever made. If you played plenty of Morrowind you know how rich the history is. But the amazing thing is that after dicking around for years with the game, you’ll be pretty sure that: A) you’ve seen all the game assets on Vvardenfell just by wandering around. You might even have been beyond the Ghostfence and seen some messed up shit there. B) you fully understand the boring, dry history of… Read more »
Scheris
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Scheris
4 years 4 months ago

Great job, Dylan!! It’s awesome to hear you on such a great project! I know that you will bring some awesome things to this, and am excited to hear future episodes! 🙂

Dylan Collins
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Dylan Collins
4 years 4 months ago
Thanks for the comments, guys. I thought I’d drop by and respond to a bunch of the comments in one post. I really appreciate the mostly positive response to my hosting abilities. I was a little uncomfortable stepping into the cannibalistic shoes of such a fantastic host. @crappymeatplow: not to my knowledge. I feel like that is something I would remember. @tslog: That’s a good idea. I’ll give a little backstory on the next episode. I am going to leave out my experiences as a male gigolo in Guam, though. That’s for the book. @Bornie: I have listened to a… Read more »
Mike Bracken
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Mike Bracken
4 years 4 months ago

I haven’t played NeverDead, but from what I’ve seen and heard, it has nothing at all in common with Highlander other than the character being immortal.

I don’t think it’s anything like what I was talking about at all.

Zolbrod
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Zolbrod
4 years 4 months ago

I’m surprised Mike’s proposal of a Highlander game didn’t cause any comments about the recently released Neverdead. It’s pretty much exactly the game Mike described.

Also, it’s apparently absolute and utter shite 😉

Michael "Macstorm" Cunningham
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Michael "Macstorm" Cunningham
4 years 4 months ago

Glad to see the podcast staying strong. The only tip I think I would recommend to Dylan during the adjustment period is to be less of a fan and more of the team. I’m sure it will take time, but you want to sound like one of the crew, not someone who just won a guest host spot on their favorite show. Love the enthusiasm, so keep at it and you’ll do fine.

Richard Naik
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Richard Naik
4 years 4 months ago

re: Morrowind: The main quest is one of those things I’ve always meant to get back to, but never did. Combine that with the fear of getting sucked in again, and its put me off. Maybe one day though.

re: Dylan: Nope, none of us knew him beforehand. I think we really lucked out here.

Steve
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Steve
4 years 4 months ago

in that case it was a super impressive first show eveyone. Well done Dylan. Looking forward to the next one!

paynemeister
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paynemeister
4 years 4 months ago
[quote=Mike Bracken]None of us knew Dylan before he applied — and the recording was the first time any of us (as far as I know) ever actually “spoke” with him outside of a few emails. [/quote] If thats the case I think thats pretty impressive, whilst it was a little awkward, and understandably so, it sure didn’t seem like the pod was being hoested by a stranger. I thought Dylan did a decent job. I especially liked the “Bruce” intros. Will there be other auditions? Or was this a specific try out for Dylan? It would be cool if you… Read more »
mr.pants
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mr.pants
4 years 4 months ago

Dylan you did a very good job once you got into the flow of things I’m sure you’ll continue doing a good job in the future the only thing I would say is maybe look into a new mic. Blue makes a 50 dollar mic I think it’s called the snowball it’s great for podcasts and would be the only thing I can think to tell you to improve your performance so far.

Mike Bracken
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Mike Bracken
4 years 4 months ago

None of us knew Dylan before he applied — and the recording was the first time any of us (as far as I know) ever actually “spoke” with him outside of a few emails.

Chris Johnson
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4 years 4 months ago
Clearly there will be fits and starts, but I was pleased! nice work Dylan. I agree, a bit of backstory would help me get invested in some of the newly introduced characters in this ongoing simulation 🙂 PS – Richard, really the main quest in Morrowind is actually quite good IMO, much better than Oblivion/Skyrim. I put it off myself as well, but returned to it a few years back and was really surprised – it’s actually one of my favorite TES questlines all told (but then, Morrowind is so damn good, it’s not surprising really)You really ought to go… Read more »
Bornie
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Bornie
4 years 4 months ago
I wish I never have to deal with something as difficult as taking the role of someone so special as Tim… That being said, Dylan has done a great work, and I think he will improve in future episodes… It has been just his first show! I did not think that the first show after Tim could sound so natural, and actually some credit has to be given to Mike, Richard, Brad and Chi, who have made things even easier for Dylan. Did everyone of you guys know Dylan before recording this podcast? PS: Anyway, Tim will always be in… Read more »
tslog
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tslog
4 years 4 months ago
Very well done Dylan. You fitted in and got into the flow of podcast hosting nicely. I think that some Dylan Collins backstory for the next podcast would help the audience get to know you better. On a general note, ( except specialized shows like Cane and Rinse ) all gaming podcasts should have a ‘ what you’ve been playing ‘ segment on EVERY SHOW. Its what almost all listeners want the most. Its what we’re doing, its what we’re most excited about and its what’s most currently relevant to gamers. The audience and myself love hearing/sharing my gaming experience… Read more »
Crappymeatplow
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Crappymeatplow
4 years 4 months ago

I just wanna know if Dylan ever dips his toes in a little ass?

aHei
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aHei
4 years 4 months ago

Good job Dylan!

aHei
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aHei
4 years 4 months ago

Admit it: You only took him in because of his cool sounding name, hahaha. Just kidding. Downloading and transferring to my sony walkman (yes doing some advertisement too). Can’t wait!

Eric Bowman
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Eric Bowman
4 years 4 months ago

Congrats, Dylan!

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