I will sum up what idle thumbs has meant to me despite having been aware of it for 5 weeks.
Being a douche bag or Faulknerian man-boy is not a prerequisite for liking games.
I was at the brutal legend midnight sale and the number of backward hats and 30 year Olds with the latest pokedex memorized brought me to despair. On top of that no one in the crowd had even heard of any of the classic schafer games (except for one girl in a Jack skellington hoodie who said grim Fandango sounded familiar). I felt very old and very defeated. Is this my tribe, are these the people I share a common thread with? Maybe it's time to hang it up. I trolled the guts of the interweave looking for the gaming podcast intro that would speak to me, all I got was chug-a-wugga guitars, bad electronica, public domain record scratching to a halt and announced sarcasm (which defeats the whole point of sarcasm).
Then, harpsichord, video games video games video games. Probably all about video games.
That cast, followed by the forums, let m e know I'm not the only one who sees how retarded/awesome, video games are. And you can hold both ideas in your head and in your discussion at the same time. (Add several exclamation points for emphasis). For the first time in a long while I want to hear what other people have to say about video games without dreading how shallow their analysis will be. Thanks for the 'casts, thanks for the memes, thanks for the nearly 100 hours of listening pleasure. Nick sign only non-disclosure agreements which exclude idle thumbs, fuck you anyways j/k (not really). Best of luck on fallout 6. Chris all theyour songs are gems I'm really glad you only wrote them when you felt it. See you gdc 2016 godfather keynote. Jake thanks for helping to steal the gold rings off of the steaming corpse pile known as lucasarts. Best of luck on full throttle 2. All j/king aside great job guys it may have been a happy accident but you put out something really terrific that's made at least one grumpy old 20 something want to game again.
-— brought to you by gojeffygo, his MyTouch, #50, wistfulblness, and artesian microbrews (fucking snob)